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Welcome to C155 Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice‘21 Steps to Success’This is your step-by-step roadmap to complete the Course in 21 steps! Follow the plan closely as it will keep you on track to successfully navigate this course, even in the face of personal and professional commitments. Your tasks for each step are outlined in bite-sized chunks to make it easier to digest the material and accomplish your goals. Some days may be a bit more of a mouthful than others, so considerways to restructure to make it work.Notice that there are links within this site that will take you to the resources you need for that specific day and content. Resources without active links are available in the Course Tips section of your COS. There will also be resources that play a greater role in the development of your task, though it is expected that you will engage in additional research outside the course of study.Contact the WGU Writing Center [email protected]for assistance with APA formatting of in-text citations &/or reference page, as needed. If you have ever had a paper returned for articulation issues, make an appointment with them when your paper is ready for submission so they can assist you with any articulation issues before you submit. There are several tips for successful academic writing on their website: . If at any time you have a question or a concern, or if you feel as if there is just too much to accomplish, reach out to your assigned Course Instructor! We are all here to help you succeed and we may have some ideas or suggestions for you to jump the speed bump in front of you and move on to the finish line!Week 1Day 1●Review the Welcome Letter in Course Tips●Review learning resources (in COS)oIntroductionoPreparing for SuccessDay 2●Contact your Course Instructor and/or attend a live cohort.●Review task directions and rubric in TaskStream or EMA.●Locate the C155 Rubric Explained document in Course Tips.Day 3●Begin thinking about a topic for your paper. Select a disease that interests you and you would like to explore further OR one that is familiar to you and affords you an opportunity to develop greater mastery. Your paper should focus on the disease as it presents in the adult population!oApproved topics include:▪asthma▪heart disease (use a subcategory – Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, CAD, Valvular
heart disease (acquired not congenital), or hypertension OF NOTE: THE TASKSTREAM DIRECTIONS/RUBRIC LIST ONLY HEART FAILURE AS A TOPIC, BUT THE OTHER HEART DISEASE TOPICS LISTED HERE ARE GOOD OPTIONS TOO!▪obesity▪traumatic brain injury▪depression (Major)Day 4●Review key concepts/objectives in the related resources for:oPathophysiology ▪Review Genes, Environment, and Common Diseases▪Review the influence of genetics and environment for common diseases.