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Health Assessment Review for Nurse Practitioner Students

Health Assessment Refresher Course for Nurse Practitioner Students

August 26-28, 2019

0815 – 1600

Clinical Education Centre

31 George Street

Queen’s University



During this 3-day workshop, the learner will have the opportunity to practice their health assessment skills.  The workshop is designed to consolidate the pre-course learning for the Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostics, prepare you for the pre-course OSCE which will be held in 2-3 week of September and give you confidence in your skills for your first clinical experiences. 

You will work in groups of 2-3 persons. The days will begin with a plenary presentation followed by hands on practice. 




Aug 26


Aug 27 


Aug 28

Morning, 0815 - 1230

  • 0815-0830, sign in and coffee
  • Welcome, overview and General Survey
  • Skin, hair nails assessment 
  • Cardiovascular assessment and practice time

Morning, 0815 - 1230

  • 0815-0830, sign in and coffee
  • MSK assessment
  • Cranial nerves review and assessment of the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, mouth
  • Practice time

Morning, 0815 - 1245

  • 0815-0830, sign in and coffee
  • Conducting a head to toe exam
  • Practice time
  • Afternoon pre-brief


LUNCH on your own- 1230-1315

LUNCH on your own- 1230-1315

LUNCH on your own- 1200-1245

Afternoon, 1315-1600

  • Respiratory assessment and practice (practice respiratory assessment and then practice putting together the skin, CV and respiratory assessment)
  • Abdominal assessment and practice time
  • 1600- End of day 1

Afternoon, 1315-1600

  • Neurological assessment
  • Practice time
  • Putting the assessment together
  • 1600- End of Day 2

Afternoon, 1245-1530 

  • Hands on Head to toe exam
  • Debrief and wrap up
  • End of workshop- 1530


Coffee Break provided at 1430 each afternoon

Fee: $300 (13% HST included) ($100/day for individual days).

Course Description

This three-day workshop is designed for current and future students of the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program. The focus will be on advanced health assessment and diagnosis. Participants will benefit from the detailed review and hands-on practice of the core elements of a Comprehensive Physical Examination.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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