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Nursing
Curriculum

First Year


First Semester (Fall)
  • First 8 Weeks: NURS 211 Introduction to Nursing (4.5 units)
    Introduction to the professional aspects of nursing. Students learn principles of human needs and application of the nursing process. Basic skills are mastered through skills lab and clinical experiences in long term care settings.
  • Second 8 Weeks:NURS 212 Concepts of Homeostasis in Nursing (4.5 units)
    Focus on the maintenance of homeostasis during health and illness including the effects of aging. Medication administration and assessment skills practiced in the skills lab and acute care clinical settings.
  • NURS 808/809
    Skill practice and competency assessment.
    Nursing Lab Hours & Location
Second Semester (Spring)
Second Year

Third Semester (Fall)
  • First 8 Weeks: NURS 231 Psychiatric Nursing (5 units)
    Guided learning experiences in psychiatric settings to assist students to understand effects of mental/emotional illnesses. Effective and non-effective communication patterns discussed after experiences.
  • Second 8 Weeks: NURS 232 Medical/Surgical Nursing (5 units)
    Focus on medical/surgical illnesses with care of patients in acute care settings. Nursing care for patients during and after surgery included with observation in Surgery and Recovery areas.
  • All 16 Weeks: NURS 235 Nursing Skills Lab III (0.5 units)
    Skill practice and competency assessment.
  • NURS 808/809
    Skill practice and competency assessment.
    Nursing Lab Hours & Location
Fourth Semester (Spring)
  • First 8 Weeks: NURS 241 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing (5 units)
    Care of the patient in the critical care and specialty areas correlated with content of the common needs/problems of these patients. Observation in Emergency Departments, Critical Care Units, and Community settings.
  • Second 8 Weeks: NURS 242 Leadership/Management in Nursing (5 units)
    Leadership/management principles and current nursing issues discussed in preparation for transition into work settings. Continued focus on needs/problems of medical/surgical patients. Clinical emphasis on organization and priority setting.
  • All 16 Weeks: NURS 245 Nursing Skills Lab IV (0.5 units)
    Skill practice and competency assessment.
  • NURS 808/809
    Skill practice and competency assessment.
    Nursing Lab Hours & Location