Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program

Overview

Program Description

The Associate in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) Program is designed for persons interested in becoming a Registered Nurse as defined by Washington State law (RCW 18.79.040 and WAC 246-840-700).  

The South Puget Sound Community College Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Career Opportunities

Upon receiving licensure, graduates may be hired as nurses in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, medical offices, long-term care facilities, schools and community health agencies.  Employment opportunities are high and well distributed throughout the state and the nation, especially in rural areas.  See Health and Wellness » Associate in Nursing for more career and employment information. 

Program Outcomes

Graduates of SPSCC’s Nursing Program are prepared to use their skills in critical thinking and data analysis as well as their understanding of relationships and responsibilities to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, diagnose, plan, safely implement, and evaluate nursing plans of care which address the holistic needs of diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities
  • Acquire and implement new scientific knowledge and use technology to enhance nursing practice
  • Communicate effectively in full partnership to facilitate delivery of care
  • Participate ethically and professionally in local and global communities as an entry level nurse

Length of Program: The Associate in Nursing Program takes approximately three years (one year of required science and general education requirements and two academic years of nursing course work). 

Additional Program Information

Special Admissions

Application Process

Before applying for admission to the program, there are several requirements (steps 1-3) to complete.  It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials and required documentation are received by the published application deadline.

  1. Apply to SPSCC: If you are not already an admitted student at SPSCC, you must become one.  Apply online to obtain a Student Id Number.  It is free to apply to the college.
  2. Complete the Prerequisites:  Prerequisite courses must be completed to qualify for admission to the nursing program at SPSCC. Official transcripts of prerequisite coursework must be received prior to the application deadline.

The following prerequisite courses must be complete to qualify for admission to the nursing program at SPSCC:

ENGL& 101 – English Composition   (B or better)
MATH& 146 – Intro to Stats (B or better)
PSYC& 200 – Lifespan Psychology  (B or better)
BIOL& 241* – Anatomy & Physiology I (B+ or better)
BIOL& 242* – Anatomy & Physiology II (B+ or better)
BIOL& 260* – Microbiology  (B or better)
CHEM& 121- Intro to Chemistry  (B or better)
*must be taken in past 7 years

An additional 25 credits of general education courses are also required to graduate from the nursing program at SPSCC.  Though not required for admission to the program, it is recommended that you take these courses prior to entry into the program. 

These include:

BIOL& 160 – General Biology w/ Lab 
OR
BIOL& 211 – Majors Cellular
PSYC& 100 – General Psychology
Communications, 5 credits from DTA list
Humanities, 10 credits from DTA list

Notes on Prerequisites and General Education:

  • Based on placement testing, students may need to complete basic skills and/or pre-college English and math in order to complete prerequisites.
  • Anatomy and physiology and microbiology courses must have been completed within 7 years of the application deadline.
  • Although general education courses may be taken after admission to the Nursing Program, students are encouraged to complete as many of these courses as possible prior to entering the Nursing Program.  Summer quarters are also good times to take general education courses.
  • Communications and humanities courses may be chosen from the course list for direct transfer degrees.
  1. Apply for Admission to the Nursing Program: To apply to the nursing program at SPSCC, you must submit a Nursing Program Application along with a non-refundable $25 application fee.

Application period: April 3 through June 1: Applications for 2017-2018 admission to the nursing program will be accepted starting on April 1, 2017. No applications will be accepted after June 1, 2017. Coursework completed Spring quarter, 2017 will be accepted towards admission to the program.  Application materials, dates of nursing information sessions, and information about the lottery process are available on the Nursing Application.

The 2017-2018 Nursing Application cycle is closed

Admission Process  
Qualified applicants who have met the above requirements (steps 1-3) by the application deadline are entered into the nursing lottery, which selects students for the nursing program.  Ten slots in the program will be specifically drawn for students who took 20 or more credits of their prerequisites at SPSCC.  Applicants selected in the lottery process will be required to provide proof of immunizations and be cleared through background checks before being admitted to the program. 

