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4392. Health Assessment and Fundamentals of Nursing Praxis

1.00 - 12.00 credits

Prerequisites: PNB 2264 and 2265; CHEM 1122; BIOL 1107; MCB 2410; NURS 3100; Portfolio review as required; Equivalent coursework will be accepted for all courses. Must be in the Basic Nursing (CEIN.B.S.) Certificate Program. May not be taken out of sequence after passing NURS 4492.

Grading Basis: Graded

Utilizes a combination of didactic and laboratory methods to explore all realms of health assessment (inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation) and introduces learners to the technological skills necessary for safe nursing practice: vital signs, activities of daily living, medication administration, wound healing and dressing changes, tubes and lines, safety and isolation precautions, and routine monitoring. Patient populations are adults in sub-acute and chronic settings. Addresses the nursing science, clinical science and disease science as appropriate to the assessment and skills.

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