2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks 
    
    Mar 04, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog & Handbooks

Nursing, A.D.N.


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The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) option is designed for the student with no previous college experience.  The student is not required to complete any prerequisites prior to entering the program and will be allowed to take non-nursing courses along with the nursing courses.

School of Nursing Expected Outcomes for ADN Student

  1. To produce students who are able to incorporate knowledge from a broad arts   and science foundation when making nursing decisions.

  2. To produce graduate nurses who will provide professional nursing care that assists individuals, families, and communities with changing needs across the lifespan in heal promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation.
  3. To produce graduate who are able to identify and apply national safety and quality standards to guide nursing practice.
  4. To produce students who are able to define and apply national safety and quality standards to guide nursing practice. 
  5. To produce students who are able to distinguish between tasks that can be appropriately delegated to unlicensed and licensed personnel based on their role and level of competency.
  6. To produce students who are able to demonstrate critical thinking while using the systematic steps of the nursing process when addressing client needs in varied clinical settings. 
  7. To produce students who are able to demonstrate safe and effective use of technology as a tool for documenting patient care and communicating patient needs.
  8. To produce students who are able to apply principles of professional standards that demonstrate accountability as life-long learners in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care.
  9. To produce students who demonstrate cultural sensitivity in the care of patients across the continuum, while also displaying professional and personal integrity.
  10. To produce students who are able to articulate an understanding of the public health system through addressing population health needs and identifying and discerning varied patterns of care across patient populations.
  11. To produce students who are able to provide holistic patient care grounded in a biblical worldview and who are committed to compassionate service.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in nursing program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge from a broad arts and science foundation when making nursing decisions.
  2. Deliver professional nursing care that assists individuals, families, and communities with changing needs across the life span in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation.
  3. Perceive the uniqueness of each individual and use a theoretical and conceptual evidence based background to collaborate for the improvement of health care.
  4. Reflect Christian ideas in the practice of nursing.
  5. Integrate principles of leadership and the teaching/learning process in providing professional nursing care to individuals, families, and communities in a variety of settings.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and provide nursing care in varied settings.
  7. Develop individually by being a contributing member of society; accept responsibility and be accountable for actions as a professional nurse; participate in professional and related organizations; and formulate a life plan in harmony with abilities, interests, and beliefs.

The Nursing, ADN program requires a total of 72 credit hours.

A.D.N. Program Course Sequence


Note:


BIO 201 Must be taken prior to or concurrent with NU 107

BIO 202 Must be taken prior to or concurrent with NU 110

PSY 301 Must be taken prior to or concurrent with NU 208

COL 007 is required for graduation

 

Hours to Degree


72 hours are needed to graduate with an Associate Degree in Nursing degree. 

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