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This is a draft version of the LCC Catalog and is intended for review purposes only.

Nursing


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NURS 150Pharmacology for Nursing I2 CR REELF, W, Sp

Introduces basic principles of pharmacology and therapeutic modalities. Provides an overview of drug classifications and prototypes.

Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program Concurrent requirement: NURS 151 or nursing program director approval


NURS 151Nursing Concepts in Health and Illness I3 CR REELF, 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 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. Concurrent requirements: NURS 161


NURS 152Nursing Concepts in Health and Illness II5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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, the endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal systems.

Prerequisites: NURS 150 and NURS 151 with a 'C' or higher Concurrent requirement: NURS 162


NURS 153Nursing Concepts in Health and Illness III5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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, hematologic, neurologic, and sensory systems.

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


NURS 160Skills In Nursing2 CR REELF, W, Sp

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, dosage calculation, injections, nasogastric tubes, urinary catheters, and care of tracheostomies.

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


NURS 161Nursing Practicum I3 CR REELF, W, Sp

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. Concurrent requirements: NURS 151


NURS 162Nursing Practicum II5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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'. Concurrent requirements: NURS 152


NURS 163Nursing Practicum III5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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' Concurrent requirements: NURS 153


NURS 209Nursing Success2 CR REELF, 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 241Essential Concepts of Nursing Practice2 CR REELF

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 CR REELF

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 CR REEL

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 CR REELW

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.

Prerequisites: NURS 243 with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment.


NURS 245Comprehensive Medical Surgical Nursing II4 CR REELSp

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 Lab2 CR REELSp

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 Concurrent requirements: NURS 243 or NURS 245


NURS 247Clinical Practicum5 CR - 10 CR REEL

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 CR REELS

Prepares students for autonomous nursing practice by providing 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 performance of nursing skills in the beginning registered nurse roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.

Prerequisites: NURS 247 or concurrent enrollment


NURS 250Pharmacology for Nursing II1 CR REELF, W, Sp

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. Concurrent requirements: NURS 251


NURS 251Nursing Concepts In Health And Illness IV4 CR REELF, W, Sp

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 Concurrent requirements: NURS 261


NURS 252Nursing Concepts in Health and Illness V5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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 Concurrent requirements: NURS 262


NURS 253Nursing Concepts in Health and Illness VI5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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. Concurrent requirements: NURS 263


NURS 261Nursing Practicum IV5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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 Concurrent requirements: NURS 251


NURS 262Nursing Practicum V5 CR REELF, W, Sp

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' Concurrent requirements: NURS 252


NURS 263Nursing Practicum VI5 CR REELF, W, Sp

Prepares students for autonomous nursing practice by providing 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 performance of nursing skills in the beginning registered nurse roles of provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.

Prerequisite: NURS 262 with a grade of 'pass'Concurrent requirement: NURS 253


NURS 288Cooperative Work Experience1 CR - 15 CR

Provides work-based learning experience in a specific program of study. Individualized student outcomes are developed, focusing on behaviors that contribute to workplace success.

Prerequisites: Instructor or Cooperative Education Coordinator permission Concurrent requirements: COLL 289 or BTEC 294 or BUS 294 or IT 294 must be taken prior to or concurrent with this course.


NURS 299Independent Study1 CR - 10 CR

Offers individualized learning opportunities for knowledge or skill development. Content and expectations are established between the student and instructor, and documented in an Independent Study contract.

Prerequisites: By instructor permission only.


NURS 90Nursing Assistant8 CRS, 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.


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