Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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NURSE 315    Pharmacology and Implications for Nursing    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will detail the principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and adverse drug reactions. The major drug classes and related nursing implications for people receiving drugs that affect the body systems, prevent and treat pain, infections, malignant neoplasms, and seizure disorders will be discussed. In addition, drugs that alter psychogenic behavior and sleep patterns will be presented.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Wagner             SCC MAIN Online          23786 
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Online Class. Orientation: Saturday, January 15, 2011, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in LIH 103. For further information, contact wagnerg@scc.losrios.edu


NURSE 325    Medical Dosage Calculations    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares students to accurately calculate oral and parenteral drug dosages for medication administration. Students will learn three systems of measurement and conversion from one system to another. Basic flow rates of IV fluids will be covered. Course content will also include: 1) review of basic arithmetic operations used in dosage calculations; 2) interpretation of drug labels; 3) common medical abbreviations used in dosage calculations; 4) use of the following methods: basic formulas, ratio and proportion, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis in dosage calculations. Calculators will not be used in this course.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
F         07:00AM-09:05AM LEC L.Sheppard           SCC MAIN MOH 35          23788 
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On-Campus


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

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Registered (Associate Degree) Nursing Program.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course offers strategies to enhance student success in each of the four semesters of the Registered (Associate Degree) Nursing Program and in the National Licensure Examination for Nurses after graduation. This course assesses 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 results in reasoned decisions and judgments as a healthcare professional. The goal will be to level focused learning from simple to complex as students advance through the nursing program. Course content will address the specific needs of the students as they adapt to clinical, theory and evaluation methods required in the nursing classes and includes evaluation of mastery of the concurrent Registered (Associate Degree) Nursing Program program course objectives and remediation before the final examination. This course utilizes Regional Health Occupations Resource Centers (RHORC) Student Success materials and online testing and remediation resources that supplement and review the Registered (Associate Degree) Nursing Program content. This course is graded Pass/No Pass and may be taken four times for credit, provided no course topics are repeated, for a maximum of six units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Cavanaugh           TBA TBA                 28474 
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TBA       TBA             LEC J.Siu                 TBA TBA                 28476 Textbook


NURSE 380    Preparing for a Nursing Career    1 Unit

Prerequisite: ENGWR 100 and MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course presents the role of the Registered Nurse (RN) and the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) within various settings in today's health care systems. Students assess their own learning styles and compare their abilities to those required in nursing; critical thinking is applied to several scenarios. Written, verbal, and math skills are emphasized along with learning resources, study strategies, legal and ethical aspects of practice, and stress management. The rigors of being a nursing student and graduate nurse are presented along with information on the current job market and opportunities for advancement in nursing.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
M         01:00PM-03:15PM LEC J.Cavanaugh          SCC MAIN MOH 35          23790 
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On-Campus


NURSE 405    Fundamentals of Health and Nursing Care    10.5 Units

Prerequisite: See Enrollment Limitations.
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Registered (Associate Degree) Nursing Program and Completion of BIOL 430, 431 and 440 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Completion of FCS 340, FCS 324, ENGWR 300, and PSYC 300 with grades of "C" or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in these four (4) courses. Completion of ENGRD 110 or eligibility for ENGRD 310 as determined by the reading assessment process for all applicants who do not have an AA Degree or higher.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 351 hours LAB
Description: This course utilizes the conceptual framework of the curriculum (Basic Human Needs, Life-Cycle Development, Health Illness, Significant Health Problems, Stress Adaptation) to provide the foundation for the following three semesters of the program. It includes an introduction to nursing, its evolution, present trends and issues, legal aspects, and concepts underlying today's practice. Basic principles of delegation, management and home care are introduced and integrated into appropriate content. The theory and related clinical experiences prepare the student to utilize critical thinking and the nursing process in providing direct patient care with a focus on basic human needs. The student learns to use standard nursing measures to support patient's adaptive mechanisms for attaining and maintaining wellness during early, middle and late adulthood. The sub-concepts integrated throughout the course are personal hygiene, nutrition, communications, human sexuality, cultural diversity, legal/ethical aspects, pharmacology and pathophysiology. Emphasis is given to the promotion of health in the elderly and in persons with varying degrees of immobility.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         07:30AM-11:20AM LEC S.Carriere           SCC MAIN MOH 35          26482 
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T         07:30AM-11:20AM LEC J.Cavanaugh          SCC MAIN MOH 35          26482 Textbook
T         07:30AM-11:20AM LEC J.Johnson            SCC MAIN MOH 35          26482 Textbook
W         07:30AM-10:10AM LAB S.Carriere           SCC MAIN MOH 35            
W         07:30AM-10:10AM LAB J.Cavanaugh          SCC MAIN MOH 35            
W         07:30AM-10:10AM LAB J.Johnson            SCC MAIN MOH 35            
ThF       07:00AM-10:40AM LAB S.Carriere           Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       07:00AM-10:40AM LAB J.Cavanaugh          Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       07:00AM-10:40AM LAB J.Johnson            Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:10AM-01:40PM LAB S.Carriere           Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:10AM-01:40PM LAB J.Cavanaugh          Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:10AM-01:40PM LAB J.Johnson            Off Campus Hospital        
W         10:40AM-02:20PM LAB S.Carriere           SCC MAIN MOH 35            
W         10:40AM-02:20PM LAB J.Cavanaugh          SCC MAIN MOH 35            
W         10:40AM-02:20PM LAB J.Johnson            SCC MAIN MOH 35            
T         11:30AM-12:15PM LAB S.Carriere           SCC MAIN MOH 35            
Sutter General students will be in clinical on Thursday and Friday from 6:30am - 10:10am and 10:40am - 1:10pm.

T         11:30AM-12:15PM LAB J.Cavanaugh          SCC MAIN MOH 35            
Sutter General students will be in clinical on Thursday and Friday from 6:30am - 10:10am and 10:40am - 1:10pm.

T         11:30AM-12:15PM LAB J.Johnson            SCC MAIN MOH 35            
Sutter General students will be in clinical on Thursday and Friday from 6:30am - 10:10am and 10:40am - 1:10pm.


NURSE 415    Nursing and Health Maintenance Through Adult Years    11 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 405 and COMM 301 or COMM 331 with grades of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in Associate Degree Nursing (Registered Nursing) program.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 90 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: This course presents theory and practice related to helping patients cope with the physiological stressors commonly encountered in the adult years. Content focuses on common medical-surgical health problems related to the adult and older adult in the acute care, home care, rehabilitation, and community settings. Theory related to personal hygiene, nutrition, communication, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and common health resources is integrated throughout the course. Learning experiences provide students with the opportunity to acquire new clinical skills and apply previously learned principles and concepts in a variety of clinical settings. There is an emphasis on the utilization of the nursing process, management, delegation and critical thinking skills to meet basic human needs, promote health and prevent illness.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         08:00AM-10:40AM LEC J.Siu                SCC MAIN MOH 21          26490 
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T         08:00AM-10:40AM LEC L.Fujikawa           SCC MAIN MOH 21          26490 Textbook
T         08:00AM-10:40AM LEC K.Allen              SCC MAIN MOH 21          26490 Textbook
T         11:40AM-02:00PM LEC J.Siu                SCC MAIN MOH 21          26490 Textbook
T         11:40AM-02:00PM LEC L.Fujikawa           SCC MAIN MOH 21          26490 Textbook
T         11:40AM-02:00PM LEC K.Allen              SCC MAIN MOH 21          26490 Textbook
W         12:00PM-02:40PM LAB J.Siu                Off Campus Hospital        
W         12:00PM-02:40PM LAB L.Fujikawa           Off Campus Hospital        
W         12:00PM-02:40PM LAB K.Allen              Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:45AM-03:50PM LAB J.Siu                SCC MAIN MOH 21            
ThF       11:45AM-03:50PM LAB L.Fujikawa           SCC MAIN MOH 21            
ThF       11:45AM-03:50PM LAB K.Allen              SCC MAIN MOH 21            
ThF       04:20PM-08:00PM LAB J.Siu                SCC MAIN MOH 21            
Wednesday prep time for all clinical groups may need to be modified during the semester. Sutter Memorial OB Students will be in clinical on ThF from 6:30am - 10:30am and 11:00am - 2:40pm.

ThF       04:20PM-08:00PM LAB L.Fujikawa           SCC MAIN MOH 21            
Wednesday prep time for all clinical groups may need to be modified during the semester. Sutter Memorial OB Students will be in clinical on ThF from 6:30am - 10:30am and 11:00am - 2:40pm.

