Client Assessment Assignment Guidelines
Nutrition is an essential component of overall health and wellness. The registered nurse plays a key role in assessing nutritional status and educating clients on nutrition to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevent nutrition related disease, and mange chronic health disorders. This assignment will focus on assessment of nutritional status, analysis of the current diet, and educating on the priority change to improve nutrition.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
1. Assess whether nutritional intake provides basic nutrients for optimal health and wellness.
2. Describe nutritional needs for optimal health and wellness for the individual.
3. Describe evidence based practice interventions and modifications in nutrition therapy that can positively influence the outcome of disease and illness.
Refer to Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.
This assignment is worth a total of 75 points
An APA formatted paper is required for this assignment. The paper should be 3-4 pages excluding the title page and reference page. A minimum of four (4) scholarly references must be used. The course textbook is the only textbook that may be used as a reference.
Preparing the assignment
A nutritional assessment will be done on a person who is at least 18 years of age.
1. Collect assessment data:
a. 24-hour recall of all foods and beverages consumed using the template
b. Anthropometric measurements (height and weight)
c. Calculate Body Mass Index (BMI)
d. Client’s identified nutritional goal/goals
2. Analyze current diet
a. Compare their current diet with current recommendations
i. Calories for their age and gender
b. Identify areas of excess and deficiency that need improvement
a. Provide education based on client’s nutritional goals and result of diet analysis
b. Include 2-3 specific recommendations for each area of improvement
c. Describe the methods used the teach the client about the improvements
e. Discuss the client’s response to the teaching
|Data Collection||20||27||All required data is collected and correctly calculated|
|Diet Analysis||25||33||Analyzes current diet with national dietary guidelines and recommendations in all required areas.
Identifies areas of excess and deficiency in intake
|Education||20||27||Provides education for the priority area for improvement. Documents 2-3 specific recommendations and client’s response|
|APA Style and Presentation||10||13||APA formatting is used with appropriate in-text citations. A minimum of 4 scholarly references are included|
|Assignment Criteria||Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance
|Very Good or High Level of Performance
|Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance
|Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance
|Includes all required items
|Missing 1 required component
|Missing 2 required components
|Missing 3 or more required components
0 – 14 points
|Diet Analysis||Includes critical analysis of all required components and identifies areas of excess and deficiency in intake
|Missing analysis of 1-2 required components
|Missing analysis of 3-4 required components &/or analysis is vague and difficult to follow
|Missing analysis of more than 4 required components &/or
analysis is vague and difficult to follow
0 – 18 points
|Education||Education reflects main area identified for improvement with all required component
|Education reflects main area identified for improvement with 1 required component missing
|Education reflects main area identified for improvement with 2 required components missing and/or education does not reflect main area identified for improvement
|Education reflects main area identified for improvement with more than 2 components missing
Education does not reflect main area identified for improvement
0 – 14 points
|Presentation Style||Well written paper with no grammar issues, correct APA format and 4 scholarly references
|Well written paper with less than 2 grammar errors, incorrect APA format with less than 2 errors, and/or only 3 scholarly references
|Paper is not clearly presented or ideas are difficult to follow with more than 3 grammar errors, incorrect APA format with 3 or more errors, and/or only 2 scholarly references
|Paper is not clearly presented or ideas are difficult to follow with more than 4 grammar errors, incorrect APA format with 4 or more errors and/or only 1 scholarly reference
0 – 7 points
|Total Points Possible = 75 points|