NUR3065

Health Assessment

Course Code:
NUR3065

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
700

 

Course Description:
This course provides knowledge and skills for therapeutic communication with clients and client evaluation using health assessment techniques.

 

Course Details

Instructors:

Dr. Julie Smith ARNP, DNP
smithj@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8th Edition, 2015, Jarvis, C, St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. Online Version with Skills DVD, ISBN: 9780323510806

American Psychological Association (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN 9781433832161

 

Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

N1 Apply effective interpersonal relationship and leadership skills in the management concepts, decision making, delegation, and provision of high quality nursing care in a variety of settings.

N2 Critically evaluate evidences-based findings from various sources, determine relevance and application to improve patient outcomes.

N3 Evaluate needs within various practices including acute care, long term care, and community settings and formulate teaching plans based on identified issues, and improved health care delivery.

N4 Serve as a change agent and client advocate in the practice of professional nursing with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

N5 Apply the nursing professional role and foundation, to promote effective teambuilding in the delivery of health teaching and counseling skills throughout the lifespan of the client.

N6 Identify and deliver culturally sensitive care to diverse populations served within various practice settings.

Healthy People 2030

National Patient Safety Goals

ACEN Standards

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Discuss appropriate methods of data collection in assessing the client’s health status and formulating a nursing diagnosis.
  • Describe the process of assessment to determine the client’s level of wellness.      

 N1-N6

W, RP, DB for all learning outcomes

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will assign and evaluate quizzes covering the reading assignments from the textbook. To prepare students to complete a comprehensive history and physical exam, the instructor will assign and provide substantial feedback on a history and physical assessment submitted for each system.

 

Alternate Grading Scale

This course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less

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