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NURS 67
Fundamentals of Caregiving (2.5)

This course meets the Washington State requirements for 'Fundamental s of Care Giving' certificate in order to be employed in community care giving settings.

NURS 68
Receiving Nurse Delegation (1)

This course prepares the student to receive delegation of selected nursing tasks under the Washington State Nurse Delegation regulations.

NURS 69
Nursing Assistant Training (6.5)

This course prepares the student to be a nursing assistant. Federal and state requirements for taking the Nursing Assistant Certification Examination will be included.

NURS 70
Comprehensive Nursing Assistant Training (15)

This course prepares the student to be a nursing assistant for the care of residents of community and long term care facilities. Requirements for 'Fundamentals of Care Giving,' 'Nurse Delegation,' and federal and state requirements for taking the Nursing Assistant Certification examination will be included.

NURS 94
Success Strategies for Nursing Students (2)

Support for academic success in nursing. Includes reading, study, and test-taking skills, working in culturally diverse groups, drug dosage computation, and campus support services. An optional course recommended for those interested in improving academic skills or for whom English is not the native language. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program.

NURS 95
Critical Thinking In The Nursing Process (2)

An optional problem-solving seminar designed to assist students in developing their critical thinking skills in relationship to the nursing process. Emphasis will be on case studies. Prerequisite: Advanced placement LPN student or concurrent enrollment in NURS 152 or permission.

NURS 100
Medical math for Nursing Students (1)

Support for medical math calculations in nursing. Includes drug dosage computation and dimensional analysis. An optional course recommended for those interested in improving medication calculation skills in preparation for medication calculation exams required in the nursing program.

NURS 101
Success Strategies for Nursing Students Seminar (0.5)

First seminar course in six-part seminar series for students entering the Nursing Program. Success Strategies focuses on behaviors that support academic success in nursing. The course includes skills in time management, goal setting, stress management, reading, studying, and test taking. It also includes critical thinking in nursing, embracing a growth mindset approach to learning, working in culturally diverse groups, an introduction to campus support services and other online tools applicable to nursing. Acceptance and enrollment in the first quarter of the Nursing Program or instructor permission is required.

NURS 102
Cultivation of Care for the Nurse Seminar (1)

The focus of this course is to introduce the learner to concepts for short, medium and long-term strategies for personal and professional development. Emphasis on the application of self-reflection and self-improvement is reviewed to achieve success in the personal and professional environment. This course will take the learner through a personal journey of self-reflection and self-exploration while laying a foundation for theory-in-practice.

NURS 103
Finding Your Career-Centered Passion (0.5)

A seminar course for currently-enrolled nursing students that focuses on helping students identify their areas of interests as they pertain to a career as a registered nurse. Students will evaluate personal strengths, interests, and experiences to determine a beginning career plan. Students will participate in small group discussion, reflection, short writing assignments, and a poster presentation.

NURS 112
Critical Thinking in the Nursing Process (1)

A problem-solving seminar designed to assist students in developing their critical thinking skills in relationship to the nursing process. Emphasis will be on case studies.

NURS 121
Communication In Nursing (3)

Application of basic princ. of communication and human relations to health care settings. Identification of problems in relationships and techniques for working with people of diverse backgrounds in health care environments. Equiv. to NURSE 121.

NURS 131
Skills Practice Laboratory for Communication (1)

Practice of communication skills including diverse clients with varying preferences, values, and needs. Includes professionalism, self-awareness and impact on communication, group process, and interprofessional relationships.

NURS 141
Foundations of Nursing Practice (3)

Describes organizing framework foundational to the nursing program. Concepts include: critical thinking, nursing process, patient-centered care, homeostasis, and environment with emphasis on human needs and lifespan regarding the older adult. Socialization into the nursing profession is emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Concurrent with NURS 151 and NURS 161.

NURS 142
Nursing Practice and Common Health Disturbances (5)

Nursing care for persons with common health disturbances related to: immobility, malnutrition, infection, inflammation, healing, pain, perioperative care, unconsciousness, dementia, diabetes, integumentary and musculoskeletal disorders and end of life issues. Prerequisite: NURS 121, NURS 131, NURS 141, NURS 151, NURS 161.

NURS 143
Nursing Practice & Complex Health Disturbances I (6)

Third course in the nursing sequence with emphasis on hospitalized patients with complex health disturbances. Focus is on the surgical experience, fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance, respiratory, cardiac, neurological, immunological, cancer, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and sensory disturbances.

NURS 151
Nursing Foundations Practicum (4)

Provides opportunity for student to apply the nursing process, communication techniques, and basic nursing skills in a long-term care setting. Equiv. to NURSE 142. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.

NURS 152
Common Health Disturbances Practicum (4)

Provides the opportunity to expand the use of nursing process and technical skills when caring for hospitalized persons. Emphasizes medication administration, health teaching and interpersonal communication.

NURS 153
Complex Health Disturbances I Practicum (4.5)

Students provide care for hospitalized individuals with complex health disturbances. Emphasis on persons undergoing surgery and intravenous management.

NURS 161
Skills Practice Laboratory I (1)

Provides on-campus experience practicing basic nursing skills. Equiv. to NURSE 132. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.

NURS 162
Skills Practice Laboratory II (1)

Provides progression in the practice of nursing skills in an on-campus laboratory setting.

NURS 163
Skills Practice Laboratory III (1)

Third course in the nursing skills lab sequence. Students practice and demonstrate nursing skills in an on-campus laboratory setting.

NURS 204
Fostering a Culture of Physical & Psychological Safety in Healthcare Seminar (0.5)

Fourth seminar course in six-part series for enrolled nursing students. The focus of this course will be on fostering a healthy workplace and the psychological stress nurses experience working in healthcare. The course includes learning skills to both identify and how to respond to these workplace stressors. Students will develop an understanding of healthy workplace cultures, lateral violence, workplace violence, and moral distress. Students will learn about ethical conflicts in healthcare that can contribute to moral distress. Students will be able to practice verbal de-escalation and strategies of responding to incivility in the workplace.

NURS 205
Nursing Career Interviewing Seminar (0.5)

Fifth seminar course in six-part series for enrolled nursing students. The interviewing seminar is a course for senior nursing students who are soon to enter the nursing profession. The course includes a review of resume and cover letter development, as well as new content related to how to succeed in a professional nursing interview. These topics include answering interview questions, anxiety reduction, professionalism, and how to negotiate and accept job offers. The course wraps up with a mock interview simulation with current nursing managers who provide relevant feedback.

NURS 206
Transition to Practice Seminar (0.5)

Sixth course in six-part seminar series for enrolled nursing students. This course explores concepts of self-efficacy and growth mindset to create individualized plans for holistic well-being as students transition to practice. We will survey common transition challenges including anticipatory anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, conflicts of work world values with nursing school ideals, and interprofessional communication. Students will explore differences in experiences, and a variety of self-care practices for support. This course discusses situations requiring flexibility including team models of care, floating, prioritizing for unit needs, time management, frustration with systems, and contingency models of care. Confidence in finding resources for information and support for yourself will increase. We will practice skills for interprofessional communication, focusing on providers and NAC's.

NURS 216
Leadership in Nursing (0.5)

This course develops the leadership skills of senior nursing students through working with first quarter students in the clinical or skills lab environment.

NURS 221
Nurs Practice and Complex Health Disturbances II (3)

Fourth course in the nursing sequence, with emphasis on care of the person with complex health disturbances.

NURS 222
Nursing Practice and The Childbearing Family (3.5)

Provides knowledge related to physiological and psychological changes occurring during the childbearing experience. Major focus is homeostasis for mother, newborn, and family unit. Explores cultural implications and diverse approaches and attitudes regarding childbearing.

NURS 223
Nurs Practice & Complex Health Disturbances III (3)

Sixth course in the Nursing sequence with emphasis on care of persons with complex health disturbances. Focuses on hematopoietic disorders; acute renal, cardiac, and respiratory disorders, trauma, severe burns and the hospitalized child. Concepts of pharmacology are integrated.

NURS 231
Complex Health Disturbances II Practicum (4)

Students provide care for hospitalized individuals with complex health disturbances.

NURS 232
Nursing and Childbearing Family Practicum (3)

Expands use of the nursing process and advanced skills to the care of the childbearing family unit with emphasis on antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal care of mothers and newborns in acute care.

NURS 233
Complex Health Disturbances III Practicum (4)

Sixth course in nursing sequence with clinical nursing practice in acute care setting. Students apply theory attained in all previous levels as well as NURS 223. Focuses on transition to registered nurse role. Prerequisite: NURS 222 and NURS 242 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 232 and NURS 252 with Pass.

