Sample Rubric for a Nursing Case Study Graduate Assignment (Partial)

Criteria Exemplary Mastery Developing Beginning Incomplete
1. Patient Characteristics

Identify the patient characteristics – physiological, psychological, and other [sociocultural, spiritual, economic, and lifestyle] – that should be considered relevant to the case. (10% of grade)

10 9 8 7 6 – 0
Clearly and accurately identifies all patient characteristics that should be considered relevant to the case and provides a brief explanation that justifies each choice. Clearly and accurately identifies all patient characteristics that should be considered relevant to the case. Accurately identifies most patient characteristics that should be considered relevant to the case. Accurately identifies at least one patient characteristic that should be considered relevant to the case. Does not meet minimal standards or does not submit work.
2. Patient Diagnosis

Describe your diagnosis for the patient. (5% of grade)

5 4 3 2 1-0
Clearly describes a justifiable diagnosis, applying evidence from the case. Identifies at least one other complication that may result from the patient’s current condition. Clearly describes a justifiable diagnosis, applying evidence from the case. Describes a plausible diagnosis using information from the case. Minimally describes a diagnosis that is loosely based on information from the case. Does not meet minimal standards or does not submit work.
3. Principles of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics

Discuss which principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics should be considered relevant to this case. (20% of grade) This criterion is used to measure CO #2.

20 19 – 18 17 – 16 15 – 14 13 – 0
Provides a clear, accurate, and comprehensive discussion of which principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics should be considered for the case. Provides a clear, accurate, and thoughtful discussion of which principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics should be considered for the case. Provides an accurate, but limited, discussion of which principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics should be considered for the case. Provides a somewhat inaccurate and limited discussion of which principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics should be considered for the case. Does not meet minimal standards or does not submit work.

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