NR519 Applied Nursing Practice across the Health Continuum
Module 6 Assignment
Caring for the Acutely Ill
Acute illness has a sudden onset and short trajectory of symptoms. Nurses play a key role in the restoration of health for individuals who experience acute illness. The purpose of this assessment is to explore the pathophysiology of a selected acute illness and apply the synergy model of patient care to facilitate person-centered restoration of health. Educational, pharmacological, and nutritional strategies to restore health will be analyzed.
A printed version of these assignment guidelines as well as a video overview are available below.
NR519 Module 6 Caring for the Acutely Ill Assignment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)
ePortfolio: This assignment will also be a part of your ePortfolio. Students are encouraged to follow the guidelines for creating the ePortfolio by clicking "ePortfolio" on the course home page.
Course Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will address the following course learning outcomes.
CO 1: Evaluate the impact of physiological, psychological, socioeconomic, and cultural factors on health within a person-centered framework for care (POs 1, 2)
CO 4: Propose person-centered strategies to optimize health outcomes based upon knowledge of pathophysiologic, pharmacologic, and nutritional concepts (PO 5)
CO 5: Develop person-centered, collaborative educational strategies related to the health continuum that promote quality health outcomes. (POs 2, 5)
Suggested Due Date
This assignment has a suggested due date of Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 6.
The final due date is Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 7.
Total Points Possible: 200 Points
Certain groups of people are more susceptible to illness based on different determinants of health. Select one group from the following options: school-age children, college students, adult prisoners, or older adults. Identify one common acute illness experienced by the selected group. For example: URI, meningitis, viral hepatitis or STI, pneumonia, shingles.
Create a 3–5 page paper to address the rubric criteria. Include a minimum of four peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, current within 5 years, to support your writing.
Provide an introduction to the paper.
Identify the selected group and the selected acute illness. Describe the pathophysiology of the selected acute illness and variables that increase susceptibility to the illness within the identified group. Based upon a holistic assessment, explain how physical, psychological, social, and spiritual factors impact response to acute illness and restoration of health.
Apply the synergy model to discuss two patient characteristics that influence the acquisition and trajectory of the selected acute illness. Discuss two nurse characteristics that can promote restoration of health.
Identify educational, pharmacological, and nutritional strategies to address the acute illness and restore health.
Provide a conclusion to the paper.
Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
Sources older than 5 years may not be used without the permission of the class instructor.
Title page, running head, pagination, subheadings, body of paper, citation of sources, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure are followed and consistent with formal, scholarly writing as noted in the APA Manual (6th edition).
No more than one short direct quote (15 words or less) may be used in this assignment.
First person should not be used within this assignment.
Please note: If you do not receive a proficient rating in any major content category, you can resubmit your assignment with revisions in those content categories to receive a better grade. You have one additional opportunity to revise after the initial submission in order to make improvements. The initial submission must be a complete paper; rough drafts will not be graded. All revisions must be submitted no later than Sunday of Module 7 at 11:59 p.m. MT (You cannot revise your graduate-level writing style for a higher grade in that category.).