2015-16 Catalog

Nursing Program

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

For Graduation Requirements:

http://catalog.sandburg.edu/academicinformation/#graduation_policies_and_procedures

First Year
Summer SessionSemester Hours
ENG.101Freshman Composition 1 3
PSY.101Introduction to Psychology 3
Fall Semester
NAD.105Nursing 1 7
NAD.106Medication Principles for Nurses 2
NAD.108Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning 2
BIO.211Anatomy & Physiology 1 4
Spring Semester
NAD.125Nursing 2 8
NAD.130Pharmacology for Nurses 2
BIO.212Anatomy & Physiology 2 4
NUT.110Nutrition 3
Second Year
Summer Session
BIO.200General Microbiology 4
SOC.101Introduction to Sociology 3
Fall Semester
NAD.200Nursing 3 8
NAD.205Community & Mental Health Nursing 3
PSY.265Developmental Psychology 3
Spring Semester
NAD.210Nursing IV 8
NAD.220Professional Issues 2
PHL.103Biomedical Ethics 3
 Total Program Hours: 72.0

LPN to RN Articulation into Nursing A.A.S.

Prerequisite: Licensed Practical Nurse in Illinois with active license in good standing.  Completion of all required courses prior to admission listed below** with a grade of "C" or better.  Submission of nursing program application, meets all admission criteria, and admitted into the second year Associate Degree Nursing Program.

First Year
Summer SessionSemester Hours
NAD.180LPN to RN Transition *4
Fall Semester
NAD.200Nursing 3 8
NAD.205Community & Mental Health Nursing 3
PSY.265Developmental Psychology 3
Spring Semester
NAD.210Nursing IV 8
NAD.220Professional Issues 2
PHL.103Biomedical Ethics 3
 Total Program Hours: 31.0
*

 NAD 180 must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to progress into the second year Associate Degree Nursing program.  All nursing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to progress each Semester. 

**

 Required prior to admission selection 1 year High School Biology and Chemistry or 1 semester College Biology and Chemistry.  All of the following courses must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to entering the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program:

  • ENG 101-Freshman Composition I
  • PSY 101-Introduction to Psychology
  • BIO 211-Anatomy & Physiology I
  • NUT 110-Nutrition
  • BIO 212-Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 200-General Microbiology
  • SOC 101-Introduction to Sociology

Application and dates to apply to our nursing program can be found on the College of Nursing webpate.  Admission criteria into our nursing program can be found on the College of Nursing webpage: College of Nursing

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

BIO.200 General Microbiology324

The purpose of this course is to provide a brief study of the morphology, physiology, cultural characteristics, isolation methods, classification methods and distribution of microbes as related to public health, agriculture, medicine and industry. In addition, recent advances in recombinant DNA research will be discussed. This course is appropriate for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Also, BIO.200 is a requirement for students enrolled either in the Associate Degree Nursing program or in the Dental Hygiene program.
Offered: Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: BIO.101 and CHM.100 or equivalent as evaluated by Biology faculty
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BIO.211 Anatomy & Physiology 1324

This is the first of a two-course sequence in anatomy and physiology for students who are intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Also, Anatomy 1 & 2 are required in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. This course will be presented as an integrated systems approach emphasizing principles of homeostasis. There will be discussion of pathophysiological and anatomical changes that occur as a result of disease.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: BIO.101 and CHM.100 with a grade of C or better or the equivalent as evaluated by Biology faculty
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

BIO.212 Anatomy & Physiology 2324

This course is a continuation of BIO.211. There will be special emphasis on the cardiovascular system; fluid, electrolyte, and acid base balance; and exercise physiology. Laboratory work will include dissection of a fetal pig.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take BIO.211
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS,AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

ENG.101 Freshman Composition 133

This course is the first in a sequence of two freshman composition and rhetoric courses. It is designed for individuals planning to pursue a bachelor's degree as well as those who wish to develop proficiency in writing. Emphasis is on critical reading, organization, logical thought, paragraphing, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. Also studied will be argumentation and inductive/deductive reasoning.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: Either placement according to the COMPASS score, or completion of ENG.098 with a C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C1 900
General Education -- Communications

NAD.105 Nursing 1567

This course provides an introduction to nursing, roles of the nurse, and focuses on patient care concepts. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills need to provide safe, quality care. The theoretical foundation for basic assessment and nursing skills is presented, and the student is given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in a laboratory and clinical setting. An introduction to the nursing process provides a decision-making framework to assist students in developing effective clinical judgement skills. 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. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, audio-visual tutorials, skills lab, simulation and clinical settings. Students will provide care for individual adults with acute and/or chronic health care needs in the acute care, outpatient, community and/or long-term care and rehabilitation settings. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and skills lab and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Corequisites: NAD.106, NAD.108, and BIO.211 with a grade of C or better. All corequisites must be passed with a C or better to progress in the program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.106 Medication Principles for Nurses22

