NUR 410 - Advanced Health Assessment
4 credits ( 2 didactic hours / 2 lab hours )
- Masters - Nurse Practitioner Program - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - 4.0 credits ( 2.0 didactic hours / 2.0 lab hours )
- Masters - Nurse Practitioner Program - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - 4.0 credits ( 2.0 didactic hours / 2.0 lab hours )
- Masters - Nurse Practitioner Program - Family Nurse Practitioner - 6.0 credits ( 4.0 didactic hours / 2.0 lab hours )
Undergraduate physical assessment course including content equivalent to NUR 362 within 5 years OR NUR 363 Comprehensive Health Assessment Refresher OR permission of the course coordinator by petition.
This graduate level course provides the theoretical and clinical foundation for advanced comprehensive assessment of the health status of individuals and families. Building on undergraduate preparation, principles of complex interviewing and history-taking, diagnostic reasoning, and advanced physical, psychosocial, cultural, developmental, and environmental assessment are presented. From a functional and developmental base, the course will emphasize techniques for discrimination and analysis of common abnormal findings, the process of differential diagnosis, and methods for presentation of findings. Theoretical contexts of health promotion will be discussed and applied to clinical findings. This course will include comprehensive laboratory modules for specialty skill instruction.