Description

ADN Program Goals

  • Provide a high quality of educational experience to each individual whose goal is to enter the health care profession.
  • Provide a depth of human understanding and a wide range of nursing skills based on communication and scientific principles.
  • Guide the Associate Degree student in collaborative practice with other health care professionals to meet patient nursing needs.
  • Employ the nursing process in the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Help develop the Associate degree student to become a role model, patient advocate, patient educator, and caregiver who provides an environment conducive to maintaining dignity and maximizing wellness of each individual.
  • Guide the Associate Degree student in becoming an active participant in the learning process and assist with their development of self-awareness and self-direction.
  • Provide a shared learning environment among faculty and students through the exchange of knowledge and experience to promote change within the participants.
  • Prepare the Associate Degree student with the knowledge, skill, and ability to administer safe, ethical, competent nursing care as a beginning practitioner in a variety of settings.
 

ADN Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program, the graduate will function within the roles of the Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings and will be able to: 

    1. Demonstrate the cognitive abilities necessary to integrate the nursing concepts and the multidisciplinary body of knowledge to provide therapeutic nursing care.
    2. Exhibit the psychomotor and psychotherapeutic abilities necessary to provide safe nursing care.
    3. Implement teaching strategies to promote adaptation to health.
    4. Demonstrate caring behaviour in the provision of patient-centered, individualized care.
    5. Use critical thinking and the nursing process as bases for clinical decision making.
    6. Care for clients and families from diverse and multicultural populations across the life span.
    7. Communicate effectively with clients, families and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
    8. Provide a standard of care consistent with legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines and the BRN Practice Act.
    9. Recognize responsibility for maintaining competence as a registered nurse through self-evaluation and continuing nursing education.
    10. Perform as an accountable member of the profession of nursing.
    11. Understand and integrate technology into the provision of care of clients across the healthcare continuum.
    12. Develop a foundation for advanced study and professional growth in nursing.
 

Program Outline and Course Descriptions

ADN Generic Pathway Program Outline

Course Number

Course Title

Clock Hours

Semester Credit Hours

GE 020A

Human Body in Health & Disease I w/ Lab

75

4

This course is the first in the series of two courses to cover the human organ systems’ structure and function. In both the lecture and the lab, the basics of structures and functions of the human body will be discussed. Between GE 020A and GE 020B, topics on all individual major organ systems will be examined, while considering them in the state of health versus the state of disease. This course is the prerequisite for GE 020B-Human Body in Health & Disease II. This is a General Education Course. 

GE 041

General Microbiology with Lab

75

4

This course presents basic concepts of microbiology; practical applications to medicine, public health, and the environment, with laboratory techniques in isolation, enumeration, and identification of microorganisms.

GE 222

English Reading and Composition

45

3

This course includes training in expository-argumentative composition, emphasizing work on clear and effective sentences and the organization and development of paragraph and essay

GE 112

Algebra I

45

3

This course is equivalent to second year high school algebra, including exponents, radicals, logarithms, systems of linear equations, complex numbers, and quadratic equations. 

GE 202 General Psycology

45

3

This course presents basic methods and concepts of psychology, which have broad academic relevance and which can be applied to the study of psychology as well as other academic disciplines. 

GE 020B

Human Body in Health and Disease II with Lab

75

4

This course is the second in the series of two courses to cover the human organ systems’ structure and function. In both the lecture and the lab, the basics of structures and functions of the human body will be discussed. Between GE 020A and GE 020B, topics on all individual major organ systems will be examined, while considering them in the state of health versus the state of disease. Prerequisite: GE 020A- Human Body in Health & Disease I. This is a General Education Course. 

GE 031

Nutrition in Health and Disease

45

3

This course covers the nutrient needs for maintaining positive nutritional status, including diets to fit specific health needs and primary nutritional care.

GE 110

Critical Thinking

45

3

This course explores the mechanisms of and obstructions to critical thinking. Students will examine principles and fallacies in myriad types of arguments and rhetoric. This course will include the evaluation of all components of persuasive communications. 

GE 201

Introduction to Sociology

45

3

(Designed for general education or those students majoring in one of the behavioral sciences)

This course introduces human interaction from the sociological perspective and through the utilization of sociological concepts, theories, and principles. Topics include culture, socialization, organizations, deviance, stratification, institutions, population, and social change. 

