Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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ADN 423 - Nursing Theory IV

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

Course Description:
This theory course is a requirement with ADN-424 RN Capstone II and ADN-425 Applied Nursing Practice IV.  This course is designed to expand on the health care needs of individuals across the lifespan. It presents content on the Registered Nurse’s role in prioritization, autonomy, and management of acute health care problems. This course emphasizes clinical judgment while using the nursing process to plan holistic, patient-centered care addressing complex health problems. This course will focus on 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-424 RN Capstone II, and ADN-425 Applied Nursing Practice IV
Prerequisites: Nursing Theory III, 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
Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Course Fees: Course Materials: $825.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes: 

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


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