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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. Co-requisites: NURS 3525, NURS 3665. RN to BSN co-requisites: NURS 4263, NURS 4522.
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