Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
NURS 614 Advanced Health Assessment 3 sem. hrs.
This course focuses on advanced nursing assessment and therapeutics across the lifespan from adolescence to old age. The application of theories, concepts, and research findings related to health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention as a basis for clinical decision-making with adolescent and adult patients and their families within a variety of care settings is emphasized.
This course builds on the students’ knowledge and skills of basic health assessment and provides a foundation for the advanced nurse to evaluate the health of individuals across the lifespan. Theory and research based methodologies and skills will be incorporated to assist students in the comprehensive assessment of individuals including advanced communication skills such as clinical interviewing and focused history taking; psychosocial and physical assessment, critical diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making. Interpretation of data for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal findings as well as for recognition of potential and/or actual health problems will be addressed. This course requires 30 clinical hours.
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