Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Course Descriptions


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Nursing

  
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    NRS 104 - Nursing Process I

    4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
    4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    NRS 104 introduces the student to the application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client. This course introduces the student to behaviors that serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including a safe practitioner, an effective communicator, a manager and teacher, a culturally competent/caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. The student applies nursing theory in the college laboratory and the clinical setting while caring for adults and older adults in long term care and community environments.

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104LC , NRS 104LS , NRS 108 , NRS 155  
    Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing; PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
      button image Prior Learning and link to PLA webpage

    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals. [leadership]
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice. [professionalism]
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication. [communication]
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. [informatics]
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care.[patient-centered care]
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery setting and systems. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to Foundations of Nursing Practice
    1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence- based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family, and community
    2. Basis of effective nursing practice
      1. Safe practitioner
      2. Effective communicator
      3. Culturally competent/caring
    3. Professional and ethical issues
      1. Legal aspects of nursing
      2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing
      3. Nursing roles and practice
      4. Documenting and reporting client care
    4. Introduction to the Nursing Process
    1. Critical thinking
    2. Nursing process
      1. Assessment
      2. Nursing diagnosis
      3. Planning
      4. Implementation
      5. Evaluation
    3. Concepts of Health and the Impact of Internal and External Environmental Factors
    1. The nurse as an effective communicator
    2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare
    3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being
      1. Apply the Nursing Process to Promote Psychosocial Health
    1. Stress and coping
    2. Grief, loss, and death
      1. Applying the Nursing Process to Promote Physiological Health
    1. Mobility
    2. Sensory perception
    3. Vital signs
    4. Rest and sleep
    5. Nutrition
    6. Pain and comfort
    7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion
    8. Activity and exercise
    9. Health and wellness
    10. Infection prevention and control
    11. Fecal and urinary elimination
    12. Skin integrity and wound care
      1. Nursing Informatics and Computer Communications
    1. Basic computer functions
    2. Client documentation
    3. Introduction to evidence-based practice


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 104LC - Nursing Process I Clinical Lab

    3 Credits, 9 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 9 lab periods

    This is the Clinical Lab portion of NRS 104 .

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LS , NRS 108 , NRS 155  
    Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing; PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
      button image Prior Learning and link to PLA webpage

    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals. [leadership]
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice. [professionalism]
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication. [communication]
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. [informatics]
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care.[patient-centered care]
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery setting and systems. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to Foundations of Nursing Practice
    1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence- based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family, and community
    2. Basis of effective nursing practice
      1. Safe practitioner
      2. Effective communicator
      3. Culturally competent/caring
    3. Professional and ethical issues
      1. Legal aspects of nursing
      2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing
      3. Nursing roles and practice
      4. Documenting and reporting client care
    4. Introduction to the Nursing Process
    1. Critical thinking
    2. Nursing process
      1. Assessment
      2. Nursing diagnosis
      3. Planning
      4. Implementation
      5. Evaluation
    3. Concepts of Health and the Impact of Internal and External Environmental Factors
    1. The nurse as an effective communicator
    2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare
    3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being
      1. Apply the Nursing Process to Promote Psychosocial Health
    1. Stress and coping
    2. Grief, loss, and death
      1. Applying the Nursing Process to Promote Physiological Health
    1. Mobility
    2. Sensory perception
    3. Vital signs
    4. Rest and sleep
    5. Nutrition
    6. Pain and comfort
    7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion
    8. Activity and exercise
    9. Health and wellness
    10. Infection prevention and control
    11. Fecal and urinary elimination
    12. Skin integrity and wound care
      1. Nursing Informatics and Computer Communications
    1. Basic computer functions
    2. Client documentation
    3. Introduction to evidence-based practice


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 104LS - Nursing Process I Skills Lab

    1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

    This is the Skills Lab portion of NRS 104 .

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LC , NRS 108 , NRS 155  
    Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing; PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
      button image Prior Learning and link to PLA webpage

    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals. [leadership]
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice. [professionalism]
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication. [communication]
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. [informatics]
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care.[patient-centered care]
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery setting and systems. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to Foundations of Nursing Practice
    1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence- based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family, and community
    2. Basis of effective nursing practice
      1. Safe practitioner
      2. Effective communicator
      3. Culturally competent/caring
    3. Professional and ethical issues
      1. Legal aspects of nursing
      2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing
      3. Nursing roles and practice
      4. Documenting and reporting client care
    4. Introduction to the Nursing Process
    1. Critical thinking
    2. Nursing process
      1. Assessment
      2. Nursing diagnosis
      3. Planning
      4. Implementation
      5. Evaluation
    3. Concepts of Health and the Impact of Internal and External Environmental Factors
    1. The nurse as an effective communicator
    2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare
    3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being
      1. Apply the Nursing Process to Promote Psychosocial Health
    1. Stress and coping
    2. Grief, loss, and death
      1. Applying the Nursing Process to Promote Physiological Health
    1. Mobility
    2. Sensory perception
    3. Vital signs
    4. Rest and sleep
    5. Nutrition
    6. Pain and comfort
    7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion
    8. Activity and exercise
    9. Health and wellness
    10. Infection prevention and control
    11. Fecal and urinary elimination
    12. Skin integrity and wound care
      1. Nursing Informatics and Computer Communications
    1. Basic computer functions
    2. Client documentation
    3. Introduction to evidence-based practice


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 105 - Nursing Process II

    4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
    4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Continuation of NRS 104 . Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Also includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and the clinical setting in acute care environments.

    Prerequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LC , NRS 104LS , NRS 108 , NRS 155 , and WRT 102 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 105LC , NRS 105LS  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
     

    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe examples of the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient. [professionalism]
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care. [informatics]
    7. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict resolution. [patient-centered care]
    8. Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Model behaviors to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Participate in identifying system errors. [systems-based practice]

    Performance Objectives:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    4. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    13. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    14. Informatics

    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 105LC - Nursing Process II Clinical Lab

    4 Credits, 12 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 12 lab periods

    This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 105 .

    Prerequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LC , NRS 104LS , NRS 108 , NRS 155 , and WRT 102 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 105 , NRS 105LS  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe examples of the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient. [professionalism]
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care. [informatics]
    7. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict resolution. [patient-centered care]
    8. Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Model behaviors to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Participate in identifying system errors. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    4. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    13. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    14. Informatics


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 105LS - Nursing Process II Skills Lab

    1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

    This is the Skills Lab portion of NRS 105 .

    Prerequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LC , NRS 104LS , NRS 108 , NRS 155 , and WRT 102 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 105 , NRS 105LC  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe examples of the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient. [professionalism]
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care. [informatics]
    7. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict resolution. [patient-centered care]
    8. Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Model behaviors to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Participate in identifying system errors. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    4. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    13. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    14. Informatics


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 108 - Drug Calculations

    1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
    1 lecture period 0 lab periods

    Computation of medication dosage. Includes basic mathematics review, systems of measurement and conversion within those systems, interpretation of drug labels, methods of medication calculation, calculations related to route of administration, and calculations related to specialty clinical areas.

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LC , NRS 104LS , NRS 155  
    Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must receive a grade of A on this course.
      button image Prior Learning and link to PLA webpage

    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Calculate conversions between measurement systems commonly used in healthcare settings. 
    2. Interpret prescriber’s order, drug labels, and health care abbreviations
    3. Calculate drug dosage amounts using basic formula, ratio and proportion, and fractional equational dimensional analysis.
    4. Calculate drug dosage amounts relevant to specialty clinical areas.

    Outline:
    1. Basic Mathematics Review Relevant to Medication Administration
    2. Systems of Measurement and Measurement Conversions   
    1. Metric system
    2. Apothecary system
    3. Household system
      1. Interpretation of Medication Labels and Guidelines for Safe Administration of Medication
      2. Methods of Drug Calculation
    1. Basic formula
    2. Ratio and proportion
    3. Fractional equation
      1. Preparation of a Solution of a Desired Concentration
      2. Dimensional Analysis
      3. Concentrations, Infusion Rates, and Time Parameters for Intravenous Solution Administration, Including Direct Intravenous Injection Route
      4. Drug Volumes and Infusion Rates Based on Drug Concentration and Volume Per Unit Time
      5. Drug Volumes and Infusion Rates Based on Drug Dosage Per Kilogram of Body Weight Per Unit Time


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 110 - Introduction to Practical Nursing

    4.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    4.5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager, teacher, and culturallly compentent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, and applying nursing theory. 

     

    Prerequisite(s): NRA 101  NRA 101LC  NRA 101LS   and HRP 102  HRP 104  
    Information: Students must be admitted into PCC Practical Nursing Program and obtain consent from the Department of Nursing before enrolling into this course.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals. [leadership]
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice. [professionalism]
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication. [communication]
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. [informatics]
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care. [patient-centered care]
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery setting and systems. [systems-based practice]
    11. Calculate conversions between measurement systems commonly used in healthcare settings [Safety]
    12.  Interpret prescriber’s orders, drug labels, and health care abbreviations. [Safety]
    13. Calculate drug dosage amounts using basic formula, ratio and proportion, fractional equational dimensional analysis. [Safety]
    14. Calculate drug dosage amounts relevant to specialty clinical areas. [Safety]

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.
    7. Basic mathematics review relevant to medication administration
    8. Systems of measurement and measurement conversions.
      1. Metric system.
      2. Apothecary system.
      3. Household system.
    9. Interpretation of medication labels and guidelines for safe administration of medication.
    10. Methods of drug calculation.
      1. Basic formula.
      2. Ratio and proportion.
      3. Fractional equation.
    11. Preparation of a solution of a desired concentration.
    12. Concentrations, infusion rates, and time parameters for intravenous solution administration, including direct intravenous injection route.
    13. Drug volumes and infusion rates based on drug concentration and volume per unit time.
    14. Drug volumes and infusion rates based on drug dosage per kilogram of body weight per unit time.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022

  
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    NRS 110LC - Introduction to Practical Nursing Skills

    1.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 4.5 lab periods

    This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 110  . Introduces the nursing process and process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing then to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse and applying nursing theory and skills.

