May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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NUR 202 - Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan


Semester Hours: 3
This course is innovatively designed to build on the basic health assessment skills and knowledge of the sciences. The goal is to develop a comprehensive knowledge base in critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills using Case-Based/Problem-Based Learning. Advanced Health Assessment is partnered with principles of pharmacology to simulate real-life patient clinical situations. This model provides learners with the opportunity to evaluate a diverse community of patients presenting with multiple clinical problems, multiple drug regimens and socioeconomic problems across the lifespan.  The Case-Based/Problem-Based Learning case studies facilitate knowledge building by developing differential diagnoses in Advanced Health Assessment, and applying the pharmacotherapeutic principles in the management of the same case. Using case studies with patients with multiple disease processes, requiring multidrug class therapy provide opportunities to gain a greater depth and breadth of knowledge in the clinical application. This innovative methodology mirrors the complexity of multidimensional patients in clinical practice. The case studies and other learning activities enable the student to apply principles of critical thinking and clinical decision-making in an environment that promotes understanding rather than learning through traditional learning methods. Partnering Advanced Health Assessment with pharmacology is operationalized through Case-Based/Problem-Based PEARLS (Patient-centered Explorations in Active Reasoning, Learning, and Synthesis) cases, mini-cases, simulation, OSCEs (Observed Structured Clinical Experiences), histological and clinical correlations. The course also includes the discussion of the role of the NP in New York State, as well as the New York State NP Scope of Practice standards. An interprofessional learning environment using holistic, scientifically sound, evidence based and patient-centered care will be integrated into the process of learning.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Prerequisites: Basic Health Assessment within five years; passing a performance exam; NUR 201 . Corequisite: NUR 203 . For Graduate Nursing Majors only.





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