Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing- RN (ADN)

ADN 11A        2.5 units  
Introduction to Nursing  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ANAT 1, PHYSI 1, BIO 2, and ENGL 1.  
Corequisite: ADN 11AL, PSYCH 1 or SOCIO 1 (may be taken as a prerequisite).  
Grading: letter grade.  

The course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the Self-Care Theory of Nursing by Dorothea Orem. Included are the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet or to assist in meeting the universal self-care requisites of the hospitalized adult. Also included are the fundamental concepts upon which subsequent courses in the nursing program are built.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 11AL        1.5 units  
Introduction to Nursing Lab  
81 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ANAT 1, PHYSI 1, BIO 2, ENGL 1, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 11A.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

The course includes on-campus lab practice and application of the course content in clinical nursing situations. This lab course aligns with the course content presented in ADN 11A.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 11B        2.5 units  
Health Deviations 1  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 11A and ADN 11AL.  
Corequisite: ADN 11BL.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course is an introduction to deviations in health of the adult client. It emphasizes the health deviation self-care requisites of intake of air, intake of water, balance of activity and rest. Collaborative problems are added to previously learned information about the nursing process; as well as medication administration, oral and injected. The course places an emphasis on teaching safety and communication for the hospitalized patient.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 11BL        1.5 units  
Health Deviations 1 Lab  
81 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 11A and ADN 11AL, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 11B.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course includes on-campus lab practice and application of the course content in clinical nursing situations. Skill activities include oral and injected drug administration, respiratory, abdominal and lower leg assessment and related skills.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 12A        2.5 units  
Health Deviations 2  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 11B and 11BL.  
Corequisite: ADN 12AL.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course is the second medical-surgical nursing course in the nursing program. The effects and results of specific pathological conditions and treatment modalities upon the perioperative patient will be studied. Emphasis is placed on the nursing care needs of the middle adulthood. Students must be enrolled in this course before attempting to enroll in ADN 12AL.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 12AL        1.5 units  
Health Deviations 2: Lab  
81 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 11B and 11BL, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 12A.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This laboratory course includes both on-campus laboratory practice and application of course content in the live nursing situation. Skills include intravenous therapy, medical and surgical aseptic practices and selected physical assessments. Students will provide nursing care for a two patient perioperative assignment in the acute care setting. Experiences off the unit may include a day in the operating room or outpatient services.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 12B        2.5 units  
Health Deviations 3  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 12A and ADN 12AL  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course continues to explore the professional role of the nurse and patient demands for increased care necessitated by health deviations in the hospitalized adult. The content emphasizes the nursing process using Orem's Self-Care Theory, specifically the requisites of sufficient intake of water and food, elimination, and excretion. Focus is placed on collaborative management of care, communication, safety, and critical thinking in assuming the expanding role of the registered nurse. Additionally, the effects of specific pathological health deviations and medical treatment modalities for the medical patient are studied with attention to teaching and learning. Students must be enrolled in this course before attempting to enroll in ADN 12BL. Students will be required to attend 1 hour of the supplemental learning activity in a designated Success Center.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 12BL        1.5 units  
Health Deviations 3: Lab  
81 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 12A and 12AL, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 12B.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course provides on-campus lab practice and application of course content utilizing Orem's Self-Care Theory and the nursing process in the live nursing situation. Skill activities include intravenous therapy, physical assessments, and medical and surgical aseptic practice with related skills. Students assume the professional role of the registered nurse while collaborating and managing the safe care of a multiple patient assignment in the medical areas of the acute care facilities. Communication, teaching and learning, and critical thinking skills are emphasized.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 20A        1 units  
Transition to Second Level Nursing  
18 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ANAT 1, PHYSI 1, BIO 2, ENGL 105 or ENGL 1 or ESL 34X and CPR Certification for health care providers.  
Corequisite: ADN 202.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is designed to prepare advanced placement licensed vocational nursing students for second level Registered Nursing content. The major foci are Orem's Self Care Theory of Nursing and the application of the nursing process as a second level practitioner.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 21B        2.5 units  
Mental Health  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 12B and 12BL or ADN 20A.  
Corequisite: ADN 21BL.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course is a study of Orem's Self-Care Theory and the nursing process as they relate to mental health and/or mental health deviations in the client with acute/chronic debilitating diseases. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic communication skills.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 21BL        3 units  
Mental Health Lab  
162 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 12B and ADN 12BL or ADN 20A, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 21B.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This laboratory course includes both on and off campus labs that provide an opportunity to practice and apply the theory content in simulated and live nursing situations. The primary emphasis is placed on the application of theory and integrating communication skills into interactions with patients in both the psychiatric and medical-surgical acute care settings. Skill activities include intravenous venipuncture, group participation and various communication techniques.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 22B        2.5 units  
Advanced Nursing II Role Transition  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 45A and ADN 45AL.  
Corequisite: ADN 22BL.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course provides the opportunity to integrate all previously learned theories and skills. Advanced geriatric content and leadership theory is utilized in a primary or team nursing setting on various hospital shifts ,and in the home health settings. The major emphasis is placed on the role transition from student to graduate nurse.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 22BL        3 units  
Adv. Nursing II-Role Transition Lab  
162 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 45A and ADN 45AL.  
Corequisite: ADN 22B.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This laboratory course provides the opportunity to integrate all previously learned theories and skills in the clinical setting. It incorporates advanced geriatric content and leadership theory in a primary or team nursing setting on various hospital shifts and in the home health setting. The major emphasis is on the role transition from student to graduate novice nurse.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 31A        1 units  
Trends in Nursing A  
18 hours lecture  
Corequisite: ADN 21A, 21AL, 21B and 21BL.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is designed for students to study the trends and issues which affect current nursing practice. The major foci include the evolution of nursing, professional opportunities for the practice of nursing, the legal and ethical relationships in nursing, the economics of health care, the interpersonal relationships among health care professionals and current issues.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 31B        1 units  
Trends in Nursing B  
18 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 31A.  
Corequisite: ADN 45A and ADN 22B and ADN 22BL.  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

