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What will you do
This program is designed to place students into the workforce upon completion of the two-year degree. Registered nurses practice nursing skills in hospitals and clinics, schools, clients’ homes, workplaces, long-term care facilities, and many non-traditional settings. They practice independently, in conjunction with other nurses, with physicians, and as health team members. Nursing care is provided to acutely and chronically ill patients and their families and involves health education and health promotion for clients of all ages. Registered nurses may supervise other personnel, including licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants. Upon completion of the first year, graduates are awarded a diploma and are qualified to write the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) examination for practical nurses. Upon completion of the second year of curriculum, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and are qualified to write the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) examination for registered nurses.
- Entry: $28.97
- Average: $36.11
- Experienced: $55.37
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PNN 228 - Foundations of Nursing I
PNN 290 - Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
PNN 721 - Foundations of Nursing Clinical I
PNN 201 - Introduction to Math and Medications
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
PNN 229 - Foundations of Nursing II
PNN 723 - Foundations of Nursing Clinical II
PNN 282 - Pharmacology II
PNN 446 - Nursing Care of the Growing Family
BIO 151 - Nutrition
ADN 213 - Pharmacology Applications
ADN 831 - Trends and Issues
ADN 106 - Success in Nursing
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment
ADN 421 - Maternal Child Nursing II
ADN 171 - Concepts of Nursing I
ADN 740 - Concepts of Nursing Clinic
BIO 186 - Microbiology
ADN 292 - Advanced Mental Health Nursing
ADN 180 - Advanced Concepts of Nursing
ADN 760 - Advanced Concepts of Nursing Clinical
ADN 499 - Passage to Professional Practice
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
Total Semester Hours Required 86.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Apply the nursing process in the provision of individualized nursing care for clients across the lifespan with variable health needs for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of optimal health.
- Identify therapeutic methods of communication with clients and their significant others and effective methods of communication with health care team members to promote, maintain and restore the optimal health of clients across the lifespan with variable health needs.
- Identify the teaching-learning process in meeting the individualized learning needs of clients across the lifespan with variable health needs and their significant others for promotion, maintenance and restoration of optimal health.
- Demonstrate the delivery of nursing care of groups of clients with variable health needs across the life span in a variety of structured health care settings.
- Demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse within the health care environment.
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