Cost of Program (dollar values are approximate and subject to change):
Total Estimated Costs: $9,000 for two years of program

Tuition and fees

Approx, $3500/year

SPSCC Placement test (Accuplacer Computerized Placement Test)

$25.00

Lab fee, per quarter

$50.00

SPSCC ADN Application fee (non-refundable)

$25.00

Health examination, clinical requirements and immunization requirements

Cost Varies

HIV/AIDS class

Cost Varies

CPR class

Cost Varies

Uniforms, shoes, name tags (Watch with sweep hand, stethoscope, gait belt)

$275.00

Criminal background check, per year

$24.00

Malpractice insurance, per year

$18.00

Private health insurance per quarter

Cost Varies

Fees for standardized testing, per quarter

$120.00

Graduation ceremony (cap and gown)

$25.00

School pin (optional)

$35.00-100.00

RN state license application

$88.00

National licensure examination RN

$200.00

 

Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodations for the application should call SPSCC’s ADA coordinator in the human resources office, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia WA 98512, (360-596-5360). Students who need disability accommodation should contact Disability Support Services in Building 22, second floor, email dss@spscc.edu or call (360)596-5306. It is the policy of SPSCC that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

Students applying for Financial Aid are required to submit a FAFSA application on the web and the SPSCC data sheet. For more information, refer to spscc.edu/financial-aid or email financialaid@spscc.edu. See Pay for College and Scholarships for other sources of funding.

Special Program Notes  
The Nursing Program is rigorous, and our faculty advises that students work no more than 20 hours per week while in the full-time Nursing Program.

All nursing courses must be completed with a “C” or better to continue in and complete the program.

Immunizations, TB testing, and CPR Training: Once admitted to the Nursing Program, proof of immunizations or immunity to certain diseases must be provided.  Two of the three doses of Hepatitis B must have been received before the start of the nursing program. Students must also be tested for TB prior to beginning clinical rotations. Information regarding healthcare requirements will be provided with offers of admissions from the Nursing Program. Immunization requirements may change based upon clinical site requirements.  Additionally, all nursing students must complete CPR for healthcare providers.

CPR Card: All students must complete a BLS Health Care Provider Card C (CPR for Health Care Professionals) before the first day of class. The card must be current at all times to meet clinical agreement requirements.

Background Check & Drug Screening: A criminal history clearance is required by state law RCW 43.43.830 to participate in client care at clinical facilities. Some clinical facilities require national background checks and drug screening as well. Your background check must be cleared in order to continue enrollment in the nursing program. 

Examples of crimes for which an individual will be denied clearance:

  • Crimes against another person such as murder, manslaughter, assault, rape, sexual abuse, child abandonment or neglect.
  • Conviction for a crime against property such as first degree offenses including burglary, arson, criminal mischief, robbery, or forgery.
  • An extended history of arrests and convictions demonstrating habitual disregard for societal rules.

New Student Orientation: Students admitted into the program are mandated to attend orientation held prior to the start of the first quarter. Additional information about the orientation will be provided after acceptance to the program. This orientation includes a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

Essential Skills: SPSCC encourages all interested and qualified individuals to apply to the nursing program and does not discriminate or deny admission to students with disabilities. Nursing students must meet the following essential skills to progress through the program: 

  • Ability to grasp scientific concepts, set up and answer basic math & algebra problems
  • Critical thinking sufficient for clinical judgment
  • Verbal and written communication sufficient to effectively interact with clients, peers, and others
  • Ability to move from room to room, maneuver in small spaces, remain on feet for extended periods of time, and lift up to 40 pounds
  • Gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care
  • Hearing sufficient to monitor and assess clients, e.g., hear heart and breath sounds and use a telephone
  • Visual acuity and color discrimination sufficient to read fine print, to observe and assess clients, e.g., identify skin tones such as pale, ashen, grey, or bluish
  • Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment, e.g., palpate peripheral pulses
  • Computer literacy

National accreditation:  Currently the nursing program at SPSCC is not nationally accredited.  This may limit future educational and career opportunities after graduation. However, SPSCC graduates are eligible for licensure as RN’s in Washington and other states, currently attend RN-BSN programs at regional universities, and have been hired by our local hospitals and care facilities. We actively encourage all graduates to progress to a BSN degree after completion of their nursing program at SPSCC.

