Nursing - Curriculum

Associate Degree in Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global healthcare system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community healthcare facilities.

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes safe, individualized nursing care and participation in the interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

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Associate Degree in Nursing Program Outcomes

  1. Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
  2. Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  3. Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual to provide an individual-centered assessment.
  4. Incorporate informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions. Discipline Specific Competency – Clinical Decision making
  5. Implement caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings. Discipline Specific Competency – Caring Interventions
  6. Develop a teaching plan for individuals, and /or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles.
  7. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes.
  8. Manage health care for individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies. Discipline Specific Competency – Managing Care
  9. Practice safely and ethically within the healthcare system according to the nursing practice act, healthcare policy, and National Patient Safety Goals.

Practical Nursing Program Outcomes

  1. Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing and standards of nursing practice including continued competence.
  2. Use therapeutic communication techniques with clients and their significant other(s).
  3. Utilize informatics in supporting and communication the provision of client-centered culturally competent care.
  4. Recognizes changes in health status and report to appropriate health care team member. Discipline Specific Competency – Clinical Decision Making
  5. Prioritize implementation of care of an assigned client group with an established plan of care. Discipline Specific Competency – Caring Interventions
  6. Participate in the adaptation of care in consideration of client differences, values, preferences, and expressed need.
  7. Implement client and family teaching based on an established plan or protocol.
  8. Participate with the interdisciplinary team and client to implement a client-centered plan of care. Discipline Specific Competency – Managing Care
  9. Participate in quality improvement through data collection to measure client response to interventions, identify hazards and errors, and suggest changes to improve client care.

Nursing - Contact

Nursing Faculty Advisors Located on Rocky Mount Campus

Student’s last name begins with A-C:

Candice Bissette

Instructor, Nursing

bissettec@edgecombe.edu

Office 314, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 535

Student’s last name begins with D-G:

Earlie Barnes

Instructor, Nursing

barnese@edgecombe.edu

Office 306, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 516

Student’s last name begins with H-K:

Sarah d’Empaire

Instructor, Nursing

dempaires@edgecombe.edu

Office 107, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 528

Student’s last name begins with L-O:

Loretta Langley

Instructor, Nursing

langleyl@edgecombe.edu

Office 101A, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 519

Student’s last name begins with P-S:

Student’s last name begins with T-Z:

Dr. Christie Marsh

Instructor, Nursing

marshc@edgecombe.edu

Office 304, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus (252) 823-5166, ext. 523

Faculty Advisor for RNs Pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Barbara Knopp

Director, Nursing

knoppb@edgecombe.edu

Office 102B, Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 526

Nursing Admissions Counselor

Nancy Hobbs

hobbsn@edgecombe.edu

Office 118, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 277