    Prerequisite(s): HRP 102  HRP 104  , and NRA 101  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 110  and NRS 110LS  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nurisng Program and obtain consent from the Practical Nursing Program Department before enrolling in this course. Students must receive a “C” from this and the corequisities NRS 110   with “C” and NRS 110LS   with “C” to advance in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals. [leadership]
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice. [professionalism]
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication. [communication]
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. [informatics]
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care.[patient-centered care]
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9.  Recognize risk potential for patients and providers. [safety]
    10.  Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.
    7. Basic mathematics review relevant to medication administration
    8. Systems of measurement and measurement conversions.
      1. Metric system.
      2. Apothecary system.
      3. Household system.
    9. Interpretation of medication labels and guidelines for safe administration of medication.
    10. Methods of drug calculation.
      1. Basic formula.
      2. Ratio and proportion.
      3. Fractional equation.
    11. Preparation of a solution of a desired concentration.
    12. Concentrations, infusion rates, and time parameters for intravenous solution administration, including direct intravenous injection route.
    13. Drug volumes and infusion rates based on drug concentration and volume per unit time.
    14. Drug volumes and infusion rates based on drug dosage per kilogram of body weight per unit time.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 110LS - Introduction to Practical Nursing Skills Lab

    0.5 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 2 lab periods

    This is the lab portion of NRS 110  . Introduces the application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as basis of effective nursing practice, including being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, culturally competent/caring heathcare provider and nursing skills. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, and applying nursing theory.

    Prerequisite(s): HRP 102  , HRP 104  , and NRA 101  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 110   and NRS 110LC  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing Program and obtain consent form the Practical Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” or better to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals. [leadership]
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice. [professionalism]
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication. [communication]
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. [informatics]
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care.[patient-centered care]
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9.  Recognize risk potential for patients and providers. [safety]
    10.  Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.
    7. Basic mathematics review relevant to medication administration
    8. Systems of measurement and measurement conversions.
      1. Metric system.
      2. Apothecary system.
      3. Household system.
    9. Interpretation of medication labels and guidelines for safe administration of medication.
    10. Methods of drug calculation.
      1. Basic formula.
      2. Ratio and proportion.
      3. Fractional equation.
    11. Preparation of a solution of a desired concentration.
      1. Concentrations, infusion rates, and time parameters for intravenous solution administration, including direct intravenous injection route.
      2. Drug volumes and infusion rates based on drug concentration and volume per unit time.
      3. Drug volumes and infusion rates based on drug dosage per kilogram of body weight per unit time.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 115 - Practical Nursing Med/Surg I

    4.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    4.5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, enviroment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client. Includes being a safe practitioner; effective communication; managing and teaching; culturally competency and caring as a healthcare provider; and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. 

    Prerequisite(s): NRS 110  

     
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursign before enrolling in this course.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals [leadership].
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice [professionalism].
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication [communication].
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner [evidence-based practice].
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate , manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making [informatics].
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social,and spiritual elements of patient-centered care [patient-centered care].
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers [safety].
    10. Identify various hea lthcare delivery settings and systems [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an/’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. 11.Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021-2022

  
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    NRS 115LC - Practical Nursing Med/Surg I Clinical

    1.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 4.5 lab periods

    This is the clinical portion of NRS 115  . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory in the Long Term Care and Acute Care Settings.

    Prerequisite(s):  NRS 110  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 115  and NRS 115LS  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” , NRS 115   with a “C”or higher and NRS 115LS   with a “C” to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals [leadership].
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice [professionalism].
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication [communication].
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner [evidence-based practice].
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making [informatics].
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care [patient-centered care].
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers [safety].
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 115LS - Practical Nursing Med/Surg I Skills Laboratory

    0.5 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 2 lab periods

    This is the skills portion of NRS 115  . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory and skills.

    Prerequisite(s):  NRS 110  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 115  and NRS 115LC  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” , NRS 115   with a “C”or higher and NRS 115LC   with a “C” to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals [leadership].
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice [professionalism].
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication [communication].
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner [evidence-based practice].
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making [informatics].
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care [patient-centered care].
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers [safety].
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 116 - Practical Nursing Med/Surg II

    4.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    4.5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Continuation of NRS 115  . Includes application of the nursing process and the concepts of client, health, environment, and nursing, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult clients. Also includes being a safe practitioner; effective communication; managing and teaching; cultural competence and caring; and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse.

