This is a theory/laboratory course designed to help advanced nurse practitioner students develop advanced clinical assessment skills and diagnostic reasoning appropriate for advanced clinical practice. Building on undergraduate course work and previous clinical experience, this course utilizes life span development and health risk appraisal frameworks as the basis for health assessment. This allows the learner to differentiate the normal anatomic and physiologic variation across the life span. Health assessment skills and interviewing techniques are practiced with fellow students and human simulators.
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