School of Nursing

Back to SBCC

Courses


NURS 119: Introduction To RN For The LVN
(3) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to theADN Program Provides a basic orientation to the Santa Barbara City College Associate Degree Nursing Program based on Watson's Caring Theory for the VN to ADN student. Ethical and legal responsibilities and the changing role of the RN are included. LVN to RN content includes IV therapy, assessment, and care of the childbearing patient are examined.

NURS 160: Foundations of Nursing
(4) F, S - CSU

Limitation on enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Application of the Watson Caring Model and the role of the nurse. Critical thinking and basic skills necessary to administer beginning-level assessment and interventions for adults across the lifespan. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for students to deliver nursing care that focuses on health maintenance and promotion in a variety of health setting.

NURS 161: Pharmacology Nursing
(1.5) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Provides a methodical approach for calculating medication dosages and administering drugs. Includes general principles of pharmacology and legal, ethical and safety aspects of medication administration. Emphasis on nursing responsibilities, such as maximizing therapeutic effects and minimizing adverse effects of drug therapy, appropriate patient teaching and ongoing assessment of the patient.

NURS 162: Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing I
(9) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admissions to the ADN program Introduction to concepts and practices relating to the nursing environment. Utilizing the nursing process and Watson's Caring Theory, the student will begin to recognize alterations in functioning or illness and formulate age-appropriate nursing interventions to meet the needs of a diverse population.

NURS 163: Beginning Medical Surgical II
(6.8) F, S - CSU

Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Develops first-year nursing students' knowledge as they relate to adult and geriatric non-critical, moderately complex medical-surgical patients. Utilizing the nursing process and Watson's Caring Theory, students recognize alterations in status and formulate age-appropriate care. Psychomotor skills include medication administration, sterile procedures, isolation procedures, and intravenous therapy.

NURS 164: Nursing Care of Childbearing and Families
(2.5) F, S - CSU

Limitation of Enrollment: Admission to the Program. Provides knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective, culturally-sensitive, physiological and psychosocial care, using Watson's Caring Theory, the nursing process and family-centered approach for childbearing clients and families. Clinical experience emphasizes refinement of critical thinking, teaching/learning, decision-making, psychomotor skills and management of childbearing patients.

NURS 165: Mental Health Nursing
(2.5) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Introduction to mental health psychiatric nursing, using the nursing process, promoting psychosocial integrity within the health illness continuum across the life span. Emphasizes therapeutic interactions and communications, bio-psychosocial rehabilitation and therapeutic use of self. Various clinical settings provide students opportunity to participate in therapeutic activities.

NURS 165VN: Mental Health Nursing for the VN
(1) F, S

Application of Mental Health nursing, using the nursing process and Watson's Caring Theory, to promote psychosocial integrity within the health illness continuum across the life span. Emphasis on therapeutic interactions and communication, bio-psycholocial rehabilitation, and therapeutic use of self.

NURS 166: Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing III
(5) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program. Application of the nursing process in the care of patients experiencing alterations in the respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, immunological and hematological systems. Knowledge of the nursing role, communication, safety, pharmacology, growth and development, socio-cultural diversity and nutrition to promote, maintain and restore optimum wellness.

NURS 167: Nursing Care of Children and Families-Pediatrics
(2.5) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program. Application of the Watson Caring Theory and the nursing process to the care of children, from birth to 18, who are experiencing alterations in their health states. Knowledge of the nursing role, communication, safety, pharmacology, growth and development, socio-cultural diversity and nutrition to promote optimum wellness.

NURS 167VN: Nursing Care of Children and Families for the LVN
(1.5) - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Application of the Watson Caring Model and the nursing process to the care of children, from birth to 18 who are experiencing alterations in their health states. Knowledge of the nursing role, communication, safety, pharmacology, growth and development, socio-cultural diversity and nutrition to promote and maintain optimum wellness.

NURS 168: Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing IV
(6.5) F, S - CSU

Limitation of Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Advanced application of Watson's Caring Model and nursing process in the care of critically ill adults and geriatric patients. Students organize and interpret data to establish priorities of care. Correlated clinical experiences emphasize refinement of clinical decision-making, psycho-motor skills, and management of patient care.

NURS 169: Gerontology-Community Nursing
(2) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Applies the nursing process in the community, with a particular focus on the care of the older adult. Concepts of community-based nursing practice including the role of the nurse in the community, health promotion and disease prevention. Healthy People 2020 will be emphasized.

NURS 190: Assessment Of Clinical Competence
(0.5-2.0) - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Must pass physical exam. Re-entering, transfer, or current students only. Designed to evaluate clinical nursing skills of students with previous nursing experience. It is also used for students whose clinical performance is marginal and require additional time and supervision to bring skills up to standards of practice. Course is offered in half unit increments based on student needs.

NURS 194: Review And Update Of Nursing Skills
(0.5) F, S - CSU

Opportunity for the licensed nurse (RN and LVN) to review and practice nursing skills in the SBCC Nursing Laboratory. Orientation meetings are held monthly. See website for information.

