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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2014

Nursing (NURSE)


NURSE 100    Nurse Assistant    6 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 50, ESLR 50, and ESLL 50; OR ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15; OR ENGWR 56 and ENGRD 56; 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 as listed on the CNA certification automatic denial penal code list from the CA Department of Public Health Health (CDPH), Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS). 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 20-Mar 09
M         12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11755 
Textbook
T         12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11755 Textbook
WThF      12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11755 Textbook
T         12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        11755 Textbook
NOTE: Lecture dates are 1/20, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/26, 1/27, 2/2, 2/3, 2/9, 2/17, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 28-Mar 12
WTh       01:30PM-06:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
WTh       06:10PM-08:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
T         01:30PM-06:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
T         06:10PM-08:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
F         01:30PM-06:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
F         06:10PM-08:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
T         01:30PM-06:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
T         06:10PM-08:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
Required Orientation:    Monday, January 5, 2015    01:00PM-04:30PM    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. The first hour of the meeting will consist of prerequisite checking. Course and prerequisite information, including dates and times of classes are available at the ARC nursing website.

NOTE: Lab dates are 1/28, 1/29 2/4, 2/5, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/24, 2/25, 2/26, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12.


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 16-Mar 19
MTWTh     12:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        12428 
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MTWTh     03:30PM-06:05PM LEC J.Young               TBA TBA                 12428 Textbook
Students must be a Certified Nursing Assistant to apply for this course.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 23-Mar 26
MTWTh     01:30PM-06:00PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
MTWTh     06:10PM-08:00PM 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 submission 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 17-May 20
M         10:00AM-11:20AM LEC L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN HeEd 702        13061 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN Online          13061 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          13062 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 17-May 20
T         02:15PM-03:35PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        13063 
Textbook
Purchase course material at bookstore prior to first class.

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          12430 Textbook
Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


NURSE 390    Fundamentals of Lactation Consultant Assisting    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC
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. This 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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         04:40PM-07:00PM LEC K.Fox                ARC MAIN HeEd 716        12409 
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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 17-May 20
T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC M.Kraft              ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 12, 2014    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 12, 2014    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 12, 2014    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        11077 
Textbook
W         03:30PM-05:00PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      11077 Textbook
ThF       02:30PM-07:00PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      11077 Textbook
ThF       07:10PM-09:30PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      11077 Textbook
W         07:00AM-10:35AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett      TBA TBA                 11078 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      11078 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      11078 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-01:30PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      11078 Textbook
W         07:00AM-10:35AM LAB C.Garner              TBA TBA                 11960 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      11960 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      11960 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-01:30PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      11960 Textbook
W         07:00AM-10:35AM LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 11981 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      11981 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      11981 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-01:30PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      11981 Textbook


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

Prerequisite: NURSE 400; and SPEECH 301 or SPEECH 331 with a "C" or better.
Corequisite: ANTH 310, ANTH 481, SOC 300, or SOC 480
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 81 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: In this course, concepts of Orem's self-care deficit theory of nursing 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 17-May 20
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      11080 
Textbook
ThF       06:15AM-10:45AM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      11080 Textbook
ThF       10:55AM-03:10PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      11080 Textbook
W         08:25AM-10:15AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      11081 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      11081 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-03:25PM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      11081 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-06:35AM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      11082 Textbook
ThF       06:45AM-11:15AM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      11082 Textbook
ThF       11:25AM-03:30PM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      11082 Textbook
W         08:10AM-10:00AM LAB H.Panella            Off Campus Hospital      13255 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:00AM LAB H.Panella            Off Campus Hospital      13255 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-03:25PM LAB H.Panella            Off Campus Hospital      13255 Textbook
W         08:10AM-10:00AM LAB H.Panella            Off Campus Hospital      19355 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-11:05AM LAB H.Panella            Off Campus Hospital      19355 Textbook
ThF       11:10AM-03:25PM LAB H.Panella            Off Campus Hospital      19355 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 17-May 20
M         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC J.Bonham             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         08:00AM-12:50PM LEC K.Mentink            ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
TW        05:45AM-06:35AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      11159 
Textbook
TW        06:45AM-11:15AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      11159 Textbook
TW        11:25AM-03:30PM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      11159 Textbook
TW        05:45AM-06:35AM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      11160 Textbook
TW        06:45AM-11:15AM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      11160 Textbook
TW        11:25AM-03:30PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      11160 Textbook
M         01:00PM-01:50PM LAB K.Mentink            ARC MAIN HeEd 710        11161 Textbook
TW        06:30AM-11:00AM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      11161 Textbook
TW        11:10AM-03:40PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      11161 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      13256 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB J.Straub             Off Campus Hospital      13256 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      13256 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB J.Straub             Off Campus Hospital      13256 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      13256 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB J.Straub             Off Campus Hospital      13256 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 17-May 20
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      11163 
Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      11163 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      11163 Textbook
TW        12:45PM-01:35PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      11164 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-06:15PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      11164 Textbook
TW        06:25PM-10:30PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      11164 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      11165 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      11165 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      11165 Textbook
TW        01:45PM-02:35PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      12141 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:15PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      12141 Textbook
TW        07:25PM-11:30PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      12141 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2014

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