Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

Associate Degree Nursing Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

ADN121 Transition to Professional Nursing

2 credits—This course focuses on the associate degree nurse as transition occurs from the licensed practical nurse role to the registered nurse role. Major units in this course include an overview of ethical, legal and professional role/responsibilities of the registered nurse, history of nursing, nursing process and critical thinking, as well as an introduction to APA writing style and research.

Admission without conditions to the Associate Degree Nursing program for the current semester.

Lecture Hours: 32

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN531.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

ADN122 Advanced Nursing Skills

2 credits—This course provides supervised practice of advanced nursing skills in a laboratory setting. The student is assisted in gaining skill and accuracy through demonstration, supervised practice and evaluation

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Co-requisite(s): ADN123 Physical Assessment

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN531 Advanced Adult Health Nursing I.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

ADN123 Physical Assessment

2 credits—This course covers basic physical assessment with history taking and data collection, analysis and planning for care, nursing interventions and documentation.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program. This course begins the 3 year time limit for completion of the ADN curriculum. A minimum grade of C in BIO168.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN122 Advanced Nursing Skills.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN531 Advanced Adult Health Nursing I.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1260.00

ADN281 Diet Management

1 credits—This course continues the study of food nutrients and body utilization for good health. There is emphasis on special diets, food exchanges, socio-economic and cultural implications of nutrition.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): Admission without conditions to the Associate Degree Nursing program.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

ADN531 Advanced Adult Health Nursing I

6 credits—This course is a study of the concepts of health and illness and of the nursing process in providing comprehensive nursing care for adults requiring advanced medical and surgical care. The content includes a review of shock, stress, immunity, fluid, electrolyte, acid base, eye, ear, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and musculoskeletal disorders. Clinical experiences are provided in selected acute care settings.

Lecture Hours: 64 Clinic Hours: 96

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN121, ADN122, and ADN123.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1011.00

Semester 2

ADN315 Professional Roles of Nursing Practice

2 credits—This course focuses on the role of professional nursing, the implementation of leadership and managerial aspects within the nursing discipline. This course will discuss ethical and legal issues, roles of the registered nurse, the nursing process, critical thinking, and Evidence Based Practice guidelines within nursing practice. Preparation for the licensing exam is also included.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PNN214, PNN215, PNN216, PNN217, BIO151, SPC101, ADN121, ADN122, ADN123, ADN281, and ADN531.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BIO186.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

ADN410 Advanced Nursing in OB and PEDS

5 credits—This course provides comprehensive care for childbearing and pediatric clients in wellness and illness with special emphasis on health interruptions and variations and the nursing process needed to meet these variations. Clinical experiences are provided in selective acute care and community settings.

Lecture Hours: 48 Clinic Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): Valid Iowa LPN license. A minimum grade of C in ADN121, ADN122, ADN123, and ADN531.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN315.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

ADN532 Advanced Adult Health Nursing II

6 credits—This course is a continuation of Advanced Adult Health Nursing I. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process in providing comprehensive care of the complex medical-surgical adult patient. The content includes cardiac, peripheral vascular, digestive, hematologic, oncologic, urinary and neurologic disorders. Clinical experiences are provided in acute care and community settings. Selected experience in the nurse manager role is included.

Lecture Hours: 64 Clinic Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN121, ADN122, ADN123, and ADN531.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN315.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1085.00

BIO186 Microbiology

4 credits—Morphology, physiology, taxonomy, and relationship of microorganisms to disease. In-depth laboratory study and suitable lecture material with applications to agriculture, industry, and medicine.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

Semester 3 *

ADN477 Psychiatric Nursing

5 credits—This course focuses on the study and application of modern concepts of psychiatric nursing and effective interactions with people. The student will respond therapeutically to clients with maladaptive behaviors through utilization of the nursing process by applying the principles of mental health and psychiatric nursing.

Lecture Hours: 48 Clinic Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): Valid Iowa LPN license. A minimum grade of C in ADN123 and ADN315.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR-

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4013
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Pre-Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1079
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Dean

Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 173
319-296-4457
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