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|Three semester hours, laboratory only (six contact hours). (FL)|
This seminar and lab course builds upon the theoretical basis for physical, social, psychological, and cultural assessment of clients. The student applies knowledge of pathophysiology of each body system from health assessments to determine nursing diagnoses. Students compile a health history which includes an assessment of cultural values, health beliefs, and caring practices. Legal and ethical issues implicated in obtaining and managing health data are explored. Students practice in a supervised laboratory setting the procedural steps of a comprehensive health assessment. The importance of the professional nursing role in health assessment is examined. To earn credit, this course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisites: NURS 2312, NURS 2413, and all core requirements (for basic students). NURS 3590 for RN/BSN. A 2.5 GPA is required for all four science courses. Co-requisites: NURS 3314, NURS 3665. Course fee: $125.00.
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