GE 240

Public Speaking, Basics of Efffective Communication

45

3

This course offers an introduction to communication in interpersonal relationships, group interactions, and formal speaking, with skill development in listening, speech preparation, and oral presentation. 

RN 100

Fundamentals of Nursing Theory

45

3

This course provides an introduction to professional nursing. Content includes a brief history of nursing, and the roles and responsibilities of the health care team. The provision of a standard of care consistent with legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines and ANA Standards of Practice are emphasized. Verbal communication skills, informatics, evidence based practice, safety, and the development of a patient centered, therapeutic nurse-client relationship are fostered. Students are taught the nursing process and use of nursing diagnosis in the development of a nursing care plan.

RN 101

Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical and Lab

157.5

3.5

This course integrates concepts, theories, and skills fundamental to the practice of nursing. Students will use the nursing process to plan and provide for the cultural, physiological, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of adult patients with health disruptions.

RN 102

Health Assessment Theory

30

2

This course focuses on strategies to obtain health histories and physical assessment data for diverse populations across the life span. Students are instructed in the identification of normal and abnormal findings using inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Health risk prevention and promotion of optimal health behaviors are also addressed.

RN 103

Health Assessment Skills Lab

67.5

1.5

This course focuses on the use of health assessment theory to develop the hands-on skills of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. Laboratory experience includes demonstration, practice, and critique of skill performance.

RN 104

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

30

2

In this course, the student is familiarized with a history of pharmacology, the classification of medications, their actions, application and nursing considerations. Principles and procedures for the safe administration of medications are stressed. Basic math and computation of adult and pediatric dosages are included. Actions, interactions, applications, and nursing considerations are addressed.

RN 106

Pathophysiology

30

2

In this course, pathophysiological changes in the acutely ill and chronically ill patient across the lifespan are explored using a systems and inter—systems approach. The course covers identification of pathological changes in the assessment of patients with major health disruptions; techniques appropriate to patients using a major systems approach; analysis of data; and description of intersystem relationships across the life span as a basis for problem solving in the nursing process. Basic EKG and arrhythmia determination and ABG analysis are included.

RN 200

Medical/Surgical I Theory-Introduction to Med/Surg

45

3

This course provides basic medical/surgical theory related to endocrine, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and sensory system disorders as well as perioperative care and fluid and electrolytes imbalances. Develop an understanding of the dynamic sequence of biologic, psychologic, and sociologic changes which occur through older adulthood. Usual growth and development patterns as well as disruption in critical periods of development are presented and help the development of nursing insight which will enable safe, effective patient-centered care.

RN 201

Medical/Surgical I Clinical-Introduction to Med/Surg

90

2

This course applies theoretical content of patient-centered care of patients with medical surgical conditions. Emphasis is on care planning, assessment, teachng and clinical interventions to promote healthy outcomes for patients. 

RN 202

Medical/Surgical II Theory-Intermediate Med/Surg

45

3

This course provides basic medical/surgical theory related to endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, hematology problems patients with cancer, palliative care. Develop an understanding of the dynamic sequence of biologic, psychologic, and sociologic changes which occur through older adulthood.  Usual growth and development patterns as well as disruption in critical periods of development are presented and help the development of nursing insight which will enable safe, effective patient-centered care. 

RN 203

Medical/Surgical II Clinical-Intermediate Med/Surg

90

2

This course applies theoretical content of patient-centered care of patients with medical surgical conditions. Emphasis is on care planning, assessment, teaching and clinical interventions to promote healthy outcomes for patients.

RN 300

Maternal Newborn Theory

45

3

Comprehensive maternal and newborn care beginning with preconception planning, and including risks occurring in pregnancy and post-partum, maternal and newborn complications, male and female reproductive problems and needs, and family needs and problems during the maternity cycle. Concepts of nutrition, cultural variations, and safety of mother and newborn are integrated throughout. Therapeutic use of drugs during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and immediate postpartum period are included.

RN 301

Maternal Newborn Clinical

67.5

1.5

This course is taught at a clinical site. This course applies theoretical content of patient-centered care of mothers and newborns. Emphasis is on assessment, teaching and clinical interventions to promote healthy outcomes for families.

