Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

ADN-171  Concepts of Nursing I  (5)  

Focuses on the care of adult patients with health alterations that require medical and/or surgical intervention. Integrates patient centered care, cultural sensitivity, pharmacology, health promotion and education, safety, evidence based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration and professionalism throughout the course. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 4.6 lecture, 0.8 lab

Prerequisite: Take PNN-229. Take PNN-282. Take PNN-446. Take PNN-723.

ADN-176  Advanced Concepts in Mental Health Across the Continuum  (4)  

Builds on the concepts of previous nursing courses, with an emphasis on the care of high risk mental health patients. Focuses on the provision of ethical/legal, safe, quality, evidence-based patient centered care of the patient with alterations in mental health. Emphasizes health promotion, prevention and condition management of common alterations seen in mental health patients. Provides students the opportunity to apply concepts and demonstrate skills and care for patients in a supervised laboratory, simulation, and/or clinical setting. Emphasizes patient safety, application of the nursing process, and development of physical and communication skills. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 3.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take PNN-229. Take PNN-282. Take PNN-446. Take PNN-723. Take SPC-101 or SPC-112. Minimum C in BIO-186. Minimum C in SOC-110.

ADN-180  Advanced Concepts of Nursing  (4)  

Introduces nursing students to advanced principles of patient care, building on acquired knowledge and development of critical thinking skills from previous course work. Focuses on patient care associated with acute and chronic multi-system disease dysfunction and the physical and psychosocial adaptation of adult patients. Discusses professional nursing roles in the community, leadership and management, as well as nursing trends. Integrates the nursing process and evidence-based practice throughout the course. Emphasizes acquiring knowledge to facilitate clinical decision-making skills needed to provide safe patient care. This course is taught concurrently with Advance Concepts of Nursing Clinic. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.75 lecture, 0.5 lab

Prerequisite: Take ADN-171. Take ADN-740.

Corequisite: Take ADN-760.

ADN-183  Advanced Concepts in Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing  (4)  

Builds on the concepts of previous nursing courses, with an emphasis on the care of high risk obstetric and pediatric patients. Focuses on the provision of ethical/legal, safe, quality, evidence-based patient and family-centered care of the patient with alterations in women and children's health. Emphasizes health promotion, prevention and condition management of common alterations seen in high risk pediatric and obstetric patients. Provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts and demonstrate skills in a supervised laboratory, simulation, and/or clinical setting. Emphasizes patient safety and application of the nursing process. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take ADN-171. Take ADN-176. Take ADN-740.

ADN-740  Concepts of Nursing Clinic  (3)  

Provides clinical experiences in which students have an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe patient care to adult patients and families with health alterations that require medical and/or surgical intervention in a variety of settings. Incorporates application of the nursing process, advanced assessment skills, family-centered care, interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism, cultural sensitivity, use of informatics and evidence based practice to promote clinical reasoning and safe practice. The student is required to successfully complete the lab portion of this course before progressing to clinical. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 9.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take PNN-229. Take PNN-723.

ADN-760  Advanced Concepts of Nursing Clinical  (4)  

Focuses on the advanced nursing care of patients, families and communities with complex multi-system health problems in the acute and community settings. Provides students an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe patient care to adult patients, families and communities with complex health alterations that require medical and/or surgical intervention in a variety of settings. Emphasizes leadership, time management and organizational skills, while managing the care of multiple patients and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team in the acute and community settings. Focuses on effective care, assessment and evaluation of patients, families and populations using evidence-based best practices, informatics, safety and clinical reasoning. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 12.0 clinical

Prerequisite: Take ADN-171. Take ADN-740.

ADN-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. Requires approval of supervising professor and dean. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture