END-OF-SEMESTER TERM PAPER
1) CHOOSE one (1) country from the three below and read the requirements regarding your
assignment. At this time you do not have to inform the professor which country you have
selected; however, you should begin searching for information on your selected country in the
LIST OF SELECTED COUNTRIES
WITH HIGH ADULT AND CHILD MORTALITY RATES
2) WRITE a paper (at least 1500 words) on the country that you selected. THE PAPER IS DUE
AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER PER THE ANNOUNCED DUE DATE. See the Nursing
Student Writing Guidelines Checklist for paper requirements. The paper must address the
following (use the sections below as headings to organize your paper):
Title of Paper (top of page 2, centered)
Country with High Mortality Rates: [Name of Country]
PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] Introduction: [Name of Country] Why selection?
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Location/Geography
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Population
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Government
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Economy
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] State of Health (Diseases/Violence/Accidents)
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Culture/Traditional Medicine
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Healthcare System and Delivery Include:
Governmental health-related agencies and health regulatory organizations. [Level
3] An example is the Ministry of Health and/or other governmental agencies in the country that
Healthcare personnel and hospitals. [Level 3] Total number of nurses and physicians
and/or the number of nurses and physicians per 100,000 population. In addition, the number of
hospitals/hospital beds found in the country.
Nursing education system and accrediting organizations. [Level 3] Number (and
name) of schools that train nurses, if any. Note if nursing schools are accredited or standards
are overseen by a governmental agency.
Nursing associations. [Level 3] (if any). Do internet search. See also module 2 (Sigma
Theta Tau International [STTI] and International Council of Nurses [ICN]) websites for links to
nursing organizations in various countries.
PAPER HEADING: [Level 2] Health Priorities Based on the above information and global
health organizations, including non-governmental organizations, what are the health priorities
for this country? Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] Conclusion: Nursing Implications How can the nursing profession
and nurses working in this country play a part in addressing those priorities? Discuss.
PAPER HEADING: [Level 1] References [top of new page, centered]
To get you started on your paper: ( Needed to be done for an A paper)
a) Do internet and library searches using the name of your selected country and the sections
listed above as “keywords.”
b) Find the official websites of the global organizations/agencies and look up your selected
country for the most current health information and statistics. Begin with the World Health
c) Determine which organizations/agencies (United Nations, non-governmental, nursing) are
active in your selected country.
d) Investigate the situation of nurses and nursing (nursing personnel, nursing organizations/
associations, migration, etc.) in your selected country.
e) Use the above headings in your paper. In-text citations and a reference list MUST be found in
3) In-text citations and a reference list MUST be found in your paper. See the Nursing Student
Writing Guidelines Checklist for APA formatting.