Nursing - Associate Degree Curriculum

Nursing-Associate Degree Curriculum


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Required Program Courses

10543101
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course focuses on basic nursing concepts that the beginning nurse will need to provide care to diverse patient populations across the lifespan. Current and historical issues impacting nursing will be explored within the scope of nursing practice. The nursing process will be introduced as a framework for organizing the care of patients with alterations in cognition, elimination, comfort, grief/loss, mobility, integument, and fluid/electrolyte balance. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Nursing program and COREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology.
10543102
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course focuses on development of clinical skills and physical assessment across the lifespan. Content includes mathematic calculations and conversions related to clinical skills, blood pressure assessment, aseptic technique, wound care, oxygen administration, tracheostomy care, suctioning, management of enteral tubes, basic medication administration, glucose testing, enemas, ostomy care, and catheterization. In addition the course includes techniques related to obtaining a health history and basic physical assessment skills using a body systems approach. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Nursing program or current LPN license and COREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology.
10543103
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course introduces the principles of pharmacology, including drug classifications and their effects on the body. Emphasis is on the use of the components of the nursing process when administering medications. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Nursing program and COREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology.
10543104
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This introductory clinical course emphasizes basic nursing skills and application of the nursing process in meeting the needs of diverse clients. Emphasis is placed on performing basic nursing skills, the formation of nurse-client relationships, communication, data collection, documentation, and medication administration. COREQUISITES: 10543101 Nursing Fundamentals, 10543102 Nursing Skills, and 10543103 Nursing Pharmacology, 10801136 English Composition I, 10809188 Developmental Psychology, and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology.
10543105
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course elaborates upon the basic concepts of health and illness as presented in Nursing Fundamentals. It applies theories of nursing in the care of clients through the lifespan, utilizing problem solving and critical thinking. This course will provide an opportunity to study conditions affecting different body systems and apply therapeutic nursing interventions. It will also introduce concepts of leadership, team building, and scope of practice. PREREQUISITES: 10543101 Nursing Fundamentals, 10543102 Nursing Skills, 10543103 Nursing Pharmacology, 10543104 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice, and 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology.
10543106
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will cover topics related to health promotion for individuals and families throughout the lifespan. We will cover nursing care of the developing family, which includes reproductive issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, the newborn, and the child. Recognizing the spectrum of healthy families we will discern patterns associated with adaptive and maladaptive behaviors applying mental health principles. An emphasis is placed on teaching and supporting healthy lifestyles choices for individuals of all ages. Nutrition, exercise, stress management, empowerment, and risk reduction practices are highlighted. Study of the family will cover dynamics, functions, discipline styles, and stages of development. PREREQUISITES: 10543101 Nursing Fundamentals, 10543102 Nursing Skills, 10543103 Nursing Pharmacology, 10543104 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice, 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, and 10809188 Developmental Psychology and COREQUISITE: 10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.
10543107
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This clinical experience applies nursing concepts and therapeutic interventions to clients across the lifespan. It also provides an introduction to concepts of teaching and learning. Extending care to include the family is emphasized. COREQUISITE: 10543106 Nursing Health Promotion.
10543108
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This clinical experience applies nursing concepts and therapeutic nursing interventions to groups of clients across the lifespan. It also provides an introduction to leadership, management, and team building. COREQUISITES: 10543105 Nursing Health Alterations, 10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, and 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication.
10543109
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Complex Health Alterations 1 prepares the learner to expand knowledge from previous courses in caring for clients across the lifespan with alterations in cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and hematologic systems as well as clients with fluid/electrolyte and acid-base imbalance, and alterations in comfort. PREREQUISITES: 10543105 Nursing Health Alterations, 10543106 Nursing Health Promotion, 10543107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan, 10543108 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Care Management, 10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, and COREQUISITE: 10806197 Microbiology.
10543110