This course is designed to continue the study of the trends and issues in nursing. The major foci includes: Preparation for licensure, communication, development of a personal philosophy of nursing, the professional role of the nurse, professional employment, educational and volunteer opportunities. It also includes critical thinking, safety and collaboration.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 35A        1.5 units  
Maternal/Newborn Nursing  
27 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 12B and ADN 12BL or ADN 20A and CPR certification for health care providers.  
Grading: letter grade.  

Formerly ADN 235A. This course emphasizes Orem's Self-Care Theory of developmental self-care requisites, health deviations and universal self-care requisites as it relates to women and newborns. The content involves the study of gynecological problems, deviations from normal pregnancy, care during prenatal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods, of normal and high-risk pregnancy. In addition, the assessment and care of the normal newborn is included.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 35AL        1.5 units  
Maternal/Newborn Nursing Lab  
81 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 20A and CPR certification.  
Corequisite: ADN 35A.  
Grading: letter grade.  

Formerly ADN 235AL. This course applies the course content in a live nursing situation. It includes on-campus/clinical lab practice and testing of required skills in perinatal units, newborn nursery, GYN, and community setting.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 35B        1.5 units  
Pediatric Nursing  
27 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 12B and ADN 12BL or ADN 20A and CPR certification for health care providers.  
Grading: letter grade.  

Formerly ADN 235B. This course emphasizes Orem's Self-Care Theory of developmental self-care requisites, health deviations, and universal self-care requisites as it relates to ill children. The content involves the study of illness in children.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 35BL        1.5 units  
Pediatric Nursing Lab  
81 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 20A and CPR Certification.  
Corequisite: ADN 35B.  
Grading: letter grade.  

Formerly ADN 235BL. The activities for this laboratory course include on-campus practice and application, in acute care hospitals and outpatient settings, of course content in pediatric nursing taught in ADN 235B. The course emphasizes the educative/supportive role of the nurse.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 45A        1.5-2.5 units  
Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: ADN 35A and ADN 35AL and ADN 35B and ADN 35BL and ADN 21B and ADN 21BL and CPR certification for health care providers.  
Grading: letter grade.  

Formerly ADN 245A. This course emphasizes Orem's Self-Care Theory, in particular health deviations as it pertains to the nursing care of acutely ill and critically ill adults. The content involves the study of critical illness in the adult patient. This course unit value can range from 1.5 to 2.5.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 45AL        1.5-3 units  
Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Lab  
162 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 35A and ADN 35AL and ADN 35B and ADN 35BL and ADN 21B and ADN 21BL and a CPR certification for health care providers.  
Corequisite: ADN 45A.  
Grading: letter grade.  

Formerly ADN 245AL. The course emphasizes the educative/supportive role of the nurse, collaboration and communication among the health care team, safe nursing care, and the utilization of all previously learned skills. The activities for this laboratory course include: 1. On-campus lab practice and application 2. Clinical practice in an acute hospital setting and critical care units. This course unit value can range from 1.5 to 3.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ADN 200        0.5 units  
Nursing Skills Refresher  
27 hours laboratory  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

This course allows self-paced, individualized instruction in basic bedside nursing skills and advanced nursing skills with supervised practice to improve performance and is designed for students in the Associate Degree Nursing program, students approved for re-entry, individuals who are currently licensed as LVNs and foreign graduate nurses.

