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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Associate Degree Nurse (AAS.ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is an intensive, two-year academic program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical experience in various healthcare agencies. Program graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, the graduate may apply for RN licensure. Completion of the ADN program does not guarantee RN licensure.

The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. State regulations require that qualified in-district residents will be accepted before consideration is given to out-of-district applicants.

The associate nursing program at Lake Land College at the Mattoon campus located in Mattoon, Illinois and the Kluthe campus located in Effingham, Illinois is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms /programSearch.htm

The ADN program is a competitive, special admission program which uses an objective formula to rank applicants. Applicants seeking admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program for Fall semester must have a completed application on file in the nursing department prior to the admission deadline of February 1st. Applicants are notified via Lake Land email of tentative acceptance/denial within six weeks of the admission deadline.

To review the Application Process and Admission Criteria refer to the Associate Degree Nurse Track page.

Acceptance


Final acceptance is tentative upon receipt of the following:

1. Completed Nursing Program Physical.

2. Proof of immunizations.

3. Current CPR certification (Note: CPR and immunizations must remain current throughout program).

4. A background check.

A negative drug screen is required prior to the start of clinical experiences.

Once admitted to the program, the student must progress through the nursing courses in the following curriculum model. A "C" grade is required in all ADN curriculum courses for progression/completion. Co-requisite courses may be taken prior to or along with nursing courses. Grades on all co-requisite courses are included in the admissions formula.

Cost

In addition to tuition and fees, costs includetextbooks and software products, uniforms, supplies, physical examination and immunizations, CPR certification, background check, drug screen, and transportation to clinical experiences.

Additional expenses upon completion of the program include NCLEX-RN test fees and licensure application fees.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0
BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO-225
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

4.0
ADN-040
Nursing I

ADN-040
Nursing I

This course introduces the role of registered nurse as care provider and interprofessional health care team member. A concept-based approach introduces the novice student to knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to develop clinical judgement in providing care for diverse populations. Course Outline

* +
10.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
ADN-042
Nursing II

ADN-042
Nursing II

This course further develops the RN role. Nursing concepts are explored at a deeper level. Clinical experiences progress providing students the opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make sound clinical judgments in providing care for diverse populations.


Course Outline

* ++
10.0
BIO-226
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

BIO-226
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Continuation of BIO225, Human A & P I. Emphasis on human anatomy and physiology through the regional approach using human cadavers.


Course Outline

4.0
ADN-053
Pharmacology I

ADN-053
Pharmacology I

Utilizing a concept-based approach, this course introduces the nursing process and the clinical application of drug therapy in prevention and treatment of disease.


Course Outline

* ++
2.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Summer Term
BIO-235
Microbiology

BIO-235
Microbiology

This course covers a survey of microorganisms with detailed study of the biology, metabolism, growth, death, genetics, and methods of differentiation of bacteria. Also classification, control of organisms by physical and chemical methods, immunology and diseases are covered.


Course Outline

OR
HED-290
Disease Processes

HED-290
Disease Processes

The course details with the epidemiology of the major communicable diseases and the causative factors of the degenerative diseases. Historical aspects of diseases are studied. The system of human immunity is the second unit covered.


Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

2.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ADN-076
Nursing III

ADN-076
Nursing III

This course continues RN role development. Nursing concepts are emphasized as students engage in complex care situations in laboratory and clinical settings to promote knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to make sound clinical judgments in providing care for diverse populations.


Course Outline

*
10.0
ADN-074
Pharmacology II

ADN-074
Pharmacology II

Continuation of ADN 053. Building upon previous knowledge, the nursing process is utilized to apply pharmacology concepts for patients with increasingly complex health conditions.


Course Outline

*
2.0
PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

Study of theories, research methods and findings in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception through death.



Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
ADN-078
Nursing IV

ADN-078
Nursing IV

This course continues RN role development. Nursing concepts are emphasized as students engage in complex care situations in laboratory and clinical settings to promote knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to make sound clinical judgments in providing care for diverse populations.


Course Outline

*
10.0
ADN-075
Pharmacology III

ADN-075
Pharmacology III

Continuation of ADN 074. The nursing process is utilized to apply pharmacology concepts for patients in increasingly complex health conditions to prepare students for entry-level practice.


Course Outline

*
2.0
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

OR
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
ADN-060
Nursing Seminar

ADN-060
Nursing Seminar

Prepares the student for the transition to the role of the graduate associate degree nurse. Employment issues, legal implications, nursing organizations, continuing education, nursing management and current issues in nursing are identified and discussed.


Course Outline

*
1.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

66.0