NURS 3310. Health Assessment. 3 Hours.
Students are presented the concepts and principles underlying assessment of the health status of individuals. An emphasis is placed on interviewing skills, health histories, and the physical and psychosocial findings in the well person, plus the development of communication in the nurse-client relationship and assessment skills. Students implement the nursing process by obtaining health histories, performing physical and psychosocial assessments, establishing a baseline database, and formulating initial nursing plans. (Class 2 hours weekly, Clinical/Lab 3 hours weekly.)
Prerequisite: Admission to SHSU nursing program.