ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (ADN)
Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Coahoma Community College, the graduate will be prepared to practice as follows:
I. Provider Role: The graduate, utilizing the nursing process, will assist clients in meeting health care needs using multidisciplinary resources in a variety of settings by:
- Exercising clinical reasoning skills as the basis for carrying out the nursing process to meet the physiological, psycho-social, and cultural needs of the client.
- Utilizing various strategies in implementing and evaluating the teaching-learning process in a variety of ways to assist clients in meeting their self-care needs to promote health and prevent illness.
- Demonstrating therapeutic communication, caring and professionalism in interpersonal interactions with clients and documentation of client care.
II. Manager Role: The graduate serves as client advocate in health care agencies and the community to optimize resources to facilitate the achievement of desired health outcomes for clients by:
- Collaborating with the multidisciplinary health care team to ensure a safe and effective client care environment including pharmacological management.
- Managing client care to incorporate evidence-based practice for the improvement of nursing care delivery and client safety.
- Adapting practice through reassessment and recognition of changes in the client’s condition that requires intervention.
III. Professional Role: The graduate demonstrates accountability for the ethical, legal, and professional practice of nursing by:
- Demonstrating accountability and ethical decision making in self- learning and in nursing actions based on accepted standards of nursing care.
- Accepting responsibility and accountability for continued role development by engaging in professional nursing activities.
- Accepting a leadership role in the care of assigned clients by exercising independent judgment in advocating for clients across the life span to ensure quality of care in a variety of settings.
Revised 12/10, 03/11, 04/11, 05/11