NU 252: Health Assessment

Class Program
Credits 2
This course introduces the student to holistic head-to-toe assessment of the individual patient. In this course, students learn normal assessment findings expected for individuals across the lifespan. This provides a basis for recognizing findings that require additional assessment and monitoring. Students are introduced to physical and psychosocial assessment skills as well as the major influences of development, environment, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, and family. Emphasis is placed on the importance of assessment as the first step of the nursing process. A comprehensive approach to eliciting health histories and conducting assessments that recognize cultural and individual differences allows students to serve diverse populations and meet societal needs.
Prerequisite Courses