Nursing (NURS)

NURS 1A  The Nursing Process I

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 45   Lab: 135
Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program; ANAT 35 or equivalent and ANAT 36 or equivalent, or ANAT 10A or equivalent and ANAT 10B or equivalent, and MICR 22 or equivalent, or MICR 1 or equivalent, and ENGL 1A or equivalent
Corequisite: NURS 2

Principles of nursing as related to a culturally diverse population, adulthood through senescence. Theory and application of the Nursing Process. Including meaning of illness, promoting health patterns, hygiene, safety, asepsis, medication administration, elimination, communication. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 1B  The Nursing Process II

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 45   Lab: 135
Prerequisite: NURS 1A
Corequisite: NURS 2

Principles of nursing as related to culturally diverse population, adulthood through senescence. Theory and application of the Nursing Process including wound care, legal/ethical aspects, comfort, fluid and electrolytes, spirituality, and nursing trends. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 2  Pharmacology

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   
Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program and eligibility for MATH 51
Corequisite: NURS 1A

Ethical and legal responsibilities in the administration of medications. Application of mathematical concepts, the nursing process, and drug therapy to the administration of fluids and medications.

NURS 3  Medical-Surgical Nursing: Locomotion/Sensory/Integ/Oncology/Immu

3.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 30   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: NURS 1B and NURS 2 or Advanced Placement

Concepts of nursing assessment and intervention with application to clients with integumentary and immunologic disorders as well as dysfunctions of sensation and locomotion. An introduction to oncology nursing is included. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 4  Maternity Nursing

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 27   Lab: 81
Prerequisite: NURS 3 or Advanced Placement

Concepts of nursing assessment and intervention with application to maternity and newborn clients. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 5  Psychiatric Nursing

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 27   Lab: 81
Prerequisite: NURS 7 or NURS 70 (Advanced Placement) and PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH

Concepts of nursing assessment and intervention with application to clients with psychiatric disorders in a mental health setting. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 6  Pediatric Nursing

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 27   Lab: 81
Prerequisite: NURS 4 or NURS 70 (Advanced Placement) and CHLD 10 or CHLD 10H or PSYC 14

Concepts of nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation with application to pediatric clients. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 7  Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/ Surgical Asepsis

7 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 63   Lab: 189
Prerequisite: NURS 6 or Advanced Placement

Nursing assessment and intervention with application to clients with problems of nutrition, elimination, and the reproductive systems. Clients in pre-, intra-, and post-operative settings are included. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 8  Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 45   Lab: 135
Prerequisite: NURS 5 or Advanced Placement (NURS 70)
Corequisite: NURS 9

Nursing assessment and intervention with application to clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 9  Leadership in Nursing

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18   
Prerequisite: NURS 5 or Advanced Placement (NURS 70)
Corequisite: NURS 9

Nursing assessment and intervention with application to clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 10  Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 45   Lab: 81
Prerequisite: NURS 8 and NURS 9, or Advanced Placement (NURS 70)

Concepts of nursing assessment and intervention with application to clients with neurological and endocrine disorders. The Betty Neuman Model serves as the conceptual framework.

NURS 11  Preceptorship in Nursing

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 108
Prerequisite: NURS 10 or Advanced Placement

Students participate as a pre-licensed Registered Nurse immediately prior to graduation. Students assume responsibility for a group of clients under direct supervision of a qualified registered nurse.

NURS 20  Nursing Work Experience Program

1-4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-300
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog. Current satisfactory status in the Nursing Program

On-the-job experience for nursing students in an approved work setting related to classroom, theory and clinical instruction. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester.

NURS 70  Role Transition

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Advanced Placement; PT (Psychiatric Technician) or LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse); ANAT 35 and ANAT 36 or ANAT 10A and ANAT 10B, and MICR 22, or MICR 1, and ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH, and PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH, and CHLD 10 or CHLD10H or PSYC 14.

For the LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse), PT (Psychiatric Technician) or advanced placement student transitioning into the role of the RN (Registered Nurse). Theory and application of concepts of physical assessment, the relationship of homeostatic mechanisms to fluid and electrolyte balance and imbalance utilizing the Betty Neuman Model as the conceptual framework.

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