RN 302

Care of Children Theory

45

3

In-depth identification of various diseases affecting the child through young adult including physical and developmental maturation. Cultural variations and family interactions are explored. Disease prevention, health maintenance and appropriate therapeutic interventions such as pharmacologic agents and nutrition are included.

RN 303

Care of Children Clinical

67.5

1.5

This course is taught at a clinical site. This course applies theoretical content into practice with attention to patient centered, quality care. Interaction with family members facilitates the student’s ability to recognize family dynamics and their effects on the developmental process. Advanced skills necessary to care for the pediatric patient are achieved through simulation. Application of the nursing process to optimize patient and family outcomes are emphasized.

RN 304

Medical/Surgical III Theory-Advanced Med/Surg

45

3

This course provides basic medical/surgical theory related to respiratory, cardiac, neurologic, and musculoskeletal disorders. Develop an understanding of the dynamic sequence of biologic, psychologic, and sociologic changes which occur through older adulthood. Usual growth and development patterns as well as disruption in critical periods of development are presented and help the development of nursing insight which will enable safe, effective patient-centered care.

RN 305

Medical/Surgical III Clinical-Advanced Med/Surg 90

2

This course is taught at a clinical site. Integration and practical application of the advanced medical/surgical theory course caring for selected groups of patients with multiple health disruptions. Students apply the nursing process to optimize patient outcomes.

RN 400

Mental Health Theory 30 2

This course addresses theories and principles of psychiatric nursing. Biopsychosocial foundations of behavior, communication and psychopharmacology are emphasized. Patient relationship and use of effective and non-effective communication is addressed. The nurse’s role in the prevention and early identification of psychiatric disorders of children, adolescents, adults and older adults and the treatment modalities of mental illness and organic brain syndromes are studied.

RN 401

Mental Health Clinical

90

2

This course is taught at clinical sites. This course facilitates the application of theory into clinical practice in the care of selected patients who may experience psychological stress, neurobiological disorders, and high-risk situations such as homelessness, family violence, child abuse, HIV and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Students apply the nursing process to optimize patient outcomes.

RN 402

Medical/Surgical IV Theory-Complex/Critical Care

45

3

This course incorporates previous medical-surgical nursing theory with emphasis on the integration of pathophysiology, nutrition, pharmacology and psychosocial components of safe and individualized care for patients with complex medical-surgical health disruptions. Focus on holistic care to patient with burns, heart failure, acute respiratory distress, shock and multiple organ dysfunction, and traumatic brain injury. Leadership and management in nursing are explored as they relate to management of complex medical-surgical health alterations.

RN 403

Medical/Surgical IV Clinical-Complex/Critical Care Med/Surg & Leadership

90

2

This course offers integration and practical application of the advanced medical/surgical theory course caring for selected groups of patients with multiple health disruptions. Students apply the nursing process to optimize patient outcomes.

Total

1785

80

 

 

ADN Program - Advanced Placement (LVN to RN) Pathway Program Outline

Students in this pathway can complete the ADN program within 2 semesters, assuming maximum credit granting for the following General Education and Nursing courses.  (The missing courses can also be completed at Gurnick Academy)


General Education Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Clock Hours

Semester Credit Hours

GE 02A

Human Body in Health and Disease I with Lab

75

4

This course is the first in the series of two courses to cover the human organ systems’ structure and function. In both the lecture and the lab, the basics of structures and functions of the human body will be discussed. Between GE 020A and GE 020B, topics on all individual major organ systems will be examined, while considering them in the state of health versus the state of disease. This course is the prerequisite for GE 020B-Human Body in Health & Disease II. This is a General Education Course.

GE 041

General Microbiology with Lab

75

4

This course presents basic concepts of microbiology; practical applications to medicine, public health, and the environment, with laboratory techniques in isolation, enumeration, and identification of microorganisms.

GE 222

English Reading and Composition

45

3

This course includes training in expository-argumentative composition, emphasizing work on clear and effective sentences and the organization and development of paragraph and essay.

