• Nursing

    The Nursing Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year.

    2015-16 Nursing Program application.

    Pre-Nursing Advising Session dates:

    Day Date Time Harmony Campus Room
    Friday  October 31, 2014   1:00-3:00pm  H230
    Thursday      November 13, 2014      Noon-2:00pm      H310 
    Tuesday  December 2, 2014   1:00-3:00pm    H230

    The Nursing program at Clackamas Community College is a full partner in the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE). The curriculum in OCNE nursing programs is a competency-based curriculum developed in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and other community colleges around the state. This curriculum, which has been approved by the Oregon State Board of Education as well as the Oregon State Board of Nursing, can ultimately culminate in a Baccalaureate of Science Degree with a focus in Nursing on the community college campus offered by OHSU.

    Admission into the nursing program is by special application only. Acceptance to the nursing program allows for co-enrollment to Clackamas Community College and Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing.

    The Nursing Assistant course, while not required to enter the Nursing program, provides a strong foundation regarding the delivery of care to clients in various settings.

    Learn more about our Nursing Degree


  • Nursing (NRS)

    NRS-110: Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion

    [ Fall Term | 5 - credits ]

    This course introduces the learner to the framework of the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education (OCNE) curriculum. The emphasis is on health promotion across the life span including learning about self-health and client health practices. To support self and client health practices, students learn to access research evidence about health lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease/illness, apply growth and development theory, interview clients in a culturally sensitive manner, work as members of a multidisciplinary team giving and receiving feedback about performance, and use reflective thinking about their practice as nursing students. Populations studied in the course include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisite: Admission into the CCC Nursing Program. Corequisite: NRS-110C.

    NRS-110C: Foundations of Nursing - Health Promotion Clinic

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    This course introduces the learner to the framework of the OCNE curriculum. The emphasis on health promotion across the life span includes learning about self-health as well as client health practices. To support self and client health practices, students learn to access research evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease/illness, apply growth and development theory, interview clients in a culturally sensitive manner, work as members of a multidisciplinary team giving and receiving feedback about performance, and use reflective thinking about their practice as nursing students. Populations studied in the course include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Include classroom and clinical learning experiences. Corequisite: NRS-110.

    NRS-111: Foundations of Nursing-Chronic Illness I

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course introduces assessment and common interventions (including technical procedures) for clients with chronic illnesses common across the life span in major ethnic groups within Oregon. The client's and family's "lived experience" of the condition is explored. Clinical practice guidelines and research evidence are used to guide clinical judgments in care of individuals with chronic conditions. Multidisciplinary team roles and responsibilities are considered in the context of delivering safe, high quality health care to individuals with chronic conditions (includes practical and legal aspects of delegation). Cultural, ethical, legal and health care delivery issues are explored through case scenarios and clinical practice. Case exemplars include children with asthma, adolescents with a mood disorder, adults with type 2 diabetes, and older adults with dementia. The course includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisites: NRS-110. Corequisites: NRS-230, NRS-232, NRS-111C.

    NRS-111C: Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I Clinical

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course introduces assessment and common interventions (including technical procedures) for clients with chronic illnesses common across the life span in major ethnic groups within Oregon. The client's and family's "lived experience" of the condition is explored. Clinical practice guidelines and research evidence are used to guide clinical judgments in care of individuals with chronic conditions. Multidisciplinary team roles and responsibilities are considered in the context of delivering safe, high quality health care to individuals with chronic conditions (includes practical and legal aspects of delegation). Cultural, ethical, legal and health care delivery issues are explored through case scenarios and clinical practice. Case exemplars include children with asthma, adolescents with a mood disorder, adults with type 2 diabetes, and older adults with dementia. The course includes classroom and clinical learning experiences with simulation experience as part of total clinical hours. Prerequisites: NRS-110. Corequisites: NRS-230, NRS-232, NRS-111.

    NRS-112: Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I

    [ Spring Term | 2 - credits ]

    This course introduces the learner to assessment and common interventions (including relevant technical procedures) for care of patients across the lifespan that requires acute care, including natural childbirth. Disease/illness trajectories and their translation into clinical practice guidelines and/or standard procedures are considered in relation to their impact on providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisite: NRS-111, NRS-111C. Corequisites: NRS-112C, NRS-231 and NRS-233.

    NRS-112C: Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I Clinical

    [ Spring Term | 4 - credits ]

    Clinical application of NRS-112 content. Restricted: Admitted CCC Nursing students only.

    NRS-221: Chronic Illness II and End of Life

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course builds on NRS-111 and expands the student's knowledge related to family care giving, symptom management and end-of-life concepts. These concepts are a major focus and basis for nursing interventions with patients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Complex skills associated with the assessment and management of concurrent illnesses and conditions are developed within the context of client and family preferences and needs. Skills related to enhancing communication and collaboration as a member of an interdisciplinary team are further explored. Exemplars include patients with chronic mental illness and addictions as well as other chronic conditions and disabilities affecting functional status and family relationships. The course includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisite: NRS-222, NRS-222C, NRS-232,NRS-233. Corequisites: NRS-221C.

