2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Oct 23, 2020  
2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Nursing, AS



Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, the graduate demonstrates the skills, knowledge and training to successfully complete the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and is qualified to provide patient care in a variety of health care settings within the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse.

NOTE: Please refer to the current catalog for information about Special Admissions Programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes through nursing care that incorporates professionalism, leadership, inter-professional collaboration, teamwork, and quality improvement.
  2. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by managing care that promotes health maintenance through client advocacy and education.
  3. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by providing therapeutic communication to clients, their families/significant others.
  4. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by managing care that addresses the emotional, mental, social, and cultural needs of clients, their families/significant others.
  5. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by managing (1) the activities of daily living for clients, (2) comfort measures of clients, and (3) safe and accurate medication administration and parenteral therapies to clients.
  6. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes which are based upon decisions and care that prevent and / or manage complications or health problems related to existing conditions, treatments, or procedures by providing evidence-based care to multiple clients with acute, chronic and/or life threatening physical conditions.
  7. Through application of the nursing process, utilizing best practices across the life-span in a variety of settings, the graduate will facilitate optimum client outcomes by providing quality, effective nursing care in an environment that is safe for clients, their families/significant others and other health care personnel.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives


Complete 4 units selected from:

General Education


Complete the following general education pattern:

BIOL 31  or BIOL 32 , SOCIO 1A  and FCS 19  or H S 19  may be double counted to meet both general education and major requirements.

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Major Units Required: 58.5


Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 73.5


For more information:


Contact the Health Sciences Division