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NURS 119: Introduction To Rn For The LVN
(2.4) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to ADN Program; LVN license Provides a basic orientation to the Santa Barbara City College Associate Degree Nursing Program and philosophy of mastery learning. Ethical and legal responsibilities of the RN are explored. Roles of the LVN and RN are examined. Role change from LVN to RN and the changing role of the RN are included.

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

Limitation on enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Introduction to nursing and the knowledge and basic skills necessary to administer beginning level assessment and interventions for adults. Clinical experience provide opportunities for students to deliver nursing care in a variety of health settings that focus on health maintenance and promotion.

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
(4) F, S - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Admissions to the ADN program Introduction to concepts and practices relating to the non-environment. Utilizing the nursing process, the student recognizes alterations in functioning or illness and formulates age-appropriate nursing interventions. Introduces the first-year nursing student to the adult patient in the medical-surgical environment.

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

Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Develops the first-year nursing student's knowledge and skill as they relate to adult non-critical, moderately complex medical-surgical patients. Through the nursing process the student recognizes alterations in functioning or illness and formulates age-appropriate nursing interventions. Psychomotor skills associated with moderately complex needs, medication administration and intravenous therapy are studied and practiced.

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

Limitation of Enrollment: Admission to the ADN program. Provides the knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective, culturally sensitive, physiological and psychosocial care, using the nursing process and family-centered approach for childbearing clients and their families. Clinical experience emphasizes refinement of critical thinking, decision-making, psychomotor skills and management of care.

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 to promote psychosocial integrity within the health illness continuum across the life span. Emphasis on the therapeutic interactions and communications, bio-psychosocial rehabilitation and therapeutic use of self. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for students to participate in therapeutic activities in a variety of mental health settings.

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 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, maintain and restore optimum wellness.

NURS 167VN: Nursing Care of Children and Families for the LVN
(2.0) - 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 the nursing process in the care of critically ill adult and geriatric patients. The student organizes and interprets data to establish priorities of care. Correlated clinical experiences emphasize refinement of clinical decision-making, psychomotor skills and management of patient care.

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

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program Builds on previous knowledge and skills in applying the nursing process to older adults living in the community. Gerontological nursing theory with emphasis on lifestyle and physical changes that occur with aging; the process of initiating health referrals; and interventions to increase functional abilities.

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

Designed to evaluate clinical nursing skills of students with previous experience in nursing. It is also used for students whose clinical performance is marginal and who require additional time and supervision to bring skills up to standards of practice.

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 and/or advisers to develop the strategies they need to successfully master the competencies required of them. Although these success strategies are customized to the individual needs of each student, some include strategies to reduce stress, improve performance in the clinical and/or 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 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 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
(1-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H

Limitation on Enrollment: Six units of NURS courses with a 3.0 or higher GPA; minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 2.5 Students work under the guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with the interests and abilities of the student. Minimal weekly meetings with faculty sponsor are required. Course may be taken for one or more units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three hours per week to her/his project.

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