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 $80.00 - $120.00 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 Practice for Commonly Occurring 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 $70.00 - $110.00 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  Concepts of Nursing Practice - Complex 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 $80.00 - $175.00 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 professional, 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: N 002
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

N 004  Concepts of Nursing Practice-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. A materials fee of $20.00 - $50.00 is required for this course to cover lab learning activities.
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

NRN 110  Foundations of Nursing Practice   Units: 3.5

This Foundational course introduces students to the organizing framework of the program and to basic concepts of the nursing process. Optimum wellness concepts, and promoting, maintaining, or restoring health for the client are presented in the classroom. Concepts of professionalism, evidenced-based practice, holistic client-centered care, communication, and safety are integrated throughout the course. Students must be concurrently enrolled in NRN 110C.
Lecture Hours: 63         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG-001A Corequisite NRN-110C
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

NRN 110C  Foundations of Nursing Practice: Clinical   Units: 3.5

This course focuses on learning and applying the skills required to meet the basic needs and maintenance of clients to achieve optimal wellness. Students will care for clients with common alterations in health. Program concepts of professionalism, evidenced-based practice, holistic patient-centered care, communication, and safety are integrated throughout this clinical course. Students must be concurrently enrolled in NRN 110. Learning will take place in various clinical settings. A materials fee of $40.00-$120.00 is required for this course to cover lab learning activities. A $10.00 fee for malpractice insurance coverage is required for this course. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 189          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG-001A Corequisite NRN-110
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

NRN 130  Concepts of Nursing: Mental Health   Units: 1

This course focuses on promoting, maintaining, or restoring the health of clients with alterations in mental health. Previously learned nursing principles will be used as building blocks to plan care for the needs of clients. Program concepts of professionalism, evidenced-based practice, holistic client-centered care, communication, and safety are integrated throughout the course. Students must be concurrently enrolled in NRN 130C. Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance into the registered nursing program.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: Take NRN-130C
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

NRN 130C  Concepts of Nursing: Mental Health Clinical   Units: 1

This course focuses on promoting, maintaining, or restoring health of clients with alterations in mental health. Previously learned nursing principles will be used as building blocks to plan care for the needs of clients. Program concepts of professionalism, evidenced-based practice, holistic client-centered care, communication, and safety are integrated throughout the course. Students must be concurrently enrolled in NRN 130. Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance into the registered nursing program. A $10.00 fee for malpractice insurance coverage is required for this course.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: Take NRN-130
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

NRN 140  Concepts of Nursing: Gerontology   Units: 1

This course focuses on promoting, maintaining, or restoring the health of older adult clients. Previously learned nursing principles will be used as building blocks to plan care for the needs of clients. Program concepts of professionalism, evidenced-based practice, holistic client-centered care, communication, and safety are integrated throughout the course. Students must be concurrently enrolled in NRN 140C. Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance into the registered nursing program.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: Take NRN-140C
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

NRN 140C  Concepts of Nursing: Gerontology Clinical   Units: 1

This course focuses on promoting, maintaining, or restoring the health of older adult clients. Previously learned nursing principles will be used as building blocks to plan care for the needs of clients. Program concepts of professionalism, evidenced-based practice, holistic client-centered care, communication, and safety are integrated throughout the course. Students must be concurrently enrolled in NRN 140. A $10.00 fee for malpractice insurance coverage is required for this course.Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance into the registered nursing program.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: Take NRN-140
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Registered Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None