NURS310 Assessment, Evaluation and Clinical Decision-Making (3 semester hours)

This course explores assessment of the individual and families across the lifespan with a focus on culturally diverse, vulnerable populations. The concepts of genetics, health maintenance/health promotion, and cultural competence will guide the student to develop plans of care focused on clinical prevention. Students will cultivate professional assessment skills by completing a health interview, a health risk assessment and a discharge teaching plan. All evidence-based plans of care reflect an understanding of the relationship between assessed risk factors and genetic predisposition toward illness with the goal of achieving quality patient outcomes. (Prerequisite: NURS300)