Program Curriculum

PrerequisitesCr
Eligibility for MAT 107
BIOL&241 *HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 5
Covers fundamental principles and establishes a basis for advanced study of anatomy and physiology and clinically-related subjects in the paramedical fields. Lab.
BIOL&242 *HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 5
Continuation of BIOL& 241. Lab.
BIOL&260 *MICROBIOLOGY 5
Fundamentals of microbiology, with emphasis on bacteria and bacterial disease. Topics include bacterial cell biology, microbial growth, growth control methods, bacterial metabolism, genetics, classification, identification, viruses, human innate and adaptive immune systems, microbe-host interactions, bacterial pathogenesis, infectious disease epidemiology and antibacterial drugs. Lab.
CHEM&121 *ORINTRO TO CHEMISTRY 5
Fundamental inorganic chemistry, including bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and acid/base topics. Of particular interest to Health Science and Biotechnology students. Lab included.
1 year of high school chemistry in the last 3 yrs
ENGL&101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 5
Covers academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Focuses on engaging and responding to a variety of texts. Through revision and reflection, develop skills as readers, writers and critical thinkers.
PSYC&100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 5
Intro to the scientific study of human behavior, including learning and thinking, development, perception, motivation, emotion, personality and individual differences, social and abnormal behavior, and research methods.
1'st QuarterCr
MATH&107 *MATH IN SOCIETY 5
Primarily for liberal arts majors. Designed to enhance mathematics literacy. Instructors choose college-level topics centered around a theme such as Environmental Math, History of Math, or General Topics in Math. Fulfills QSR requirement for A.A. degree. Minimum 2.0 required to meet Intermediate Algebra proficiency and QSR.
NUR 101 NURSING I: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 5
Intro to core nursing concepts, organized around the individual as a biopsychosocial being, constantly interacting with and adapting to a changing environment. Covers principles of critical thinking, the nursing process, the role of the nurse, cultural views of health and principles of growth and development with emphasis on the aging process. Addresses images and impressions of nursing, current trends in health care delivery and legal and ethical issues in nursing. Coreq: NUR 111, 122 and MATH& 107.
NUR 111 NURSING PRACTICE I 3
Apply nursing concepts from NUR 101. Assess four adaptive modes in the clinical setting: physiologic-physical, self-concept-group identity, role function and interdependence. Covers basic assessment and, care planning. Apply principled application of nursing skills in practice lab and clinical setting. Coreq: NUR 101, 122 & MATH& 107.
NUR 122 PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING I 2
First of 2 psychosocial nursing courses. Focuses on communication pertinent to the care of clients in various health care settings throughout the lifespan. Practice therapeutic and professional communication techniques. Assess adaptation in self-concept, role function and independence of clients who are coping with acute and chronic illness. Learn group process. Coreqs: NUR 101, 111 and MATH& 107.
2'nd QuarterCr
NTR 150 *HUMAN NUTRITION 5
Intro to nutrition, with an emphasis on the relationship of nutrition to growth, development, health, physical and mental functioning. Examines sources, functions, interrelationships and human requirements of proteins, carbohydrates, fat, minerals, vitamins and water. Includes changes in energy and nutrient requirements throughout the life cycle.
NUR 102 NURSING II: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING 3
First of 4 medical-surgical theory courses. Develop a comprehensive understanding of homeostasis and the adaptation of clients to the complex processes of the physiologic mode. Emphasis on alterations in fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, endocrine functions, compromise in wound healing and peripheral vascular circulation.
NUR 112 NURSING PRACTICE II 3
Builds on NUR 111. Apply concepts relevant to adaptation in the basic physiological and psychosocial modes, client response and administration of medications. Assess the four adaptive modes. Gain experience in complete assessment, care planning and principled application of nursing skills in practice lab and clinical setting.
NUR 123 PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING 4
Intro to basic concepts of drug therapy, roles and responsibilities of nurses, and applying critical thinking and the nursing process for safe medication administration. Includes terminology, resources and regulations related to drug therapy and principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. Major classifications of drugs include autonomic nervous system agents; parenteral fluids; electrolytes; vitamins and minerals; endocrine, neurologic, respiratory and selected cardiovascular agents; anesthetic, immune system and gastrointestinal agents. Coreqs: NUR 102, 112 & NTR 150.
3'rd QuarterCr
NUR 103 NURSING III: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING 4
Second of 4 medical-surgical theory courses. Develop a comprehensive understanding of homeostasis and adaptation with emphasis on alterations in neurologic, musculoskeletal, chronic respiratory and chronic cardiovascular systems. Covers key concepts of adaptation to the complex processes of movement and cognition, oxygenation and circulation.
NUR 113 NURSING PRACTICE III 4
