MSN 563 Health Care Plan Case Study Assignment Prompt

Apply what you have learned about Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and demonstrate the ability to develop a holistic plan of care, incorporating Telehealth and defining assessment and intervention of specific populations incorporating unique attributes of populations for health promotion, wellness preservation, and maintenance of function across the health-illness continuum.

Develop a case study and a plan of care, incorporating current mobile App technology:

Select a population. Define your population by gender, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, spiritual need, and healthcare need. Apply concepts learned in course to identify healthcare needs specific to the population and access to care (Utilize your textbook Chapters 1-25, and identified Websites). Also use at least two references within the five years.

1. Describe how Telehealth could impact the delivery of care to this population.

 2. Identify PICO specific to the population you chose in #1. (apply PICOT statement developed in MSN 563)

3. Define a plan of care.

Hint: Concise, condensed information, with specifics and details about population and unique needs with a plan for meeting these needs should be considered. Incorporate the content you have learned in this course.

Length: 3 pages not including the title page and references page

Format: APA, 6th edition format is to be observed (12 pt., 1” margins, Times New Roman) for this MSN 563 Health Care Plan Case Study Assignment.

Research: Two references within the last five years.

 MSN 563 – Evidence Based Practice For Scholarship And Practice

 3 hours

 This course is designed to prepare the advanced practice nurse for utilization of existing knowledge to provide high quality health care, initiate change and improve nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of research and evidence, problem identification within the practice setting, awareness of practice outcomes, and the clinical application of evidence based practice. Reasoning and critical thinking will be applied to explore qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Understanding of common statistical methods and critical analysis of data for validating evidence will be integrated into course content. Integration of knowledge from the humanities and science within the context of nursing science will be discussed. The student will define a clinical problem and identify the evidence based practice project approach that will be developed in MSN 600 Evidence Based Capstone Project.


 MSN 561


 This course has been developed to meet the essential curriculum elements I. Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities, III. Quality Improvement and Safety, and IV.

Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing and the Family Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies defined by the National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. MSN 563 Health Care Plan Case Study Assignment

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

1. Describe the foundations of nursing research and evidence-based practice.

2. Demonstrate the understanding for generating compelling clinical questions.

3. Advocate for protection of human subjects through applying legal and ethical principles to guide research and scholarly work.

4. Outline the steps toward implementing and sustaining evidence into practice settings.

5. Appraise evidence and research for rigor and applicability to improve outcomes.

 6. Synthesize evidence generated from Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in practice.


 A student who completes this program will be able to:

 PLO 3 – Synthesize concepts and theories from nursing and related disciplines to develop and integrate new approaches for nursing practice of the whole/healthy human being.

PLO 5 – Analyze socio-cultural, spiritual, ethical, economic, and political issues to improve healthcare outcomes and decrease healthcare costs. MSN 563 Health Care Plan Case Study Assignment

PLO 6 – Apply the process of scientific inquiry to validate and contribute knowledge relevant to improving healthcare outcomes within a dynamic healthcare environment.

PLO 8 – Demonstrate expertise in a culture of caring and engage in critical dialogue and a vision for advanced nursing practice.


This course assures learning by engaging the student using strategies that may include face-to-face meetings and/or online lectures, demonstrations, case studies, simulations, discussions, and other interactive and group activities.

Practicing personal and professional reflection are core principles of Jean Watson’s Caring Science Theory. Reflective practice allows us to grow and to develop a better understanding of ourselves and our practices. Setting weekly goals provides purposeful planning and consequential reflection upon evaluating the journey and achievement of those goals at the end of the week.


 Melnyk, B.M., Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. A guide to best practice. (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. [ISBN: 978-1-4963-5129-6] or eText [ISBN: 978-1-4963-7492-9]

Polit, D. F. & Tatano Beck, C. (2017). Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice. (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health. [ISBN: 978-1-4511-7679-7] American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. [ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5]


To successfully complete this course, you will need access to appropriate technology with reliable Internet access and the appropriate system and software to support the D2L learning platform. The technical requirements for users can be found in the D2L course shell.


 Any material not original to the student must be cited in the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Deliberate use of information or material from outside sources without proper citation is considered plagiarism and can be grounds for disciplinary action. See the explanation of Academic Integrity below.


As a learning community of scholars, United States University emphasizes the ethical responsibility of all its members to seek knowledge honestly and in good faith. Students are responsible for doing their own work, and academic dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, or misrepresentation of information in oral or written form.

Such violations will be dealt with severely by the instructor, the dean/director, and the standards committee. Plagiarism means presenting someone else’s idea or writing as if it were your own. If you use someone else’s idea or writing, be sure the source is clearly documented. Other guidelines for acceptable student behavior are specified in the United States University Catalog.


 According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, an individual with disability is defined as having functional limitations resulting from a diagnosed disability and applies to an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the individual’s major life activities;; has a record of such an impairment;; or is regarded as having such an impairment.

