Fall 2012 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 27-Oct 08
MTWTh     12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          
MT        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          
M         12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 05-Oct 11
WTh       11:35AM-03:05PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11186 
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TWTh      11:35AM-03:05PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11186 Textbook
WTh       03:35PM-08:05PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11186 Textbook
TWTh      03:35PM-08:05PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 714        11186 Textbook
Required Orientation: July 17, 2012 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in HEED 710. The NURSE 100 pre-class orientation is a mandatory meeting for registered students as well as for wait listed students. No student can enter the class without having first attended the orientation. English prerequisite must be submitted prior to 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.


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, Oct 15-Oct 22
MTWTh     12:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Young               TBA TBA                   
M         09:00AM-11:35AM LEC J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
MTWTh     03:15PM-05:25PM LEC J.Young               TBA TBA                   

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 22-Oct 25
M         11:45AM-01:35PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      11982 
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TWTh      06:30AM-11:10AM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      11982 Textbook
TWTh      11:40AM-02:05PM LAB J.Young               TBA TBA                 11982 Textbook
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, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         10:00AM-01:05PM LEC L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN ER 002          10003 
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TBA       TBA             LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN Online          13309 Textbook
Online Orientation. For more 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, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         02:15PM-03:35PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        11986 
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TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          11544 Textbook
Online Orientation. For more 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: 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 during advancement through the nursing program. Course content addresses the specific needs of each nursing course pertaining 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 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN Online          19319 
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M         12:30PM-02:20PM LAB J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
M         12:30PM-02:20PM LAB C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
M         12:30PM-02:20PM LAB L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
T         12:20PM-02:10PM LAB J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
T         12:20PM-02:10PM LAB C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
T         12:20PM-02:10PM LAB L.Nowicki            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 25-Dec 20
T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Required Orientation: Thursday, May 10, 2012 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: April 30 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm (students needing accommodations will test on this date) and May 2 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 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: Thursday, May 10, 2012 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: April 30 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm (students needing accommodations will test on this date) and May 2 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The TEAS test will be given in room HEED 713.

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC M.Kraft              ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Required Orientation: Thursday, May 10, 2012 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: April 30 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm (students needing accommodations will test on this date) and May 2 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The TEAS test will be given in room HEED 713.

ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10222 
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W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10222 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10222 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10223 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10223 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10223 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      10224 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      10224 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      10224 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB B.Clark              Off Campus Hospital      11543 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB T.Wehsels            Off Campus Hospital      11543 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB B.Clark              Off Campus Hospital      11543 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB B.Clark              Off Campus Hospital      11543 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 25-Dec 20
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC L.Nowicki            ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC K.Fox                ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10226 
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ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB M.Cunningham         Off Campus Hospital      10226 Textbook
W         08:10AM-10:00AM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10226 Textbook
W         08:10AM-10:00AM LAB M.Cunningham         Off Campus Hospital      10226 Textbook
ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10227 Textbook
W         08:20AM-10:10AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10227 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      10228 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB S.Smyth              Off Campus Hospital      11542 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB T.Wehsels            Off Campus Hospital      11542 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      11542 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 25-Dec 20
M         07:50AM-12:30PM LEC J.Bonham             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         07:50AM-12:30PM LEC S.Peterson           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         07:50AM-12:30PM LEC K.Mentink            ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
TW        06:45AM-11:25AM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10328 
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TW        11:35AM-03:15PM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10328 Textbook
T         05:45AM-06:35AM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10328 Textbook
TW        06:45AM-11:25AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10329 Textbook
TW        11:35AM-03:15PM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10329 Textbook
T         05:45AM-06:35AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10329 Textbook
TW        06:30AM-11:10AM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10330 Textbook
M         12:30PM-02:20PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10330 Textbook
TW        11:20AM-03:00PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10330 Textbook
T         12:50PM-02:40PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      11862 Textbook
TW        07:35PM-11:15PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      11862 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:25PM LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      11862 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 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 25-Dec 20
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC L.Parrinella         ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
TW        02:45PM-07:25PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10332 
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T         12:50PM-02:40PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10332 Textbook
TW        07:35PM-11:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10332 Textbook
T         12:50PM-02:40PM LAB D.Hylton             Off Campus Hospital      10333 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:25PM LAB D.Hylton             Off Campus Hospital      10333 Textbook
TW        07:35PM-11:15PM LAB D.Hylton             Off Campus Hospital      10333 Textbook
T         12:50PM-02:40PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      11864 Textbook
TW        02:45PM-07:25PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      11864 Textbook
TW        07:35PM-11:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      11864 Textbook
T         12:00PM-01:50PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      11865 Textbook
TW        02:00PM-06:40PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      11865 Textbook
TW        06:50PM-10:30PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      11865 Textbook

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012