Courses

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NURSING 067
Fundamentals of Caregiving (2.5)

This course meets the Washington State requirements for 'Fundamentals of Care Giving' certificate in order to be employed in community care giving settings. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 068
Receiving Nurse Delegation (1)

This course prepares the student to receive delegation of selected nursing tasks under the Washington State Nurse Delegation regulations. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 069
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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 070
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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 094
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. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 121 or permission required. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 095
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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Concurrently with NURS 131. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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 161. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 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, 131, 141, 151, 161. Taken concurrently with NURS 152 & 162. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: NURS 142, 152 and 162 with 2.0 or higher or advanced placement LPN entry. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 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. Concurrently with NURS 141 and 161. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: NURS 121, 131, 141, 151, 161. Taken concurrently with NURS 142, 162. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 153
Complex Health Disturbances I Practicum (5)

Students provide care for hospitalized individuals with complex health disturbances. Emphasis on persons undergoing surgery and intravenous management. Prerequisite: NURS 142, 152, and 162 with 2.0 or higher. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 161
Skills Practice Laboratory I (1)

Provides on-campus experience practicing basic nursing skills. Equiv. to NURSE 132. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 141 and 151. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 162
Skills Practice Laboratory II (1)

Provides progression in the practice of nursing skills in an on-campus laboratory setting. Prerequisite: NURS 121, 131, 141, 151, 161. Taken concurrently with NURS 142 and 152. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: NURS 142, 152, and 162 with 2.0 or higher, or advanced placement LPN entry. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 221
Nurs Practice and Complex Health Disturbances II (2.5)

Fourth course in the nursing sequence, with emphasis on care of the person with complex health disturbances. Focuses on neurological, biliary, genitourinary, renal and reproductive system dysfunctions. Nursing role with toxic agent exposure and disaster management is included. Prerequisite: NURS 143 completed with 2.0 or above and 153, 163 with Pass. Advanced Placement LPN students need NURS 095, 121, 131, 143, 163. Taken concurrently with NURS 231. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 222
Nursing Practice and the Childbearing Family (3)

Fifth course in the nursing sequence which focuses on the physiological and psychological changes occurring during the childbearing experience, including care of the mother, newborn, and family unit. Explores cultural implications and diverse approaches and attitudes regarding childbearing. Prerequisite: NURS 221 and 241 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 231 and 251 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 232. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: NURS 222 and 242 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 232 and 252 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 233. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 231
Complex Health Disturbances II Practicum (5)

Students provide care for hospitalized individuals with complex health disturbances. Prerequisite: NURS 143 completed with 2.0 or above, NURS 153 & 163 with Pass. Advanced Placement LPN students need NURS 095, 121, 131, 143, 163. Taken concurrently with NURS 221. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 232
Nursing and Childbearing Family Practicum (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. Prerequisite: NURS 221 and 241 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 231 and 251 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 222. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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 242 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 232 and 252 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 223. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: NURS 143 with 2.0 or above, NURS 153 & 163 with Pass. Advanced Placement LPN students need NURS 095, 121, 131, 143, 163. Taken concurrently with NURS 251. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: NURS 221 and 241 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 231 and 251 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 252. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 243
Managing Nursing Care in the Health Care System (3)

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 and practice. Prerequisite: NURS 222 and 242 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 232 and 252 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 253. Limited to students in Nursing Program. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 251
Psychosocial Disturbance Practicum (2)

Provision of care for persons with psychiatric disturbances in a variety of settings. Working with interdisciplinary team is emphasized. Prerequisite: NURS 143 completed with 2.0 or higher and NURS 153 & 163 with Pass. Advanced Placement LPN students need NURS 095, 121, 131, 143, 163. Taken concurrently with NURS 241. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Prerequisite: NURS 221 and 241 completed with 2.0 or above. NURS 231 and 251 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 242. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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 242 completed with 2.0 or above and NURS 232 and 252 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 243. Limited to students accepted into the Nursing Program. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 291
Special Topics in Nursing (1)

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

NURSING 292
Special Topics in Nursing (2)

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

NURSING 293
Special Topics in Nursing (3)

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

NURSING 294
Special Topics in Nursing (4)

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

NURSING 295
Special Topics in Nursing (5)

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

NURSING 297
Individual Project in Nursing (1)

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

NURSING 298
Individual Project in Nursing (2)

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

NURSING 299
Individual Project in Nursing (3)

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

Check out the Class Schedule for Nursing 10-qtr classes

NURSING 10-QTR 095
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. Mandatory P/NC Grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 096
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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 097
Critical Thinking in the Nsg Process I - 10 Qtr (1)

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. Mandatory Pass/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 098
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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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 131. Concurrent with NURSE 132 and 142. Mandatory decimal grading.

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

Nsg care for persons with common health disturbances related to immobility, malnutrition, infection, inflammation, healing, pain, peri-operative care, unconsciousness, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, & end-of-life issues across the life span. Includes nsg skills practice labs and clinical practicum to care for hospitalized persons. Prerequisites: NURSE 121, 131, 122, 132, 142. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 124
Nsg Prac & Complex Health Disturbances I -10-Qtr (6.5)

First course in nursing sequence that focuses on nursing care for persons with complex health disturbances. Emphasis on electrolyte and acid-base imbalances and respiratory conditions. Includes nsg skills practice labs and clinical practicum to care for complex hospitalized individuals, primarily those individuals undergoing surgery. Prerequisite: NURSE 123. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 124. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: Admission to the 10 quarter option of the Nursing Program. Instructor approval required. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 121 and 131. Concurrent enrollment in NURSE 122 and 142. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 121 and 131. Concurrently with NURSE 122 and 132. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 125. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 221 & 231. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Equiv. to NURS 222. Prerequisite: NURSE 222 & 232. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 225 completed with 2.0 or above and NURSE 235 with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 234. Limited to students accepted into the Nursing Program. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 222, 232, 223 & 233. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 125. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 221 & 231. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 222 & 232. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 225 completed with 2.0 or above & NURSE 235 completed with Pass. Taken concurrently with NURS 224. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Prerequisite: NURSE 223, NURSE 233, NURSE 243. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Equiv. to NURS 241. Prerequisite: NURSE 121, 131, 221, and 231. Mandatory decimal grading.

NURSING 10-QTR 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. Equiv. to NURS 251. Prerequisite: NURSE 242. Mandatory P/NC grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Nursing Assistant - Certified classes

NURSING ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED 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. Mandatory P/NC grading.

NURSING ASSISTANT - CERTIFIED 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. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the NAC program. Placement into ENGL 090/EAP 090 or higher, and completion of MATH 060, concurrent enrollment in NAC 106. Mandatory P/NC grading.