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Nursing-Registered 103 Pharmacological Concepts of Nursing
Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total.
Prerequisite: English 101 or English 101H, Biology 239, Biology 249, Biology 139 or 229. 
Advisory reading level: 4
Introduction to pharmacology, dosage calculations, drug classifications and application of nursing process to drug administration. Completion required prior to entry into Nursing-Registered 102/102L.
 
Nursing-Registered 112 Nursing Concepts
Units: 1.5
Class hours: 24 lecture total
Prerequisite: English 101 or English 101H, Biology 239, Biology 249, Biology 139 or 229.
Advisory reading level: 4  
Emphasizes development of the registered nurse including role, communication, nursing process, legal and ethical concepts, dimensional analysis, test-taking strategies, the Santa Ana College Conceptual Framework for Nursing, nutrition and medical terminology. Completion required prior to entry into Nursing-Registered 102/102L.
 
Nursing-Registered 101 Nursing Process: Non-Critical Adults
Units: 4.5
Class hours: 72 lecture total
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 101L and completion of admission requirements in Nursing-Registered Nursing Program. (See catalog.)
Advisory reading level: 4 
Emphasizes nursing process in the care of adult and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with non-critical biological and psychosocial system needs deficits.
 
Nursing-Registered 101L Nursing Actions: Non-Critical Adults
Units: 5.0
Class hours: 240 laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 101 and completion of admission requirements in Nursing-Registered Nursing Program. (See catalog.)
Advisory reading level: 4 
Clinical experience emphasizing nursing process for adults and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with non-critical biological system needs. Focuses on psychomotor skills and application. Applies concepts to multicultural groups in acute and other community based settings. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only.
  
Nursing-Registered 102 Nursing Process: Women, Parents, Children
Units: 4
Class hours: 64 lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 101, 101L, 103, 112; concurrent enrollment in 102L.
Advisory reading level: 4 
Emphasizes nursing process of women, parents and children of diverse cultures with biological and psychosocial system needs. Examines women's health issues, care of the child and adolescent, and community-based nursing concepts. Focuses on growth and development across the life phases, with emphasis on family centered care. Principles of I.V. therapy will also be emphasized.
 
Nursing-Registered 102L Nursing Actions: Women, Parents, and Children
Units: 4.6
Class hours: 220 laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 101, 101L, 103, 112; concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 102.
Advisory reading level: 4  
Clinical laboratory experience emphasizing the nursing process in the care of women, parents and children of diverse cultures with biological and psychosocial system need deficits. Application of the nursing process in acute care and community-based settings. Focus in on the application of the biological and psychosocial theoretical concepts in clinical practice. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only.
 
Nursing-Registered 200 Role Transition
Units: 2
Class hours: 32 lecture total.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program.
Advisory reading level: 4 
Bridge course for the entering L.V.N. or transfer student with an emphasis on RN role development. Application of the nursing process within the Santa Ana Conceptual Framework. Discussion of test-taking strategies. Review of medication calculations, fluid balance. Includes skills testing. Open to all nursing students; required of advanced placement. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only.

Nursing-Registered 201 Nursing Process: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs I
Units: 4
Class hours: 64 lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 102, 102L; concurrent enrollment in 201L.
Advisory level: 4  
Emphasizes the nursing process of adult and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with critical biological and psychosocial system need deficits.
 
Nursing-Registered 201L Nursing Actions: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs I
Units: 5.0
Class hours: 240 laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 102, 102L and concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 201.
Advisory reading level: 4 
Application of the nursing process in caring for adults and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with critical biological and psychosocial system needs in institutional and community settings. Application of psychomotor skills and analysis of concepts. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. 
 
Nursing-Registered 202 Nursing Process: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs II
Units: 4.0
Class hours: 64 lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 201, 201L; concurrent enrollment in RN 202L.
Advisory reading level: 4 
Emphasizes nursing process for adult and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with critical psychosocial and biological system needs with a focus on R.N. role in leadership, decision-making and patient teaching.
 
Nursing-Registered 202L Nursing Actions: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs II
Units: 5.4
Class hours: 256 laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 201, 201L; concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 202.
Advisory level: 4  
Application of leadership theory and nursing process to adult and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with critical psychosocial and biological system needs deficits. Application of cognitive content and practice of psychomotor skills. Preceptorship time and location to be arranged. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only.