Nursing (NURS)

Credit Courses

NURS 119 Introduction to RN for the LVN (3 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to Program.

Hours: 126 (18 lecture, 108 lab)

Provides a basic orientation to the Santa Barbara City College Associate Degree Nursing Program based on Watson's Caring Theory for the VN to ADN student. Ethical and legal responsibilities and the changing role of the RN are included. LVN to RN content includes IV therapy, assessment, and care of the childbearing patient are examined.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 160 Foundations of Nursing (4 Units)

Hours: 144 (36 lecture, 108 lab)

Limitation on enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program. Application of the Watson Caring Model and the role of the nurse. Critical thinking and basic skills necessary to administer beginning-level assessment and interventions for adults across the lifespan. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for students to deliver nursing care that focuses on health maintenance and promotion in a variety of health setting.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 161 Pharmacology Nursing (1.5 Unit)

Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program.

Hours: 45 (18 lecture, 27 lab)

This course provides an introduction to the principles of pharmacology, including: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, medication interactions and potential adverse medication reactions. Content includes general principles of pharmacology, legal, ethical, and safety aspects of medication administration as well as nursing care related to the safe administration of medication to patients across the life span. Emphasis is placed on nursing responsibilities such as maximizing therapeutic effects of drug therapy and minimizing adverse effects, appropriate patient and family teaching, and ongoing patient assessment.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 162 Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing I (8 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Admissions to the ADN program.

Hours: 288 (72 lecture, 216 lab)

This course provides an introduction to nursing and the roles of the nurse and profession, and related patient care concepts. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, quality care. The theoretical foundation for basic assessment and nursing skills is presented, and the student is given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in a clinical laboratory setting and in a variety of health care settings. An introduction to the nursing process provides a decision-making framework to assist students in developing effective clinical judgment skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 163 Beginning Medical Surgical II (6 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program.

Hours: 216 (54 lecture, 162 lab)

The first-year nursing student's second semester develops knowledge and skills as they relate to adult non-critical, moderately complex medical-surgical patients. This course focuses on the care of adult clients with health alterations that require medical and/or surgical intervention. Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations in selected body functions. Through the nursing process the student recognizes alterations in status and formulates age-appropriate care. Concepts of client centered care, cultural sensitivity, informatics, safe practice, and professionalism are integrated throughout the course. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe client care to adults in a variety of settings. Psychomotor skills include medication administration, sterile procedures, isolation procedures, and intravenous therapy.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 164 Nursing Care of Childbearing and Families (2.5 Units)

Hours: 99 (18 lecture, 81 lab)

Limitation of Enrollment: Admission to the Program. Provides knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective, culturally-sensitive, physiological and psychosocial care, using Watson's Caring Theory, the nursing process and family-centered approach for childbearing clients and families. Clinical experience emphasizes refinement of critical thinking, teaching/learning, decision-making, psychomotor skills and management of childbearing patients.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 165 Mental Health Nursing (2.5 Units)

Prerequisites: NURS 162 and NURS 161.

Hours: 81 (27 lecture, 54 lab)

This course focuses on the care of patients across the lifespan experiencing cognitive, mental and behavioral disorders. Emphasis is placed on management of patients facing emotional and psychological stressors as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals and families. Concepts of crisis intervention, therapeutic communication, anger management, and coping skills are integrated throughout the course. The community as a site for care and support services is addressed. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe patient care to patients in selected mental health settings.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 165VN Mental Health Nursing for the VN (1 Unit)

Hours: 36 (9 lecture, 27 lab)

Limitation on Enrollement: Admission to the ADN program. Application of Mental Health nursing, using the nursing process and Watson's Caring Theory, to promote psychosocial integrity within the health illness continuum across the life span. Emphasis on therapeutic interactions and communication, biopsychological rehabilitation, and therapeutic use of self.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 166 Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing III (5.5 Units)

Prerequisites: NURS 163.

Hours: 207 (45 lecture, 162 lab)

This course focuses on the care of adult clients with complex medical/surgical health problems. Emphasis is placed on helping clients and their families cope with alterations in body functions. Concepts of pharmacology, health promotion and education, evidence based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration will be integrated throughout the course. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe care to clients and selected groups in a variety of settings.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 167 Maternal Newborn and Pediatric Nursing (4 Units)

Prerequisites: NURS 163 and NURS 165.

Hours: 144 (36 lecture, 108 lab)

This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of mothers, newborns, and children. Emphasis is placed on normal and high- risk pregnancies, normal growth and development, family dynamics, common pediatric disorders and the promotion of healthy behaviors in patients. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe patient care to mothers, newborns, and children in selected settings.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 167VN Nursing Care of Children and Families for the LVN (1.5 Unit)

Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the ADN Program.

Hours: 45 (18 lecture, 27 lab)

Application of the Watson Caring Model and the nursing process to the care of children, from birth to 18 who are experiencing alterations in their health states. Knowledge of the nursing role, communication, safety, pharmacology, growth and development, socio-cultural diversity and nutrition to promote and maintain optimum wellness.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 168 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing IV (5 Units)

Prerequisites: NURS 166 and NURS 167.

