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Courses

NURS 108 C  Orthopaedic Patient Care



.5 Units

Advisory: NURS 192 C. Term hours: 8–9 lecture. This course is an overview of the general concepts of orthopaedic nursing including assessment, orthopaedic injuries, patient complications, and orthopaedic patient care. Designed to give the participant an introduction to the specialty of orthopaedic nursing, this course includes study of the care of patients experiencing orthopaedic trauma, traction or cast treatment, total joint arthroplasty, spinal surgery, amputation, as well as orthopaedic complications. The content of the course is based on orthopaedic nursing practice standards and patient teaching implications as developed by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. May be taken for credit 2 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU)

NURS 109 C  RN Practicum and Career Development

1 to 4 Units

Prerequisite: NURS 196 C. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Registered Nursing Program. Term hours: 8–9 lecture and 24–189 laboratory. This course focuses upon exploring work related issues in an acute hospital setting. The course will provide opportunities enabling students to apply previously learned theory and clinical skills in which the student has demonstrated competence. The course may provide exposure to additional areas of care with the agreement of the faculty and instructor and previous enrollment in nursing practicum. Requires a minimum eight hours employment per week in an approved acute care agency. As required by the Board of Registered Nursing regulations, no new skills will be taught. Variable Unit Class. May be taken for credit 4 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (CSU)

NURS 190 C  Introduction to Nursing Concepts

2 Units

Term hours: 32–36 lecture. This course introduces the health science student to the theoretical basis of nursing and health care, including psychosocial concepts inherent to development of skills needed for patient care and the nurse-patient relationship. Professional nursing roles and interaction skills are applied to the health care setting. The effects of developmental patterns on individual health care needs are introduced. Major social and cultural issues in relation to health care are discussed. Teaching/learning strategies unique to health care, nursing, and clinical instruction are explored. $20.00 Material Fee — Payable at Registration. (CSU)

NURS 191 C  Pharmacology in Nursing I

1 Unit

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Nursing Program, LVN or PT. Term hours: 16–18 lecture. This course introduces the principles of medication administration, laws governing drugs, and the role of the nurse in administering medications in the health care setting. Drug action, preparations, and basic pharmacologic terminology are included. Criteria for monitoring drug interactions, with emphasis on the older adult, is presented. The general effects of pharmacological agents on the autonomic and central nervous systems are introduced. The therapeutic effects, interactions, adverse effects, and the identification of nursing responsibilities in administering anti-inflammatory drugs are emphasized. Mathematical concepts related to metric, apothecary, and household systems of measurement, and temperature and systems conversions are taught. Ratio and proportion and evaluation of intake and output measurements are introduced. (CSU)

NURS 192 C  Fundamentals of Nursing

4.5 Units

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Nursing Program. Term hours: 40–45 lecture and 96–108 laboratory. This course is an introduction to the nursing process, applying Maslow’s hierarchy to nursing technology and the scientific mind. The course is designed to provide the student with fundamental provider of care roles and critical thinking skills in order to develop and deliver a basic plan of care. The nursing management portion of the course is designed to socialize the beginning nursing student to the professional role of nursing. Models of health care delivery systems and organizations will be explored. Nursing issues regarding patient rights, ethical and legal standards, and the use of professional communication will be applied to nursing theory and practice. $20.00 Material Fee — Payable at Registration. (CSU)

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NURS 193 C  Introduction to Medicine-Surgery/Gero Nursing 3.5 Units

Prerequisite: NURS 192 C. Term hours: 24–27 lecture and 96–108 laboratory. This course provides specialized knowledge to plan and deliver nursing care, based on the nursing process, to the older adult. Included in the healthy aging concept is a compilation of age-associated issues and preventive health considerations for the senior. This course is designed to socialize the beginning nursing student to the professional role of nursing as it relates to the care of the older adult. Models of health care delivery systems and organizations for the senior will be explored. Nursing issues regarding patient rights, ethical and legal standards, and the use of professional therapeutic communication will be applied to nursing theory and practice. (CSU)

NURS 195 C  Pharmacology in Nursing II

1 Unit

NURS 196 C  Medical-Surgical Nursing I

5 Units

NURS 197 C  Maternal/Newborn Nursing

3.5 Units

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Nursing Program, LVN, PT or completion of NURS 191 C and NURS 193 C. Term hours: 16–18 lecture. This pharmacology courses correlates with the content in NURS 196 C and NURS 197 C. Theoretical concepts for the assessment of patient responses to medication and the safe administration of medications in health care settings will be emphasized. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate competency on a written exam in advanced calculations using ratio and proportion methods to calculate dosages for parenteral medications and IV flow rates for mainlines and piggyback medications. The therapeutic effects, interactions, adverse effects, and the identification of nursing implications of drug administration will be presented for selected drug categories (cardiac, allergy medications, antibiotics, gastrointestinal/antacids, coagulation/vascular medications, vitamins, estrogens, perinatal and renal medications, anticonvulsants, anesthetics and insulin and hypoglycemics). (CSU) Prerequisite: NURS 191 C, and NURS 193 C. Term hours: 36–41 lecture and 132–148 laboratory. This course prepares the student to apply the nursing process to develop nursing care strategies in the care of medical-surgical patients. There will be an emphasis on nursing interventions that require psychosocial assessment and therapeutic communication. The course introduces the student to the basic concepts of patient teaching and the role of research application. The professional nursing management portion of the course is designed to build on previous knowledge and skills. Emphasis will be on enhancing styles of effective communication, psychosocial assessment and intervention, and patient teaching skills. The student will learn to apply Maslow’s theory in prioritizing patient needs in multiple patient situations. The student will have the opportunity to learn and practice accountability and responsibility for professional actions as a member of the health care team. (CSU) Prerequisite: NURS 196 C. Term hours: 28–32 lecture and 84–94 laboratory. This course assists the student in applying previously learned concepts of the nursing process to women’s health and to the specialized population of the pregnant woman, newborn, and family. The professional management and leadership of this course will focus on the understanding of legal responsibilities, styles of leadership, and beginning research utilization. Emphasis will be placed on collegial communications which will enhance the student’s understanding of the need for accountability and responsibility as a professional member of the health care team. Based on previous learning, the student will be expected to identify and prioritize patient needs for a group of assigned patients. (CSU)

Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  

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