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NURS 0851 - Clinical Skills Practice I

Corequisite: NURS 0951

This course provides additional lab time for skills practice in a supervised setting. It provides an opportunity for the student to prepare for skills testing, skills remediation, updating of skills, and refinement of skills as the student progresses toward program completion. (NDA)

NURS 0852 - Clinical Skills Practice II

Corequisite: NURS 0952

This course provides additional lab time for skills practice in a supervised setting. It provides an opportunity for the student to prepare for skills testing, skills remediation, updating of skills, and refinement of skills as the student progresses toward program completion. (NDA)

NURS 0853 - Clinical Skills Practice III

Corequisite: NURS 0953

This course provides additional lab time for skills practice in a supervised setting. It provides an opportunity for the student to prepare for skills testing, skills remediation, updating of skills, and refinement of skills as the student progresses toward program completion. (NDA)

NURS 0951 - Vocational Nursing - First Semester

Prequisite: a minimun grade of "C" in BIO 2700, FCS 1011 and NURS 1045 or a minimum grade of "C" in ENGL 1001, MATH 0850 and MATH 0852 or Qualification by Assessment
Advisory: NURS 0851

This course is designed to prepare the student for beginning practice in nursing care. Fundamental concepts in the nature of nursing, the nature of humans, and components of self-care are emphasized and applied to nursing practice. This course provides comprehensive coverage of basic skills required to practice vocational nursing. (AA)

NURS 0952 - Vocational Nursing - Second Semester

Prequisite: NURS 0951
Advisory: NURS 0852

This course will allow the student, under direct supervision, to participate as a member of the health care team, to understand and implement patient plans of care, to provide emotional support, to implement health teaching, and to communicate with patients and their significant others. It allows the student to progress from the basic to the more complex medical-surgical nursing care of adults and children, and expand the skills necessary for safe and competent vocational nursing. (AA)

NURS 0953 - Vocational Nursing - Third Semester

Prequisite: NURS 0952
Advisory: NURS 09853

This course provides the final sequence of instruction and clinical experience necessary to prepare the student for entry level practice as a vocational nurse. New skills and knowledge are presented as well as opportunities to perfect previously learned skills and apply accumulated nursing theory during the clinical rotation. At the completion of this course the student will be eligible to take the national examination for licensure. (AA)

NURS 0966 - Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal

Prequisite: LVN or RN License or concurrent enrollment in NURS 0953

This course provides instruction for graduate vocational nursing students, third semester vocational nursing students, licensed vocational nurses, and registered nurses in the proper procedures to follow in starting and maintaining intravenous fluids as well as techniques in blood withdrawal. At the completion of the course, those who have met eligibility and course completion requirements will receive a certificate in IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal issued through the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians. (AA)

NURS 1045 - Medical Terminology

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of medical word building as well as terms related to specific body systems. Emphasis is placed upon pronunciation, spelling, anatomical, pathological, surgical, and diagnostic terminology. This course is designed for pre-nursing students, health care clerical support staff, nursing assistants, and others desiring a basic knowledge of medical terminology and how the body works. (AA, CSU)

NURS 1047 - Career Pathways in Health I

This is the first of two courses that introduce students to the various aspects of the health care industry. Students will have the opportunity to explore a number of health related disciplines, practice associated entry level skills, and compare educational requirements and job opportunities. On completion of the course, students will have learned to make informed health, educational, and career choices. (AA, CSU)

NURS 1048 - Career Pathways in Health II

Prequisite: NURS 1047

In Career Pathways in Health II students will continue their exploration into the healthcare industry and apply knowledge and skills from Career Pathways in Health I through spending 12 hours within various healthcare disciplines in the clinical setting. Students will be introduced to basic human anatomy and physiology, tested on basic entry level skills for the healthcare professional, and will receive guest lectures from healthcare professionals in the various specialties. (AA, CSU)

NURS 2929 - Special Studies

Opportunity for students to do an independent study of a selected aspect of vocational nursing. (AA, CSU)

NURS 2949 - Work Experience

Occupational Work Experience is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the student's educational or occupational goal. One work experience credit can be awarded for 60 hours of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work. Students can earn a maximum of 16 semester units, .5-8units/semester. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA, CSU)

NURS 9062 - Certified Nurse Assistant

Prequisite: ENGL 0850 or qualification through assessment. Students must follow application process and meet all admission criteria.

This course offers the theory and clinical experience for students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the state certification examination for Certified Nurse Assistant. (NDA)

Contact Information

2001 Campus Drive
Yreka, CA 96097

Director of Nursing
Hallie Coppi, MSN, RN

Nursing Admin Office
(530) 938-5929
nursing@siskiyous.edu