SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 3:23:13 AMNRV 60B Course Outline as of Spring 2010

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRV 60BTitle:  BASIC-INTERMEDIATE NSG  
Full Title:  Basic to Intermediate for Part Time Vocational Nursing
Last Reviewed:9/9/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled6.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled105.00
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  210.00Total Student Learning Hours: 315.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The second in a series of theory courses to prepare students to practice vocational nursing. Orems Self Care Deficit Theory is used as a framework for the study of medical surgical conditions and pharmacology with a focus on care of the pre/postoperative client. This course continues to compare and contrast nursing care systems in a variety of body systems. Acute and chronic care is compared between pediatric and adult clients with the major emphasis on care of the pre/postoperative client.

Course Completion of NRV 60A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Second course in the part-time vocational nursing program. Covers the pre/postoperative care of patients with a variety of medical-surgical problems using nursing process and Orem's Theory as a guide. Continued complexity of conditions and pathological states with a variety of adult and pediatric scenarios are studied in case format of the theory class.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of NRV 60A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students will:
1. Continue to apply concepts learned in prerequisite theory course to
begin to analyze patients with more complex disease states.
2. Begin to apply Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory to increasingly more
  complex hypothetical scenarios over the course of the semester.
3. Apply basic growth and development concepts to nursing systems.
4. Collaborate with other nursing students in solving problems related to
hypothetical clinical scenarios.
5. Begin to analyze the effects of pathological processes on multiple body
6. Describe common clinical syndromes encountered in adults and children
(including typical nursing, medical and allied health care and drugs) for:
  a. Pre/postoperative care: Includes assessment & intervention for pain
  b. Urologic disorders
  c. Reproductive and sexual disorders
  d. Circulatory disorders
  e. Respiratory disorders
  f. Cardiovascular disorders
  g. Gastrointestinal disorders
  h. Immunity disorders
  i. Endocrine disorders
  j. Neuromuscular disorders
  k. Integumentary disorders (communicable skin conditions)
  l. Intravenous therapy and blood transfusions.

Topics and Scope
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1. Perioperative care of adults and children.
2. Autonomic pharmacology.
3. Care of children with congenital cardiac anomalies and infections
affecting the heart.
4. Care of patients undergoing cardiac diagnostics.
5. Care of children and adults with urologic disorders and common drug
therapies and treatments.
6. Assessment and Interventions related to Pain.
7. Care of adults and children with anemias.
8. Intravenous therapy and blood transfusion monitoring.
9. Care of childhood pediatric respiratory conditions i.e. cystic fibrosis
10. Care of adults undergoing invasive respiratory diagnostics chest
injuries, chest tubes, and respiratory failure.
11. Care of adults and children undergoing surgery involving the GI tract.
12. Study of immunity/autoimmunity and how it relates to serums & vaccines
13. Women's urogenital health prevention and diagnostics and common pre &
postoperative care of surgical gynecologic conditions.
14. Men's urogenital health, disease prevention, medical and surgical
treatment of common disorders.
15.Care of common endocrine disorders of adults and children related to
thyroid, parathyroid and adrenals.
16. Juvenile diabetes care.
17. Neurological impairments from congenital and traumatic insults with
implications for long term care of pediatric clients.
18. Acid-Base Balance and Blood Transfusion protocol.
19. Skin conditions with an emphasis on communicable pediatric conditions.
20. Ethical dilemmas of med-surg related to adult and pediatric cases.

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1. Reading: approximately 50-100 pages per week.
2. Case Studies: 1-2 per week on assigned readings.
3. Written homework: Course objectives in syllabus.
4. Term Papers: Theory papers to support clinical experiences in O.R. and
PACU rotations.
5. Daily quizzes with application from reading assignments.
6. Study & preparation for exams similar to licensure exam and ongoing
practice of calculations and dosages for safe drug administration.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 15%
Written homework, Term papers, Problem solving case studies in class
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance is given a percentage of weight in the theory grade

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Essentials of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th ed., by S.C. De Witt, W.B.
Saunders, Philadelphia (2002) and accompanying Study Guide.
Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach, 3rd ed., by J.Kee & E.Hayes,
W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia (2000).
NRV 60B Syllabus.
Ingalls and Salerno Maternal and Child Health Nursing, 10th ed.,by J.Novak
and B. Broom, Mosby, St. Louis (2002).

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