Nursing - Registered Courses
PREREQ: Admission to the Registered Nursing Program COREQ: NURS 50L and NURS 50A
Introduction to nursing fundamentals, basic medical-surgical concepts, and principles of care common to adults/older adults. This course includes application of theory and practice of skills in the clinical area and will lay the foundation for successive nursing courses. The clinical experience is designed to be concurrent with theory.
COREQ: NURS 50; NURS 50L
This course provides an introduction to pharmacology with emphasis placed on nursing implications of drugs: including administration, adverse effects, clinical indications, dosages and frequencies, drug interactions, pharmacologic effects, and precautions and contraindications to use.
PREREQ: NURS 50A COREQ: NURS 51 and NURS 51L
This course provides a continuation of the study of pharmacology with emphasis placed on nursing implications of drugs, including administration, adverse effects, clinical indications, dosages and frequencies, drug interactions, pharmacologic effects, and precautions and contraindications to use.
COREQ: NURS 50; NURS 50A
The nursing skills lab is designed to orient, assist, and enhance the development of psycho motor and cognitive skills that are critical in the performance of selected fundamental nursing procedures.
PREREQ.: (NURS 50 and NURS 50L and NURS 50A) or current LVN license COREQ: NURS 50B and NURS 51L
Acquaints the student with adults/geriatric adults experiencing dysfunction of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, and male reproductive systems. Emphasis is placed on nursing process and integrating principles of nutrition, pharmacology, pathophysiology, psychosocial and biological sciences. Students are assigned to care for patients in acute or postacute care settings.
PREREQ.: (NURS 50; NURS 50L; NURS 50A) or current LVN license COREQ.: NURS 51; NURS 50B
Intermediate-advanced nursing skills for the adult medical-surgical patient. Laboratory instruction consisting of assigned reading, class discussion, and demonstration of skill by instructor. Student practice and return demonstration. Clinical simulation and case studies incorporating recently acquired skills for enhancement of critical thinking skills and application of concurrent theory to practice.
PREREQ.: NURS 50B and NURS 51L and NURS 51
This course covers the principles and practices of maternal newborn health and nursing care. The maternity cycle, women's health and the development of the newborn from the embryonic stage to neonatal life will be covered. Clinical nursing experience will be in the acute care inpatient settings and in outpatient settings.
NURS 53 and 55 are half-semester courses required in the third semester of students enrolled in the curriculum in Nursing. The sequence in which students will take these courses will be determined by the Nursing Department.
PREREQ.: NURS 55 and NURS 53
Growth and development of children from birth through adolescence. Nursing education for health maintenance, prevention, medical treatment, and nursing interventions for common disease condition or injuries that affect children. The nursing clinical experience will be at multicultural inpatient hospital units, outpatient areas, and schools in San Francisco.
NURS 54 and 56 are half-semester courses required of nursing students in the fourth semester of the program. The nursing department determines the sequence in which students will take these courses.
PREREQ.: NURS 50B; NURS 51; NURS 51L
This course covers the principles and practices of psychosocial health and nursing care. Emphasis is placed on the development of therapeutic communication skills, fundamental to all nursing care. Prevention and treatment of psychopathology is explored. Clinical nursing experience will be in the acute care inpatient settings and in outpatient settings.
PREREQ.: NURS 53 and NURS 55
Advanced medical-surgical nursing of adults, and leadership and management theories.
Application of the nursing process in the care of adults with acute and chronic complex
health impairment and illness. Clinical experience is planned at acute and non-acute
hospitals, facilities, and out-patient sites.
COREQ: NURS 54 or NURS 56
Acquaints student with historical and current trends, issues in nursing practice, and the concept of professional development. Emphasis placed on legal and ethical aspects of nursing and the California Board of Registered Nursing Practice Act. Students examine contemporary issues that affect the practice of registered nursing.