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NR566: Week 3: Hypertension Guidelines (Original Post due Wednesday with Peer responses Due on Sunday)

February 28, 2021
Brenda I. Belcher


The purpose of the activity is to provide students with the opportunity to compare & contrast two common but different hypertension clinical practice guidelines. 

Activity Learning Outcomes 

Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Distinguish between the recommendations for hypertension management among recent hypertension-and disease-specific guidelines. (1, 2, 3, & 6)

Due DateOriginal Post due Wednesday with Peer responses Due on Sunday, 11:59 MT of Week 3

The student must provide an initial response to the discussion topic by Wednesday, 11:59pm MT. Subsequent posts, including substantive responses to peer(s) and faculty questions must occur by Sunday, 11:59pm MT. A total of three substantive posts are required on three different days.

A 10% late penalty will be imposed for initial discussions posted after the deadline on  Wednesday  11:59pm MT, regardless of the number of days late. NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0).  

A 10% penalty will be imposed for not entering the minimum number of interactive dialogue posts (3) OR not posting on the minimum required number of days (3). NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0) .

Total Points Possible 100


  1. Do a web search to locate the current JNC8 and ACC/AHA guidelines for hypertension.  
  2. Compare and contrast the two sets of guidelines according to the following:
  • Define the classes of hypertension (normal, elevated, stage 1 & stage 2) according to each guideline. 
  • What are the thresholds for initiating treatment? 
  • What are the treatment goals? (Hint: there may be multiple treatment goals based on certain populations such as diabetics)  
  • What medications are recommended to treat hypertension in the African American population? 
  • Discuss why one set of guidelines might be used over the other (i.e., is one superior to the other ?)  
Category Points % Description 
Compare & Contrast  65 65% The student: Defines the classes of hypertension (normal, elevated, stage 1 & stage 2) according to each guideline.  Identifies the thresholds for initiating treatment according to each guideline.  Identifies the treatment goals according to each guideline (there may be multiple goal based on certain populations).  Identifies the medications recommended to treat hypertension in the African American population  according to each guideline.  Discusses why one set of guidelines might be used over the other.  (5 required elements)  
Scholarly Support &  Interactive Dialogue 25 25% Discussion post is supported with appropriate sources*^; Source is published within the last 5 years  Reference list is provided and in-text citations match; Student provides a substantive** response to at least one topic-related post of a peer  Student responds to all direct faculty questions OR if student was not asked a direct question student responds to either a 2nd peer post or a faculty question directed towards another student  * Textbooks, non-US journals, nursing journals not intended for advanced practice providers. ^ State specific websites from regulatory boards are acceptable)    ** A substantive post adds new content or insights to the discussion thread and information from student’s original post is not reused in peer or faculty response   
 90 90% Total CONTENT Points= 90 
Category Points % Description 
Grammar, Syntax, Spelling, APA Format & Punctuation 10 10% Discussion post has minimal grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation,  or APA format errors*   (*) APA style references and in text citations are required; however, there are no deductions for errors in indentation or spacing of references. All elements of the reference otherwise must be included. 
 10 10% Total FORMAT Points= 10 pts  
 100 100% DISCUSSION TOTAL=______out of 100 points

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