This course introduces general principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation of multiple forms of drugs for patients across the lifespan. This course also focuses on the knowledge needed for the development of basic dosage and calculation skills necessary for safe administration of medications. This course also includes terminology and abbreviations required to interpret physician's orders and to read medication labels. Instruction includes various systems of measurement. The student will demonstrate accurate dosage calculation; discuss the principles of safe medication administration; and identify the elements of accurate documentation of medication administration. Math proficiency is determined by examination. Laboratory experiences include the application of medication administration skills. Minimum grade of C is required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program or Practical Nursing Program. Take NAD.105 or NUP.105, NAD.108, BIO.211 or BIO.111; Minimum grade C or better. All corequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better to progress in the program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.108 Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning22

This course provides the framework for preparing students to perform comprehensive health assessments on patients across the lifespan utilizing the nursing process and focusing on the development of clinical reasoning. Emphasis is placed on taking a thorough nursing history, performing physiological, psychological, sociological, developmental, cultural, and spiritual assessments, as well as identification of patient safety, health risks, and stressors. Using the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation, the student will be able to complete a systematic head to toe physical assessment of the adult patient. Emphasis is also placed on analyzing the data collected, including laboratory and diagnostic testing results and proper recording and documentation of assessed findings. Laboratory experiences provide an opportunity to practice assessment skills. Minimum grade of C is required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program or Practical Nursing Program. Take NAD.105 or NUP.105; NAD.106; BIO.111 or BIO.211. All corequisites must be completed with a grad of C or better to progress in the program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.125 Nursing 2598

This course builds on concepts, skills, and theories learned in NAD.105 and focuses on the care of individual adult patients and families with common and complex health problems that require medical and/or surgical intervention. Emphasis is placed on the care of patients with alterations in hematologic, immunologic, endocrine, respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary problems. Concepts of patient-centered care, quality improvement, informatics, evidence-based practice, safety, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and professionalism are integrated throughout the course. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, audio-visual tutorials, skills lab, simulation and clinical settings. Students will provide care for individual adult patients and families with common and complex health problems that require medical and/or surgical health care needs in the acute care, outpatient, community and/or long term care and rehabilitation settings. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and skills lab and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take NAD.105, NAD.106, NAD.108, and BIO.211 with a grade of,C or better. All prerequisties must be passed with a C or,better to progress in the program. Corequisite: NAD.130 and BIO.212. All corequisites must be,passed with C or better to progress in the program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not Applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.130 Pharmacology for Nurses22

This course is designed to establish a solid base of knowledge in nursing pharmacology. The nursing process will be utilized in discussing the basic pharmacological principles and drug classifications and their effects on the body. This course will explore pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, contraindications and interactions of selected drugs, emphasizing nursing implications, roles and responsibilities in patient care and safe drug administration. The focus is to examine selected prototype drugs used in the treatment of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness in diverse individuals across the lifespan with special consideration given to the physiological, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. Minimum grade of C is required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: NAD.105 or NUP.105 NAD.106 or NAD.108 BIO.211 or BIO.111.,All prerequisites must to completed with a grade of C or,better. Take NAD.125 or NUP.125 and BIO.212. All corequisites must,be completed with a grad of C or better to progress in the,program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NUT.110 Nutrition33

This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts and principles of nutrition emphasizing the role of nutrition in health while being able to identify food nutrients and their functions. Cultural, religious and geographical influences are discussed. Emphasis on current dietary recommendations for maximizing well-being and minimizing risk of chronic disease, focus on use of tables, food guides, and guidelines for making healthy food choices is integrated. Discussion also includes nutrition needs for stages of the lifecycle, methods for evaluating creditability of nutrition claims, safe and economic use of supplements, principles of energy balance, basic elements of food safety, diet for exercise and sports. One year of high school chemistry or biology or equivalent is required.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

NAD.200 Nursing 3598

This course will focus on the care of individual adult patients and families with selected complex medical/surgical health alterations and childbearing women and newborns. Students will continue to expand their theoretical knowledge, use of the nursing process, and nursing skills as well as critical thinking and decision-making ability to delegate and prioritize nursing care. Emphasis is placed on reproduction and prenatal period, normal and high-risk pregnancies during the intra-partum and postpartum periods, high risk conditions of infant and newborn assessment, family dynamics and the promotion of healthy behaviors in patients. Emphasis will also be placed on the care of patients and families with health alterations in neurosensory and cardiac and vascular problems. Concepts of patient-centered care, quality improvement, informatics, evidence-based practice, safety, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and professionalism are integrated throughout the course. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, audio-visual tutorials, skills lab, simulation and clinical settings. Students will provide care for individual adult patients and families with complex medical/surgical health alterations and childbearing families in acute care, outpatient, community and/or long term care and rehabilitation settings. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and skills lab and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: NAD.125, NAD.130, BIO.212, BIO.200, and if applicable,NAD.180. All prerequisites must be passed with a C or,better in order to progress in the program. Take NAD.205 with a minimum grade of C.,All corequisites must be passed with a C or better in,order to progress in the program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.205 Community & Mental Health Nursing233

