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The Nursing Program Learning Outcome is: "the nursing graduate has completed the Registered Nursing Program and is able to function knowledgeably, safely, and effectively in nursing practice within a variety of health care settings and will be qualified for the licensing examination."

Nursing-Registered 101 Nursing Process: Non-Critical Adults
Unit (s): 4.5
Class hours: 72 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Biology 239 and Biology 249 and Biology 139 or 229 and English 101 or English 101H with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 101L.  
Emphasizes nursing process in the care of adult and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with non-critical biological and psychosocial system needs deficits. CSU
Nursing-Registered 101L Nursing Actions: Non-Critical Adults
Unit (s): 5.0
Class hours: 240 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Biology 239 and Biology 249 and Biology 139 or 229 and English 101 or English 101H with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 101.  
Clinical experience emphasizing nursing process in the care of adult and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with non-critical biological and psychosocial 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. CSU
Nursing-Registered 102 Nursing Process: Women, Parents, and Children
Unit (s): 4.0
Class hours: 64 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 101 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 101L with a minimum grade of Pass. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 102L.  
Emphasizes nursing process of women, parents, and children of diverse cultures with biological and psychosocial system needs. Examines 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. CSU
Nursing-Registered 102L Nursing Actions: Women, Parents, and Children
Unit (s): 4.6
Class hours: 220 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 101 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 101L with a minimum grade of Pass. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 102.  
Clinical laboratory experience emphasizing nursing process 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 is on the application of the biological and psychosocial theoretical concepts in clinical practice. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU
Nursing-Registered 112 Nursing Concepts
Unit (s): 1.5
Class hours: 24 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: English 101/101H, Biology 149 or Biology 239, and Biology 249, Biology 139 or 229 with a minimum grade of C.   
Emphasizes development of the registered nurse including role, communication, nursing process, legal and ethical concepts, 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. CSU 
Nursing-Registered 160 Introduction to Pharmacology
Unit (s): 1.0
Class hours: 16 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Biology 239 and Biology 249 and Biology 139 or 229 and English 101 or English 101H with a minimum grade of C. 
This course introduces the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behavior, clinical reasoning/judgment, health care system, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 161 Principles of Nursing Practice
Unit (s): 2.0
Class hours: 32 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Biology 239 and Biology 249 and Biology 139 or 229 and English 101 or English 101H with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 161L.
 
This course introduces the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: elimination, metabolism, oxygenation, tissue integrity, comfort, emergencies, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, healthcare system, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU 
Nursing-Registered 161L Principles of Nursing Practice Lab
Unit (s): 2.5
Class hours: 120 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Biology 239 and Biology 249 and Biology 139 or 229 and English 101 or English 101H with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 161.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts of NRN 161 within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: elimination, metabolism, oxygenation, tissue integrity, comfort, emergencies, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, healthcare system, ethics, and clinical competency. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU
Nursing-Registered 162 Pharmacological Concepts
Unit (s): 1.5
Class hours: 24 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 160 and Nursing-Registered 161 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 161L with a minimum grade of P.
 
This course further develops the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, central nervous system, cellular regulation, oxygenation, perfusion, reproduction, inflammation, infection, mobility, comfort, stress and coping, mood & affect, cognition, safety & infection control, communication, professional behavior, clinical reasoning/judgment, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU 
Nursing-Registered 163 Simple Concepts
Unit (s): 1.5
Class hours: 18 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 160 and Nursing-Registered 161 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 161L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 163L.
 
This course further develops the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: fluid and electrolyte balance, elimination, metabolism, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, infection, mobility, comfort, cognition, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU 
Nursing-Registered 163L Simple Concepts Lab
Unit (s): 2.5
Class hours: 120 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 160 and Nursing-Registered 161 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 161L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 163.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts of NRN 163 within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: fluid and electrolyte balance, elimination, metabolism, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, infection, mobility, comfort, cognition, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, ethics, and clinical competency. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU 
 
Nursing-Registered 164 Family Health Concepts
Unit (s): 2.0
Class hours: 32 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 162 and Nursing-Registered 163 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 163L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 164L.
 
This course further describes the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: physical growth and development, psychosocial development, cognitive development, metabolism, cellular regulation, perfusion, reproduction, infection, comfort, emergencies, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 164L Family Health Concepts Lab
Unit (s): 2.0
Class hours: 96 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 162 and Nursing-Registered 163 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 163L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 164.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts of NRN 164 within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: physical growth and development, psychosocial development, cognitive development, metabolism, cellular regulation, perfusion, reproduction, infection, comfort, emergencies, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, ethics, and clinical competencies. Upon completion, students should be able to employ safe nursing care incorporation the concepts identified in this course. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU
Nursing-Registered 165 Health Illness Concepts
Unit (s): 2.5
Class hours: 40 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 164 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 164L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 165L.
 