    Prerequisite(s): NRS 115  

     
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals [leadership].
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice [professionalism].
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication [communication].
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner [evidence-based practice].
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making [informatics].
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social,and spiritual elements of patient-centered care [patient-centered care].
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers [safety].
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022

  
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    NRS 116LC - Practical Nursing Med/Surg II Clinical

    1.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 4.5 lab periods

    This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 116  . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory in a Long Term and acute care settings.

    Prerequisite(s):  NRS 115  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 116  and NRS 116LS  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” , NRS 116   with a “C”or higher and NRS 116LS   with a “C” to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals [leadership].
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice [professionalism].
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication [communication].
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner [evidence-based practice].
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making [informatics].
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social,and spiritual elements of patient-centered care [patient-centered care].
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers [safety].
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 116LS - Practical Nursing Med/Surg II Skills

    0.5 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 2 lab periods

    This is the lab portion of NRS 116  . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory and skills.

    Prerequisite(s): NRS 115  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 116  and NRS 116LC  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” , NRS 116   with a “C”or higher and NRS 116LC   with a “C” to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Recognize the behavior of individuals or groups within nursing practice and the healthcare environment in a way that facilitates the achievement of shared goals [leadership].
    2. Describe scopes of practice and roles of other healthcare team members who help a patient/family achieve health goals utilizing specific delivery care models [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with standards of professional nursing practice [professionalism].
    4. Discuss and begin to use principles of effective communication, verbal and non-verbal, as part of developing therapeutic communication [communication].
    5. Define evidence-based practice and its relationship to clinical decision-making as a safe practitioner [evidence-based practice].
    6. Discuss and describe how information and technology are used to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making [informatics].
    7. Explain physical, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of patient-centered care [patient-centered care].
    8. Recognize how data is used to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Recognize risk potential for patients and providers [safety].
    10. Identify various healthcare delivery settings and systems [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. Introduction to foundations of nursing practice.
      1. Introduction to the Pima Community College Nursing Department philosophy and structure, evidence based practice, healthcare delivery systems, and health promotion in the individual, family and community.
      2. Basis of effective nursing practice.
        1. Safe practitioner.
        2. Effective communicator.
        3. Culturally competent and caring.
      3. Professional and ethical issues.
        1. Legal aspects of nursing.
        2. Value, ethics, and advocacy related to nursing.
        3. Nursing roles and practice.
        4. Documenting and reporting client care.
    2. Introduction to the nursing process.
      1. Critical thinking.
      2. Nursing process for practical nursing scope of practice.
        1. Data Collection.
        2. Review nursing diagnosis.
        3. Planning.
        4. Implementation.
        5. Evaluation.
    3. Concepts of health and the impact of internal and external environmental factors.
      1. The nurse is an /’. effective communicator.
      2. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of culturally competent and caring healthcare.
      3. Apply the nursing process in the promotion of spiritual well being.
    4. Apply the nursing process to promote psychosocial health.
      1. Stress and coping.
      2. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being cared for in the community.
      3. Grief, loss, and death.
    5. Applying the nursing process to promote physiological health.
      1. Mobility.
      2. Sensory perception.
      3. Vital signs.
      4. Rest and sleep.
      5. Nutrition.
      6. Pain and comfort.
      7. Oxygenation, ventilation, perfusion.
      8. Activity and exercise.
      9. Health and wellness.
      10. Infection prevention and control.
      11. Fecal and  urinary elimination.
      12. Skin integrity and wound care.
    6. Nursing informatics and computer communications.
      1. Basic computer functions.
      2. Client documentation.
      3. Introduction to evidence based practice.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 117 - Practical Nursing OB/Pediatrics

    4.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    4.5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Continuation of NRS 116  . Includes application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients, family and child clients, and clients with mental health disorders. Also includes the expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, such as being a safe practitioner; effective communication; managing and teaching; cultural competency and caring as ahealthcare provider; and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. 

    Prerequisite(s): NRS 116  

     
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing Progrm and obtian the consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment [leadership].
    2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient compared to caring for children and families [professionalism].
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes [communication].
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care [evidence-based practice].
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care [informatics].
    7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate and holistic care based on individual family needs [patient-centered care].
    8. Applies data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Models behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients, families and providers [safety].
    10. Work in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety, improve patient care, and identify system errors [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Growth, Development and Nutrition of Children
    4. Applying the Nursing Process in the Contemporary and Developing Family.
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    13. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    14. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    15. Applying the Nursing Process for Communication with Clients with Selected Psychosocial Alterations Applying the Nursing Process for Clients experiencing the labor and delivery process
    16. Incorporating Legal Rights of Clients in a Variety of Care Settings
    17. Application of Evidence Based Practice
    18. Informatics in the Clinical Setting
    19. Applying the Nursing Process to the Family in Crisis.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022

  
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    NRS 117LC - Practical Nursing OB/Peds Clinical

    1.5 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 4 clinical periods

    This is the clincal laboratory portion of NRS 117  . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice in woman’s health and pediatrics. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory in clinics and women’s centers. 

