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ADN Program Details
On completion of this program the graduate will: (to meet the minimal standards for competency set forth in section 1443.5 of the California Nurse Practice Act):
-Utilize the nursing process to provide care for the client and his family that recognizes threats to normal physiological, psychological, developmental, spiritual and sociocultural needs.
-Collaborate with health care workers in the development of individualized teaching plans.
-Communicate with health care team, and client/family to cope with or resolve problems.
-Coordinate, delegate, and prioritize the delivery of care aimed at meeting the needs of clients/groups of clients and their families.
-Serve as the client’s advocate.
-Practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing demonstrating personal accountability for own actions and professional growth.
The content of the curriculum is reflected in the program and course objectives. These objectives are based on the standards of nursing practice as defined in the Nursing Practice Act, the concepts from the humanistic philosophy of Abraham Maslow, and the psychological theory of growth and development by Erik Erikson. The course descriptions and program of learning listed in the college catalogue reflect these content areas. The course objectives further reflect the integration of the basic thread concepts such as nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, and growth and development.
The curriculum is developed using a simple to complex format. Each course builds upon another by discussing simple threats to basic human needs and then adding more complex threats in the final courses. For example, a basic need for air, as identified by Maslow, has become the modular concept for oxygenation. Modules of increasing complexity have been developed in successive courses from review of oxygen as a basic need to later addressing more complex oxygenation concepts.
The basic needs’ concepts from the humanistic philosophy of Abraham Maslow, and the psychological theory of growth and development by Erik Erikson, are integrated into the nursing care plan to provide students the opportunity to determine the relationship of their client's developmental stage to his/her need for nursing care. Nursing care plans reflect the growth of critical thinking skills throughout the program. As the threats to a client’s well being increase and become more complex, the student is required to use critical thinking and creativity to assist the client.
Leadership, management, and critical thinking skills are incorporated into the curriculum and follow basic program threads of simple theory to complex application. Change, challenge and opportunity are the key words for today’s nurse. Clinical experiences address the challenges and responsibilities confronting the graduate nurse.
LPN Program Details
The Vocational Nurse is a care giver in acute and extended care facilities. In addition, VNs are employed in home health care, emergency clinics and as reviewers of health care utilization. The Vocational Nursing (VN) program is accredited by the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to take the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians licensing examination to practice as a Vocational Nurse. The VN program is one year and one-half in length and begins in the fall and spring semesters. The program consists of lecture and laboratory instruction in actual nursing situations.