· Page 1 is the title page. Last page is the reference list. Do not include questions.
· Use scholarly writing with correct spelling and complete sentences. Avoid nursing documentation-style writing. No direct quotes allowed.
· If abbreviations are used, they are introduced and used consistently afterwards
· Format using APA style
· Turnitin guidelines – your goal is <20% matching AND no verbatim sentences/passages. Do not worry about matches of non-content items (title page, headings, etc.)
· Support answers using current, professional/reliable sources – sources should be published within the last 5 years (2015 or later). Paraphrase and cite sources as needed. For any source cited in the text, include full reference in reference list.
· Examples of professional/scientific/published sources: textbooks, journal articles, government/scientific sites
· Journal articles – can be found in BSN library databases, see SPC single-sign on page
· Government sites – e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Allery and Infectious Disease, AIDS.gov, Professional Nursing Organizations (e.g., Oncology Nursing Society), World Health Organization, National Cancer Institute
· Examples of inappropriate sources – should NOT use Wiki anything, WebMD, Medscape, Health system sites (Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic)
Question 1 (approx. 1 page)– Disease process and underlying pathophysiology
· Identify the likely disease process – is pretty self-explanatory
· Explain underlying pathophysiology (evidence to support your interpretation) – underlying cellular/tissue changes that lead to abnormal findings …remember this is a pathophysiology class.
Question 2 (approx. 1 page) – Identify all appropriate NANDA labels, identify #1 priority NANDA label, provide nursing care interventions with rationales
· Identify NANDA labels that apply to the patient based on the manifestations (e.g., pain, respiratory distress, etc.)
· Among the NANDAS, identify the #1 priority NANDA and explain what the nurse should
· Assess/monitor – what should the nurse assess/monitor and provide evidence of the benefit/need
· Do – what actions should the nurse complete to promote improvement and provide evidence of the benefit/need
· Teach – what should the nurse teach the patient/family and evidence of the benefit/need
Question 3 (approx. ½ page)- Medical care and intended impact
· Explain TWO items the nurse should expect to be ordered for the patient and the intended impact of the treatment on the underlying pathophysiology. Be precise and provide specific mechanism of action at the cellular lever (e.g., medication with specific cellular actions)
Question 4 (approx. ½ page) – Choose a disorder from immune system chapters…and discuss impact on population. Give year of information and use most current information available. You will find newer statistics online than in the textbook
· Incidence = number of NEW cases
· Prevalence = number of ALL (new and old) cases
· Cost – can be anything you can find such as hospitalizations, medications, etc. Varies depending on the disease chosen
· Mortality – those who died from a disease
· Morbidity – You may see this term used instead of incidence/prevalence. You’ll have to read carefully to determine if the estimate is for incidence or prevalence. If you already addressed incidence and/or prevalence, morbidity is covered.
· Anything else?
Question 5 (approx. ½ page) – For disease in #3, find EBP recommendations and apply them to nursing
· Find article in a nursing journal or professional nursing organization. To be sure a journal is nursing (and NOT medical/physician), look for some form of the word “nurse” in the journal or organization name. For example, Critical Care Nurse, Oncology Nursing Journal, etc. The biggest mistake students make in this question is they fail to use a nursing source.
· Describe the recommendations and how they should be applied to improve nursing care…in other words; precisely, what should the nurse “do” based on the information to improve care?