Ethical and Legal Standards of Professional Nursing Practice

Posted: February 3rd, 2024

For this 5–6-page assignment, you will conduct a focused health history and physical assessment based upon your Practice Experience work in Shadow Health. You will complete a focused assessment on Danny Rivera, a child who is complaining of a cough. Use the submission parameters and rubric to guide you in completion of this written assignment. 

Submission Parameters

For this written assignment, please use the following guidelines and criteria. Please refer to the rubric for point allocation and assignment expectations.

Please synthesize your assessment data rather than stating all the data in your written work. Your final written paper should be an APA formatted analysis of your assessment no more than 6 pages in length, excluding the title page & reference list.

  1. Introduction (including purpose statement)
  2. Focus of the assessment
    1. Describe the focus of this assessment. 
  3. Subjective Component
  4. Analyze the health history data accumulated, including, but not limited to the Review of Systems & Past Medical History.
  5. Objective Component
  6. Analyze the physical examination findings including techniques of examination
  7. Documented evidence to support clinical reasoning (connecting the assessment data to the diagnoses)
  8.  Choose & list the differential diagnoses based upon the clinical evidence
  9. Plan of care
  10. Briefly describe the plan of care individualized to findings and lifespan stage of development with culturally specific considerations for the focused assessment area.
  1. Demonstration of Compliance with Ethical and Legal Standards of Professional Nursing Practice.
  2. Conclusion
  3. References

In regard to APA format, please use the following as a guide:

  • Include a title page 
  • Include transitions in your paper (i.e. headings or subheadings)
  • Use in-text citations throughout the paper
  • Use double space, 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Apply appropriate spelling, grammar, and organization
  • Include a reference list)
  • Attempt to use primary sources only. That said, you may cite reliable electronic sources (i.e. NCSBN, AANP)

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