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Physical Assessment

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  • Health assessment skills and techniques for the conduct of a comprehensive health history and physical exam are developed for generalist nursing practice. Students critically analyze interview data and assessment findings that relate to the specific needs of individuals concerning age and culture. The normal parameters of health findings are used to compare and contrast the findings. Discussion will include health screening across the life span, and associated health promotion practices as recommended by Healthy People 2020. The course will meet in person in the classroom, in the lab and will also have required online classes and assignments.

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