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NS1020 - Health Assessment - 2 Credits

This course introduces the associate degree nursing student to the principles and psychomotor skills necessary to provide holistic and culturally congruent health and physical assessments for clients across the lifespan, with the focus on adults and older adults, in a variety of community and acute care settings. Health promotion and maintenance principles are incorporated throughout this course. Emphasis is placed on use of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, and psychosocial and cultural care in collecting and documenting the health and physical assessment data for clients. Students are provided faculty-guided theory and laboratory experiences as well as faculty-supervised open laboratory time in order to develop competence and confidence in the performance of health and physical assessments. (10 hours theory, 20 hours lab)

Prerequisite: EN1150, MA1500 or MA2050, SC1232, SC1332, and SC1422

Delivery: on campus