Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 113 Health Assessment and Promotion

2 credits
This course is an introduction to the concepts of health promotion throughout the life span as a basis for performing a total client assessment. Critical thinking skills and cultural needs are included. Combined lecture and laboratory practice on a well adult.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Holistically care for self, patients, colleagues, and community within an ethical, legal, and diverse framework within the scope of practice of the RN
    • Properly perform a systematic physical examination (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
    • Organize and document subjective and objective data in an efficient, legible, and complete manner (GO: Communication, QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
    • Conduct a physical exam using safe techniques and time management (QSEN: Patient Centered Care, Safety)
    • Use medical equipment correctly (GO: Information Literacy, QSEN: Safety)
    • Use correct medical terminology to describe normal and abnormal findings (GO: Communication)
  • Demonstrate competency in educating and communicating with patients, families, interdisciplinary teams, and systems with a focus on quality health care promotion and functional patient centered outcomes
    • Interview clients effectively using the questions associated with a complete review of systems (GO: Communication, QSEN:  Patient Centered Care)
    • Use active listening skills and body language conducive to open and clear communication with clients and colleagues (GO: Communication)
    • Maintain a high degree of role competency through the use of self-directed learning and self-assessment (QSEN: Safety)
    • Exercise diplomacy, appropriate behavior, and accountability in all actions and relationships with peers and clients (GO: Communication, Intercultural Appreciation, QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
  • Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence-based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for diversity (GO: Intercultural Appreciation, QSEN-Pt. centered care)
    • Identify variances in a health assessment and design appropriate follow up actions (GO: Critical Thinking, QSEN: Pt. centered care)
    • Find and use a variety of reliable resources as a basis for projects and actions (GO: Information Literacy, QSEN: Evidence-based Practice)
  • Utilize clinical reasoning skills to synthesize patient assessment data, scientific knowledge, and pharmacology to safely manage a rapidly changing health care status
    • Apply key steps in diagnostic reasoning (GO: Critical thinking, QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 10 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20