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NU–112 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and root words used in medical language. A basic understanding of the language used in medicine and nursing will enable the health care professional or community member to communicate more effectively and efficiently with other members of the health professions. Analysis, spelling, pronunciation, and application of medical terms and abbreviations will be emphasized. This course is open to nursing majors as well as non-nursing majors. It may also be taken by restricted students.

 

NU–200B COMMUNICATION AND METAL HEALTH CONCEPTS
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course introduces students to basic nursing concepts and the nursing process as applied to the individual client. Students learn the role necessary to attain and maintain health. Prerequisites: California Reading Test at 12th Grade Level or Greater, AN101 BI124-124L, BI125- 125L, CH100-100L, CH101-101L, CO210, EN111, PY101, MA151 acceptance to the pre-nursing level, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU214, BI225, BI225L and ED201.

 

NU–202B FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

4 credit hours

This course introduces students to basic nursing concepts and the nursing process as applied to the care of individual clients. Students learn the role of the nurse as provider of care and basic skills necessary to attain and maintain health. Prerequisites: NU200B, NU214, BI225-I225L, ED201 and consent of instructor. Corequisites: NU203B, NU204B, NU205B NU207B and AL185.

 

NU–203B FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICUM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

4 credit hours

This course applies the nursing process to the care of individual clients. Students demonstrate the role of provider of care and apply basic skills necessary to attain and maintain health in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: NU200B, NU214, BI225-225L, ED201 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU204B, NU205B and NU207B and consent of instructor.

 

NU–204B HEALTH ASSESSMENT
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course focuses on assessment, which is the first step of the nursing process. Students learn and practice skills and techniques to assess physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and developmental variables in well clients across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NU200B, NU214 ED201, BI225-225L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU203B, NU205B and NU207B.

 

NU–205 INTRO TO FAMILY HEALTH
SPRING ONLY/SPRING ONLY

5 credit hours

Nursing care of families with emphasis on provisions of comprehensive care to families in the childbearing and of family development. Application of theories of learning, human growth and development, family dynamics including cultural considerations and stress adaptation. Nursing process and health teaching principles integrated. Laboratory experience in clinics and the acute care setting to develop skills neccessary to assist families to reach their optimal health potential. Three hours theory and six hours of lab weekly. Prerequisites: NU201, 202, ED201, CO210, BI124a-b.

 

NU–205B HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

This course focuses on the laboratory and practicum component of NU204B. Students apply assessment techniques within the laboratory or clinical settings. This course is taken concurrently with NU204B or with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: NU200B, NU214 ED201, BI225-225L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU203B, NU204B and NU207B.

 

NU–207B PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course presents the basic concepts of medication usage, dosage computations, and medication administration skills. The use of the nursing process when administering medications is presented. Prerequisites: BI225-225L, ED201, NU200B, NU214 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU202B, NU203B, NU204B and NU205B.

 

NU–212 EMPOWERMENT STRATEGIES FOR NURSING STUDENTS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses upon empowerment strategies for college success, with an emphasis on particular skills and techniques critical to growth and success in the nursing curriculum. Students learn in- depth skills related to study habits, time management, stress management, and assertive communication, and are expected to apply this knowledge to nursing and other college courses. Students will have the opportunity to determine their individual learning goals and implement a plan to meet these goals. This course is open to pre-nursing majors and nursing majors. It may also be taken by restricted students.

 

NU–214 DOSAGE CALCULATION
FALL/SPRING/AS REQUIRED

1 credit hour

This course focuses on methods of calculating dosages for various drug forms and routes of administration, verifying accuracy of calculations and determining applicability of calculated dosages to route of administration and modes of delivering medications. Prerequisites: EN111, MA151 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU200B, BI225-225L, and ED201.

 

NU–223 CLINICAL MENTORSHIP
SUMMER/SUMMER ONLY

1 credit hour

The clinical mentorship course will provide an opportunity to increase students' clinical experience. Students will be assigned a nurse-mentor recommended by the various health facilities. This course is designed for intensive clinical training. Students will register for the course to earn 1 credit (45 hours). Prerequisites: NU-202, NU-203, NU-204, NU-205, NU-207 and Instructors consent.

 

NU–300S COMMUNICATION AND MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on establishing helping relationships through self-awareness, self-responsibility, and communication skills. Students apply theories of the emotions, crisis, stress, cultural diversity, and caring to client care. Prerequisites: AN101, CO210, EN111, PY101, admission to the second-step BSN program, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: ED201.

