Nursing (N)

N 001  Basic Concepts In Nursing Practice   Units: 8

This course introduces students to the organizing framework of the program and to the nursing process. The focus is on optimum wellness. Basic care concepts and skills common to promoting, maintaining or restoring health are presented in the classroom and practiced in college and clinical laboratories. Care is focused on the needs of medical, surgical and geriatric clients. A materials fee of $110.00 - $150.00 is required for this course to cover lab learning activities.
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 216          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

N 002  Nursing Common Alterations In Health   Units: 9

This course builds on foundational concepts introduced in Nursing 1. Emphasis is on the nursing management of adults, women in labor and children experiencing commonly occurring alterations in health and promoting optimum wellness in the childbearing family. A materials fee of $35.00 - $45.00 is required for this course to cover lab learning activities.
Lecture Hours: 90         Lab Hours: 216          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: N-001
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

N 003A  Nursing Chronic Alterations In Health   Units: 9

Previously learned principles of medical surgical nursing will be built upon in this course. Nursing 3A focuses on promoting, maintaining or restoring health of clients with alterations in psychological and/or physiological functioning. Specific topics covered in this course include men's and women's health, health alterations in respiratory and cardiac systems, conditions of immune response, and psychosocial alterations impacting individuals and families. Clinical experiences will include both inpatient and community-based settings. A materials fee of $40.00 - $70.00 is required for this course to cover lab learning activities.
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 270          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: N-002; Corequisite: N-003B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

N 003B  Issues In Nursing   Units: 0.5

This course introduces the student to the non-clinical aspects of nursing and discusses professionalism, credentialing, collective bargaining, nursing organizations, and legal, ethical and bioethical issues frequently encountered by the new graduate. This course may be used for continuing education credit.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

N 004  Nursing Acute Complex Alterations In Health   Units: 9.5

In this course students gain knowledge and experience with clients whose optimum level of wellness is altered by acute and complex conditions. Students will gain experience as direct care providers in the acute/critical/emergent and home health care settings utilizing concepts of care management.
Lecture Hours: 81         Lab Hours: 270          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: N-003A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

N 056  Transition To Registered Nurse   Units: 5

This course focuses on preparing the student for assuming the role of the registered nurse, as covered in the first year of the associate degree program. Skills lab and clinical practice focus on the application of therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking behaviors in select client populations. The course facilitates the transition of LVN and approved challenge/ advanced placement students into the second year of the RN program. A materials fee of $69.00 - $85.00 is required for this course to cover lab learning activities.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BI-013, BI-014, BI-015, ENG-001A, MATH-054
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Graduation from an LVN/LPN program and current , unrestricted licensure as an LVN Licensure as a Vocational Nurse
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None