Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

ADN 26

NATIONAL COUNCIL LICENSURE EXAMINATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Preparation: ADN 225 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Nursing students in their fourth semester and or nursing school graduates.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the nursing student with concepts and techniques necessary to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Focuses on the application of critical thinking. Emphasizes theory and skills necessary for the new registered nurse to provide competent safe care. [ND]

ADN 106

DOSAGE CALCULATIONS FOR NURSES

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on math review for dosage calculations, conversion between different systems of measurement, dosage calculation and measurement, drug orders and labels, and intravenous calculations. Emphasizes techniques of safe medication administration. Examines special considerations for administration of medications to elderly and pediatric patients. [D; CSU]

ADN 111A

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY I

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: Biol 260, 261, and 265, or equivalent.

Corequisite: ADN 112 and 112L.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: FALL

Provides pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of the neurological, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, and urinary systems. Also includes fluids, electrolytes ,and acid-base disturbances. Focuses on specific diseases and disorders with selected drugs, their mechanism of action, dosage, effects, route of administration, side effects, contraindications, and classification. Emphasizes medications as they relate to disease pathology. [D; CSU]

ADN 111B

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY II

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ADN 111A or equivalent.

Corequisite: ADN 113 and 113L.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: SPRING

Covers the pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of diseases of the reproductive, neurosensory, ENT, integumentary, immune systems, gastrointestinal systems, and nutrition. Includes mental disorders and their pharmacological treatment, and illicit drugs. Reviews cultural and age specific aspects of the medications and emphasizes critical thinking. [D; CSU]

ADN 112

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Corequisite: ADN 111A and 112L.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduction to nursing practice. Includes nursing process, physical assessment, documentation, legal and ethical considerations, therapeutic communication techniques, healthcare delivery systems, teaching and learning, and cultural considerations. [D; CSU]

ADN 112L

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING CLINICAL LABORA TORY

5 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $40

Corequisite: ADN 111A and 112.

Limitation on Enrollment: Nurse Assistant Certification.

Laboratory 15 hours

Offered: FALL

Provides companion laboratory class for ADN 112. Emphasizes hospital experiences in medical-surgical nursing settings with a variety of acute and chronic health conditions. Utilizes the nursing process to assist patients in restoring optimal health functions and illness prevention. [D; CSU]

ADN 113

MATERNAL AND CHILD NURSING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ADN 112 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ADN 111B and 113L.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: SPRING

Presents factors which may influence growth and development in the family and community. Includes alterations and diseases in the child-bearing family that can occur and impede normal growth and development. Emphasizes conditions affecting the individual and family, including pregnancy, violence, surgery, and pediatric issues are presented. [D; CSU]

ADN 113L

MATERNAL AND CHILD NURSING LABORATORY

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $40

Corequisite: ADN 111B and 113.

Laboratory 15 hours

Offered: SPRING

Introduces specialty nursing in a clinical course that focuses on and provides clinical experiences in maternal-child, pediatric, and surgical nursing care. [D; CSU]

ADN 114

NURSING SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP I

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ADN 223.

Prerequisite: ADN 112 and ADN 221 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduces basic nursing concepts of leadership and management skills. Emphasizes key concepts related to leadership and management, including delegation, strategic planning, staffing and scheduling, conflict resolution, team building, legal and ethical issues, managing personal/personnel problems and leading change. [D; CSU]

ADN 115

TRANSITION TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $40

Corequisite: ADN 115L.

Limitation on Enrollment: LVN License.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Facilitates transition of LVN into the ADN program. Includes an orientation to ADN policies, procedures, and curriculum. Emphasizes role change, nursing process, evidence-based practice, supervision and delegation, professional communication, and group dynamics. [D; CSU]

ADN 115L

TRANSITION TO AS LABORATORY

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Corequisite: ADN 115.

Laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces a clinical course that facilitates transition of the LVN to the RN role. Provides clinical experience that emphasizes the nursing process, management of care, and working as part of a multidisciplinary team. [D; CSU]

ADN 116

ADN PRACTICUM

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Prerequisite: ADN 112L and ADN 113L or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Laboratory course providing hospital experiences with variety of acute and chronic health conditions. Students will utilize the nursing process to assist patients in restoring optimal health functions and illness prevention. [D; CSU]

ADN 117

ADVANCED CRITICAL THINKING IN NURSING

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Limitation on Enrollment: Currently enrolled in nursing program (VN or ADN).