GE 112

Algebra I

45

3

This course is equivalent to second year high school algebra, including exponents, radicals, logarithms, systems of linear equations, complex numbers, and quadratic equations.

GE 202

General Psychology

45

3

This course presents basic methods and concepts of psychology, which have broad academic relevance and which can be applied to the study of psychology as well as other academic disciplines.

GE 020B

Human Body in Health and Disease II with Lab

75

4

This course is the second in the series of two courses to cover the human organ systems’ structure and function. In both the lecture and the lab, the basics of structures and functions of the human body will be discussed. Between GE 020A and GE 020B, topics on all individual major organ systems will be examined, while considering them in the state of health versus the state of disease. Prerequisite: GE 020A- Human Body in Health & Disease I. This is a General Education Course.

GE 031

Nutrition in Health & Disease

45

3

This course covers the nutrient needs for maintaining positive nutritional status, including diets to fit specific health needs and primary nutritional care.

GE 110

Critical Thinking

45

3

This course explores the mechanisms of and obstructions to critical thinking. Students will examine principles and fallacies in myriad types of arguments and rhetoric. This course will include the evaluation of all components of persuasive communications.

GE 201

Introduction to Sociology

45

3

(Designed for general education or those students majoring in one of the behavioral sciences)

This course introduces human interaction from the sociological perspective and through the utilization of sociological concepts, theories, and principles. Topics include culture, socialization, organizations, deviance, stratification, institutions, population, and social change.

GE 240

Public Speaking, Basics of Effective Communcation

45

3

This course offers an introduction to communication in interpersonal relationships, group interactions, and formal speaking, with skill development in listening, speech preparation, and oral presentation.

Total General Education Courses

540

33

 

Nursing Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Clock Hours

Semester Credit Hours

RN 100

Fundamentals of Nursing Theory

45

3

This course provides an introduction to professional nursing. Content includes a brief history of nursing, and the roles and responsibilities of the health care team. The provision of a standard of care consistent with legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines and ANA Standards of Practice are emphasized. Verbal communication skills, informatics, evidence based practice, safety, and the development of a patient centered, therapeutic nurse-client relationship are fostered. Students are taught the nursing process and use of nursing diagnosis in the development of a nursing care plan.

RN 101

Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical and Lab

157.5

3.5

This course integrates concepts, theories, and skills fundamental to the practice of nursing. Students will use the nursing process to plan and provide for the cultural, physiological, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of adult patients with health disruptions.

RN 102

Health Assessment Theory

30

2

This course focuses on strategies to obtain health histories and physical assessment data for diverse populations across the life span. Students are instructed in the identification of normal and abnormal findings using inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. Health risk prevention and promotion of optimal health behaviors are also addressed.

RN 103

Health Assessment Skills Lab

67.5

1.5

This course focuses on the use of health assessment theory to develop the hands-on skills of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. Laboratory experience includes demonstration, practice and critique of skill performance.

RN 104

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

30

2

In this course, the student is familiarized with a history of pharmacology, the classification of medications, their actions, application and nursing considerations. Principles and procedures for the safe administration of medications are stressed. Basic math and computation of adult and pediatric dosages are included. Actions, interactions, applications and nursing considerations are addressed.

RN 200

Medical/Surgical I Theory-Introduction to

45

3

This course integrates concepts, theories, and skills fundamental to the practice of nursing. Students will use the nursing process to plan and provide for the cultural, physiological, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of adult patients with health disruptions.

RN 201

Medical-Surgical I Clinical-Introduction to

90

2

This course provides basic medical/surgical theory and an understanding of the dynamic sequence of biological, psychological, and sociological changes that occur through older adulthood. Usual growth and development patterns, as well as disruption in critical periods of development, are presented and aid in the development of nursing insight, which will enable safe, effective patient-centered care.

RN 202

Medical/Surgical II Theory-Intermediate Med/Surg

45

3

This course provides basic medical/surgical theory related to endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, hematology problems patients with cancer, palliative care. Develop an understanding of the dynamic sequence of biologic, psychologic, and sociologic changes which occur through older adulthood. Usual growth and development patterns as well as disruption in critical periods of development are presented and help the development of nursing insight which will enable safe, effective patient-centered care. 

