This course focuses on the development of a body systems approach to health assessment of individuals emphasizing normal growth and developmental responses across the lifespan. Content includes an introduction to the knowledge and skills of health assessment through a variety of methodologies in the classroom, opportunities to practice skills in the nursing laboratory and experiences in the clinical settings. Students apply communication techniques in eliciting comprehensive health histories and perform physical examinations in evaluating health status.
The professional nurse is often called upon to make independent decisions regarding the resolution of patient care problems. This course serves as an introduction to patient assessment for the RN to BSN online program. Normal physical and developmental processes must be understood to recognize abnormal responses.
Please note that course descriptions and content for the RN to BSN Online Program may be changed from term to term without notice.