ASN Evening/Weekend Nursing Program - Youngstown | Mercy College

ASN Evening/Weekend Nursing Program - Youngstown

Program Information

Overview
Associate degree nursing education which occurs in institutions of higher learning prepares the graduate with the values, knowledge and skills needed to practice nursing with integrity and professional competence.
 
Associate degree nursing education, in conjunction with integration of knowledge from other disciplines, provides a broad theoretical base in nursing, related sciences and general studies; knowledge of the role of the associate degree nurse; the ability to practice in multiple settings; and a foundation for advanced nursing study. An essential component of nursing education is the concurrent integration of theory into the clinical practice setting. The graduate is prepared to function as a manager of care in acute and long-term settings where policies and procedures are specified and guidance is available.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
The terminal learning outcomes of the program identify behaviors that are to be demonstrated by the graduate. Derived from the mission, philosophy and organizing framework, they are:
  1. Apply the nursing process in assisting the patient to meet self-care requisites.
  2. Integrate health-illness concepts in the provision of care.
  3. Synthesize the concepts of the teaching/learning process in the delivery of care.
  4. Demonstrate accountability and professional behavior in entry level associate degree nursing practice.
  5. Using the concepts of Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing, formulate plans of care for patients across the life span.
  6. Integrate knowledge of the humanities, sciences and nursing research to provide rationale for nursing practice.
  7. Demonstrate the consistent performance of safe, effective nursing skills in entry level associate degree practice.
  8. Demonstrate interpersonal skills throughout nursing practice.
  9. Practice Christian values within the ethical, legal, and professional standards of nursing practice.

Program Goals: 
To develop graduates who:

  1. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to practice nursing with integrity and professional competence.
  2. Integrate critical thinking and problem solving skills during the delivery of nursing care.
  3. Demonstrate clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
  4. Understand the significance of Christian values during the delivery of professional nursing care.
  5. Apply knowledge of social and cultural factors that affect nursing care and enable effective delivery of nursing care in cross cultural situations.
     

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