Spring 2011 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 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 31942 
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TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 18-Mar 21
M         12:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          
MTWTh     12:00PM-03:40PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716          

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 01-Apr 07
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      12696 Textbook
Required Orientation:    Tuesday, December 14    04:00PM-06:30PM    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, which is open Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. Students are to pick up an information packet at the Nursing Department office before attending the orientation meeting. All students who are interested in taking this class, regardless if you are enrolled, need to attend the required orientation.

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital      12698 Textbook
Required Orientation:    Tuesday, December 14    04:00PM-06:30PM    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,which is open Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. Students are to pick up an information packet at the Nursing Department office before attending the orientation meeting. All students who are interested in taking this class, regardless if you are enrolled, need to attend the required orientation.


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: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 31944 
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TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 25-May 02
MTWTh     12:00PM-05:50PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        15158 Textbook
M         12:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN HeEd 716        15158 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, May 02-May 05
M         03:30PM-06:20PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
TWTh      06:45AM-02:35PM LAB J.Young              Off Campus Hospital        
This class meets April 26 - May 6. Exact schedule of dates and times for this class is available in the Nursing Department office.


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 06-Jan 12
TWThF     09:00AM-01:30PM LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        15078 
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Class meets on January 6, 7, 11, and 12, 2011.


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 15-May 18
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


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 15-May 18
T         02:00PM-03:30PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        13486 
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TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          15162 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: 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, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Christiansen       ARC MAIN Online          30074 
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T         12:30PM-02:20PM 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          30085 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 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 18-Feb 22
T         01:15PM-04:00PM LEC K.Fox                 TBA TBA                   
T         08:00AM-12:15PM LAB K.Fox                 TBA TBA                 15096 
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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 15-May 18
T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 10    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. The ATI-TEAS is offered in HEED 713 on Thursday, December 2 (9 - 5pm) and Friday, December 3 (12 - 4pm).

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Garner             ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 10    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. The ATI-TEAS is offered in HEED 713 on Thursday, December 2 (9 - 5pm) and Friday, December 3 (12 - 4pm).

T         07:30AM-12:00PM LEC C.Harris-Neblett     ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, December 10    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. The ATI-TEAS is offered in HEED 713 on Thursday, December 2 (9 - 5pm) and Friday, December 3 (12 - 4pm).

ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      10514 
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W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB J.Kleemann           ARC MAIN HeEd 710        10514 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB J.Kleemann           Off Campus Hospital      10514 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10516 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Harris-Neblett      TBA TBA                 10516 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Harris-Neblett     Off Campus Hospital      10516 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB C.Garner              TBA TBA                 13378 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      13378 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB C.Garner             Off Campus Hospital      13378 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:50AM LAB B.Clark               TBA TBA                 13484 Textbook
W         12:30PM-02:00PM LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      13484 Textbook
ThF       06:30AM-01:15PM LAB V.Maryatt            Off Campus Hospital      13484 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 15-May 18
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       06:30AM-03:00PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10520 
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ThF       06:30AM-03:00PM LAB M.Cunningham         Off Campus Hospital      10520 Textbook
W         08:20AM-10:00AM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10520 Textbook
ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10522 Textbook
ThF       06:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10522 Textbook
W         08:45AM-10:35AM LAB L.Nowicki            Off Campus Hospital      10522 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB K.Fox                Off Campus Hospital      10524 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      10524 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB S.Smyth              Off Campus Hospital      13480 Textbook
ThF       05:45AM-03:15PM LAB D.Johnston           Off Campus Hospital      13480 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 15-May 18
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      10764 
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T         05:00AM-06:40AM LAB J.Bonham             Off Campus Hospital      10764 Textbook
TW        05:45AM-03:15PM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10766 Textbook
TW        05:45AM-03:15PM LAB E.Gragg              Off Campus Hospital      10766 Textbook
TW        07:00AM-03:30PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10768 Textbook
M         12:30PM-02:10PM LAB K.Mentink            Off Campus Hospital      10768 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Bagley             Off Campus Hospital      14164 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Furlong            Off Campus Hospital      14164 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 15-May 18
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      10772 
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T         01:00PM-11:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff     TBA TBA                 10772 Textbook
T         05:00AM-03:15PM LAB J.Dolde              Off Campus Hospital      10774 Textbook
T         05:00AM-03:15PM LAB D.Aucoin-Ratcliff    Off Campus Hospital      10774 Textbook
T         05:00AM-03:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      10774 Textbook
W         06:45AM-03:15PM LAB J.Dolde              Off Campus Hospital      10774 Textbook
T         01:00PM-11:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      10776 Textbook
W         02:45PM-11:15PM LAB L.Parrinella         Off Campus Hospital      10776 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Maryatt             TBA TBA                 14168 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Mitchell            TBA TBA                 15170 Textbook

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011