ThF       04:20PM-08:00PM LAB K.Allen              SCC MAIN MOH 21            
Wednesday prep time for all clinical groups may need to be modified during the semester. Sutter Memorial OB Students will be in clinical on ThF from 6:30am - 10:30am and 11:00am - 2:40pm.


NURSE 425    Nursing Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Cycle    11 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 415 with a grade of "C" or better; Completion of SOC 300 or ANTH 310 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in Associate Degree Nursing (Registered Nursing) program
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 90 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes theory and clinical experiences related to helping patients/families adapt to pathophysiological and pathopsychological stressors in addition to assisting patients of all ages in meeting their health promotion needs. Content focuses on the application of medical/surgical principles for adult/pediatric patients and application of psychiatric nursing principles for adult/pediatric mental health patients. The sub-concepts integrated throughout the course include pathophysiology, psychpathophysiology, pharmacology, mental health disorders, adult acute/chronic illnesses and pediatric acute/chronic illnesses, family/patient centered care, health promotion, illness prevention, community health, end-of-life and palliative care, rehabilitative concepts, and evaluation of patient centered nursing outcomes. Learning experiences in the classroom and clinical settings provide students the opportunity to utilize the nursing process as well as organizational, decision-making, critical thinking, interdisciplinary communication, and delegation skills when helping patients of all ages attain optimal physical and mental health.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         01:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Manuel             SCC MAIN MOH 21          26494 
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T         01:00PM-03:20PM LEC J.Holt               SCC MAIN MOH 21          26494 Textbook
T         01:00PM-03:20PM LEC G.Wagner             SCC MAIN MOH 21          26494 Textbook
W         08:40AM-11:00AM LEC M.Manuel             SCC MAIN MOH 21          26494 Textbook
W         08:40AM-11:00AM LEC J.Holt               SCC MAIN MOH 21          26494 Textbook
W         08:40AM-11:00AM LEC G.Wagner             SCC MAIN MOH 21          26494 Textbook
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Manuel             Off Campus Hospital        
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB J.Holt               Off Campus Hospital        
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB G.Wagner             Off Campus Hospital        
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB K.Sang               Off Campus Hospital        
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Flotte             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:30AM LAB M.Manuel             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:30AM LAB J.Holt               Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:30AM LAB G.Wagner             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:30AM LAB K.Sang               Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:30AM LAB M.Flotte             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:00AM-02:40PM LAB M.Manuel             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:00AM-02:40PM LAB J.Holt               Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:00AM-02:40PM LAB G.Wagner             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:00AM-02:40PM LAB K.Sang               Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:00AM-02:40PM LAB M.Flotte             Off Campus Hospital        


NURSE 435    Complex and Multiple Patient Care    10 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: NURSE 445
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing (Registered Nursing) program
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 324 hours LAB
Description: The last semester course focuses on theory and practice related to multiple patient assignments and to caring for patients with complex health problems. The learning experiences provide the student with the opportunity to continue developing skills, emphasizing organization, priority setting, decision making, critical thinking, leadership, management, delegating, and ethical and legal personal accountability. Clinical experiences may include, but are not limited to, acute, subacute, extended care, home health care, and hospice.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Wicks              SCC MAIN MOH 27          26498 
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TW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Lucien             SCC MAIN MOH 27          26498 Textbook
TW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC B.Jackson            SCC MAIN MOH 27          26498 Textbook
W         11:00AM-01:05PM LAB B.Jackson            Off Campus Hospital        
W         11:00AM-01:05PM LAB D.Wicks              Off Campus Hospital        
W         11:00AM-01:05PM LAB D.Lucien             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:45AM LAB B.Jackson            Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:45AM LAB D.Wicks              Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       06:45AM-10:45AM LAB D.Lucien             Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:15AM-02:55PM LAB B.Jackson            Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:15AM-02:55PM LAB D.Wicks              Off Campus Hospital        
ThF       11:15AM-02:55PM LAB D.Lucien             Off Campus Hospital        


NURSE 445    Clinical Seminar    .5 Units

Prerequisite: NURSE 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: NURSE 435
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing (Registered Nursing) program
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to provide supplemental clinical information related to current nursing practice and health care issues.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         10:40AM-12:00PM LAB B.Jackson            SCC MAIN MOH 27          24932 
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On-Campus

T         10:40AM-12:00PM LAB D.Wicks              SCC MAIN MOH 27          24932 Textbook
On-Campus

T         10:40AM-12:00PM LAB D.Lucien             SCC MAIN MOH 27          24932 Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011