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Designed for nursing students to improve their critical thinking skills. Includes concepts related to critical thinking, needs analysis, case study analysis, critical thinking applications, and test-taking strategies for nursing. [D; CSU]

ADN 140

READING AND COMPOSITION FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ENGL 99 or ENGL 114 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction and practice in reading and writing expository and argumentative essays with a focus on healthcare topics. Emphasizes principles of organization, critical thinking, essay development, as well as library, database and Internet research techniques with an emphasis on evidence-based data. Includes drafting, revising, and editing written work using APA format. Uses reading selections for discussions, topics for writing assignments, and examples of effective writing with an emphasis on healthcare topics. [D; CSU; UC]

ADN 150

PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Limitation on Enrollment: Registered nurses or student nurses.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares the student to apply the nursing process while conducting a physical assessment of all body systems on an adult patient. [D; CSU] (Formerly: ADN 50)

ADN 212

ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Limitation on Enrollment: Registered nurses or student nurses.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces nursing students and registered nurses to the concepts of nursing care of the critically ill patient. Describes principles of care for patients in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and telemetry units. Covers advanced assessment, electrocardiogram interpretation, and hemodynamic monitoring. [D]

ADN 221

ADULT NURSING

5 UNITS

Grade Only

Corequisite: ADN 221L.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: FALL

Emphasizes the use of the nursing process to assist adult patient/clients in the promotion of wellness and treatment of illnesses. Includes nursing care of body systems and psychiatric conditions. [D; CSU]

ADN 221L

ADULT NURSING LABORATORY

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $30

Corequisite: ADN 221.

Laboratory 15 hours

Offered: FALL

Introduces a clinical course that focuses on adult nursing care. Provides clinical experiences that include psychiatric, acute medical and surgical settings, home health, ambulatory clinics, and community facilities. [D; CSU]

ADN 223

GERONTOLOGY

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ADN 221 or equivalent.

Corequisite: ADN 223L.

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: SPRING

Introduces the normal aging process, health problems common in aging and nursing practices and interventions for the aging client in a variety of settings. Includes demographics, legal/ethical issues, effects of multiple chronic illness, and socio-economic status as it effects the elderly. [D; CSU]

ADN 223L

GERONTOLOGY LABORATORY

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $25

Corequisite: ADN 223.

Laboratory 12 hours

Offered: SPRING

Provides a companion laboratory class for ADN 223. Focuses on leadership and gerontology. The laboratory class is at a variety of clinical facilities. [D; CSU]

ADN 225

NURSING SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP II: PRECEPTORSHIP

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Prerequisite: ADN 221 and ADN 221L or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: SPRING

Introduces role transition from student to graduate nurse via a clinical course that includes patient care assignments utilizing all nursing skills and demonstrates graduate level clinical judgment. [D; CSU]

ADN 290

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE I

2-4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Associate Degree Nursing major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Associate Degree Nursing major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in Associate Degree Nursing occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

ADN 290A

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ADN 290 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Identifies and discusses basic level principles related to a variety of patient care problems using the nursing process as a guideline to be applied to the clinical setting. This course is one unit of credit and is a recommended concurrent enrollment to ADN 290. [ND]

ADN 291

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE II

2-4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Associate Degree Nursing major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: ADN 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Associate Degree Nursing major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in Associate Degree Nursing occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

ADN 291A

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ADN 291 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Describe and interpret beginning level principles related to a variety of patient care problems using the nursing process as a guideline to be applied to the clinical setting. This course is one unit of credit and is a recommended concurrent enrollment to ADN 291. [ND]

ADN 292

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE III

2-4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Associate Degree Nursing major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: ADN 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Associate Degree Nursing major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in Associate Degree Nursing occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

ADN 292A

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ADN 292 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Describe and analyze intermediate level principles related to a variety of patient care problems using the nursing process as a guideline to be applied to the clinical setting. This course is one unit of credit and is a recommended concurrent enrollment to ADN 292. [ND]

ADN 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study and/or clinical laboratory experience in some area of nursing of particular interest to the student. [D; CSU]