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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: April 3, 2014

Nursing (NURSE)


NURSE 100    Nurse Assistant    6 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 040, ESLR 040, and ESLL 040; OR ENGWR 051 and ENGRD 015; OR evaluation through assessment at ARC assessment center.
Enrollment Limitation: Prior to the first class the following requirements must be submitted to the ARC student health office: (1.) Proof of physical exam within one year prior to class. (2.) Proof of negative tuberculin (TB) skin test within six months prior to class. (3.) If TB skin test result is positive, proof of inactive TB chest x-ray within one year prior to class. (4.) No felony convictions from Department of Health Services (DHS) Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS) list of penal codes. ATCS 98-4 (4/02) (5.) Demonstrate the ability to read and write the English language at a minimum 6th grade level. (6.) Demonstrate the ability to listen, comprehend, and respond appropriately to the spoken English language at a minimum 6th grade level.
Hours: 63 hours LEC ; 135 hours LAB
Description: This course leads to the nurse assistant certification exam. Emphasis is on the gerontological nursing assistant's role and responsibilities as a health care team member. Other key components in this course are principles of asepsis, infection control, resident care skills, and emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the resident.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 21-Mar 03
MT        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          
WTh       12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          
NOTE: Lecture dates are 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/27, 1/28, 2/3, 2/4, 2/10, 2/11, 2/18, 2/24, 2/25, 3/3.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 24-Mar 06
T         12:05PM-04:35PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 
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T         04:45PM-08:10PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 Textbook
WTh       12:05PM-04:35PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 Textbook
WTh       04:45PM-08:10PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 Textbook
F         12:05PM-04:35PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 Textbook
F         04:45PM-08:10PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 Textbook
F         12:05PM-04:35PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 Textbook
F         04:45PM-08:10PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      10951 Textbook
Required Orientation:    Monday, January 6, 2014    02:00PM-03:30PM    HeEd 710
The NURSE 100 pre-class orientation is a mandatory meeting for registered students as well as for waitlisted students. No student can enter the class without having first attended the orientation. English prerequisite must be submitted at orientation. A prerequisite submission table will be open 1 hour before the start of the meeting. Course and prerequisite information, including dates and times of classes are available at the ARC nursing website.

NOTE: Lab dates are 1/24, 1/29, 1/30, 2/5, 2/6, 2/12, 2/13, 2/19, 2/20, 2/21, 2/26, 2/27, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6.


NURSE 101    Home Health Aide    2 Units

Prerequisite: Proof of having completed a CA approved nurse assistant course or proof of current California nurse assistant certification
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on home health nurse aide responsibilities: personal and rehabilitation nursing care in the home, skills of maintaining a safe home environment, meal planning and preparation, emotional care of the homebound, and home emergency procedures. Nurse 101 course information packet is available on-line at the ARC Nursing Program website.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 10-Mar 13
MTWTh     12:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11712 
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MTWTh     03:30PM-06:05PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11712 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 17-Mar 20
MTWTh     12:45PM-03:55PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
MTWTh     04:05PM-07:10PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
Students must refer to the ARC Nursing website (Nurse 101) for general course information, course schedule, and course requirements (physical exam, TB clearance, English competency) with prerequisite sumission due date(s).


NURSE 310    Pharmacology and Implications for Health Care Practitioners    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course presents the principles of drug therapy as they apply to treating disease and maintaining health. It covers the metabolism and action of drugs with an emphasis on absorption, duration of action, distribution in the body, and adverse drug reactions. Major drug classes are included, as well as their related implications for people receiving these drugs. How these drugs affect the body systems, prevent and treat pain, treat infections, and malignant neoplasms is discussed. Drugs that alter psychogenic behavior and sleep patterns are also included.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
M         10:00AM-11:20AM LEC L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN HeEd 702        12564 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN Online          12564 Textbook
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN Online          12565 Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


NURSE 320    Medical Dosage Calculations    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 25 or higher
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares health professionals to calculate oral and parenteral drug dosages with a focus on safety and accuracy. Three systems of measurement and conversion are practiced. This course also provides experience in understanding drug orders and drug labels. Calculation accuracy is emphasized by clinical scenarios and case study assignments.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
T         02:15PM-03:35PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        12566 
Textbook
Purchase course material at bookstore prior to first class.

