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Physical Assessment (BSN)
ADV PHYS ASSES
CLASS CODE: NURS 327 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course uses the conceptual model to help the student gain advanced assessment skills to improve patient care.

*Note: Escrow credit is a method of academic adjustment that allows a block of credit to be granted for previous learning. (See “Vertical Credits” in catalog). At BYU-Idaho, escrow credit allows lower division credits already earned to be awarded as upper division credits upon successful completion of specified course work. These credits are required for the BSN program. When the BSN student successfully completes Nursing 327 and 330, six vertical credits will be awarded.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and 1 Summer Term
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Conduct a complete health history and record the data.

2. Identify expected to findings relevant to growth and development throughout the life span.

3. Conduct a complete health and physical assessment.

4. Document a complete health and physical assessment.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Create opportunities for the patient to be involved in the assessment process.

2. Demonstrate sensitivity to patients of different races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status when conducting a physical examination or health history.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Develop a plan of care using assessment data.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001