Nursing
FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING CONCEPTS
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, 112, 113, and 114. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL NURSING
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, 112, 113, and 114. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
LIFESPAN ASSESSMENT CONCEPTS
NURS 113
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to health assessment and physical examination throughout the lifespan, and an introduction to nursing skills. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 110, 111, 114 and 115. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING SKILLS APPLICATION 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. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING SKILLS LAB I
NURS 115
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Supervised skills practice and competency achievement in the nursing skills lab. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NURS 110, 111, 113, and 114. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses.
FAMILY-CENTERED NURSING
NURS 122
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Theory and the nursing process related to the care of healthy children and their families. Physiologic and psychological adaption 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 123, 124, 127, and 128. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 110, 111, 113, 114, and 115, or consent of Instructional Unit.
FAMILY-CENTERED CLINICAL NURSING
NURS 123
5 Credits
110 hours of lab
Application of theoretical, assessment, and practice concepts for nursing care of the family prenatally through the child years. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 122, 124, 127, and 128. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 110, 111, 113, 114, and 115, or consent of Instructional Unit.
INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
NURS 124
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to mental health concepts including verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, boundary setting, and basic mental health assessment. Students will develop the skills needed to manage behavioral challenges in the healthcare setting. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 122, 123, 127, and 128. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 110, 111, 113, 114, and 115, or consent of Instructional Unit.
NURSING SKILLS APPLICATION II
NURS 127
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Practice and nursing skill achievement on NURS 126 competencies. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 122, 123, 124 and 128. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 110 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
NURSING SKILLS LAB II
NURS 128
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practice and nursing skill achievement of NURS 127 competencies. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 122, 123, 124, and 127. These courses are linked, failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 110 or consent of Instructional Unit.
MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING CONCEPTS 1
NURS 135
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introductory nursing management of medical-surgical health issues. Topics include but are not limited to: patient teaching/discharge planning, rehabilitation of medical-surgical patients, fluid and electrolytes, shock management, the immune response, infectious diseases, diabetes (including pediatric, adult and gestational), musculoskeletal disorders and the care of patients in the peri-operative setting. All topics address patients throughout the lifespan, and include obstetric patients in a medical-surgical setting. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 136, 137, and 138. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 122, 123, 124, 127, and 128, or consent of Instructional Unit.
MEDICAL-SURGICAL CLINICAL NURSING I
NURS 136
6 Credits
132 hours of lab
Introductory medical/surgical concepts applied to the clinical nursing management of the patient in the acute care and community setting. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 135, 137, and 138. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 122, 123, 124, 127, and 128, or consent of Instructional Unit.
NURSING SKILLS APPLICATION III
NURS 137
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Instruction and practice of nursing skills related to the care of the medical-surgical patient. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 135, 136 and 138. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 122 or consent of Instructional Unit.
NURSING SKILLS LAB III
NURS 138
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practice and nursing skill achievement of NURS 137 competencies. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 135, 136, and 137. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 122 or consent of Instructional Unit.
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 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]
MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING CONCEPTS II
NURS 241
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Nursing management of medical-surgical health issues 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. All topics address patients throughout the lifespan, and includes obstetric patients in a medical-surgical setting. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 242. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in BIOL& 260, ENGL& 102, NUTR 103, PSYC& 200, and NURS 135 or consent of the Instructional Unit.
MEDICAL/SURGICAL CLINICAL NURSING II
NURS 242
8 Credits
176 hours of lab
Application of advanced medical-surgical concepts with emphasis on the management of the acutely ill client. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 241. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in BIOL& 260, ENGL& 102, NUTR 103, PSYC& 200, and NURS 135 or consent of the Instructional Unit.
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]
MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING CONCEPTS III
NURS 251
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
The study of common medical-surgical issues related to hormonal control, sensory perception, movement and coordination, and cancer. Emphasis is placed on the nurse's role as primary caregiver, manager and educator for a group of patients. The student will learn to plan and organize care for a group of patients with emphasis on the nursing process, rehabilitation, education, and the patient care delivery system. All topics address patients throughout the lifespan, and includes obstetric patients in a medical-surgical setting. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 252. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 241, or consent of Instructional Unit.
MEDICAL-SURGICAL CLINICAL NURSING III
NURS 252
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Emphasis is placed on the nurse's role as caregiver, manager and educator for a group of patients. The student will plan and organize care for a group of patients with emphasis on the nursing process, rehabilitation, education, and the patient care delivery system. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 251. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 241, or consent of Instructional Unit.
MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CONCEPTS ADVANCED
NURS 253
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Mental health concepts spanning childhood throught adulthood. Focus is on building a foundation of knowledge of mental illness, exploration of the interplay of genetic and environmental factors, and identifying viable treatment options for the patient and family, with emphasis on the nurse's role in assessment and use of realistic interventions. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 254. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of both courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 241, or consent of Instructional Unit.
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL NURSING
NURS 254
4 Credits
88 hours of lab
Care of children/adolescents and adults with mental illness in acute and chronic phases. Focus is on working with the client/patient and his/her support network to enact a plan of care reflective of input from the individual and the mental health treatment team. Assessment of safety, active participation and effectiveness of interventions is ongoing. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 253. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of both courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 241, or consent of Instructional Unit.
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP TRANSITION TO PRACTICE
NURS 261
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Theory of leadership and management principles applied by the professional nurse in the clinical setting. Topics include professional ethics, the Nurse Practice Act, change theory, evidence-based practice, quality control, fiscal management and nursing delegation in the clinical area. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 262, 263, and 264. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 251 and 253, or consent of Instructional Unit.
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP SENIOR PRACTICUM
NURS 262
8 Credits
176 hours of lab
Advanced client care in a specialty of the student's interest. Clinical areas include acute care, critical care and care of clients in the community setting. Emphasis is on developing leadership skills and independent practice as a professional nurse. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 261, 263, and 264. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 251 and 253, or consent of Instructional Unit.
PROFESSIONAL ROLE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE
NURS 263
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Emphasis is on the role of the nurse serving her/his community as a volunteer and client advocate. The student will perform community service and work with agencies that provide services in our community for our at risk populations. The student also will have the opportunity to mentor novice peers in the nursing program. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 261, 262, and 264. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in NURS 251 and 253, or consent of Instructional Unit.
CAPSTONE NCLEX PREPARATION
NURS 264
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
A ten-hour course geared toward helping the student prepare for the NCLEX test. This course will include strategies for success, key critical-thinking strategies, as well as review of content, questions and rationales. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 261, 262, and 263. These courses are linked; failure in one course requires repeat of all concurrent courses. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or above in NURS 251 and 253, or consent of Instructional Unit.
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]