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          11714 Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


NURSE 370    Focused Learning in the Associate Degree Nursing Program    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: NURSE 400 or 410
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course offers strategies to enhance student success in the first year of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. It provides an assessment of personal aptitudes, learning styles, strengths and weaknesses in written and verbal communication, and potential barriers to successful completion of the nursing program. It also provides the development of personal and professional support systems and development of a purposeful analytic process that supports reasoned decisions and judgments as a health care professional. Pass/No Pass only

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
T         12:45PM-02:05PM LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN HeEd 713        12212 
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NURSE 390    Fundamentals of Lactation Consultant Assisting    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed for community workers responsible for promoting and protecting breastfeeding and charged with providing basic assessment, support, and appropriate referral for breastfeeding mothers in the community. It is also an introductory course in human lactation for students entering or preparing for professions in nursing, nutrition, health education, or early childhood development as well as for practicing professionals in these fields. The course provides an overview of factors impacting breastfeeding rates, explores health effects and current recommendations, discusses the anatomy and physiology of lactation, and considers the role of the lactation consultant assistant in facilitating breastfeeding. It covers counseling skills, cultural awareness, and community resources for promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 04-Mar 11
T         01:15PM-04:05PM LEC K.Fox                 TBA TBA                   
T         08:00AM-12:15PM LAB K.Fox                 TBA TBA                 11693 
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This class will be held off campus at the Mercy Learning Center located at 1700 Tribute Road, Suite 100, Sacramento CA 95815. The lecture and laboratory component for this class are interspersed and the hours are from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with 1 hour for lunch. Both morning and afternoon sessions are required. Please contact Kathi Fox at foxK@arc.losrios.edu for more information.


NURSE 400    Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing I    10.5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: SPEECH 301 or 331.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing program.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an introduction to nursing utilizing Orem's model, theory and practice related to providing patient care with an emphasis on basic nursing skills and the nursing process. Life cycle concepts and their impact on self-care and health are included, with particular emphasis on the senior adult. Professional role development and ethical issues are introduced. Concurrent laboratory experience takes place in subacute and acute care settings.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC M.Kraft              ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 13, 2013    07:30AM-01:00PM    Rm HEED 710
Each student enrolled in NURSE 400 is required to attend this orientation.

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Harris-Neblett     ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 13, 2013    07:30AM-01:00PM    Rm HEED 710
Each student enrolled in NURSE 400 is required to attend this orientation.

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 13, 2013    07:30AM-01:00PM    Rm HEED 710
Each student enrolled in NURSE 400 is required to attend this orientation.

W         07:00AM-10:35AM LAB M.Kraft              ARC MAIN HeEd 710        10200 
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W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10200 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10200 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-01:30PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10200 Textbook
W         07:00AM-10:35AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett      TBA TBA                 10201 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10201 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10201 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-01:30PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10201 Textbook
Wednesday morning lab time is on campus in HEED 710.

W         07:00AM-10:35AM LAB C.Garner              TBA TBA                 11177 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      11177 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      11177 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-01:30PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      11177 Textbook
Wednesday morning lab time is on campus in HEED 710.

W         07:00AM-10:35AM LAB H.Steele              TBA TBA                 11203 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB H.Steele             Off Campus Hospital      11203 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB H.Steele             Off Campus Hospital      11203 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-01:30PM LAB H.Steele             Off Campus Hospital      11203 Textbook
Wednesday morning lab time is on campus in HEED 710.