Educational Plan

Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP


135 credits, including prerequisites

1st Quarter Fall


ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
-OR-
ENGL&102 Composition II 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops reading, writing and critical thinking skills at the advanced level. Teaches how to write academic papers by conducting research; analyzing, evaluating and constructing arguments; documenting sources and using appropriate writing conventions. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL& 101 with a "C" or better.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION
CHEM&121 Introduction to Chemistry 5 Credits Search Schedule
Fundamental chemistry for those interested in nursing/allied health and those pursuing a non-science degree. Study of the classification, composition, calculations, and properties (both chemical and physical) of matter at the macroscopic, atomic and subatomic levels. Includes measurements and conversions, atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, molar stoichiometry, and acid/base chemistry. Students without intermediate algebra training or experience are strongly encouraged to take MATH 099, Intermediate Algebra, prior to or concurrent with enrollment in CHEM& 121. This course was formerly known as CHEM 101, Basic General Chemistry. Prerequisite: With a "C" or better in MATH 097, MATH 099 or equivalent.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, LAB, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE
MATH&146 Introduction to Statistics 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or a "C" or better in MATH 097 or higher.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE

2nd Quarter Winter


BIOL&160 General Biology w/Lab 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introductory laboratory course covering foundational biological concepts including cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, biotechnology, biological diversity, evolution, and ecology. Preparatory for further studies including BIOL& 211 and BIOL& 241. This course was formerly known as BIOL 105. Prerequisite: None.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, LAB, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE
-OR-
BIOL&211 Majors Cellular 5 Credits Search Schedule
The study of cell biology and genetics for biology majors and students in pre-professional programs. Includes biochemistry, cell structure, metabolism, molecular and Mendelian genetics. This course was formerly known as BIOL& 221, Majors Cell Biology. Recommended CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 161. May be concurrent. Prerequisite: None.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, LAB, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE
BIOL&241 Human A & P 1 5 Credits Search Schedule
The study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cellular organization, metabolism, histology, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. (Four lecture, three lab hours weekly) This course was formerly known as BIOL 205. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 (formerly CHEM 101) or higher with a "C" or better.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, LAB, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE
PSYC&100 General Psychology 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior; biological and social bases of behavior; motivation, emotion, perception, thinking, learning and intelligence. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

3rd Quarter Spring


BIOL&242 Human A & P 2 5 Credits Search Schedule
A continuation of BIOL& 241. Systems covered: endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, urinary (including fluid and electrolytes) and digestive. (Four lecture, three lab hours weekly) This course was formerly known as BIOL 206. Prerequisite: BIOL& 241 (formerly BIOL 205) with a "C" or better.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, LAB, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE
PSYC&200 Lifespan Psychology 5 Credits Search Schedule
Studies the development and changes in human behavior from conception to death with focus on the biological and social influences. This course was formerly known as PSYC 220 Developmental Psychology. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE
BIOL&260 Microbiology 5 Credits Search Schedule
Microbiological techniques with health applications. Topics include: morphology of microbes, microbial metabolism, microbial genetics, cultivation and growth identification and classification tests, control of microbial growth, pathogens, disease, and host defenses. (Four lecture, three lab hours weekly). This course was formerly known as BIOL 211. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 (formerly CHEM 101) and BIOL& 241 (formerly BIOL 205).
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, LAB, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE

4th Quarter Summer

 

10 Credits in Nursing Humanities (DTA)

5th Quarter Fall


NURS 111 Integrated Nursing Care I: Diversity 2 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces concepts and theories basic to the art and science of the nursing role with an emphasis on health promotion across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Successful admission to the Nursing Program.
Distribution: DIVERSITY
NURS 112 Integrated Nursing Care & Assessment I-Lab/Clini 5 Credits Search Schedule
Introduces health promotion, critical thinking and psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Includes a focus on assessments of clients across the lifespan, formulating nursing diagnoses, and documentation related to selected alterations discussed in Integrated Nursing Care I - Theory. Prerequisite: Successful admission to the Nursing Program.
NURS 113 Integrated Nursing Care I - Pharmacology 1 Credit Search Schedule
Identifies basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, calculations of drug dosages, and medication administration and provides an overview of legal implications and drug classifications. Prerequisite: Successful admission to the Nursing Program.
HUM 235 Ethics and Policy in Health Care I: Diversity 1 Credit Search Schedule
Introduction of ethical and legal issues relevant to the professions of nursing and health care through an integrated format with theory NURS 111. This course is cross listed with NURS 114. Prerequisite: Successful admission to the Nursing Program and in NURS 111, 112, 113, 114 successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 111, 112, 113, 114, HUM 235 and PSYC 235.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
PSYC 235 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care I: Diversity 1 Credit Search Schedule
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of health care. First in a series of five courses; taught in an integrated format with NURS 111. This course is cross listed with NURS 115. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE
NURS 116 Nutrition in Health Care I 3 Credits Search Schedule
Examines the scientific, economic, cultural, ethnic, and psychological implications of nutrition in relation to health across the lifespan and in the context of healthcare professions. Prerequisite: Successful admission to the Nursing Program.

