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Nursing - ADN Traditional Plan of Study

Nursing - ADN Traditional Plan of Study

[Camille Beals]

Associate - Traditional

Associate - NUR 1229

Associate - NUR 2339

*Graduates of this program meet educational requirements to sit for the Registered Nurse licensure examination.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education, Nursing (ACEN) and the Board of Trustees of Mississippi State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Students in the program are prepared as entry level professional nurse caregivers.

Mastery learning of some concepts is incorporated within the curriculum. Enrollment in nursing courses is limited to students formally accepted into the program of study. Non-nursing courses may be completed prior to admission into the nursing program

Graduates of the program receive the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree which meets the educational requirement needed to apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure examination for the Registered Nurse. A Board of Nursing may, at its discretion, refuse to accept the licensure application of any person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues.

Purpose - The purpose of the NEMCC A.D.N. Program is “to prepare a competent, caring professional who can attain licensure as a Registered Nurse and enter the workforce.”

Admission Requirements for the A.D.N. Program are listed in this catalog in the —Admission to Health Science Programs section.

Length of Program - The general course of study may be completed in 5 semesters or extended over a period of time and will be planned under the general guidelines of the curriculum. All nursing courses within the curriculum must be completed within a five (5) year time frame from initial admission to graduation.

Progression - Students must earn a grade of 75 % in each required nursing course in order to progress in the program. In courses which have theory and clinical components, students must earn a minimum grade of 75% in each component. Nursing courses must be completed in sequential order and are offered once a year. Should a student withdraw from a nursing course after the date published as the last one for dropping a class, that enrollment will be considered as an admission to the course. Students must process the withdrawal request by the class/college withdrawal date or a grade of “F” will be assigned. Students have the right to request in writing a readmission appeal to the Northeast Mississippi Community College Admissions Committee.

Readmission - Students who wish to be considered for readmission should discuss the readmission process with the Division of Health Sciences Academic Head. Acceptance of readmission candidates is determined by the College Admissions Committee.

STUDENTS MUST:

  1. Complete and submit an A.D.N. application requesting readmission into the program by April 1st for fall admission and November 1st for spring admission.
  2. Meet all admission requirements to the college and the A.D.N. Program.
  3. Submit to a physical exam, psychiatric evaluation, criminal background check and fingerprinting, and/or drug/alcohol screens as indicated.

Students may be readmitted one time to the program. Should a student fail to progress or complete after readmission, that student is considered ineligible for admission for five years. After five (5) years, the former student may reapply for admission to the first nursing course in the curriculum. A student who is ineligible for readmission may reapply within the five year time frame provided that a Practical Nursing Education program has been completed and licensure as an L.P.N. obtained since the last admission.

A student’s past performance in the program, cumulative academic record, and policies in effect for admission, progress, and graduation are considered.

Eligibility does not assure readmission. Applicants are rated and ranked and admitted as space is available. Students who are considered ineligible for readmission have the right to request a readmission appeal in writing to the Northeast Mississippi Community College Admissions Committee.

Graduation - In order to be recommended for graduation with the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree, candidates must have satisfactorily completed the prescribed curriculum with an overall GPA of 2.0, a grade of “C” or higher in each required nursing course and the prerequisite biology courses, and must have completed the second year of the required nursing courses at NEMCC.

At time of graduation, the student should correspond with the Board of Nursing in the state of residence to apply for licensure and should register to take the licensure examination (www.ncsbn.org).

Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses - A licensed practical nurse who meets the A.D.N. admission requirements may choose to challenge course work to obtain advanced placement. Challenge examination credit for NUR 1118 , and the second requirement for exemption of NUR 1229 - Nursing Care of the Family, may be found in the “L.P.N.-A.D.N. Advance Placement Program” packet from www.nemcc.edu. The grade recorded for courses successfully challenged is “Z”. No credit is awarded until the student completes NUR 1101  or skills review if student does not formally enroll in NUR 1101.  The challenge examination may be taken only once per testing window, and may not be repeated more than twice a year. Challenge credit is good for 5 years. Information regarding this process and associated fees is found in the Academic Regulations section. 

Alternate Placement Option - Alternate placement into the Practical Nursing Education Program is an option available to students who have passed at least one clinical A.D.N. course. Depending on which course was satisfactorily completed in the A.D.N. program, students may exempt one or two semesters of the Practical Nursing Education curriculum. Application should be made to the Practical Nursing Program. A fee of $15.00 per credit hour is charged for recording “Z” credit on the transcript.

Transfer Credit - Credit for transfer courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.

