NURS 511. Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 45 clinical/laboratory hours. 3 credits (2 credits lecture and 1 credit clinical/laboratory). Prerequisite: admission to the nursing program. Provides the framework for holistic, culturally relevant assessment of individuals. Focuses on advancing students' knowledge and assessment in health history, risk appraisal, health promotion, psychosocial, developmental and functional assessment and physical examination techniques. Emphasizes the application of diagnostic reasoning skills in assessing deviations from normal in selected content in specialty areas. Includes supervised experiences with advanced clinical assessment skills.