RN 203

Medical/Surgical II Clinical-Intermediate Med/Surg

90

2

This course applies theoretical content of patient-centered care of patients with medical surgical conditions. Emphasis is on care planning, assessment, teaching and clinical interventions to promote healthy outcomes for patients.

Total Nursing Courses

600

22

 


Professional Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Clock Hours

Semester Credit Hours

RN 180

LVN to RN Transition Theory & Lab Course 120 5

This course introduces students to the roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse and framework of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.  Emphasis is placed on various roles of the registered nurse, legal and ethical responsibilities, nursing process, critical thinking, and evidence based practice delivering competent care to diverse demographics of multicultural clients throughtout the lifespan. Lecture contents includes the role of the registered nurse, care of the adult, maternity, and pediatric clients.  Lab component of this course focuses on utilization of nursing process, critical thinking, application of theory to skills in various patient case scenarios.  The following skills competencies focused in this course: dosage calculation, assessment, intravenous administrations and central venous access, medication administration, nasogastric feeding, foley catheter insertion, tracheostomy care and suctioning.

RN 106

Pathopysiology

30

2

In this course, pathophysiological changes in the acutely ill and chronically ill patient across the lifespan are explored using a systems and inter-systems approach. Identification of pathological changes in the assessment of patients with major health disruptions; techniques appropriate to patients using a major systems approach; analysis of data and describing intersystem relationships across the life span as a basis for problem solving in the nursing process. Introduction of how genomics is offering new possibilities for therapies and treatments for some complex diseases, as well as new diagnostic methods. Basic EKG and arrhythmia determination and ABG analysis are included.

RN 300

Maternal Newborn Theory

45

3

Comprehensive maternal and newborn care beginning with preconception planning, and including risks occurring in pregnancy and post-partum, maternal and newborn complications, male and female reproductive problems and needs, and family needs and problems during the maternity cycle. Concepts of nutrition, cultural variations, and safety of mother and newborn are integrated throughout. Therapeutic use of drugs during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and immediate postpartum period are included.

 

RN 301

Maternal Newborn Clinical

67.5

1.5

This course is taught at a clinical site. This course applies theoretical content of patient-centered care of mothers and newborns. Emphasis is on assessment, teaching and clinical interventions to promote healthy outcomes for families.

RN 302

Care of Children Theory

45

3

In-depth identification of various diseases affecting the child through young adult including physical and developmental maturation. Cultural variations and family interactions are explored. Disease prevention, health maintenance and appropriate therapeutic interventions such as pharmacologic agents and nutrition are included.

RN 303

Care of Children Clinical

67.5

1.5

This course is taught at a clinical site. This course applies theoretical content into practice with attention to patient centered, quality care. Interaction with family members facilitates the student’s ability to recognize family dynamics and their effects on the developmental process. Advanced skills necessary to care for the pediatric patient are achieved through simulation. Application of the nursing process to optimize patient and family outcomes are emphasized.

RN 304

Medical/Surgical III Theory-Advanced Med/Surg

45

3

This course provides basic medical/surgical theory related to respiratory, cardiac, neurologic, and musculoskeletal disorders. Develop an understanding of the dynamic sequence of biologic, psychologic, and sociologic changes which occur through older adulthood. Usual growth and development patterns as well as disruption in critical periods of development are presented and help the development of nursing insight which will enable safe, effective patient-centered care. 

RN 305

Medical/Surgical III Clinical-Advanced Med/Surg

90

2

This course is taught at a clinical site. Integration and practical application of the advanced medical/surgical theory course caring for selected groups of patients with multiple health disruptions. Students apply the nursing process to optimize patient outcomes.

RN 400

Mental Health Theory

30

2

This course addresses theories and principles of psychiatric nursing. Biopsychosocial foundations of behavior, communication and psychopharmacology are emphasized. Patient relationship and use of effective and non-effective communication is addressed. The nurse’s role in the prevention and early identification of psychiatric disorders of children, adolescents, adults and older adults and the treatment modalities of mental illness and organic brain syndromes are studied.

RN 401

Mental Health Clinical

90

2

This course is taught at clinical sites. This course facilitates the application of theory into clinical practice in the care of selected patients who may experience psychological stress, neurobiological disorders, and high-risk situations such as homelessness, family violence, child abuse, HIV and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Students apply the nursing process to optimize patient outcomes.

