Assessment Course

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As a 1970 graduate of a diploma program, this assessment course seemed far more defined. My assessments were taught in chapters in my medsurg, peds and maternity nursing texts. Forensic nursing was never mentioned. I love doing and teaching assessments because I love a good challenge and every patient is one. My skills became more fine tuned after my forensics nursing class over 10 yrs ago. I love stories by Patrica Cornwell, Tess Geristen and some by Kathy Reichs although I find her writing less sophisticated and more predictable than the others. “Bones” a TV drama based on her works and experiences is far more interesting to me. If Forensic Nursing is not a required course in BSN programs today, in my opinion it should be. It would fine tune basic assessment, observation and interviewing skills which all benefit the care of the patient.

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