    NRS-221C: Nursing in Chronic Illness II and End of Life Clinical

    [ Winter Term | 6 - credits ]

    This course builds on NRS-111 and expands the student's knowledge related to family care giving, symptom management and end of life concepts. These concepts are a major focus and basis for nursing interventions with patients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Complex skills associated with the assessment and management of concurrent illnesses and conditions are developed within the context of patient and and family preferences and needs. Skills related to enhancing communication and collaboration as a member of an interdisciplinary team are further explored. Exemplars include patients with chronic mental illness and addictions as well as other chronic conditions and disabilities affecting functional status and family relationships. The course includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisites: NRS-222, NRS-231, NRS-233. Corequisite: NRS-221.

    NRS-222: Nursing in Acute Care II & End of Life

    [ Fall Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course builds on NRS-112 and focuses on more complex and /or unstable patient care conditions, some of which may result in death. These patient care conditions require strong noticing and rapid decision-making skills. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments, and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Life span and developmental factors, cultural variables, and legal aspects of care frame the ethical decision-making employed in patient choices for treatment or palliative care within the acute care setting. Case scenarios incorporate prioritizing care needs, delegation and supervision, and family and patient teaching for either discharge planning or end-of-life care. Exemplars include acute conditions affecting multiple body systems. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisites: NRS-112, NRS-231, NRS-233. Corequisite: NRS-222C.

    NRS-222C: Nursing in Acute Care II and End of Life Clinical

    [ Fall Term | 6 - credits ]

    This course builds on NRS-112, and focuses on more complex and/or unstable patient care conditions, some of which may result in death. These patient care conditions require strong noticing and rapid decision making skills. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments, and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Life span and developmental factors, cultural variable, and legal aspects of care frame the ethical decision-making employed in patient choices for treatment or palliative care within the acute care setting. Case scenarios incorporate prioritizing care needs, delegation and supervision, and family and patient teaching for either discharge planning or end-of-life care. Exemplars include acute conditions affecting multiple body systems. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisites: NRS-112, NRS-231, NRS-233. Corequisite: NRS-222.

    NRS-224: Integrative Practicum

    [ Spring Term | 2 - credits ]

    This course is designed to formalize the clinical judgments, knowledge and skills necessary in safe, registered nurse practice. Faculty/Clinical Teaching Associate/Student Triad Model provides a context that allows the student to experience the nursing work world in a selected setting, balancing demands of the job and lifelong learner. Analysis and reflection throughout the clinical experience provide the student with evaluative criteria against which they can judge their own performance and develop a practice framework. Includes seminar, self-directed study and clinical experience. Prerequisites: NRS-221. Corequisite: NRS-224C.

    NRS-224C: Integrative Practicum Clinical

    [ Spring Term | 7 - credits ]

    This course is designed to formalize the clinical judgments, knowledge and skills necessary in safe, registered nurse practice. Faculty/Clinical Teaching Associate/Student Triad Model provides a context that allows the to experience the nursing work world in a selected setting, balancing demands of job and lifelong learner. Analysis and reflection throughout the clinical experience provide the student with evaluative criteria against which they can judge their own performance and develop a practice framework. Includes seminar, self-directed study and clinical experience. Prerequisite: NRS-221. Corequisite; NRS-224.

    NRS-230: Clinical Pharmacology I

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course introduces the theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective care related to drugs and natural products to persons throughout the lifespan. It includes the foundational concepts of principles of pharmacology, nonopioid analgesics, and antibiotics, as well as additional classes of drugs. Students will learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of information, understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, developmental physiologic considerations, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products, intervening to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative side effects, and communicating appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy. Drugs are studied by therapeutic or pharmacological class using an organized framework. Prerequisites: BI-230, BI-231, BI-232, BI-233, BI-234, NRS-110, NRS-110C. Corequisites: NRS-111, NRS-111C, NRS-232.

    NRS-231: Clinical Pharmacology II

    [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ]

    This sequel to NRS-230, Clinical Pharmacology I, continues to provide the theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective care related to drugs and natural products to persons throughout the lifespan. Students will learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of information, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drug and natural products, intervening to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects, and communicating appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy. The course addresses additional classes of drugs and related natural products not contained NRS-230, Clinical Pharmacology I. Prerequisites: NRS-111, NRS-111C, NRS-230, BI-231, BI-232, BI-233, BI-234. Corequisites: NRS-112, NRS-112C, NRS-232.

    NRS-232: Pathophysiological Processes I

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course introduces pathophysiological processes that contribute to many different disease states across the lifespan and human responses to those processes. It includes the foundational concepts of cellular adaption, injury, and death; inflammation and tissue healing; fluid and electrolyte imbalances; and physiologic response to stressors, as well as additional pathophysiological processes. Students will learn to make selective clinical decisions In the context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of pathophysiology information, selecting and interpreting focused nursing assessments based on knowledge of pathophysiological processes, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding pathophysiological processes, and communicating with other health professionals regarding pathophysiological processes. Prerequisites: NRS-110, NRS-110C, BI-231, BI-232, BI-233, BI-234. Corequisites: NRS-111, NRS-111C.

    NRS-233: Pathophysiological Processes II

    [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ]

    This sequel to NRS-232, Pathophysiologicial Processes I, continues to explore additional pathophysiological processes that contribute to disease states across the lifespan and human responses to those processes. Students will learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of pathophysiological information, selecting and interpreting focused nursing assessments based on knowledge of pathophysiological processes, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding pathophysiological processes, and communicating with other health professionals regarding pathophysiological processes. This course addresses additional pathophysiological processes not contained in NRS-232, Pathophysiological Processes I. Prerequisite: NRS-232. Corequisites: NRS-112, NRS-112C, NRS-231.


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