Course Description:This course provides knowledge and skills for therapeutic communication with clients and client evaluation using health assessment techniques.
Dr. Julie Smith ARNP, DNP
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
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.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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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 ScaleThis 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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