Nursing

  • Credits: 64
  • Degree Type: A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls

Program Description

The AD Mobility Nursing program educates Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for the role of Registered Nurse (RN). The RN role includes a broad area of human service aimed at assisting the client in attaining the highest level of health possible. Students learn how to assess, collect, and contribute to client data based on physiological, developmental, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual needs. Students learn to provide nursing interventions to the client and significant others throughout the health-illness continuum. Students learn how to develop and implement individualized teaching plans in order to restore, maintain, and promote health. Students in the AD Mobility Nursing Program learn how to delegate, interact, and provide leadership for other members of the health team.

Practical Nursing graduates are awarded 13 PN credits towards the first year of the AD Mobility Nursing Program. After prerequisites are met, students can complete the full time program in 2 semesters (fall and spring) and the part-time program in 3 semesters (spring, fall, and spring). Students are then eligible to apply to take the national licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the AD Mobility Nursing Program may articulate to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.


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Employment

Graduates are employed in acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities. There is currently a nursing shortage throughout the United States. This shortage will increase in the next 5 to 10 years. Employment opportunities are excellent at this time and in the future.

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Registered Nurse in the state of Minnesota is $34.96 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 11.8%, a very high-growth career.


Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
#PN13 Practical Nursing credits 13
NURS 2110 Health Assess/Prof Skills 3
NURS 2121 Psychosocial Integrity 2
NURS 2123 Nursing Interventions I 3
NURS 2125 Clinical I 4
NURS 2131 Nursing Interventions II 3
NURS 2133 Professional Role 2
NURS 2135 Clinical II 4
BIOL 2221 Microbiology 3
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3
BIOL 2256 Advanced Physiology 2
CHEM 2205 Survey Gen/Org/Bio Chm 4
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
PSYC 2201 Developmental Psychology 3
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
  G5: History/Social Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 64
 

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G5: History/Social Science Electives
ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology 3
PSYC 2215 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3
G6: Humanities/Fine Arts Electives
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3

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