Nursing

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Nursing
1.0 - 3.0 credits NURS-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
7.0 - 9.0 credits NURS-113: Adv. Placement Credit NURS 125
Allows the licensed practical nurse (LPN) or transfer nursing student to receive transfer credit hours for courses taken either in a practical nursing or associate degree/baccalaureate degree nursing program. Credit hours awarded will be determined by the nursing department administration based upon scores achieved in the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) RN content Mastery Series: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice. Requires admission into program.
Offered: DMND
8.0 credits NURS-125: Nursing Concepts & Practice 1
This is an introductory course to pre-licensure nursing, using the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies which provide the organizing framework for the nursing program. These competencies are: Patient Centered Care, Teamwork & Collaboration, Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety and Informatics. Clinical opportunities facilitate application of fundamental concepts through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings across the health care continuum. This course requires a total of 135 contact hours of lab, simulation, & clinical practice. 8(5+9P) Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: Take prerequisites BIOL-252 & BIOL-224.
Offered: FALL
5.0 - 7.0 credits NURS-132: Advanced Placement Credit for Nurs 145
Allows the licensed practical nurse (LPN) or transfer nursing student to receive transfer credit hours for courses taken either in a practical nursing or associate degree/baccalaureate degree nursing program. Credit hours awarded will be determined by the nursing department administration based upon transcript evaluation. Requires admission into program.
Offered: DMND
9.0 credits NURS-145: Nursing Concepts & Practice 2
Using the QSEN competencies, this course builds upon the fundamental concepts introduced in NURS-125 with the focus on chronic health issues across the lifespan. Clinical opportunities are designed to facilitate application of nursing concepts focusing on lifespan chronic health issues through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings. This course requires a total of 135 contact hours of lab, simulation, and clinical practice. 9(6+9P) Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-125, BIOL-253 and PSYC -120
Corequisites: NURS-150
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits NURS-150: Nursing Pharmacological Concepts
This course integrates pharmacology as therapy using the QSEN competencies to build upon foundational pharmacological concepts introduced in the first semester. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-125, BIOL-253, and PSYC-120
Corequisites: NURS-145
Offered: SP
4.0 credits NURS-153: Nursing Externship
Building on clinical skills from NURS 125, NURS 145, and NURS 150 this optional clinical course uses the six QSEN competencies and professional behaviors. This intensive clinical course provides students with an opportunity to provide supervised total nursing care for select patients. Under the guidance of faculty, SJRMC nurses and the clinical scholar, students will spend 144 hours reinforcing and refining clinical competency and clinical reasoning skills learned in prior nursing courses. Permission Only.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-125, NURS-145, and NURS-150.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 5.0 credits NURS-191: Re-Entry First Year Nursing
This is a refresher course for re-entry students on nursing concepts found in either NURS-125 or NURS-145 using the quality and safety education for nursing (QSEN) competencies which provide the organizing framework for the nursing program. Clinical simulation opportunities are designed to facilitate application of fundamental concepts through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings across the health care continuum. Requires Faculty Permission.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-210.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 5.0 credits NURS-201: Re-Entry Second Year Nursing
This is a refresher course for re-entry students on nursing concepts found in either NURS-210 or NURS-220 using the quality and safety education for nursing (QSEN) competencies which provide the organizing framework for the nursing program. Clinical simulation opportunities are designed to facilitate application of fundamental concepts through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings across the health care continuum. Faculty Permission Required.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-210.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 6.0 credits NURS-205: Transition for Adv Placement
This course is required for all LPN's/LVN's and appropriate transfer students. Content includes philosophy, theoretical constructs, outcomes of the nursing program and LPN to RN role transition. Previous learning is evaluated. Requires admission into program.
Offered: DMND
9.0 credits NURS-210: Nursing Concepts & Practice 3
Using QSEN competencies, this course builds upon the nursing concepts introduced in NURS 145 with focus on acute health issues across the lifespan. Clinical opportunities are designed to facilitate application of nursing concepts and occur in a variety of health care settings. This course requires a total of 180 contact hours of lab, simulation, and clinical practice. (5+12P) Additionally offered summer odd years. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-145, NURS-150, ENGL-111, and PSYC-230
Offered: FALL
8.0 credits NURS-220: Nursing Concepts & Practice 4
Using the QSEN competencies, this course prepares students for entry level nursing practice. Clinical opportunities are designed to facilitate application of nursing concepts and occur in a variety of health care settings. This course requires a total of 135 contact hours of lab, simulation, and clinical practice. 8(5+9P) Additionally offered fall odd years. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-210 and ENGL-211 or ENGL-218
Corequisites: NURS-225, NURS-230
Offered: SP
1.0 credits NURS-225: Professional Transition
This course will focus on what it means to be a "professional nurse" in a changing health care environment. Using QSEN competencies students will prepare to enter the nursing profession. Additionally offered in the fall of odd years. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-210 and ENGL-211 or ENGL-218
Corequisites: NURS-220, NURS-230
Offered: SP
4.0 credits NURS-230: Preceptorship
This course assists the student in role transition from student to entry level nurse. The student will synthesize and apply all QSEN competencies and concepts learned during the previous nursing courses. This course requires a total of 180 contact hours in lab and clinical practice. 4(12P) Additionally offered fall odd years. Successful completion of corequisites NURS-220 and NURS-225 required prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Take prerequisites NURS-210. Pass Corequisites NURS-220 and NURS-225.
Corequisites: NURS-220, NURS-225
Offered: SP
1.0 credits NURS-261: Reiki Level I
An introductory course, which discusses the concepts of Reiki Energy healing including application of content and principles of Reiki healing. Hands on practice of positions for self-healing and treating others.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits NURS-262: Reiki Level II
An intermediate course, which will discuss expanded concepts of Reiki Energy Healing. Students will experience hands on practice of the use of ancient symbols and hand positions for self-healing and treating others.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-261, minimum grade C.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits NURS-263: Reiki Level III
An advanced course, which will explore expanded concepts of Reiki Energy healing. Student will experience hands on practice of the use of more ancient symbols. Students will also be integrating these symbols with hand positions for self-healing and treating others.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-262, minimum grade C.
Offered: ALL
1.0 - 8.0 credits NURS-290: Special Topics

Offered: DMND
1.0 - 7.0 credits NURS-295: Nursing Concepts & Practice II -Transfer
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 8.0 credits NURS-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: ALL

For more information, please call Department of Nursing at (505) 566-3224. Or send us an email at panekj@sanjuancollege.edu.