NURS 241
Nursing Practice and Psychosocial Disturbance (2.5)

Concepts of mental health, psychopathology, treatment modalities, psychopharmacology and the effect of culture and development on mental health status, and the mental health system and its effects on individuals are explored. Principles of psychosocial nursing and work with the interdisciplinary team are emphasized.

NURS 242
Nursing Practice and Health Promotion (3.5)

Nursing course focuses on maintaining and promoting optimal health in individuals and families across the life span. Emphasis on vulnerable populations experiencing disparities related to power and privilege.

NURS 243
Managing Nursing Care In The Health Care System (4)

Presents basic management theory applied to nursing and the management of patient/client care. Explores the challenges, issues, and trends affecting the nursing profession and the health care system of today. Provides information related to legal issues surrounding licensure.

NURS 251
Psychosocial Disturbance Practicum (2.5)

Provision of care for persons with psychiatric disturbances in a variety of settings. Working with interdisciplinary team is emphasized.

NURS 252
Nursing and Health Promotion Practicum (1.5)

Nursing practicum in ambulatory and community settings with focus on use of nursing process and promoting health in vulnerable populations experiencing disparities.

NURS 253
Managing Nursing Care Practicum (2)

Apply basic leadership/management theories to leading the nursing team and managing care for a group of clients. Emphasis on regulation of nursing practice and transition to nursing practice in the RN role. Prerequisite: NURS 222 and NURS 242 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 232 and NURS 252 with Pass.

NURS 266
Cardiac Monitoring (2)

Optional nursing course. Fundamentals of bedside cardiac monitoring and dysrhythmia interpretation. Prerequisite: Enrollment in second year of registered nursing program or current nursing licensure.

NURS 267
Intravenous Therapy (2)

Optional nursing course. Concepts include: Intravenous fluid types, equipment, indications for therapy, site selection, compatibility, drip titration, dosage and rate calculation, site maintenance, and complications. Live IV insertion practice is not included. Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in second year of nursing program or licensure as a nurse.

NURS 290
Leadership Experience In Nursing (1)

An elective course that focuses on support for students in leadership positions in organizations. Emphasizes developing skills for group leading, recruitment of others into the organization's programs, organizing and planning events, fund raising, and managing conflict within organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Concurrent enrollment in other nursing courses or permission is required.

NURS 291
Special Topics In Nursing (1)

Classes forcusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in nursing.

NURS 292
Special Topics In Nursing (2)

Classes forcusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in nursing.

NURS 293
Special Topics In Nursing (3)

Classes forcusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in nursing.

NURS 294
Special Topics In Nursing (4)

Classes forcusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in nursing.

NURS 295
Special Topics In Nursing (5)

Classes forcusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in nursing.

NURS 297
Individual Project In Nursing (1)

Individual project in a specific area of nursing. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.

NURS 298
Individual Project In Nursing (2)

Individual project in a specific area of nursing. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.

NURS 299
Individual Project In Nursing (3)

Individual project in a specific area of nursing. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience.

NURSE 95
Success Strategies I - 10 Qtr (1)

Support for academic success in nursing. Includes reading, study, and test-taking skills, working in culturally diverse groups and campus support services. An optional course recommended for students interested in improving academic skills or who are non-native English speakers. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in 10 Quarter Nursing Program.

NURSE 96
Success Strategies II - 10 Qtr (1)

Support for academic success in nursing. Includes reading, study, drug dosage computation, working in culturally diverse groups, & campus support services. An optional course recommended for students interested in improving academic skills or who are non-native English speakers. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in 10 Quarter Nursing Program.

NURSE 97
Critical Thinking In The Nsg Process - 10 Qtr (2)

An optional problem-solving seminar designed to assist students in developing their critical thinking skills in relationship to the nursing process. Emphasis will be on case studies. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in 10-Quarter Nursing Program.

NURSE 98
Critical Thinking In The Nsg Process II - 10-Qtr (1)

Continuation of an optional problem-solving seminar designed to assist students in developing their critical thinking skills in relationship to the nursing process. Emphasis will be on case studies. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in 10-Quarter Nursing Program.

NURSE 103
Finding Your Career-Centered Passion (0.5)

A seminar course for currently-enrolled nursing students that focuses on helping students identify their areas of interests as they pertain to a career as a registered nurse. Students will evaluate personal strengths, interests, and experiences to determine a beginning career plan. Students will participate in small group discussion, reflection, short writing assignments, and a poster presentation.

