Course Descriptions

NURSNG 045 BASIC EKG INTERPRETATION
Units: 1.50 | 27.00 hours lecture maximum

Presents basic EKG interpretation including, basic
principles, normal sinus rhythm, dysrhythmias of focal
origin and rhythm blocks. Designed for practicing nurses,
student nurses, and those seeking to become a monitor
technician.

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NURSNG 050 NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Units: 6.00 | 67.50 hours lecture maximum, 121.50 hours lab
maximum

Prerequisite: TB test and physical exam within the
last six months. Proof of vaccination for Hepatitis B
(or signed waiver), rubeola, rubella, mumps, polio,
diphtheria, and tetanus required. In order to register, a
packet must be picked up in the Nursing Office. Forms
must be completed and submitted to the instructor on the
first day of class.

Presents the fundamental nursing skills needed to care
for the hospitalized patient. Includes clinical practice in
a skilled nursing facility with emphasis on the role and
responsibilities of the nurse assistant, safety principles
and infection control, basic patient care skills, and
emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient.
Upon completion, the student will be eligible to take the
California test for certification. Field trip required.

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NURSNG 061 INTERPRETATION OF LABORATORY TESTS
Units: 1.00 | 18.00 hours lecture maximum

Provides an in-depth review and analysis of laboratory
values and their implication across the life span.

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NURSNG 089 SUCCESS IN FUNDAMENTAL NURSING
Units: 1.00 | 18.00 hours lecture maximum
Co-requisite: Nursing 112 and Nursing 114

Expands on students’ critical thinking skills focusing on
content from NURSNG 112 & 114. Units do not apply to
the associate degree.

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NURSNG 093 SUCCESS IN MATERNAL NEWBORN AND PEDIATRIC NURSING
Units: 0.50 | 9.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: NURSNG-236

Expands on students’ critical thinking skills focusing on
content from NURSNG-236. Units do not apply to the
associate degree. Offered pass/no-pass only.

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NURSNG 094 SUCCESS IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Units: 0.50 | 9.00 hours lecture
Co-requisite: NURSNG-126

Expands on students’ critical thinking skills focusing on
content from NURSNG-126. Units do not apply to the
associate degree. Offered pass/no-pass only.

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NURSNG 096 SUCCESS IN ADVANCED MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING
Units: 1.00 | 18.00 hours lecture maximum
Co-requisite: NURSNG-240

Expands on students’ critical thinking skills focusing on
content from NURSNG-240. Units do not apply to the
associate degree. Offered pass/no-pass only.

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NURSNG 109 TRANSITION INTO NURSING
Units: 4.00 | CSU 31.50 hours lecture, 121.50 hours lab
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program

Designed to assist all transfer, returning, and LVN to RN
students to successfully integrate into the Registered
Nursing Program, including the knowledge, skills,
and attitudes necessary to address health problems
of adult and elderly patients as a provider of care,
manager of care, and member of the nursing profession.
Emphasizes a patient-centered approach by focusing
on their multifaceted needs and the integrated concepts
of person, health, nursing and environment. Field trip
involving clinical experiences at hospitals required.

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NURSNG 112 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
Units: 4.25 | CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 121.50 hours lab
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program

Presents the foundational knowledge, skills, and
attitudes necessary for socialization to the roles of
provider of care, manager of care, and member of the
nursing profession. Prepares the student for patient centered
nursing by focusing on the physiological, psychological,
socio-cultural, developmental, and spiritual needs of patients
across the lifespan and the integrated concepts of person,
health, environment, and nursing.

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NURSNG 114 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
Units: 6.50 | CSU 63.00 hours lecture, 162.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-112

Presents the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary
to provide basic care to adult and elderly patients as a
professional nurse at a fundamental level. Emphasizes
a patient-centered approach by focusing on their
multifaceted needs and integrated concepts related to
wellness and heath alterations of mobility and protection.

NURSNG-112 & 114 are equivalent to NURSNG-110 &
111. Field trip required.

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NURSNG 124 BEGINNING MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING
Units: 5.75 | CSU 63.00 hours lecture, 121.50 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-114

Presents the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary
to provide care for non-complex health problems of adult
and elderly patients at a beginning level. Emphasizes
a patient-centered approach by focusing on their
multifaceted needs and integrated concepts related to
wellness and alterations of oxygenation, tissue perfusion,
nutrition, elimination, metabolism, and sexuality. Field trip
required. Formerly NURSNG-120.