RN 402

Medical/Surgical IV Theory-Complex/Critical Care Med/Surg & Leadership

45

3

This course incorporates previous medical-surgical nursing theory with emphasis on the integration of pathophysiology, nutrition, pharmacology and psychosocial components of safe and individualized care for patients with complex medical-surgical health disruptions. Focus on holistic care to patient with burns, heart failure, acute respiratory distress, shock and multiple organ dysfunction, and traumatic brain injury. Leadership and management in nursing are explored as they relate to management of complex medical-surgical health alterations.

RN 403

Medical/Surgical IV Clinical-Complex/Critical CAre Med/Surg & Leadership

90

2

This course is taught at a clinical site. Integration and practical application of the advanced medical/surgical theory course caring for selected groups of patients with multiple health disruptions. Students apply the nursing process to optimize patient outcomes

Total Professional Courses

 

Degree Total:

    General Education, Nursing, Professional Courses

765

 

1905

30

 

85


 

ADN Program Information, Length and Schedule

ADN Program Information, Length and Schedule

The ADN program is designed with two separate pathways of admission. Both pathways are designed for full-time attendance.

Generic Pathway (6 semesters for a total of 80 Semester Credit Hours):

In the first two semesters of the program, students will be taking 33 Semester-Credit Hours of General Education courses via online delivery.

The third semester is 15 weeks and consists of 14 Semester Credit Hours (9 - lecture, 5 - clinical & skills lab). Courses include Fundamentals of Nursing inclusive of theory, skills and clinical, Health Assessment, Pharmacology, and Pathophysiology. Theory and Lab will be held Monday through Friday. Clinical schedule may vary depending on clinical site availability.

The fourth semester consists of 10 Semester Credit Hours (6 - lecture and 4 - clinical). Courses include Introduction to Med/Surg I Theory and Clinical, and Intermediate Med/Surg and Clinical.  Classes will be held Monday through Friday.  Clinical schedule may vary depending on clinical site availability.

The fifth semester consists of 14 Semester Credit Hours (9 - lecture, 5 - clinical). Courses include Maternal/Newborn Theory and Clinical, Care of Children Theory and Clinical, and advanced Med/Surg I Theory and Clinical. Theory and lab will be held Monday through Friday. Clinical schedule may vary depending on clinical site availability.

The sixth semester consists of 9 Semester Credit Hours (5 - lecture, 4 - clinical). Courses include Mental Health Nursing Theory and Clinical, and Complex Med/Surg Theory and Clinical/Leadership.  Classes will be held Monday through Friday. Clinical schedule may vary depending on clinical site availability.

Students of this pathway receive four hundred eighty (480) hours of didactic and lab instruction and eight hundred ten (810) hours of clinical allowing them to apply the lecture topics in practical use.

 

LVN to RN Pathway (2 semesters for a total of 85 Semester Credit Hours):

Students in this pathway can complete the ADN program within 33 weeks (2 semesters and 3 weeks LVN to RN transition course), assuming maximum credit granting for nursing and GE courses. 

Prior to the start of the third semester, students will take a 5 Semester Credit Hour LVN to RN transition course. 3 units of theory and 2 semester unit of lab for 3 weeks.

The third semester is 16 Semester Credit Hours (11 - lecture and 5 - clinical). Courses include Pathophysiology, Maternal/Newborn Theory and Clinical, Care of Children Theory and Clinical, and Advanced Med/Surg I Theory and clinical.  Theory and Lab will be held Monday Through Friday.  Clinical schedule may vary depending on clinical site availability.

The fourth semester consists of 9 Semester Credit Hours (5 - lecture, 4 - clinical). Courses include Mental Health Nursing Theory and Clinical, and Complex Med/Surg Theory and Clinical/Leadership.  Classes will be held Monday through Friday. Clinical schedule may vary depending on clinical site availability.

Students of this pathway receive two hundred eighty (280) hours of didactic and lab instruction and five hundred forty (540) hours of clinical allowing them to apply the lecture topics in practical use.

Normal completion time for this program is thirty-three (33) weeks excluding holidays and vacation times.