NURSE 121
Communication In Nursing - 10 Qtr (3)

Students apply basic principles of communication and human relations to health care settings. Includes identification of problems in human relationships and techniques for working successfully with clients, families, co-workers, and others of diverse backgrounds in the health care environment. Equiv. to NURS 121. Prerequisite: Admission to the 10 quarter option of the nursing program.

NURSE 122
Found. of Nursing Practice - 10 Qtr (3)

Organizing framework foundational to the nursing program. Concepts include critical thinking, nursing process, total person, homeostasis, environment, human needs, lifespan development of the older adult, and responsibilities of the RN. Equiv to NURS 141. Prerequisite: NURSE 121 and NURSE 131. Concurrent with NURSE 132 and NURSE 142.

NURSE 123
Nsg Practice & Common Health Disturbances-10-Qtr (7)

Nursing care for persons with common health disturbances related to immobility, malnutrition, infection, inflammation, pain, peri-operative care, unconsciousness, integument, diabetes, cancer, eye/ear disorders, immune disfunction, musculoskeletal disorders and end-of-life issues across the life span.

NURSE 124
Nsg Prac & Complex Health Disturbances I -10-Qtr (2)

First course in nursing sequence that focuses on nursing care for persons with complex health disturbances. Includes theory and nursing skills practice labs.

NURSE 125
Nsg Prac & Complex Health Disturbances II-10-Qtr (6)

Second course in sequence that focuses on nursing care for persons with complex health disturbances. Emphasis on cardiovascular, shock, neurological, immunological, cancer, gastrointestinal, endocrine, sensory, and integumentary problems. Includes nsg skills practice labs.

NURSE 131
Communication Skills Lab - 10 Qtr (1)

Practice of communication skills including communicating within the health care team and with clients; group process; and responding to individuals with varying needs, ages, and problems. Techniques for managing personal stress in health care settings are explored. Equiv. to NURS 131.

NURSE 132
Skills Practice Lab - 10 Qtr (1)

Provides on-campus experience practicing basic nursing skills. Equiv. to NURS 161. Admission to the 10 quarter option of Nursing Program required.

NURSE 134
Nsg Prac & Complex Health Disturbances I Practicum-10-Qtr (5.5)

Clinical practicum to care for complex hospitalized individuals, primarily those individuals undergoing surgery.

NURSE 142
Nursing Foundations Practicum - 10 Qtr (4)

Provides oportunity for student to apply the nursing process, communication techniques, and basic nursing skills in a long-term care setting. Equiv. to NURS 151.

NURSE 221
Nsg Pract & Complex Health Disturb III - 10-Qtr (2.5)

Third course in four course series of nursing care for patients with complex health disturbances with emphasis on care of persons with conditions of the neurological, hepato-biliary, genitourinary, renal and reproductive systems. Nursing role with toxins and bioterrorism is included. Equiv. to NURS 221.

NURSE 222
Nursing Practice and Health Promotion - 10-Qtr (3.5)

Provides knowledge related to maintaining and promoting optimal health for individuals and families. Discusses health disparity as it relates to power / privilege. Emphasis is on supporting client self-determination and self care in the home and community. Equiv. to NURS 242.

NURSE 223
Nursing Prac & The Childbearing Family - 10-Qtr (3)

Provides knowledge related to physiological and psychological changes occurring during the childbearing experience. Major focus is homeostasis for mother, newborn, and family unit. Explores cultural implications and diverse approaches and attitudes regarding childbearing.

NURSE 224
Mngng Nsg Care In The Health Care System- 10-Qtr (3)

Presents basic management theory applied to nursing and the management of patient/client care. Explores the challenges, issues, and trends affecting the nursing profession and the health care system of today. Provides information relative to legal issues surrounding licensure. Equiv. to NURS 243.

NURSE 225
Nursing Prac & Complex Health Disturb IV-10-Qtr (3)

Final course in the nursing sequence focusing on nursing care of persons throughout the life-span with complex health disorders related to hematopoietic disorders; acute renal, cardiac, and respiratory disorders, trauma, severe burns and the hospitalized child. Pharmacology is integrated. Equiv. to NURS 223.

NURSE 231
Complex Health Disturbances Practicum I- 10-Qtr (6.5)

Clinical practicum where students apply theoretical concepts from NURSE 221 in providing care to hospitalized individuals with complex health disturbances. Equiv. to NURS 231.

