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Advanced Placement PN to ADN Program | 58 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
 
First Year
 
 
Fall Semester
 
PSYC 106
Human Growth and Development
3.00
This course is a survey of human development from conception to senescence. Attention will be given to the physical, motor, emotional, personality, and social growth of the individual in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senescence. 3-0-3
BIOL 201
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4.00
This course is a basic study of human anatomy and physiology. Topics include levels of organization, body divisions and cavities, basic biochemistry, cell structure and metabolism and histology. Structure and physiology of the following systems include integumentary, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, and urinary. Fluid and electrolyte balance is also discussed. The laboratory is an integral part of the course. Recommended completion of BIOL100 -Principles of Biology with a letter grade of "C" or better; CHEM105 - Principles of Biologic Chemistry with a letter grade of "C" or better; or one year of biology and one year of chemistry in high school with letter grades of "C" or better within ten years of enrolling in this course. 3-2-4
 
Spring Semester
 
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders. 3-0-3 Honors Option Availaible This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics included the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion, and psychological disorders. 3-0-3
BIOL 202
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4.00
This course is a continuation of BIOL201. Structure and physiology of the following systems are included: nervous and its divisions – endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, and reproductive. Other topics including the composition of blood, immunity, human genetics, and development are also discussed. The laboratory is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: BIOL201 3-2-4
 
Second Year
 
 
Fall Semester
 
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3
 
*Pre-Entrance Exam in November
 
 
Spring Semester
 
BIOL 215
Microbiology
4.00
Microscopic forms of life are considered with emphasis on bacteriology as it applies to numerous areas in industry, health, and sanitation. Laboratory activities consist of staining and culturing techniques as are used in identification of various organisms and analysis of water, food, and dairy products. The microscope will be used for observation of microbes. Prerequisite: BIOL102 or BIOL115 or BIOL202 3-2-4
NURS 270
Nursing III - ADN
4.00
The emphasis is on using the nursing process with greater depth in assessment, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. The student will be given the opportunity to continue to administer medications as an integral part of nursing care with increased responsibility for intravenous medications. The student will be caring for an increased number of clients. Opportunities to develop more skill and speed in the implementation phase will be provided. Prerequisite: NURS171 2-6-4
 
Summer Semester
 
NURS 270
Nursing III - ADN
4.00
The emphasis is on using the nursing process with greater depth in assessment, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. The student will be given the opportunity to continue to administer medications as an integral part of nursing care with increased responsibility for intravenous medications. The student will be caring for an increased number of clients. Opportunities to develop more skill and speed in the implementation phase will be provided. Prerequisite: NURS171 2-6-4
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition. Honors Option Available Concepts of Literature Honors explores literary art forms, both traditional, fiction, poetry and drama and non-traditional, film, virtual reality and gaming as well as the international cultures and philosophical approaches that create and interpret such works. Significant contributions to each literary form will be analyzed, resulting in student produced compositions, multi-media presentations and student lead discussions. Prerequisite: WRIT101 or permission of the department. 3-0-3
 
Third Year
 
 
Fall Semester
 
NURS 275
Nursing IV
10.00
This course is divided into three 5-week specialty care rotations. There is flexibility in the scheduling of the sessions and the order of the rotations will vary from one student group to another. During the 5-week sessions the students will be applying the nursing process to clients across the life span. Three of the following four specialty areas will be included in this course: A) Nursing care of children in the pediatric settings B) . Nursing care of adults in critical care settings C.) Nursing care of adults and children in mental health settings D). Nursing care of the childbearing family in the maternity settings The fourth specialty area will be included in NURS 276. Emphasis will be placed on decision making and establishing priorities for care among these diverse client populations. The student is expected to provide all nursing care for which they are theoretically prepared in each of these clinical laboratory settings. Prerequisite: NURS270, BIOL 215, Co/Prerequisite: WRIT102
SOCI 101
Principles of Sociology
3.00
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories, concepts and research methods utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of the social behavior, group processes, and institutional structure of contemporary societies. 3-0-3 Honors Option Available This is an honors course which provides the student with a general survey of the theories, concepts, and research methods utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of the social behavior, group processes, and institutional structure of contemporary societies. All students enrolled in this course will be required to participate in a required class activity which explores the relationship between the process of globalization and the social world. 3-0-3
 
