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Nursing, Registered

Allied Health Division

REGN-10 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE
9 units: 4 hours lecture, 15 hours lab.
Limitations on enrollment: Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in ANAT-25, BIOL-20, CHEM-02A, PHYO-01; enrollment in the REGN program. Two-way corequisite: REGN-13A. Advisory: REGN-50.
This course presents basic concepts that provide the foundation upon which homeostasis is maintained in adults and/or children. Common threads integrated throughout the program are initiated: nursing process, nutrition, pharmacology, developmental levels, cultural diversity, communication, and professional role. Concurrent practice in the college laboratory and community agencies is required. (4/00)

REGN-11 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS I
9 units: 4 hours lecture, 15 hours lab.
Prerequisites: REGN-10, REGN-13A. Two-way corequisite: REGN-13B. One-way corequisite: CLDV-09.
This course enlarges upon the concepts presented in REGN-10, introducing principles of care to maintain and restore normal homeostatic mechanisms in patients of all ages; study of the family unit throughout the life cycle is included, with emphasis on preventive care. Concurrent practice in the college laboratory and clinical experience in community facilities is required. (4/00)

REGN-13A NURSING SKILLS SIMULATION I
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the REGN Program. Two-way corequisite: REGN-10.
This course involves lecture/demonstration and return demonstration of nursing skills related to first-year nursing courses. The course presents introductory concepts of pharmacology and drug administration. (4/00)

REGN-13B NURSING SKILLS SIMULATION II
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisites: REGN-10, REGN-13A.
Two-way corequisite: REGN-11. One-way corequisite:CLDV-09.
This course includes lecture/demonstration and return demonstration of nursing skills related to first-year nursing courses. The course presents introductory concepts of pharmacology and drug administration, with emphasis on skills and knowledge applications. (4/00)

REGN-19 TRANSITION LVN TO RN
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: California VN license.
Advisories: ANAT-25, BIOL-20, CHEM-02A, ENGL-01A,
CLDV-09, PHYO-01.
The series of lectures and discussions will provide concepts and principles necessary to facilitate transition of the LVN to the changing role of the registered nurse. Emphasis will be placed upon the registered nurse as a decision-making member of the health team, and of responsibilities to be assumed by such a practitioner. (4/00)

REGN-20 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS II
9 units: 4 hours lecture, 15 hours lab.
Limitations on enrollment: Enrollment in the REGN program. Prerequisites: REGN-11 and REGN-13B OR California VN license, CLDV-09, and REGN-19.
Two-way corequisite: REGN-24A. Advisory: REGN-50.
This course enlarges upon the concepts presented in REGN-10 and REGN-11 by introducing principles of care to maintain and/or restore homeostatic mechanisms in acute health problems. Prototype disease processes associated with each concept are studied in relation to preventive and restorative nursing care. Concurrent practice in the college laboratory and clinical experience in community facilities is required. (4/00)

REGN-21 PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND RESPONSIBILITIES I
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the REGN program. Advisories: REGN-11 and REGN-13B OR California VN license; concurrent enrollment in REGN-20.
The course introduces the student to the professional role of the registered nurse: its status, its responsibilities, and inherent problems as influenced by historical and social change. The focus is on the individual nurse and on the profession as a whole. (4/00)

REGN-22 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS III
9 units: 4 hours lecture, 15 hours lab.
Prerequisites: REGN-20, REGN-24A. Two-way corequisite: REGN-24B.
This course presents advanced concepts and skills in caring for the client with critical or multiple health problems. It emphasizes rehabilitation and adaptation to a compromised and/or declining health status. Concurrent practice in the college laboratory and clinical experience in community facilities is required. (4/00)

REGN-23 PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND RESPONSIBILITIES II
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the REGN program. Prerequisite: REGN-21. Advisories: REGN-20, REGN-24A;
concurrent enrollment in REGN-22.
This course is an introduction to leadership and management principles applied to the health care field. Discussions will include leadership and management theories, organizational structure, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict management, effective communication, change process, planning process, motivational theories, and performance appraisal. (4/00)

REGN-24A NURSING CONCEPTS SIMULATION I
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the REGN program. Two-way corequisite: REGN-20.
This course presents lecture and demonstration of higher-level nursing concepts related to second-year nursing courses. The second-year student will assume the facilitator role with other nursing students in skill check-offs. (4/00)

REGN-24B NURSING CONCEPTS SIMULATION II
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisites: REGN-20, REGN-24A. Two-way corequisite: REGN-22.
This course presents lecture and demonstration of higher-level nursing concepts related to second-year nursing courses. The second-year student will assume the facilitator role with other nursing students in skill check-offs. (4/00)

REGN-50 NURSING CAREER SEMINAR
1/3 unit: 6 total hours lecture.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course introduces students to the various roles and responsibilities of nursing practitioners, including knowledge of educational levels as well as behaviors and skills. Merced College nursing programs are described, including admission requirements and procedures. This course may be repeated once. Credit/No Credit only. (4/00)


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