This course relates the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: psychosocial development, cognitive development, metabolism, cellular regulation, oxygenation, inflammation, infection, comfort, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 165L Health Illness Concepts Lab
Unit (s): 2.5
Class hours: 120 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 164 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 164L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Registered 165.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts of NRN 165 within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: psychosocial development, cognitive development, metabolism, cellular regulation, oxygenation, inflammation, infection, comfort, safety and infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, ethics, and clinical competencies. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU 
Nursing-Registered 200 Role Transition
Unit (s): 2.0
Class hours: 32 lecture total.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program.
Bridge course for LVN or transfer student with an emphasis on RN role development. Application of the nursing process within the Santa Ana Conceptual Framework. Review of test-taking strategies, medication calculations, fluid balance and skills testing. Open to all nursing students; required of advanced placement. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU

Nursing-Registered 201 Nursing Process: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs I
Unit (s): 4.0
Class hours: 64 lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 102 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 102L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 201L.
Emphasizes nursing process of adult and geriatric patients of diverse cultures with critical biological and psychosocial system needs deficits. CSU
 
Nursing-Registered 201L Nursing Actions: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs I
Unit (s): 5.0
Class hours: 240 laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 102 with a minimum grade of C, and 102L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 201.  
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. CSU
 
Nursing-Registered 202 Nursing Process: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs II
Unit (s): 4.0
Class hours: 64 lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 201 with a minimum grade of C, and 201L with a minimum grade of P. C. Concurrent enrollment in RN 202L.
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. CSU
 
Nursing-Registered 202L Nursing Actions: Critical Biological and Psychosocial System Needs II
Unit (s): 5.4
Class hours: 256 laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 201 with a minimum grade of C, and 201L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 202.
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. CSU
Nursing-Registered 206A Health Sciences Skills Laboratory - Third Semester
Unit (s): 0.5
Class hours: 24 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Registered Nursing Program, any N.C.E. courses, or RN re-entry.
 
Supervised use with supplemental learning assistance of skills lab to assist the student in development of clinical competency of mental health nursing and mastery of psychomotor skills content addressed in courses NRN 261, NRN 261L, NRN 262, and NRN 262L. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. Open Entry/Open Exit. CSU
Nursing-Registered 206B Health Sciences Skills Laboratory - Fourth Semester
Unit (s): 0.5
Class hours: 24 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Registered Nursing Program, any N.C.E. courses, or RN re-entry.
 
Supervised use with supplemental learning assistance of skills lab to assist the student in development of clinical competency of advanced medical/surgical nursing concepts and mastery of advanced medical/surgical psychomotor skills content addressed in courses NRN 263, NRN 263L and NRN 264L.  Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. Open Entry/Open Exit. CSU
Nursing-Registered 206C Health Sciences Skills Laboratory - Second Year Transition
Unit (s): 0.5
Class hours: 24 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Registered Nursing Program, any N.C.E. courses, or RN re-entry.
 
Supervised use with supplemental learning assistance of skills lab to assist the RN refresher, advanced placed nursing student, or EMT student in the development and maintenance of clinical competency of nursing theoretical knowledge and mastery of advanced psychomotor skills content necessary for the transition into clinical practice as addressed in courses NRN 261, NRN 261L, NRN 262, NRN 262L, NRN 263, NRN 263L, and NRN 264L, EMT 101, or EMT 105. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. Open Entry/Open Exit. CSU
Nursing-Registered 261 Mental Health Concepts
Unit (s): 1.5
Class hours: 24 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 165 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 165L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 261L.
 
This course examines the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: metabolism, emergencies, stress & coping, mood & affect, cognition, addictive behavior, safety & infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, health care system, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 261L Mental Health Concepts Lab
Unit (s): 1.5
Class hours: 72 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 165 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 165L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 261.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts of NRN 261 within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: metabolism, emergencies, stress & coping, mood & affect, cognition, addictive behavior, safety & infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, health care system, ethics and clinical competency. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU 
Nursing-Registered 262 Acute Concepts
Unit (s): 3.0
Class hours: 48 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 261 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 261L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 262L.
 
This course correlates the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: metabolism, central nervous system regulation, cellular regulation, oxygenation, perfusion, inflammation, infection, mobility, comfort, safety & infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 262L Acute Concepts Lab
Unit (s): 3.0
Class hours: 144 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 261 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 261L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 262.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: metabolism, central nervous system regulation, cellular regulation, oxygenation, perfusion, inflammation, infection, mobility, comfort, safety & infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, ethics, and clinical competency. Upon completion, students should be able to validate safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU
Nursing-Registered 263 Complex Concepts
Unit (s): 3.5
Class hours: 56 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 262 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 262L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 263L.
 
This course formulates the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, central nervous system regulation, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, infection, mobility, comfort, emergencies, safety & infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behavior, clinical reasoning/judgment, health care system, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to synthesize safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 263 Complex Concepts
Unit (s): 3.5
Class hours: 56 Lecture total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 262 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 262L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 263L.
 
This course formulates the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, central nervous system regulation, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, infection, mobility, comfort, emergencies, safety & infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, health care system, and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to synthesize safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 263L Complex Concepts Lab
Unit (s): 2.5
Class hours: 120 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 262 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 262L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 263.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts of NRN 263 within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including: fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, central nervous system regulation, oxygenation, perfusion, tissue integrity, infection, mobility, comfort, emergencies, safety & infection control, diversity, health promotion, communication, professional behaviors, clinical reasoning/judgment, health care system, ethics, and clinical competency. Upon completion, students should be able to synthesize safe nursing care incorporating the concepts discussed in this course. CSU
Nursing-Registered 264L Preceptorship Lab
Unit (s): 2.5
Class hours: 120 Laboratory total.
Prerequisite: Nursing-Registered 263 with a minimum grade of C, and Nursing-Registered 263L with a minimum grade of P. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing-Registered 263.
 
This clinical course applies the concepts within the four domains of Person, Health and Illness, Environment, and Nursing. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership skills including time management, prioritization, and delegation in an independent clinical environment precepted by an experienced registered nurse. Upon completion, students should be able to manage safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified and discussed in the nursing curriculum. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. CSU
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