2014-15 Catalog

Nursing (R.N.)

Associate Degree

http://www.sandburg.edu/academics/associate-degree-nursing

Carl Sandburg College offers a two-year Associate Degree in Nursing. The student is prepared to function within roles of manager of care, provider of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. Clinical experience is provided at area hospitals, extended care facilities, and many other community-based health care agencies.

Registered nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients recover from and cope with illness. Nurses are taught to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate care to patients; assist physicians with treatments and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. Nurses also provide patient education to clients and families to help improve or maintain the optimum level of health. Other settings that employ nurses include: ambulatory care offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, public health facilities, schools, churches, informatics, correctional facilities and hospital settings.

Working Conditions

Most health care facilities provide a safe and comfortable working environment. Care is required around the clock, often in 8- or 12-hour shifts, weekends and holidays, and may involve on-call work. Schools, offices, and clinics offer more traditional work hours.

Employment

The demand for nurses is very high and is expected to increase.

Accreditation/Approval

The Associate Degree Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Approved by the Illinois State Board of Nursing, Department of Professional Regulation.

Licensure

Graduates may apply to write for the National Council Licensing Examination-RN. Upon successful completion of this exam, the student is eligible to apply for Registered Nurse licensure in any state. Please be advised that nursing licenses may be denied or disciplined by the Illinois State Board of Nursing (ISBN). All criminal history must be revealed at time of licensure application and will be evaluated by the ISBN before licensure is granted or denied. All regulations can be accessed at www.idfpr.com.

Admission

Admission to the program is competitive and selection is based on a point system. All prospective students for the Associate Degree Nursing program must meet the current admission requirements before their application will be considered for review and conditional admission. The most qualified applicants who are residents of the Carl Sandburg College district will be given preference for admission to the program. (See LPN-RN admission requirements).

Number of students admitted each year:

1st year RN (Day section only): 30

2nd year RN Day Section: 30, Evening Section: 20

For additional program information contact the Welcome Center
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

Associate Degree

First Year
Summer SessionSemester Hours
NUA.100Basic Nursing Assistant Training *7.5
ENG.101Freshman Composition 1 3
Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Placement on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry as a CNA in good standing by the end of the fall semester is required.  
Fall Semester
NAD.105Introduction to Professional Nursing 9
PSY.101Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO.211Anatomy & Physiology 1 4
Spring Semester
NAD.125Nursing Care-Individuals Health Problems 10
NUT.110Nutrition 3
BIO.212Anatomy & Physiology 2 4
Second Year
Summer Session
BIO.200General Microbiology 4
SOC.101Introduction to Sociology 3
Fall Semester
NAD.200Nurse Care of Ind & Fam W/Hlth Problems 10
PSY.265Developmental Psychology 3
Spring Semester
NAD.210Nurse Care of Ind Fam & Group 10
NAD.220Professional Issues 1
PHL.103Biomedical Ethics 3
 Total Program Hours: 77.5

*

NUA.100 Basic Nursing Assistant Training and all BIO and NAD courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better by the end of the scheduled semester in order to progress in the program. In order to graduate, each student must complete all required courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Note: LPN to RN articulation — LPN students are eligible to enter 2nd year summer session after completion of NAD.180 LPN to RN Transition and meeting all admission requirements for the Associate Degree Program.

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

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Courses

NAD.105 Introduction to Professional Nursing699

This course focuses on the study and practice of concepts and skills based on nursing. Universal needs basic to all individuals are identified and developmental needs of the middle and older adult are discussed. The nursing process is introduced and serves as the foundation for the development of critical thinking skills. The three roles, Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member Within the Discipline are introduced. Communication, teaching/learning skills, and legal standards and ethical principles are included. Pharmacology principles and concepts of major drug classifications will be integrated as appropriate to the units of study. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom and auto-tutorial lab, clinical practice lab, and clinical settings. A unit entitled Nursing Care in a Diverse Society will focus on the issues and implications associated with caring for clients with diverse and complex cultural backgrounds. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and the clinical simulation campus lab and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course. Admission to the Associate Degree Program and placement on the Illinois Nurse Aide Registry in good standing. Students who are registry eligible will be admitted to the program condition on their placement on the Illinois Nurse Aide Registry by the end of the fall semester. Other: A student must achieve a 80% or better in theory for completion of a nursing course taken at Carl Sandburg College. A satisfactory in clinical practice lab and clinical are also required. Students must pass both the theory and lab/clinical portion of the course.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.125 Nursing Care-Individuals Health Problems61210

