May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 225 - Introduction to Health Assessment (4)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L , BIOL 102 , BIOL 102L , BIOL 225 , BIOL 225L ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 103 , NUTR 122 , PSYC 128 , SOCI 125 , CHEM 101 , STAT 205  
Corequisite: NURS 215 NURS 230 , NURS 235 , ENGL 144   
This course provides the student with a comprehensive approach to health assessment using the nursing process. It incorporates theory and practice in history taking, physical examination techniques, use of assessment tools /equipment and health teaching. A wholistic approach, integrating cultural considerations, is utilized as the student learns common variations seen in healthy clients, age-related variations, and common abnormal findings. Case studies, as well as actual assessments, will provide a comprehensive learning experience. The student will learn a generalized as well as a focused approach to assessment. The courses NURS 220  and NURS 225 Introduction to Health Assessment are intended to reinforce each other by presenting complementary content to facilitate understanding of the course competencies.  This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock hours) and one credit hour of lab (30 clock hours).