The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to provide an educational opportunity in which students:
- Develop a scientific basis of nursing practice
- Master technical skills
- Develop caring patient relationships
Nursing and science classes are limited in size so that students can experience enhanced faculty interaction and learning. In addition, the nursing lab will give students the opportunity to handle equipment and master technical skills prior to their hospital experience. Under the direct supervision of qualified instructors, students will experience patient interactions, which foster caring and empathetic approaches to nursing care.
During the second level of the program, students will focus on specialty areas such as pediatric and psychiatric nursing. These areas are designed so that each student, as a member of a small group, has the opportunity to experience lectures and hospital clinical experience simultaneously. This multi-faceted approach allows students to apply theory to nursing practice and fosters your learning.
The goals of the Registered Nursing degree program are to:
- Graduate students who are competent in the scientific aspects of nursing
- Graduate students who are competent in the technical aspects of nursing
- Graduate students who are able to work with patients and families through caring, empathetic interactions
This two-year associate degree program prepares the graduate to pass the NCLEX-RN licensing examinations and become a Registered Nurse. Apply early to this highly-selective and highly-challenging program. The program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
- Determine caring interventions for people to enhance readiness for self-healing, self-discovery, and self-control.
- Analyze the effect of various forms of communications on people as they interact in an ever changing environment.
- Determine evidence based decision making utilizing specific nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills in the provision of nursing care.
- Analyze risk reduction behaviors to maintain safety and structural and functional harmony.
- Differentiate appropriate behaviors of people to promote physical psychosocial and spiritual health and well-being.
- Analyze the specialized knowledge, judgment and skills of nursing to develop a plan of care to meet human needs.
- Delineate and maintain appropriate professional boundaries in relationships with people.
- Utilize effective management and delegation techniques, in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, to assist people to move towards positive outcomes.