 

NU–302B ADULT HEALTH NURSING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

6 credit hours

This course focuses on interventions that restore and maintain health in the adult client system. The physiologic alterations discussed include physiological, sociocultural, spiritual, and developmental functions. This course will focus on medical-surgical nursing, specifically the care of the client with diseases of the respiratory, cardiac, hematology, renal, and musculoskeletal systems, and the client experiencing chronic illness, peri-operative nursing, and cancer. Prerequisites: AL185, NU202B, NU203B, NU204B, NU205B, NU207B, and consent of instructor. Corequisites: NU303B and NU310 or consent of instructor.

 

NU–303B ADULT HEALTH PRACTICUM I
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

4 credit hours

This course provides opportunities for the student to focus on the client with diseases presented in NU302B. Students provide care for the adult client system in an acute care setting. Prerequisites: AL185 NU202B, NU203B, NU204B, NU205B, NU207B, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU302B and NU310.

 

NU–304 NURSING OF THE CHRONICALLY ILL
SPRING ONLY/SPRING ONLY

5 credit hours

A study of nursing care, comfort and support of individuals throughout the life span experiencing chronic maladaptive responses which complicate the family adaptation ability. Uses the nursing process and teaching principles to promote optimal adaptation. Includes the study of commonly used drugs and settings. Three hours theory and six hours lab weekly. Prerequisites: NU301, 302, 303 and EN111.

 

NU–304B FAMILY HEALTH NURSING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

6 credit hours

This course focuses on contemporary concepts and theories about families. Students will apply the nursing process in the study of primary interventions and health promotion with continued consideration of secondary and tertiary interventions. Emphasis is on child bearing and child rearing families. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU310. Corequisites: NU305B or consent of instructor.

 

NU–305 PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
SPRING ONLY/SPRING ONLY

5 credit hours

This course is designed as an extension of the previous course work in mental health concepts and focuses on maladaptie behavioral functioning which interferes with personal, family and social relationships. Exploration of interventions which may lead to adaptation at higher levels of functioning and methods which may assist the individual in reintegration. Includes the study of drugs commonly used to assist in adaptation and reintegration. Three hours theory and six hours lab weekly. Prerequisites: NU301, 302, 303 and EN111.

 

NU–305B FAMILY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

4 credit hours

This course focuses on the application of contemporary concepts and theories about families. Students apply the nursing process in provision of primary nursing interventions. Clinical experiences are in a variety of community and/or acute care settings with childrearing families. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU310. Corequisites: NU304B, or consent of instructor.

 

NU–306S HEALTH ASSESSMENT
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course focuses on assessment, which is the first step of the nursing process. Students learn and practice skills and techniques to assess physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and developmental variables in well clients across the lifespan. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Second-Step BSN program track, or RN/GN with consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU307S, NU324S, NU325S or RN/GN employed in a clinical setting.

 

NU–307S HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

This course focuses on the laboratory and practicum component of NU306S. Students apply assessment techniques within the laboratory and clinical settings. This course consist of one (1) laboratory and two (2) practicum hours per week, taken concurrently with NU306S or with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Second-Step BSN program track, or RN/GN with consent of instructor. Corequisite: NU306S, NU324S, NU325S, or RN/GN employed in a clinical setting.

 

NU–310 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course explores the basic physiologic mechanism of disease across the lifespan. Major pathophysiology concepts, with emphasis on assessment and analysis, pertinent to clients with an illness are presented. The focus of this course will be chronic illness, cancer, and diseases of the respiratory, cardiac, hematologic, renal, and musculoskeletal systems. Prerequisites: for Generic Program: NU202B, NU203B, NU204B, NU205B, NU207B. SSBSN: Completion of basic nursing program, 6-8 Chemistry credits with lab, 6-8 Anatomy and physiology credits with lab, Microbiology with lab, AN101, PY101, EN111, ED201, CO210 or permission of instructor.

 

NU–323 CLINICAL MENTORSHIP
SUMMER/SUMMER ONLY

1 credit hour

The clinical mentorship will provide an opportunity to increase students' clinical experience. Students will be assigned a nurse-mentor recommended by the various health facilities. This course is designed for intensive clinical training purposes. Students will register for the course to earn 1 credit (45 hours). Course may be repeated with instructor approval. Prerequisites: NU-304, NU-305, and instructor's consent.

 

NU–324S PROFESSIONAL NURSING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course serves as the transition or bridge course for the registered or graduate nurse to integrate previous nursing education with the philosophy of baccalaureate nursing education. The emphasis is on the synthesis of nursing concepts and the nursing process within a theoretical base. In addition, this course serves to update the RN/graduate nurse student on current issues in practice, health care management, as well as ethical/legal and other professional issues. Prerequisites: EN111, Chemistry 6-8 credits with lab, Anatomy and Physiology 6-8 credits with lab, microbiology with lab, AL185, and NU300S or equivalent. Corequisites: NU306S, NU307B, NU325S.

