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NURS 090NURSING ASSISTANT8.0 CR   S, F, W, Sp

Provides the content and experiences for students to achieve mastery of the state-defined competencies required to assist in giving basic nursing care to residents/clients under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Prerequisite: None.


NURS 101NURSING FOUNDATIONS5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Presents concepts that form the foundation of nursing practice and the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. Topics include: the nursing process; aging and elder care; palliative and end-of-life care; oxygenation; basics of fluid, electrolyte, and acid base balance; nutrition; pharmacology; antibiotics; pain; gastrointestinal health; wounds and skin care.

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program. Admission criteria is posted on the web. Concurrent requirement: NURS 111


NURS 102BASIC NURSING I5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Builds on previously learned knowledge and introduces basic medical-surgical nursing care of adult and geriatric clients with selected health challenges. Care of the surgical client is introduced. Topics include cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, immune, hematological, and musculoskeletal health challenges. Prerequisite: NURS 101 and NURS 111, and concurrent enrollment or prior completion of AH 114.

Prerequisite: NURS 101 and NURS 111, and concurrent enrollment or prior completion of AH 114. Concurrent requirements: NURS 112.

Concurrent requirements: NURS 112.


NURS 103BASIC NURSING II5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Expands knowledge of basic medical-surgical nursing care of clients with selected health challenges. Topics include cancer, neurological, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, acid-base, fluid and electrolyte, eye, ear and behavioral health concerns.

Prerequisites: NURS 102 and NURS 112, AH 104 and AH 114, all with grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirement: Taken concurrently with NURS 113.


NURS 104FAMILY NURSING5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Integrates previously learned knowledge with family nursing concepts for effective nursing care as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. Topics include care of the family, perinatal care, pediatric care, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.

Prerequisites:Nursing 103 and 113 with grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirement:Taken concurrently with NURS 114.


NURS 111NURSING FOUNDATIONS - CLINICAL5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Provides opportunities to apply foundational concepts from NURS 101, as well as gain additional knowledge necessary to the performance of nursing care in the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing, with a focus on adult and geriatric clients. Topics include: physical assessment; dosage calculation; medication administration (non-injectable); care of the adult and geriatric client.

Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in NURS 101.


NURS 112BASIC NURSING I - CLINICAL5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Provides additional opportunities to apply knowledge from NURS 102 and previous courses in the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing by providing nursing care to stable adult and geriatric clients in the community, assisted care, long-term and/or rehab settings. Introduces injectable medications. Expands understanding and use of the nursing process.

Prerequisites: NURS 101 and 111with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirement:Taken concurrently with NURS 102.


NURS 113BASIC NURSING II - CLINICAL5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Provides expanded opportunities to apply knowledge from NURS 103 and previous courses to effective nursing care as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing, to adult clients in various settings, with a focus on acute care. Introduces intravenous fluids and medications. Prerequisite: NURS 102 and 112 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisite: NURS 102 and 112 with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirements: Taken concurrently with NURS 103.

Concurrent requirements: Taken concurrently with NURS 103.


NURS 114FAMILY NURSING - CLINICAL5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Provides new opportunities to apply knowledge from NURS 104 and previous courses to effective nursing care as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing for perinatal, newborn, and pediatric clients. Introduces infant injections and calculation of pediatric dosages. Community and acute care settings are utilized.

Prerequisites:NURS 103 and NURS 113 with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirement: Taken concurrently with NURS 104.


NURS 150PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING I2.0 CRRE  

Introduces basic principles of pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, and dosage calculation. Provides an overview of drug classifications and prototypes. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program Concurrent requirements: NURS 151

Concurrent requirements: NURS 151


NURS 151NURSING CONCEPTS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS I3.0 CRRE  

Presents concepts that form the foundation of nursing practice and the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the profession. Topics include: the nursing process, concepts of health and wellness, oxygenation, fluid and electrolyte balance, elimination, the integumentary system, comfort measures, and palliative care. Prerequisites: NURS 090 or equivalent and certification as a nursing assistant in WA or OR and admission to the nursing program. NURS 090 must be completed with a "C" or above.

