This course is designed to help the nurse acquire the knowledge and critical thinking skills required to develop and perform a complete health assessment. The assessment of each body system will include transcultural and lifespan considerations. Students will review methods of obtaining and recording a holistic health assessment which includes a physical, psychosocial, and a health history. There will be a review of the screening tools used for assessing domestic violence, pain, mental health, and nutritional status. Please note that there is no lab component to this course.