Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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, Aug 23-Nov 10
MT        12:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 07-Nov 10
WTh       01:30PM-08:20PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      13270 
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Required Orientation: May 24, 2010 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm in HEED 710. The NURSE 100 pre-class orientation is a mandatory meeting for registered students as well as for all interested students. No student can enter the class without having first attended the orientation. Labs for this course will be held on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The exact schedule of dates and times for this course are available in the Nursing Department Office. Students are to pick up an information packet at the Nursing Department office before attending the orientation meeting. Call 484-8254 to confirm office hours. There is no on-line wait list for the Nurse 100 class. All interested students will sign in at the mandatory orientation meeting. A lottery will determine the student order of advancement to the class roster if a registered student vacates a seat.

WTh       01:30PM-08:20PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      13272 Textbook
Required Orientation: May 24, 2010 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm in HEED 710. The NURSE 100 pre-class orientation is a mandatory meeting for registered students as well as for all interested students. No student can enter the class without having first attended the orientation. Labs for this course will be held on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The exact schedule of dates and times for this course are available in the Nursing Department Office. Students are to pick up an information packet at the Nursing Department office before attending the orientation meeting. Call 484-8254 to confirm office hours. There is no on-line wait list for the Nurse 100 class. All interested students will sign in at the mandatory orientation meeting. A lottery will determine the student order of advancement to the class roster if a registered student vacates a seat.


NURSE 101    Home Health Aide    2 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 100 with a grade of "C" or better or current California Nurse Assistant Certification.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on home health 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.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 18-Nov 29
MTWTh     12:00PM-05:50PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          
M         12:30PM-03:20PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 29-Dec 02
M         09:00AM-11:50AM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      15880 
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TWTh      06:30AM-02:20PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      15880 Textbook
Exact schedule of dates and times for this class are available in the Nursing Department office. Call 484-8254 to confirm office hours.


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, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN Online          10006 
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Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

W         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC A.Cheung             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        11586 Textbook


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, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          14332 
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Optional Orientation:    Saturday, August 21    11:30AM-01:30PM    Rm 713
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 21-Oct 19
T         01:00PM-03:50PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        15888 Textbook


NURSE 370    Focused Learning in the Associate Degree Nursing Program    1-1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: This is a companion course to NURSE 400 (Fundamentals of Medical- Surgical Nursing), or NURSE 410 (Maternal/Child and Medical-Surgical Nursing II), or NURSE 420 (Psychiatric and Medical Surgical Nursing III), or NURSE 430 (Management of Multiple Patients and Medical-Surgical Nursing IV).
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Registered (Associate Degree) Nursing Program.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 6 hours LEC ; 63 hours LAB
Description: This course offers strategies to enhance student success in each of the four semesters of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and in the National Licensure Examination for Nurses after graduation. This course offers 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. The course includes 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. Learning modules complement support co-requisite course work as students advance through the nursing program. Course content addresses the specific needs of the student as they adapt to clinical, theory and evaluation methods required in the nursing classes. It includes evaluation of mastery of the concurrent ADN course objectives and promotes remediation before the final examination. This course utilizes Regional Health Occupations Resource Centers (RHORC) student success materials and Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) teaching materials as a supplement and review of the Associate Degree content. This course may be repeated 4 times with different co-requisites. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          31412 
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T         12:30PM-02:10PM LAB C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
W         03:45PM-05:35PM LAB C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          31414 Textbook
M         12:30PM-02:20PM LAB C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
Th        04:30PM-06:20PM LAB C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN HeEd 713          


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, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Required Orientation: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm in room 710. Each student enrolled in Nurse 400 is required to attend this orientation session. Additionally, each student must complete the ATI TEAS test. The TEAS test will be offered on two days: May 26 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm (students needing accommodations will test on this date.) and May 27 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The TEAS test will be given in room HEED 713.

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Harris-Neblett     ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Required Orientation: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm in room 710. Each student enrolled in Nurse 400 is required to attend this orientation session. Additionally, each student must complete the ATI TEAS test. The TEAS test will be offered on two days: May 26 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm (students needing accommodations will test on this date.) and May 27 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The TEAS test will be given in room HEED 713.

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Required Orientation: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm in room 710. Each student enrolled in Nurse 400 is required to attend this orientation session. Additionally, each student must complete the ATI TEAS test. The TEAS test will be offered on two days: May 26 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm (students needing accommodations will test on this date.) and May 27 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The TEAS test will be given in room HEED 713.

ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      10564 
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W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        10564 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      10564 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10566 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett      TBA TBA                 10566 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10566 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      10568 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Garner              TBA TBA                 10568 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      10568 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      14330 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB B.Clark              Off Campus Hospital      14330 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      14330 Textbook
ThF       02:30PM-09:15PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      14330 Textbook


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, Aug 21-Dec 16
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          
ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10572 
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ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10572 Textbook
W         08:45AM-10:25AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10572 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-03:00PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10574 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-03:00PM LAB R.Juris              Off Campus Hospital      10574 Textbook
W         08:20AM-10:00AM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10574 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      10576 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10576 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB S.Smyth              Off Campus Hospital      14326 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      14326 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, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         08:00AM-12:30PM LEC S.Peterson           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         08:00AM-12:30PM LEC J.Bonham             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         08:00AM-12:30PM LEC K.Mentink            ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
TW        05:45AM-03:15PM LAB E.Gragg              Off Campus Hospital      10866 
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T         05:00AM-06:40AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10868 Textbook
TW        06:45AM-03:15PM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10868 Textbook
TW        07:00AM-03:30PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10870 Textbook
M         12:30PM-02:10PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10870 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      15374 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      15376 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Furlong             TBA TBA                 31450 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Mitchell            TBA TBA                 31450 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 twelve weeks, laboratory experience takes place in the medical-surgical and the community health setting under the direct supervision of the faculty. The final four weeks involve completing a pre-licensure preceptorship with a registered nurse in a clinical setting of the student's choice. 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, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC L.Parrinella         ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         02:45PM-11:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10874 
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T         01:00PM-11:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10874 Textbook
T         05:00AM-06:40AM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      10878 Textbook
T         05:00AM-06:40AM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10878 Textbook
T         05:00AM-06:40AM LAB J.Dolde              Off Campus Hospital      10878 Textbook
TW        06:45AM-03:15PM LAB J.Dolde              Off Campus Hospital      10878 Textbook
T         01:00PM-11:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      15378 Textbook
W         02:45PM-11:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      15378 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      15380 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      30910 Textbook


NURSE 1000    NCLEX-RN Review    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: NURSE 430
Enrollment Limitation: For students with English as a Second Language, the participant must take the Test for English Proficiency Level (TEPL) and score a minimum of 5 on the test, or have completed the equivalent to English Writing 300.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares the student to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse). Coursework includes computer test-taking skills, barriers to success, identification of knowledge deficits via a standardized assessment test, and overview of NCLEX-RN content areas. In the classroom, students may earn .5 unit of credit for every 9 hours. In the lab, students implement an individualized study plan and may earn .5 unit of credit for every 27 hours of work. This course is designed to be taken during the last semester of an RN program or after completion of a nursing program. The course is designed for first-time and repeat test takers. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 16-Dec 18
ThFSa     08:00AM-05:50PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff     TBA TBA                 32040 
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This class meets in room 710.

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 19-Dec 19
Su        08:00AM-05:50PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Su        TBA             LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff     TBA TBA                   
There will 18 hours TBA for the lab.

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010