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HAPE

 
About the HAPE
Educational Requirements
Skills Needed
Clinical Sites
Registering

About the HAPE (Health Assessment Performance Examination)


HAPE will assess the studentís ability to use diagnostic reasoning in gathering client-related data in an organized, systematic way so as to identify actual or potential health problems and to assist the client in maintaining an optimum level of wellness. The HAPE incorporates both nursing theory and knowledge of the health assessment process and tests its implementation at the beginning professional level of competence.
Excelsior College (formerly Regents College) will provide enrolled students with an HAPE study guide and a videotape with a workbook to assist with the examination.

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Educational Requirements


Must be enrolled in Excelsior College BSN program.
You should complete Health Support A and B as well as Health Restoration I and II.

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Skills Needed


Take a health history
Perform a physical examination
Synthesize the data collected to develop a nursing care plan
Must identify normal and abnormal heart and breath sounds
Must demonstrate competence in both theory and practice

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Clinical Sites


Albany, NY
Columbus, OH
Milwaukee, WI
Long Beach, CA
Atlanta, GA

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Registering


Must be in enrolled in Excelsior College.
Request the application for the HAPE from Excelsior College, complete it and turn it in.
Due to the large number of students in the program, the waiting period for clinicals will fluctuate.

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