    Prerequisite(s):  NRS 116  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 117  and NRS 117LS  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” , NRS 117   with a “C”or higher and NRS 117LS   with a “C” to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment [leadership].
    2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient compared to caring for children and families [professionalism].
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes [communication].
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care [evidence-based practice].
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care [informatics].
    7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate and holistic care based on individual family needs [patient-centered care].
    8. Applies data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Models behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients, families and providers [safety].
    10. Work in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety, improve patient care, and identify system errors [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Growth, Development and Nutrition of Children
    4. Applying the Nursing Process in the Contemporary and Developing Family.
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    13. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    14. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    15. Applying the Nursing Process for Communication with Clients with Selected Psychosocial Alterations Applying the Nursing Process for Clients experiencing the labor and delivery process
    16. Incorporating Legal Rights of Clients in a Variety of Care Settings
    17. Application of Evidence Based Practice
    18. Informatics in the Clinical Setting
    19. Applying the Nursing Process to the Family in Crisis.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 117LS - Practical Nursing OB/Peds Skills

    0.5 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 Lecture periods 3 skills laboratory periods

    This is the skills laboratory portion of NRS 117  . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice in woman’s health and children. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory and skills.

    Prerequisite(s):  NRS 116  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 117  and NRS 117LC  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” , NRS 117   with a “C”or higher and NRS 117LC   with a “C” to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment [leadership].
    2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient compared to caring for children and families [professionalism].
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes [communication].
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care [evidence-based practice].
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care [informatics].
    7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate and holistic care based on individual family needs [patient-centered care].
    8. Applies data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Models behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients, families and providers [safety].
    10. Work in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety, improve patient care, and identify system errors [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Growth, Development and Nutrition of Children
    4. Applying the Nursing Process in the Contemporary and Developing Family.
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    13. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    14. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    15. Applying the Nursing Process for Communication with Clients with Selected Psychosocial Alterations Applying the Nursing Process for Clients experiencing the labor and delivery process
    16. Incorporating Legal Rights of Clients in a Variety of Care Settings
    17. Application of Evidence Based Practice
    18. Informatics in the Clinical Setting
    19. Applying the Nursing Process to the Family in Crisis.


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 119 - Practical Nursing Preceptorship

    1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
    1 lecture period 0 lab periods

    Continuation of NRS 117  . Includes direct clinical application of the nursing process and expansion of the concepts of nursing, health, client, and environment in the adult care setting, family and child care setting, or care of clients with mental health disorders. Also includes content related to the roles of safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager, teacher, and being a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues related to the provision of nursing care.

    Prerequisite(s): NRS 117  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C” or higher to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment [leadership].
    2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient compared to caring for children and families [professionalism].
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes [communication].
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care [evidence-based practice].
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care [informatics].
    7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate and holistic care based on individual family needs [patient-centered care].
    8. Applies data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Models behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients, families and providers [safety].
    10. Work in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety, improve patient care, and identify system errors [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process in the Clinical Environment
    4. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    5. Applying the nursing process to the patient/family in crisis.
    6. Incorporating legal rights of clients in a variety of care settings.
    7. Incorporating ethical and professional decision making in the clinical setting.
    8. Informatics in clinical practice


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 119LC - Practical Nursing Preceptorship Clinical

    1.5 Credits, 4.5 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 4 clinical periods

    This is the preceptorship of NRS 119  . Introduces the nursing process and to the process of the client, health, environment and nursing while introducing them to behaviors that serve as the basis of an effective nursing practice. Includes being a safe practitioner, effective communicator, teacher, and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues of being a nurse, applying nursing theory and skills in clincal setting

    Prerequisite(s): NRS 117  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 119  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must pass this course with a “C”, and NRS 119  with a “C” or higher to move forward in the program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment [leadership].
    2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication [teamwork & collaboration].
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient compared to caring for children and families [professionalism].
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes [communication].
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care [evidence-based practice].
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care [informatics].
    7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate and holistic care based on individual family needs [patient-centered care].
    8. Applies data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems [quality improvement].
    9. Models behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients, families and providers [safety].
    10. Work in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety, improve patient care, and identify system errors [systems-based practice].

