2022-2023 College Catalog 
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NAD 108 - Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning

Credit(s): 2
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 2, 0

This course provides the framework for preparing students to perform comprehensive health assessments on patients across the lifespan utilizing the nursing process and focusing on the development of clinical reasoning. Emphasis is placed on taking a thorough nursing history, performing physiological, psychological, sociological, developmental, cultural, and spiritual assessments, as well as identification of patient safety, health risks, and stressors. Using the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation, the student will be able to complete a systematic head to toe physical assessment of the adult patient. Emphasis is also placed on analyzing the data collected, including laboratory and diagnostic testing results and proper recording and documentation of assessed findings. Laboratory experiences provide an opportunity to practice assessment skills. Minimum grade of “C” is required in order to pass the course.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable. (1.2)

Offered: Fall
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program or Practical Nursing Program, ENG 101  & PSY 101 . Corequisites: NAD 105  or NUP 105 ; NAD 106 ; BIO 111  or BIO 211 . All corequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better to progress in the program.
General Education: Not Applicable

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