Nursing (NURS)

NURS 138  Cooperative Education Nursing  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education teaches students how to use  work experience for personal development, training, and career planning. Through the combined efforts of college faculty, students, and local employers, students are assisted in acquiring desirable work habits as well as knowled ge, skills, and abilities at their worksite. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives. 

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

NURS 220  Pharmacology and Nursing Management  (2.0 Units)  

This course is a nursing class about the study of drug therapy to prevent,diagnose, or cure disease processes or to relieve signs and symptoms of diseases. It includes content specific to the registered nurse and utilization of the nursing processes to fulfill nursing responsibility in medication management of clients.

Prerequisite(s): (Admission to Nursing Program as required by BRN TEAS V or TEAS Score 62% or better, and BIOL 211,) and (BIOL 221,) and ( BIOL 231, Minimum grade C)

Lecture Hours: 36.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

NURS 221  Nursing Process 1  (10.0 Units)  

An introduction to the Victor Valley College Associate Degree Nursing Program and the nursing profession. Emphasis is on the nursing process and fundamentals of nursing; including risk management, health promotion, psycho-social aspects, electrolyte and acid-base management, and the perioperative experience practiced in various clinical settings and the classroom laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 220) and (NURS 246, Minimum grade C)

Lecture Hours: 90.0; Lab Hours: 270.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

NURS 222  Nursing Process 2  (9.0 Units)  

The Nursing Process applied to family nursing and the childbearing family, the adaptations of nursing care for various stages of growth and development, and the nursing management required in common adult conditions; e.g., nutritional, tissue perfusion, elimination.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 221, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.0; Lab Hours: 270.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

NURS 223  Nursing Process 3  (9.0 Units)  

This course will synthesize and correlate nursing knowledge and skills in providing care to multiple patients who have complex, multi-system illnesses. Focus will be the students to predict patient needs and priorities, and evaluate outcomes of care. Associate psychomotor skills will be integrated and practiced.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 222, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.0; Lab Hours: 270.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

NURS 224  Nursing Process 4  (9.0 Units)  

The Nursing Process applied with a holistic view to multi-system problems with a comprehensive approach in the hospital and community setting. Clinical experience demonstrates the use of legal, ethical, and leadership principles, and the ability to function with minimum supervision as a preceptee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 223, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 72.0; Lab Hours: 270.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

NURS 226  Critical Cardiac and Respiratory Nursing  (2.0 Units)  

This optional nursing course provides an introduction to critical care nursing concepts with an emphasis on clients with complex cardiac and respiratory problems, seen primarily in the critical care environment. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and nursing implication for patients in the critical care area will be discussed. This course will primarily benefit students going into their third semester of nursing. Grade Option.

Prerequisite(s): Licensed as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse and/or NURS 222, Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 36.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

NURS 246  Assessment and Nursing Skills  (3.0 Units)  

An introduction and overview of the aspects of nursing practice and nursing skills required for a comprehensive health assessment.

Prerequisite(s): (TEAS V or TEAS score of 62% or better, acceptance into the VVC Nursing Program and BIOL 211,) and (BIOL 221) and ( BIOL 231, Minimum grade C.)

Lecture Hours: 36.0; Lab Hours: 54.0

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only