This course is designed to provide the RN-BSN student with the skills to perform a complete holistic health assessment and to plan nursing care for the individual. Specific attention is given to the development of skill used for comprehensive history taking and physical examination. Emphasis is on the assessment of the individual with appropriate analysis and interpretation of the data collected from individual families and groups. Stress concepts, theories, and models, as well as stress management are covered. The aging process and common health alterations are discussed. Concepts introduced relate to physiologic, psychologic, and social issues pertinent to the aging population that relate to health care practices. These concepts are used to choose implementation strategies and to evaluate nursing care. Prerequisites: Official acceptance to the RN- BSN program; current Ohio RN License, CPR, and nursing professional liability insurance, NUR 30303 with a grade of “C” or better in theory; and BIO 49303.
Offered Spring for 7 Semester hours.