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2011-2012 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 200 - Nursing Assessment of the Person

(2 credits)
Course provides the student with beginning knowledge and skills needed to assess the health status of the person from infancy through old age. The physical, psychological, cultural and spiritual dimensions of the person are assessed as well as factors that influence health and wellness including multigenerational genetic history. Attention is placed on distinguishing normal from abnormal findings and judging the functional abilities of the person using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. Nursing assessment provides a database for future identification of nursing diagnoses and a nursing care plan. The course includes clinical laboratory time following the theoretical component. Prerequisites: NURS 100 , BIOL 205 , BIOL 214 , CHEM 103 , PSYC 101 , SOC 101 , successful completion of math proficiency test. Corequisites: NURS 201 , BIOL 206 . Spring, and occasionally in the Fall with NURS 300 for qualified students.