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_A_S__S_O__C__I_A__T__E_ _D__E__G__R__E_E__ _N__U_R__S_I_N__G_________________ ADN648-C Advanced Nursing Concepts I 2 The course is designed to assist students in establishing a knowledge base in the basic science of drugs and to demonstrate how that knowledge can be directly applied in providing patient care and patient education. Pharmacological principles will include reviewing physiology and pathophysiology, discussing basic properties of drug families, focusing on the essentials of drug administration such as indications, contraindications, adverse effects, and drug interactions and demonstrating the application of pharmacology into nursing practice. QSEN (Quality Safety Education for Nurses) will be introduced to the student. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA’s) addressing the concepts of patient centered care, teamwork, and collaboration, evidence based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics will be a focus of the course. ADN649-C Advanced Nursing Concepts II 2 This course is designed to assist students in becoming leaders and managers in the nursing profession. Students will focus on the professional roles of the nurse as manager of care and member of the discipline of nursing. The focus will be on leading and managing care across the health care continuum realizing that leadership and management reflects the dynamic state of nursing practice and health care. A systematic approach using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of caring for the pediatric and adult client are explored through a preceptor and capstone simulation experience. Prerequisites: ADN656-C, ADN648-C ADN650-C Transition to A D N 3 This course is a combination of theory and lab. The course provides an overview of the NCC nursing program and the transitional role of LPN to RN. The concepts of delegation, prioritization and ethical and legal issues in nursing will be an essential part of this course. The course will focus on assessment of the medical/surgical patient and care of lines, drains, and tubes. A focus on intravenous therapy including peripheral, central lines, TPN, lipids, and blood administration will be included. An orientation to clinical facilities will be provided. Computer documentation training for these facilities will be offered. Prerequisite: Completion of NCC's PN/EPN program or accepted as advanced standing student (graduate of approved practical nursing program and/or working as an LPN). ADN655-C ADN Nursing IA 6 This course is a combination of theory, lab, and clinical. Health, illness, and healthcare environment are examined as they relate to the care of patients with variable needs. The focus is on application of theories, concepts, research, issues, and trends in caring for selected patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on the role of the RN and the development of skills to think critically and implement sound reasoning skills. Special topics of this course will include fluid and electrolytes and acid/base imbalances. Utilizing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to care for pediatric and adult patients with urinary/renal and immune/ infectious disorders will be addressed. Students will care for patients with variable needs in acute care and simulation settings. Prerequisite: ADN650-C ADN656-C A D N Nursing IB 6 This course is a combination of theory, lab, and clinical. Health, illness, and healthcare environment are examined as they relate to the care of patients with variable needs. The focus is on application of theories, concepts, research, evidence based practice and issues and trends in caring for selected patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse and on the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to think critically and implement sound reasoning skills when caring for patients. The topics of this course will include care of the pediatric and adult client with cardiovascular disorders and respiratory disorders. The student will care for clients with variable needs in acute care and simulation settings. Prerequisite: ADN655-C ADN657-C ADN Nursing IIA 6 This course is a combination of lecture, lab, and clinical. The course provides an opportunity for synthesis and evaluation of professional nursing role behaviors essential to care of patients experiencing complex needs in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on refinement of critical thinking and communication skills and the integration of a range of therapeutic interventions into nursing practice. Utilizing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to care for the normal and complicated obstetric and newborn patient, the adult and pediatric patient with and endocrine and acute and chronic neurologic disorders will be addressed. A special topic in this course will be shock and trauma. The student will care for clients in the psychiatric and obstetric clinical setting. Prerequisites: ADN656-C, ADN648-C ADN658-C A D N Nursing IIB 6 This course provides an opportunity for synthesis and evaluation of professional nursing role behaviors essential to care for patients experiencing complex care needs in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on refinement of critical thinking skills and communication skills and the integration of a range of therapeutic interventions into nursing practice. Utilizing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to safely care for the pediatric and adult patient with gastrointestinal disorders, psychiatric disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and cancer will be addressed. Prerequisite: ADN657-C _A_G__R__I_C__U__L_T__U__R_E_____________________________________ AGA114-A Principles of Agronomy 3 A lecture/laboratory class that serves as a base for several subsequent courses. Crop growth and development along with soil management principles are emphasized. Additional topics include diseases, insects, weeds, weather, tillage, harvesting and grain storage and handling. An interactive computer based system serves as a basis for the laboratory portion of the course. AGA154-A Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 This course covers soil properties affected by their formation due to climate vegetative cover, parent material, drainage and topography. AGA158-A Soil Fertility 3 This course explains the phenomena involved in making and keeping a soil in its most economical, productive state. Students learn why soils must be managed differently due to differences in origin and make up. Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 104 Associate Degree Nursing


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