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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nursing 103 Health Assessment in Nursing

135 hours (9 weeks); includes 45 hours of theory, 12 hours of nursing laboratory experience and 78 hours of supervised clinical experience.
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.

September 1999 - December 2021.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply moral, legal, ethical, and professional standards in health assessment of selected individual clients; demonstrate assessment skills based on scientific principles in determining an individual's healthy physiological and psychosocial response; utilize assessment skills and critical thinking to individualize the nursing process for clients at various developmental levels; modify communication skills to the individual client to facilitate the effective implementation of the nursing process; apply teaching concepts and principles appropriate to the individual's developmental level in assisting the individual client to achieve a healthier existence; and utilize the problem-solving approach to assess one's own learning needs and to develop a plan of action.

The nurse's application of developmental, family and socio-cultural aspects used in gathering the health history are stressed throughout the course. History taking and physical assessment of the individual throughout the lifespan to include inspection, palpation, auscultation and percussion is addressed. The emphasis is on normal findings and developmental variations; adverse effects of medications, and laboratory data are incorporated. Health promotion and education are seen as vital components in this course. Assessments are also discussed in admission, pre-and post-operative care and in discharging an individual in an acute care setting. Assessment tools, i.e., (DDS), are examined.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Assessment in Nursing (6/02 revalidation) (6/07 revalidation) (6/12 revalidation) (6/17 revalidation). *NOTE: Earlier versions of this course are listed in course groupings with either Nutrition (110) and Pharmacology (120) (September 1979 to March 1985) or Pharmacology (120) (April 1985 to December 1990) or Nursing (101) and Nursing (102) (May 1990 to August 1999). Please refer to the course groupings beginning with Nursing (101 and 102) in the 1990 Directory and in the Retired Courses subsection for this organization for further information.