A student who has been enrolled in another nursing program must be eligible to return to that nursing program in order to be considered for admission to in the NEMCC Associate Degree Nursing Program. If an applicant is ineligible to return to the previous nursing program, she/he may apply to the NEMCC A.D.N. Program after five years or after completing a practical nursing education program and obtaining licensed practical nurse status.

Costs and Fees - A schedule of costs and fees is available with the A.D.N. application packet. In addition to costs for tuition, books, equipment, uniforms, and validation of health requirements, students must maintain malpractice insurance through the college group policy and pay for inclusion in an on-line testing program. Students must assume the cost for the Criminal Background Checks and Fingerprinting process. Each student is responsible for travel and transportation to and from clinical assignments.



Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Courses — 8 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BIO-2514
Anatomy & Physiology I
4

(Prerequisite: ACT composite of 19 or credit in BIO 1534 with a "C" or above.) A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers the anatomical and physiological study of the human body as an integrated whole. The course includes detailed studies of: biological principles; tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

BIO-2524
Anatomy & Physiology II
4

(Prerequisite: BIO 2514 with a "C" or above) A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of human special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, as well as reproduction and development. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture.

NUR-1118
Nursing Fundamentals
8

(Prerequisites: BIO 2514 and BIO 2524) The nursing process is introduced with emphasis on assessment of adults. Basic human needs and developmental tasks are viewed from the theoretical frameworks of Maslow and Erikson as they relate to the adult client experiencing stress due to normal variations and/or threats to human needs. Concepts of caring and interpersonal relationships are integrated throughout course content. The interpersonal component focusus on the geriatric client through the life review process. Nursing skills are taught, demonstrated, and evaluated. Four hours lecture and seven hours laboratory.

PSY-1513
General Psychology
3

An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. This includes history and theories of psychology, research methods, biological bases of behavior, the principles of learning, personality and abnormal behavior. Three hours lecture.

NUR-1111
Strategies for Success in Nurs
1

This course fosters the student's identification of personal strengths, challenges, and goals by review of topics including: career choice, study habits, note taking, learning styles, professional communication, time management, test taking techniques, clinical behaviors, documentation and informatics competency, preparation for clinical responsibilities, self-evaluation, evidenced based nursing practice, and learning resources. May be compleed any semester of the curriculum. One hour lecture.

Second Semester — 19 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BIO-2924
Microbiology
4

(Prerequisite: College level Biology course) A combined lecture and laboratory course providing a comprehensive study of microbial agents to include taxonomy, metabolism, physiology and genetics, concepts of pathogenesis and immunity. Labs in this course provide experiments that reinforce principles introduced in the lecture to include fundamental laboratory techniques in lab safety, microscopy, culturing and identification of microbes, and effectiveness of antimicrobial agents. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory.

NUR-1229
Nursing Care of the Family
9

(Prerequisites: NUR 1118, prerequisite or corequisite EPY 2533) The nursing process continues with emphasis on analysis and planning of care for the family in hospital and community settings. The interpersonal component focuses on the family. Planned assessment and teaching interventions are directed toward family members. Nine hours lecture.

PSY-2533
Human Growth & Development
3

A study of human growth and development from conception through late adulthood, including death and dying. Topics include physical, psychosocial and cognitive development. Three hours lecture.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.

PSY 2533 Human Growth & Development is a pre-requisite and co-requisite to NUR 1229. 

BIO 2924 Microbiology must be completed with a passing grade before entry to NUR 2339. 

 



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
NUR-2333
Nursing Trends & Issues
3

(Prerequisite: All first year courses. Corequisite NUR 2339) This course explores the development of self as a member of the nursing profession. Management aspects are addresses along with discussion of historical influences and trends in health care. The Nurse Practice Act is explored as the ethical and legal framework for the practice of nursing. Three hours lecture.

NUR-2339
Nursing Care of the Adult I
9

(Prerequisites: NUR 1118, 1229, and BIO 2924. The nursing process continues with emphasis on the implementation of care for adult clients experiencing through deprivations and/or threats to human needs. Concepts are expanded through lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The implementation of care for adult clients with psychosocial deprivations is included. Five hours lecture and twelve hours laboratory.

MAT-ELECT*
Math Elective
3

Choose from any MAT course 1313 or higher. *Some programs may only require MAT 1233 or higher.

