comprehensive case study

CLINICAL CASE LOG REPORTS:

These are typed reports of select clinical situations that the student encounters, and are directed at meeting course outcomes and achievement of NP competencies. These should be more complicated cases where the student make the diagnoses and planning decisions. While all cases are documented in Typhon, the Case Logs show a more in-depth view of patients that the students select to write about. These Logs demonstrate how the competencies of NP practice are included throughout the semester, and how course objectives are met, as the student grows into the role. Students seek faculty input/approval of the cases selected. There is severe penalty for lateness. Faculty can deduct 20/100 points for each day late and deduct more points with incremental lateness. After three weeks late, the grade is zero. Students should select three cases that can require critical thinking, decision making, use of evidence for one or more co-morbidities. 7

Case Log format:

 

Format:

1. Part 1: Briefly describe the case and why you selected this patient, 2-5 sentences.

2. Part 2: Write up the case according to case presentation format: Chief Complain, History of Present Illness, Histories (family, medical/surgical/psyche employment, social), Review of Systems and Physical Exam (only include those pertinent to the case).

3. Part 3 Differential and actual diagnoses: Student must discuss evidence, decision making and how the diagnoses were reached.

4. Part 4 Plan: The plan must be comprehensive, document decision making, and rationale and siting evidence. State why each part of the plan is in place. It is not sufficient to say why medication is prescribed you must address your selection ie. Antibiotics are prescribed to treat infection, but why did you select Penicillin.

5. Part 5 Theory: Apply a nursing theory to your plan. This can be done in 1- 2 paragraphs

6. Part 6 Cultural and Ethical influences: Which special population does this patient belong to, how that influenced your plan. Was there evidence about these influences? Does this case raise any issues of ethics?

7. Part 7: In each log, indicate which course objectives, NONPF and QSEN competencies are pertinent, and how you met the stated competencies during that clinical experience. The specific competencies that you are addressing should be stated at the top of the discussion as a framework for your description.

8. Discuss anything else that is pertinent to the case. The reader should not be left with questions!

GRADING POLICIES The grading symbols and GPA equivalents for the MS Degree Program is consistent with that of the college policies. The College utilizes letter grades (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, F), with quality points assigned to each grade ranging from 4.0 for a grade of A, and 0 points for a grade of

 

 

Below i provided an example of another student’s paper to refer to as a format. 

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