NURSING (NURS)

NURS 040  MATERNAL NEWBORN NURSING  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 050, 050L, and 050S
Corequisite(s): NURS 040L
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment is limited by clinical availability

Nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse maternal, newborn clients and their families. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions of maternal and newborn clients. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 040L  MATERNAL NEWBORN NURSING LAB/CLINICAL  
1.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 050, 050L, and 050S
Corequisite(s): NURS 040
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Registered Nursing Program

Application of nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse maternal, newborn patients and their families. Implement professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of client response to physiological and psychosocial conditions of maternal and newborn clients. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 81 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass
NURS 041  PEDIATRIC NURSING THEORY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 050, 050L, and 050S.Corequisite: NURS 041L

Nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse pediatric clients and their families. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of pediatric client response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions of child and adolescent patients. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
NURS 041L  PEDIATRIC NURSING LAB/CLINICAL  
1.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 050, 050L, and 050S
Corequisite(s): NURS 041

Application of nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse pediatric patients and their families. Implement professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial conditions of child and adolescent patients. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 81 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass
NURS 042  PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 051A, 051L, 040, 040L, 041, 041L, and 051S
Corequisite(s): NURS 042L

Nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse psychiatric - mental health patients across the lifespan. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of patient response to mental health conditions. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 042L  PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING LAB  
1.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 051A, 051L, 051S, 040, 040L, 041, and 041L
Corequisite(s): NURS 042

Application of nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse psychiatric - mental health patients across the lifespan. Implement professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of client response to mental health conditions. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 81 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 050  FOUNDATIONAL NURSING CARE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Corequisite(s): NURS 050L, 050S, and either NURS 137 or 138
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance in the Registered Nursing Program

Introduction to foundational nursing theory and concepts that integrate the nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while relating the concepts of patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, informatics, and professionalism to the foundational nursing care of adult and geriatric patients. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
NURS 050L  FOUNDATIONAL NURSING CARE LAB/CLINICAL  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Corequisite(s): NURS 050, 050S, and 137
Enrollment Limitation: Admission into the Registered Nursing Program

Introduction to foundational nursing skills and clinical reasoning that integrate the nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while relating the concepts of patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, informatics, and professionalism to the foundational nursing care of adult and geriatric patients. Pass/No Pass grading. Total of 216 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass
NURS 050S  FOUNDATIONAL NURSING - SEMINAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Corequisite(s): NURS 050 and 050L

Foundational nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care. Critical thinking and the nursing process in the foundational care of patient responses to physiological and psychosocial health conditions of adult and geriatric clients. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 051A  BEGINNING MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): All of the following: NURS 050, 050L, and 050S
Corequisite(s): NURS 051L and 051S
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Registered Nursing Program

Beginning nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain a safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse adult and geriatric medical surgical patients. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions of adult and geriatric patients. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
NURS 051L  BEGINNING MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING LAB  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): All of the following: NURS 050, 050L, 050S, 137, and 138
Corequisite(s): NURS 051A and 051S

Application of beginning nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse adult and geriatric medical surgical patients. Implement professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of adult and geriatric patients. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 108 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 051S  BEGINNING NURSING - SEMINAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 050, 050L, 050S, 137, and 138
Corequisite(s): NURS 051A and 051L OR NURS 040 and 040L OR NURS 041 and 041L

Beginning nursing theory and concepts including leadership, patient-centered care, safety, evidence-base practice, informatics, and communication as they apply to patients and their families at a beginning level. Exploration and analysis of current nursing research and its application to specific clinical issues or conditions. Development of educational presentations and practice of leadership and communications skills. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
NURS 052A  INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): (1) NURS 051A, 051L, 051S, 040, 040L, 041, and 041L or (2) NURS 210 and acceptance into the career ladder LVN to RN program
Corequisite(s): NURS 052L and 052S
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Registered Nursing Program

Intermediate medical surgical nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse adult and geriatric medical surgical patients. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader, and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions of adult and geriatric patients. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
NURS 052L  INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING LAB  
3.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): All of the following: NURS 051A, 051L, 051S, 040, 040L, 041, and 041L
Corequisite(s): NURS 052A

Application of intermediate nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate, outcome-focused health care for culturally diverse adult and geriatric medical surgical clients. Implement professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the care of client response to physiological and psychosocial conditions of adult and geriatric clients. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 189 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass
NURS 052S  INTERMEDIATE NURSING CARE - SEMINAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Corequisite(s): NURS 052A and 052L

Intermediate nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care. Critical thinking and the nursing process in the intermediate care of patient responses to physiological, psychosocial and psychiatric-mental health conditions. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 053  ADVANCED MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): All of the following: NURS 052A, 052S, and 052L
Corequisite(s): NURS 053L and 053S
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment is limited by clinical availability

Advanced nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Integrate professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher, leader and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the advanced care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 053L  ADVANCED MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING - CLINICAL  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Corequisite(s): NURS 053

