Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing (LPN-ADN)
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
Applicants are required to complete the TEAS Test along with additional requirements before applying. Spring LPN-ADN students, who take the admission test in June, must turn in all application materials by June 15. Students who take the admissions test in September must turn in all materials by September 15. Summer LPN-ADN students, who take the admission test in December, must turn in all application materials by November 15. Students who take the admissions test in March must turn in all materials by February 15.
Courses listed below the first and second semester must be completed prior to admission. Courses listed below the Spring and Fall semesters are to be completed after admission.
|First Semester||First Semester|
|ACA 111||College Student Success||1||0||0||1|
|BIO 168||Anatomy and Physiology I||3||3||0||4|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||3||0||0||3|
|PSY 150||General Psychology||3||0||0||3|
|Second Semester||Second Semester|
|BIO 169||Anatomy and Physiology II||3||3||0||4|
|COM 231||Public Speaking||3||0||0||3|
|PSY 241||Developmental Psychology||3||0||0||3|
|ENG 114||Prof Research and Report||3||0||0||3|
|NUR 214||Nursing Transition Conc||3||0||3||4|
|NUR 221||LPN to ADN Concepts I||6||0||9||9|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||0||0||3|
|NUR 223||LPN to ADN Concepts II||6||0||9||9|
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective list: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, or PHI 240.
- Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence;
- Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team;
- Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual to provide an individual centered assessment;
- Incorporate informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions;
- Implement caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings;
- Develop a teaching plan for individuals, and/or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles;
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes;
- Manage health care for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.
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