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NURS 3210 Physical Assessment, Health Examination, & Documentation Practices for the Professional Nurse (4-3-5)

This course focuses on health history and physical examination skills, while facilitating an opportunity for students to increase their clinical competence in health assessment of the adult client. Emphasis is on the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills necessary to perform a complete head-to-toe physical examination. It also includes clinical variations developmental tasks, and health promotion, restoration, and maintenance activities related to the infant, child, and older adult, as well significant cultural variations. The importance of comprehensive and accurate documentation of physical assessment findings is discussed and reviewed, as are strategies to avoid legal issues when documenting assessment findings, and utilizing documentation as a tool for effective communication amongst the interdisciplinary team. 


5 credits

Lecture Hours

4 hours

Lab Hours

3 hours


Admission to the RN-BSN Program


NURS 3210L