Program Information

Program Mission

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program supports the mission and goals of the college. The ADN program is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a career as registered nurses, thereby helping to meet the expanding healthcare needs of the community. Our goal is to prepare individuals to give client care in beginning staff level positions as providers of care, managers of care, and members within the discipline of nursing and interdisciplinary team.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Assume the role of the RN in the delivery of client centered care by developing and integrating an individualized plan of care based on the nursing process and implementing principals of teaching/learning.
  2. Function as a productive member of the interdisciplinary health care team to ensure continuity of client care and achieve positive client outcomes.
  3. Utilize principles of critical thinking to include pursuit of best information and evaluate current nursing practice to make clinical judgments and decisions while providing safe quality care.
  4. Practice quality improvement initiatives in the delivery of client centered care.
  5. Practice nursing safely with regard to client, self, and others to provide safe and accurate nursing care in diverse settings while appropriately integrating age specific competencies.
  6. Utilize technology in the delivery of safe and effective client centered care.
  7. Utilize health care system resources to coordinate and deliver client centered care that is safe, effective, and efficient.
  8. Practice nursing within the legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines of nursing assuming responsibility for the outcomes of nursing care given by self and/or delegated to others while assuming the responsibility for professional growth and responsible behavior.
  9. Practice the principles of leadership to facilitate the management of safe, quality, and client centered care.
  10. Communicate effectively with clients across the lifespan and interdisciplinary health care team members in a culturally sensitive timely manner using written, verbal, non-verbal, and electronic modalities.

Program Outcomes