NRSG 335 Applied Health Assessment and Promotion for RNs (3 cr.)
Prerequisite NRSG 315
This course explores concepts of health promotion, risk reduction and
disease prevention as they relate to specific medical conditions. Students explore health
promotion and assessment strategies used to improve physical and psychosocial wellness,
behavioral change theories and theories of motivation, determinants of health and Healthy
People 2020, cultural factors contributing to health practices, risk assessment and risk reduction
approaches, and health teaching. Students apply concepts from the CREATION Health Model to
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promote healthy lifestyle choices and optimize risk reduction. Emphasis is placed on the
professional nurse’s role of health advocate and teacher. This course includes a clinical project.
Note: One of the implications of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report for Nursing Education
is the transformation of care at the bedside. The emphasis of this course is on health promotion
measures that can be implemented in the acute care environment.