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									     Associate Degree Nursing
     Program (ADN) Orientation
   Welcome to
    nursing, and
    congratulations on
    choosing nursing as
    a profession!
       Introductions
   Holly Euclide, RN, MSN
   Mary Bessett, RN, MSN
   Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
   Program


The program functions under the guidelines of the
Wisconsin Board of Nursing, is accredited by the
NLNAC, and complies with all requirements
established for nursing within the state.
       ADN Program Overview

   The program is designed for completion in four
    semesters. Students will receive theoretical and
    practical education to function as a registered nurse.

   Upon completion of the first two semesters of the
    program, students are eligible to write the National
    Council Licensure Examination for practical nurses
    (NCLEX-PN).
      ADN Program Overview
   Upon completion of the ADN program, students
    are eligible to write the National Council Licensure
    Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).

   Graduates of the program are prepared for
    employment in beginning level registered nursing
    positions.
     ADN Program
   Upon completion of this program, graduates are
    eligible to go on to a BSN completion program

   UW-Green Bay offers this program, as do many
    private colleges
     Job Opportunities
   Nursing Home/Extended Care Facility
   Clinic
   Hospital
   Insurance Company
   Home Health
   Short Stay Surgery
   Military
Job Opportunities
   School
   Work Site
   Correctional System
   Public Health

…and the list goes on…
Potential Contraindications to a
Nursing Career
   Back problems
       Difficult to get hired with a pre-existing
        condition
       Lifting and bending are functional
        requirements (We will address later)
   Latex allergies
       Potential occupational exposure could be
        life-threatening
First Semester (19 credits)
   Nursing Fundamentals
   Nursing Skills
   Nursing Pharmacology
   Nursing: Intro to Clinical Practice
   Written Communication
   General Anatomy & Physiology
   Developmental Psychology
    Second Semester            (17 Credits)

   Nursing Health Alterations
   Nursing Health Promotion
   Nursing Clinical Care Across the Lifespan
   Nursing: Intro to Clinical Care Management
   Oral/Interpersonal Communication
   Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
    Third Semester         (18 Credits)

   Nursing Complex Health Alterations I
   Nursing: Mental Health & Community Concepts
   Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice
   Nursing Advanced Skills
   Microbiology
   Intro to Psychology
   Elective
Fourth Semester           (16 credits)

   Nursing Complex Health Alterations II
   Nursing Management & Professional Concepts
   Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice
   Nursing: Clinical Transition
   Intro to Sociology
   Elective
     Grading Policy
   A “C” is the minimum for passing in all nursing
    courses, which is an 80% or above.
   All exams will be taken on the day scheduled. If
    the student misses taking a test at the scheduled
    time, the instructor must be contacted and the
    test must be taken on the day of return to class.
    If the exam is taken outside of class, 5% will be
    deducted from the score, regardless of
    circumstances.
     Additional Assistance
For additional help, inquire about

   Study Skills
   Critical Thinking
   Test Taking Strategies

   http://www.nwtc.edu/Search-
    orig/Prospective_Students.htm
Expectations of ADN
Program Students
   Responsibility for learning is the student’s,
    with outside prep time necessary for all
    classes
       EXPECT to have school as a priority
   Attendance
       It is expected. Absences negatively impact
        student success.
       Don’t schedule vacations or weddings during the
        academic year.
Expectations of ADN
Program Students
   Compliance with all policies of school,
    program, and clinical agencies

   For every hour spent in class per week,
    expect 2 – 3 hours of study per week (i.e.: 6
    hrs in class = 12 - 18 hrs of study time)

   Limit working during the academic year to NO
    MORE THAN 16 hours per week
          Clinical Information

   Day or Evening Clinical
       May start as early as 6 a.m. and end as late as 11
        p.m.
       Be prepared for potential child care needs
       Adjust work schedules accordingly


   Dress – Uniform as outlined in ADN Handbook
Requirements to Attend
Clinical
   Prior to clinical, must have:
       CPR – needs to be the American Heart
        Association Healthcare Provider, renewed
        every 2 years
       Physical Exam
       Caregiver Background Check – needs to be
        done every 4 years
       TB Test – needs to be done annually
Requirements to Attend
Clinical
   Completion of Nursing Assistant course
       Expected to be competent in CNA skills
       Skills review courses available (8 hours)


   Prior health care experience not
    required
      Clinical

   Functional Ability (ability to perform necessary
    tasks) – will be reviewed and signed

   Confidentiality Agreement – will be signed for
    each clinical

   Evaluation – will be ongoing
         Clinical Evaluation
   Evaluation is based on course objectives

   Students are expected to perform the tasks to which
    they are assigned with professionalism, accuracy and
    safety at the Registered Nurse (RN) level.

   Students are expected to show continual progress in
    skill and proficiency in performing their patient care.
      Clinical Evaluation

   Evaluation will be on a weekly basis and at the
    end of each clinical rotation.

   Behaviors will be evaluated and documented in
    order to indicate areas of strengths as well as
    areas needing improvement, by self and
    instructor.
          Clinical Attendance
   Attendance and punctuality are expectations

   Promptness and regular attendance are considered
    mandatory in order to assure:
      Satisfactory student progress

      Accurate evaluation by faculty

      Safe performance in the clinical arena
      Clinical Expectations
   Notification of the instructor/clinical site 1 hour
    prior to any absence from clinical.

   Student is responsible for completing course
    objectives – a significant alternate assignment will
    be given for clinical absences.

   Patterns of absence will be referred to the
    counselor.
Program Costs
   Tuition/Testing/Course Packets
   Fees related to lab courses for supplies
   Extra fees for physical exam and other
    requirements
   Fees for NCLEX exams and licensure
Financial Aid/Scholarships
   Look for any available money – the less you
    worry about finances, the more successful
    you will be in your course work
        Graduation Requirements
   Complete Petition to Graduate and pay
    graduation fees.
   Complete all course requirements and
    obtain passing grades in all required
    courses.
   Grade point average of 2.0 or better,
    with a minimum of “C” in nursing
    courses.
   Fulfill all financial obligations to NWTC.
For more information:
   Refer to your NWTC Associate Degree
    Nursing Program Student Handbook,
    which will be given to you at the start
    of your program.
   Questions? Call 920-498-5543

								
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