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NURS 704 - Advanced Health Assessment

Class Session: Monday, May 14, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructors: Shelli Gibbs, Victoria Davis

Note: Sections for this course: J50, J51 and J52.


Course Description

Advanced theory and practice in critical thinking, physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning for clients across the life span to identify pathologic variations and initiate appropriate interventions. Didactic, lab, and field study.


On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information

This course is required to have on-campus immersion experience on August 1, 2, and 3, 2018 from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Nursing.Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses: USC Columbia. Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications: Graduate.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(One or more synchronous components will REQUIRE meeting face-to-face or Online).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


.Required Clinical.

Clinical days and times will be arranged with the instructor.


Information is accurate as of August 17, 2018, 4:50 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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