ADN Course Descriptions

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM (Basic)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

RNSG 1201 Pharmacology (2,2,0). Introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of each drug classification. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 1260  Clinical Decision Making I (CDM I Clinical) (2,0,6).
Same as above for RNSG 1360.

RNSG 1261  Childbearing/Childrearing Clinical (2,0,6).
Same as above for RNSG 1360

RNSG 1360 Foundations Clinical (3,0,9). A basic, intermediate, or advanced type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

RNSG 1412 Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family (4,3,3). Study of the concepts related to the provision of nursing care for childbearing and childrearing families; application of systematic problem-solving processes and critical thinking skills, including a focus on the childbearing family during preconception, prenatal, antepartum, neonatal, and postpartum periods and the childrearing family from birth to adolescence; and competency in knowledge, judgment, skill, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 1431 Principles of Clinical Decision Making (4,3,3). Examination of selected principles related to the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Emphasis on clinical decision making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving fluid and electrolytes; perioperative care; pain; respiratory disorders; peripheral vascular disorders; immunologic disorders; and infectious disorders. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health (4,4,0). Integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs into the continued development of the professional nurse as a  provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of a profession in the care of adult patients and families with complex medical-surgical health care need associated with body systems.  Emphasis on complex knowledge, judgments, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework

RNSG 1447 Concepts of Clinical Decision Making (4,3,3). Integration of previous knowledge and skills into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Emphasis on clinical decision-making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, reproductive and sexual disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, eye-ear-nose-throat disorders and integumentary disorders. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 1513 Foundations for Nursing Practice (5,4,3). Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Topics include but are not limited to the fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, a systematic framework for decision-making, mechanisms of disease, the needs and problems that nurses help clients manage, and basic psychomotor skills. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 2121 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management (1,1,0). Exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the role of the professional nurse.  Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing (2,2,0). Principles and concepts of mental health psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of clients and their families.

RNSG 2460 Clinical Decision Making (CDM) II/Mental Health Clinical (4,0,12). Same as above for RNSG 1360 

RNSG 2560  CDM III/Management Clinical (5,0,15). 
Same as above for RNSG 1360
 


ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM (Transition)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS   

RNSG 1160 Transition Clinical (1,0,3). A basic, intermediate, or advanced type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional (faculty or preceptor), generally in a clinical setting. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

RNSG 1201 Pharmacology (2,2,0). Introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of each drug classification. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 1251 Care of the Childbearing Family (2,2,0). Study of concepts related to the provision of nursing care for childbearing families. Topics may include selected complications. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 1327 Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing (3,2,3). Topics include health promotion expanded assessment, analysis of data, nursing process, pharmacology, multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework throughout the lifespan.

RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health (4,4,0). Integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs into the continued development of the professional nurse as a  provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of a profession in the care of adult patients and families with complex medical-surgical health care need associated with body systems.  Emphasis on complex knowledge, judgments, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework

RNSG 1447  Concepts of Clinical Decision Making (4,3,3).
Integration of previous knowledge and skills into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Emphasis on clinical decision-making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, reproductive and sexual disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, eye-ear-nose-throat disorders and integumentary disorders. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 2121 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management (1,1,0). Exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the role of the professional nurse.  Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing (2,2,0). Principles and concepts of mental health psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of clients and their families.

RNSG 2460 Clinical Decision Making (CDM) II/Mental Health Clinical (4,0,12).
   Same as above RNSG 1160.

RNSG 2560  Clinical Decision Making (CDM) III/Management Clinical (5,0,15).
Same as above for RNSG 1160.