[Answered] NR305 – Week 2 Discussion: Reflection on the Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment (Graded)


NR 305 Health Assessment


The purpose of this reflection is for learners to reflect on the nurse’s role in health assessment in various care settings.

Course Outcomes

This reflection enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 1: Demonstrate a head to toe physical assessment. (PO 1)

CO 3: Describe physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual influences on an individual’s health status. (PO 1)

Due Date

During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Sunday the end of the assigned week):

    • Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
    • Posts in the discussion on two different days

Points Possible

50 points


  • Reflection is an activity that involves your deep thought into your own experiences related to the concepts of the week. Answers should be detailed. In reflections students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
  • Scholarly sources are NOT required for this reflection
  • Best Practices include:
    • Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructor.
    • Enter the reflection often during the week to read and learn from posts.
    • Select different classmates for your reply each week.

Reflect on your current or prior practice setting.

  • Paragraph One: Briefly describe the type(s) of nursing health assessments you commonly perform.
    • Explain how your nursing health assessments are focused or comprehensive.
    • Provide examples of key subjective and objective data collected by nurses in this setting.
  • Paragraph Two: Describe the typical patient population in your practice setting.
    • What are some special considerations that you have used for obtaining an accurate health history and physical assessment in this patient population?
      • Examples may include age, lifestyle, financial status, health status, culture, religion, or spiritual practices.



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