Syllabus for NUR-328

HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course introduces the student to the process of systematic and comprehensive health data collection and assessment.  Emphasis is placed on strategies for interpersonal communication, skillful examination techniques, and data validation. Culturally and age appropriate health promotion and disease prevention activities are explored. This course is designed to be taken with NUR-340 and NUR-342.

COURSE TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Value the dignity of individuals in the performance of a comprehensive health assessment;
  2. Utilize professional interpersonal communication skills;
  3. Demonstrate comprehensive health assessment skills across the life cycle;
  4. Apply critical thinking skills to formulate nursing diagnoses and related health promotion activities; and
  5. Document assessment findings based on professional standards and competencies.

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required materials are available from the College’s textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Materials

 

 

Additional Resources

Please see the Additional Resources link on the course Web site for a list of additional course resources.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Health Assessment and Health Promotion (NUR-328) is a three-credit hybrid (in-class/online) course covering the following ten (10) topics.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to take exams and demonstrate performance of selected health assessment techniques in the clinical lab. See below for details.

Consult the course schedule for due dates.

Examinations

You are required to complete the following three examinations. Details can be found within the Examinations section of the course.

In-Class Examination Policy

Clinical Lab Assignments

There are four Clinical Lab Assignments associated with this course. You are required to complete the following:

All Clinical Lab Assignments will be graded on a Pass/Fail scale, and you must achieve a Pass on each testing lab assignment by the second attempt in order to pass the course.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

Examinations will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any exam not taken. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

A

=

93–100

B–

=

80–82

A–

=

90–92

C+

=

78–79

B+

=

88–89

C

=

73–77

B

=

83–87

F

=

Below 73

To receive credit for the course, you must pass each testing lab with a score of 80% or higher and earn a letter grade of B– (80) or higher on the weighted average of all three examinations. Students must earn a grade of B– (80) or better in all nursing courses to progress through the curriculum.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

Study Tips

To stay on track throughout the course, begin each week by consulting the course Calendar. The Calendar provides an overview of the course and indicates due dates for submitting assignments, posting discussions, and scheduling and taking examinations.

Note: All Web site addresses (URLs) in this course were accurate and reflected the stated content at the onset of the course. However URLs change and great resources may disappear. If you encounter a problem accessing a Web site, post a message in the HELP discussion area of this course.

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