Outline: RPH100


REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE HEALTH ASSESSMENT - 60 HOURS

Prerequisites

  Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario. (RPN) 

Topic Outline

  • Holistic Health  Assessment
  • Interviewing and Examination 
  • Nutrition and GI Assessment
  • Skin, Hair and Nail Assessment
  • Head, Neck, Mouth, Nose, Throat, Sinus Assessment
  • Eye and Ear Assessment
  • Breast and Regional Lymphatics Assessment
  • Thorax and Lung Assessment
  • Head and Neck Vessel Assessment
  • Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Peripheral Vascular and Lymphatic Assessments
  • Abdomen, Anus and Rectum Assessments
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • Genitourinary Assessment
  • Neurological Assessment
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Integration of  the Health Assessment
  • Practical Session(s)

Modes of Instruction

1. Classroom

a. Lectures

b. Videos



2. Nursing practice lab - simulated practice (students work in pairs or triads):

a. Creative experiential activities

b. Reciprocal learning.

Required Supplies

Each student is required to have their own stethoscope and pen light. 
These items can be purchased at the Seneca Campus Bookstore, Newnham Campus. 

Texts and Resources Required

Jarvis ,C. Physical Examination and Health Assessment. latest edition. St. Louis: Saunders. 

Supplemental Resource

Jarvis, C. (2004). Health Assessment online starter kit. 

Modes of Evaluation

Assignment - Health History Interview
15%
Lab (Demo) Final
30%
Mid-Term/Test 20%
Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

Grading Policy

A+ 90% - 100% 4.0
A 80% - 89% 4.0
B+ 75% - 79% 3.5
B 70% - 74% 3.0
C+ 65% - 69% 2.5
C 60% - 64% 2.0
D 55% - 59% 1.0
F 0% - 54% 0

Note: A minimum grade of "B" must be obtained in this course in order to pass. Students must pass  each and every mode of evaluation that includes: Assignment - Health History Interview,
Lab (Demo) Final, Mid-Term/Test and the Final Exam otherwise a grade of F is assigned.

 
 
 
 

Approved by,  ________________________ 
                       Lisa Somers, Chair 
                       Community & Health Sciences 



Last Reviewed:  Summer 2010