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NRS104LC Nursing Process I Clinical Lab Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the Clinical Lab portion of NRS 104.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 104, NRS 104LS, NRS 108, NRS 155
Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing; PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS104LS Nursing Process I Skills Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Skills Lab portion of NRS 104.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 104, NRS 104LC, NRS 108, NRS 155
Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing; PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS104 Nursing Process I Credit Hours: 4.00
NRS 104 introduces the student to the application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client. This course introduces the student to behaviors that serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including a safe practitioner, an effective communicator, a manager and teacher, a culturally competent/caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. The student applies nursing theory in the college laboratory and the clinical setting while caring for adults and older adults in long term care and community environments.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 104LC, NRS 104LS, NRS 108, NRS 155
Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing; PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
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NRS105LC Nursing Process II Clinical Lab Credit Hours: 4.00
This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 105.
Prerequisite(s): HCA 100, NRS 104, 104LC, 104LS, 108, 155, and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites: NRS 105, NRS 105LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS105LS Nursing Process II Skills Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Skills Lab portion of NRS 105.
Prerequisite(s): HCA 100, NRS 104, 104LC, 104LS, 108, 155, and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites: NRS 105, NRS 105LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS105 Nursing Process II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of NRS 104. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Also includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and the clinical setting in acute care environments.
Prerequisite(s): HCA 100, NRS 104, 104LC, 104LS, 108, 155, and WRT 102.
Course Corequisites: NRS 105LC, NRS 105LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS106B Practical Nursing Med/Surg B Credit Hours: 4.50
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS108 Drug Calculations Credit Hours: 1.00
Computation of medication dosage. Includes basic mathematics review, systems of measurement and conversion within those systems, interpretation of drug labels, methods of medication calculation, calculations related to route of administration, and calculations related to specialty clinical areas.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 104, NRS 104LC, NRS 104LS, NRS 155
Information: Acceptance into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option through the selective admissions process including the required preparatory and prerequisites to apply to the program. Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. Students must receive a grade of A on this course.
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NRS110LC Introduction to Practical Nursing Clinical Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 110. Introduces the student to the application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client. Includes introduction to behaviors that serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including being a safe practitioner, an effective communicator, a manager and teacher, a culturally competent/caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Applies nursing theory in clinical settings while caring for adults and older adults in long term care and community environments.
Prerequisite(s): HRP 102, HRP 104, NRA 101.
Course Corequisites: NRS 110, NRS 110LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS110LS Introduction to Practical Nursing Skills Lab Credit Hours: 0.50
Clinical skills lab portion of NRS 110. Introduces the student to the application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client. Includes introduction to behaviors that serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including being a safe practitioner, an effective communicator, a manager and teacher, a culturally competent/caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. The student applies nursing theory in the college laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): HRP 102, HRP 104, NRA 101.
Course Corequisites: NRS 110, NRS 110LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS110 Introduction to Practical Nursing Credit Hours: 4.50
Introduces the student to the application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client. Includes introduction to behaviors that serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including being a safe practitioner, an effective communicator, a manager and teacher, a culturally competent/caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse.
Prerequisite(s): HRP 102, HRP 104, NRA 101.
Course Corequisites: NRS 110LC, NRS 110LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Practical Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS115LC Practical Nursing Med/Surg Clinical Credit Hours: 1.50
This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 115. Includes application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment, and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Also includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and the clinical setting in acute care environments.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 110.
Course Corequisites: NRS 115, NRS 115LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS115LS Practical Nursing Med/Surg Skills Lab Credit Hours: 0.50
This is the skills lab portion of NRS 115. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Includes expansion of skills that are the basis of effective nursing practice. Also includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 110.
Course Corequisites: NRS 115, NRS 115LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS115 Practical Nursing Med/Surg I Credit Hours: 4.50
Includes application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment, and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health health alterations.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 110
Course Corequisites: NRS 115LC, NRS 115LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS116LC Practical Nursing Med/Surg II Clinical Lab Credit Hours: 1.50
This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 116. Reinforces application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client for the practical nurse. Also includes additional application of the college laboratory and the clinical setting in acute care environments.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 115
Course Corequisites: NRS 116, NRS 116LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS116LS Practical Nursing Med/Surg II Skills Lab Credit Hours: 0.50
This is the skills lab portion of NRS 116. Reinforces application of the nursing process and to the concepts of of client, health, environment, and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client for the practical nurse. Also includes additional application of the college laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 115
Course Corequisites: NRS 116, NRS 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS116 Practical Nursing Med/Surg II Credit Hours: 4.50
A continuation of NRS 115. Reinforces application of the nursing process and to the concepts of client, health, and nurse, with emphasis on caring for the adult and older adult client for the practical nurse.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 115
Course Corequisites: NRS 116LC, NRS 116LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing Program and obtain consent of the Department of Nursing before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS117LC Practical Nursing OB/Pediatrics Clinical Lab Credit Hours: 1.50
Clinical lab portion of NRS 117. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult, family and child and clients with mental health disorders. Also includes additional clinical application of selected nursing skills and knowledge of the developing family and child and clients with mental health disorders.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 116
Course Corequisites: NRS 117, NRS 117LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS117LS Practical Nursing OB/Pediatrics Skills Lab Credit Hours: 0.50
This is the skills lab portion of NRS 117. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment, and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients, family and child and clients with mental disorders. Also includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 116
Course Corequisites: NRS 117, NRS 117LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS117 Practical Nursing OB/Pediatrics Credit Hours: 4.50
Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment, and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients, family and child, and clients with mental health disorders. Also includes additional clinical application of selected nursing skills and knowledge of the developing family and child and clients with mental health disorders.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 116
Course Corequisites: NRS 117LC, NRS 117LS
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS119LC Practical Nursing Preceptorship Clinical Lab Credit Hours: 1.50
Application and synthesis of the nursing process with expansion of the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse. Continues to develop performance behaviors that will serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, culturally competent and caring health care provider, and professional and ethical practitioner. Also includes the application of nursing theory in the clinical setting while caring for adults with complex health conditions.
Prerequisite(s): NRA 117
Course Corequisites: NRS 119
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS119 Practical Nursing Preceptorship Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of NRS117. Direct clinical application of the nursing process and expansion of the concepts of nurse, health, client, and environment in the adult care setting, family and child care setting, or care of clients with mental health disorders. Includes content related to the the roles of safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager/teacher and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues related to the provision of nursing care.
Prerequisite(s): NRS 117
Course Corequisites: NRS 119LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS155 Introduction to Pharmacology Credit Hours: 3.00
Application of the nursing process to safe administration of drugs within major pharmacological classifications. Includes mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, routes of administration, contraindications, adverse drug effects, drug interactions, and relevant client teaching. Also includes basic pharmacologic principles and lifespan considerations.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 104, NRS 104LC, NRS 104LS, NRS 108
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS188LC LPN Transition to Associate Degree Nursing Clinical Lab Credit Hours: 4.00
This is the Clinical Lab portion of NRS 188. This course is developed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) seeking to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option program. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and this clinical setting in acute care environments.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 188, NRS 188LS
Information: In order to enroll in this course, the student must hold a current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Arizona and have completed 576 hours in direct patient care in the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must also meet all selective admission criteria for the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) pathway before enrolling in this course. See website for details.
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NRS188LS Transition to Associate Degree Nursing Skills Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Skills Lab portion of NRS 188. This course is developed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) seeking to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option program. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and this clinical setting in acute care environments.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 188, NRS 188LC
Information: In order to enroll in this course, the student must hold a current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Arizona and have completed 576 hours in direct patient care in the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must also meet all selective admission criteria for the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) pathway before enrolling in this course. See website for details.
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NRS188 Transition to Associate Degree Nursing Credit Hours: 4.00
This course is developed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) seeking to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option program. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and this clinical setting in acute care environments.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: HCA 100, NRS 188LC, NRS 188LS
Information: In order to enroll in this course, the student must hold a current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Arizona and have completed 576 hours in direct patient care in the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must also meet all selective admission criteria for the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) pathway before enrolling in this course. See website for details.
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NRS196 Independent Study in Nursing Credit Hours: 1-9.00
Content to be determined by conference between student and instructor.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
NRS201LC Nursing Process III Clinical Lab Credit Hours: 4.00
This is the clinical lab portion of NRS 201.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 127IN or FSN 127IN or FSN 154, NRS 105, 105LC, 105LS, (or NRS 188/188LC/188LS), and PSY 101.
Course Corequisites: NRS 201
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS201 Nursing Process III Credit Hours: 5.00
Continuation of NRS 105 or NRS 188. Application of the nursing process and expansion of the concepts of nurse, health, client, and environment, with an emphasis on the family and child and clients with mental health disorders. Includes content related to the roles of safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager/teacher and culturally competent/caring healthcare provider. Also includes professional and ethical issues related to provision of nursing care. Also includes additional clinical application of selected nursing skills and knowledge of the developing family and child and clients with mental health disorders.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 127IN or FSN 127IN or FSN 154, NRS 105, 105LC, 105 LS (or NRS 188/188LC/188LS), and PSY 101.
Course Corequisites: NRS 201LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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NRS202CA Nursing Process IV Clinical Lab - A Credit Hours: 3.50
This is the Clinical Lab Part A portion of NRS 202.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN, NRS 201, 201LC, and PSY 240 or, ECE 107.
Course Corequisites: NRS 202, NRS 202CB
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. This course serves as the capstone for the nursing program.
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NRS202CB Nursing Process IV Clinical Lab - B Credit Hours: 2.50
This is the Clinical Lab Part B portion of NRS 202.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN, NRS 201, 201LC, and PSY 240 or ECE 107.
Course Corequisites: NRS 202, NRS 202CA
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. This course serves as the capstone for the nursing program.
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NRS202 Nursing Process IV Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of NRS 201. Application and synthesis of the nursing process with expansion of the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse. Continues to develop performance behaviors that will serve as the basis of effective nursing practice including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, culturally competent and caring health care provider, and professional and ethical practitioner. Also includes the application of nursing theory in the clinical setting while caring for adults with complex health alterations.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN, NRS 201, 201LC, and PSY 240 or ECE 107.
Course Corequisites: NRS 202CA, NRS 202CB
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course. This course serves as the capstone for the nursing program.
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NRS203 Trends and Issues in Nursing Credit Hours: 1.00
Exploration of the role of the nurse as a safe practitioner with legal and ethical responsibilities. Includes current issues and trends in nursing and health care delivery and the role of the nurse as a member of the profession.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN, NRS 201, 201LC, and PSY 240 or ECE 107.
Course Corequisites: NRS 202, NRS 202CA, NRS 202CB
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.
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Schedule of Classes