Health Assessment and Clinical Inference

This course is designed to enhance the nurse’s physical and psychosocial assessment skills using standardized assessment instruments for clients across the lifespan. The functional, cognitive, psychological, and social changes unique to older adults are highlighted. Students will begin to focus on the probability of pathological change and conditions of varying complexity. Clinical inferences are recorded using nursing diagnoses. Students are expected to participate as examiners and examinees and to independently obtain individuals for final assessment checkoffs. Prerequisites: completion of BIO 190/191 and BIO 198/199 with a minimum grade of C and acceptance into the BSN program or consent of the Dean, School of Health Sciences.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Additional Course Fees


  • BIO 190 - Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 191 - Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
  • BIO 198 - Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 199 - Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

Last updated: 08/10/2021