Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

NURS 712 - Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners

This course provides the student with knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform physical, psychosocial, and spiritual advanced health assessments of clients across the life span. Emphasis is on acquisition of advanced skills and analysis of relevant data to conduct a comprehensive history including and the ability to perform client-centered health assessments. The course will focus on normal vs. abnormal findings, symptom/health problem assessment, selection and interpretation of diagnostic tests, and screenings and differential diagnosis to develop a management plan. Culturally competent patient education, health promotion and clinical prevention considerations will be integrated into the provision of care of the individual and family. This course includes lecture and lab.

Prerequisites:
Admission into the Doctorate Nursing Practice Program. UG health assessment course required for Post BSN -DNP students. This course is also required for all Post MSN-Advanced Practice Nurses who have taken a graduate level health assessment course. NURS 711.

Credits: 3



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