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NURS 2180 Health Assessment for Pre-Licensure Students

3 hours

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This course is designed for first level students who have completed basic anatomy and physiology courses successfully. It contains the theories and skills necessary to collect a comprehensive health history as a holistic approach. Health History includes the interview with clients, psychosocial assessment, nutritional assessment, and assessment of sleep-wakefulness patterns. This course will introduce the student to assessment techniques such as inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.  Following the completion of this course the student will be able to perform a complete physical assessment starting from general assessment, to “head to toe” assessment.
The course is offered during an 8-week period, which includes two hours theory and 1 hour laboratory.
Course enrollment limited to Pre-licensure BSN students.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the pre-licensure nursing program.