Academic Catalogs

Nursing (NURS)

NURS G0701 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Beginning Arrhythmia And Electrocardiograms (EKG) Interpretation  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Not Transferable.

This course focuses on providing the learner with a basic knowledge of the interpretation of cardiac dysrhythmia and 12 lead electrocardiograms. The material focuses on the essential information needed to interpret basic dysrhythmia, define causes and analyze appropriate treatments. Rhythm strips and electrocardiograms are presented for practice in gaining the necessary skills to interpret dysrhythmia, myocardial infarctions, and other abnormalities. Graded.

NURS G0992 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Nursing  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Not Transferable.

Formerly: NURS G009. This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of nursing and to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for success in the educational setting and the clinical environment. Emphasis is on nursing process, learning style, study skills, medical terminology, and the professional nursing role. Pass/No Pass.

NURS G1309 Units (81 lecture hours; 243 lab hours)  
Health and Illness 1  
Prerequisite(s): PSYC G118 and COMM G110 and ENGL G100.
Advisory: Both NURS G130 and NURS G131 during the first semester of the nursing program.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course focuses on care of the healthy individual across the lifespan to meet physical and psychosocial health needs. Students will learn how to safely perform foundational clinical skills, including physical assessment and medication administration. The nursing process will be utlized as the framework for patient-centered nursing care. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the college laboratory and clinical experience in health care or community facilities are required. Permission required. Graded.

NURS G1311 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Professional Nursing 1  
Advisory: Both NURS G130 and NURS G131 during the first semester of the nursing program.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly: Professional Nursing Issues 1. This course introduces the students to the role of the professional nurse, therapeutic communication, healthcare delivery systems, and healthcare teams. The students will develop a beginning understanding of the nursing process and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies as the framework to clinical judgment. Graded.

NURS G1408 Units (72 lecture hours; 216 lab hours)  
Health and Illness 2  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL G220 and NURS G130 and NURS G131.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course focuses on the nursing care for adults of all ages with common acute/chronic problems. Students will be introduced to Women's Health and Newborn Care. The nursing process will be utilized as a tool to direct nursing care. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (or community) facilities are required. Graded.

NURS G1904 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
LVN to RN Transition  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly: Transition to Registered Nursing. This course is designed to assist the Licensed Vocational Nurse in bridging the gaps in theoretical and clinical knowledge and skills, thereby preparing them to join the third semester of the registered nursing program. Graded.

NURS G2408 Units (63 lecture hours; 243 lab hours)  
Health & Illness 3  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL G225 and NURS G140 and SOC G100.
Advisory: NURS G241.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course focuses on the collaborative care of patients with complex health problems across the life span in a variety of settings. Students will also provide family-centered care for pediatric patients experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Students will utilize best evidence as a basis for clinical judgment and the establishment of priorities. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (and community) facilities are required. Graded.

NURS G2411 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Professional Nursing 2  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL G225 and NURS G140 and SOC G100.
Co-requisite(s): NURS G240.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course introduces students to the quality improvement process and analyzes sources of evidence to determine best practices. Students gain the knowledge of collaborative environments in order to apply team work, delegation, and supervision skills in a variety of health care settings. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Graded.

NURS G2708 Units (54 lecture hours; 270 lab hours)  
Health and Illness 4  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL G210 and NURS G240.
Co-requisite(s): NURS G271.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course focuses on the care of multi-system, critically ill patients as well as those with psychological health problems for adults of all ages in a variety of settings. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (and community) facilities are required. Graded.

NURS G2711 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Professional Nursing 3  
Prerequisite(s): BIOL G210 and NURS G240 and NURS G241.
Co-requisite(s): NURS G270.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course introduces students to professional and ethical dilemmas that impact the delivery of care. Students will prepare for licensure and employment opportunities/searches, explore professional organizations in nursing, and transition into practice with an emphasis on lifelong learning. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Graded.