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Program Overview

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.

Employment Opportunities:

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 ATI TEAS Test along with submitting requirements. Spring LPN-ADN students must submit materials by September 1, with Summer LPN-ADN students submitting all materials by March 1.
Courses listed within the first and second semester (see Degree Curriculum) must be completed prior to admission. Courses subsequent semesters are to be completed after admission.

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Program Contacts:

Dr. Yvonne Johnson

Dean - Health Sciences

Degree Curriculum

First Semester (Courses must be completed prior to admission)

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

Second Semester (Courses must be completed prior to admission)

BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3

Spring Semester (Courses are to be completed after admission)

ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
NUR-117 Pharmacology 2
NUR-214 NSG Transition Concepts 4

Fall Semester (Courses are to be completed after admission)

NUR-211 Health Care Concepts 5
NUR-212 Health System Concepts 5
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Spring semester (Courses are to be completed after admission)

NUR-213 Complex Health Concepts 10

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - Select one course from the following: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, or PHI 240.

Total credits needed to graduate: 50 Hours

All courses listed in the first and second semester except for ACA-122 must be completed prior to admission to the Nursing Program. ACA-122 must be taken by the end of the first semester in the Nursing program.

NOTE: Upon successful completion of NUR 214, NUR 221, and NUR 223, credit is awarded for NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 113, NUR 114 and NUR 211.

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

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

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