In compliance with ADA guidelines, students who have any condition, either permanent or temporary, that may impair or impact their ability to successfully complete assignments, tasks or satisfy course criteria are requested to notify the Dean’s Office in order to understand how to apply for Student Disability Services.

It is highly suggested that the student contact their professor to discuss the accommodations during the first week of the session. The granting of accommodations will not be retroactive and cannot jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course.


USU is an attendance taking university;; attendance is taken at each face-to-face class meeting and weekly for each online course. Requirements for students’ attendance and participation are based on the following policy: MSN 563 Health Care Plan Case Study Assignment

● Monday of the first week is considered the first day of class. Students must be in attendance in both campus and online classes by the seventh day of the session. If the student does not attend or participate in the classroom, by the seventh day of the session, the student may be dropped from the course and/or administratively withdrawn from the university.

● Each course will have an initial weekly assignment that must be submitted on-time to be considered in attendance for that week.

● Students must complete the first requirement/assignment within the first week to be considered in compliance with attendance.

● In addition, if at any time after the first week of class a student is absent from the university for 14 school days, excluding holidays and scheduled breaks of five calendar days or more, and no contact has been made by the student indicating intent to continue, the student may be dropped from the course and/or administratively withdrawn from the University.

● Regular attendance is expected for student success. If a student misses more than one onsite class or one week of engagement in an online class, the student may, at the discretion of the instructor, fail the course.


● All course assignments must be completed and submitted for successful completion of the course. Prior approval is required for submission of late assignments. With appropriate rationale, a revised due date may be negotiated. Assignments submitted without prior approval up to 48 hours after the due date will have a 10% reduction in grade. Assignments submitted without approval >48 hours after the due date will be noted as turned in but will not receive a grade.

● Instructors will respond to assignment submissions within 1 week, during business days (Monday-Friday). Instructors may inform the student if additional response time is needed for assignments that require a significant level of feedback.

● Assignment completion may be measured/graded using a variety of tools including: grading rubrics, quizzes/exams, clinical observation and self-reflection and mentor evaluation.

● Learners must receive a grade B or higher in all Masters of Science in Nursing courses to progress through the program.

● The American Psychological Association (APA) Editorial Format is to be used for all written assignments.

● Learners are expected to adhere to USU’s ‘netiquette’ expectations for online discussions, email, and other forms of communication with peers and instructors. Expectations include:

  •  Be polite and respectful of one another.
  •  Avoid personal attacks. Keep dialogue friendly and supportive, even when you disagree or wish to present a controversial idea or response.
  •  Be careful with the use of humor and sarcasm. Emotion is difficult to sense through text.
  •  Be helpful and share your expertise. Foster community communication and collaboration.
  • Contribute constructively and completely to each discussion. Avoid short repetitive “I agree” responses and don’t make everyone else do the work.
  •  Consider carefully what you write. Re-read all e-mail and discussion before sending or posting to Remember that email is considered a permanent record that may be forwarded to others
  •  Be brief and succinct. Don’t use up other people’s time or bandwidth. 
  •  Use descriptive subject headings for each email message.
  •  Respect privacy. Don’t forward a personal message without permission.
  •  Cite references. Include web addresses, authors, names of articles, date of publication, etc.
  •  Keep responses professional and educational. Do not advertise or send chain letters.
  •  Do not send large attachments unless you have been requested to do so or have permission from all parties.
  • 2 word postings (e.g.: I agree, good point, Oh yeah, No way, Me too) do not “count” as postings.


 Please refer to the Nursing Student Handbook and review Social Media Policy. This policy is also posted in the D2L course for your convenience.


Grading Scale

 Points Letter Grade Indicator 95-100 A Superior

90-94 A-87-89 B+ Above average 84-86 B MSN requirement 80-83 B-77-79 C+74-76 C BSN requirement 70-73 C- Failure 0-69 F Failure

Grading Percentage Allocation

 CLO(s) Assignment Appendix Weight

 1-5 Signature Assignment (Week 8) A 10

 1-3 Student Introduction Video (Week 1) B 5

1-5 Part 1: Introduction and Problem Statement Template (Week 3)

C 5

1-5 Part 2: Project Purpose Statement, Background & Significance and PICOt Template (Week 5)

D 5

1-5 Part 3: Literature Review and Critical Appraisal Template (Week 7)

E 5

1-6 Discussion Board (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8) F 20

 2-4 Critical Appraisal (Week 5) G 10

 3 NIH Human Subjects Protection Training and Certificate (Week 6) H 10

1, 2 Midterm Examination – Open Book (Week 4) I 10 1-6 Final Examination – Open Book (Week 8) I 10

1-6 Reflection in Action (Week 7) J 5

1-6 Synchronous Class Attendance (Weeks 1, 7) K 5

Total 100