This is the introductory course for the Professional Nursing Program.  Content includes: physical assessment, patient interviewing, documentation, nursing process, and critical thinking used in delivery of nursing care. Students will be introduced to basic therapeutic and interpersonal communication skills.  Nursing procedures and skills will be introduced.  Opportunities to practice competencies and skills will be provided in the care of patients across the life span utilizing clinical hours.  Students will be introduced to the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, legal, cultural, spiritual, and ethical issues related to the practice of nursing.

Prereqs:  None

This course is designed to give the student insight and experience in the application of information science to nursing practice. The electronic environment is explored as a resource for the enhancement of communication, clinical decision making, professional role development, and knowledge discovery with relevance to patient care and healthcare management. Students will demonstrate the use of software applications to include: email, internet browser applications, literature databases, and electronic documentation systems. Focus will include the ethical and legal issues concerning health records, confidentiality, and release of information.

Prereqs:  None


This course introduces the student to systems of metric, household, and apothecary measurement; abbreviation; symbols; and math for medicines. Clinical experience for this course is provided by the direct care in the clinical experiences of ADN-RN 101. Content includes: basic procedures and skills of medication administration, as well as basic information concerning pharmacology of the most common drugs utilized in healthcare.

Prereqs:  None