Prerequisites: NURS 090 or equivalent and certification as a nursing assistant in WA or OR and admission to the nursing program. NURS 090 must be completed with a "C" or above. Concurrent requirements: NURS 161

Concurrent requirements: NURS 161


NURS 152NURSING CONCEPTS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS II5.0 CRRE  

Builds upon foundational nursing knowledge and concepts. Focuses on health promotion and comprehensive care of clients with chronic illness. Promotes decision making and critical thinking in the nursing roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Topics include cancer and the endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal systems. Prerequisites:NURS 151 with a "C" or higher.

Prerequisites:NURS 151 with a "C" or higher. Concurrent requirements: NURS 162

Concurrent requirements: NURS 162


NURS 153NURSING CONCEPTS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS III5.0 CRRE  

Presents additional nursing knowledge and concepts focusing on comprehensive care of adults with chronic illness. Expands upon decision making and critical thinking. Further develops the nursing roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Topics include perioperative care, and the genitourinary, reproductive, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and sensory systems. Prerequisites: NURS 152 with a grade of "C" or higher

Prerequisites: NURS 152 with a grade of "C" or higher Concurrent requirements: NURS 163

Concurrent requirements: NURS 163


NURS 160SKILLS IN NURSING I2.0 CRRE  

Introduces skills and the associated concepts for the provision of safe, effective nursing care. Topics include vital signs, physical assessment, sterile technique, wound care, blood glucose monitoring, medication administration, injections, nasogastric tubes, urinary catheters, and care of tracheostomies. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program.

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program. Concurrent requirements: NURS 161

Concurrent requirements: NURS 161


NURS 161NURSING PRACTICUM I3.0 CRRE  

Provides opportunities to perform beginning nursing care in the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Focuses on care of the client in skilled care and community settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program.

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program. Concurrent requirements: NURS 151

Concurrent requirements: NURS 151


NURS 162NURSING PRACTICUM II5.0 CRRE  

Provides additional opportunities to perform nursing care in the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Focuses on care of the client in skilled care facilities and additional community settings. Prerequisites: NURS 161 and NURS 160 with a grade of "Pass".

Prerequisites: NURS 161 and NURS 160 with a grade of "Pass". Concurrent requirements: NURS 152

Concurrent requirements: NURS 152


NURS 163NURSING PRACTICUM III5.0 CRRE  

Continues to build upon previous experiences. Provides opportunities to perform nursing care in the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession, in the acute care and community settings, with increasing skill and independence. Prerequisites: NURS 162 with a grade of "Pass"

Prerequisites: NURS 162 with a grade of "Pass" Concurrent requirements: NURS 153

Concurrent requirements: NURS 153


NURS 201ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE NURSING I5.0 CR  

Expands knowledge of nursing concepts and care gained at the basic level. Focuses on comprehensive care of clients throughout the lifespan in preparation for the registered nurse role as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. Topics include care of the client with cardiac, respiratory, renal and behavioral health challenges. Prerequisites: NURS 104 and NURS 114 with a grade of C or higher or admission to LPN2RN Campus-Based Option.

Prerequisites: NURS 104 and NURS 114 with a grade of C or higher or admission to LPN2RN Campus-Based Option. Concurrent requirements: NURS 221 and AH 230

Concurrent requirements: NURS 221 and AH 230


NURS 202ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE NURSING II5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Further expands knowledge of nursing concepts and care, with a continued focus on comprehensive care of clients throughout the lifespan in preparation for the registered nurse role as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. Topics include care of the client with vascular, hematological, neurological, gastrointestinal, and additional behavioral health challenges.

Prerequisites: NURS 201 and NURS 221 with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirement: NURS 222


NURS 203ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE NURSING III5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Expands on knowledge gained in previous nursing courses to further prepare the students for the role of a registered nurse. Focuses on providing comprehensive nursing care for clients throughout the lifespan with endocrine disorders, cancer, burns, trauma, terminal illness, and multi-system disorders. Disaster planning, research, and professional

Prerequisites: NURS 202 and NURS 222 with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirement: NURS 223


NURS 209NURSING SUCCESS3.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Strengthens nursing skills and knowledge to promote success in upper level nursing courses. Reviews selected nursing skills, care planning, dosage calculations, legal concepts and professional issues. Familiarizes the student with LCC Nursing Program policies and clinical requirements, including the clinical setting.

