NUR 226 HEALTH ASSESSMENT SYLLABUS
DIVISION: Arts & Sciences Date: January 2014
CURRICULUM IN WHICH COURSE IS TAUGHT: Registered Nursing
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE: NUR 226 Health Assessment
Credit Hours: 3 Hours/Wk Lecture: 2 Hours/Wk Lab: 3 Lec/Lab Comb:
I. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduces the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment.
II. RELATIONSHIP OF THE COURSE TO CURRICULA OBJECTIVES IN WHICH IT IS TAUGHT: This course is designed to teach Registered Nursing students the disease processes and nursing care for the adult patient. The curricula objectives are incorporated into the content throughout this course.
III. REQUIRED BACKGROUND: Each student must have successfully completed the following courses: BIO 231 and 232, MTH 126, and ENG 111 with a grade of C or better. Each student must be accepted into the Registered Nursing Program.
IV. COURSE CONTENT:
1. The interview and the complete health history
2. Mental status assessment & nutritional assessment
3. Assessment techniques, general survey, vital signs; and pain assessment
4. The Physical Examination, Head to Toe Assessment
V. LEARNER OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:
1. Apply appropriate interview techniques to obtain a health history.
2. Demonstrate appropriate physical assessment techniques to collect health assessment data.
3. Identify between normal and abnormal findings.
4. Recognize real and at-risk-for health problems based on collected data.
5. Record findings through appropriate documentation.
6. Describe the role of the associate degree nurse in collecting and analyzing health assessment data.
Students will be assessed by some combination of quizzes, tests, papers, exams, case studies, NCLEX computerized programs or special projects as determined by faculty. All students must successfully complete the clinical portion of the course in order to progress.
All students must also complete pathophysiology reports and care plans.
written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and
consistency according to the conventions of standard
VII. This course supports the
DCC Educational Objectives:
Cultural and Social Understanding