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ADN Curriculum

CCCS ADN CURRICULUM Theory/Lab/Clinical Breakdown CCCS CREDIT CONTACT RATIOS
Course Credits Theory 1:1 Lab 1:2 Clinical 1:2
YEAR 1       

Semester 1
      
NUR 109 Fundamentals of Nursing82/303/903/90
NUR 112 Basics of Pharmacology22/30   

Semester 2
       
NUR 106 Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts93.5/52.50.5/155/150
NUR 150 Nursing Care of OB and Pediatric Clients73/451/303/90
YEAR 1 Subtotal - NUR 26157.5135330
OPTIONAL
NUR 169 Transition into Practical Nursing
42/30  3/90
PN PROGRAM TOTAL31187.5135420
YEAR 2        

Semester 3
       
NUR 206 Advanced Concepts of Medical Surgical Nursing I83/450.5/154.5/135
NUR 212 Pharmacology II22/30   
NUR 211 Nursing Care of Psychiatric Clients41/151/302/60

Semester 4
       
NUR 216 Advanced Concepts Medical Surgical Nursing II62/30  4/120
NUR 230 Leadership, Management and Trends51.5/22.5  3.5/105
YEAR 2 Subtotal - NUR 25142.545420
RN PROGRAM TOTAL51300180750

 

1st Year Clinical Outcomes

NUR 109 - Clinical Outcomes

  1. Use the nursing process to prioritize and organize nursing care for clients with medical, surgical, and mental health conditions across the health-illness continuum.
  2. Collaborate in the care of adults with medical, surgical, and mental health conditions with effective use of technology, informatics, and resources in structured settings.
  3. Utilize communication techniques to promote therapeutic relationships.
  4. Implement care considering biological, psychological, spiritual, cultural, developmental, environmental and economic factors.
  5. Document care given according to ethical and legal standards.
  6. Implement basic nursing actions with supervision in relation to intravenous therapy.
  7. Demonstrate professional communication with multi-disciplinary teams, including peers, faculty and staff.
  8. Contribute to collaborative teaching plans based upon outcomes with consideration given to biological, psychological, spiritual, cultural, developmental, environmental, and economic factors.
  9. Participate in the evaluation of outcomes in implementing change.
  10. Demonstrate ethical, legal and professional awareness and responsibility.
  11. Employ established guidelines in prioritizing and organizing nursing care.
  12. Incorporate caring behaviors while interacting with clients, families and members of the healthcare team.
  13. Advocate for patient rights.

NUR 106 - Clinical Outcomes

Apply foundational skills to provide nursing care in a variety of health care environments.

  1. Use critical thinking skills to recognize and report client problems and apply appropriate nursing strategies.
  2. Use the nursing process to identify actual and potential health care needs.
  3. Demonstrate safe, competent and ethical nursing care.
  4. Use effective therapeutic communication techniques to convey caring to the client and family in a variety of health care environments.
  5. Apply mental health concepts to provide nursing care in a variety of health care environments

NUR 150 - Clinical Outcomes

  1. Utilize the nursing process to analyze the needs of the individual and families experiencing childbearing and/or alterations in children’s health across the health continuum.
  2. Assume responsibility for the care of the childbearing family and/or family with a child experiencing illness, analyzing information, and selecting resources effectively.
  3. Integrate nursing process to assess coping skills of the childbearing family and/or children and their families
  4. Utilize the communication process to establish and guide therapeutic relationships.
  5. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and use documentation and communication to meet needs of childbearing family and/or children.
  6. Demonstrate caring, professional and accountable behavior.
  7. Foster ethical, legal and professional awareness and responsibility in self and others.
  8. Advocate for the rights of the childbearing family and/or children and families in crisis.
  9. Implement a prioritized nursing care plan based on assessed needs for the obstetric and pediatric client.
  10. Based on identified knowledge deficits, implement teaching based on sound theoretical and scientific knowledge.

NUR 169 - Clinical Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate skill in verbal, nonverbal and written communication with individuals in a health care setting.
  2. Utilize the principles of holistic care in the application of the nursing process.
  3. Use critical thinking skills to make clinical judgments and provide safe nursing care.
  4. Utilize the nursing process to identify the needs of the individual and family in order to provide health care education, achieve positive outcomes and support self-care activities.
  5. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to identify available resources which assist the individual to attain optimal health.
  6. Demonstrate management and leadership skills in the clinical setting.

