Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 8-6-2021

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for APN

Professor’s Name

Dr. John D Chovan


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health, PCOS Pathophysiology, PCOS Treatment

Subject Categories

Family Practice Nursing | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. If untreated, women suffer a myriad of secondary sequala and chronic diseases. The prevalence of PCOS is rising and greatly impacts patients' physical, mental, and emotional health, diminishes community health, and increases healthcare costs. However, many providers fail to properly diagnose patients, understand how this disease impacts women, or provide appropriate interventions to prevent chronic health problems. This paper outlines the pathophysiology of PCOS, identifies signs and symptoms, and provides recommendations for treatment and holistic patient care for the role of the Advance Practice Nurse.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use



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