*MAT-ELECT must be MAT 1233 Intermediate Algebra or higher.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
NUR-2443
Nursing Readiness Evaluation
3

(Prerequisites: NUR 1118, 1229, and NUR 2339) This course is designed to help the fourth semester nursing student prepare for the state board nursing exam using computer based exams. Diagnostic testing is used to evaluate critical thinking skills, identify weaknesses in nursing knowledge and help the student develop a plan to strengthen those areas of weakness. In addition, employment opportunities are explored. Research in nursing is also examined. Three hours lecture.

NUR-2449
Nursing Care of the Adult II
9

(Prerequisite: NUR 1118, NUR 1229, and NUR 2339. Corequisite: NUR 2333) The nursing process continues with emphasis on the evaluation of care for the adult client experiencing deprivations and/or threats to human needs Emphasis is placed on decision making skills and critical thinking. Care for clients with psychosocial deprivations is included. Five hours lecture and twelve hours clinical/lab per week. and adaptation of all family members to developmental and situational crises. Performance of nursing skills and implementation of group decision-making skills are used in demonstration competencies and community projects. Five hours lecture, two hours laboratory, and nine hours clinical.

CSC-1123*
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. Three hours lecture.

SPT-1113*
Public Speaking
3

Study and practice in making speeches for a variety of public forums. Major emphasis is placed on effective speech preparation and delivery. Three hours lecture.

*Must have either CSC 1123 Computer Applications or SPT 1113 Public Speaking.


Elective Nursing Courses Available for ADN Program Students

Elective Nursing Courses Available for ADN Program Students — 22 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
NUR-1001
Nursing CPR Skills
1

The course presents the American Heart Association Basic Life Support curriculum for the Health Care Provider. Skills included are: one and two man CPR for infants, children, an adults; relief of choking techniques for infants, children, and adults; airway placement; and use of the automatic defibrillator. Satisfactory completion of the exam and the skill check-offs will result in certification and issuance of an AHA card valid for two years. This type and level of CPR certification is required by all clinical affiliates. Additional assignments are included. One hour lecture.

NUR-1011
Nursing Organization
1

Nursing Membership Organization - Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing - NEMCC Chapter (Elective) The course is designed to enhance the "member within the discipline of nursing" role which is an A.D.N. program compentency. This course provides students who are enrolled in NUR 1118, 1229, 2339, or 2449 the opportunity of organizational participation. The Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (MOSA) NEMCC Chapter is a chartered and approved student organization of the NEMCC. It is a student affiliate of the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing(MOADN) which is a state chapter of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN).

NUR-1021
Nursing Memb Org(MOSA)
1

Nursing Membership Organization - Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing - NEMCC Chapter (Elective) The course is designed to enhance the "member within the discipline of nursing" role which is an A.D.N. program compentency. This course provides students who are enrolled in NUR 1118, 1229, 2339, or 2449 the opportunity of organizational participation. The Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (MOSA) NEMCC Chapter is a chartered and approved student organization of the NEMCC. It is a student affiliate of the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing(MOADN) which is a state chapter of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN).

NUR-2011
Nursing Organization
1

Nursing Membership Organization - Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing - NEMCC Chapter (Elective) The course is designed to enhance the "member within the discipline of nursing" role which is an A.D.N. program compentency. This course provides students who are enrolled in NUR 1118, 1229, 2339, or 2449 the opportunity of organizational participation. The Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (MOSA) NEMCC Chapter is a chartered and approved student organization of the NEMCC. It is a student affiliate of the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing(MOADN) which is a state chapter of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN).

NUR-2021
Nursing Memb Org (MOSA)
1

Nursing Membership Organization - Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing - NEMCC Chapter (Elective) The course is designed to enhance the "member within the discipline of nursing" role which is an A.D.N. program compentency. This course provides students who are enrolled in NUR 1118, 1229, 2339, or 2449 the opportunity of organizational participation. The Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (MOSA) NEMCC Chapter is a chartered and approved student organization of the NEMCC. It is a student affiliate of the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing(MOADN) which is a state chapter of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN).

NUR-1121
Nursing Mathematics
1

A self-paced course which utilizes review of basic mathematical concepts to refresh computational skills. Systems of measurement and conversion factors utilized in scientific problem solving are introduced. The Dimensional Analysis Method of problem solving for dosage and solution calculations is explained. Corequisites: Enrollment in NUR 1118, NUR 1229, NUR 2339, or NUR 2449. One hour laboratory.

NUR-1131
Nursing Heritage
1

A brief history of the Northeast Mississippi Community College Associate Degree Program is presented. Students conduct library research to gather knowledge regarding the development of nursing across time and to identify important historical figures in nursing and their contributions to the profession. Corequisitie: Enrollment in NUR 1118, NUR 1229, NUR 2339, or NUR 2449. One hour laboratory.

