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Associate Degree Nursing


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Associate Degree Nursing (A45110)

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Curriculum Description

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients and groups of clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings.

Courses will include content related to the nurse’s role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing, and as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Graduates of this program meet the requirements to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse.  Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry, and community agencies.

* Upon successfully completing the end of the second semester, students who are currently listed as NAIs meet the requirements to be listed as a Nurse Aide II through the North Carolina Board of Nursing, if they so desire.  These forms must be completed by the end of the second semester of the first year of the program.

Associate Degree Nursing Educational Outcomes

The Nursing faculty provides and implements a nursing curriculum that is based on the nursing process and is regulated by law, ethics, and standards of practice. Upon licensure, graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Mayland Community College will be able to do:

  1. Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
  2. Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  3. Advocate for positive individual, family and organizational outcomes and growth.
  4. Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual by client centered, culturally competent assessment and care; while respecting differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs.
  5. Incorporate informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions.
  6. Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry while applying the nursing process to develop a plan of care, evaluate outcomes, and modify the plan of care for individual(s), across the wellness-illness continuum.
  7. Utilize evidence based practice to provide safe, quality care to individuals within a family and community context.
  8. Develop an educational plan while involving patients and significant support persons in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the decision making and care management process.
  9. Manage health care for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.
  10. Manage and coordinate continuous care including supervision, delegation, and leadership.

Program Outcomes

  1. Educates beginning practitioners to deliver patient-centered nursing care to all/any persons with common to complex health alterations in a variety of structured healthcare settings.

  2. Graduates students who pass the NCLEX at or above the national pass rate for first-time writers.

  3. Graduates students of whom 80% become employed in nursing within six months.

  4. Graduates students of whom 80% indicate that they are satisfied overall with the quality of the nursing education they received.

  5. Graduates students of whom 95% of employers indicate that they would hire another graduate in the future if the need arises.

  6. Maintains full approval of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

  7. Meets standards of Mayland Community College, the North Carolina Community College System, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admissions Process

The program's admission process is competitive-based, and you can learn more about it here.

Program of Study

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