This course builds on concepts, skills, and theory learned in NAD.105 and includes care of the client with selected common health problems. Students are provided the opportunity to use the concepts of the nursing process and critical thinking in the clinical setting. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom and auto-tutorial lab, clinical practice lab, and clinical settings. Pharmacology principles and concepts of major drug classifications will be integrated as appropriate to the units of study. A unit entitled Disaster Preparedness will focus on the issues and implications associated with caring for multiple clients involved in a natural and/or human-made disaster. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and the nursing laboratory and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course. Student must be in good standing on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: NAD.105 and BIO.211 with a grade of C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.180 LPN to RN Transition33

This course will provide an avenue of instruction for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing. The course will be built on previous knowledge from an accredited LPN nursing program. The LPNs entering the course will have basic competencies and this course will build on these competencies. The course will include theory on role transition in the current health care system, related professional ethical and legal issues, understanding and application of critical thinking skills, the application of the nursing process in the adult clinical setting, basic intravenous therapy, and the methods and techniques of effective interdisciplinary communication and therapeutic patient communication. The course will provide the foundational understanding of the role of the RN in the provider of care, member of the discipline and manager of care as the student transitions into the courses of the ADN program. Licensed Practical Nurse or successful completion of an accredited practical nursing program with a grade of C or better in all nursing courses is required.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: Licensed Practice Nurse or successful completion of an accredited Practical Nursing program with a grade of C or better in all nursing courses.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.200 Nurse Care of Ind & Fam W/Hlth Problems61210

This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the universal needs of the childbearing family. It also includes care of adult clients with selected complex health problems. Related ethical and legal issues are examined. Students continue to expand their theoretical knowledge, use of the nursing process, and nursing skills as well as critical thinking and decision-making ability. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings within and beyond the acute care institution. Students implement basic management skills as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, autotutorial laboratory, campus laboratory, and clinical settings. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and the nursing laboratory and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course. Licensed Practical Nurse graduates from an accredited program will be admitted through advanced placement. Students must meets minimum score for associate degree nursing program entrance test.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: NAD.125 with a grade of C or better and all co-requisites including BIO.200 with a grade of C or better. NAD.180 with a grade of C or better for Licensed Practical Nurse graduates from an accredited program admitted through advanced placement. Meets minimum scores for Associate Degree Nursing program entrance test.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.210 Nurse Care of Ind Fam & Group61210

This course includes the integration of mental health concepts in providing care to individuals, families, and groups. It also examines concepts necessary to provide care to children. Emphasis is on principles of growth and development and on care of the child as part of the family unit. Students are provided an opportunity to expand theoretical knowledge, to use the nursing process, and to use nursing skills in caring for groups of clients in a variety of settings within and beyond the acute care institution. The course helps the student prepare for the transition from student to graduate. Emphasis is on the role of the manager of care and the responsibilities of a member within the discipline of nursing. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, the auto-tutorial laboratory, the campus laboratory, and clinical settings. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical assignments and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: NAD.200 and all corequisites with a grade of C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.220 Professional Issues11

Professional Issues assists the student in the final semester of the nursing program to make the transition from student to effective practitioner at the entry level. Strategies for planning a career and advancing the profession of nursing will be emphasized. Employment considerations will be examined in relation to a rapidly changing health care delivery system. The importance of political action for a member within the discipline of nursing will be analyzed. The Illinois Nurse Practice Act will be studied as it relates to the Registered Nurse.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: NAD.200 with a grade of C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

Lundeen, Jan M
associate professor, nursing

Pence, Mary
instructor, nursing

Seiboldt, Susan M
assistant professor, nursing

Stone, Christina S
instructor, nursing

Weaver, Mischelle
Associate Dean of Nursing