NURS-080 Job Search for Beginning            Registered Nurses

.5 Unit: 9 hours of lecture, per term, P/NP, ND

A one-day workshop to help graduating nursing students to market themselves in the job market. Resume writing and interviewing skills will be the focus.Lecture, group discussion, role- playing and individual consultation will be used to help prepare students to get their first job in nursing.This course is designed for students who have completed the first year of the nursing program.

 

NURS-100 Topics in Nursing

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Nursing.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

NURS-205 Drug Dosage Calculations for Nursing Students

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a Distance Education, Online, format.

This course will present mathematical skills and concepts needed by the professional nurse to safely practice in the clinical setting.Content includes interpreting medication labels, calculating drug doses, intravenous flow rates, and enteral feeding solutions.

 

 

NURS-210 Fundamentals of Nursing

12 Units: 108 hours of lecture, 324 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: NURS 205, admission to the Nursing Program, and NURS 212 either as a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

Co-requisite: NURS 211

This course includes an introduction to health promotion, clinical drug therapy and culture.Emphasis is placed upon the use of the nursing process to identify and meet the normal physical and emotional needs of adults.This course provides an opportunity for the student to practice skills basic to the nursing process.Supervised clinical experience with hospitalized adults will be included.

 

NURS-211 Developing Competency in Nursing Practice (A)

.6 Unit: 27 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: NURS 205, admission to the Nursing Program, and NURS 212.

Co-requisite: NURS 210

This course is an adjunct to Nursing 210.It provides instruction related to specific fundamental nursing skills, as well as an opportunity for individual and small group practice of those skills in the nursing skills laboratory.

 

NURS-212 Pharmacology for Nurses

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

Recommend prior completion of BIOSC 132, and either BIOSC 119 or 148. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a Distance Education online, format.

This course will present the basic principles of pharmacology and clinical drug therapy needed by the professional nurse to safely care for the adult medical surgical patient. Content includes principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, the nurse’s role in safe medication administration and in clinical drug therapy.

 

NURS-230 Nursing Care of Women and Newborns

5.5 Units: 45 hours of lecture, 162 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205; NURS 210 or equivalent; NURS 212; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 231

Advisory: This course is also for a special category of student. For example: a 30 unit option LVN or an RN who came from another country only needing obstetrics nursing.

This course provides entry level knowledge to periobstetrical and perinatal nursing.The course encompasses the entire childbearing process from preconception planning through pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period.Content progresses from normal to at-risk information and cultural aspects within each phase; pregnancy, labor and birth, care of the newborn, and the post-partum period.Theory is concurrent with clinical experience.

 

NURS-231 Competency in Nursing Practice (A)

.5 Unit: 27 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 230

This course is an adjunct to NURS 230.It provides instruction about specific obstetric nursing skills as well as an opportunity for individual practice of those skills in the nursing skills laboratory.

 

NURS-235 Maternal-Child Health Nursing

11 Units: 90 hours of lecture, 324 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: PSYCH 126, PSYCH 128, or PE 197, and NURS 205, NURS 210 (waived for advanced placement students), and NURS 212; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 236

In this course, emphasis is placed on the nurse’s role in helping families to be healthy.Theory content encompasses the childbearing process including pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum and newborn.Content also includes growth and development levels and common health problems seen in children.The supervised clinical experience provides an opportunity for the student to further develop clinical skills with a focus on patient teaching and health promotion within the family.Cultural variation is integrated throughout.This course complies with the American Disabilities Act.

 

NURS-236 Developing Competency in Nursing Practice

1 Unit: 54 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG

Prerequisite: Second Semester Students – NURS 205, 210, 211 and 212, or advanced placement standing in the Nursing Program. Third Semester Students – NURS 205, 210, 211, 212, 255, and 256 or advanced placement standing in the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 235

This course is an adjunct to NURS 235.It provides instruction related to specific maternity and pediatric nursing skills, as well as an opportunity for individual and small group practice of those skills in the nursing skills laboratory.

 

NURS-240 Nursing Care of Children

5.5 Units: 45 hours of lecture, 162 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205; NURS 210 or equivalent; NURS 212; PSYCH 126, PSYCH 128 or PE 197; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 241

Advisory: This course is for a special category of student. For example: a 30 unit option LVN or an RN who came from another country only needing obstetrics nursing.

