NUNP 540

Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Theory

Units: 1.5

The theoretical knowledge, judgment, skills, and abilities required by advanced practice nurses, to assess individuals across the lifespan, families and communities. Includes comprehensive and holistic health assessments that integrate the psychosocial, emotional, ethnic, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of health, health promotion and disease prevention, and diagnostic reasoning. Integration of an advanced practice nursing perspective will help students critique various approaches to assessment of health and illness.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of NUNP 540, NUNP 533.
  • A student must pass both theory and practice corequisites to advance to the next set of corequisite theory and practice courses. If a student fails one corequisite course they may be required to complete both corequisites again the next time they are offered.
  • Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and skills obtained in NUNP 531, NUNP 532 upon enrolment in NUNP 540 and NUNP 541 if 12 months or more has lapsed between their completing these courses and enrolling in NUNP 540 and NUNP 541.



Graduate course in the Nursing, Advanced Practice: Nurse Practitioner Option program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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