2nd Year Clinical Outcomes

NUR 206 Adv Med Surg 1 - Clinical Outcomes

  1. Use the nursing process to analyze complex needs and develop nursing care plans in consultation with the client and the multidisciplinary delivery team.
  2. Assume responsibility for the care of clients in various settings across the health care continuum using technology, analyzing information, and selecting and integrating resources effectively.
  3. Analyze the effect of complex variables on the communication process to establish and guide therapeutic relationships.
  4. Design a teaching/learning plan based upon outcomes appropriate for the situation, with consideration given to biological, psychological, spiritual, cultural, developmental, environmental, and economic factors using principles of teaching and theoretical approaches to learning.
  5. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team through documentation and communication to promote client optimal wellness.
  6. Using indicators and interdisciplinary resources, evaluate outcomes of care and modify the plan of care as needed.
  7. Foster ethical, legal and professional awareness and responsibility in self and others
  8. Demonstrate professional and accountable behavior
  9. Demonstrate flexibility in the prioritizing, organizing, and delivery of nursing care for clients with complex health needs.
  10. Provide nursing care that is reflective of the dignity, worth, uniqueness and right of every individual
  11. Advocate for client rights and responsibilities
  12. Apply knowledge and administer IV therapy safely and accurately
  13. Analyze the therapeutic use of drugs and assist the client in safely using them.
  14. Incorporate caring behaviors while interacting with clients, families, and members of the health care team.

NUR 211 Care of Psychiatric Clients - Clinical Competencies Outcomes

  1. Integrate nursing care that considers dignity, worth, uniqueness, and rights of every individual.
  2. Conduct professional nursing practice in accordance with ethical, legal, and professional codes.
  3. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to provide a safe environment for the care of clients and families in structured settings.
  4. Apply evidence based practice in providing care to individuals and families.
  5. Apply the nursing process when providing holistic care to individuals and families.
  6. Function as provider, teacher, manager, advocate, and member of the profession in assisting individuals and families in the attainment of optimal mental health.
  7. Utilize therapeutic communication in establishing appropriate nurse-client relationships.
  8. Implement individualized health teaching strategies to provide education which promotes optimal mental health.
  9. Adhere to requirements of nursing practice in clinical settings as outlined in established policies and guidelines.

NUR 212 Pharmacology II – Clinical Outcomes

  1. Relate etiology and pathophysiology to signs and symptoms in advanced pharmacological applications for adult clients with complex needs for selected diagnoses.
  2. Use critical thinking skills in applying the nursing process to medication administration in selected complex situations
  3. Identify legal and ethical considerations that influence selection of pharmacologic agents in complex client situations.
  4. Examine the teaching/learning process used to facilitate the clients informed decision making and self care activities related to the therapeutic use of medication.
  5. Describe the impact of psychological and cultural values and practices in relation to the therapeutic use of medications in providing care to the individual with complex health care needs across the life span.
  6. Identify and utilize appropriate resources to obtain information necessary for safe and accurate drug administration.

NUR 216 -Advanced Med Surg II - Clinical Outcomes

Revise the nursing care plan for complex clients in collaboration with the client and multidisciplinary delivery team.

  1. Manage the care of adult clients in settings across the health care continuum using technology, analyzing information, and selecting and integrating resources effectively.
  2. Evaluate the impact of complex variables and stressors on the interpersonal relationships with clients and families.
  3. Evaluate a teaching/learning plan based upon established outcomes with consideration given to biological, psychological, spiritual, cultural, developmental, environmental, and economic factors.
  4. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team through documentation and communication to promote individual optimal wellness.
  5. Assess ethical, legal and professional issues related to the client care situation.
  6. Adhere to standards of practice which reflect the Code of Ethics and the roles of the professional nurse.
  7. Advocate for client rights with other members of the health care team.
  8. Integrate nursing care that is reflective of the dignity, worth, uniqueness and right of every individual.
  9. Incorporate evidence based practice in providing organized and safe care to adults with medical-surgical alterations.
  10. Implement care of assigned clients with multi-system disorders.

NUR 230- Leadership/Practicum - Clinical Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency as an entry level Professional Nurse in providing comprehensive nursing care in a variety of health care setting.
  2. Assume the nursing roles of provider, teacher, manager, advocate, and member of the profession while functioning as an entry level Professional Nurse in the assigned setting.
  3. Apply leadership and management theories to professional nursing practice.
  4. Apply effective communication and interpersonal skills/processes in leading and managing quality care delivery in professional practice.
  5. Utilize critical thinking in leadership and management decision-making.
  6. Integrate evidence based practice to manage holistic nursing care.
  7. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary health care team in caring for clients.
  8. Analyze the legal and ethical implications of leadership and management decisions.
  9. Facilitate professional development in self and others.