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A.D. Nursing

 

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Program is a 1+1, full-time, multiple entry/exit, 18-month program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. The student will receive education to perform nursing interventions with precision and efficiency consistent with current concepts and evidence based practices. Professionals in the nursing field teach nursing theory in the classroom. Under professional supervision, students obtain extensive clinical experience through hands-on experiential training. Successful completion of the first year will prepare the student for licensure through the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN®). Students will receive a certificate in Practical Nursing. Successful completion of the second year will prepare the student for licensure through the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®). Students will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. This program was recently ranked as the Top Nursing Program in Kansas by registerednursing.org. See full story here.

Program Outcomes

Standardized Kansas ADN Alignment Graduate/Student Learning Outcomes

  • Formulate safe and effective clinical judgments guided by the nursing process, clinical reasoning, and evidenced-based practice.
  • Integrate caring behaviors in practicing the art and science of nursing within a diverse population.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods to manage client needs and to interact with other healthcare team members.
  • Collaborate with clients and members of the inter-professional health care team to optimize client outcomes.
  • Implement professional standards and scope of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frame works.
  • Manage care and provide leadership to meet client needs using available resources and current technology.
  • Generate teaching and learning processes to promote and maintain health and to reduce risks for a global population.

Tool List

Students will purchase a lab kit once lab courses start.

A.D. Nursing Additional Information

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In addition to filling out an application for admission to the college, potential nursing students must also fill out a separate NURSING APPLICATION.




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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
NUR-101 Foundations of Nursing 3
NUR-102 Foundations of Nursing Lab 1
NUR-104 Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span I 4
NUR-106 Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Lifespan I Clinical 2
NUR-107 Basic Pharmacology 1
NUR-108 Math Calculations 1
TOTAL
Second Semester
NUR-110 Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span II 4
NUR-111 Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span II Clinical 4
NUR-112 Maternal Child Nursing 1
NUR-113 Gerontology Nursing 1
NUR-114 Mental Health Nursing 1
NUR-115 Socialization into Practical Nursing 1
TOTAL
Third Semester
NUR-201 Professional Nursing Role Transitions 1
NUR-203 Perspectives of Health Assessment and IV Therapy 1
NUR-204 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span I 2
NUR-205 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span II 3
NUR-206 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span III Clinical 3
NUR-207 Advanced Pharmacology 1
NUR-209 Perspectives in Oncology NursingELECTIVE 1
TOTAL
Fourth Semester
NUR-210 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span III 2
NUR-211 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Across the Life Span IV Clinical 3
NUR-212 Advanced Maternal Child Nursing 2
NUR-214 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2
NUR-215 Leadership for Professional Nursing Practice 1
NUR-216 Perspectives in Critical Care NursingELECTIVE 1
NUR-217 Special Topics in PharmacologyELECTIVE 1
TOTAL
General Education Course Requirements
SS-105 Human Growth and Development T▸ 3
HE-230 Principles of Nutrition T▸ 3
BIOL-230 Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab T▸ 5
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
BIOL-225 Microbiology w/Lab 5
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
TOTAL
PROGRAM TOTAL

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

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