Associate Degree Nursing
Course Descriptions - 4th Semester



REGN 33 - Theoretical Concepts of Mental Health, Community-Based Nursing & Medical-Surgical Nursing III
REGN 33 is one of the final required courses for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Shasta College and one of two co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester of the ADN program. The course provides the conceptual basis of nursing care for patients in high acuity medical-surgical, mental health and community-based settings. The emphasis of this course is on complex medical-surgical conditions, fundamentals of mental health, community health nursing, fundamental concepts of nursing leadership, legal-ethical issues, current trends in practice, preparation for and successful completion of the licensing examination, and professional career development. The nursing process and critical thinking skills are emphasized. STudents use the nursing process and critical thinknig to plan, implement, and evaluate the actue and rehabilitative care of complex medical-surgical and mental health patients. In addition to on-campus meetings, a portion of the course communication and activities will take place via the internet. Students will need access to a computer with internet access.
 

REGN 34 - Clinical Concepts of Mental Health, Community-Based Nursing & Medical-Surgical Nursing III
REGN 34 is a required course for the ADN program at Shasta College and one of two co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester of the ADN program. Building upon the content of the third semester of the program, students expand previously learned clinical nursing skills to become increasingly independent. Students have assigned patients in a variety of clinical settings. For example, clinical rotations may include acute care, critical care, rehabilitation, mental health and community health. Each student will spend 120 hours in a preceptorship during the semester. The preceptorship is the capstone clinical project of the semester. Emphais is placed on the integration of theory and the nursing process in the clinical setting through the use of clinical papers, clinical conferences, group projects, and nursign care plans. IN addition to on-campus meetings and clinical rotations, a portion of the course communication and activities will take place via the Internet. Students will need access to a computer with Internet access.


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