May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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NURS 131 - Health Assessment


Number of Credits: 1
Use a body systems approach to develop physical examination skills with diverse populations. Focus on assessment of individuals throughout the lifespan.Thirty hours of laboratory practice each semester.  Additional $25 fee required. (Fall & Summer Only) Varies by week. One Credit. One billable hour.

Pre-requisite(s): Admission to the Nursing Program.
Co-requisite(s): NURS 132  and NURS 133  (Fall) or NURS 132  and NURS 203  (Summer) 
Course Topics:
Assessment of the following systems: General Survey, Cardiovascular, GI, HEENT, Musculoskeletal, Neuro, Peripheral Vascular, Respiratory, Skin, Hair, Nails, Vital Signs and Pain.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the components of a complete health assessment including normal and abnormal findings (PG1)
  2. Demonstrate documentation skills pertaining to physical assessment (PG1)
  3. Identify sociocultural and spiritual considerations in the performance of the health assessment (PG3)



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