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Health Assessment

Is designed to systematically teach the knowledge and skills needed to perform a comprehensive health history and physical assessment on the adult client. Content related to the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation are taught. Utilization of assessment data that includes physiological, psychosocial, developmental and genetic factors, and skills within diverse cultures in multiple health care settings are emphasized. The analysis of assessment data enables students to enhance clinical reasoning, decision making and communication skills. Students have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate assessment skills learned in the laboratory setting. Prerequisites: Must meet all nursing progression requirements.

Credit Hours:
Course Number:
NURS 226
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