You deserve a nursing college that offers classes on your schedule.
At Goodwin, you’ll find class times that fit into your lifestyle and accommodate your needs. Unlike many other nursing colleges, we’re all about convenience.
- You can complete the nursing courses for your associate degree in as few as 20 months part-time.*
- There are no wait lists for nursing enrollment.
- Most classes are offered days and evenings, Monday through Friday. Clinicals include day, evening, and weekend options.
- You can still work full-time or part-time while completing your degree.
- Nursing applications are accepted 3 times per year.
- 190+ nursing students are accepted into the AS Nursing program annually.
* Additional time is required to complete prerequisite courses.
Associate Degree in Nursing curriculum:
General Education Requirements - 25 credits
This course is designed to develop effective collegiate writing competencies. Students develop deeper understanding of the stages of the writing process, including generating, revising, proofreading, and editing essays. Using a collaborative approach, students will produce essays in various genres with emphasis on rhetorical effectiveness, focusing on organization, thesis, purpose, and audience awareness. The course emphasizes academic inquiry through focused research, including retrieving, interpreting, and synthesizing sources effectively and ethically.
Writing Competency (WR)
Communications Competency (COM)
Computer Literacy Competency (CL)
This course is designed to enhance student knowledge, usage and skills with computers and Microsoft Office software. This includes creating documents in Word, spreadsheets and charts in Excel, e-mail functions in Outlook and presentations in PowerPoint. Students will also learn about the world-wide web, Internet usage and the effects of social media on society.
Anatomy and Physiology I (SCI)
This course is a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is on the chemical, anatomical and physiological principles of cells and tissues of the human body as well as the integumentary, muscular, skeletal, and nervous system. Laboratory sessions are coordinated with the lectures and emphasize experimentation and application of the lecture content. Experiments are supplemented by microscopic analysis of selected slides, specimen dissection, chemical experimentation and review of anatomical models.
Introduction to Psychology (SS)
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of psychology, including physiological psychology, neuropsychological principles, sensation and perception, cognition, learning, child and adult development, social psychology, personality, and abnormal psychology. Students will focus on understanding human behavior and its application to everyday life.
Introduction to Sociology
This course examines the theoretical perspectives, origins and history of sociology. Students will be challenged to do research and to think critically in examining cultural issues in American society and the world. Topics include human socialization, macro- and micro-sociological perspectives of social structure, class, status, stereotypes, groups, norms, and deviance; examines the impacts of technology, mass media, social inequality, gender, marriage, family, and social change.
Non-Nursing Core - 11 credits
Anatomy and Physiology II
This course is a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is on the anatomy and physiology of the sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive systems. Discussion will also include the diseases of these systems. Laboratory sessions are coordinated with the lectures and emphasize experimentation and application of the lecture content. Experiments are supplemented by the dissection of the fetal pig, microscopic analysis of selected slides, and review of anatomical models.
This course explores the role of microorganisms in disease and health. Coverage includes the structure, function, growth and transmission of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and helminths as well as vectors of pathogenic agents. Laboratory activities include study of the growth, detection, and analysis of various microbial and parasitic organisms.
This course presents the basic theories and concepts used in the study of the human lifespan, including physical, cognitive, personality, and social development from conception through death. Students will examine the cultural nature of human development and relevant socio-emotional processes. Topics will emphasize the understanding of human development from personal, theoretical and professional perspectives.
Nursing Major Core - 35 credits
Nursing Skill Development
This initial course provides the student with the fundamental skills for nursing practice. Concepts focus on human beings and their responses to the environment. The continuum of wellness is introduced in Nursing 100. Foundational concepts related to the nursing process are identified and defined. Special emphasis is placed on the development of basic communication skills, client physical and psychosocial assessment and specific nursing skills related to nursing interventions. Clinical experiences are provided in the nursing skills laboratory and in non-acute client care settings.
Adults and Wellness Continuum I
This course provides the student with experiences in the care of adults with alterations in health status related to basic physical and psychological function. Emphasis is on care of adults with health problems related to nutrition, fluid and electrolyte balance, oxygenation, elimination, cardiac function and surgical procedures. Nutrition, pharmacotherapy, client teaching and ethico-legal issues are integrated throughout the course. Clinical experiences are provided in the nursing skills laboratory and in acute care settings.
Adults and Wellness Continuum II
This course provides students with experiences in the care of adults with alterations in health status related to sensorimotor, musculo-skeletal, protective, endocrine, renal and reproductive function. Blood disorders, including human immunodeficiency disease, and burns will also be covered. The focus is on care of adults experiencing disruptions in health status associated with both acute and chronic health conditions. Students learn to apply the nursing process to maintain wellness levels, restore clients to previous levels of wellness and prevent further alterations in health status. Nutrition, pharmacotherapy, client teaching and ethico-legal issues are integrated throughout the course. Clinical experiences are provided in the nursing skills laboratory and in acute care settings.
Families and Wellness Continuum Across the Lifespan
This course introduces the student to the concept of family-centered care across the lifespan. It focuses on care of childbearing, childrearing and aging families. Physiological, psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of developmental stages of clients and families are explored and community-based resources are emphasized. Students learn to use the nursing process to promote and maintain health, prevent alterations in healthcare status and restore clients to previous levels of wellness. Nutrition, pharmacotherapy, client teaching and ethico-legal issues are integrated throughout the course. Clinical experiences are provided in acute and non-acute settings as well as the Hartford Public school system.
Integration of Nursing Skills: Adults with Complex Health Problems
This culminating nursing course provides students with experiences designed to promote the integration of nursing methods in the care of adults experiencing complex alterations in physical and psychological health function. Students use the nursing process to promote restoration and rehabilitation and assist clients in achieving optimal levels of wellness. Emphasis is on care of clients with alterations in health related to neurological health, sepsis, cancer, multi-system failure, mental health and trauma. Nursing responsibilities in bio-terrorism and emergency preparedness are included. All nursing skills, including application of therapeutic and pharmacological modalities, psychomotor skills, teaching and communication are included and critical thinking and ethico-legal considerations are integrated. Clinical experiences are provided in acute medical-surgical settings.
|Total: 71 Credits|
Please note: each course and semester may vary and scheduling is subject to change at any time. Please contact us for more information about the flexibility of our nursing program.
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