Spring 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: Full Term, Jan 16-Apr 22
MT        12:00PM-04:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          
WTh       01:30PM-08:30PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      25413 
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Required Orientation:    Tuesday, December 15    04:30PM-06:00PM    HeEd 710
Each student is required to attend this orientation session. The labs will be held on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Exact schedule of dates and times for this class is 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. All students who are interested in taking this class, regardless if you are enrolled, need to attend the required orientation.

WTh       01:30PM-08:30PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      25415 Textbook
Required Orientation:    Tuesday, December 15    04:30PM-06:00PM    HeEd 710
Each student is required to attend this orientation session. The labs will be held on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Exact schedule of dates and times for this class is 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. All students who are interested in taking this class, regardless if you are enrolled, need to attend the required orientation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 33778 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


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, Apr 26-May 03
MTWTh     12:00PM-05:50PM LEC J.Young               TBA TBA                 28555 
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M         12:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Young               TBA TBA                 28555 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, May 03-May 06
M         03:30PM-06:20PM LAB J.Young               TBA TBA                   
TWTh      06:45AM-02:35PM LAB J.Young               TBA TBA                   
This class meets April 26 - May 6. Exact schedule of dates and times for this class is available in the Nursing Department office.


NURSE 102    Acute Care Certified Nursing Assistant    2 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 100 with a grade of "C" or better or current Nurse Assistant Certificate.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed as a supplemental educational program for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to meet current industry demands for employment as an Acute Care Nursing Assistant (ACNA). The course will present the expanded scope of practice of the CNA with emphasis on safe and competent nursing and personal care skills and service in accordance with the needs description provided by the acute care facilities.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 33780 
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TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


NURSE 113    Laboratory Value Interpretation and Diagnostic Studies    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of NURSE 400 or LVN or RN Licensure or Nurse Assistant Certificate
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for health care professionals who wish to update and improve their knowledge of laboratory values and diagnostic testing. This course satisfies the State Board of Registered Nursing continuing education requirements.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Wagner             ARC MAIN Online          26495 
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Orientation:    Saturday, January 23    12:00PM-02:00PM    HeEd 713

This is a mandatory orientation. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


NURSE 122    Strategies for Clinical Success    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into ARC nursing program .
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for incoming NURSE 400 nursing students who have little or no familiarity with hospital based nursing and are unaware of all the responsibilities a nurse has in a medical-surgical hospital unit. The focus of the course is achieving clinical success. Topics include Registered Nurse (RN) responsibilities, Kardex review, medical terminology, shift workflow and organization, worksheet formulation and utilization, and discussion of common laboratory and diagnostic tests.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 07-Jan 13
TWThF     09:00AM-01:30PM LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        28357 
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Class meets on January 7, 8, 12, and 13, 2010.


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 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN Online          22369 
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Required Orientation:    Saturday, January 16    01:30PM-03:30PM    HeEd 713 (computer lab) located in the Health and Education Complex.

W         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC A.Cheung             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        23881 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, Jan 16-May 19
T         02:30PM-03:50PM LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN HeEd 710        26321 
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TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          28559 Textbook
Required Orientation:    Saturday, January 16    11:30AM-01:30PM    HeEd 713
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    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, Jan 19-Feb 23
T         01:15PM-04:00PM LEC K.Fox                 TBA TBA                   
T         08:00AM-12:15PM LAB K.Fox                 TBA TBA                 28383 
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Class will be held at: Child Abuse Prevention Center, 4700 Roseville Road, North Highlands.
The lecture and laboratory component for this class are interspersed, and the hours are from 8:00AM until 4:00PM with 1 hour for lunch. Both morning and afternoon sessions are required.


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 16-May 19
T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Harris-Neblett     ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 11    07:30AM-01:00PM    Rm 710
Each student enrolled in NURSE 400 is required to attend this orientation and complete the ATI-TEAS test prior to the scheduled orientation. Call 484-8254 for further information. The ATI-TEAS is offered in HEED 713 on December 2 (8:30-4:30pm) and December 4 (8am-12pm).

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 11    07:30AM-01:00PM    Rm 710
Each student enrolled in NURSE 400 is required to attend this orientation and complete the ATI-TEAS test prior to the scheduled orientation. Call 484-8254 for further information. The ATI-TEAS is offered in HEED 713 on December 2 (8:30-4:30pm) and December 4 (8am-12pm).

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 11    07:30AM-01:00PM    Rm 710
Each student enrolled in NURSE 400 is required to attend this orientation and complete the ATI-TEAS test prior to the scheduled orientation. Call 484-8254 for further information. The ATI-TEAS is offered in HEED 713 on December 2 (8:30-4:30pm) and December 4 (8am-12pm).

ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      22925 
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W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        22925 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      22925 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      22927 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett      TBA TBA                 22927 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      22927 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Garner              TBA TBA                 26191 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      26191 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      26191 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB D.Lannom              TBA TBA                 26319 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      26319 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                  Off Campus Hospital      26319 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, Jan 16-May 19
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         11:00AM-03:30PM LEC L.Nowicki            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      22931 
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ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB M.Cunningham         Off Campus Hospital      22931 Textbook
W         08:20AM-10:00AM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      22931 Textbook
ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      22933 Textbook
ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      22933 Textbook
W         08:45AM-10:35AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      22933 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      22935 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      22935 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB C.Christiansen       Off Campus Hospital      26315 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB S.Smyth              Off Campus Hospital      26315 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      26315 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Johnston            TBA TBA                 26317 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 16-May 19
M         08:00AM-12:30PM LEC J.Bonham             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         08:00AM-12:30PM LEC K.Mentink            ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
M         08:00AM-12:30PM LEC S.Peterson           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
TW        06:45AM-03:15PM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      23197 
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TW        06:45AM-03:15PM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      23197 Textbook
T         05:00AM-06:40AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      23197 Textbook
TW        05:45AM-03:15PM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      23199 Textbook
TW        05:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Finn-Romero        Off Campus Hospital      23199 Textbook
TW        06:30AM-03:00PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      23201 Textbook
TW        06:30AM-03:00PM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      23201 Textbook
M         12:30PM-02:10PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      23201 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      27143 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      27145 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Furlong            Off Campus Hospital      27589 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      27589 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, Jan 16-May 19
Th        11:00AM-03:30PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        11:00AM-03:30PM LEC J.Dolde              ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        11:00AM-03:30PM LEC L.Parrinella         ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
W         02:45PM-11:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      23205 
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T         01:00PM-11:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      23205 Textbook
T         05:00AM-06:40AM LAB D.Adcock             Off Campus Hospital      23207 Textbook
TW        06:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Adcock             Off Campus Hospital      23207 Textbook
T         01:15PM-11:15PM LAB J.Dolde              Off Campus Hospital      23209 Textbook
W         02:45PM-11:15PM LAB J.Dolde              Off Campus Hospital      23209 Textbook
T         01:00PM-11:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      27147 Textbook
W         02:45PM-11:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      27147 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      27149 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      28567 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: Full Term, Mar 13-May 01
Sa        09:00AM-05:50PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710        28369 
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Sa        09:00AM-05:50PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710        28369 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-05:50PM LEC D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 710        28369 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Apr 09-Apr 30
F         09:00AM-05:50PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
F         09:00AM-05:50PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 713          
F         09:00AM-05:50PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    ARC MAIN HeEd 713          

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010