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AD Nursing Course Descriptions

ADN 150 - Foundations of Nursing - 9 Credits

This course provides students with foundations to the art and science of professional nursing. Students are introduced to nursing process, basic human needs, the nurse-client relationship, health care delivery systems, and critical thinking skills. Students are also introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the associate degree nurse. This course includes hospital/health care facilities/community experiences, selected observations, and use of the computer and skills lab.

Pre-requisites: English Composition I, General Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology I
Co-requisites: English Composition II, Human Growth and Development, Anatomy and Physiology II

Note: Admissions to this course is determined through a selective admissions process. See admissions information for further details.

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom: 5 Hours/Week
- College Skills Lab: 3 Hours/Week
- Clinical Experience: 7 Hours/Week

Placement of Course:
Year I, Semester I of the Nursing Clinical Sequence, Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program
In order to progress to the next nursing course, a student must pass all three components of the course. These three components are theory (classroom), college skills lab, and the clinical experience. Writing assignments and clinical calculations exam must also be passed with a grade of 80% or better.

ADN 151 - Nursing in Health and Illness I - 11 Credits

This course builds upon the framework presented in Foundations of Nursing. Students focus on therapeutic nursing interventions for the adult client with common health problems. Students use critical thinking skills to meet the health care needs of adult clients. This course includes hospital/health care facilities/community experiences, selected observations, and use of the computer and skills lab.

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nursing, English Comp II, Human Growth and Development, Anatomy and Physiology II

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom: 5 Hours/Week
- College Skills Lab: 3 Hours/Week
- Clinical Experience: 14 Hours/Week

Placement of Course:
Year I, Semester II of the Nursing Clinical Sequence,Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program.
In order to progress to the next nursing course, a student must pass all three components of the course. These three components are theory (classroom), college skills lab, and the clinical experience. Writing assignments and clinical calculations exam must also be passed with a grade of 80% or better.

ADN 252 - Nursing in Health and Illness II - 10 Credits

This course builds upon Nursing in Health and Illness I. Students focus on health promotion and therapeutic nursing interventions for clients with complex physical and mental health problems. Students demonstrate critical thinking skills utilized in nursing practice. This course includes hospital/health care facilities/community experiences, selected observations, and use of the computer lab.

Pre-requisites: Nursing in Health and Illness I, Microbiology
Co-requisites: Elective

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom: 5 Hours/Week
- Clinical Experience: 14 Hours/Week

Placement of Course:
Year II, Semester I of the Nursing Clinical Sequence, Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program
In order to progress to the next nursing course, a student must pass the two components of the course. These two components are theory (classroom) and the clinical experience. Writing assignments and clinical calculations exam must also be passed with a grade of 80% or better.

ADN 253 - Nursing Across the Life Span - 10 Credits

This course builds upon all previous nursing courses. Students focus on health promotion, therapeutic nursing interventions, and management of care for groups of clients across the life span. Students provide nursing care to geriatric clients, pediatric clients, and the childbearing family. Students fully integrate critical thinking with the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed for professional nursing practice. This course includes hospital/health facilities/community experiences, selected observations, and use of the computer lab.

Pre-requisites: Nursing in Health and Illness II, Elective
Co-requisites: Issues in Professional Nursing

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom: 5 Hours/Week
- Clinical Experience: 14 Hours/Week

Placement of Course: Year II, Semester II of the Nursing Clinical Sequence, Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program.
In order to progress to the next nursing course, a student must pass the two components of the course. These two components are theory (classroom) and the clinical experience. Writing assignments and clinical calculations exam must also be passed with a grade of 80% or better.

ADN 254 - Issues in Professional Nursing - 3 Credits

This course focuses on concepts and issues pertinent to professional nursing practice. The course is designed to facilitate the transition from student nurse to entry-level practitioner. Discussion topics include: manager of care responsibilities, professional attributes, legal-ethical responsibilities, lifelong learning, and the role of the associate degree nurse within the current health care and nursing profession. A variety of learning activities promote critical thinking and enhance creative problem-solving.

Pre-requisites: Nursing in Health and Illness II, Elective
Co-requisites: Nursing Across the Life Span

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom 3 Hours/Week

Placement of Course: Year II, Semester II of the Nursing Clinical Sequence, Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program