Post #1: Initial Post Instructions
1) Review the MSN Discussion Question Grading Rubric. (Attached)
2) Post a description of the graphic you have been assigned( Picture Attached)
3) Use clinical terminologies to explain the physical characteristics featured in the graphic.
4) Formulate three differential diagnoses for the graphic, including reasoning.
5) Determine which is the most likely the correct diagnosis, and explain why.
Post Criteria
The initial post requires 500 or more words, supported by at least three scholarly references. Proofreading for spelling, grammar and punctuation are needed – along with APA formatting for the references. Post your response by the due date.
Justify your rationale with the use of credible sources, as well as any professional experiences which further develop your response. Examples of credible sources include clinical practice guidelines, peer-reviewed journal articles, research studies, and professional, non-biased websites. Textbooks are not to be used as the only source of supporting information in your posts.
The MSN Program supports the use of sources published in the past 5 years as a benchmark. However, foundational works may be quite old but still worth citing when you are establishing the context for your own work. This type of source may be used, but may not be included in the number of required sources published in the past 5 years.
Please refer to the Course Expectations document for the scoring rubric for discussion posts. Refer to your APA Manual or for assistance.
Your discussions will be evaluated on content, participation, writing, and scholarly support. No more than 5% of the post’s total word count should consist of direct quotes and all work not cited should be original. Your main post must cover the points and questions as noted in the discussion directions. Your responses to the opposing question’s initial responses should enhance the discussion by posing new questions, offering new ways to consider the issues being discussed, introducing new sources of information based on research, and building on ideas shared by your classmates.