Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing (RN)

Associate Degree Nursing Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Prerequisites

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits—The first of a two-semester sequence especially designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring an in-depth undergraduate transfer course. The course focuses on the interdependent relationships between the structure and functions of body systems and the ways these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure the survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include levels of organization, the chemistry of life, support/movement, integration/control, and coordination. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions. To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion of both BIO-168 and BIO-173 with a grade of ?C? or better is required.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions

2 credits—This course introduces the student to the healthcare system and provides an opportunity to explore a wide variety of health careers/professions. Students will explore ethical and legal responsibilities within the healthcare system including expectations for professional behavior. This course will allow for certification in common healthcare requirements.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

PNN100 Nursing Assistant

3 credits—This course is designed to meet the training requirements of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) for aides working in nursing facilities (NF) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Emphasis in the course is on students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective resident/client care. This course parallels PNN-132 Nursing Fundamentals I.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 16 Clinic Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $580.50

Semester 1

BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab

4 credits—The second of a two-semester sequence designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields or wishing an in-depth undergraduate transfer course in the biological sciences. The course focuses on interdependent relationships between the structures and functions of body systems and the way these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include systems associated with circulation, maintenance, elimination and continuity. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BIO168.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives

PNN115 Introduction to Nursing

4 credits—Introduction to nursing is the initial course for the student entering the profession of nursing and begins with an introduction to the history of nursing and nursing as a profession. Components of the nursing process are described and utilized with implementation of nursing technologies. The student will learn aspects of infection control, hygiene, safety, body alterations, therapeutic communication and healthcare prevention.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in HSC108, BIO168, and ENG105.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PNN116, PNN117, PNN207, BIO173, and MAT122.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PNN116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab

2 credits—This course provides the student with knowledge and practical application of basic nursing skills while incorporating concepts learned in Introduction to Nursing. Students learn and practice basic nursing skills in personal care, Infection control, safety, vital signs, sterile technique, patient safety, documentation, and medication administration. There is major emphasis on the critical elements of nursing procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in HSC108, BIO168, and ENG105.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PNN115, PNN117, PNN207, BIO173, and MAT122.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1518.00

PNN117 Nursing Clinical I

1 credits—This course provides students with an introduction to clinical nursing. Emphasis is placed on utilization of the nursing process as a basis for clinical decision making and development of critical thinking. Nursing professionalism and basic nursing skills such as infection control, hygiene, asepsis, vital signs, and physical assessment are introduced.

Clinic Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in HSC108, BIO168, and ENG105.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PNN115, PNN116, PNN207, BIO173, and MAT122.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $307.50

PNN207 Introduction to Pharmacology

3 credits—This course introduces students to the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration. The student will focus on the safe use, pharmacological principles, indications, and nursing implications related to drug therapy when caring for individuals and families across the life-span. General characteristics of selected medications including pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, side effects, adverse effects, contraindications, and administration will be discussed.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in HSC108, BIO168, and ENG105.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PNN115, PNN116, PNN117, BIO173, and MAT122.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

BIO151 Nutrition

3 credits—Principles of Nutrition will introduce students to the science of nutrition. The course will examine individual nutrients; their structure and function in the human body; nutrient composition of food; and selection of food to meet nutrient needs, maintain health and satisfaction. Students will understand and apply present day knowledge of nutrition to dietary patterns and needs of selected individuals and groups. The course is an advanced beginning course in human nutrition designed for students with a science background.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PNN311 PN Issues and Trends **

1 credits—This course is an overview of the role of the licensed practical nurse. This course introduces students to the history, educational preparation, legal and ethical requirements, cultural and spiritual sensitivity. Scopes of practice, career opportunities, and beginning the job search are addressed.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PNN115, PNN116, PNN117, PNN207, and BIO173. A minimum grade of C in MAT122, MAT 110, MAT102, MAT128, MAT134, MAT156, MAT210, MAT216, or MAT219

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in PNN214, PNN215, PNN216, PNN217, and BIO151.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

PNN330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I *

5 credits—This course is a study of the concepts of health and illness and of the nursing process in providing basic nursing care to individuals with respiratory, endocrine, musculoskeletal, neurological, immune, and sensory disorders. Clinical experiences are provided in selected acute care settings

Lecture Hours: 48 Clinic Hours: 96

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade in BIO151, PNN311, and PNN333.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

PNN332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being

2 credits—This course is designed to enable students to become familiar with the dynamic aspects of human growth and development and the wellness continuum over the life span. Socio-economic, cultural, and spiritual variables will be incorporated into the understanding of holistic and patient centered care. The course will include the beginning study of mental health concepts with emphasis placed on self-awareness, recognizing therapeutic relationships, and nursing interventions to meet the emotional needs of the client, including the elderly. Planning of care will include various health care agencies and community resources. Ethical and legal challenges will be discussed.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grad of C in BIO151, PNN311, PNN330, and PNN332.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

PNN333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II **

5 credits—This course is a study of the concepts of health and illness and of the nursing process in providing basic nursing care to individuals with cardiovascular, peripheral-vascular, hematologic, gastrointestinal, gall bladder/liver/pancreatic, genital-urinary (reproductive and renal), and integumentary disorders. Clinical experiences are provided in selected acute care settings.

Lecture Hours: 48 Clinic Hours: 96

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grad of C in BIO151, PNN330, PNN331, and PNN332.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

Semester 3

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

ADN452 Complex Health Concepts Mod A

5 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, fluid, electrolyte, acid base, respiratory, and endocrine disorders. Clinical experiences are provided in selected acute care settings.

This course requires admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Must complete the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum within 3 years of starting this course.

Lecture Hours: 48 Clinic Hours: 96

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

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

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

ADN453 Complex Health Concepts Mod B

5 credits—This course is a study of the concepts of health and illness and the nursing process in providing comprehensive nursing care for adults requiring advanced medical and surgical care. The content includes a review of cardiac disorders, vascular disorders, digestive disorders, neurologic disorders, and hematologic disorders. Clinical experiences are provided in selected acute care settings.

Lecture Hours: 48 Clinic Hours: 96

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN452.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

ADN458 Nursing Care of Special Populations

7 credits—This course builds on the concepts of previous nursing courses with an emphasis on the care of high risk obstetric, pediatric and mental health patients. The focus will be on health promotion, ethical/legal considerations, family-centered care and common alterations seen in high risk obstetric, pediatric, and mental health patients.

Lecture Hours: 80 Clinic Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN121, ADN122, ADN123, and ADN452.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1179.50

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 5

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

ADN455 Complex Health Concepts Mod C *

3 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 immunity, musculoskeletal, thermal injuries, oncology, and renal disorders. Clinical experiences are provided in selected acute care settings.

Lecture Hours: 32 Clinic Hours: 48

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN452 and ADN315.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ADN499 Passage to Professional Practice **

1 credits—This course will prepare the student to enter professional practice. Personal wellness and preparation for licensure will be covered

Lecture Hours: 16

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ADN315, ADN453, ADN455, and ADN458.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

Math Electives

MAT102 Intermediate Algebra

4 credits—This course will prepare the student for College Algebra and Trigonometry or other equivalent course work. Topics include properties of real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, graphs of polynomial functions, systems of equations, polynomial and rational expressions, inequalities, integral and rational exponents, radicals, and complex numbers.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT063 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health

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Student Success Specialist: Health Science

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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
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Dean

Dr. Gene Leutzinger
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