NURSE 410    Maternal/Child and Medical-Surgical Nursing II    10.5 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 400 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: ANTH 310 or SOC 300.
Enrollment Limitation: SPEECH 301 or 331.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: This course applies the concepts of Orem's model of self-care that are applied to care of the newborn, child, middle and senior adult. Pathophysiological and pathopsychological factors creating health deviations are emphasized. Supervision is provided in the utilization of the nursing process. Legal issues relevant to health care and their implications are studied. Concurrent laboratory experience takes place in medical-surgical and maternal/child health settings. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC K.Fox                ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         07:40AM-09:30AM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10203 
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ThF       06:15AM-10:45AM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10203 Textbook
ThF       10:55AM-03:10PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10203 Textbook
W         08:10AM-10:00AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10204 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10204 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-03:25PM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10204 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-06:35AM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      10205 Textbook
ThF       06:45AM-11:15AM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      10205 Textbook
ThF       11:25AM-03:55PM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      10205 Textbook
W         08:10AM-10:00AM LAB M.Ruckels            Off Campus Hospital      12790 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB S.Heinze             Off Campus Hospital      12790 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB M.Ruckels            Off Campus Hospital      12790 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB G.Knipe              Off Campus Hospital      12790 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-03:25PM LAB S.Heinze             Off Campus Hospital      12790 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-03:25PM LAB M.Ruckels            Off Campus Hospital      12790 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-03:25PM LAB G.Knipe              Off Campus Hospital      12790 Textbook


NURSE 420    Psychiatric and Medical-Surgical Nursing III    10.5 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 410 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: In this course, concepts of Orem's nursing model of self-care theory are applied to the psychiatric and medical-surgical patient. Pathophysiological and pathopsychological factors creating health deviations are emphasized. Independence is encouraged and supported in the utilization of the nursing process. Introductory concepts of nursing leadership and management are explored. Community resources and experiences relevant to the course of study are included. Concurrent laboratory experiences take place in the psychiatric and medical-surgical settings. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
M         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC S.Peterson           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC K.Mentink            ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC J.Bonham             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
TW        05:45AM-06:35AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10286 
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TW        06:45AM-11:15AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10286 Textbook
TW        11:25AM-03:30PM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10286 Textbook
TW        05:45AM-06:35AM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10287 Textbook
TW        06:45AM-11:15AM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10287 Textbook
TW        11:25AM-03:30PM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10287 Textbook
M         12:55PM-01:45PM LAB K.Mentink            ARC MAIN HeEd 710        10288 Textbook
TW        06:30AM-11:00AM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10288 Textbook
TW        11:10AM-03:00PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10288 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      12791 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB J.Straub             Off Campus Hospital      12791 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      12791 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      12791 Textbook


NURSE 430    Management of Multiple Patients and Medical - Surgical Nursing IV    10.5 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: This course covers concepts of Orem's nursing model of self-care theory as applied to the care of the middle and senior adults. It focuses on the nursing management of a group of acutely ill patients and participation on the health care team. Pathophysiological and pathopsychological factors creating health deviations are emphasized. Priorities are given to the utilization of the nursing process in making and evaluating decisions. During the first ten weeks, laboratory experience takes place in the medical-surgical and the community health setting under the direct supervision of the faculty. The final six weeks involve completing a pre-licensure preceptorship with a registered nurse. The transition from student to graduate nurse is explored through study of the Nurse Practice Act and discussion of the problems, responsibilities, and challenges confronting the registered nurse. Concurrent laboratory experiences take place in acute care and home health setting. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC L.Parrinella         ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10290 
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TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10290 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10290 Textbook
TW        12:45PM-01:35PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      10291 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-06:15PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      10291 Textbook
TW        06:25PM-10:30PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      10291 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      10292 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      10292 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      10292 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB P.Gonsalves          Off Campus Hospital      11393 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB P.Gonsalves          Off Campus Hospital      11393 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB P.Gonsalves          Off Campus Hospital      11393 Textbook

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: April 3, 2014

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