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NURSNG 126 PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Units: 3.75
CSU 40.50 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-114 and PSYCH-101/101H

Presents the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary
to provide care for health problems of psychiatric patients
across the life-span at a beginning level. Emphasizes
a patient-centered approach by focusing on their
multifaceted needs and integrated concepts related to
wellness and psychological health alterations. Field trip
required. Formerly NURSNG-220.

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NURSNG 130 NURSING CLINICAL PRACTICE
Units: 2.00 | CSU 108.00 hours lab maximum
Prerequisite: NURSNG-124, TB test and physical exam
within the last six months. Proof of vaccination for
Hepatitis B (or signed waiver), rubeola, rubella, mumps,
polio, diphtheria, and tetanus required. In order to
register, a packet must be picked up in the Mathematics,
Sciences, and Health Professions office. Forms must be
completed and submitted to the Mathematics, Sciences,
and Health Professions office by the deadline provided.

Provides additional clinical practice to students
emphasizing beginning and intermediate medical/
surgical skills. Not appropriate for students who have
completed a nursing program. In order to register,
equivalency of Nursing 124 must be presented to the
Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Professions office.
Field trip required.

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NURSNG 206 OPERATING ROOM NURSING
Units: 4.75 | CSU 81.00 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-234

Presents theory of operating room nursing, including the
three areas of perioperative nursing care: preoperative
assessment and planning, intraoperative implementation,
and postoperative evaluation. Field trip required.

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NURSNG 212 PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
Units: 1.25 | CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-112

Designed to develop basic skills of physical assessment
covering the life span, including the health history,
physical examination techniques, and the nursing
process.

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NURSNG 215 PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
Units: 3.00 | CSU 54.00 hours lecture maximum

Presents in-depth pharmacological principles,
including drug classifications, pharmacokinetics,
pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, legal and
ethical issues, patient and family education, and dosage
calculation.

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NURSNG 234 INTERMEDIATE MEDICALSURGICAL NURSING
Units: 4.75 | CSU 45.00 hours lecture, 121.50 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-124 and NURSNG-126

Presents the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide
care for complex health problems of adult and elderly patients at an intermediate level. Emphasizes management of patient-centered care by focusing on the multifaceted needs of patients and integrated concepts related to wellness and alterations of oxygenation, tissue
perfusion, elimination, mobility, sensation, cognition, and
sexuality. Field trip required. Formerly NURSNG-222.

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NURSNG 236 MATERNAL CHILD NURSING
Units: 5.50 | CSU 58.50 hours lecture, 121.50 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-234

Presents the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary
to provide care for health problems of the pediatric,
newborn, maternal patient and their families at the
intermediate level. Emphasizes management of patient
and family-centered care by focusing on the multifaceted
needs of the family and integrated concepts related to
wellness and alterations health. Field trip required.

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NURSNG 240 ADVANCED MEDICALSURGICAL NURSING AND LEADERSHIP
Units: 8.50 | CSU 72.00 hours lecture, 243.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: NURSNG-234 and NURSNG-236

Presents the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary
to provide care for complex and multi-system health
problems of the adult and elderly patient at an advanced
level. Manages groups of patients and provides
leadership for patient-centered care by focusing on their
multifaceted needs and integrated concepts related to
wellness and alterations of oxygenation, tissue perfusion,
elimination, mobility, sensation, and cognition. Prepares
the student for transition into practice. Field trip required.
Formerly NURSNG-232.

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NURSNG 250 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Units: 3.00 | CSU 162.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: TB test, physical examination within the
last six months. Proof of vaccination for hepatitis B (or
signed waiver), rubeola, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, and
tetanus. Criminal clearance and current CPR card (for
health-care providers) required. Malpractice insurance,
LA City Fire Card and RN license obtained within the
past 18 months.

Supports registered nurses licensed within the last 18 months           in their progression from education to professional practice.         While working with pre-arranged preceptors in acute care       facilities, students will have the opportunity to expand upon           the knowledge and skills learned in a pre-licensure nursing       program. Offered pass/no-pass only. Field trip required.