2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
    
    Jul 18, 2019  
2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 6511 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning


(5 cr.) The physical and emotional well-being of patients and families can be complex and multifaceted. Advanced practice nurses need to have the knowledge and ability to provide safe, competent, and comprehensive physical health assessments to develop appropriate treatment plans. Students in this course focus on concepts and assessment skills to care for patients across the lifespan. They learn to use diagnostic reasoning, advanced communication and physical assessment skills to identify changes in health patterns, from conception to geriatrics. Students also use a systematic approach through which they focus on the assessment of patients with acute and chronic health problems. They engage in course assignments that emphasize health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance across the lifespan.



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