HNN 217 Community Nursing Practice
Assessment Task 2
2,000 words, 60% weighting
Purpose of assessment task 2
Registered nurses provide holistic care including preventative care. Through prevention of
exposure to HIV/AIDs, nurses have an important role in reducing the incidence and
prevalence of HIV/AIDs. This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to discuss
nursing care to prevent exposure to HIV/AIDs for at risk populations.
Discuss primary health care nursing roles in prevention of exposure to HIV/AIDS for at
Unit Learning Outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
This assessment task provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the following Unit
Learning outcomes and Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes;
Unit Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the relationship between nursing, the social determinants of health, and
primary health care;
2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the nurse engaged in community health
practice, including education of individuals, families, and carers;
3. Evaluate symptoms, functional status, and risk in the management of individuals,
significant others and communities;
4. Identify participative, evidence-based health promoting interventions for
individuals, families, and carers from diverse backgrounds
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study
related to a discipline or profession
Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform,
motivate and affect change
Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and
Problem-solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined)
This assignment task is to be submitted into the designated assessment dropbox for this
Due date: Friday 17th May– assignment to be submitted no later than 11.59pm.
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Student instructions for assessment task
Review the content and resources you have been provided with in the unit.
Use relevant literature to support your discussion. These references may include relevant
chapters from the list of prescribed and recommended texts for the unit HNN 217 as noted
in the unit guide for T1 2019, and journal articles from peer reviewed journals.
Do not describe the pathophysiology of HIV/AIDS.
Check your assignment against the assignment question and marking rubric prior to
submission to ensure you have addressed all of the requirements.
Front page: to include student name and number, Assignment title and word count.
Adhere to word limit requirements (within 10%). The word count does not include headings,
references page, reference citations and direct quotes.
A reference list should be provided on a separate page headed ‘References’ at the end of the
Do not include a table of contents
Headings are not necessary for this assignment task
Font: 12-point type size. Times or Times New Roman.
Spacing: Double-line spacing (Do not insert extra lines between paragraphs or the references list
Page numbers: Page numbers to be provided on all pages except front page. Place page number in
the top right hand corner
Margins: 2.54 cm at the top, bottom, left-hand, and right-hand sides of the page.
Paragraph indents: Indent the first line of each paragraph (using the tab key or paragraph tool).
Justification of text: All text needs to be aligned to the left, not justified
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Your assignment must contain a purposeful introduction outlining some general
background to the topic, an aim and purpose and themes for discussion (approximately
10% of the word limit).
The body of the assignment will constitute about 80% of the word limit and provide key
arguments supported by literature. The body of the assignment is normally organised in
paragraphs of approximately 150 words with each paragraph focused on explanation of
one idea. There should be a logical progression of ideas as demonstrated by logically linked
arguments/discussion made in each paragraph. Each paragraph should commence with a
topic sentence and end with a link to the next paragraph.
The conclusion paragraph should provide a summation of ideas, draw together the
discussion, present no new material (references are not expected in the conclusion
paragraph) and offer your position drawn from the discussion (approximately 10% of the
HNN 217 Community Nursing Practice