Associate in Applied Science Degree - Practical Nursing

END OF PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (EPSLOs)

1. Professionalism: Demonstrate professional behaviors of accountability and professionalism according to the legal and ethical standards for a competent licensed practical nurse. As measured according to these subcompetencies: Accountability, Motivation and Personal Appearance.

2. Communication: Effectively communicate with patients, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary health care team incorporating interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills. As measured according to these subcompetencies: Confidentiality, Verbal, Nonverbal, Written, and Information Technology.

3. Assessment: Collect holistic objective and subjective assessment data from multiple sources.

4. Planning: Collaborate with the registered nurse or other members of the health care team to organize and incorporate assessment data to plan/revise patient care and actions based on established nursing diagnoses, nursing protocols, and assessment and evaluation data. As measured according to these subcompetencies: Nursing Diagnosis, Goals and Outcomes, Interventions, Rationale and Evaluation.

5. Caring Interventions: Demonstrates a caring and empathic approach to applying safe, therapeutic, and individualized care of each client. As measured according to these subcompetencies: Safety, Infection Control, Basic Care and Comfort, Skills, Organization, Medication Administration, Collaborates with Health Care Team, Assessing Learning Needs, Dignity and Cultural Sensitivity.

6. Managing: Manages care through the processes of planning, organizing and directing. As measured according to these subcompetencies: Delegation and Accountability.

Degree Requirements: AASPN Major Courses

The AASPN Curriculum requires specific general education course requirements. Students are advised to consult with their advisor to ensure proper course selection for this major.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each of the following General Education, Interdisciplinary and Nursing courses listed below:

General Education Requirements

CHEM 115Introductory Chemistry

3

CHEM 115LIntroductory Chemistry Lab

1

ENGL 110College Composition I

3

ENGL 120College Composition II

3

NURS 240Fundamentals of Nutrition

2

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

 

Select one course from the following:

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

OR

SOC 115Social Problems

3

MEETS General Education Elective Requirement

 

Total Credit Hours:18

Interdisciplinary Course Requirements

BIOL 111AConcepts of Biology Lecture

3

BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab

4

BIOL 302Microbiology

3

BIOL 302LMicrobiology Lab

1

PSYC 250Developmental Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Nursing Course Requirements

NURS 121Basic Nursing Concepts I

5

NURS 198ABasic Nursing Concepts Clinical I

1

NURS 131Basic Nursing Concepts II

5

NURS 198BBasic Nursing Concepts Clinical II

1

NURS 231Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

2

NURS 241Intermediate Nursing Concepts I

4

NURS 298BIntermediate Nursing Concepts Clinical I

3

NURS 215Introduction to Pharmacology

2

NURS 251Intermediate Nursing Concepts II

4

NURS 298CIntermediate Nursing Concepts Clinical II

3

Total Credit Hours:30

NURS 215: Students not enrolled in the nursing program may take NURS 215 provided they have permission of the faculty teaching the course. 

Total Credit Hours: 66

A cumulative and nursing GPA of 2.25 or higher are required for graduation with the AASPN degree.