The Associate Degree of Nursing Program at Dallas Nursing Institute (DNI) is a five-term program of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree. This program prepares the graduate for the NCLEX-RN, the licensing exam for registered nurses.
The curriculum at DNI is designed following the block nursing format. Block format means that all of the content for the specialty courses is presented in one course. The content within each course is arranged from the simple to the complex.
The program design focuses on the following three roles of the nurse as described by the Texas Board of Nursing: Provider of Care, Coordinator of Care, and Member of the Profession. Health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management are major concepts that are incorporated into each course. A systematic approach is the framework that the nurse utilizes for assessment, planning, and evaluating the nursing care.
The DNI nursing program facilitates learning in three domains: intellectual, psychomotor, and affective. Theory courses, skills labs, and the clinical settings provide a variety of environments in which the student can learn and critically analyze each learning experience.
The Dallas Nursing Institute, as well as nurses who work in the community, operates within an environment rich in diversity, and this is explored in every learning experience. Understanding of and respect for each individual is an essential characteristic for the nurse.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:
Take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Utilize critical thinking to apply a systematic approach using evidenced-based data in the delivery of competent, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate holistic care.
Use analytical, logical reasoning for clinical judgment and nursing decision-making.
Assume accountability and responsibility for the quality of nursing care, upholding legal and ethical standards, participating in lifelong learning and professional development, and promoting the nursing profession while participating as a citizen in society.
Collaborate effectively with individuals and groups using oral, written, non-verbal, and electronic communications to enhance the therapeutic process and to maintain collegial professional relationships.
Coordinate human and material resources in providing comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective to persons/clients.
Program Cost: $44,260
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