Nursing Associate Degree

Description

Nursing is the dynamic interpersonal goal-directed process that seeks to promote optimal health within the context of individuals, family, community and society. The concept of caring, which is central to nursing, is communicated through both attitude and action. Nursing uses the nursing process, a problem solving approach to provide holistic care to individuals, families and groups within the health care system. Nurses assess health and make clinical decisions to provide safe and effective nursing care according to standards of practice within the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks. Nursing practice is based on its own body of knowledge. Through collaboration with other health care professionals, nursing is responsive to the needs of the community across the health-illness continuum. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone 404.975.5000; www.acenursing.org. Potential occupations include: Registered Nurse. Please contact an enrollment advisor or refer to www.ntc.edu for specific admission requirements.
Graduates will be able to

  • Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices and an evolving professional identify as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and quality care
  • Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts
  • Integrate social, mathematical and physical sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology in clinical decision-making
  • Provide patient centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness
  • Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error and support decision-making.
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