The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program on the Grace College campus is through Bethel College School of Nursing in Mishawaka, Indiana. The Associate Degree is a two year program that prepares students to take the state board exam for licensure as a registered nurse. For more information about the nursing admission requirements, please contact the Grace Nursing Coordinator, Kathy J. Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more, see Bethel's nursing admission criteria.
Examples of courses in this major:
This course emphasizes basic nursing concepts and incorporates the development of necessary conceptual skills for therapeutic nursing interventions of culturally diverse individuals. Focus is placed on providing a solid foundation of technical and interpersonal skills. The nursing process is introduced, including application to nursing care using clinical and laboratory settings.
This course focuses on the care of culturally diverse individuals with emphasis on stressors that may interrupt the physiological and psychosocial integrity of individuals. Concentration is placed on use of the nursing process in the care of individuals in acute medical-surgical and psychiatric/mental health settings.
This course focuses on nursing care of culturally diverse individuals and families throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on caring for the childbearing family and adults with medical-surgical illnesses. Students use knowledge of the nursing process and growth and development as a conceptual basis for nursing care.
This course applies the nursing process in the care of culturally diverse, critically ill individuals, children and their families. Leadership and management concepts are incorporated in the care of multiple individuals. Clinical experiences are provided in acute care and community-based settings.
The study of the basic gross and microscopic anatomy with an introduction to body organization, cytology and histology. These courses includes an in-depth study of major organ systems.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
Masters in Nursing from Valparaiso University; Bachelors in Nursing from Indiana University at South Bend; Associates in Nursing from Southwestern Michigan College
Kathy Oliver is part of the team of Bethel nursing instructors that provide the quality nursing program at Grace College. Oliver has over 30 years of hospital experience in the critical care and open heart recovery units. It was during her time as a preceptor for new nurses that she discovered her love of teaching. She has taught at Indiana University, Saint Mary's College and Southwestern Michigan College. Having served as a chair, director and dean over the School of Nursing and Human Services at SMC, Oliver is returning to her greatest desire: To serve God by teaching others how to be a good and caring nurse. Her special interest includes working with students to handle the stress of nursing school. Kathy has been married to her husband Tim for 30 years. They have four children and four grandchildren.
Nursing Diploma, Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Indiana University South Bend; M.S.N., Andrews University
Connie Cramer received her certification as a psychiatric-mental health nurse and nurse educator. She enjoys teaching psychiatric-mental health nursing to both ADN and BSN students. She works on a PRN basis during the summer at Oaklawn Hospital in Goshen to keep her nursing skills current. Cramer is actively involved with students who need remediation and additional support. She is a BLS instructor with the American Heart Association. She belongs to Sigma Theta Tau. She has published several articles concerning health promotion and mental health issues.
Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.), University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Indiana Wesleyan University; Masters in Nursing-Nursing Education, Indiana Wesleyan University (M.S.N.)
Soon after receiving her nursing education, Chable Johnson worked in the cardiovascular intensive care unit for 10 years. She was then called into management of an ICU, which also transitioned her into a nursing education degree. She has taught for six years and continues to work in the nursing field as an ER nurse. Johnson's special interests lie within the critical care areas and ER, and she enjoys working with the underprivileged. She is also involved in continuous research on the topic of generational differences and horizontal violence in the nursing field.
Some of the positions you can obtain: