Nursing (NURS) Courses

NURS 130  2 Units  
Psychiatric Technician to Professional Nurse Transition  

Lecture: 27 contact hours
Lab: 27 contact hours

This course prepares Licensed Psychiatric Technician’s (LPT) to transition into the Registered Nursing (RN) program. This course is a first-year course that focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and evaluation of patient care for diverse adult patients. This course includes role transition content, nursing process, standards of practice, and critical thinking in nursing. A challenge examination covering first semester foundations nursing content will determine eligibility for placement within the first semester of the program. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 140  2 Units  
Vocational to Professional Nurse  

Lecture: 18 contact hours
Lab: 54 contact hours

This course prepares Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) to transition into the Registered Nursing (RN) program. This course is a first-year course that focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and evaluation of patient care for diverse adult patients. This course includes role transition content, nursing process, standards of practice, and critical thinking in nursing. A challenge examination covering first semester medical-surgical nursing content will determine eligibility for placement within the first or second semester of the program. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 150  4 Units  
Foundations of Nursing  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

This course focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and the evaluation of patient care for diverse adults and older adults ages 65 and over by focusing on universal practices including physical assessment, safety, infection control, hygiene, body mechanics, activity/exercise, nutrition, pain management, cultural awareness, communication and documentation. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 151  5 Units  
Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing  

Lecture: 45 contact hours
Lab: 135 contact hours

Prerequisite: NURS 150

This course is a first-year course that focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and the evaluation of patient care for diverse adults and adults ages 65 and over, nursing care and administration of medication for patients with the basic healthcare needs in pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, immunological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine body systems, as well as patients undergoing general surgery and/or requiring wound care. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 160  4 Units  
Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family And Newborn  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: NURS 150 and NURS 151

Corequisite: NURS 161

This course is a first-year nursing course that focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and evaluation of patient care for childbearing families. Maternity nursing also focuses on the biophysical aspects of human reproduction, assessment and management of the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods, and newborn care. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 161  5 Units  
Beginning Medical Surgical Nursing  

Lecture: 45 contact hours
Lab: 135 contact hours

Prerequisite: NURS 150 and NURS 151

Corequisite: NURS 160

This is first-year course that focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and evaluation of patient care for diverse adult patients and adults ages 65 and over with selected healthcare needs in respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, immunological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine body systems. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 250  4 Units  
Nursing Care of Children and Their Families  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: NURS 160 and NURS 161

Corequisite: NURS 251

This is a first-year course that focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and evaluation of patient care for diverse pediatric populations and their families. Pediatric nursing also focuses on a family-centered approach to the nursing care of infants and children. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 251  5 Units  
Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing  

Lecture: 45 contact hours
Lab: 135 contact hours

Prerequisite: NURS 160 and NURS 161

Corequisite: NURS 250

This is a second-year course that focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and evaluation of patient care for diverse adult patients and adults aged 65 and over with selected healthcare needs in neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, genitourinary, immunological, cardiovascular, and endocrine diseases. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 260  4 Units  
Mental Health Nursing  

Lecture: 36 contact hours
Lab: 108 contact hours

Prerequisite: NURS 250 and NURS 251

Corequisite: NURS 261

This course focuses on the nurse’s role in the collection of assessment data, identifying the relevance of the data collected, the analysis of patient priorities, the implementation of nursing interventions, and evaluation of patient care for diverse adult patients and adults aged 65 and over with mental health disorders. Psychiatric nursing also focuses on neurobiological theories, risks and interventions for suicide, substance abuse, and other mental health disorders. Application of KSAs will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 261  5 Units  
Complex Care and Leadership  

Lecture: 45 contact hours
Lab: 135 contact hours

Prerequisite: NURS 250 and NURS 251

Corequisite: NURS 260

This is a second-year nursing course that builds upon previously learned knowledge, skills and attitudes while focusing on the application of the nursing process, discrimination of data, and identification of care priorities in order to manage complex needs of adults ages 65 and over, critically ill or injured adults with single or multisystem failure. Complex Care and Leadership provides learning opportunities for leadership, community outreach and disaster nursing. Correlated clinical experiences provide the senior student opportunities to assume nursing responsibilities in complex care areas and to function as part of an inter-professional team as a pre-licensed preceptee. Application of knowledge, skills and attitudes (K-S-A) will occur in the hospital, on-campus skills laboratory, and simulation settings. The course also reviews graduate responsibilities for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) application and professional employment/licensure responsibilities. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

NURS 600  Noncredit  
Nursing Assistant Training Program  

Lecture: 60 contact hours
Lab: 144 contact hours

Students completing the Nursing Assistant Training Program (NATP, NURS 600) course will be prepared to assist the professional nurse in direct client care, undertaking those tasks which are supportive to the care of the stable clients. Limitation on Enrollment: Students must be at least 17 years of age, have a San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) application on file, are eligible to attend SBVC, have graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent (G.E.D., High School Proficiency Examination), have a CPR certification by American Heart Association.