NURS-640: Advanced Clinical Assessment

3 credit hours

This course focuses on principles and techniques of data collection for comprehensive health assessment accomplished through screening and physical examination of the individual across the lifespan. Communication skills to enhance students' cultural competence will be discussed. Emphasis is on critical thinking skills to formulate a comprehensive preventive health plan/problem list. Knowledge of physiological and pathophysiological processes related to findings is presented. There is an on-campus laboratory and clinical observation for a total of 45 clock hours (3 clock hours per 1 semester hour).  This class is offered in a hybrid online format and includes scheduled clinical practice on campus.