This course will introduce how to obtain a patient history, and perform a health and physical examination on an adult patient. Emphasis will focus on interviewing patients, hands on physical assessment, documentation and developing appropriate nursing diagnoses. Final project requires the successful demonstration of a comprehensive head-to-toe physical assessment at the beginner level. Recommended for students entering the nursing program, re-admitting to the program, or supplementing beginning skills and knowledge of physical assessment.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Health Appraisal demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration and determine satisfactory completion based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in The School of Health and Human Services office. Maximum number of attempts: two.