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Health & Physical Assessment PNUR 1109*

Course Description

Using the nursing process and assessment frameworks, learners will develop proficiency in conducting a health history and physical assessment. Learning will take place in the psychomotor labs at KPU Langley campus using various levels and types of simulation, thus allowing learners to begin to differentiate normal from abnormal findings in a more realistic manner. Learners will work through a systems approach to physical assessment, learning how to progress from a focused assessment to a complete head to toe assessment and will have the opportunity to practice performing various assessment skills. Learners will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse completing the health history and physical assessment. This is an active learning class and it is expected that students will be active participants. There are no written exams in this class rather students will be evaluated on their ability to perform a health history and physical assessment.

Please note:  Applicants intending to register for Consolidated Clinical (PNUR 1130) are required to show proof of English proficiency.  Please see the Consolidated Clinical website for full details.

Course Format

This is an onsite course utilizing the psychomotor labs on the KPU Langley Campus. Generally this course is delivered in 2-3 full/partial day workshops.

Course Cost

$600.00 CAD, plus GST

Course Grade

Successful grade for this course is Mastery

Learners who are not successful in PNUR 1109, Health & Physical Assessment may attempt the course for a second time. Learners requesting a second attempt are required to seek permission from the Director, in writing. Learners are advised to contact their Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body for advisement if they are not successful after a second attempt. No exceptions. Please note, there is no appeal mechanism within KPU for students receiving non-mastery.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible to register, applicants must have one of the following:

  • Completion of KPU Competency Assessment and Enhancement for Nurses' (CAEN) assessment
  • A letter or email referral from a Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body
  • Current nursing licensure
  • Access to a computer/internet

How to Register

Please use the link located on the Faculty of Health, Professional Studies homepage and register via "flexreg".  The course to search is PNUR 1109.

Registration deadline

Registration closes just prior to the start of each session or once the seats are full.  Maximum 20 students per class.

Current Course Schedule (Please note: schedule is subject to change)

Current course schedules are available on our main webpage for Professional Studies Health and on the online registration system Flexreg

Text books/Course Materials

Internet access required.  Online course modality may not be fully functional when utilizing iPads &/or android devices.

Ross-Kerr, J. Potter and Perry Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing.  Latest edition and/or a copy current in the last 5 years.  Available through the publisher at or through Kwantlen's bookstore.


Please contact our Program Assistant at 604.599.2232 or email