Basic Nursing Care Concepts (12)
Program themes of homeostasis, the role of the nurse, and continuum of care are applied at on-campus theory and skills labs and off-campus clinical experiences at assisted living and long-term care facilities. Prerequisite: admission to the Centralia College Nursing Program.
Common Alterations I (12)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to nutrition; cardiac, respiratory, and endocrine systems; and medication and fluid administration. On-campus theory, skills labs and off-campus clinical experiences are provided. Prerequisite: NURS 101 or equivalent.
Common Alterations II (12)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to surgical, neurologic, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal nursing care. On-campus theory and skills labs and off-campus acute care clinical experiences are provided. Prerequisite: NURS 101, 102 or equivalent.
Electrocardiography for Health Care Professional (2)
Review of cardiac anatomy and physiology; ECG equipment operation and supplies; patient preparation; ECG testing procedure; rhythm recognition and interpretation; cardiovascular disorders; pharmacology in ECG testing. Includes hands on ECG training and practice. Co-requisite: RN, LPN, or nursing student or instructor permission.
Nursing Care Management (4)
Presents basic concepts related to managing and directing members of a team, including delegation, communication, and evaluation. Emphasizes decision-making in the leadership role within the scope of practice for the practical nurse. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and NURS 102
Cooperative Work Experience (1-5)
Cooperative Work Experience allows students to apply classroom learning to on-the-job settings. Credit is earned for new and continued learning taking place in the work environment. Reaching set learning objectives and development of positive work habits are emphasized. The Cooperative Education Coordinator and employees arrange Cooperative Work Experience. 60-360 hrs on-the-job per quarter. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a Work Experience Seminar (BTEC 191-194) is required of Co-op students. You may take the Work Experience Seminar before or in the same quarter as the Co-op course. Instructor permission required.
LPN to RN Transition (2)
Explores LPN and RN roles and responsibilities. Centralia College Nursing Program philosophy, purpose, conceptual framework, and outcome criteria are reviewed. Includes orientation to clinical facilities and classroom, campus, and off-campus lab expectations. Prerequisite: Admission to RN program.
Mental Health & Lifespan (10)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to the care of clients with mental health alterations, complications of child-bearing and high-risk newborns and children. Community-based and in-patient clinical experiences are provided. Corequisite: NURS 101, 102 & 103 or equivalent.
Complex Alterations (12)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to the care of clients with complex alterations in health. Women's Health and Pediatric and Adult acute care clinical opportunities are provided at regional facilities. NURS 201 and 220 or equivalent.
Complex Management (8)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to the care of clients with complex alterations in health. Community-based and acute care inpatient clinical opportunities are provided at regional facilities. Prerequisite: NURS 201 and 202 or equivalent.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (1)
Covers the information and skills needed for adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation; the use of an automated external defibrillator; recognition and treatment of choking; safety factors in training and actual rescue. Corequisite: admission to the nursing program or permission of the instructor.
Management & Leadership (2)
Expands on the program theme of the role of the nurse to provide a stronger theoretical foundation for assuming a management and leadership role in a variety of care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 101, 102 and 103 or equivalent; corequisite: NURS 201.
Transition to Practice (4)
Preceptor-guided experiences in a variety of community health care organizations are provided. Community-based and personal professional development projects are assigned. Prerequisite: NURS 201 and 202 or equivalent; corequisite: NURS 203.