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Does anyone know where I could take Advanced Health Assessment online?  And why do some schools require clinical hours and some do not?  Thanks

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SopranoKris is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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You are going to be hard pressed to find a school that will only let you take Advanced Health Assessment without being in their program.

I attend University of South Alabama and our Advanced Physical Assessment course was online, but we had to make several, very lengthy videos performing detailed assessments (e.g. CV, Neuro, GI, etc.). This was our last course before starting clinicals. Between completion of physical assessment and clinicals, we had to go to campus to do hands-on skills intensives (suturing, pelvic exams, otoscope/opthalmascope, casting, etc.)

 

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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It depends on the program and the school itself. I did an on-campus program back when ANP and ACNP programs existed (they're now AGNP and AGACNP). The ANP and ACNP students attended the same Advanced Health Assessment didactic sessions and simulation lab together. However, for us ACNP students, we had a separate in-patient clinical rotation of 80 hours doing H&P's with a preceptor which the ANP students were not required to do by their program.

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