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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ADN 425 - Applied Nursing Practice IV

3.0 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 135
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This clinical course is a requirement with ADN-423 Nursing Theory IV and ADN-424 RN Capstone II for the associate degree nursing program. This course provides an opportunity for students to apply nursing theory and skills in real or simulated settings with complex, acute, and chronic patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the application of clinical judgement and the nursing process to manage and implement holistic, patient-centered care to individuals and groups of patients. This course will also prepare the student for the national examination for registered nurse licensure. 


Corequisites: ADN-423 Nursing Theory IV, and ADN-424 RN Capstone II
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: Simulation Center Access: $50.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Implement comprehensive care utilizing clinical judgment as applied across the lifespan and along the health illness continuum. (Clinical Judgment, Patient-Centered Care, Safe and Effective Care) 
  • Provide entry level nursing care for a multiple patient assignment. (Clinical Judgment, Safe and Effective Care, Communication, Professionalism, Patient-Centered Care) 
  • Execute effective communication with clients across the lifespan and members of the health care team. (Communication, Professionalism, Safe and Effective Care) 
  • Enact professional standards of the registered nurse in a variety of healthcare settings. (Safe and Effective Care, Professionalism, Communication) 

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