310 Health Assessment – 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Completion of 59 credit hours pre-nursing courses; concurrent with or after completion of Learning Strategies for Nursing Students; prior to or concurrent with Conceptual Basis of Nursing I Clinical and Conceptual Basis of Nursing I Theory. Or RN who has completed 59 credit hours pre-nursing courses or is enrolled in pre-nursing curriculum or have approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty. 

Description: This course uses active student learning to develop skills for physical, developmental, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual assessment of individuals with emphasis on normal variations and common abnormalities. Communication skills, interviewing techniques, and history taking skills essential to the nursing process are learned and practiced. Opportunities for practice and validation of assessment skills are provided in the laboratory.