Associate Degree Nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Coursework includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
Program Length: Associate in Applied Science - 5 semesters
Career Pathway Options: Associate in Applied Science Degree in Associate Degree Nursing
Program Sites: Lee Main Campus - Day, Begins Fall Semesters
What Students Learn
- The Associate Degree Nursing Education Program is directed toward preparation of graduates who competently fulfill the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. The Associate Degree graduate provides care in structured settings for clients and family members to promote optimal human functioning.
- Students successfully completing the Associate Degree Nursing Program will be able to:
- Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
- Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual to provide an individual centered assessment.
- Incorporate informatics to formulate evidenced-based clinical judgments and management decisions.
- Implement caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings.
- Develop a teaching plan for individuals, and/or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles.
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes.
- Manage health care for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.