For this assignment, you will complete Aquifer virtual case studies based on the course objectives and weekly content. Aquifer virtual cases emphasize core learning objectives for an evidence based primary care curriculum. Throughout the Nurse Practitioner program, you will use Aquifer virtual case studies to promote the development of clinical reasoning through the use of ongoing assessment and diagnostic skills and to develop patient care plans that are grounded in the latest clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice.


The Aquifer virtual case study assignments are highly interactive and a dynamic way to enhance your learning. Material from the Aquifer cases will be present in the weekly quizzes, and mid-term and final exams. You must have all Aquifer assignments completed in order to successfully pass the course.


Apply information from the Aquifer virtual case studies to answer the following questions:


What is the CC in the case studies? What are important questions to ask the patients to formulate the history of present illness and what did the patients tell you?

What components of the physical exams are important to review in the cases? What are pertinent positive and negative physical exam findings to help you formulate your diagnosis?

Which differential diagnosis is to be considered with each case study? What was your final diagnosis?

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