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult and Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process in the Clinical Environment
    4. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    5. Applying the nursing process to the patient/family in crisis.
    6. Incorporating legal rights of clients in a variety of care settings.
    7. Incorporating ethical and professional decision making in the clinical setting.
    8. Informatics in clinical practice


    Effective Term:
    Full Academic Year 2021/2022
  
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    NRS 155 - Introduction to Pharmacology

    3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Application of the nursing process to safe administration of drugs within major pharmacological classifications. Includes mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, routes of administration, contraindications, adverse drug effects, drug interactions, and relevant client teaching. Also includes basic pharmacologic principles and lifespan considerations.

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 104 , NRS 104LC , NRS 104LS , NRS 108  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Interpret the relevance and application of pharmacologic principles to professional nursing practice.
    2. Describe the relevance and nursing practice implications of client age and developmental level to safe and effective drug therapy and drug administration.
    3. Apply the nursing process and principles of safe administration of drugs within the major pharmacologic classes, including knowledge of relevant pathophysiology, mechanisms of drug action, therapeutic drug effects and uses, drug routes, adverse drug effects and contraindications, drug interactions, specific drug-related administration information and procedures, and relevant client education information.

    Outline:
    1. Basic Pharmacologic Principles
    2. Lifespan Considerations
    3. Applying the Nursing Process for Administration of Drug Affecting:  
    1. Autonomic nervous system
    2. Respiratory systems
    3. Heart, blood vessel, and blood systems
    4. Renal system
    5. Endocrine system
    6. Gastrointestinal system and nutrition
    7. Bone and joint disorder drugs
    8. Anti-infective drugs
    9. Anti-inflammatory drugs
    10. Immunologic drugs
    11. Central nervous system
    12. Ophthalmic drugs


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 188 - Transition to Associate Degree Nursing

    4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
    4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    This course is developed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) seeking to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option program. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and this clinical setting in acute care environments.

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 188LC , NRS 188LS  
    Information: In order to enroll in this course, the student must hold a current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Arizona and have completed 576 hours in direct patient care in the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must also meet all selective admission criteria for the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) pathway before enrolling in this course. See website for details.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the health care environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe examples of the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient. [professionalism]    
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]  
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the health care continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care. [evidence-based practice]  
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care. [informatics]
    7. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict resolution. [patient-centered care]   
    8. Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve quality and safety of health care systems. [quality improvement]     
    9. Model behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers. [safety] 
    10. Participate in identifying system errors. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult/Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    4. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluid and Electrolytes
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    13. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    14. Informatics


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 188LC - LPN Transition to Associate Degree Nursing Clinical Lab

    4 Credits, 12 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 12 lab periods

    This is the Clinical Lab portion of NRS 188 . This course is developed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) seeking to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option program. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and this clinical setting in acute care environments.

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 188 , NRS 188LS  
    Information: In order to enroll in this course, the student must hold a current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Arizona and have completed 576 hours in direct patient care in the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must also meet all selective admission criteria for the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) pathway before enrolling in this course. See website for details.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the health care environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe examples of the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient. [professionalism]    
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]  
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the health care continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care. [evidence-based practice]  
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practical and document patient care. [informatics]
    7. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict resolution. [patient-centered care]   
    8. Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve quality and safety of health care systems. [quality improvement]     
    9. Model behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers. [safety] 
    10. Participate in identifying system errors. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult/Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    4. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluid and Electrolytes
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    13. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    14. Informatics


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 188LS - Transition to Associate Degree Nursing Skills Lab

    1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

    This is the Skills Lab portion of NRS 188 . This course is developed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) seeking to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option program. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and this clinical setting in acute care environments.

    Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 188 , NRS 188LC  
    Information: In order to enroll in this course, the student must hold a current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Arizona and have completed 576 hours in direct patient care in the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must also meet all selective admission criteria for the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) pathway before enrolling in this course. See website for details.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the health care environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe examples of the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient. [professionalism]    
    4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]  
    5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the health care continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care. [evidence-based practice]  
    6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practical and document patient care. [informatics]
    7. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict resolution. [patient-centered care]   
    8. Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve quality and safety of health care systems. [quality improvement]     
    9. Model behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers. [safety] 
    10. Participate in identifying system errors. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. The Nurse as Teacher
    2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult/Older Adult Clients
    3. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
    4. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
    5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
    6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluid and Electrolytes
    7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
    8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
    9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
    10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
    11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
    12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
    13. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
    14. Informatics


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 196 - Independent Study in Nursing

    1-9 Credits, 1-9 Contact Hours
    1-9 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Content to be determined by conference between student and instructor.

    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    Objectives will be designed by the instructor in consultation with the student.
    Outline:
    Content will be designed by the instructor in consultation with the student.

