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NURS 636 Labs and Diagnostics for Advanced Practice Nursing

This course focuses on the knowledge needed to interpret common laboratory and diagnostic tests encountered in advanced practice nursing. Content includes recognizing, analyzing and interpreting normal and abnormal laboratory and diagnostic findings within the context of patient care. Attributes, strengths and limitations of common diagnostics are reviewed to guide clinical decision-making. Competence Statement: Knows interpretation of common laboratory and diagnostics tests well enough to apply to the provision of care as an advanced practice nurse.

Special information

Prerequisites: Prior to taking this course, you must have successfully completed the following courses or have instructor consent: a graduate level pathophysiology course.
1 Graduate credit

Effective May 6, 2020 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze and interpret common laboratory and diagnostic test results in the context of patients across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate ordering appropriate lab and diagnostic tests for patients across the lifespan.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Labs and Diagnostics for Advanced Practice Nursing Drake, Marissa Dolores Books for NURS-636-01 Fall 2023 Course details for NURS-636-01 Fall 2023