May 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR 551 - Comprehensive Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making

This course provides the student with knowledge and experience in advanced health assessment with a strong theoretical foundation for wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and maintenance of function across the lifespan. A major focus is on the comprehensive and holistic assessment for the identification of symptom/health problem assessment to select and interpret screening and diagnostic tests in order to formulate a differential diagnosis. The emphasis is on theories and research to promote and preserve wellness lifestyles with a focus on community-based family health care using epidemiological principles, disease risk appraisal and reduction, and other tools. Roles in advanced nursing practice as they relate to the health of diverse individuals, families and communities are identified and explored. This course must be completed within three years of enrolling in the first of the FNP clinical/practicum course combinations (either NUR 567/NUR568 or NUR569/NUR570; whichever is taken first).

(Cr: 3