This course introduces the student to important concepts related to assessment and maintenance of health in individuals. Content will cover basic assessment of patients across the lifespan, including patients with diverse backgrounds as well as geriatric populations. Students will perform assessments incorporating aspects of history-taking, risk potential, psychosocial development, physical examination techniques and deviations from normal assessment findings. This course will emphasize the core educational competencies of the curriculum: caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. A strong laboratory focus is provided to enable the student/learner to demonstrate competence in nursing assessment skills. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Prerequisite: Admission to RN-AS Program.
Terms Typically Offered:Fall, Spring, Summer
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.