After reading so much on here about ADN vs BSN programs it sparked my curiosity...
What did or does your ADN program offer for courses?
I graduated last May from a 2(+) ADN program and my courses included:
~ A&P I&II (pre-rec)
~ Micro (pre-rec)
~ Biology (recommended pre-rec but needed prior to Micro
~ Nutrition (recommended pre-rec)
~ Pharmacology (recommended pre-rec)
~ Medical Terminology
(recommended pre-rec but added to Med Surg if you didn't have it...)
~ Med Surg
~ Fundamentals of Nursing
~ Medication Administration
~ Mental Health Nursing
~ Nursing Care of the Adult
~ Maternal Child (OB/PEDS)
~ Leadership & Management
~ Community Nursing
~ Culture of Professional Nursing
No wonder my head was spinning! :spin: I didn't add the typical Associate Degree required courses such as: College Algebra, Sociology, Govn't, English etc... I am just curious about the actual Nursing program courses. I also didn't add the 'types' of clinical experiences covered either. But... we can do that too if ya'll want.
Mar 13, '07
The nursing content of an ADN program and BSN program should be similar, shouldn't they? The question is what more is required to earn a bachelor's?
We had to take an approved statistics course. I took biostatistics through the public health school. I don't know if ADN/ASN programs require stats or not. Oh yeah, and a research methods class focusing on nursing research.
We also had to take at least 4 upper division approved non-nursing courses. I took developmental psychology, behavioral psychology, health institutions (sociology), and death and dying (an interdisciplinary offering). I don't remember what courses were most popular with my nursing student classmates. All very interesting and a nice change from hard core nursing classes. I suppose this type of course is part of the purported 'well-rounded'-ness of a bachelor's degree - though I'm not saying it makes for a better nurse - I'm not going there.
I also received course credit as a student research assistant to a nurse researcher.
Another class was an epidemiology course taught through the public health school but that might have been a requirement for state certification as a public health nurse.
Last edit by jjjoy on Mar 13, '07
Mar 13, '07
I am a nursing student in an ADN program, here are the classes we must take:
Nursing I, IIa, IIb, and III
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Introduction to Psychology
Human Growth and Development: The Life Span
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Last edit by AnnieOaklyRN on Mar 13, '07
Mar 14, '07
Nursing I = Orems theory, writing care plans
, basic diseases and disorders. One clinical day and one lab day a week. I was lucky and go a tele floor for 15 weeks.
Nursing IIa= Adult med surg, it is more in depth about diseases and disorders, also psychiatric disorders. 2 days a week in clinical with 10 weeks in med surg and 5 weeks in psych (hated the psych rotation).
Nursing IIb= Pediatrics, maternity, and geriatrics. In depth lectures about diseases and disorders effecting pedi patients including the new born, geriatrics, and mommies
. clinical 2 days a week. 5 weeks of pedi with one day in the NICU and another shadowing a school nurse, 5 weeks of maternity with one day attending a delivery and another with a home health nurse doing a well baby visit, and 5 weeks of geriatrics. I was lucky again and got a tele floor for my geriatric rotation.
Nursing III = Lectures about diseases and disorders requiring total nursing care (wholey compensatory). 2 days of clinical with med surg. We got to choose our place for this last semester. It is seperated into 2, 7 weeks rotations. I am lucky enough that both are mine are in tele units, the first was on cardiac tele and my next rotation which starts in a week will be in a respiratory tele unit with some vented patients.
Last edit by AnnieOaklyRN on Mar 14, '07
Mar 19, '07
Hmmm, let me think.
A&P 1 and 2
2 English Classes
I am sure there are more pre-reqs that I am forgetting
Fundamentals of Nursing
Geriatrics/Psych (Nursing Thru the Lifespan)
OB/Peds (Nursing Thru the Lifespan)
*plus clinicals for each semester*
Nursing Concepts 1-4
Last edit by RN and Mommy on Mar 19, '07
: Reason: I remembered more