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to community health nursing and mental health nursing. This course will focus on the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of mental health needs of the individual across the lifespan and the community health needs of the family and selected groups within communities. A major focus of this course is for students to critically think about and discuss the role of community health nurse; understand basic epidemiological concepts; and perform a community health assessment exploring the impact of culture, socioeconomic status, lifestyle, environment, and violence on the health of the community. In addition, students will focus on the role of the mental health nurse; understand the etiology, pathophysiology and psychopathology, signs and symptoms, complications, medications, and treatment modalities; and perform mental health assessments on patients experiencing cognitive, mental and behavioral disorders. Emphasis is placed on management of patients facing emotional and psychological stressors as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals and families, health promotion and disease prevention of vulnerable groups within our communities, and health disparities that exist within a global environment. The community as a site for care and support services is addressed. Clinical experiences will be provided in selected mental health settings and students will plan and implement a service-learning project in the community setting. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Take NAD.125, NAD.130, BIO.212, and BIO.200 with a grade of,C or better to progress in the program. Take NAD.200 with a grade of C or better to progress in the,program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable . General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.210 Nursing IV598

This course will focus on the care of the individual adult patients and families with selected complex, multisystem alterations in health and childrearing family. Students will continue to expand their theoretical knowledge, use of the nursing process, and nursing skills as well as critical thinking and decision-making ability to delegate and prioritize nursing care while functioning in a leadership role. Emphasis placed on normal growth and development of children, family dynamics, common pediatric disorders and the promotion of healthy behaviors in patients.Emphasis will also be placed on teh care of patients and families with multisystem alterations and complex health problems in respiratory, renal, and burns in teh emergency care and intensive care settings, as well as, oncology, and musculoskeletal trauma. This course will also focus on disaster preparedness, triage, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Concepts of patient centered care, quality improvement, informatics, evidence-based practice, safety, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and professionalism are integrated throughout the course. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, audio-visual tutorials, skills lab, simulation and clinical settings. Students will provide care for individual adult patients and families with complex, multisystem alterations in health and childrearing families in acute care, outpatient, community and/or long term care and rehabilitation 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: Take NAD.200 and NAD.205 with a grade of C or better. ,All prerequisites must be passed with a C or better in,order to progress in the program. Take NAD.220 with a minimum grade of C. All corequisites,must be passed with a C or better in order to progress in,the program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NAD.220 Professional Issues22

This course facilitates the transition of the student to the role of a professional nurse at the entry level and will prepare the students to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues and management concepts, as well as developing the skills of delegation, conflic management, and leadership. Legal and ethical issues are discussed with a focus on personal accountability and responsibility. Standards of practice and the significance of functioning according to state regulations and statutes are analyzed. Strategies for planning a career and advancing the profession of nursing will be emphasized. Students will develop a professional portfolio demonstrating professional growth and assisting in their career development. Minimum grade of C is required in order to pass this course.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take NAD.200 and NAD.205 with a grade of C or better in,order to progress in the program. Take NAD.210 with a minimum grade of C in order to progress,in the program.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

PHL.103 Biomedical Ethics33

This course introduces the student to biomedical ethics. Students will gain a beginning foundation for analysis as related to biomedical ethical dilemmas. Apply classical ethical theories to related topics and issues, utilize basic principles of health care ethics to discuss bio-medical ethical topics and current issues and examination of bio-medical ethical issues using a problem-solving approach.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AA, AS, AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

PSY.101 Introduction to Psychology33

This course is designed to provide an understanding of a variety of topics within the field of psychology. It is not only designed for students planning on majoring in psychology, but for those who have an interest in the scientific basis of behavior, thought, and the physiological processes that underlie each.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or above is required to enroll in this course, or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better or an ACT Reading score of 20 or higher.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S6 900
General Education -- Social Science

PSY.265 Developmental Psychology33

This course is a study of the development of human beings over the entire lifespan. It begins with an overview of developmental theories and then traces the individual from conception through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, aging, and death.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: A COMPASS Reading score of 83 or above is required to enroll in this course, or RDG.096 with a grade of C or better, or an ACT Reading score of 20 or higher.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S6 902
General Education -- Social Science

SOC.101 Introduction to Sociology33

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the discipline of sociology as it applies to contemporary American society. This course provides an orientation to the student interested in social science or the helping professions. Among specific topics to be studied are: how the sociologist gathers information, the importance of culture and symbols, personality development, the changing structure of the family, social class and inequality, race and ethnicity, and deviant behavior.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate; AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S7 900
General Education -- Social Science Human Relations

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