    Effective Term:
    Spring 2011
  
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    NRS 201 - Nursing Process III

    5 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
    5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Continuation of NRS 105  NRS 188 . Application of the nursing process and expansion of the concepts of nurse, health, client, and environment, with an emphasis on the family and child and clients with mental health disorders. Includes content related to the roles of safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager/teacher and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues related to provision of nursing care. Also includes additional clinical application of selected nursing skills and knowledge of the developing family and child and clients with mental health disorders.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 127IN  or FSN 127IN  or FSN 154 , NRS 105 , NRS 105LC , NRS 105LS  (or NRS 188 /NRS 188LC /NRS 188LS ), and PSY 101 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 201LC  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Apply professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for children and families. [professionalism]
    4. Utilize communication strategies that assist in effectively communicating with patients, families, and colleagues. [communication]
    5. Apply qualitative and quantitative research as a foundation for evidenced-based nursing practice. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Demonstrate use of electronic medical records and other clinical technology and information management tools. [informatics]
    7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate, and holistic care based on individual family needs. [patient-centered care]
    8. Apply data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Demonstrate behavior to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Work in inter-professional teams to enhance patient safety and improve patient care. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Applying the Nursing Process in the Contemporary and Developing Family
    2. Applying the Nursing Process for the Family Member with Selected Alterations
    1. Nutrition, metabolism, or elimination
    2. Circulatory
    3. Hematological function or homeostasis
    4. Oxygenation
    5. Gastrointestinal and infectious disorders
    6. Neurological, traumatic, and musculoskeletal disorders
    7. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being for in the community
    8. The birth experience
      1. Applying the Nursing Process to the Family in Crisis
      2. Applying the Nursing Process for the Communication with Clients with Selected Psychosocial Alterations in Health
      3. Incorporating Legal Rights of Clients in a Variety of Care Settings
      4. Application of Evidence-Based Practice
      5. Informatics in the Clinical Setting


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 201LC - Nursing Process III Clinical Lab

    4 Credits, 12 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 12 lab periods

    This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 201 .

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 127IN  or FSN 127IN  or FSN 154 , NRS 105 , NRS 105LC , NRS 105LS , (or NRS 188 , NRS 188LC , NRS 188LS ), and PSY 101 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 201  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Explain how the nurse may establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals and families by identifying effective communication techniques and barriers to communication. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Apply professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for children and families. [professionalism]
    4. Utilize communication strategies that assist in effectively communicating with patients, families, and colleagues. [communication]
    5. Apply qualitative and quantitative research as a foundation for evidenced-based nursing practice. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Demonstrate use of electronic medical records and other clinical technology and information management tools. [informatics]
    7. Discuss approaches to empower respectful, compassionate, and holistic care based on individual family needs. [patient-centered care]
    8. Apply data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems. [quality improvement]
    9. Demonstrate behavior to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers. [safety]
    10. Work in inter-professional teams to enhance patient safety and improve patient care. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Applying the Nursing Process in the Contemporary and Developing Family
    2. Applying the Nursing Process for the Family Member with Selected Alterations
    1. Nutrition, metabolism, or elimination
    2. Circulatory
    3. Hematological function or homeostasis
    4. Oxygenation
    5. Gastrointestinal and infectious disorders
    6. Neurological, traumatic, and musculoskeletal disorders
    7. Complex psychosocial alterations in health who is being for in the community
    8. The birth experience
      1. Applying the Nursing Process to the Family in Crisis
      2. Applying the Nursing Process for the Communication with Clients with Selected Psychosocial Alterations in Health
      3. Incorporating Legal Rights of Clients in a Variety of Care Settings
      4. Application of Evidence-Based Practice
      5. Informatics in the Clinical Setting


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 202 - Nursing Process IV

    3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
    3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

    Continuation of NRS 201 . Application and synthesis of the nursing process with expansion of the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse. Continues to develop performance behaviors that will serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, culturally competent and caring health care provider, and professional and ethical practitioner. Also includes the application of nursing theory in the clinical setting while caring for adults with complex health alterations.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN , NRS 201 , NRS 201LC , and PSY 240  or ECE 107 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 202CA  NRS 202CB  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. This course serves as the capstone for the nursing program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Integrate behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe own strengths, limitations, and values in functioning as a member of a team, identifying and managing overlaps in team member roles and accountabilities. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Integrate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for individual patients and groups of patients. [professionalism]
    4. Interact effectively with patients, families, and colleagues to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]
    5. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. [informatics]
    7. Integrate understanding of multiple dimensions of patient-centered care. [patient-centered care]
    8. \Integrate and promote the use of data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. [quality improvement]
    9. Promote behaviors to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. [safety]
    10. Demonstrate an awareness of, and responsiveness to, the larger context of the healthcare system. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Nurse as Manager of Client Care in the Application of the Nursing Processes for Client With Complex Alterations
    1. Renal system
    2. Respiratory system
    3. Fluids and electrolytes
    4. Cardiovascular system
    5. Healthcare alterations
    6. Neurological system
    7. Nutrition and metabolism
    8. Multi-system alterations related to burn injury
    9. Hematological system
    10. Immune system
    11. Neuro-endocrine system
    1. Applying the Nursing Process to Those Who Require Emergency Care
    2. Applying Evidence-Based Practice to the Nursing Process


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 202CA - Nursing Process IV Clinical Lab - A

    3.5 Credits, 10.5 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 10.5 lab periods

    This is the Clinical Lab Part A portion of NRS 202 .

