Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 2017

Document Type


Course Number

Nurs 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan


lupus, pathophysiology, disease, autoimmune, nursing

Subject Categories



My chosen research topic is systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), otherwise commonly known as lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects many different body systems, and has no cure. There are a plethora of symptoms associated with the disease, and symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Additionally, lupus can progress gradually and has periods of flares and remission like several other autoimmune diseases. All of these factors combined can make this disease very hard to diagnose, and therefore treat. By researching and learning more about lupus, I strive to gain a better understanding of this disease and its pathophysiology, symptoms, and appropriate treatment options. This will allow me to educate other healthcare providers, and my peers, on the disease, as well as provide better care to my patients in my future practice.

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Nursing Commons



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