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.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G070

    NURS G1012 Units (36 lecture hours)  
    Introduction to Nursing  

    Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    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 learning style, study skills, medical terminology, and the professional nursing role. Pass/No Pass.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G101

      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.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G130

        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.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G131

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

          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.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G140

            NURS G1604 Units (72 lecture hours)  
            Fundamentals of Nursing  
            Co-requisite(s): NURS G160C.
            Advisory: NURS G131.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            This course focuses on care of diverse individuals across the lifespan to meet physical and psychosocial health needs. The course introduces the student to the foundations of professional practice; emphasizing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for safe, quality nursing care. The nursing process will be utilized as the framework for patient-centered nursing care. The concept-based curriculum provides structure and is threaded throughout the course. Permission is required to enroll in the course. Graded.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G160

              NURS G160C5 Units (0 lecture hours; 270 lab hours)  
              Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Practicum  
              Co-requisite(s): NURS G160.
              Advisory: NURS G131.

              Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

              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 nursing clinical skills, including physical assessment and safe medication administration. The nursing process will be utilized as the framework for patient-centered nursing care. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Practice in the college laboratory and clinical experience in acute health care and/or community settings is required. Permission is required to enroll in the course. Pass/No Pass option.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G160C

                NURS G1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Medical Surgical Nursing I  
                Prerequisite(s): NURS G160 and NURS G160C.
                Co-requisite(s): NURS G170C.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                This course focuses on the nursing care for adults of all ages with common acute/chronic problems. 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. Graded.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G170

                  NURS G170C3 Units (0 lecture hours; 162 lab hours)  
                  Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical Practicum  
                  Prerequisite(s): NURS G160 and NURS G160C.
                  Co-requisite(s): NURS G170.

                  Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  This course focuses on the clinical experience and application of nursing care for adult/geriatric patients with common acute/chronic problems. 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. Pass/No Pass option.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G170C

                    NURS G1752 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                    Women's Health and Newborn Nursing  
                    Prerequisite(s): NURS G160 and NURS G160C.
                    Co-requisite(s): NURS G175C.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    This course focuses on nursing care management for women, newborn, and perinatal related patients. The nursing process will be utilized as a tool to direct nursing care. A concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Graded.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G175

                      NURS G175C1 Unit (0 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                      Women's Health and Newborn Nursing Clinical  
                      Prerequisite(s): NURS G160 and NURS G160C.
                      Co-requisite(s): NURS G175.

                      Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      This course focuses on the clinical experience and application of nursing care management for women, newborn and perinatal patients. The nursing process will be utilized as a tool to direct nursing care. A concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Pass/No Pass option.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G175C

                        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.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G190

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

                          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.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G240

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

                            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.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G241

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

                              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.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G270

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

                                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.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing NURS G271