NURSE 232
Nursing and Health Promotion Practicum - 10-Qtr (1.5)

Clinical practice in ambulatory and community settings. The major focus is on use of nursing process and promoting health and self determination with consideration of underserved populations.

NURSE 233
Nursing and Childbearing Family Practicum-10-Qtr (4)

Expands use of the nursing process and advanced skills to the care of the childbearing family unit with emphasis on antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal care of mothers and newborns in both acute care and community settings. Equiv. to NURS 232.

NURSE 234
Managing Nursing Care Practicum - 10-Qtr (2)

Clinical practicum where basic management theory and nursing theory from entire program are applied to the management of patient/client care. Emphasis on moving into the registered nursing role.

NURSE 235
Complex Health Disturbances Practicum II -10-Qtr (4)

Clinical nursing practice in an acute care setting in which students apply theory attained in all previosu levels as well as theory of NURSE 225. Focuses on transition to registered nurse role. Equiv. to NURS 233.

NURSE 242
Nsg Pract and Psychsocial Disturbance - 10-Qtr (2.5)

Concepts of mental health; psychopathology; treatment modalities; psychopharmacology and the effect of culture and development on mental health status; and the mental health system and its effect on individuals are explored. Principles of psychosocial nursing and work with the interdisciplinary team are emphasized.

NURSE 243
Psychsocial Disturbances Practicum - 10-Qtr (2)

Clinical practicum providing care to individuals with psychiatric disturbances in a variety of settings. Working with an interdisciplinary team is emphasized.

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NAC 101
Nursing Assistant (NAC) Theory and Skills Lab I (13)

This course prepares students for the WA State Nursing Assistant exam for state certification. It includes the essentials of care giving, body systems, basic nutrition, and infection control. Hands-on training is provided in a supervised laboratory setting where students master the skills required for state certification. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the NAC program. Non-ESL students: CASAS score of 220 in reading and either CASAS score of 220 in math or passing grade on NAC math assessment test. ESL students: CASAS score of 220 in reading and listening, passing score on NAC math assessment test or instructor permission.

NAC 102
Nursing Assistant (NAC) Theory and Skills Lab II (10)

Further prepares students for the WA State Nursing Assistant exam for state certification. Training is provided in the supervised laboratory setting and includes: hands-on care giving, body systems, basic nutrition, and infection control where students will master skills required for state certification. Intended for ABE students. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NAC 101 with a Pass; concurrent enrollment in NAC 104.

NAC 103
Nursing Assistant (NAC) Theory and Skills Lab (13)

This course prepares students for the WA State Nursing Assistant exam for state certification. It includes the essentials of care giving, body systems, basic nutrition, and infection control. Hands-on training is provided in a supervised laboratory setting where students master the skills required for state certification. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the NAC program. Non-ESL students: CASAS score of 220 in reading and either CASAS score of 220 in math or passing grade on NAC math assessment test. ESL students: CASAS score of 220 in reading and listening, passing score on NAC math assessment test or instructor permission. Concurrent enrollment in NAC 104.

NAC 104
Nursing Assistant Clinical Experience (3)

The course is required for all nursing assistant students and provides additional hands-on training in a real client care setting. Students are expected to participate in eight-hour shifts for a total of seven days. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the NAC program and successful completion of NAC 101 and 102 with a Pass.

NAC 105
Nursing Assistant (NAC) Theory and Skills Lab I (10)

This course prepares students for the WA State Nursing Assistant exam for state certification. It includes the essentials of care giving, body systems, basic nutrition, and infection control. Hands-on training is provided in a supervised laboratory setting where students master the skills required for state certification.

NAC 107
Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Theory (9)

This course prepares students for the WA State Nursing Assistant Certified for state certification. Students who complete the training can apply for the Nursing Assistant Registered credential to bein their careers. It includes the essentials of care giving, body systems, basic nutrition, and infection control. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the NA C program. Non-ESL students: CASAS score of 220 in reading and either CASAS score of 220 in math or passing grade on NAC math assessment test.

NAC 108
Nursing Assistant (NAC) Skills (4)

This course prepares students for the WA State Nursing Assistant skill exam for state certification. It includes the essentials of care giving, body systems, basic nutrition, and infection control. Hands-on training is provided in a supervised laboratory setting where students master the skills required for state certification. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the NAC program. Non-ESL students: CASAS score of 220 in reading and either CASAS score of 220 in math or passing grade on NAC math assessment test.