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NURSING 089 - Success in Fundamental Nursing - Anh Vo

Course:Success in Fundamental Nursing
Professor:Anh Vo
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


This class is an adjunct to Nursing 112/114.  It will enhance your learning for NUR 112/114. You are required to attend the live or synchronous class at the scheduled time. You may also be required to complete the online assignments, participate in online discussion questions, and have a minimal of one response to someone else’s discussion question post. There are no specific books in this class, though we will use our resources from NUR 112 and NUR 114. There will be NCLEX practice online quizzes.

Course Description

Units: 1.00, May Be Taken Once for Credit                                

Course expands on the students' critical thinking abilities related to Nursing 112/114. Units do not apply to the associate degree and offered credit/no-credit only.

What to Expect in this Course


Board Policy 4233 states that “Any student with excused or absences amounting to more than 10% of the class meetings may be dropped or withdrawn from the class.   An instructor may drop a student up until 20% of the course (2nd week of a full semester length course) or withdraw a student from a course up until 75% of the course time (12th week for a full semester length course) due to excessive absences.”  (Excessive absence is defined by more than 10% of the class meetings.)  For this course, you cannot be absent more than two class meetings, either live or online.


The course is a credit/no credit course.  In order to receive 1 unit and a credit grade:  All assignments must be turned in and quizzes completed. Assignments are graded according to Nursing Department grading policy. Average of 75% on all graded assignments is required to pass the course.


Students expect to have internet and laptop/computer/tablet with webcam and microphone to attend class via zoom and turn in course assignments via Canvas.  


The course can be accessed via Canvas at on the first day of the course. Follow the login instructions at the bottom of the screen to log in. Here, you can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661)362-3344 during college business hours, or (877)889-9052 for 24/7 support. For technical support using Canvas, visit the Canvas tech Support page for students.

Types of Assessments

Ungraded quizzes and written care plan.

Textbook Information

All books used during this class will correlate with Nursing 112/114 including Kaplan.

Other Relevant Course Information

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze musculoskeletal problems in terms of their etiology, applicable anatomy and physiology, and key manifestations.
  2. Analyze a history and physical related to musculoskeletal disorders
  3. Explain how medications work to treat specific disease processes
  4. Accurately calculate dosages for administering oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications
  5. Interpret lab values related to musculoskeletal disorders
  6. Apply the nursing process to develop appropriate plans of care for musculoskeletal disorders taking into consideration the physical, psychological, socio-cultural, developmental, and spiritual needs of the client
  7. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in interactions between clients and nurses
  8. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze problems found in the musculoskeletal system
  9. Evaluate sample test questions by following test taking principles to choose correct answers
  10. Apply concepts of autonomy, responsibility and accountability to given scenario in which clinical judgment must be utilized

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 960