Health Assessment (A)

Course Description

This course covers practical application of holistic health assessment as the basis for nursing intervention and practice, interviewing skills, health history, physical examination, cultural variations and lab and diagnostic procedures. Concurrent enrollment in NSG 211T is required. Grading is by S or U. This course is 45 contact hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize beginning therapeutic communication skills in interactions with patients, peers and health care team members.
  • Demonstrate increasing self awareness and behavior consistent with personal and professional development.
  • Perform a Physical Assessment on any client throughout the lifespan.
  • Physically assess and interview clients from special populations; Pregnancy, Pediatric, Aging and Functional Limitations.
  • Apply teaching and counseling strategies regarding health assessment for human beings across the life span.

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School of Health and Human Services

“Our faculty members are nationally recognized across a broad spectrum of health profession disciplines and prepare students for success in the ever-evolving health care field.”
School of Health and Human Services
Sarah H. and Caryl F.
Class of 2019, Military Servicemember and Class of 2019, respectively