NLX 422 - Health Assessment for Nurse Leaders and Educators
2 credits ( 1 didactic hours / 1 lab hour )
Undergraduate (UG) physical assessment course, such as NUR 362/364, or equivalent. If the UG physical assessment course was taken > 5 years ago, students will need NSG 363 – Comprehensive Health Assessment: Refresher.
The course focuses on assessment of patients at an advanced level, building on undergraduate health assessment competencies, and provides the theoretical and clinical foundation for comprehensive assessment of the health status of individuals and families across the lifespan. Learners will also begin to explore teaching and supporting health assessment findings of undergraduate students and RNs in clinical practice. Building on undergraduate assessment preparation, principles of interviewing and history-taking, and advanced physical, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, and environmental assessments are presented. Strategies for health promotion are discussed and applied to clinical findings. The course includes supervised laboratory sessions for specialty skill practice and supervised teaching experiences for demonstration of skills and clinical teaching.