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Nursing Courses

NURS 090 - 8 credits
Nursing Assistant: Basic patient care
Introduction to the basic skills and knowledge required for competency as a caregiver in accordance to WAC 246-842-100 for nursing assistants. Includes instruction of personal-care skills, roles and responsibilities of nursing assistants, communication skills, and safe and emergency procedures. Includes seven hours of HIV/AIDS training required by Washington State. Prerequisites: Immunizations, background check, lifting requirements and mandatory attendance as required by state law. Applications are available online.

NURS 101 - 6 credits
Foundations of Nursing Practice
This course is the introductory course which serves as the foundation for subsequent program courses. Cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills are introduced that enable the student to identify and begin to meet the basic needs of patients. NURS 101L is the clinical lab portion of the course. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 101L and PCOL 101.

NURS 101L - 6 credits
Nursing 101 Foundations of Nursing Practice Lab
This course provides introduction to and practice of nursing skills and concepts in the lab and clinical setting to gain proficiency for delivery of patient centered care. This course will integrate concepts associated with the core themes of the nursing program. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 101 and PCOL 101.

NURS 102 - 6 credits
Nursing Concepts I: NURS 102
This course introduces students to care of common, acute and chronic illness across the lifespan that affect various systems of the body. The normal aspects of maternal and perinatal health and common risks and complications will be introduced. NURS 102L is the clinical/lab portion of the course. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 102L and PCOL 102.

NURS 102L - 6 credits
Nursing 102L Nursing Concepts I Practice Lab
This course will enable students the learn and practice nursing skills and concepts in the lab and clinical setting to gain proficiency for delivery of safe, patient centered care. Application of these concepts will be provided for in a variety of settings and students will be assigned to care for at least one patient. Prerequisites: Acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 102 and PCOL 102.

NURS 103 - 6 credits
Nursing Concepts II: NURS 103
This course focuses on prioritizing patient-centered care for adults with common chronic health problems within more complex body systems, building upon concepts introduced in Nursing Concepts I. NURS 103L is the clinical/lab portion of the course. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 103L and PCOL 103.

NURS 103L - 6 credits
Nursing 103L Nursing Concepts II Practice Lab
This course focuses on the prioritization of patient-centered care for children and adults with common acute and chronic health problems. Clinical experiences with 1-2 patients each week coupled with simulation experiences will assist students in the development of evidenced based clinical decision-making skills to promote optimal patient outcomes. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 103 and PCOL 103.

NURS 104 - 6 credits
Nursing Concepts III: Nurs 104
This course focuses on the medical-surgical management of patients with acute and chronic pathological processes throughout the lifespan and builds on Nursing Concepts I and II. Application of mental health; promotion, maintenance and restoration of health will be introduced. NURS 104L is the clinical/lab portion of the course. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 104L and PCOL 104.

NURS 104L - 6 credits
Nursing 104L Nursing Concepts III Practice Lab
This course is the clinical component for Nursing 104: Nursing Concepts III. Clinical experiences include applications of mental health concepts in the state hospital clinical site. Collaboration and delegation concepts are applied in the acute care or long-term care setting where students care for a minimum of 2 patients. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 104 and PCOL 104.

NURS 112 - 2 credits
Nursing Success
Designed to integrate study skills and nursing knowledge. Students will learn to use knowledge of their personal learning style to adapt lecture information, reading assignments and methods of study. Includes how to improve academic performance using a variety of resources, practice and application of the nursing process. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in NURS 101 or 101L.

NURS 113 - 1 credit
Nursing Success
Designed to integrate hands-on clinical practice and nursing knowledge. Includes how to improve academic and clinical performance using a variety of resources, practice and application of the nursing process. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in NURS 102 AND 102L.

NURS 114 - 1 credit
Nursing Success
Designed to integrate hands-on clinical practice and nursing knowledge. Includes how to improve academic and clinical performance using a variety of resources, practice and application of the nursing process. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in NURS 103 AND 103L.

NURS 190 - 6 credits
LPN Transition
Theory and clinical portions of selected areas of nursing knowledge and competencies from first-year curriculum for LPNs entering second-year nursing after time away from the classroom. Includes Orem's theoretical framework, nursing process, medication management and selected areas of nursing practice presented to the student to review as a lifelong learner. Prerequisites: ENGL& 101; HS CHEM; MATH 100; BIOL& 221, 222, 223; NUTR 115; PCOL 110; PSYC& 100, 200; LPN accepted as a transitional student.

NURS 201 - 6 credits
Advanced Concepts I
This course focuses on management of patients with common acute and chronic pathological processes across the lifespan. This course will also introduce principles of nursing leadership and provide an opportunity for the student to explore the transition from student to LPN and to RN. NURS 201L is the clinical/lab portion of the course. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 201L.

NURS 201L - 6 credits
Advanced Nursing Concepts I Practice Lab
This course will utilize informational technology to collect and synthesize data when making safe and optimal clinical judgments. Clinical experience in acute care setting with 2-3 patients each week coupled with clinical simulation allows the student to apply concepts from previous courses. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 201.

NURS 202  - 6 credits
Advanced Nursing Concepts II
This course focuses on the collaborative management of patients with common acute and chronic pathological processes across the lifespan and builds upon Advanced Concepts I. This course will also introduce principles of Therapeutic Nutrition to be applied to patients care across the lifespan to promote optimal patient outcomes. NURS 202L is the clinical/lab portion of the course. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 202L.

NURS 202L - 6 credits
Advanced Nursing Concepts II Practice Lab
This course provides clinical experience in advanced medical surgical nursing. Application of these concepts will continue in both the simulation laboratory and the clinical setting which may include community health and acute care settings. Students will have the opportunity to participate in health teaching and learning activities. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 202.

NURS 203 - 6 credits
Advanced Concepts III
This course focuses on nursing management of patients with complex, multi-system acute and chronic processes throughout the life span. Students will use their knowledge of growth and development concepts to adapt care from birth to death. Health care concepts in the community setting will be introduced. NURS 203L is the clinical/lab portion of the course. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 203L.

NURS 203L - 6 credits
Advanced Nursing Concepts III Practice Lab
This course focuses on nursing management of patients with complex, multi-system acute and chronic pathological processes throughout the lifespan. Students collaborate with the health-care team to provide compassionate care and facilitate optimal patient and organizational outcomes. Preceptor experiences are awarded in acute care, community health or long-term care. Prerequisites: acceptance into WVC Nursing Program; concurrent enrollment in NURS 203.

NURS 210 - 1 credit
Senior Seminar I
Employs patient-care scenarios to enhance the continued development of critical thinking. The critical thinking activities promote application of holistic concepts, health-care promotion and illness prevention. Course is organized around Orem's conceptual framework. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in NURS 201, and 201L.

NURS 214 - 1 credit
Senior Seminar II
The seminar prepares the student for entry level into the workforce. It explores issues affecting current nursing practice. Scenarios, role play, discussion and modeling of professionalism will be used. Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in NURS 203.


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