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Program Overview

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to assist individuals in making informed decisions that impact their 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.

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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 PSB Test along with additional requirements before applying. Fall ADN students, who take the admission test in February, must turn in all application materials by February 15. Students who take the admissions test in May must turn in all materials by May 15.

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Program Contacts:

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

Associate Dean - Health Sciences

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
NUR-111 Introduction to Health Concepts 8
NUR-117 Pharmacology 2

Spring Semester

BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NUR-112 Health-Illness Concepts 5
NUR-113 Family Health Concepts 5
PSY-150 General Psychology 3

Summer Semester

ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
NUR-114 Holistic Health Concepts 5
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3

Fall Semester

NUR-211 Health Care Concepts 5
NUR-212 Health System Concepts 5

Spring Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
NUR-213 Complex Health Concepts 10

Total credits needed to graduate: 69 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3

Spring Semester

ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 24 Hours

High school students in the CCP Associate Degree Nursing Pathway and the Associate in General Education Nursing (A1030N) program must complete the entire pathway before taking additional courses in the Associate in General Education Nursing (A1030N) program.

Humanities/Fine Arts: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, or PHI 240.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 healthcare for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.

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