Associate Degree Nursing

ADN-145 - ROLE TRANSITION

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course allows associate degree nursing students to explore the role expectation of the registered nurse and facilitate the transition from practical nursing to registered nursing. An emphasis is placed on health education and advanced application of the nursing process. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Practical Nursing Diploma or LPN license.

ADN-221 - PHARMACOLOGY II

Lecture: 2

Credit: 2

This course focuses on concepts of pharmacology with special emphasis on the role of the nurse in developing a comprehensive approach to the clinical application of drug therapy through the use of the nursing process. Understanding how drugs work and their relationship to expected outcomes and possible adverse reactions is explored. Recognition of safe dosage ranges, potential interactions, patient factors that affect drug actions, and safe administration techniques are included. The education of clients about their drug therapies is a crucial component. Prerequisites: PNN-160, PNN-220, PNN-311, PNN-534 and PNN-535. Corequisite: ADN-145.

ADN-311 - RN ISSUES AND TRENDS

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course assists the associate degree nursing student to begin the transition to an autonomous nursing practice. Career development, opportunities, and challenges of the registered nurse are explored in relation to changing health care trends. Principles of leadership and management are introduced. Prerequisite: ADN-641.

ADN-641 - NURSING III

Lecture: 9

Lab: 1

Clinical: 15

Credit: 14.5

This course integrates concepts and strands previously presented in the curriculum. A systematic approach is utilized in planning and providing nursing care to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan. This course emphasizes selected acute and complex alterations in health and includes advanced content related to maternal-child care. An opportunity is provided for students to expand their theoretical knowledge, to broaden the application of critical thinking to the nursing process, and to develop their nursing skills in clinical settings. Prerequisites: ADN-145, ADN-221. Corequisite: PSY-111.

ADN-642 - NURSING IV

Lecture: 9

Clinical: 15

Credit: 14

This course integrates concepts and strands previously presented in the curriculum. A systematic approach continues to be utilized in planning and providing nursing care to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan (pediatrics, adult and geriatrics). This course emphasizes selected acute and complex alterations in health and includes advanced content related to mental health. An opportunity is provided for students to expand their theoretical knowledge, to extensively apply critical thinking to the nursing process, and to continue to refine their nursing skills in clinical settings. Prerequisite: ADN-641, Corequisite: ADN-311.

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