As a nurse, you make a difference in the lives of your patients. You plan, provide, and evaluate patient care. You act as a liaison between physicians, other healthcare workers, and the patient. You also supervise other healthcare providers. Why choose the ADN program at NWTC? Quality – NWTC ADN graduates take the same national licensing exam that graduates from four-year colleges and universities do, and NWTC graduates consistently score above the national average. Success – NWTC nursing graduates report greater than 90 percent job placement as RNs within six months of graduation. Expertise – classroom, lab and simulation instruction, extensive clinical experience at area hospitals, extended care facilities, and clinics, and service opportunities like work at the N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC, all provide hands-on patient care experience that helps make NWTC graduates effective on the job. This program is accredited by the ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
A graduate of this program who becomes a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare settings will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
- STAFF NURSE: is responsible for making nursing diagnoses and treating human responses to actual and potential health problems in health care facilities and insurance areas.
- CHARGE NURSE: assumes the same responsibilities of a Registered Nurse in addition to directing the workflow and coordinating and managing the provision of care of patients and other staff in a medical facility.
Requirements for Program Entry
- Completed application.
- High school transcript or equivalent.
- One semester of college Chemistry with a "C" or better OR two semesters of high school Chemistry with a "C" or better. NWTC course that would fulfill Chemistry requirement; 10-806-134.
- One semester of college Biology with a "C" or better OR two semesters of high school Biology with a "C" or better. NWTC courses that would fulfill Biology requirement: 31-806-312, Anatomy Structure/Function; 10-806-189, Basic Anatomy; 10-806-177, General Anatomy & Physiology.
- All students must have completed Intro to Biochemistry (10-806-186) with a "B" grade or better (prerequisite of Chemistry with a "C" grade or better).
- Attend mandatory orientation.
- Submit required immunization documentation. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
- Students are required to complete an American Heart Association BLS Provider course prior to clinical experiences. Students are required to maintain a current CPR card to comply with affiliating agency requirements. Recommended completing program orientation and program start.
- All students must successfully complete a DHS approved Nursing Assistant course prior to program entry.
- Complete caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service.
Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
- 10-806-186 Intro to Biochemistry
- 10-890-101 College 101
- 10-543-101 Nursing Fundamentals
- 10-543-102 Nursing Skills
- 10-543-103 Nursing Pharmacology
- 10-543-104 Nsg: Intro Clinical Practice
- 10-801-136 English Composition 1
- 10-806-177 Gen Anatomy & Physiology
- 10-809-188 Developmental Psychology
- 10-543-105 Nursing Health Alterations
- 10-543-106 Nursing Health Promotion
- 10-543-107 Nsg: Clin Care Across Lifespan
- 10-543-108 Nsg: Intro Clinical Care Mgt
- 10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
- 10-806-179 Adv Anatomy & Physiology
- 10-543-109 Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 1
- 10-543-110 Nsg: Mental Health Comm Con
- 10-543-111 Nsg: Intermed Clin Practice
- 10-543-112 Nursing Advanced Skills
- 10-806-197 Microbiology
- 10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
- 10-543-113 Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 2
- 10-543-114 Nsg: Mgt & Profess Concepts
- 10-543-115 Nsg: Adv Clinical Practice
- 10-543-116 Nursing Clinical Transition
- 10-809-196 Intro to Sociology
- Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving professional identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and quality care.
- Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
- Integrate social, mathematical, and physical sciences, pharmacology, and pathophysiology in clinical decision making.
- Provide patient-centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and healthcare settings.
- Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
- Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
- Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Students will be required to purchase a uniform, provide their own transportation to assigned sites, and cover any other expenses related to clinical experiences. Students may be expected to travel distances and participate in p.m. clinicals.
- Students will be required to show proof of an annual flu vaccine. Students may be required to complete drug testing by clinical agencies.
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