This course is designed to help the RN or RPN acquire the knowledge and critical skills required to develop and perform a complete health assessment. Assessment of each body system will include transcultural and lifespan considerations. Students will review methods of obtaining and recording a holistic health assessment including a health history, and physical and psychosocial assessments. There will be review of screening tools for the assessment of domestic violence, mental status, nutritional status, and pain. NOTE - there is no lab component to this course.