ADN Handbook, Section 2: Program Curriculum, Objectives and Concepts


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General education degree requirements may be taken prior to admission to the Nursing Program.

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The material in this handbook supplements the TMCC College Catalog, and presents more explicit current requirements and policies for the ADN.

Curricular Organizing Structure

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program Curriculum: An organizing structure for teaching nursing has been developed by faculty to facilitate learning about nursing.

The organizing structure provides a methodology for students and faculty to interpret and organize knowledge about clients, nursing, health and the environment. The organizing structure of this Nursing Program uses Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning, the nursing meta-paradigm (nursing, health, patient and environment) and the Nursing Process as illustrated in the Organizing Structure chart.

Following are concise descriptions of these components.