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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 230 - Health Assessment

Students use interviewing skills while collecting complete and focused health histories. The physical examination skills of inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and selected measurement techniques are used to assess major body systems of clients across the age continuum. The analysis of data using functional health patterns, clinical assessment tools, diagnostic reasoning, and critical thinking skills enhance the student’s ability to define and describe a client’s current state of health including recognition of selected deviations from normal. Students practice assessment skills covered in class lecture in nursing laboratory.

Prerequisites & Notes
BIO 201, BIO 202, or RN status. Corequisite: NU 210.

(Cr: 4)