Course Information

Health Assessment (NRSG 206)

Term: 2022-2023 - SPRING


Penny Marie Briese

Office Hours for Spring, 2023

Mondays: 10-12:00 

Tuesdays: 12-1:00

Wednesdays: 11-12:30

Thursdays: 12-12:30

Wendy Lynn Hager

Summer Office Hours (Central Time): 

Tuesday 8:30am - 1:30pm 

Thursday 8:30am - 1:30pm

Feel free to contact me outside of these hours via email as needed.  If these hours don't work for you, email to request a date/time that works in your schedule. 

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A little something about me:  I have been a nurse for over 15 years and in the healthcare field for over 20 years.  I am enamored with the field of nursing, have been since I can remember.  I love that, as a nurse, one is positioned to have such a profound impact in the lives of humans and in healthcare delivery as a whole.  I am particularly passionate about improvement and leadership.  My husband and I have three children and one cute pup.  We live in Jamestown, North Dakota.  My favorite things (outside of nursing and family) are reading, gardening, and learning.

I have the benefit of experiencing quite a bit of online learning throughout my adult life.  I know how valuable your time is.  As such, it is important to me that the courses you take are worth your time, so please bring your feedback so that we can make improvements. 


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Tue, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (1/9/2023 - 5/4/2023) Location: MAIN ORL 121


The course includes theory and practice in the collection of subjective and objective health-related data through the physical assessment and interview, using classmates for practice. Theory and supervised practice guide the student in recognizing normal and abnormal physiological states and understand their significance. In addition, the student will be able to use the findings to formulate a therapeutic plan of care. Prerequisites: Must be accepted into nursing major, Biol 208; Biol 216; Nrsg 205; Soc 101 OR Soc 230; Psyc 203. Co-requisite: Biol 209, Nrsg 210. Offered: Spring