Registered Nursing (ADRN)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
ADRN 1105 Nursing Applications: 1 semester hour.
Hands-on experience in nursing-related applications that prepare candidates for distance-based nursing education. PREREQ: Conditional admission (or alternate) to program. S
ADRN 2210 Nursing Transition: 2 semester hours.
Professional skills needed in the transition of roles from LPN to RN are addressed. The three roles of the professional nurse and evidence-based decision-making are stressed. PREREQ: ADRN 1105 and admission to program. Su
ADRN 2211 Mental Health Nursing: 3 semester hours.
Nursing assessment and care of the patient and family experiencing psycho-social and mental health disorders within acute, chronic, and community settings. PREREQ: Admission to program. Su
ADRN 2212 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III: 2 semester hours.
Clinical experiences for nursing care within a variety of acute and community-based settings guide the development of the problem solving process in nursing. The focus of this course is on skilled nursing and mental health nursing care, including therapeutic use of self. COREQ: ADRN 2210 and ADRN 2211. Su
ADRN 2220 Health Assessment: 2 semester hours.
Health assessment of all ages, interpretation of data, extended development of critical thinking skills; developing patient care based on clinical findings. PREREQ: ADRN 2210. COREQ: ADRN 2220L and ADRN 2230. F
ADRN 2220L Health Assessment Lab: 1 semester hour.
Practical experience in health assessment of all ages; interpretation of clinical data in simulated situations; planning and prioritizing care based on clinical findings. PREREQ: ADRN 2210. COREQ: ADRN 2220 and ADRN 2231. F
ADRN 2230 Medical and Surgical Nursing III: 3 semester hours.
Professional nursing care of individuals and groups with acute and chronic health events requiring nursing assessment and intervention within institutional and community care facilities. PREREQ: ADRN 2212. COREQ: ADRN 2231. F
ADRN 2231 Clinical Foundations of Nursing IV: 4 semester hours.
ADRN 2232 Family Nursing: 3 semester hours.
Study of conditions or complications of women's health, pregnancy, peri-partum, plus newborn, child, and family assessment; nursing care and prioritization of interventions for the child-bearing, child-rearing family are addressed. PREREQ: ADRN 2230. COREQ: ADRN 2245. S
ADRN 2233 Medical and Surgical Nursing IV: 3 semester hours.
The three roles of the nurse are established within the framework of legal and ethical professional nursing practice. Nursing assessments and interventions in the high-acuity patient are addressed. PREREQ: ADRN 2230. COREQ: ADRN 2245. S
ADRN 2245 Clinical Foundations of Nursing V: 4 semester hours.
Clinical practicum for the professional nursing care of high-acuity patients and their families. Nursing leadership is implemented along with critical thinking and evidence-based decision-making for persons and groups of persons experiencing health events. PREREQ: ADRN 2231. COREQ: ADRN 2233. S
ADRN 2296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
ADRN 2298 Independent Study: 1-5 semester hours.
Designed to address specific learning needs of individuals, this course enables students to enhance nursing knowledge and skills. PREREQ: Permission of instructor and program director. D