Registered Nursing

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate the cognitive skills necessary to integrate the nursing concepts learned in a two year ADN program, including clinical evidence-based concepts inherent in entry level registered nursing practice; demonstrate cognitive skills necessary to integrate the nursing concepts learned in the first year of the ADN program; and demonstrate the psychomotor skills necessary to integrate the nursing concepts learned in a two year ADN program, including clinical evidence-based concepts inherent in entry level registered nursing practice. Glendale College offers programs leading to a certificate or degree in Registered Nursing (RN). The program of study of the Department of Nursing is approved by the Califonia Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
Registered nursing practice is a licensed occupation, which is regulated by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). This curriculum qualifies the student for an Associate in Science degree with a major in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the California R.N. licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). This is a full-time program of study. In addition to courses required by the nursing major, graduation requirements established by the college must be met to earn the Associate in Science degree. Students must meet all prerequisite requirements and be formally accepted to the Nursing program prior to taking first semester classes. See the nursing counselor for detailed program requirements.
 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE PROGRAM UNITS
  Prerequisite Courses for the Program
CHEM 101, 110, or 120 BIOL 112* Microbiology 5
  BIOL 120* Human Anatomy 5
BIOL 120 and CHEM 101, 110, or 120 BIOL 121* Introduction to Physiology 4
Placement Test scores or satisfactory completion of ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or equivalent ENGL 101 Freshman English 3
 Eligibility for ENGL 101 PSYCH 101 General Psychology 3
Tests scores or satisfactory completion of MATH 141, 146, 246B, or 2 units of MATH 246 Eligibility for MATH 101
   Required Courses for the Program
 

SPCH 101

Public Speaking 3
Selection for enrollment in the RN program NS 200 Nursing Perspectives 1.5
Selection for enrollment in the RN program  NS 201 Nursing Seminar I 1
NS 211 or previous completion of equivalent coursework
 NS 202** Nursing Seminar II 1.5
NS 212 (Generic Nursing Program)or NS 217 (Career Ladder LVN-RN Nursing Program) or previous completion of equivalent coursework
NS 203** Nursing Seminar III 1.5
NS 213 or previous completion of equivalent coursework

NS 204**

Nursing Seminar IV 1
Selection for enrollment in the RN program NS 205 Essentials of Medication Administration .5
NS 205 or previous completion of equivalent coursework
NS 208 Pharmacology for Nursing   2.5
NS 200 and 205 or previous completion of equivalent coursework

NS 210

Fundamentals of Nursing 3.5
NS 205 and NS 210, or previous completion of equivalent coursework. Corequesite: NS  201 and 208, or previous completion of equivalent coursework

NS 211

Medical-Surgical Nursing I 3.5
NS 211 or previous completion of equivalent coursework
NS 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4.5
NS 212 or NS 217 and NS 218 or previous completion of equivalent coursework
NS 213 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 4.5
NS 213

NS 214

Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 6
NS 213; Corequisite: NS 214 NS 215 Nursing Practice in Contemporary Settings 2.5

NS 212 (Generic Nursing Program), or NS 213 and 217 (Career Ladder LVN-RN) or equivalent

NS 212 or equivalent

NS 216***
or
NS 220
Intermediate Clinical Experience
Nursing Student Work-Study
2
or
3
NS 211, Generic Nursing Program), or NS 217, NS 218 and (Career Ladder LVN-RN), or previous completion of equivalent coursework
NS 222 Psychiatric Nursing 3.5
NS 222 or previous completion of equivalent coursework NS 223 Maternal Child Health 6
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 68.5-69.5
* BIO 112, 120, 121 must be completed within the last 7 years.
** This course is optional but highly recommended.
*** This course is designed for students who have completed the first year of the generic RN program.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
 
August 2014

GCC CATALOG 2014-2015

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.