Theoretical Foundation for Nursing Roles and Practice
MASTERS PREPARED NURSE INTERVIEW
Grand Canyon University: NUR 502
August 30, 2017
MASTERS PREPARED NURSING INTERVIEW
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Theoretical Foundation for Nursing Roles and Practice
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Grand Canyon University: Theoretical Foundation for Nursing Roles and Practice
March 23, 2017
Every day patients are admitted to hospitals due to various
1. Explain the differences between restrictive and obstructive respiratory disorders. Choose
one disorder for each and explain the pathophysiological changes seen and alterations in
pulmonary function tests that aid diagnosis.
2. Explain the causes and pa
1. Explain the differences between irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disease.
Irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disease are two very distinct disorders, although
they can produce very similar symptoms. The Crohns & Colitis Foundation
What is the difference between epigenetics and genetics? In nurse practitioner clinical practice,
how would one apply the principles of epigenetics when prescribing treatment for a patient?
What is the difference between hyperplasia, dysplasia, and metapl
1. Review the hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovarian axis, and explain the pathophysiology of
PCOS. Explain the role of hormones in the development of this disorder. How does PCOS
contribute to infertility?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine
1. What are the effects of nutritional deficits on cellular functioning and tissue healing?
Support your answer with current research that has been conducted within the last 3
Adequate nutrition is essential for body development and in disease prev
1. Explain the concept of azotemia (including prerenal, renal, and postrenal), causes, and
diagnostic measures used to identify each.
When discussing azotemia, there are three pathophysiological classifications including prerenal
azotemia, intrarenal azot
1. Explain the underlying pathophysiology associated with hypertensive conditions. What
are the associated pathological complications?
Hypertension is the persistent increase or elevation of systemic arterial blood pressure
(McCance, Huether, Brashers, &
Select two of the following discussion questions for your discussion response. Indicate
which questions you have chosen using the format displayed in the "Discussion Forum
1. Inflammation is a process that accompanies many different autoimmune di
1. Explain how acid-base physiology leads to the regulation of fluid balance and extra
The human body has an intricate system in place in order to maintain normal cellular function.
The cells of our body require that the fluid environment in
Max Points: 5.0
1. From a pathophysiological perspective, describe the disease mechanism of spinal
trauma. Discuss complications associated with spinal trauma based upon time of injury.
2. What are some the recent discoveries surrounding the pathophysiolo
1. Discuss the differences between respiratory acidosis and respiratory alkalosis. Provide a
case study or presentation associated with respiratory acidosis or respiratory alkalosis.
Respiratory acidosis develops when there is alveolar hypoventilation (Mc
1. What are the differential considerations of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism? Explain
the clinical reasoning process you would employ to differentiate between these two
Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland secretes an excess amount o
1. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis present with several of the same
manifestations such as joint pain and stiffness. How can a provider differentiate between
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent chronic joint conditions.
1. Discuss the epidemiology of thalassemia and share evidence-based practice guidelines
necessary for chronic management.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder, resulting in the body making abnormally formed
hemoglobin. Abnormalities in the structure
1. Describe coronary artery disease. How does it develop? What is the pathophysiological
basis of how the various risk factors can lead to this disorder?
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most prevalent type of heart disease, and the leading cause
1. What are the associated complications with altered thyroid functionality?
The thyroid gland is responsible for the production and secretion of hormones that control
numerous metabolic processes in the body (McCance, Huether, Brashers, & Rote, 2014).
1. What symptoms and exam findings would prompt you to perform a pituitary workup?
What laboratory and neuroimaging studies would you order and why?
McCance, Huether, Brashers, & Rote, (2014) describe diseases of the posterior pituitary that a
1. What, in your opinion, is the most dangerous electrolyte imbalance and why? Explain the
pathophysiology of the imbalance.
A potassium imbalance is one of the most dangerous electrolyte imbalances. Given, that
potassium is the major intracellular electr
1. The American Cancer Society states that some cancers can be prevented, as they are
related to lifestyle factors such as diet, obesity, smoking, and lack of physical activity.
Early detection and screening mechanisms are obviously key, but the data sugg
1. Explain the differences between lower tract urinary symptoms and erectile disorder.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to reach and sustain an erection for intercourse (Kirby et al.,
2013). There are various different psychological, physical, and em
Explain the role of leptin in the role of obesity.
According to McCance, Huether, Brashers, & Rote (2014) obesity is defined as a body mass
index that exceeds 30 kg/m2 and generally develops when calorie intake exceeds caloric
expenditure in genetically s
1. Anemia of chronic disease is a common occurrence in elderly patients. What is the
pathophysiological mechanism behind this disease process?
McCance, Huether, Brashers, & Rote (2014) define anemia of chronic disease (ACD) as mild to
moderate anemia resu
1. Immunity is necessary to prevent infectious diseases from spreading. Differentiate
between passive-acquired and active-acquired immunity.
McClance, Huether, Brashers, & Rote (2014) defines Active acquired immunity as immunity
that is produced by an ind
1. Explain the pathophysiological development of breast cancer. Detail the varying types
and oncogenic influences for each type.
2. Menopause comes at different ages for women. What are the pathological changes
causing menopause and what are the pathologi
1. Articulate the differentiation between the stages of skin breakdown associated with
2. Rhabdomyolysis is a rapid breakdown of muscle. Detail the pathophysiology behind
Rhabdomyolysis is the rapid breakdown of muscle that res
1. Explain Bell's palsy by providing treatment options and the physiologic disorder on
Newadkar, Chaudhari, & Khalekar (2016) defines bells palsy as a lower motor neuron palsy of
acute onset and idiopathic origin. Bells palsy is the most pre
1. A 78-year-old female presents with fevers, altered mental status, and an elevated white
blood count. She has nuchal rigidity. From what possible conditions might she be
suffering? Explain your reasoning.
The patient appears to be suffering from either