6th Quarter Winter


NURS 121 Integrated Nursing Care II - Theory 3 Credits Search Schedule
Covers maintenance and restoration of health in individuals, families and communities to support healing and functions of daily living. Applies evidence based nursing care and management to address prevention and early detection of clients experiencing selected health conditions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1st quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 122, 123, HUM 236, and PSYC 236.
NURS 122 Integrated Nursing Care & Assessment II Lab/Clin 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process related to selected alterations discussed in Integrated Nursing Care II - Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1st quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 121, 123, HUM 236, and PSYC 236.
NURS 123 Integrated Nursing II-Pathophysiology/Pharmacolo 2 Credits Search Schedule
Covers evidence-based research of pathophysiology and pharmacology associated with the care of clients in Nursing Care II - Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1st quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 121, 122, HUM 236, and PSYC 236.
HUM 236 Ethics and Policy in Health Care II 1 Credit Search Schedule
Identification of ethical and legal issues related to the profession of nursing and the health care profession through an integrated format with theory NURS 121. This course is cross listed with NURS 124. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1st Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in: NURS 121, 122, 123, HUM 236, PSYC 236.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
PSYC 236 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care II 1 Credit Search Schedule
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of health care. Emphasizes utilizing psychosocial nursing and interpersonal therapeutics for assessment, intervention, health promotion with individuals/families/groups through an integrated format with theory NURS 121. Second in a series of five courses; this course is cross listed with NURS 125. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in NURS 111, 112, 113, and PHIL 235.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

7th Quarter Spring


NURS 131 Integrated Nursing Care III - Theory 4 Credits Search Schedule
Applies health promotion, maintenance, and restoration and evidence-based nursing care to address the interplay of the individual within childbearing and childrearing groups and families. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 2nd quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 132, 133, HUM 237, and PSYC 237.
NURS 132 Integrated Nursing Care & Assessment III Lab/Cli 5 Credits Search Schedule
Applies competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals, families, and groups in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process related to selected alterations discussed in Integrated Nursing Care III - Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 2nd quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 131, 133, HUM 237, and PSYC 237.
NURS 133 Integrated Nrsg III-Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 2 Credits Search Schedule
Applies evidence-based research of pathophysiology and pharmacology associated with the care of clients in Nursing Care III - Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 2nd quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 131, 132, HUM 237, and PSYC 237.
HUM 237 Ethics and Policy in Health Care III 1 Credit Search Schedule
Application of ethical and legal concepts and issues in the profession of nursing and health care through an integrated format with theory NURS 131. This course is cross listed with NURS 134. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 2nd Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in: NURS 131, 132, 133, HUM 237 and PSYC 237.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
PSYC 237 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care III 1 Credit Search Schedule
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of health care. Examines psychosocial issues, human responses to illness and theories related to the development of mental health and illnesses. Utilizes the therapeutic communication process to assist individuals, families/groups with alterations in health through an integrated format with theory NURS 131. Third in a series of five courses; this course is cross listed with NURS 135. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in NURS 121, 122, 123, and PHIL 236.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

