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ST.

TONIS COLLEGE
College Of Nursing
Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga
A.Y.: 2016-2017; 1st Semester
STC Vision-Mission :
St. Tonis College, Inc. envisioned to be a school that seeks a life of faith, learning and action, that shall develop
people into becoming
intellectually competent and honest, morally and ethically sensitive, creatively aware
and responsive to the needs, aspiration of a just, free and
responsible social order.
For realization of the vision of the St. Tonis College, its Articles of Incorporation set forth the purposes of the institution
as follows:
1. To develop the students academic excellence based on mastery of the fundamentals.
2. To provide an environment where the school community can find creative expression for their faith and freedom as
human beings.
3. To instill Christian principles as basis in molding high moral conduct in the life of youth.
4. To equip students with vocational skills to enable them earn a decent and meaningful life.
5. To encourage students to appreciate, value and preserve Filipino culture and to develop appreciation of other
culture.
6. To extend the school services to the community to enable them become aware of their potentials, needs and
problems, to be analyze of their
identified needs and problems and able to act to solve them.
STC-CON Objectives :
The College of Nursing aims generally to provide the students with a broad educational experience designed to
develop the understanding,
skills, attitudes, and values necessary for the giving of comprehensive nursing care
especially within the context of Filipino life and culture.
Specifically:
1. To create situations and provide experiences conducive to active participation in the learning process;
2. To provide opportunities for students to work cooperatively with other health workers in national development;
3. To give students opportunities to grow and develop the abilities and potential to the optimum so that they may live
productive and
meaningful lives imbued with the Christian ideals of love and service to fellowmen;
4. To encourage their participation in community outreach activities in order to help them become increasingly aware
of their responsibilities
for effective community life; and,
5. To provide the background necessary for graduate study and to develop appreciation for the need for continuing
education.

I. Course Name
II. Course Code
III. Course Description

IV. Course Credit


V. Contact Hours/Sem

VI. Pre-requisite
VII. Placement
VII. Course Objectives

IX. Course Outline


Week
1
2

Health Assessment
HA
The course deals with concepts, principles & techniques of history taking using various tools, physical
examination (head to toe), psychosocial assessment and interpretation of laboratory findings to arrive at a
nursing diagnosis on the client across the lifespan in community and hospital settings.
3 units (2 units lecture, 1 unit RLE)
87 total contact hours
36 lecture hours (4:00 5:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
51 RLE hours (1:00 3:00 Wednesday)
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing, General Psychology, Anatomy-Physiology, Chemistry 2 & NCM 100
1st year, 1st Semester
At the end of the course and given simulated and actual conditions/ situations, the student will be able to:
1. differentiate normal from abnormal assessment findings;
2. utilize concepts, principles, techniques and appropriate assessment tools in the assessment of individual
client with varying age group and development; and,
3. observe bioethical concepts/ principles and core values and nursing standards in the care of clients.
Topic/s
Review of the Nursing Process
Health History Guidelines
A. Interview
1. Purpose
2. Structure
3. Guidelines of an effective interview
Health History
A. Personal profile
1. Chief complaint of present illness
2. Past health history
3. Current medications
4. Personal habits & patterns of living
5. Psychosocial History
a. Mental Status Assessment
Children and Adolescent
Adults
B. Functional Assessment
1. Adults

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7

2. Physical activities of daily living (PADC)


3. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
C. Functional Assessment Tests
1. Newborns Apgar scoring system
2. Infants & children MMDST
3. Adults
a. Katz Index of Independence in ADL
b. Barthel index
D. Review of Systems (Symptoms)
E. Assessment in pregnancy (e.g. LMP, EDC)
F. Pediatric Additions to Health History (e.g. head circumference, weight, height, immunization)
G. G. Geriatric Additions to the Health History (e.g. immunization, current prescription medications, over the
counter medications, ADL, social support, etc.)
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Physical Examination
A. Preparation guidelines
B. PE guidelines
C. Techniques in Physical assessment
1. Inspection
2. Auscultation
3. Percussion
4. Palpation
D. Continuing Assessment
1. Pain
2. Fever
E. Pediatric Adaptation
1. General guidelines
2. Specific age groups
F. Geriatric adaptations
1. General guidelines
2. Modifications
G. Cultural considerations
1. Sequence of PE (adult/pedia/geriatric adaptations)
a. Overview
b. Integument
c. Head
d. Neck
e. Back

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f. Anterior Truck
g. Abdomen
h. Musculoskeletal system
i. Neurologic system
j. Genitourinary system
H. Clinical alert
I. Documentation of findings
J. Patient & Family Education & Home Health Teaching
MIDTERM EXAMINATION
Diagnostic Tests (routine laboratory exams)
Appropriate Nursing Diagnosis
FINAL EXAMINATION

