Three semester hours, laboratory only (six contact hours). (FL)
This seminar and laboratory course builds upon the theoretical basis for physical, social, psychological, and cultural assessment of patients. The student applies evidence-based knowledge of pathophysiology of each body system from health assessments to determine and prioritize nursing diagnoses. The professional nursing role in health assessment is examined. Students compile a nursing health history which includes an assessment of nutrition, cultural values, and health beliefs. Students practice the procedural steps of a comprehensive health assessment in a supervised laboratory setting using legal and ethical principles related to obtaining and managing health information. Prerequisite: Admission into the BSN program.
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