The wait is over! After receiving thousands of applications from undergraduate and graduate nursing students, we are delighted to announce the winners of our semi-annual Undergraduate & Graduate scholarships.
With so many exemplary applications submitted in 2017, F.A. Davis is also excited to announce that this year we have also awarded four runners-up with $100 gift cards and a free copy of one of our sponsoring titles. The two undergraduate scholarship runners-up are Moyosoreoluwa Akintunde, an RN-BSN student at Emory University and Natalie M. Kustner, an RN-BSN student at University of Wisconsin School of Nursing. The two graduate scholarship runners-up are Camille Richards, an MSN student at Virginia Commonwealth University and Sylvana Paternite, an MSN student from Indiana Wesleyan University.
As we prepare for the 2018 scholarship season, we wanted to share their stories and essays with other students curious about our scholarship opportunity!
The nurse is reviewing the urinalysis reports of a client. What does the nurse conclude from these findings?
1.) The client has malaria.
2.) The client has proteinuria.
3.) The client has dehydration.
4.) The client has nephrolithiasis.
Correct Option/Answers: 1
Option 1: Urobilinogen levels greater than 1 mg/dL indicate malaria. Therefore, a urobilinogen value of 1.5 mg/dL indicates malaria in the client.
Option 2: Protein levels less than 20 mg/dL indicate normal findings; also, protein levels increase during proteinuria. Therefore, the client does not have proteinuria.
Option 3: The normal specific gravity of urine is in the range of 1.001–1.035. Increased urinary specific gravity indicates dehydration. As the client does not have increased urinary specific gravity, he or she does not have dehydration.
Option 4: Nephrolithiasis is characterized by hematuria. The normal red blood cell count in urine is less than 5/HPF. Therefore, a red blood cell count of 2/HPF does not indicate nephrolithiasis in the client.
The nurse is reviewing the red blood cells lab reports of several children who completed their treatment regimens to improve their anemia. Which child‘s condition is most improved due to the treatment?
1.) Child 1
2.) Child 2
3.) Child 3
4.) Child 4
Correct Option/Answers: 2
Option 1: Child 1 shows decreased levels of mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, and reticulocyte count.
Option 2: The normal red cell lab values in children are:
Mean corpuscular volume: 79-95 µm3
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin: 25-3 pg/cell
Mean cell hemoglobin concentration: 31%-37% Hgb [g]/dl RBC
Reticulocyte count: 0.5%-1.5%
The red cell lab values of Child 2 are normal and indicate that the child has received effective treatment.
Option 3: The laboratory reports of Child 3 show decreased levels of mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, and reticulocyte count.
Option 4: Child 4 has decreased levels of mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, and reticulocyte count.
A nurse is assessing four student nurses while adding sterile solution to the sterile field. Which student nurse’s action is correct?
1.) Student A
2.) Student B
3.) Student C
4.) Student D
Correct Option/Answers: 3
Option 1: The student nurse should hold the sterile solution 4 to 6 inches above the sterile field. Pouring the sterile solution from 9 inches would lead to splashing, which in turn contaminates the sterile field.
Option 2: Student B should not store the sterile solution for further use. Reusing the opened container will lead to contamination.
Option 3: Student C’s action is correct. The sterile bowl should be placed at the corner of the sterile field, which would prevent the nurse from reaching over and contaminating the field.
Option 4: Student D should wear the gloves after adding the supplies to the sterile field. Adding supplies after donning the sterile gloves would contaminate them.