NURS 195: Success Strategies For Associate Degree Nursing Students
(0.5)

Limitation on Enrollment: Admittance to the Associate Degree Nursing Program Associate Degree Nursing students work with their instructors, advisers developing strategies needed to successfully master competencies required. Although these success strategies are customized to individual needs of each student, some include strategies to reduce stress, improve performance in the clinical, classroom setting and set appropriate priorities.

NURS 198: Diploma Nursing Credit
(30) - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Current RN license in California For RNs whose basic nursing preparation earned a nursing diploma, 30 units of college credit is awarded toward a BSN following evaluation of diploma program.

NURS 282: NCLEX Success
(1)

Associate Degree Nursing students work with instructor to develop specific strategies to assist them in preparation for the National Licensing Exam for Nursing. The strategies are individualized for each student based on RN Predictor Assessment results. Provides individual and group counseling, creation of a study plan for review, and evaluation of the plan after implementation.

NURS 282A: NCLEX Success for the First Semester ADN Student
(1) F, S

Associate Degree Nursing students, enrolled in Semester 1, work with instructor to develop specific strategies to assist them in preparation for the National Licensing Exam (NCLEX). Students are introduced to the academic and clinical expectations of the curriculum and ATI resources. The course will examine time management, effective study skills, stress management and test anxiety.

NURS 282B: NCLEX Success for the Second Semester ADN Student
(1) F,S

Associate Degree Nursing students enrolled in Semester 2 work with the instructor to develop specific strategies to assist them in preparation for the National Council of Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN). This course provides activities to improve the student's overall test performance and will examine the nursing process and clinical application on faculty-developed multiple choice exams.

NURS 282C: NCLEX Success for the Third Semester ADN Student
(1) F, S

Associate Degree Nursing students, enrolled in Semester 3, will work with instructor to develop strategies to assist in the preparation for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX). Examines exam analysis tools and corrective action strategies based on Pharmacology, Pediatrics and Maternal Newborn content mastery exams.

NURS 282D: NCLEX Success for the Fourth Semester ADN Student
(1) F, S

Associate Degree Nursing Students, enrolled in Semester 4, work with instructor to develop specific strategies to assist in the preparation for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX). The strategies are individualized for each student based on the RN Predictor Assessment results.

NURS 284: NCLEX RN - Comprehensive Review
(6.4)

Limitation on Enrollment: In order to be eligible for this course, the graduate nurse must: (1) If English is a second language, student must take the ESL Assessment Test given by the college and score a minimum of a 5 on the test. If the student scores less than a 5, he/she needs to take ESL classes until a score of at least a 5 is achieved. (2) Upon registration, present the college with a letter from the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) stating that participant is Board eligible and has taken the NCLEX at least one time and has been unsuccessful at passing the exam. This NCLEX-RN preparation course for repeat test-takers targets the California State Board Eligible nurse who has graduated from an accredited/approved nursing program in or out of the United States and has taken the exam at least once without successfully passing it.

NURS 290: Work Experience In Associate Degree Nursing
(1-4) - CSU
Co-requisites: Any ADN course (NURS 101-NURS 171).

Provides a Nursing student the opportunity to explore various career opportunities in the nursing field through employment or volunteering. One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of supervised on-the-job experience in the health care setting. Students must accomplish specific, previously approved course objectives. Class meetings on campus scheduled each semester.

NURS 290A: Work Experience: Associate Degree Nursing
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU

Provides nursing students the opportunity to explore various career opportunities in the nursing field through employment or volunteering. One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of supervised on-the-job experience in the health care setting. Students must accomplish specific, previously-approved course objectives. Class meetings on campus will be scheduled each semester.

NURS 290B: Work Experience: Associate Degree Nursing
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU

Provides nursing students the opportunity to explore various career opportunities in the nursing field through employment or volunteering. One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of supervised on-the-job experience in the health care setting. Students must accomplish specific, previously-approved course objectives. Class meetings on campus will be scheduled each semester.

NURS 290C: Work Experience: Associate Degree Nursing
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU

Provides nursing students the opportunity to explore various career opportunities in the nursing field through employment or volunteering. One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of supervised on-the-job experience in the health care setting. Students must accomplish specific, previously-approved course objectives. Class meetings on campus will be scheduled each semester.

NURS 290D: Work Experience: Associate Degree Nursing
(1) F, S, Summer- CSU

Provides nursing students the opportunity to explore various career opportunities in the nursing field through employment or volunteering. One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of supervised on-the-job experience in the health care setting. Students must accomplish specific, previously-approved course objectives. Class meetings on campus will be scheduled each semester.

NURS 295: Internship In Nursing
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: MATH 107 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Current enrollment in ADN Program and completion of NURS 101-127 Structured internship program in which students gain experience in the hospital setting.

NURS 299: Independent Study In Nursing
(1) F, S - CSU

Student works under the direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with the student's interests and abilities. Minimal weekly meetings with faculty sponsor are required. Course may be taken for one units of credit; each student is required to devote approximately three hours per week to her/his project.

Back to top


721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394    Main Campus Phone: 805.965.0581    © 2016 Santa Barbara City College