Spring Semester
 
NURS 276
Nursing V
10.00
This is the final clinical nursing course in the ADN program. The course is divided into three 5-week rotations:A. Remaining fourth specialty area not included in NURS275 B.Nursing care of the adult in the long term setting C. Management of Patient care. There is flexibility in the scheduling of the sessions, and the order of the rotations will vary from one student group to another. Students will complete the final specialty care rotation which was not a component of their NURS275 course. During this course they will also have the opportunity to apply the nursing process to a larger number of clients in both acute care and long-term settings. There will be increased emphasis on the role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team. Prerequisite: NURS275 Co/Requisite:NURS278 , Pre/Co-requisite SOCI101 5-15-10.
NURS 278
Community Health Nursing
2.00
This course provides an overview of the perspective of health as evolving and as defined by the community. It presents the concept of community health nursing as the nursing of aggregates. The course attempts to raise a consciousness regarding social injustices that exist and how these may prevent the realization of health as a right for all. The course addresses the application of the community health nursing process to aggregates in the community. Students will be provided the opportunity to participate in a service learning activity in a community setting to enhance their internalization of these nursing care concepts. Co/Prerequisite: NURS276 2-0-2

Advanced Placement PN to ADN Nursing Curriculum

Code
Title
Credits
 
(Assumes all General Education Courses Already Completed)
 
 
Pre-entrance exam in November
 
 
Spring Semester | Last 6 Weeks
 
NURS 200
Nursing Enrichment
2.00
This required orientation course will assist students entering into the second year of the nursing program (ADN) through advanced placement of Licensed Professional Nurses. The course focuses on utilizing the nursing process to provide competent care of patients. Concepts integral to success in the Nursing Program will be empasized. 1.5-1.5-2 Prerequisite: Successful completion of PN to ADN Nursing Pre-entrance exam and approval of the Dean or Instructor
 
Summer Semester
 
NURS 270
Nursing III - ADN
4.00
The emphasis is on using the nursing process with greater depth in assessment, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. The student will be given the opportunity to continue to administer medications as an integral part of nursing care with increased responsibility for intravenous medications. The student will be caring for an increased number of clients. Opportunities to develop more skill and speed in the implementation phase will be provided. Prerequisite: NURS171 2-6-4
 
Fall Semester
 
NURS 275
Nursing IV
10.00
This course is divided into three 5-week specialty care rotations. There is flexibility in the scheduling of the sessions and the order of the rotations will vary from one student group to another. During the 5-week sessions the students will be applying the nursing process to clients across the life span. Three of the following four specialty areas will be included in this course: A) Nursing care of children in the pediatric settings B) . Nursing care of adults in critical care settings C.) Nursing care of adults and children in mental health settings D). Nursing care of the childbearing family in the maternity settings The fourth specialty area will be included in NURS 276. Emphasis will be placed on decision making and establishing priorities for care among these diverse client populations. The student is expected to provide all nursing care for which they are theoretically prepared in each of these clinical laboratory settings. Prerequisite: NURS270, BIOL 215, Co/Prerequisite: WRIT102
 
Spring Semester
 
NURS 276
Nursing V
10.00
This is the final clinical nursing course in the ADN program. The course is divided into three 5-week rotations:A. Remaining fourth specialty area not included in NURS275 B.Nursing care of the adult in the long term setting C. Management of Patient care. There is flexibility in the scheduling of the sessions, and the order of the rotations will vary from one student group to another. Students will complete the final specialty care rotation which was not a component of their NURS275 course. During this course they will also have the opportunity to apply the nursing process to a larger number of clients in both acute care and long-term settings. There will be increased emphasis on the role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team. Prerequisite: NURS275 Co/Requisite:NURS278 , Pre/Co-requisite SOCI101 5-15-10.
NURS 278
Community Health Nursing
2.00
This course provides an overview of the perspective of health as evolving and as defined by the community. It presents the concept of community health nursing as the nursing of aggregates. The course attempts to raise a consciousness regarding social injustices that exist and how these may prevent the realization of health as a right for all. The course addresses the application of the community health nursing process to aggregates in the community. Students will be provided the opportunity to participate in a service learning activity in a community setting to enhance their internalization of these nursing care concepts. Co/Prerequisite: NURS276 2-0-2