Prerequisite: Formal acceptance into the campus-based 2nd year of LCC nursing program. Instructor permission required for enrollment.


NURS 221ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE NURSING CLINICAL I5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Provides advanced opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts learned in NURS 201 and previous courses. Cultivates critical thinking and enhances skill in the performance of nursing care as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing at the beginning registered nurse level. Community and acute care settings are utilized. Includes advanced intravenous skills and concepts. Introduces delegation at the registered nurse level.

Prerequisites: NURS 104, NURS 114 with a grade of C or better. Taken concurrently with NURS 201.


NURS 222ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE NURSING CLINICAL II5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Provides additional advanced opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts learned in NURS 202 and previous courses. Expands critical thinking and increases skill in the performance of nursing care as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing at the beginning registered nurse level. Expands knowledge of nurse delegation. Community and acute care settings are utilized.

Prerequisite: NURS 201 and 221 with a grade of C or beter. Concurrent requirement: NURS 202


NURS 223ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE NURSING CLINICAL III5.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Prepares students for autonomous nursing practice by providing opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge learned in NURS 203 and previous courses, under the supervision of an assigned registered nurse preceptor. Reinforces critical thinking and increases skill at the beginning registered nurse level as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing, preparing students for autonomous nursing practice. Expands skills in nurse delegation.

Prerequisites:NURS 202 and 222 with a grade of C or higher. Concurrent requirement: NURS 203


NURS 241ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS OF NURSING PRACTICE4.0 CRRE   F

Provides content essential to effective and safe registered nursing practice. Concepts of leadership and management are included. Nursing delivery systems, standards of care, quality management, and evidence-based practice are described. The course includes an in-depth review and application of the nursing process. Topics include community-based nursing, culture and ethnicity, nutrition, pharmacology, pain, safety, and infection control

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program


NURS 242NURSING THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN3.0 CRRE   F

Builds on previous nursing knowledge to present concepts essential to the provision and management of nursing care of patients throughout the lifespan. Topics include cultural influences on health, assessment, patient teaching, growth and development, care of the family. Reviews the nursing care of the pregnant and postpartum patient. Discusses strategies to achieve optimal health for patients of all ages.

Prerequisites: NURS 241 with a grade of C or above or concurrent enrollment.


NURS 243BEHAVIORAL HEALTH3.0 CRRE   W

Provides knowledge essential to provide and manage nursing care of patients with behavioral health issues. Promotes understanding of mental health and mental illness. Presents strategies in nursing care to support the emotional, mental, and social well-being of the patient and their families.

Prerequisites: NURS 242.


NURS 244COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I4.0 CRRE   W

Using a body systems approach, explores the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic and laboratory studies, health promotion, health assessment, pharmacologic interventions, and nursing management essential to safe and effective nursing care of patients with various health challenges. Topics include nursing management of patients with disorders of the respiratory, cardiovascular, vascular/lymphatic, neurological, urinary/renal, hepatobiliary/pancreatic, and gastrointestinal systems, as well as acid-base/fluid-electrolyte balance. Prerquisites: NURS 243 with a grade of C or above or concurrent enrollment.


NURS 245COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING II4.0 CRRE   S, Sp

Using a body systems approach, continues to explore the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic and laboratory studies, health promotion, health assessment, pharmacologic interventions, and nursing management essential to safe and effective nursing care of patients with various health challenges. Topics include nursing management of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal, dermatologic, immune, metabolic/endocrine, hematologic, reproductive, visual/auditory systems, and cancer.

Prerequisite: NURS 244 with a grade of C or higher.


NURS 246SKILLS LABORATORY2.0 CRRE   Sp

Provides opportunities to develop and enhance proficiency in nursing skills essential to safe and effective nursing practice as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing, at the beginning registered nurse level. Prerequisite: NURS 242

Prerequisite: NURS 242 Concurrent requirements: NURS 243 or NURS 245

Concurrent requirements: NURS 243 or NURS 245


NURS 247CLINICAL PRACTICUM10.0 CRRE   S

Provides advanced opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts learned in previous courses. Expands critical thinking and increases skill in the performance of nursing care as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing at the beginning registered nurse level. Expands knowledge of nurse delegation. Community and acute care settings are utilized.

