ADN Basic Program

Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 semester hours of credit with a 2.0 GPA.
  2. A grade of “C” or above in science and nursing courses.
  3. A passing score on a comprehensive exit exam.
    Students must see policy in Health Science Student Handbook for details.

NOTE:

  1. Courses must be taken in the listed sequence unless permission to change is granted by Division Chair, or any may be taken in advance.
Degree Plan

First Semester

Hours
BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab or BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab# (core) 4
BIOL 2320/2120#+ Microbiology for Non-Science Majors & Lab (core) 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (core) 3
AHA/BLS-HCP# via TC Continuing Education N/C

 

Second Semester

Hours
BIOL 2301/2101 Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab or BIOL 2302/2102 Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab# (core) 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development (core) 3
RNSG 1413 Foundations for Nursing Practice 4
RNSG 1360 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training (Foundations) 3

 

Third Semester

Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
RNSG 1431 Principles of Clinical Decision-Making 4
RNSG 1260 Clinical Decision Making I – Clinical 2
RNSG 1412 Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family 4
RNSG 1261 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training (Childbearing/Childrearing) 2

 

Fourth Semester

Hours
ARTS 1301, MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310** (core) 3
RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2360 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training II (CDM II/Mental Health) 4
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2

 

Fifth Semester

Hours
RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 4
RNSG 2463 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training III (CDM/Management) 5

Total Hours: 60 SCH

*To be considered for Priority 1 or 2, applicants must have completed either BIOL 2301/2101 or BIOL 2302/2102 prior to making application to the nursing program.

#Prequisite to RNSG 1513 and 1360.

**Co-requisite to Nursing courses taught in this semester, or may be taken in advance.

*#Must be current throughout enrollment in the program.

Legal Limitations for Licensure: The Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners may refuse to admit a candidate to the licensing examination and refuse to issue a license to any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or who has been hospitalized or treated for mental illness and/or chemical dependency.

To learn more, please contact us.

Karen Holt
Health Science Enrollment Management Specialist
(903) 823-3351
email
Letha Colquitt MNSc, RN, FNP-BC
ADN Program Coordinator
Associate Professor
(903) 823-3202
email
Courtney Shoalmire, MNSc, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
(903) 823-3142
email

Nursing Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

RNSG 1201 Pharmacology

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. Prerequisite: Meet TSI Math Requirement.

RNSG 1513 Foundations for Nursing Practice

Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Content includes fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, a systematic framework for decision-making and critical thinking. The mechanisms of disease and the needs and problems that can arise are discussed and how the nursing process helps manage the patient through these issues. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 or 2402; PSYC 2301; BCIS 1305; AHA/BLS-HCP and RNSG 1201. Co-requisites: BIOL 2401 or 2402 and BIOL 1322; PSYC 2314; RNSG 1360.

RNSG 1360 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training (Foundations)

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420 and 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314; BCIS 1305; RNSG 1201 and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: RNSG 1513.

RNSG 1431 Principles of Clinical Decision-Making

Examination of selected principles related to 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. 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. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420, and 1322. PSYC 2301 and 2314, BCIS 1305; RNSG 1201,1513, 1360; and AHA/ BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ENGL 1301; RNSG 1260, 1412, 1261.

RNSG 1260 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training (CDM)

A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402 and 2420; PSYC 2301 and 2314; BCIS 1305; RNSG 1201, 1513, 1360; and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ENGL 1301; RNSG 1431, 1412, and 1261.

RNSG 1412 Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family

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 the perinatal periods and the childbearing family from birth to adolescence; and competency in knowledge, judgment, skill, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420 and 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314; BCIS 1305; RNSG, 1513, 1360, and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ENGL 1301; RNSG 1261, 1431, and 1260.

RNSG 1261 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training (Childbearing/Childrearing)

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420 and 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314; BCIS 1305; RNSG 1201, 1513, 1360; and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ENGL 1301; RNSG 1431, 1412, and 1260.

RNSG 1441 Common Concepts of Adult Health

Basic integration of the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Study of the common concepts of caring for adult patients and families with medical-surgical health care needs related to body systems, emphasizing knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2301/2101, 2302/2102, 2320/2120; PSYC 2301 and 2314; RNSG 1413, 1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261 for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, and 1160 for Transition Students and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310; RNSG 2360 and RNSG 2213.

+ RNSG 1447 Concepts of Clinical Decision-Making

Integration of previous knowledge and skills 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 the 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. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420, and 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314; BCIS 1305; RNSG 1201, 1513,1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261; for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, and 1160 for Transition Students; and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310; RNSG 2460 and 2213.

RNSG 2360 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training II (CDM II/Mental Health)

A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skill and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2301/2101, 2302/2102, 2320/2120; PSYC 2301 and 2314; RNSG 1413, 1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261 for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, and 1160 for Transition Students and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310; RNSG 1441 and RNSG 2213.

+ RNSG 2460 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training (CDM/Mental Health)

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 or 2402, 2420 and 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314; BCIS 1305; RNSG 1201, 1513, 1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261 for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, and 1160 for Transition Students; and AHA/BLSHCP. Co-requisites: ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310; RNSG 1447 and 2213.

RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing

Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of patients and their families. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2301/2101, 2302/2102, 2320/2120; PSYC 2301 and 2314; RNSG 1413, 1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261 for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, and 1160 for Transition Students and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310; RNSG 1441 and RNSG 2360.

RNSG 1443 Complex Concepts of Adult Health

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 the profession in the care of adult patients and families with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with body systems. Emphasis on complex knowledge, judgments, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2301/2101, 2302/2102, 2320/2120; PSYC 2301 and 2314; RNSG 1413, 1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261, 1441, 2360 and 2213 for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, 1160, 1441, 2360 and 2213 for Transition Students and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: RNSG 2463.

RNSG 2463 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training III (CDM/Management)

A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skill and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2301/2101, 2302/2102, 2320/2120; PSYC 2301 and 2314; RNSG 1413, 1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261, 1441, 2360 and 2213 for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, 1160, 1441, 2360 and 2213 for Transition Students and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: RNSG 1443.

+ RNSG 2560 Clinical Nursing – Registered Nurse Training (CDM/Management)

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 or 2402, 2420 and 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314; BCIS 1305; ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310; RNSG 1201, 1513, 1360, 1431, 1260, 1412, 1261, 1447, 2460, and 2213 for Basic Students; RNSG 1327, 1251, 1160, 1447, 2460, 2213 for Transition Students; and AHA/BLS-HCP. Co-requisites: RNSG 1443 and 2121.

+ RNSG 2121 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management

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. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420, and 1322; PSYC 2301 and 2314, BCIS 1305; ARTS 1301 or MUSI 1306 or DRAM 1310; RNSG 1201. Co-requisites: RNSG 1443 and RNSG 2560.

+ This course is only for students entering the program prior to Fall 2015.

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