The focus of this course is to provide students with the knowledge needed to perform a comprehensive health assessment including history taking and physical examination using evidence-based communication and interview techniques, as well as inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Expected assessment findings and common unexpected findings will be discussed, as well as differences based on age, ethnicity, and culture. Students will utilize components of the nursing process to plan and provide safe patient-centered holistic care using fundamental nursing skills. Identification of risk factors and related client education needs will be included. Professional verbal and written communication of interview and assessment findings will be addressed.