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ADN 135 - Nursing Health and Illness Concepts I

Unit(s): 2.00

Prerequisite: ADN 131, ADN 131L, ADN 132
Corequisite:ADN 135L
Transfers to: CSU

This course focuses on health and illness concepts for care of individuals with common and/or chronic conditions across the lifespan, and which inform the provision of safe and effective nursing care. Emphasis is placed on concepts including homeostasis and regulation, protection and movement, oxygenation, and hemostasis; and on professional nursing concepts including professional attributes and care competencies. Students apply concepts in seminar, lab, and/or clinical settings, and can put concepts into practice upon completing the course. The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires that students must be enrolled in ADN 135 and ADN 135L at the same time and pass both courses together: the courses cannot be taken individually for credit.

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Whittier, CA 90601

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