Associate Degree Nursing
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
Program Learning Outcomes
P1:Nursing Judgment: (NLN Graduate Competency) Students will be able to make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and promote the health of patients within a family and community context. Introduce: NUR 111; Reinforce: NUR 112, 113, 114, 211, 212; Master: NUR 213; Assess: NUR 111
P2:Professional Identity: (NLN Graduate Competency) Students will be able to implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context. Introduce: NUR 111; Reinforce: NUR 112,113,114,211,212; Master: NUR 213; Assess: NUR 213
P3:Communication: (NLN Graduate Competency) Communicate effectively and therapeutically with clients, significant support persons(s) and the interdisciplinary healthcare team, while maintaining confidentiality, and incorporating information technology in supporting and communicating the plan and provision of care. Introduce: NUR 111; Reinforce: NUR 112, 113; Master NUR 212; Assess: NUR 114
P4: Human Flourishing: (NLN Graduate Competency) Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings. Introduced: NUR 111; Reinforced: NUR 112, NUR 114, NUR 113, NUR 211; Mastered: NUR 212; Assessed: NUR 111
P5: Collaboration: (NLN Graduate competency) Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to achieve patient outcomes. Introduced: NUR 111; Reinforced: NUR 211, NUR 212; Mastered & Assessed: NUR 213