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    Neumann University
  Feb 24, 2018
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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NUR 612 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

4 Credits

This course is designed to prepare the advanced practice nurse student to develop sound theoretical and practice skills for making clinical decisions. Students are expected to have basic health assessment skills. Students will build upon basic skills to complete comprehensive health histories and advanced holistic and age appropriate assessments. The comprehensive history includes physical, psychological, cultural, functional, spiritual, and psychosocial data. In addition to clinical data gathering skills, students develop diagnostic reasoning and clinical problem solving skills including formulating differential diagnosis, ordering and interpreting common diagnostic tests, and documenting findings. This course includes a laboratory component. All participants engage in actual practice with fellow students, standardized patients, and simulations.

Prerequisite(s): A baccalaureate Health Assessment course or its equivalent.

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