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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog
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ADN 126 - Passport to ADN Nursing

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Assists preparation for a successful transition to the ADN program. Passport focuses on knowledge components, student expectations, study/time management skills, critical thinking and concept mapping with emphasis on application.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Advanced Standing Nursing program
  1. Analyze current personal PN knowledge and skills.
    1. Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses related to LPN/LVN knowledge and skills.
    2. Develop a comprehensive plan to address identified weaknesses.
  2. Utilize tools for transitioning success.
    1. Explore DMACC resources available to assist with success in the .ADN program.
    2. Identify personal survival behaviors and self-defeating behaviors.
    3. Describe habits that facilitate success of returning to college.
    4. Discuss a variety of tools which can facilitate transitional success.
    5. Create a personal study plan to facilitate transitional success.
  3. Apply the nursing process to concept mapping.
    1. Review the inter-relationships among the components of the nursing process.
    2. Review NAQNDA diagnostic statements.
    3. Discuss concept mapping as a tool for utilizing the nursing process.
    4. Apply the process of a concept mapped plan of care to a variety of client scenarios.
    5. Develop a concept map plan of care for a simulated client with complex medical problems.
  4. Explore the application of critical thinking in nursing.
    1. Examine definitions of critical thinking.
    2. Compare and contrast thinking skills that are related to critical thinking.
    3. Examine personal critical thinking ability.
    4. Explore the difference between problem solving within the LPN scope of practice and critical thinking within the RN scope of practice.
  5. Apply the steps of the nursing process to selected client care situations
    1. Develop a care plan for a selected client
  6. Recognize normal assessment findings
    1. Explain the relationship between the concept of health and assessment data collection
    2. Discuss developmental considerations
    3. Discuss the normal range of assessment findings
  7. Perform a systematic health assessment
    1. Discuss interview techniques
    2. Describe the components of the health history
    3. Differentiate the four basic assessment skills
    4. Identify appropriate equipment used during health screening and physical examination
    5. Explain the basic components of a general survey
    6. Perform a general survey on a selected client
    7. Perform a systematic health assessment on a selected client
  8. Demonstrate safety principles and related nursing skills at the LPN level of care
    1. Differentiate medical and surgical aseptic procedures
    2. Demonstrate safe administration of parenteral medications
    3. Adapt medication administration procedures to the specific needs of clients across the life span
    4. Accurately calculate drug dosages
    5. Demonstrate intravenous management skills
    6. Discuss nursing care of the post-operative client
    7. Perform procedures designed to drain the urinary bladder
    8. Discuss nursing interventions for the postpartum and newborn client

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