Builds on NUR 112. Emphasizes integrating nursing theory, clinical data, skills in providing nursing care and developing priorities. Assess the four adaptive modes, gain experience in individualized assessment and care planning and apply nursing skills in practice lab and clinical setting.
NUR 185 GERONTOLOGY FOR NURSES 2
Study adaptations of normal aging, differentiating these adaptations from disease and learn the implications for nursing care. Covers psychosocial, legal and ethical issues common in gerontological nursing practice.
PSYC&200 *LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY 5
Survey of human physical, psychological, and social development from conception through death. Emphasis on major developmental theories, research and research methods of studying life-span development.
4'th QuarterCr
NUR 201 NURSING IVA: PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING II 2
Second of 2 psychosocial nursing courses. Builds on NUR 122 (or NUR 106). Focuses on caring for clients with mental illness using a system with cognator and regulator subsystems to maintain adaptation in the four adaptive modes. Covers psychosocial assessment and therapeutic interventions in psychiatric disorders at three levels: integrated, compensatory and compromised.
NUR 206 NURSING IVB: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING 3
Third of 4 medical-surgical courses. Builds on NUR 101, 102 & 103. Develop a comprehensive understanding of homeostasis and the adaptation of clients to the complex processes of the physiologic mode. Emphasizes alterations in select integumentary and immune or protective responses and surgical therapies.
NUR 211 NURSING PRACTICE IVA 3
In a psychiatric setting focus on adaptation in the basic physiological and psychosocial modes and client response. Integrates nursing theory, clinical data and skills in nursing care and developing priorities. Assess the four adaptive modes in clinical setting, gain experience in individualized assessment and care planning and apply therapeutic skills in practice lab and clinical setting.
NUR 216 NURSING PRACTICE IVB 3
Focuses on concepts relevant to adaptation in the basic physiological and psychosocial modes and client response. Emphasizes comprehensive care and the relationships of the various components of client data and health care interventions. Assess the four adaptive modes, gain experience in individualized assessment and care planning and apply nursing skills in practice lab and clinical setting.
5'th QuarterCr
NUR 207 NURSING V: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING 4
Fourth of 4 medical surgical courses. Builds on NUR 101, 102, 103 & 206. Develop a comprehensive understanding of homeostasis and the adaptation of clients to the complex processes of the physiologic mode. Emphasizes acute respiratory, acute cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal alterations.
NUR 217 NURSING PRACTICE V 5
Study adaptation in the basic physiological and psychosocial modes and client response. Emphasizes analysis of client data and health care interventions, initiating nursing assessments and interventions, health promotions and education and developing leadership skills. Assess the four adaptive modes, gain experience in individualized assessment and care planning and apply nursing skills in a variety of clinical settings.
NUR 220 HEALTH PROMOTIONS AND MANAGING CARE 2
Intro to theoretical foundations of health promotion, education and wellness maintenance across the lifespan and to the leadership role in Nursing. Emphasizes planning health promotions and managing care in a variety of settings. Addresses leadership in nursing: traits, styles, problem-solving, change, team communication, conflict management, delegation, time management and the implications of health care trends. Linked to final medical-surgical rotation.
6'th QuarterCr
NUR 208 NURSING VI: DEVELOPING FAMILY NURSING 6
Develop a comprehensive understanding of homeostasis and the adaptation of maternal, newborn and pediatric clients to the complex processes of the physiologic mode. Emphasizes learning and promoting normal family development and understanding adaptive and maladaptive physiologic and psychosocial responses to childbearing, childrearing and illness in childhood.
NUR 218 NURSING PRACTICE VI 3
Emphasis on adaptation in the developing family. Apply concepts from NUR 208 relevant to adaptation in the basic physiological and psychosocial modes and client response. Assess the four adaptive modes in the clinical setting. Obtain experience in individualized assessment, care planning, and principled application of nursing skills in a variety of clinical settings. Coreqs: NUR 208, 230.
NUR 230 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING ROLE 2
Covers the transition from the role of student to Registered Nurse. Focuses on the role of the RN in health care, the community and organizations. Emphasizes professional and legal obligations, obtaining and maintaining licensure, professional organizations, continuing education and job searching. Includes preparation for the NCLEX/RN exam.
Total Credits = 108

* All Science and Math courses have a five-year time limit and MUST be taken within five years prior to entrance to the program, and may be repeated only once.

** Required related instruction support courses. Nutrition and Life Span Psychology may be taken during the summer quarter before entering 4th quarter.

Student Responsibility: Prior to beginning and again before entering the fourth quarter, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider C course re-certification and TB update.

To complete the program, a 2.5 grade or better is required in each nursing and related instruction course.

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