NURS 580 Advanced Health/Physical Assessment

This course is designed to prepare the student to complete an accurate patient history, physical examination and utilize the diagnostic reasoning process to develop diagnoses as a foundation for advanced practice in primary and/or acute care settings. The course focus on physical examination and history taking contains foundational content to guide students' approaches to history taking, interviewing, and other core assessment concepts, as well as fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline correct performance in conducting physical examinations. Physical assessment is accomplished with the progression of critical thinking from data analysis through the routine head to toe examination to the progression of a targeted system work up leading to differential diagnosis.




NURS 530 or consent of the program Dean