GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

REGISTERED NURSING

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
Test scores or satisfactory completion of ENGL 120, 199 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
Completion of the 1st semester of the RN program, or previous completion of equivalent coursework. Corequisite: Enrollment in the 2nd semester of the RN program.  NS 202** Nursing Seminar II 1.5
Completion of the 2nd semester of the RN program, or previous completion of equivalent coursework; or selection for the CL LVN-RN program. Corequisite: Enrollment in the 3rd semester of the RN program. NS 203** Nursing Seminar III 1.5
Completion of the 3rd semester of the RN program, or previous completion of equivalent coursework. Corequisite: Enrollment in the 4th semester of the RN program.

NS 204**

Nursing Seminar IV 1
Selection for enrollment in the RN program NS 205 Essentials of Medication Administration .5
NS 205 NS 208 Pharmacology for Nursing   2.5
Selection for enrollment in the RN program; Corequisite: 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

NS 211

Medical-Surgical Nursing I 3.5
Completion of the first semester of the RN program, or previous completion of equivalent coursework. Concurrent enrollment in NS 202 highly recommended. NS 212 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4.5
Satisfactory completion of the 1st year of the RN program or previous completion of equivalent coursework NS 213 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 4.5
Satisfactory completion of the 3rd semester of the RN program 

NS 214

Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 6
Satisfactory completion of the 3rd semester of the RN program; Corequisite: NS 214 NS 215 Nursing Practice in Contemporary Settings 2.5
NS 212 or equivalent
NS 212 or equivalent
NS 216*** or
NS 220
Intermediate Clinical Experience
Nursing Student Work-Study
2 or
3
Satisfactory completion of the 1st semester of the RN program or previous completion of equivalent coursework; NS 202 (highly recommended) 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.

Registered Nursing (2012-13 catalog)