NUR 1003C. TRANSITION INTO PROFESSIONAL NURSING.
Prerequisites: Acceptance to Advanced Standing Track in Nursing AS Degree Program.
This course is designed for LPN's, Paramedics, and Registered Cardiovascular Specialists, and Registered Respiratory Therapists as the introductory nursing course in the Advanced Standing Track. The course builds on the foundation of knowledge that was acquired during previous health care education. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered nurse and individual responsibility for role change. Critical thinking is utilized in learning the process of clinical decision making for diverse populations with alternations in physiological and/or psychosocial integrity. Concepts of pharmacology, dosage calculation, and safe administration of medications will be presented. Basic skills most often used in nursing practice will be reviewed and evaluated. Learning activities to ensure competency in oral communication and basic use of computers are included. (Special Fee: $182.00).
NUR 1021C. NURSING I.
Prerequisite: Admissions to Nursing A.S. Degree Program
Builds the nursing theory base necessary for the registered nurse to communicate effectively, make clinical decisions, and provide a safe and effective environment related to the client's physiological and psychosocial integrity. This course includes learning activities designed to develop oral communication skills and also basic use of computers. A grade of "satisfactory" in the clinical/lab is required.
(Special Fee: $190.00).
NUR 1032C. NURSING II.
Prerequisite: NUR 1021C
Focuses on the human response to specific alterations in physiological and psychosocial integrity. Begins clinical application of the decision making process. Demonstrates the use of a safe effective environment that promotes and maintains health for specific health alterations that occur in adults. This course includes learning activities that demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication and computer use. Relates professional behaviors and effective communication to specific healthcare environments. A grade of "satisfactory" in the clinical/lab is required. (Special Fee: $176.00).
NUR 1401C. NURSING III.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in NUR 1032C.
Utilizes the theoretical base of human response to alterations in physiological and psychosocial integrity. Adapts clinical decision making to the childrearing family and women's health. Applies the processes involved in making clinical decisions. Provides reinforcement of the theory of a safe effective care environment that promotes and maintains health for specific alterations in this population. Demonstrates increasing skill in use of communication theory and the use of computer driven technology in the clinical and classroom setting. A grade of "satisfactory" in clinical/lab is required. (Special Fee: $192.00).
NUR 2204C. NURSING IV.
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in NUR 1401C
Analyzes human response to specific alterations in the physiological and psychosocial integrity. Applies the complex processes involved in making clinical decisions. Provides reinforcement of the theory of a safe effective environment that promotes and maintains health for complex alterations in adults. Enhances skill in the use of communication and use of computer driven technology in the clinical and classroom setting. A grade of "satisfactory" in the clinical/lab is required. (Special Fee: $215.00).
NUR 2211C. ADULT HEALTH NURSING.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in NUR 2313C.
Builds on Advanced Standing Track students' previous know- ledge. Applies knowledge of adult physiological and psycho- social needs to the care of clients in acute, long-term and community settings. Utilizing professional behaviors and effective communication skills, the student will provide safe and effective care. Faculty will guide students' clinical decision-making to attain, maintain and promote health in adult clients. (Special Fee: $226.00).
NUR 2244C. ADVANCED ADULT HEALTH NURSING..
Prerequisite: NUR 2211C with a minimum grade of C
Continues concepts introduced in Adult Health Nursing Guides students in making clinical decisions for clients with alterations in physiological and/or psychosocial integrity. Physiological, psychosocial and pharmacological application stressed. Learning experiences include interaction with clients in acute settings, psychiatric settings and community settings.
(Special Fee: $165.00).
NUR 2313C. MATERNAL CHILD NURSING.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in NUR 1003C
Designed for Advanced Standing students in the Valencia Nursing Program. Builds on previous knowledge of the student. Important concepts will include the role of the registered nurse in providing family centered care to childbearing and childrearing families. Clinical decision making will focus on health promotion and maintenance as well as complex and acute conditions affecting childbearing women and children from infancy through adolescence. Physiological and psychosocial integrity of each client is assured through critical thinking and appropriate clinical decision making as guided by the clinical instructor.
(Special Fee: $165.00).
NUR 2801C. PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in NUR 2244C
This course has a major clinical focus designed to prepare the Advanced Standing Nursing student to assume the role of manager of patient care. Clinical decision making, collaboration skills, interventions related to pharmacotherapy, and understanding of professional responsibility within the health care system will be emphasized. With the guidance of faculty or an RN preceptor, the student will demonstrate his/her ability to independently perform the role of the new associate degree graduate in a variety of clinical settings. Learning activities will ensure competence in oral communication and basic use of computers.
(Special Fee: $165.00).
NUR 2823C. NURSING V.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in NUR 2204C.
Co-requisite: HSC 2151.
Focuses on leadership roles, management of care, coordination of care services, and collaboration with all team members to ensure safe and effective care for clients, families, significant others, and healthcare personnel in the care environment. Demonstrates effective communication in specific healthcare settings. Relates nursing accountability to the legal, ethical, and regulatory framework. A grade of "satisfactory" in the clinical/lab is required.
(Special Fee: $174.00).
NUR 2832L. NURSING VI.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in HSC 2151 and NUR 2823C
Helps the student develop behaviors that will move him/her from the role of student nurse to the role of registered nurse. With the guidance of faculty and a registered nurse (R.N.) preceptor, the student will be assisted to demonstrate his/her ability to independently perform the Valencia Community College Nursing Program Educational outcomes. Learning experiences will be conducted in a variety of patient care settings. A grade of “satisfactory” in the clinical/lab is required. (Special Fee: $178.00).
NUR 2930. SELECTED TOPICS IN NURSING.
For students interested in obtaining additional nursing skills. Provides clinical experience and seminar type discussion activities for students pursuing selected topics in nursing. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Special Fee: $25.00).
NUR 2942. INTERNSHIP IN NURSING.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in Reading, Mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes; a minimum 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits, including NUR 2204C.
The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Placement Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses.
This is a planned work-based experience that provides students with an opportunity to fine- tune skill sets learned in coursework and enhance workplace skills through supervised practical experiences related to their career objectives. Each earned credit hour of Internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Internship Fee: $10.00).