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Limited Enrollment Program: Contact the Enrollment Services Office for Program admission requirements and Program application deadlines. This option is taught at the Jamestown campus.
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
The RIBN program is 4-years in length with the student completing general education courses during Year 1, an Associate Degree in Nursing during Years 2 & 3, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) degree during Year 4. Once a student has completed the Associate Degree in Nursing (Year 3) he/she has met the educational requirements to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®). The State Board of Nursing may, however, deny licensure based on criminal background screening.
AAS Program Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
- Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
- Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual to provide an individual centered assessment.
- Incorporate informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions.
- Implement caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings.
- Develop a teaching plan for individuals, and/or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles.
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes.
- Manage healthcare for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.