This course places emphasis on the nurse’s role in helping families to be healthy.  Content includes growth and development levels, teaching, communication, as well as common health problems seen in children.  Cultural variation is integrated throughout. This course provides an opportunity for the student to develop clinical skills related to hospitalized children and experience pediatric settings with a focus on teaching and health promotion within the family.

NURS-241 Competency in Nursing Practice (B)

.5 Unit: 27 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 240

This course is an adjunct to NURS 240.It provides instruction related to specific pediatric nursing skills as well as an opportunity for individual and small group practice of those skills in the laboratory.

 

NURS-250 Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing

5.5 Units: 45 hours of lecture, 162 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205, NURS 210, NURS 211

Co-requisite: NURS 251

Emphasis is placed upon pathophysiology, selected medical-surgical problems, pharmacology and related nursing skills.This course provides an opportunity for students to further develop clinical skills with a focus on patient/family teaching and communication.Supervised clinical experience in medical-surgical settings will be included.

 

NURS-251 Competency in Nursing Practice (C)

.5 Unit:  27 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 250

This course is an adjunct to NURS 250.It provides instruction to specific intermediate medical-surgical nursing skills, as well asan opportunity for individual and small group practice at those skills in the laboratory.

 

NURS-255 Intermediate Medical/Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing

11 Units: 90 hours of lecture, 324 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: NURS 205, NURS 210, NURS 211, and NURS 212.

Co-requisite: NURS 256

This intermediate course provides an opportunity for students to expand their understanding of human behavior and the use of the nursing process to assist patients and family members experiencing complicated physical and/or emotional problems.Emphasis will be on effective nursing care of individuals with acute and chronic health care needs.Supervised clinical experience in a variety of settings will be included.

 

NURS-256 Developing Competency in Nursing Practice (B)

1 Unit: 54 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG

Prerequisite: Second Semester Students – NURS 205, 210, 211 and 212 or advanced placement standing in the Nursing Program. Third Semester Students – NURS 205, 210, 211, 212, 235, and 236 or advanced placement standing in the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 255

This course is an adjunct to NURS 255.It provides instruction related to specific medical-surgical and psychiatric nursing skills, as well as an opportunity for individual and small group practice of those skills in the nursing skills laboratory.Not repeatable.

 

NURS-260 Psychiatric Nursing

5.5 Units: 45 hours of lecture, 162 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 261

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Psychiatric nursing provides an opportunity for the student to learn basic human needs and nursing process frameworks in order to assist patients and families with psychiatric needs.This course includes presentation of communication theory and practice of communication skills.Theory content includes nurse/patient relationship, nursing process, treatment modalities, and psychiatric disorders of children, adolescents, adults and older adults.Supervised clinical experience in the psychiatric setting is concurrent with psychiatric nursing theory.Not repeatable.

 

NURS-261 Competency in Nursing Practice (D)

.5 Unit: 27 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG

Prerequisite: NURS 205; admission to the Nursing Program.

Co-requisite: NURS 260

This course is an adjunct to NURS 260. It provides instruction related to specific psychiatric nursing skills, as well as an opportunity for individual and small group practice of those skills in the nursing skills laboratory.Not repeatable.

 

NURS-275 Gerontological/Medical/Surgical Nursing

12 Units: 108 hours of lecture, 324 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: NURS 205, 210, 212, 235, and 255.

Co-requisite: NURS 276

This course provides an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of pathophysiology, refine nursing skills, and utilize the nursing process to assist the adult and the elderly patient experiencing complex acute and chronic illness.Emphasis is placed upon effective nursing care of the elderly individual and family and community resources.This course also includes topics in nursing leadership, managed care ethics, and current issues in professional nursing.Not repeatable.

 

NURS-276 Developing Competency in Nursing Practice (C)

.3 Unit: 27 hours of laboratory, per term, P/NP, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: NURS 205, 210, 211, 212, 235, 236, 255, and 256.

Co-requisite: NURS 275

This course is an adjunct to NURS 275.It provides instruction related to specific geriatric and advanced medical-surgical nursing skills, as well as an opportunity for individual and small groups practice of those skills in the nursing skills laboratory.Not repeatable.

 

NURS-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Nursing under the direction of an instructor.