2017-2018 Catalog

Nursing A.S.N. Program, Associate of Science

Student Learning Outcomes

The Associate Degree Program encompasses the four competencies expected of students: critical thinking, communication, culturally congruent care, and citizenship.

Upon completion of the ASN program, graduates will be able to:

  • Critical thinking- Utilize critical thinking and evidence-based interventions to coordinate holistic care.
  • Communication- Utilize effective written and verbal communication and information technology to collaborate with health care members, patients and their families.
  • Culturally Congruent Care- Provide culturally congruent care to reduce health disparities.
  • Citizenship- Demonstrate citizenship, integrity, self-reflection, and life long learning in nursing practice.

All nursing program information can be accessed through the Nursing Department (406-275-4909), email: nursingadmissions@skc.edu, and the website (nursing.skc.edu).

A.S.N. Degree Requirements

Fall (Level I Nursing)

SPCH 100Basic Communications

3

NSGD 211Health Assessment

3

NSGD 317Pathophysiology I

3

NSGD 202Introduction to Nursing

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Winter (Level I Nursing)

NSGD 221Foundations of Nursing

4

NSGD 318Pharmacology I

3

NSGD 337Pathophysiology II

2

ELECTIVE Humanities Intro General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring (Level I Nursing)

NSGD 231Medical/Surgical Nursing I

4

NSGD 328Pharmacology II

2

NSGD 325Maternal/Child Nursing

3

NSGD 324Pediatrics Nursing

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Fall (Level II Nursing)

NSGD 241Medical/Surgical Nursing II

6

NSGD 343Mental Health Nursing

3

ELECTIVE Fine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Winter (Level II Nursing)

NSGD 251Medical/Surgical Nursing III

6

NSGD 353Gerontology

3

 

NASD 101History of Indians in the United States

3

OR

ELECTIVE Native American Studies General Education Open

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring (Level II Nursing)

NSGD 261Critical Care

3

NSGD 363Management of Care

6

NSGD 267NCLEX Preparation

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Associate of Science in Nursing Degree

Total General Education and Prerequisite Credits: 44

Total Nursing Credits: 60

Total Degree Credits: 104

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