8th Quarter Fall


NURS 211 Integrated Nursing Care IV - Theory 2 Credits Search Schedule
Analyzes nursing concepts and theories, health promotion, maintenance & restoration of clients across the lifespan experiencing decreased functions of daily living and altered baselines related to chronic illness. Differentiates principles and concepts of mental health/psychiatric disorders, psychopathology, and treatment modalities. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3rd Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 and 216.
NURS 212 Integrated Nursing Care & Assessment IV Lab/Clin 5 Credits Search Schedule
Analyzes and manages collaborative care to clients who are experiencing complications discussed in Integrated Nursing Care IV-Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3rd Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 and 216.
NURS 213 Integrated Nursing IV-Pathophysiology/Pharmacolo 2 Credits Search Schedule
Differentiates evidence-based research of pathophysiology and pharmacology associated with the care of clients in Nursing Care IV- Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3rd Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 and 216.
HUM 238 Ethics and Policy in Health Care IV 1 Credit Search Schedule
Integrated analysis of ethical and legal concepts and issues in the profession of nursing and health care through an integrated format with theory NURS 211. This course is cross listed with NURS 214. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3rd Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 211, 212, 213, HUM 238, PSYC 238 and 216.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
PSYC 238 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care IV 1 Credit Search Schedule
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of health care. Emphasizes utilization of psychosocial nursing and interpersonal therapeutics for assessment, intervention, health promotion with individuals/families/groups at risk for experiencing psychosocial disorders through an integrated format with theory NURS 211. Fourth in a series of five courses; this course is cross listed with NURS 215. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in NURS 131, 132, 133, and HUM PHIL 237.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE
NURS 216 Nutrition in Health Care IV 2 Credits Search Schedule
Second of two courses that examine the scientific, economic, cultural, ethnic, and psychological implications of nutrition in relation to health across the lifespan and in the context of healthcare professions. Applies principles of nutrition, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and the nursing process in the dietary management of co-morbidities and exacerbations of illnesses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3rd Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 and 216.

9th Quarter Winter


NURS 221 Integrated Nursing Care V - Theory 3 Credits Search Schedule
Analyzes nursing care of clients across the lifespan with acute exacerbations, changes in condition, and emergencies to promote and restore health. Differentiates principles and concepts of death and dying, injury, and alteration in health baseline as a result of acute changes in condition. Successful completion of 4th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 221, 222, 223, 224, and 225.
NURS 222 Integrated Nursing Care & Assessment V Lab/Clini 5 Credits Search Schedule
Analyzes and manages collaborative care to clients who are experiencing complications discussed in Integrated Nursing Care V-Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 4th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 221, 222, 223, 224 and 225.
NURS 223 Integrated Nrsg V - Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 2 Credits Search Schedule
Evaluates evidence-based research of pathophysiology and pharmacology associated with the care of clients in Nursing Care V- Theory. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 4th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 221, 222, 223, 224 and 225.
HUM 239 Ethics and Policy in Health Care V 1 Credit Search Schedule
Integration of ethical and legal concepts and issues in the profession of nursing and health care through an integrated format with theory NURS 221. This course is cross listed with NURS 224. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 4th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 221, 222, 223, HUM 239 and PSYC 239.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, AA-AAS-T-HUMANITIES
PSYC 239 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care V 1 Credit Search Schedule
Analyzes psychosocial disorders across the lifespan from an integrated perspective. Emphasis on psychosocial nursing and interpersonal therapeutics for assessment, intervention, health promotion with individuals/families/groups at risk for psychosocial disorders during emergent, traumatic or critical complex experiences through an integrated format with theory NURS 221. This course is cross listed with NURS 225. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 4th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 221, 222, 223, HUM 239 and PSYC 239.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NURSING SOCIAL SCIENCE, AA-AAS-T-SOCIAL SCIENCE

10th Quarter Spring


NURS 231 Nursing Transition Into Practice 4 Credits Search Schedule
Synthesizes, critically examines and evaluates current health care trends and professional issues within the context of nursing practice. Emphasizes mastery, synthesis, and application of current evidence-based theory, research, and practice in relation to nursing management, leadership, and nursing care of individual, groups, families, and communities. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 5th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 231, 232 and 233.
NURS 232 Preceptorship 6 Credits Search Schedule
Practicum experience facilitates synthesis of cognitive and affective skills acquired in the ADN program through supervised clinical practice with a preceptor in a selected health care agency. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 5th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 231, 232 and 233.
NURS 233 Capstone Project 2 Credits Search Schedule
Integrates knowledge of nursing research, leadership and management, nursing theories, and nursing process to create, implement, and provide professional development that will include a research project with a scholarly presentation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 5th Quarter courses and successful completion or current enrollment in NURS 231, 232 and 233.

Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017