Prerequisite: NURS 246


NURS 248ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM5.0 CRRE   S

Prepares students for autonomous nursing practice by providing opportunities to integrate and apply knowledge learned in previous courses, under the supervision of an assigned registered nurse preceptor. Reinforces critical thinking and increases skill at the beginning registered nurse level as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing, preparing students for autonomous nursing practice. Expands skills in nurse delegation.

Prerequisites: NURS 247 or concurrent enrollment.


NURS 250PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING II1.0 CRRE  

Builds upon principles of pharmacology, therapeutic modalities, and dosage calculation with a focus on selected client populations. Prerequisites: NURS 150 and NURS 153 with a "C" or higher.

Prerequisites: NURS 150 and NURS 153 with a "C" or higher. Concurrent requirements: NURS 251

Concurrent requirements: NURS 251


NURS 251NURSING CONCEPTS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS IV4.0 CRRE  

Explores nursing knowledge and concepts focusing on comprehensive nursing care of clients in the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Further expands upon decision making and critical thinking. Topics include maternal-child nursing, growth and development, and health promotion. The cardiac system and the associated nursing care of selected clients is also discussed. Prerequisites: NURS 153 with a "C" or higher or Program Director permission

Prerequisites: NURS 153 with a "C" or higher or Program Director permission Concurrent requirements: NURS 261

Concurrent requirements: NURS 261


NURS 252NURSING CONCEPTS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS V5.0 CRRE  

Further develops nursing knowledge and concepts focusing on comprehensive care of clients with acute and complex health issues in preparation for the nursing roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Topics include care of the client with respiratory, genitourinary, hematological and gastrointestinal health disorders.Prerequisites: NURS 251 with a grade of "C" or higher

Prerequisites: NURS 251 with a grade of "C" or higher Concurrent requirements: NURS 262

Concurrent requirements: NURS 262


NURS 253NURSING CONCEPTS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS VI5.0 CRRE  

Expands on knowledge gained in previous courses. Focuses on providing comprehensive nursing care for clients with complex health care needs. Topics include endocrine disorders, burns, trauma, shock, neurological disorders and disaster preparedness. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a "C" or higher.

Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a "C" or higher. Concurrent requirements: NURS 263

Concurrent requirements: NURS 263


NURS 260SKILLS IN NURSING II1.0 CRRE  

Presents additional nursing skills. Builds upon previously learned concepts. Skills include pediatric assessment and infant injection, intravenous medication administration, and care of central lines. Prerequisites: NURS 160 with a "C" or higher or Program Director permission

Prerequisites: NURS 160 with a "C" or higher or Program Director permission Concurrent requirements: NURS 261

Concurrent requirements: NURS 261


NURS 261NURSING PRACTICUM IV4.0 CRRE  

Expands the opportunities to perform nursing in the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Introducing care of maternal-child clients. Builds on previous knowledge and skills to provide further experience in acute care of the adult with increasingly complex health concerns. Prerequisites: NURS 163 with a "C" or higher or Program Director permission

Prerequisites: NURS 163 with a "C" or higher or Program Director permission Concurrent requirements: NURS 251

Concurrent requirements: NURS 251


NURS 262NURSING PRACTICUM V5.0 CRRE  

Builds upon previous knowledge, skills, and experiences and provides additional opportunities to perform nursing in the roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Provides experience with clients experiencing increasingly complex alterations in health. Includes acute care and community settings. Prerequisites: NURS 261 with a grade of "Pass"

Prerequisites: NURS 261 with a grade of "Pass" Concurrent requirements: NURS 252

Concurrent requirements: NURS 252


NURS 263NURSING PRACTICUM VI5.0 CRRE  

Provides opportunities to perform nursing care under the guidance of a registered nurse preceptor, integrating previous knowledge, skills, and experience. Reinforces critical thinking, decision making, and skills in the beginning registered nurse roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Prerequisites: NURS 262 with a grade of "Pass"

Prerequisites: NURS 262 with a grade of "Pass" Concurrent requirements: NURS 253

Concurrent requirements: NURS 253


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