|Prerequisites||BIOL 101, BIOL 101L, BIOL 102, BIOL 102L, BIOL 225, BIOL 225L, CHEM 112, CPTR 105, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, MATH 103, NURS 115, NUTR 122, PSYC 128, RELP 103, SOCI 125|
|Corequisites||NURS 220, NURS 225L, NURS 255|
|Postrequisites||NURS 340, NURS 410, NURS 425, NURS 430, NURS 445, NURS 460, NURS 265, NURS 330, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 320, NURS 375, NURS 420, NURS 310|
Introduction to Health Assessment
This course provides the student with a comprehensive approach to health assessment using the nursing process. It incorporates theory and practice in history taking, physical examination techniques, use of assessment tools /equipment and health teaching. A wholistic approach, integrating cultural considerations, is utilized as the student learns common variations seen in healthy clients, age-related variations, and common abnormal findings. Case studies, as well as actual assessments, will provide a comprehensive learning experience. The student will learn a generalized as well as a focused approach to assessment. The co-requisite courses, NURS 220 Foundations of Nursing and NURS 225 Introduction to Health Assessment are intended to reinforce each other by presenting complementary content to facilitate an understanding of the course competencies. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours)and one credit hour of lab (30 clock-hours).