NURS 615

Advanced Health Assessment: Adult and Older Adult

1 Graduate credit
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills of history taking, physical examination, and critical thinking related to interpreting normal and abnormal findings in the health of adults and the elderly. Relevant anatomy and physiology are reviewed for interpreting body system assessments.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admitted MSN student or instructor's consent.

Learning outcomes


  • Perform risk factor analyses based on social, cultural, familial, occupational, and lifestyle history when assessing health promotion needs of the adult and older adult client.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in recording a holistic health history and systematically performing a physical examination of adult and older adults.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal physical assessment findings in the adult and older adult client.