Application of advanced nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care with culturally diverse patients. Integrate the professional nursing roles of clinician, teacher,leader and advocate while demonstrating critical thinking and nursing process in the advanced care of patient response to physiological and psychosocial health conditions. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 270 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 053S  ADVANCED NURSING - SEMINAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): NURS 052A, 052L, 052S, 042, and 042L
Corequisite(s): NURS 053 and NURS 053L
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the registered nursing program

Advanced nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe and effective health care. Critical thinking and the nursing process in the advanced care of client responses to physiologic and psychosocial health conditions of clients across the lifespan. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 103  NURSING ASSISTANT  
6 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Completion of high school 10th grade; minimum age of 16 and must be accepted to the CNA program

Exploration of nursing concepts and application of nursing skills essential to the function of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Emphasis on requisite nursing skills to seek employment in the direct care of patients in long-term care facilities as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Preparation for certification for Certified Nurse Assistant. Students will be eligible to take the California Department of Public Health Certified Nurse Assistant certification exam. Sixteen weeks. Pass/no pass grading. For students accepted to the Vocational Nursing program, but open to all students. Total of 72 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 108A  NURSING SKILLS LABORATORY-VN  
1 unit  
Corequisite(s): NURS 125, 125L and 122
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

Foundational nursing procedural skills, therapeutic communication, and documentation skills. Development and laboratory practice of nursing procedural skills correlated with NURS 125 and 125L. Utilization of the nursing process in demonstrating critical elements of procedures. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 108B  NURSING SKILLS LABORATORY-VN  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): NURS 125, 125L, 108A, and 122
Corequisite(s): NURS 126, 126L, and 124
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

Continued development and progression in the practice of procedural skills associated with NURS 126 and 126L. Application of the nursing process in the performance of complex technical skills. Pass/no pass grading. Short term class. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 122  MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FOR VOCATIONAL NURSES-THEORY  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): MATH 400B or MATH 402
Corequisite(s): NURS 125, 125L, and 108A
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Vocational Nursing Program

Principles of medication administration, classification of drugs, drug actions and side effects. Role and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in the interpretation of drug orders, dosage calculation, and administration of medications. Calculation of intravenous rates and management of intravenous fluids for the vocational nurse. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 123A  ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): MATH 401C or 402
Corequisite(s): NURS 108A, 125, and 125L

Introduction to principles of medication administration, classification of drugs, drug actions, and side effects. Role and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in the interpretation of drug orders, dosage calculation, and administration of medications. Recommended Pre-Algebra math skill; be able to compute basic math and do metric system conversions. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 123B  ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): NURS 123A
Corequisite(s): NURS 126 and 126L

Continued studies in the administration of medications, classification of drugs, drug actions and side effects. Role and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in administration of medications. Calculation of intravenous rates and management of intravenous fluids for the vocational nurse. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 124  MENTAL HEALTH NURSING FOR VOCATIONAL NURSES  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): NURS 125, 125L, 108A, and 122
Corequisite(s): NURS 126, 126L, and 108B
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Vocational Nursing Program

Mental health nursing theory and concepts to promote and maintain safe, developmentally appropriate health care for culturally diverse psychiatric - mental health clients across the lifespan. Integrate vocational nursing responsibilities of data collection, planning interventions, reporting and documentation. Utilization of nursing process in the vocational nurse's care of client response to psychiatric-mental health conditions. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 125  FUNDAMENTALS OF VOCATIONAL NURSING-THEORY  
5 unit  
Prerequisite(s): NURS 103, NUTR 011 or 125; PSYC 102 or 024; and enrollment in or completion of PYSO 100
Corequisite(s): NURS 108A, 122, 125L, and 125S
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the vocational nursing program

Introduction to the fundamentals of vocational nursing. Theory common to the care of medical/surgical clients. Introduction to the components of the nursing process. Concepts of communication in a multicultural environment. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 125L  FUNDAMENTALS OF VOCATIONAL NURSING-CLINICAL  
5 unit  
Prerequisite(s): NURS 137
Corequisite(s): NURS 108A, 123A, and 125

Introduction and application of basic nursing skills. Application of nursing theory and the nursing process to the care of individuals in hospitals and community agencies. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 270 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 125S  FUNDAMENTALS OF VOCATIONAL NURSING - SEMINAR  
1 unit  
Corequisite(s): NURS 125, 125L, 108A, 123A

Introduction to the concepts of communication necessary to the care of adult and geriatric medical, surgical, and psychiatric clients at the beginning vocational level. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 126  INTERMEDIATE VOCATIONAL NURSING - THEORY  
5 unit  
Prerequisite(s): All of the following: NURS 108A, 125, 125L, and 122
Corequisite(s): NURS 126L, 108B, and 124
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Vocational Nursing Program

