Nursing Associate in Science


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Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

  1. Communicate professionally and collaboratively with individuals, families and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote mutual respect and shared decision making. (Communication/Collaboration and Teamwork)
  2. Utilize information and technology to manage information, minimize error and support decision making. (Informatics & Technology)
  3. Embrace the leadership role, promote change and foster achievement that will facilitate the realization of shared goals. (Leadership)
  4. Incorporate principles and theories from humanities, sciences and social sciences; demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care that is consistent with moral, legal, ethical and regulatory principles. (Professionalism & Knowledge)
  5. Provide safe, compassionate, holistic patient centered care in collaboration with diverse patients and their families making practice decisions using the best current evidence to meet their individual preferences, values and needs.  (Evidence Based Practice / Patient-Centered Care)
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of the overall components of the health care system through the effective utilization of resources to optimize outcomes in various health care delivery settings.  (Systems Based Practice)
  7. Utilize quality initiatives and quality indicators to deliver safe patient centered care. (Quality Improvement/ Safety)

The goal of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to prepare the student to provide direct care to clients in acute care, long-term care, and other structured settings. As a member of the discipline, the student collaborates with the healthcare team to provide and manage the care of clients. The student utilizes the nursing process as a basis for decision making in caring for well clients and clients with possible or actual health problems.

Learning experiences and clinical practice may vary in time and in locations including days, evenings, and/or weekends. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Classroom and clinical components of the Nursing courses must be completed concurrently. All nursing courses must be completed within four years of the date of entry into the first nursing course. Students admitted to or re-entering the program must meet current requirements necessary for graduation. Advanced Placement and Transfer are possible through transfer credit and ATI testing. Students may enroll in Liberal Arts and Science courses prior to admission to the Nursing program. Enrollment in these courses does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing program. Students admitted into the Nursing program must take nursing courses in sequence, and must achieve a minimum grade of C+ (76.67) in all major theory and science courses (Nursing, Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II, and Microbiology) and a grade of “Pass” in clinical courses in order to continue in the program. Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II and Microbiology must be taken within a five year period from the time of acceptance into the Nursing program or concurrently as scheduled with the Nursing core courses. Students who do not successfully achieve the minimum grade in the major theory, science and other co-requisite courses as outlined in the program course sequencing will be Program Suspended from Nursing. Transportation to and from the practicum site is the responsibility of the student.


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