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Curriculum

ADN Course Sequence: Listing of theory and clinical courses

1st Semester Fall/Spring

Course Title Credits
NURS 104 Foundations of Health Care Professionals

Critical thinking skills, medical terminology knowledge, and test taking strategies are introduced and developed to provide foundational information for nursing practice. Co requisites: NURS 113/113L, BIOL 251.

1
NURS 113 Foundations of Nursing Practice

The scope of practice of the associate degree nurse is introduced as a foundation for subsequent nursing courses. Nursing process is presented with a focus on assessment. Selected nursing skills are presented. Co-requisite: BIOL 251, NURS 104 AND NURS 113L.

4
NURS 113L Foundations of Nursing Practice Lab

Nursing laboratory experience is provided for students to interact with and observe individuals in various health-related agencies while applying classroom knowledge. Co-requisite: NURS 113 and NURS 104.

3
BIOL 251/251L Anatomy and Physiology

An in-depth study of human anatomy and physiologic processes. The course will include, but not be limited to, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous system. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level. This course will also include a 2 hour lab each week. The lab will include dissection of select organs as well as supplementing and enhancing the lecture material. Required of Health Science Majors. Laboratory fee: $50.

4
  Total Credits  12 

 

2nd Semester Spring/Summer

Course Title Credits
NURS 114 Adult Nursing I

Builds on the concepts, principles, and skills introduced in NURS 113. Students focus on the development and implementation of plans of care. Students study pathophysiology of selected health deviations and effects on a person’s ability to perform health care behaviors. Prerequisites: NURS 104, NURS 113/113L, BIO 251. Co-requisites: BIO 252 and NURS 114L.

4
NURS 114L Adult Nursing Lab

Students work with adults primarily in acute care settings, while applying classroom knowledge. Co-requisite: NURS 114.

2
NURS 115 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Students develop evidence-based practice competence to provide care appropriate to the needs of the client and family affected by mental illness. Emphasis is also placed on providing support to individuals and families seeking higher levels of mental and emotional wellness. Prerequisites: NURS 113/113L, BIOL 251, NURS 104. Co-requisite: NURS 114/114L, NURS 115L, BIOL 252, HSCI 307.

2
NURS 115L Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Lab

Experiences are provided for students to interact with and observe individuals in various psychiatric and mental health agencies while applying classroom content. Co-requisite: NURS 115.

1
BIOL 252/252L Anatomy and Physiology

A continuation of BIOL 251. The remainder of the course will include buy not be limited to the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ and system level. This course will include a 2 hour lab each week. The lab will include dissection of select organs as well as supplementing and enhancing the lecture material. Perquisite: BIOL 251 or permission of the instructor. Offered every spring semester. Laboratory fee: $50.

4
HSCI 307 Pharmacology I

This course is designed to enable health science students to utilize and apply basic principles of pharmacology to common clinical disorders and diagnostic testing. Prerequisite: BIOL 251.

2
  Total Credits  15 

 

3rd Semester Summer/Fall

Course Title Credits
NURS 208 Adult Nursing II

Continues to build on concepts from previous courses. Students study selected health deviations affecting physiological integrity of adults. Students learn to set priorities for care, evaluation, and revise the plan of care. Prerequisites: NURS 104, NURS 113/113L NURS 114/114L, NURS 115/115L, BIOL 251, BIOL 252, HSCI 307. Co-requisites: NURS 208L, NURS 209/209L, NURS 210, and PSYCH 212.

4
NURS 208L Adult Nursing II Lab

Opportunities are provided for students to continue developing knowledge and skill in applying nursing process. Co-requisite: NURS 208.

2
NURS 209 Nursing of the Childbearing Family

Students in this course develop the evidence-based practice competence to plan, deliver, evaluate safe, ethical care appropriate to the individual needs of the parenting family. Emphasis is placed on continued development of ability to apply the nursing process. Prerequisites: NURS 104, NURS 113/113L, NURS 114/114L, NURS 115/115L, BIOL 251, BIOL 252, HSCI 307. Co-requisites: NURS 208/208L, NURS 210 and PSYCH 212.

2
NURS 209L Nursing of the Childbearing Family Lab

Experiences are provided for students to interact with and observe individuals and families in various stages of the childbearing process. Co-requisite: NURS 209.

2
NURS 210 NCLEX Preparation I

A structured review in preparation for the graduate nurse sitting for the NCLEX-RN. Content will reflect psychosocial integrity and physiological integrity aspects of nursing covered in the second semester of the ADN program. Prerequisites: NURS 104, NURS 113/113L.

1
PSYCH 212 Life Span Development

A coverage of physical, cognitive-intellectual, and social-personality development from infancy through old age as well as an introduction to research methods and different theories of developmental psychology.

3
HSCI 308 Pharmacology Across The Life Span

This course is designed to enable health science students to utilize and apply basic principles of pharmacology to common clinical disorders and diagnostic testing. Prerequisite: HSCI 307, BIOL 251.

1
  Total Credits  15 

 

4th Semester Fall/Spring

Course Title Credits
NURS 211 Adult Nursing III

Focuses on more complex nursing problems of individuals undergoing therapies and restorative services. Concepts related to holistic care, priority setting, organization, and delegation are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 104, NURS 113/113L, NURS 114/114L, NURS 115/115L, NURS 208/208L, NURS 209/209L, NURS 210, BIOL 251, BIOL 252, HSCI 307. Co-requisites: NURS 211/211L, NURS 212/212L, NURS 219, NURS 220.

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NURS 211L Adult Nursing III Lab

This course focuses on care of patients with complex/chronic health problems. Students focus on the management of patient care under supervision of faculty and/or preceptors in a variety of clinical settings. Co-requisite: NURS 211.

4
NURS 212 Pediatric Nursing

Focuses on application of nursing process and growth and development principles to the care of infants, children, and adolescents with selected health deviations. Emphasis is also on health promotions and maintenance of these age groups. Prerequisites: NURS 104, NURS 113/113L, NURS 114/114L, NURS 115/115L, NURS 208/208L, NURS 209/209L, NURS 210, BIOL 251, BIOL 252, HSCI 307. Co-requisites: NURS 211/211L, NURS 212L, NURS 219, NURS 220.

2
NURS 212L Nursing of the Childbearing Family Lab

Opportunities are provided for students to provide appropriate care for infants, children, adolescents, and their families in various settings. Co-requisite: NURS 212.

2
NURS 219 Nursing Seminar

Designed to assist the student to examine issues in the delivery of nursing in our changing society and health-care systems to facilitate the role transition from that of student to graduate. Pre-requisites: All freshmen-level nursing courses/labs and NURS 208/208L, NURS 209/209L, NURS 210, BIOL 251, BIOL 252, Co-requisites: NURS 211/211L, NURS 212L, NURS 220.

2
NURS 220 NCLEX Preparation II

A structured review in preparation for the graduate nurse sitting for the NCLEX-RN. Content will reflect Maternal Health and Pediatric Considerations as well as physiological integrity aspects of nursing covered in the 3rd and 4th semesters of the ADN program. Perquisites: All freshmen-level nursing courses/labs and NURS 208/208L, NURS 209/209L, NURS 210. Co-requisites: NURS 211/211L, NURS 212L, NURS 219.

3
  Total Credits  15 

 

Course Title Credits
COMM 101  Freshman Writing I

A 3 credit hour portfolio course. The ADN students will meet the outcomes for this course throughout the program. Students are to save all work.

3 
  Total PROGRAM Credits  60