Oct 01, 2022  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NU 601 - Advanced Health Assessment

The course provides the master’s-prepared graduate nurse with the tools to perform a comprehensive health assessment throughout the lifespan. The course builds on knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and health assessment skills previously attained in undergraduate nursing education. Students demonstrate the ability to communicate information in both written and oral form to members of the multi-disciplinary health care team.

Prerequisites & Notes
NU 607; NU 608

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the role of the master’s prepared nurse in advanced physical health assessment process across the lifespan.
  • Incorporates the bio-psychosocial, environmental, cultural, and spiritual factors that enhance or impede an individual.
  • Conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment as a foundation for decision-making (AACN I, IX, ).
  • Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills in the comprehensive health assessment process.

Credits: 3

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