NR 305 Week 6 Assignment: Physical Examination Video Demonstration


To demonstrate competence in a general head-to-toe physical health assessment.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

  • (CO #1) Utilize prior knowledge of theories and principles of nursing and related disciplinesto explain expected client behaviors, while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities. (PO #1)
  • (CO #3) Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)

This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.

Due Date

Physical Examination Video Demonstration assignment is due Sunday end of Week 6 at 11:59 MT


Create a video demonstrating a complete physical examination on a volunteer adult (18 years of age or older) participant.

Follow this link Physical Examination Video Demonstration Outline (Links to an external examination. Perform the physical examination in the order that is written on this outline. (This is meant to be a general physical examination. Skills that are not … on the outline do not need to … in your video.)

You may record your video in Kaltura (available to you in the course) or you may use your own phone or other digital camera device. ALL videos must… uploaded to Kaltura in the course shell for submission. Follow this link for step-by-step directions on how to do this: How to Produce, Upload, and Submit a Video (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.   (These instructions are also … in the Course Resources.)

You will need a stethoscope and a pen light to complete this examination.

Adult participant must remain covered at all times for privacy purposes. Suggested attire for adult participant: tank top and shorts. Instructor must be able to have a clear view of stethoscope placement on the torso. Auscultating over a shirt is acceptable for the purposes of this video. It is … that the student wear nursing scrubs and/or a lab coat. Business casual dress is also acceptable.

Video should … filmed in a private area with minimal distractions to enhance the evaluator’s ability to hear and see clearly. You may not use notes or take notes during this assessment. State your findings within the video.

To begin the video:

Student scans area with camera to show that notes are not being used (i.e., taped to walls Student states in front of camera: “My name is [First and Last Name of Student] and this is my physical examination assignment for NR 305.”

Participant states in front of camera: “My name is [First and Last Name of Adult Participant] and I give my permission for this assessment to be recorded and submitted to Chamberlain College of Nursing for grading purposes.”

Video should … recorded all at once. Please do not edit in any way. If you realize you have forgotten to assess an area, you may add it at the end of the video before you stop recording.

Relax! You are a highly skilled registered nurse! This assignment is meant to be a “refresher” for practice; and to provide for you with the opportunity to revisit, and improve upon, skills that you may not use regularly. Prior to recording, refer to your Jarvis textbook to review proper technique for the required skills.

Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.

By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.

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