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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ADN 323 - Nursing Theory III

7.0 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 105
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course is a requirement with ADN-324 RN Capstone I and ADN-325 Applied Nursing Practice III. This course is designed for intermediate nursing students and expands on the health care needs of individuals across the lifespan. It presents content on the Registered Nurse’s role in planning holistic, patient-centered nursing care for the stable, acute, and chronically ill patient emphasizing application of clinical judgement and the nursing process. This course will prepare the student with theoretical nursing knowledge needed for entry level associate degree nursing practice. This course will also prepare the student for the national examination for registered nurse licensure.    


Corequisites: ADN-324 RN Capstone I, ADN-325 Applied Nursing Practice III, SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology, and (if Advanced Standing Student) ADN-326 Advanced Standing Bridge
Prerequisites: Nursing Theory II, PNN-224 PN Capstone, PNN-225 Applied Nursing Practice II, BIO 186- Microbiology, PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology, and ENG-105 Composition I
Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Course Fees: Testing Fee: $565.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Explore the role of the registered nurse in caring for patients with predictable disease processes.  (Professionalism, Safe and Effective Care, Communication) 
  •  Apply clinical judgment and the nursing process to plan holistic, patient-centered nursing care across the lifespan. (Clinical Judgment, Patient-Centered Care) 
  • Expand knowledge of acute and chronic disease processes along the health-illness continuum for patients of various ages.  (Patient-Centered Care, Communication, Safe and Effective Care) 
  • Integrate nursing skills to include care of patients and families across the life span. (Communication, Patient-Centered Care, Safe and Effective Care, Clinical Judgment) 


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