Nursing Assignment 2



Please read the following articles, then choose between one of the additional articles and complete the following assignment.


As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued the research has shown adjustments in how we behave as health care professionals.  The research has improved our understanding of how the virus behaves and as such, has assisted us with better treatment and care.


This first article written in July reviews the pathophysiology, transmission, diagnosis and treatment for coronavirus.  Within this article you will see that there have been some changes since the article was written with treatment as well as vaccine status.


Please begin by following this link and reading the following article:



Modeling and determining how the virus behaves has become a mechanism to assist with prevention.  This next article gives a visual depiction of virus transmission and also shares how the COVID-19 virus is transmitted. This article is a summary of research and model depicting transmission originally completed in July 2020 by Dr. Jose L. Jimenez, PhD a professor from the University of Colorado- Boulder.  If you are interested in the details of his work, it can be found at:


Since the initial publication of his model and research, his work has been extensively used to demonstrate virus transmission.  This article was chosen as to show how Dr. Jimenez’s model has been used to explain transmission of this virus not just in the US but across the globe, in simple terms.


Please follow this link and read the following article:


Here at Laboure College, we look at these models and the research that is being completed locally and at the national level in order to maximize the safety of the student and staff here at the college.  It is important to insure that the research you look at is peer reviewed.


  1. Please choose one of the following articles, read the article.  Using the article of your choice compare the article to what you see in practice clinically and on campus, what has changed since the pandemic began, and what you feel has influences this.  This compare and contrast should be at minimum two pages, double spaced and 12-font typed. Please identify your resources.
  2. Identify three activities related to the COVID screening/PPE/masks etc that you feel the Laboure Community has done well and three activities that are opportunities for improvement.  Elaborate on both with specific recommendations within the opportunities for improvement.



Mask wearing


N-95 Masks



Symptom Screening



Social Distancing


Under coursework in e-learning in your course there will be an assignment listed where you will be able to upload this assignment if you choose to complete this assignment. If you have completed an Alt. Clinical:  Symptom Screen/PPE on campus, coursework will reflect the date that you completed the assignment on campus.


The link to upload the assignment will be available by Thursday Nov. 4, and the dates if completed on campus will be reflected in coursework by your final exam date.


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