Progression in vocational nursing. Elaboration on concepts of safe care of medical/surgical clients. Progression in the vocational nurse utilization of nursing process for more complex client problems. Further concepts of cultural proficiency, therapeutic communication, and client advocacy. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 126L  INTERMEDIATE VOCATIONAL NURSING-CLINICAL  
5 unit  
Corequisite(s): NURS 126

Application of nursing theory and skills to the care of individuals experiencing complex medical/surgical conditions. Progressive use of the nursing process. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 270 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 126S  INTERMEDIATE VOCATIONAL NURSING - SEMINAR  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): All of the following: NURS 108A, 123A, 125, 125L, 125S
Corequisite(s): NURS 126, 126L, 108B, 123B

Continuation and progression in vocational nursing theory and concepts common to the care of complex adult medical/surgical clients at the intermediate vocational nursing level. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 127  ADVANCED VOCATIONAL NURSING-THEORY  
6 unit  
Prerequisite(s): All of the following: NURS 108B, 124, 126, 126L
Corequisite(s): NURS 127L
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in vocational nursing program

Continuation and progression in vocational nursing. Nursing care of maternal-newborn, pediatric, and medical-surgical clients. Concepts of emergency and disaster nursing, community nursing, leadership and supervision. Current trends in vocational nursing, legal, ethical issues, career opportunities and job application. Preparation for vocational nursing licensure examination. Total of 108 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 127L  ADVANCED VOCATIONAL NURSING-CLINICAL  
4 unit  
Corequisite(s): NURS 127

Application of nursing theory to the care of maternal-child, pediatric, and adult medical/ surgical clients. Integration of nursing process into the role of vocational nurse leader. Role of the vocational nurse in an emergency setting. Twelve weeks. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 216 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 137  FOUNDATIONAL PHARMACOLOGY  
1 unit  
Corequisite(s): NURS 050, 050L, and 050S
Enrollment Limitation: Admission to Registered Nursing Program

Introduction to foundational pharmacological principles and dosage calculation that relate the concepts of patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, informatics, and professionalism to the care of patients receiving medication across the developmental spectrum. Total of 18 hours of lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
NURS 138  PHARMACOLOGY: PROCESS AND PROBLEMS  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): NURS 137
Corequisite(s): NURS 050, 050L, and 050S

The role of the nurse in medication administration. Focus on drug information to enhance safe and effective use of over-the-counter and prescription medications. Current issues related to drug therapy explored. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 139  INTERMEDIATE CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY  
2 unit  

Focus on effective pharmacological and parenteral treatments to alleviate illness, relieve pain, and facilitate healing. Individualized care plan based on patient values, clinical experience and evidence-based practice. Demonstration of effective use of strategies to reduce risk of harm when administering or evaluating medication. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
NURS 201  CLINICAL NURSING SKILLS  
1.5 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into Registered Nursing Program

Focus on practicing clinical nursing skills needed to provide and manage safe nursing care of adult patients. Major emphasis on developing psychomotor skills related to vital signs, personal hygiene, asepsis, transfer and ambulation, hydration, elimination, intake/output, ostomies, wound care, comfort measures, and administration of medications. Introduces documentation of procedures and nursing care, including the use of basic technology within the healthcare setting. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 27 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass
NURS 202  NURSING SKILLS ENRICHMENT  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): Either NURS 050, 050L, 137, 138 and NURS 050S, or NURS 051A, 051L, and 051S or NURS 040, 040L and 051S, or NURS 041, 041L, and 051S or NURS 042, 042L, and 052S, or NURS 052A, 052L, and 052S, or NURS 053, 053L, and 053S
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the registered nursing program and completion of one semester of the program or per instructor permission

Development and improvement of nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a supervised clinical setting, based on self-evaluation and improvement planning. Focus for this course is on patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, informatics, and professionalism. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 162 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 208  NURSING IN A TRANSFORMED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM  
2 unit  

Clinical skills instruction based on up-to-date nursing knowledge and a conceptual framework of best nursing practices empower nursing students of all levels to discover what they need to know and how to engage with multidisciplinary healthcare providers. 8 weeks. Pass/no pass grading. Total 27 hours of lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass
NURS 210  NURSING ROLE TRANSITION  
2 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Licensed Vocational Nursing to Registered Nursing Program

Nursing concepts, judgments, skills, and practices related to the role transition of the licensed vocational nurse to the registered nurse. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
NURS 211  BASIC CARDIAC DYSRHYTHMIAS  
1 unit  

Provides nurses, paramedics, and other health care providers with an opportunity to become proficient in interpreting and applying basic cardiac dysrhythmias in clinical practice. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
NURS 216  INTRAVENOUS THERAPY AND BLOOD WITHDRAWAL  
2 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the registered nursing program

Intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal concepts, principles, and techniques including methods for performing IV therapy and blood withdrawal, basic IV review, and advanced theory including maintaining PICC lines, potential complications, evidence-based practice and professional standards. Emphasis is on the acquisition of venipuncture and blood withdrawal skills. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass