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Module Goals

After completing this module, students will be able to do the following:

  • Accurately complete and document a focused exam for a client with chest pain
  • Complete a mindful self-assessment of healthy behaviors and identify strengths and areas for improvement
  • Utilize technology to identify strategies for increasing physical activity


As the chapters in our lives unfold our patterns and routines change; as do our interests, energies and activities. In this module we will explore the opportunities that are present today for us to enhance the place physical activity has in our personal and professional lives, in our workplaces, families and communities.

The importance of physical activity has been spotlighted by its selection as one of the Healthy People 2020 goals, specifically to improve health, fitness, and quality of life through daily physical activity. The Healthy People 2020 campaign has identified that, “More than 80 percent of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.” Retrieved from Healthy People 2020

Begin this week’s activities by viewing the Healthy People 2020 website at Review the material on the overview, objective, and national snapshot tabs on this webpage. Select and review at least 1 of the consumer information resources on the interventions and resources tabs. Consider: What is my level of physical activity? How does it impact how I function at work, in school, and in the community? When my patients look at me what do they see? Am I a role model for physical activity and health? Consider the impact on your credibility as a patient educator.

We have all “heard” it before. Physical activity is good for us. It reduces the risk of and mitigates against the effects of chronic illness. It improves mood by stimulating the release of the body’s natural antidepressants-endorphins. It helps relieve stress and it helps us maintain a healthy body weight. It helps maintain our strength and stamina. Take a moment to reflect: Do you do more than just “hear it”? What effects have your level of physical activity had on your life? Your career? Your family and social relationships?

Consider this week’s module an opportunity for deeper reflection, self-assessment and personal and professional renewal. The Centers for Disease Control website offers readings, educational videos, tools and strategies for improving and enhancing personal, family, workplace and community physical activity.  Conduct a comprehensive review of each of the sections. Prior to completing your review on the above, also turn your attention to the state physical activity indicator report for 2014 at These reports will provide community wide assessment updates and information.

The assignments and learning activities in this module require a mindful self-assessment and the ability to apply creativity and innovation toward goal achievement.

Goals Alignment

  • University Mission Based Outcomes – 1, 2, 3, 5
  • Program Learning Goals – 1, 3, 6, 7
  • Course Learning Objectives – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Professional Standards

  • AACN Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
  • AACN Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
  • AACN Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology
  • AACN Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
  • AACN Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • AACN Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values
  • AACN Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice


 Learning Materials

  • Binkley, L. (2017). Bates’ guide to physical examination and history-taking (12th ed.). Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1469893419. Review Chapters 9 & 12.

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