Nursing
FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
NURS 110
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to professional nursing; topics include health promotion and health care delivery systems, professional roles and standards, nurse-client relationships, and theoretical basis for nursing practice. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 111, 113, 114, and 115. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE
NURS 111
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Introduction to nursing practice in the community setting with emphasis on direct patient care of the older adult. Concurrent enrollment is required in NURS 110, 113, 114, and 115. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
PROFESSIONAL NURSING SKILLS I
NURS 113
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to health assessment, nursing skills, clinical simulation, and entry level NAC competency testing. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 110, 111, 114 and 115. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructional Unit required. [GE]
NURSING SKILLS PRACTICE I
NURS 114
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Practice and nursing skill achievement on NURS 113 competencies. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 110, 111, 113 and 115. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING COMPETENCIES AND SIMULATION
NURS 115
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practice in the nursing skills lab under supervision at the first year nursing student level. [GE]
NURSING CONCEPTS I
NURS 120
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to nursing management of health problems, including fluid and electrolytes, the immune and musculoskeletal systems, and the peri-operative period in the acute care of community setting. Planning client care to include prevention of disease, promotion of wellness, and intervention in emotional and physical response to acute and chronic illness. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 121, 125 126 and 127. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 110 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING CONCEPTS IN PRACTICE I
NURS 121
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Introduction to medical/surgical concepts with emphasis on the management of the client in an acute and community setting. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 120, 125, 126 and 127. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 110 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING COMPETENCIES AND SIMULATION
NURS 125
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practice in the nursing skills lab under supervision at the first year nursing student level. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 120, 121, 126 and 127. [GE]
PROFESSIONAL NURSING SKILLS II
NURS 126
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Intermediate nursing skills for peri-operative and wound care. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 120, 121, 125 and 127 required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 110 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING SKILLS PRACTICE II
NURS 127
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Practice and nursing skill achievement on NURS 126 competencies. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 120, 121, 125 and 126. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 110 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
FAMILY-CENTERED NURSING
NURS 130
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Theory and the nursing process related to care of children and their families. Physiologic and psychological adaptation during the childbearing and childrearing years; emphasis on the nurse's role in health promotion and education in the care of culturally diverse families in the community. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 131 and 132. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 120 and 126 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING CARE OF THE EMERGING FAMILY
NURS 131
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Application of theoretical, assessment, and practice concepts for nursing care of intrapartum and postpartum women and newborn infants. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 130 and 132. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 120 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING CARE OF THE CHILD
NURS 132
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Application of theoretical, assessment, and practice concepts for nursing care of children. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 130 and 131. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 120 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
FAMILY CENTERED NURSING SKILLS
NURS 133
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Simulation of beginning and intermediate nursing concepts with emphasis on client management. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 130, 131, and 132 required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 120 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS-LEVEL II
NURS 150
1 - 15 Credits
Independent study modules to meet needs of the student. Course contents may be drawn from any of the Level I and II nursing courses. Credit will be based upon contracted work in keeping with college policies. Credit is not applicable toward a nursing major at Clark College. Prerequisite: Consent of nursing director. [GE]
LPN TO RN BRIDGE
NURS 200
7 Credits
66 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Overview of nursing with emphasis on professional foundations, nursing process, pathophysiology, medication administration and review of principles and techniques of nursing care common to all clients. A scope of practice focus for LPN to RN role transition is included in this bridge course. Review of maternity and pediatric content as well as computer research as it relates to pathophysiology. Instructional methods include two weeks of classroom sessions, group discussions, group learning activities, nursing skills lab activities, eLearning projects, written assignments, oral presentation, and independent study. Students enrolled in the Clark College Nursing program are building a sound base of knowledge and developing critical thinking skills needed to effectively use that knowledge in their daily lives as well as in their clinical practice. Instructional methods include; two weeks of classroom sessions, group discussions, group learning activities, nursing skills lab activities. E-learning projects, written assignments, oral presentation, and independent study.
NURSING CONCEPTS II
NURS 210
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Nursing management of health problems involving cardiac, respiratory, renal and gastrointestinal systems in the acute care or community setting. Planning nursing interventions to include prevention of disease and promotion of wellness. Emphasis on the biopsychosocial effects of acute and chronic illness. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 211 and 212. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in BIOL 240, ENGL 102, NUTR 103, PSYC 211, and NURS 130 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING CONCEPTS IN PRACTICE II
NURS 211
8 Credits
176 hours of lab
Advanced medical/surgical concepts with emphasis on the management of the acutely ill client. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 210 and 212. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in BIOL 240, ENGL 102, NUTR 103, PSYC 211, and NURS 130 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING SKILLS PRACTICE III
NURS 212
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Simulation of advanced medical/surgical concepts with emphasis on the management of the acutely ill client. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 210 and 211. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in BIOL 240, ENGL 102, NUTR 103, PSYC 211, and NURS 130 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING CONCEPTS III
NURS 220
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Advanced nursing concepts with emphasis on the organization of multiple patients. Nursing management of patients with health problems related to regulation and metabolism, sensory, perception, cognition, and mobility in the acute care or community setting. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 221, 222 and 223. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 210 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING CONCEPTS IN PRACTICE III
NURS 221
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Designed to provide the student the opportunity to put into practice previously learned skills learning to manage care for a group of clients. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 220, 222 and 223. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 210 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS
NURS 222
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Mental health concepts related to biopsychosocial disorders. Care of the client with psychiatric disorders, using mental health promotion strategies based on theories of stress and adaption and the mind-body connection. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 223. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 210 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
MENTAL HEALTH IN PRACTICE
NURS 223
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Care of the client with mental illness in the community. Clinical experience in both acute care inpatient and community outpatient settings. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 220, 221 and 222. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 210 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING SKILLS PRACTICE II
NURS 225
1 - 10 Credits
220 hours of lab
Practice in the nursing skills lab under supervision at the second year nursing level. [GE]
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP
NURS 230
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Theory and application of leadership and management principles in the clinical setting. Topics include professional and ethical issues in nursing. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 231 and 232. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 220 and 222 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE
NURS 231
8 Credits
176 hours of lab
Advanced client care practice in a specialty area of the student's interest. Clinical areas include acute and community settings. Emphasis on developing leadership abilities as a professional nurse. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 230 and 232. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 220 and 222 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
PROFESSIONAL ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY
NURS 232
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Advanced simulation activities include mentorship and leadership/management of novice peers. Additional focus on community service and community volunteerism. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 230 and 231. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 220 and 222 or consent of the Instructional Unit. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS-LEVEL III
NURS 250
1 - 15 Credits
Independent study modules designed to meet student specialized needs. Content may be drawn from any of the associate degree nursing courses. Credit will be based upon contracted work in keeping with college policies. Credit is not applicable toward a nursing major at Clark College. Prerequisite: consent of nursing director. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
NURS 290
1 - 15 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the faculty of the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]