TOPIC: Gestational Diabetes



The introductory material should be 1 paragraph. The introductory section identifies and gives a general definition of the disease process, states the relevance to nursing, and finishes with a purpose statement (The purpose of this paper is to…). Content from sources must be paraphrased.


Impact on the Population: Discuss incidence, prevalence, costs, morbidity, mortality, etc.). Content from sources must be paraphrased.


Disease Process and Treatment: There should be multiple sections that contain an in-depth discussion of the disease process including: etiology (i.e., causes); risk factors; pathophysiologic changes at the cellular, tissue, and organ level; and clinical manifestations and complications with their underlying pathophysiology. Discuss two major treatment strategies and their intended impact on the pathophysiology of the disease process. Content from sources must be paraphrased.


Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Identify and describe recommendations from a professional NURSING organization or scientific NURSING journal whose area of expertise would relate to nursing care or outcomes for this disease process. Describe how the recommendations could be applied to the nursing care of clients with the disease process. Content from sources must be paraphrased.


Conclusion: Logical closure to the full scope of ideas presented in the paper by reemphasizing the main points of the paper and/or providing suggestions (e.g., future areas of research). Content from sources must be paraphrased.


Scholarly Writing: To include but not limited to:

  • Correct grammar, sentence/paragraph structure, headings, and APA style (including a title page, headings, in text citations, and reference pages).
  • A minimum of 5 current (published in the last 5 years), scholarly references.
  • 5 – 6-page requirement for paper (not including title and reference pages)
  • The content must be paraphrased (i.e., restated in your own words) with no direct quotes.