APRN Case Study: Anemia and Chronic Kidney Disease


Target Audience

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Students


This case study identifies risk factors for anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease, and allows learners to complete a comprehensive anemia work up and initiate and monitor a treatment plan for anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease.


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing (HIGN), with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, developed these case studies to facilitate the transition to Adult-Gerontology APRN education as described in The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. One of the major goals of this project is to provide Primary and Acute Care Adult NP faculty, Adult CNS faculty, and other faculty who prepare NPs or CNSs to care for older adults, (e.g. FNPs, WHNPs, Women’s Health CNSs), with multiple resources and strategies to assist them in making this transition.

Learning Outcomes

After viewing this case study, you will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease.
  2. Complete a comprehensive anemia work up.
  3. Initiate and monitor a treatment plan for anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease.