Nursing - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
HCC's renown nursing education program offers convenient programming options to help students meet a critical workforce need in our region. The traditional associate degree nursing program provides day and evening/weekend class options in the fall, and day-only classes in the spring semesters; the clinical component lasts for two years. There is also a competitive admission accelerated associate degree program requiring continuous study to complete all required clinical coursework within 14 months; this is a full-time, daytime-only program, beginning only in the summer.
As a graduate, you should be able to:
- Promote patient-centered care that meets the patient’s health needs while respecting their culture, preferences and values.
- Apply principles of teaching and learning, health promotion and reduction of risk potential to provide health education for patients across the lifespan.
- Collaborate with patients and interprofessional team members in acute, long-term and community health care settings to advocate for safe quality care.
- Communicate effectively to assess patient’s health status, and to develop and manage the plan of care.
- Demonstrate leadership and accountability by utilizing legal, ethical, and professional standards to provide safe, quality nursing care.
- Perform nursing interventions based on current standards of practice, policies and procedures to optimize the patient’s health.
- Integrate professional knowledge, science and evidence to formulate nursing judgments.
- Challenge traditional and existing nursing practices used to solve clinical problems by examining the evidence that underlies current practice.
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