NURS 511. Advanced Health Assessment. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 1 laboratory hours (40 laboratory contact hours). 3 credits (2 credits lecture and 1 credit laboratory). Enrollment is restricted to students admitted to a graduate program in nursing. Provides a framework for conducting a comprehensive and systematic assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Focuses on advancing students’ knowledge and assessment techniques in collecting and interpreting data from the health history and physical examination. Emphasizes the identification of deviations from normal in assessment data, including laboratory and diagnostic studies, and application of diagnostic reasoning skills to develop a prioritized differential diagnosis list.