 

NU–325S PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICUM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is the clinical component for the professional application of the nursing process and nursing theory course. The nurse develops her/his experience to meet individual professional goals. Each student follows one or more families as a client system for the experience of assessing intrapersonal, interpersonal, and extra personal stressors and implementing primary, secondary and/or tertiary interventions. Prerequisites: Chemistry with lab, Anatomy and Physiology with lab, microbiology with lab, AL185 and NU300S. Corequisites: NU306S, NU307B, NU324S.

 

NU–326 NURSING MANAGEMENT
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course focuses on issues and trends within the healthcare system, including management and leadership styles. This course also covers professional development, ethical/legal situations, community resources, local and federal policies and licensure relevant to a beginning nurse. Prerequisite: NU310. Corequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B or consent of instructor.

 

NU–344 AGING: MYTH AND REALITIES
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course explores major issues and concepts pertinent to the study of the aging process (gerontology). The prevailing theories of the social/biological aging process and the economics, physical and psychological problems that might arise in late life are presented. Students learn how these factors impinge on the well-being of the older person and the social structure of a community. Aging as it occurs in different societies and throughout history is discussed. Social myths and stereotypes are explored. An overview of existing aging policies and special programs for the older population is included, as is a section on dying, death and grieving.

 

NU–403 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on application of the nursing process to address community health and psychiatric mental health. Emphasis is on primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention in institutional and community settings. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, NU310 or NU324S, and NU325S or instructor permission. Corequisites: NU308, NU309, NU412, NU416 or instructor permission.

 

NU–408 PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on the use of the nursing process to foster mental health with individuals, families and groups exhibiting maladaptive behavior. Emphasis is on secondary and tertiary intervention in institutional and community settings using therapeutic communication, group therapy, and other modalities in collaboration with other care providers. Prerequisites: NU-302B, NU-303B, NU-304B, NU-305B or NU-324S, NU-325S or instructor permission. Corequisites: NU-409, NU-412, NU-403, NU-416 or instructor permission.

 

NU–409 PSYCHIATRIC NURSING PRACTICUM
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course focuses on application of the nursing process to address community health and psychiatric mental health. Emphasis is on primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention in institutional and community settings. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, or NU324S, NU325S or instructor permission. Corequisites: NU308, NU412, NU403, NU416 or instructor permission.

 

NU–412 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course presents principles of community health nursing. The focus is on primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions for client systems including individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Health care policy issues and political strategies are also addressed. Prerequisites: NU302B, NU303B, NU304B, NU305B, NU310, or NU324S and NU325S, or instructor permission. Corequisite: NU308, NU309, NU403, NU416, or instructor permission.

 

NU–415 INDEPENDENT NURSING PRACTICUM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course provides practice in a specialty area of the student's choice. The student functions in the role of a beginning practitioner with supervision and guidance faculty and an expert nurse preceptor. Prerequisites: NU403, NU412, NU416. Corequisite: NU418, NU419, NU420.

 

NU–416 RESEARCH IN NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on the research process and the use of research in nursing. The roles of the consumer of research, critical thinker, and leader in professional nursing are integrated through the use of the research process. Prerequisite: HS405. Corequisite: MA387 and MA387L.

 

NU–418 LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on the nurse's role as leader and manager of client care within an organizational structure. Students and faculty will discuss the application of leadership and management theory in the practice setting. Prerequisites: NU403, NU412 and NU416. Nurses in practice/leadership positions can take this course without being enrolled in the nursing program. Corequisites: NU415, NU419, NU420.

 

NU–419 LEADERSHIP IN NURSING PRACTICUM
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

This practicum course provides an opportunity for the student to apply leadership and management theory in a selected practice situation. Prerequisites: NU412, NU403, and NU416. Nurses in practice/leadership positions can take this course without being enrolled in the nursing program. Corequisite: NU418, NU420, NU415.

 

NU–420 TRENDS IN NURSING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course includes a comprehensive study of the major historical, social, political, and educational changes that have influenced the practice of nursing, nursing education, and health care. The focus of this course is on the ethical and legal problems affecting nursing care. Building from this overview, the students are prepared to meet the challenge of the rapidly changing environment in which nurse's practice. Prerequisites: NU403, NU412, and NU416. Corequisites: NU415, NU418, NU419.

 

NU–423 CLINICAL MENTORSHIP
SUMMER

1 credit hour

The clinical mentorship will provide an opportunity to increase students' clinical experience. Students will be assigned a nurse-mentor recommended by the various health facilities. This course is designed for intensive clinical training purposes. Students will register for the course to earn 1 credit (45 hours). Course may be repeated with instructor approval. Prerequisites: NU-304, NU-305, and instructor's consent.