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12
13 - 15
16 - 17
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X. Course Learning Plan
Desired
Course Content
Learning
Outcomes
At the end of the
I. Review of the
discussion, the
Nursing Process
student will be
II. Health History
able:
Guidelines
A. Interview
(Psychomotor
1. Purpose
Domain)
2. Structure
3. Guidelines of
To recognize
the methods on an effective
interview
doing the
III. Health History
health
A. Personal profile
assessment
1. Chief complaint
process.
To interpret the of present illness
2. Past health
actual findings
history
based on the
3. Current
norms and
medications
standards.
4. Personal habits
To apply the

Reference

Kozier & Erbs


Fundamentals of
Nursing Checklist.
8th ed.
Nursing Health
Assessment: A
Textbook for
Filipino Nursing
Students. 1st ed.

TeachingLearning
Activities
LectureDiscussion

Quizzes

TeachingLearning
Materials
Video
Presentation

Graded Recitation
Demonstration
Problem-Based
Learning
Simulation
Buzz Discussion

Fundamentals of
Nursing: The Art &
Science of Nursing
Care. 4th ed.

Assessment
Task

A/V Presentation
Return
Demonstration
Formal
Assessment

Time Frame

87 hours

different
techniques and
procedures in
health
assessment.
To examine the
individual using
a
comprehensive
tool in health
assessment.
To develop a
comprehensive
teaching plan
for the client.

(Affective
Domain)
To take interest
in the learning
process of the
course.
To actively
participate
during the
class
discussion.
To develop
sense of selfconfidence and
attitude.
To act
accordingly

& patterns of
living
5. Psychosocial
History
a. Mental Status
Assessment
Children and
Adolescent
Adults
B. Functional
Assessment
1. Adults
2. Physical
activities of daily
living (PADC)
3. Instrumental
activities of daily
living (IADL)
C. Functional
Assessment Tests
1. Newborns
Apgar scoring
system
2. Infants &
children MMDST
3. Adults
a. Katz Index of
Independence in
ADL
b. Barthel index
D. Review of
Systems
(Symptoms)

based on
norms and
standards of
the College.
(Psychomotor
Domain)
To follow
instructions
based on the
operating
procedures in
health
assessment.
To execute
tasks based on
sound
understanding.
To show
effective health
assessment
protocols.
To master the
different
techniques in
performing
health
assessment.

E. Assessment in
pregnancy (e.g.
LMP, EDC)
F. Pediatric
Additions to
Health History
(e.g. head
circumference,
weight, height,
immunization)
G. Geriatric
Additions to the
Health History
(e.g.
immunization,
current
prescription
medications, over
the counter
medications, ADL,
social support,
etc.)
III. Physical
Examination
A. Preparation
guidelines
B. PE guidelines
C. Techniques in
Physical
assessment
1. Inspection
2. Auscultation
3. Percussion

4. Palpation
D. Continuing
Assessment
1. Pain
2. Fever
E. Pediatric
Adaptation
1. General
guidelines
2. Specific age
groups
F. Geriatric
adaptations
1. General
guidelines
2. Modifications
G. Cultural
considerations
1. Sequence of PE
(adult/pedia/geriat
ric adaptations)
a. Overview
b. Integument
c. Head
d. Neck
e. Back
f. Anterior Truck
g. Abdomen
h. Musculoskeletal
system
i. Neurologic
system
j. Genitourinary

system
H. Clinical alert
I. Documentation
of findings
J. Patient & Family
Education & Home
Health Teaching
IV. Diagnostic
Tests (routine
laboratory exams)
V. Appropriate
Nursing Diagnosis
XI. Laboratory Supplies
Assessment forms
Patients chart
& Equipment
Ophthalmoscope
Watch with second hand
Otoscope
Sphygmomanometer
Flashlight or penlight
Stethoscope
Tongue depressor
Gloves and lubricant
Ruler & tape
Vaginal speculum and equipment for cytological bacteriological
study
Thermometer
Cotton
Tuning fork
Reflex hammer
Safety pins
Paper & pen and pencil
XII. Course
1. Regular attendance
Requirements
2. Active class participation and discussion
3. Group/Individual report
XIII. Grading System
Prelims:
Midterms:
Finals:
Class Standing (60%)
Class Standing (60%)
Class Standing (60%)
Quizzes 30%
Quizzes 30%
Quizzes 30%
CPGW 15%
CPGW 15%
CPGW 15%
HW 10%
HW 10%
HW 10%
Attitude 5%
Attitude 5%
Attitude 5%
Exam (40%)
Exam (40%)
Exam (40%)
PG = 100%
TMG = 100%
TFG = 100%

FMG = (70% of TMG + 30% of PG)

FG = (70% of TFG + 30% of MG)