Kent State Brochure Associate Nursing 2012 : Page 2
What’s It all about? The curriculum in the Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing is designed to meet the health care needs of the 21st century. The curriculum focuses on the registered nurse’s role in the communities, hospitals, clinics, home health care and gerontology. This Kent State nursing degree program consists of a specifically designed curriculum with emphasis on direct care. The curriculum combines liberal education and nursing education courses. The liberal education courses seek to develop students’ potential as individuals, while the nursing education and supportive courses prepare for practicing the career. For associate degree program requirements, visit www.kent.edu/gps Click on “Explore associate Degrees,” and then search by Degree, to find Nursing. This Program Will Prepare You This Kent State nursing degree program’s curriculum is designed to prepare men and women to become associate degree nurses who will: • Use the nursing process to meet self-care demands of individuals in a structured setting; • Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills in interactions with patients, families and health team members; • Perform safely the nursing skills and techniques identified in all nursing courses; and • Function within the legal and ethical guidelines of the nursing role as a provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.