Hours: 180 (45 lecture, 135 lab)

This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care as they relate to adult and older adult patients with complex and/or acute multisystem alterations in health. Emphasis is placed on implementing time management and organizational skills while managing the care of patients with multiple needs and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team. Complex clinical skills, priority setting, clinical judgment, tenets of legal and ethical practice, and leadership principles are emphasized. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe care to patients in a variety of settings.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 169 Gerontology-Community Nursing (1.5 Unit)

Prerequisites: NURS 166 and NURS 167.

Hours: 45 (18 lecture, 27 lab)

This course builds on previous medical-surgical knowledge and skills in applying the nursing process to the care of older adults while focusing on their unique physiological and psychosocial needs. Concepts of community-based nursing practice including the role of the nurse in the community, health promotion and disease prevention, and Healthy People 2020 will be emphasized. A holistic approach will be applied to the assessment and care of the older adult living in the community including strategies that promote independent living and enhanced quality of life as well as principles of end-of-life care. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe patient care to older adults in selected community settings.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 172 Transition to Professional Nurse Practice (2 Units)

Prerequisites: NURS 167 and NURS 166.

Hours: 90 (9 lecture, 81 lab)

This course facilitates the transition of the student to the role of a professional nurse in the microsystem of a work unit. Emphasis is placed on the role transition from student nurse to new graduate RN, management concepts, as well as developing the skills of delegation, conflict management, and leadership. Legal and ethical issues are discussed with a focus on personal accountability and responsibility. Clinical experiences provide the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts while functioning in a leadership role during direct patient care and non direct care.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 190 Assessment Of Clinical Competence (0.5-2 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Must pass physical exam.

Hours: 108 (108 lab)

Re-entering, transfer, or current students only. Designed to evaluate clinical nursing skills of students with previous nursing experience. It is also used for students whose clinical performance is marginal and require additional time and supervision to bring skills up to standards of practice. Course is offered in half unit increments based on student needs.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 194 Review And Update Of Nursing Skills (0.5 Units)

Hours: 27 (27 lab)

Opportunity for the licensed nurse (RN and LVN) to review and practice nursing skills in the SBCC Nursing Laboratory. Orientation meetings are held monthly. See website for information.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 195 Success Strategies For Associate Degree Nursing Students (0.5 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Admittance to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Hours: 9 (9 lecture)

Associate Degree Nursing students work with their instructors, advisers developing strategies needed to successfully master competencies required. Although these success strategies are customized to individual needs of each student, some include strategies to reduce stress, improve performance in the clinical, classroom setting and set appropriate priorities.

NURS 198 Diploma Nursing Credit (30 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Current RN license in California.

Hours: 0 (0 lecture)

For RNs whose basic nursing preparation earned a nursing diploma, 30 units of college credit is awarded toward a BSN following evaluation of diploma program.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 282 NCLEX Success (1 Unit)

Hours: 46 (4 lecture, 42 lab)

Associate Degree Nursing students work with instructor to develop specific strategies to assist them in preparation for the National Licensing Exam for Nursing. The strategies are individualized for each student based on RN Predictor Assessment results. Provides individual and group counseling, creation of a study plan for review, and evaluation of the plan after implementation.

NURS 282A NCLEX Success for the First Semester ADN Student (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Associate Degree Nursing students, enrolled in Semester 1, work with instructor to develop specific strategies to assist them in preparation for the National Licensing Exam (NCLEX). Students are introduced to the academic and clinical expectations of the curriculum and ATI resources. The course will examine time management, effective study skills, stress management and test anxiety.

NURS 282B NCLEX Success for the Second Semester ADN Student (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Associate Degree Nursing students enrolled in Semester 2 work with the instructor to develop specific strategies to assist them in preparation for the National Council of Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN). This course provides activities to improve the student's overall test performance and will examine the nursing process and clinical application on faculty-developed multiple choice exams.

NURS 282C NCLEX Success for the Third Semester ADN Student (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Associate Degree Nursing students, enrolled in Semester 3, will work with instructor to develop strategies to assist in the preparation for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX). Examines exam analysis tools and corrective action strategies based on Pharmacology, Pediatrics and Maternal Newborn content mastery exams.

NURS 282D NCLEX Success for the Fourth Semester ADN Student (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Associate Degree Nursing Students, enrolled in Semester 4, work with instructor to develop specific strategies to assist in the preparation for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX). The strategies are individualized for each student based on the RN Predictor Assessment results.

NURS 290 Work Experience-Associate Degree Nursing (1-4 Units)

Corequisites: NURS 160.

Hours: 300 (300 lab)

Provides nursing students the opportunity to explore various career opportunities in the nursing field through employment or volunteering. One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of supervised on-the-job experience in the health care setting. Students must accomplish specific, previously-approved course objectives. Class meetings on campus will be scheduled each semester. Course restricted to 3 repetitions

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 295 Internship In Nursing (2-4 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Current enrollment in ADN Program and completion of NURS 101-127.

Skills Advisories: MATH 107 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 273 (273 lab)

Structured internship program in which students gain experience in the hospital setting.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

NURS 299 Independent Study In Nursing (1 Unit)

Hours: 66 (18 lecture, 48 lab)

Student works under the direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with the student's interests and abilities. Minimal weekly meetings with faculty sponsor are required. Course may be taken for one units of credit; each student is required to devote approximately three hours per week to her/his project.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable