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Nursing (ADN) Courses

ADN 210 - Nursing Transition

(2.00 credits)

Professional skills needed in the transition of roles from LPN to RN are addressed. This course covers the RN role in the nursing process, patient education, communication and evidence-based decision-making. Nursing theorists, conceptual models, and clinical applications are discussed. The course will utilize textbooks, the writing lab, journals, DVD's, blackboard and internet sources for content and discussion.

ADN 212 - Health Assessment

(3.00 credits)

This course is designed to cover physical assessment of all age groups and provide the student with the advanced skills necessary to work effectively in the health care environment. It will cover advanced and complex verbal history, performing physical assessments in health and disease states, advanced critical thinking skills, and developing patient care based on clinical findings. This will be accomplished utilizing textbooks, blackboard, virtual clinical excursions, CD-ROM's, DVD's, internet and web-based sources, simulation labs and guest lecturers.

ADN 220 - Intermediate Nursing Intervention

(4.00 credits)

This course will address the professional nursing care of individuals will advanced medical/surgical health deviations of adult and children. It also will address on the chronic illness phase of the disease process, the rehabilitative process and living with the disease. It will address the nursing care required during childbirth and deviations from normal processes. It will address the needs of the high-risk newborn. It will address the needs of these patients and others requiring care in the community and public health settings. Nutrition, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology will be integrated throughout the course. This will be accomplished utilizing textbooks, blackboard, virtual clinical excursions, CD-ROM's, DVD's, internet and web-based sources, simulation labs and guest lectures.

ADN 221 - Intermediate Clinical Foundations

(4.00 credits)

This course will provide clinical experiences to address the needs of patients discussed in ADN 220 utilizing the hospital and community healthcare settings for learning experiences. Nutrition, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology will be integrated through the learning process. This will be accomplished utilizing textbooks, blackboard, virtual clinical excursions, CD-ROMs, DVDs, internet and web-based sources, simulation labs, guest lecturers and clinical sites within the community hospitals and other medical institutions.

ADN 225 - Pharmacology for Nursing

(1.00 credits)

This course will provide the concepts of pathophysiology and nursing roles in pharmacologic therapies. It will examine the principles of pharmacology within a body systems framework and emphasize alterations in health patterns throughout the life span. This will be accomplished utilizing textbooks, blackboard, virtual clinical excursions, CD-ROMs, DVDs, internet and web-based sources, the math lab and guest lecturers.

ADN 230 - Advanced Nursing Interventions

(4.00 credits)

The student will learn the professional nursing care of the high-acuity adult and child patient and their family. This course is designed to introduce complex skills and knowledge in caring for the acute adult with multiple complex problems and the critically ill adult experiencing alterations in the cardiac, respiratory, circulatory, neurological, renal and gastrointestinal systems. The student will learn the professional nursing care of the patient and family experiencing a medical emergency, acute and chronic health deviation, interventions, and therapies for treatment. Nutrition, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology will be integrated throughout the program course. This will be accomplished utilizing textbooks, blackboard, virtual clinical excursions, CD-ROMs, DVDs, internet and web-based sources, simulation labs and guest lecturers.

ADN 231 - Advanced Clinical Foundations

(4.00 credits)

The clinical lab and clinical sites will allow the student to work with patients experiencing acute and chronic health deviations in high acuity settings. The student will explore current interventions for both immediate and long term care needs of the patient and family. Nutrition, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology will be integrated through the learning process. This will be accomplished utilizing textbooks, blackboard, virtual clinical excursions, CD-ROMs, DVDs, internet and web-based sources, simulation labs, guest lecturers and clinical sites within the community hospitals and other medical institutions.

ADN 240 - Dimensions of Professional Nursing

(2.00 credits)

This course the student explores current issues facing nursing in today's increasingly complex health delivery system including; legal and ethical roles of the profession, economics of health care, nursing research, the theoretical frameworks for nursing practice, RN licensure, coping skills for the novice RN, and the specialization and diversity within the profession. This will be accomplished utilizing textbooks, blackboard, CD-ROMs, DVDs, internet and web-based sources.



 

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