Associate Degree Nursing
Course Descriptions - 1st Semester



REGN 15 - Health and Illness I
REGN15 is the i​ntroductory course which serves as the foundation for subsequent program courses for the Associate Degree Nursing Program and is one of two co-requisite courses that comprise the first semester. The focus is on foundational concepts necessary for safe, client-centered nursing care to a diverse client population from adolescence through older adult while integrating professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. The course addresses health promotion; introduces critical thinking applied to nursing; the nursing process; communication techniques; evidence-based nursing practice; and nursing informatics. The course may be offered in a distance education.  ​

REGN 15P - Professional Nursing Practicum I

REGN 15P provides introduction to and practice of nursing skills and concepts in the lab and clinical setting to gain proficiency for delivery of client-centered care for the Associate Degree Nursing Program and is one of two co-requisite courses that comprise the first semester.  An on-campus lab designed for structured practice and mastery of nursing skills necessary for providing safe care is utilized.   This course provides instructional guidance to assist students in refining newly acquired skills and develop the competency level expected of foundational nursing students.​