Case Studies For Nurse Practitioner Program

Case Studies For Nurse Practitioner Program

Case Studies For Nurse Practitioner Program

PLEASE complete accurately 2 case studies. Below I have attached the Template, Rubric/Guidelines, an Example Case Study, AND ALSO A template to Plug in the information/rearrange or take out information as needed for the case study. No plagiarism, provided proof of TurnItIn document. No references order than 5 years.


Diagnosis to use

1st Case Study > DIABETES TYPE 2

Differential Diagnosis= Diabetes Type 1 Mellitus & Cushing Syndrome

2nd Case Study > HYPERTENSION

Differential Diagnosis = Congestive Heart failure & Chronic Kidney Disease.


All papers are to be type written, double spaced, with pages numbered. Please write course name and number, your name, and date clearly on materials submitted. Use American Psychological Association (APA) style 6th edition including paper format and references. Points may be deducted for multiple spelling, grammar, format and typing errors.

1.    Subjective (0.5 point)

State the patient’s chief complaint, reason for visit and/or the problem for which the patient sought consultation.

a. All symptoms related to the problem are described using the following cue descriptive categories:

1. Precipitating/alleviating factors (including prescribed and/or self-remedies and their effect on the problem).

2. Associated symptoms

3. Quality of all reported symptoms including the effect on the patient’s lifestyle

4. Temporal factors (date of onset, frequency, duration, sequence of events)

5. Location (localized or generalized? does it radiate?)

6. Sequelae (complications, impact on patient and/or significant other)

7. Severity of the symptoms

b. Past Medical History including immunizations, allergies, accidents, illnesses, operations, hospitalizations. Case Studies For Nurse Practitioner Program

c. Family History includes family members’ health history.

d. Social history to include habits, residence, financial situation, outside assistance, family inter-relationships.

e. Review of Systems relevant to the chief complaint/presenting problem is included. Include pertinent positives and negatives.

2.  Objective (0.5 point)

a. Using inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation, the examiner evaluates all systems associated with the subjective complaint including all systems which may be causing the problem or which will manifest or may potentially manifest complications and records positive and pertinent negative findings

b. Performs appropriate diagnostic studies if equipment is available

c. Records results of pertinent, previously obtained diagnostic studies.

d. Use Handout Guidelines to Physical Examination.

3.  Assessment (1.5 points)

a. Diagnosis/es is (are) derived from the subjective and objective data highlighting the pathophysiology of the case/s.

b. Differential diagnoses are prioritized (minimum of 2)

c. Diagnosis/es come(s) from the medical and/or nursing domain

d. Assessment includes health risks/needs assessment

4.  Plan (1.5 points)

a. Appropriate diagnostic studies with rationale

b. Therapeutic treatment plan with rationale

c. Was this patient appropriate for a nurse practitioner as a provider? Is consultation or collaboration with another health care provider required?

d. Health promotion/disease prevention carried out or planned: education, discussion, handouts given, evidence of patient’s understanding.

e. What community resources are available in the provision of care for this client?

f. Referrals initiated (including to whom the patient is referred to and the purpose)

g. Target dates for re-evaluating the results of the plan and follow up

5.  Other (1 point)

a. Information is typed, double-spaced, 12pt font, and concise (using short paragraphs and phrases)

b. Information is written so that the objective reader can follow the progression of events and information

c. Only standard, accepted medical terminology and abbreviations are used.

d. At least three (3) references from recent professional journal publications are required for each (APA format).  These can include but not limited to medical, research, pharmacological or advanced practice nursing journals.  More than 3 references should be used.

e. Rationales need to include a clear demonstration of the use of evidence-based practice in decision-making.  Risks and benefits as well as how an intervention was determined to be evidence-based will be clear to the reader.

f. Rationales need to include a clear demonstration of the use of evidence-based practice in decision-making.  Risks and benefits as well as how an intervention was determined to be evidence-based will be clear to the reader.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument. Case Studies For Nurse Practitioner Program

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