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN , NRS 201 , NRS 201LC , and PSY 240  or, ECE 107 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 202 , NRS 202CB  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. This course serves as the capstone for the nursing program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Integrate behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe own strengths, limitations, and values in functioning as a member of a team, identifying and managing overlaps in team member roles and accountabilities. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Integrate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for individual patients and groups of patients. [professionalism]
    4. Interact effectively with patients, families, and colleagues to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]
    5. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. [informatics]
    7. Integrate understanding of multiple dimensions of patient-centered care. [patient-centered care]
    8. \Integrate and promote the use of data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. [quality improvement]
    9. Promote behaviors to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. [safety]
    10. Demonstrate an awareness of, and responsiveness to, the larger context of the healthcare system. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Nurse as Manager of Client Care in the Application of the Nursing Processes for Client With Complex Alterations
    1. Renal system
    2. Respiratory system
    3. Fluids and electrolytes
    4. Cardiovascular system
    5. Healthcare alterations
    6. Neurological system
    7. Nutrition and metabolism
    8. Multi-system alterations related to burn injury
    9. Hematological system
    10. Immune system
    11. Neuro-endocrine system
    1. Applying the Nursing Process to Those Who Require Emergency Care
    2. Applying Evidence-Based Practice to the Nursing Process


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 202CB - Nursing Process IV Clinical Lab - B

    2.5 Credits, 7.5 Contact Hours
    0 lecture periods 7.5 lab periods

    This is the Clinical Lab Part B portion of NRS 202 .

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN , NRS 201 , NRS 201LC , and PSY 240  or ECE 107 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 202 , NRS 202CA  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. This course serves as the capstone for the nursing program.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Integrate behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the healthcare environment. [leadership]
    2. Describe own strengths, limitations, and values in functioning as a member of a team, identifying and managing overlaps in team member roles and accountabilities. [teamwork and collaboration]
    3. Integrate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for individual patients and groups of patients. [professionalism]
    4. Interact effectively with patients, families, and colleagues to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]
    5. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. [evidence-based practice]
    6. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. [informatics]
    7. Integrate understanding of multiple dimensions of patient-centered care. [patient-centered care]
    8. \Integrate and promote the use of data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. [quality improvement]
    9. Promote behaviors to minimize risk of hard to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. [safety]
    10. Demonstrate an awareness of, and responsiveness to, the larger context of the healthcare system. [systems-based practice]

    Outline:
    1. Nurse as Manager of Client Care in the Application of the Nursing Processes for Client With Complex Alterations
    1. Renal system
    2. Respiratory system
    3. Fluids and electrolytes
    4. Cardiovascular system
    5. Healthcare alterations
    6. Neurological system
    7. Nutrition and metabolism
    8. Multi-system alterations related to burn injury
    9. Hematological system
    10. Immune system
    11. Neuro-endocrine system
    1. Applying the Nursing Process to Those Who Require Emergency Care
    2. Applying Evidence-Based Practice to the Nursing Process


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019
  
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    NRS 203 - Trends and Issues in Nursing

    1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
    1 lecture period 0 lab periods

    Exploration of the role of the nurse as a safe practitioner with legal and ethical responsibilities. Includes current issues and trends in nursing and health care delivery and the role of the nurse as a member of the profession.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN , NRS 201 , NRS 201LC , and PSY 240  or ECE 107 .
    Corequisite(s): NRS 202 , NRS 202CA , NRS 202CB  
    Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.


    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Compare and contrast common approaches to organizing and delivering effective nursing care. [patient-centered care]
    2. Discuss the current components of the American health system. [systems-based practice]
    3. Identify the relationship between the political process and the delivery of health care services. [leadership and system-based practice]
    4. Analyze bioethical concerns in nursing practice. [evidence-based practice and quality improvement]
    5. Describe innovations and trends affecting the past, present, and future practice of nursing. [quality improvement, informatics, professionalism]
    6. Debate the advantages and disadvantages of collective voices in nursing. [patient-centered care, teamwork, collaboration}
    7. Differentiate the structure and functions of organizations for and about nursing. [safety and professionalism]
    8. Evaluate strategies for effective employment, nursing practice, and future educational priorities. [professionalism and leadership}

    Outline:
    1. Nursing as a Profession
    2. Legal Issues
    3. Bioethical Issues
    4. Nursing Organizations and Collective Bargaining
    5. Reality Shock and Career Planning
    6. National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Preparation
    7. Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN)


    Effective Term:
    Spring 2019