NUR533 ETHICS AND POPULATION HEALTH
M6A1: Culminating Paper: Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities
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Once submitted, your assignment will be evaluated by Turnitin® automatically. You will be able to view an Originality Report within minutes of your first submission that will show how much of your work has been identified as similar to other sources such as websites, textbooks, or other student papers. Use your Originality Report as a learning tool to identify areas of your assignment that you may not have cited appropriately. The overall match can be no higher than 15%, with any one match no higher than 2%. You may resubmit your assignment through this dropbox as many times as you need to check to see if you have made improvements, until the due date of the assignment. However, once you have made your first submission, you will need to wait 24 hours after each subsequent submission to receive a new Originality Report. Plan accordingly as you draft your assignment. Once the due date has passed, your assignment submission will be considered final.
The culminating paper builds on the work you’ve done for the annotated bibliography and will focus on vulnerable populations and health disparities. Your resources for the paper are the peer reviewed literature included in the bibliography, other articles that you may have identified but not included in the bibliography.
Follow these instructionsPreview the document [PDF, file size 184 KB] for writing your M6A1 Culminating Paper: Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities
Use this interactive APA Checklist [PDF file size 1.74 MB] from the OWL to enhance your knowledge of APA formatting guidelines and self-assessment skills. The checklist is interactive and will show you examples of each component of APA with a sample paper. You can check off each item in the list and save the file or just use the checklist as a reminder for yourself. This checklist will help you ensure that your paper meets the APA requirements.
This link from the OWL will give you tips for Paraphrasing and Avoiding Plagiarism (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Familiarize yourself with the Academic Honesty Policy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
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The Online Writing Lab – Grammar Essentials to check your paper for possible errors (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.” Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.” Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”
This assignment will be graded using the Culminating Paper: Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations Grading Rubric located on the Course Rubrics page within the Start Here section of the course. Please review the rubric prior to beginning your work so that you ensure your submission meets the criteria in place for this assignment. This assignment is worth 20% of your final course grade.
Late Assignment Policy: All assignments (e.g. papers, projects, etc.) are expected to be submitted on time. If unplanned or extenuating* circumstances prevent on time submission, then students should follow these guidelines:
Contact your instructor with details about the extenuating circumstances if you are requesting permission to submit late.
If a student submits an assignment late without permission, it will not be graded until the student communicates with the instructor. If there is no communication with the instructor before the assignment grade is due, a grade of zero will be assigned.
The first late submission in the course will be accepted and graded without penalty up to 5 days after the due date. After 5 days of no submission, the instructor may assess a late penalty of 5 percent per day.
All subsequent late assignments may be assessed a late penalty of 5 percent per day, starting on day one. There will be no 5-day grace period.
This policy does not pertain to discussion posts. Please review the course specific discussion rubric for further guidance.
Please note that course structure may result in exceptions to the late policy. In this case, the instructor will either clarify or arrange guidelines for submission of assignments with the student(s).
No work will be accepted after the final day of the term unless an official course extension has been granted. Excelsior College Extension PolicyLinks to an external site.
*Some types of extenuating circumstances that will be considered, if they prevent the student from completing the assignment or assessment on time, are the following:
an illness or injury
a death of a family member or significant other
a significant change in employment or military status
a trauma in the student’s life
a natural disaster Assistance to Students in Disaster and Emergency AreasLinks to an external site.
Please note: What will not be considered are some planned events such as weddings, vacations, etc.
Documentation for in extenuating circumstances may be required.
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