Summer 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)

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NURSE 305    Transition to Associate Degree Nursing    5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This bridge course is designed for the California Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) who is admitted for advanced placement into the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing (Registered Nursing) Program. Critical thinking skills necessary for successful role transition are emphasized throughout the course. Topics include care of adult and geriatric clients with specific medical-surgical nursing disorders, assessment skills, pharmacology, nursing process, evidence-based nursing practice, legal/ethical issues, cultural and ethnic diversity, and the educator role of the Registered Nurse (RN). Concurrent acute care hospital laboratory experience emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and the implementation of nursing theory into practice.

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 09-Jul 18
M         08:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Peterson           ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
Th        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Kraft              ARC MAIN HeEd 710          
T         05:45AM-06:35AM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10435 
T         06:45AM-11:00AM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10435 Textbook
T         11:10AM-03:00PM LAB S.Peterson           Off Campus Hospital      10435 Textbook
W         05:45AM-06:35AM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10435 Textbook
W         06:45AM-11:00AM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10435 Textbook
W         11:10AM-03:00PM LAB M.Kraft              Off Campus Hospital      10435 Textbook

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: Eight Week - First, Jun 09-Aug 01
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Johnston           ARC MAIN Online          11495 
This course meets online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at

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: Eight Week - First, Jun 09-Aug 01
TTh       12:30PM-01:55PM LEC H.Steele             ARC MAIN HeEd 710        11498 

Summer 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 30, 2014