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NUR 120 - Health Assessment Concepts for Nursing Practice

Credits: 2
1 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program
Co-requisites: (If not previously completed successfully):NUR 110 , BIO 161 , PSY 101 , MAT 106  or MAT 108  

This course emphasizes holistic assessment of an adult including head-to-toe assessment skills, interviewing techniques and diagnostic data analysis through didactic instruction and simulated lab experience. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Articulate clinical judgment as it relates to normal and abnormal physical assessment findings.
  2. Demonstrate caring with respect for cultural attitudes and beliefs related to health promotion and assessment.
  3. Demonstrate therapeutic communication during the interview and physical assessment process.
  4. Identify learning needs of patients and assess readiness to learn with respect to cultural attitudes and beliefs related to health promotion.
  5. Articulate rationale for utilization of evidence-based practice.
Listed Topics
  1. Physiological, psychosocial and cultural assessment
  2. Interviewing techniques
  3. Health promotion/illness prevention
  4. Diagnostic findings
Reference Materials
Nursing physical assessment, online learning resources, simulation technology.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/30/2013

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