NUR-1141
Nursing Case Studies
1

Corequisite: Enrollment in NUR 1118, NUR 1229, NUR 2339, NUR 2449. In depth analysis of selected case studies will be fostered using critical analysis of client case studies selected in area of student interest to enhance critical thinking and the evaluation of the nursing process. Review of current literature on each topic is required. Self paced, instructor guided course. One hour laboratory.

NUR-1142
Nursing Case Studies
2

In-depth analysis of selected case studies will be fostered using critical analysis of client case studies selected in area of student interest to enhance critical thinking and the evaluation of the nursing process. Review of current literature on each topic is required. Self paced, instructor guided course. Corequisites: Enrollment in NUR 1118, NUR 1229, NUR 2339, or NUR 2449. Two hours laboratory.

NUR-1151
Nursing Clinical Reasoning
1

Corequisite: Enrollment in NUR 1118, 1229, 2339, or 2449. This course provides opportunities for nursing students to enhance their critical reasoning and clinical judgement skills by working through and discussing clincial scenarios. The nursing process will be used as a critical thinking tool that will guide the student in developing habits that promote safer, more effective clinical reasoning. Self paced, instructor guided course. One hour lecture.

NUR-1161
Nursing Pharmacology
1

Prerequisite: Admission to ADN program; corequisite:NUR 1118 This overview of pharmacology focuses on the nurse's responsibiility in drug administration. Drug categories are utilized to identify uses, major side effects, interactions, and essential nursing knowledge. One hour lecture.

NUR-1261
Nursing Pharmacology II
1

Corequisite: Enrollment in NUR 1229. This overview of pharmacology focuses on the nurse's responsibility for drug administration as relative to nursing care of childbearing women and children. One hour lecture.

NUR-2361
Nursing Pharmacology III
1

Corequisite: Enrollment in NUR 2339. This overview of pharmacology focuses on the nurse's responsibility in drug administration as relative to nursing care of clients with respiratory, cardiac, or endocrine health issues. One hour lecture.

NUR-2461
Nursing Pharmacology IV
1

Corequisite: Enrollment in NUR 2449. This overview of pharmacology focuses on the nurse's responsibillity in drug administration as relative to nursing care of clients with orthopedic, immune, or cancer related health issues. One hour lecture.

NUR-1171
Evidence Based Nursing Practic
1

One hour lecture.

NUR-1233
Nursing Preceptorship
3

Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 1118 and 1229. This elective course is designed to provide application of learned nursing skills within a structured environment in both the Clinical Simulation Learning Center and clinical facilities under the direct supervision of a registered nurse preceptor. Development of skills in the areas of provision of care, management of care, assessment, clinical decision making, communication, organization and personal accountability will be the focus of this elective course. Offered during both Summer I and Summer II, the student must complete 90 hours of clinical which includes both Clinical Simulation and Preceptor experiences. The student will also be required to attend 15 hours of classroom activiites. One hour lecture and two hours laboratory.

NUR-1333
Nursing Externship
3

(Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 1118 and NUR 1229 and selection for the Summer Nursing Entern Program by a participating clinical agency.) This elective course is designed to provide the rising second year nursing student with a structured opportunity to strengthen clinical skills in practice under direct supervision within the hospital setting. The course is offered by the NEMCC Associate Degre Nursing Program under the guidelines and auspices of the Mississippi Hospital Association of Nurse Executives and the Mississippi Council of Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing. The student nurse will work in concert with designated clinical preceptors to accomplish course objectives. Development of skills in areas care provision and care management as well as in the areas of assessment, critical-thinking, communication, organization, and personal accountability will be focal points of this course. Offered during the summer sessions, the student mus work 320 hours at the affiliated agency and meet other cours requirements in order to successfully complete the course. Three hours lecture.

Recommended NUR Course for LPN Advanced Placement & Transfer Students — 1 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
NUR-1101
Nursing Process Transition
1

Required of students who enter program with advanced placement. Orients student to the nursing process as taught in the program; prepares student to use the learning materials to meet program objectives. Validation ofr nursing knowledge and skills included. Self study activities, skills laboratory performance, counseling and self evaluation included. Study program arranged with Assistant Academic Head. Corequisities: Enrollment in NUR 1118, NUR 1229, NUR 2339, or NUR 2449. One hour laboratory.

Skills reviewed required should student elect not to formally enroll in course. 

Total Hours: 72



Notes: All Nursing courses must be completed within five years of initial admission to the program.


CIP:513801

Program of Study Code: 8780