Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

ADN-577 Associate Degree Nursing I (3.5)

Emphasizes the utilization of the nursing process to promote adaptation in clients with physiological problems. Concepts studied include acid/base balance, fluid and electrolytes, shock, and biological defenses. Selected disease states present in the adult population assist in the application of these concepts. The areas of pathophysiology, nutrition and pharmacology are integrated relative to the client problems. Advanced skills are practiced in a supervised lab setting. Credits: 3.5, Hours: (3/1/0/0), Prereq: PNN-533, PNN-732, PSY-111, PSY-121, SPC-101; Coreq: ADN-105, ADN-723; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B