Associate Degree Nursing
Course Descriptions - 4th Semester



REGN 45 - Health and Illness IV
REGN 45 is one of the final required courses for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Shasta College and one of six co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester. The course provides conceptual basis of nursing care for clients in high acuity medical surgical and critical care settings. The emphasis of this course is on complex medical surgical conditions and preparation for the successful completion of the licensing examination. The nursing process and critical thinking skills are emphasized.
 

REGN 45P - Professional Nursing Practicum IV
REGN 45P is a required course for the ADN program at Shasta College and one of six co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester of the ADN program. In this course, students expand previously learned clinical nursing concepts and skills to become increasingly independent. The clinical settings include the Simulation Hospital and the high acuity setting in the assigned acute care facility. Students will have the opportunity to independently practice in the role of the registered nurse in the Simulation Hospital and demonstrate critical thinking and advanced nursing skills as they care for clients in the acute care facility.


REGN 46 - Community and Mental Health
REGN 46 is one of the final required courses for the ADN program at Shasta College and one of six co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester of the program. The course provides the conceptual basis of nursing care for clients in mental health and community-based settings. The emphasis of this course is on 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. The nursing process and critical thinking skills are emphasized. Students use the nursing process and critical thinking to plan, implement, and evaluate mental health clients.


REGN 46P - Professional Nursing Practicum: Community and Mental Health
REGN 46P is a required course for the ADN program at Shasta College and one of six co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester. Building upon previous content, students expand previously leanred clinical nursing skills to become increasingly independent. Students have assigned clients in a variety of clinical settings. For example, clinical rotations may include rehabilitation, mental health, and community health settings. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and the nursing proces sin the clinical setting through the use of clinical papers, clinical conferences, group projects, and nursing care plans.


REGN 47 - Professional Nursing Leadership
REGN 47 is one of the final required courses for the ADN program at Shasta College and one of six co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester. The course provides the conceptual basis for management and leaderhsip in nursing. The emphasis of this course is on the concepts of nursing leadership, legal-ethical issues, delegation, supervision, quality improvement, current issues in nursing practice, and professional career development. The nursing process and critical thinking skills are emphasized.


REGN 47P - Professional Nursing Capstone
REGN 47P is a required course for the Associate Degree Nursing program at Shasta College and one of six co-requisite courses that comprise the fourth semester of the program. The preceptorship is the captsone clinical project. Emphasis is placed upon the integration of theory and the nursing process in the clinical setting through one-on-one mentoring with an assigned registered nurse preceptor. Students will perform previously learned nursing skills, and exercise critical thinking, delegation, and prioritization as they care for clients under the supervision of their preceptor.


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