NRSG-105 Basic Health Assessment and Physical Examination
Credits 3 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076, or a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT; BIOL-151, BIOL-152. Co-requisite: Student must also enroll in one section of NRSG-105L
This course will introduce the student to various health assessment techniques and skills used in routine client examinations. The focus will be to develop clinical decision making skills in regard to which assessment technique to use in a given situation. The student will be prepared to perform a complete head to toe assessment and document their findings appropriately.
1. Obtain and document a comprehensive health history using the nursing program format 2. Utilize critical thinking skills to select appropriate assessment techniques 3. Accurately perform physical assessment techniques in relation to the nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems 4. Formulate appropriate nursing diagnoses from organization and analysis of assessment data 5. Perform a complete head to toe assessment utilizing the nursing program format 6. Incorporate knowledge of multicultural variations in assessment 7. Document a physical assessment accurately.