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ADNG 1150

Nursing I

Credits: 4

Description: This course explores concepts related to the pathophysiological processes affecting homeostatic balance and cell survival in the human system. Learners will use assessment data to evaluate expected and unexpected outcomes form the basis for prioritizing expected medical and nursing management of care. The nursing process, clinical reasoning, and use of research-based nursing actions are integrated throughout the course as the foundation for assisting clients across the lifespan experiencing disruptions in the health-illness continuum. Prerequisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): ADNG2100, BIOL2254, CHEM1100, ENGL1111

Credit Breakdown: 4/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.



  1. Identify nursing and collaborative interventions that suppost optimal well-being in a variety of clients experiencing alterations in health.
  2. Identify changes in patient status requiring nursing or collaborative intervention to promote health of patient.
  3. Identify opportunities for health promotion and the prevention of disease with clients across the lifespan.
  4. Provide accurate rationales for nursing and medical care provided for clients across the lifespan experiencing disruptions in health.
  5. Evaluate effectiveness of patient education provided to individuals and families.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions and collaborative care provided to individuals across the lifespan.
  7. Identify nursing actions that are no longer supported by current research or literature.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2013-07-10
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