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will cover topics related to the delivery of community and mental health care. Specific health needs of individuals, families, and groups will be addressed across the lifespan. Attention will be given to diverse and at-risk populations. Mental health concepts will concentrate on adaptive/maladaptive behaviors and specific mental health disorders. Community resources will be examined in relation to specific types of support offered to racial, ethnic, economically diverse individuals and groups. PREREQUISITES: 10543105 Nursing Health Alterations, 10543106 Nursing Health Promotion, 10543107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan, 10543108 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Care Management, 10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, and COREQUISITE: 10809198 Introduction to Psychology.
10543111
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This intermediate level clinical course develops the RN role when working with clients with complex health care needs. A focus of the course is developing skills needed for managing multiple clients across the lifespan and priorities. Using the nursing process, students will gain experience in adapting nursing practice to meet the needs of clients with diverse needs and backgrounds. COREQUISITES: 10543109 Nursing Complex Health Alterations 1, 10543110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts, and 10543112 Nursing Advanced Skills, 10809198 Introduction to Psychology, and 10806197 Microbiology.
10543112
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course focuses on the development of advanced clinical skills. Content includes advanced IV skills, blood product administration, chest tube systems, basic EKG interpretation and nasogastric/feeding tube insertion. PREREQUISITES: 10543105 Nursing Health Alterations, 10543106 Nursing Health Promotion, 10543107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan, 10543108 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Care Management, and 10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.
10543113
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Complex Health Alterations 2 prepares the learner to expand knowledge and skills from previous courses in caring for clients across the lifespan with alterations in the immune, neuro-sensory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, renal/urinary and the reproductive systems. The learner will also focus on management of care for clients with high-risk perinatal conditions, high-risk newborns and the ill child. Synthesis and application of previously learned concepts will be evident in the management of clients with critical/life threatening situations. PREREQUISITES: 10543109 Nursing Complex Health Alterations 1, 10543110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts, 10543111 Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice, 10543112 Nursing Advanced Skills, and 10806197 Microbiology.
10543114
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course covers nursing management and professional issues related to the role of the RN. Emphasis is placed on preparing for the RN practice. PREREQUISITES: 10543109 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1, 10543110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts, 10543111 Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice, and 10543112 Nursing Advanced Skills.
10543115
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This advanced clinical course requires the student to integrate concepts from all previous courses in the management of groups of clients facing complex health alterations. Students will have the opportunity to further develop critical thinking skills using the nursing process in making clinical decisions. Continuity of care through interdisciplinary collaboration is emphasized. COREQUISITES: 10543113 Nursing Complex Health Alterations 2, and 10809196 Introduction to Sociology.
10543116
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This clinical experience integrates all knowledge learned in the previous courses in transitioning to the role of the graduate nurse. The course promotes relatively independent clinical decisions, delegation, and works collaboratively with others to achieve client and organizational outcomes. Continued professional development is fostered. PREREQUISITES: 10543113 Nursing Complex Health Alterations 2, 10543114 Nursing Management and Professional Concepts, and 10543115 Nursing Advanced Clinical Practice.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
10806177
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.) NOTE: Successful completion of a chemistry course within the last five years is highly recommended.
10806179
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology is the second semester in a two-semester sequence in which normal human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Instructional delivery within a classroom and laboratory setting. Experimentation within a science lab will include analysis of cellular metabolism, the individual components of body systems such as the nervous, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and urinary. Continued examination of homeostatic mechanisms and their relationship to fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance and blood. Integration of genetics to human reproduction and development are also included in this course. PREREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, preferably within the last five years.
10806197
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Addresses disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms and the medical impact of microbes. Examines the role of microbes in the environment, industry, and biotechnology. This course includes a one-credit lab component that supports the course objectives. PREREQUISITE: 10806177 General Anatomy and Physiology, preferably within the last five years.
10809188
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.
10809196
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism, and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion, and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues.
10809198
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

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10801196
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.
10801198
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

Required Elective

Five elective credits are required for this program. 

Total: 70 Credits


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