ADN 201        0.5 units  
Nursing Skills Adjunct Laboratory  
27 hours laboratory  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

Formerly ADN 201AD. This course allows self-paced, individualized instruction in first semester basic bedside nursing skills with supervised practice to improve performance.

ADN 202        0.5 units  
Nursing Skills Adjunct Laboratory  
27 hours laboratory  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

Formerly ADN 202AD. This course allows self-paced, individualized instruction in second semester medical and surgical nursing skills with supervised practice to improve performance. This course builds on skills practiced in ADN 201AD.

ADN 203        0.5 units  
Nursing Skills Adjunct Laboratory  
27 hours laboratory  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

This laboratory course allows self-paced, individualized instruction in maternal-child and mental health nursing skills with supervised practice to improve performance. This laboratory builds on skills practiced in ADN 202. It is designed for students in the RN program, students approved for re-entry, individuals who are currently licensed as LVNs and/or foreign graduate nurses.

ADN 204        0.5 units  
Nursing Skills Adjunct Laboratory  
27 hours laboratory  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

This course allows self-paced, individualized instruction in advanced medical-surgical, critical care and pediatric nursing skills with supervised practice to improve performance. This course is designed for students in the RN program, students approved for re-entry, individuals who are currently licenses as LVNs and/or foreign graduate nurses.

ADN 212        2 units  
Clinical Practicum I  
108 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 11A and 11B, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 12A or ADN 12B.  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

Formerly ADN 212AD. This course will provide student nurse experiences in approved health care agencies using a Board of Registered Nursing approved curriculum. The purpose of this course is to apply theory and principles taught in the classroom to the clinical setting.

ADN 221        2 units  
Clinical Practicum II  
108 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 12A and ADN 12B, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 21A or ADN 21B.  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

Formerly ADN 221AD. This course will provide student nurse experiences in approved health care agencies using a Board of Registered Nursing approved curriculum. The purpose of this course is to apply theory and principles taught in the classroom to the clinical setting.

ADN 222        2 units  
Clinical Practicum III  
108 hours laboratory  
Prerequisite: ADN 21A and ADN 21B, and compliance with all clinical agency health and safety policies is required the first day of the course.  
Corequisite: ADN 22A or ADN 22B.  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

Formerly ADN 222AD. This course will provide student nurse experiences in approved health care agencies using a Board of Registered Nursing approved curriculum. The purpose of this course is to apply theory and principles taught in the classroom to the clinical setting.

ADN 225        3 units  
Pharmacology  
54 hours lecture  
Recommended Preparation: BIO 60 or ANAT 1 and PHYSI 1 and READ 82 or completion of Reading proficiency.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This is an introductory course into the study and management of commonly prescribed drugs. Drug classifications and prototypes are discussed rather than individual medication. The principles of medication administration including common side-effects and nursing responsibilities is included. Dosage calculation is not included. This course is not open for credit to students who have completed VN 225. ADN 225 and VN225 are equivalent courses.

ADN 430        2.5 units  
NCLEX-RN Preparation Course  
45 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: Letter of Eligibility to take NCLEX-RN or Authorization to test (ATI) letter from BRN.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course is designed to prepare the graduate nurse to pass the NCLEX-RN. The content includes medical, surgical, pediatrics, nursing of the child-bearing family, mental health, pharmacology, critical thinking, community health and leadership refresher course.

ADN 600        0 units  
Health Care Learning Center  
270 hours laboratory  
Corequisite: Current enrollment in a health care program course.  
Grading: non graded.  

This is a noncredit course designed for enhanced assistance for skill attainment in health care programs.

ADN 610        0 units  
Nursing Skills Refresher Laboratory  
13 hours laboratory  
Grading: non graded.  

This course is designed to provide students with individual and small-group instruction in basic bedside nursing skills and advanced bedside nursing skills. Supervised practice is available on a recurring, as needed, and/or drop-in basis to improve performance levels.

ADN 810        0.5 units  
Preparation for Nursing  
9 hours lecture  
Grading: pass/no pass.  

This course is designed for a pre-nursing student. The course supports the pre-nursing student in: the development of effective study habits, test-taking strategies, nursing terms, abbreviations and symbols used in health care, and knowledge of the nursing profession.