NURS-315: Health Assessment

3 credit hours

This course focuses on comprehensive health assessment skills. Using a lifespan approach, students examine the components of health.  Physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and nutritional variables are examined through the use of health history and health assessment. Students apply knowledge of pathophysiology of each body system during health assessments. Emphasis is placed on physical examination, diagnostic reasoning and the use of nursing process to document findings appropriate to nursing.