Nursing Education

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at WWCC is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission: 310 Israel Rd., Tumwater, WA 98501, phone (360) 236-4700. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly called the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC): 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, phone (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.org.

Degrees

  • Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree
    Graduates who complete the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Passing the NCLEX-RN exam and completion of this transfer degree provide the general education and nursing courses for direct transfer with only one additional year of study to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at four-year institutions in Washington state. While the agreements with baccalaureate institutions assure the transfer of credit, the admission to a particular university program is not assured. Each institution has separate admission criteria which can be based on grades and other considerations.

Courses

  • NURS 100 Fundamentals of Nursing
    Fundamental principles of nursing care are presented. Content areas related to nursing process, safety and infection control, health promotion and maintenance, basic care and comfort, pharmacological therapies, reduction of risk potential, and physiological adaptation are presented. Care specific to adult and geriatric patients is emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 110
  • NURS 101 Beginning Nursing Concepts I
    A continuation of the principles of nursing care introduced in NURS 100. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation for disease processes in selected body systems are presented. Care across the lifespan in acute care environments is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing Program; NURS 100 and 110. Co-Requisite: NURS 111.
  • NURS 102 Beginning Nursing Concepts II
    A continuation of the principles of nursing care introduced in NURS 101. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation to normal life processes or disease processes in selected body systems in presented. Care specific to the obstetrical patient and adults in the acute care environment is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 101 and 111. Co-requisite: NURS 112.
  • NURS 110 Fundamentals Practicum
    This course applies theory from NURS 100. The focus is on the management of care of older adults in the long-term care environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 100.
  • NURS 111 Practicum I
    This course applies theory from NURS 101. The focus is on the management of care for all age groups in the acute care environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 100 and 110. Co-requisite: NURS 101.
  • NURS 112 Practicum II
    This course applies theory from NURS 102. The focus is on the management of care for all age groups in the acute care environment and labor and delivery. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 101 and 111. Co-requisite: NURS 102.
  • NURS 140 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare I
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 140 and PHIL 140. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-Requisites: NURS 100 and NURS 110 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 142 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare II
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140. Students may not receive credit for both NURS 142 and PHIL 142. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program; NURS 140. Co-requisites: NURS 102 and NURS 112 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 150 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I and II
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. Students may not receive credit for both NURS 150 and PSYC 150. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-requisites: NURS 100 and NURS 110 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 151 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare III
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 151 and PSYC 151. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program; NURS 150. Co-requisite: NURS 101 and NURS 111 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 195 LPN Professional and Vocational Relationships
    This online course prepares the nursing student who has successfully completed through the fourth quarter of the WWCC Nursing Program (Fall quarter, second-year nursing) to be eligible to apply to become a licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Washington State. It addresses the laws and regulations that govern LPN nursing practice in Washington State and the standards for professional behavior of the LPN.
  • NURS 200 Advanced Nursing Concepts I
    A continuation of nursing principles introduced in NURS 102. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation is presented for patients with disease processes in select body systems. Care specific to both the acute care and community healthcare environments is emphasized. Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 210.
  • NURS 201 Advanced Nursing Concepts II
    A continuation of the nursing principles introduced in NURS 200. The focus is on providing care to clients with complex care needs related to obstetrical conditions and disease processes in selected body systems. Prerequisites: NURS 200 and 210. Co-requisite: NURS 211.
  • NURS 202 Advanced Nursing Concepts III
    A continuation of nursing principles introduced in NURS 201. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation for patients with disease processes in selected body systems is presented. Care specific to intensive and emergency care settings is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 212.
  • NURS 210 Practicum III
    This course applies theory from NURS 200. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 200.
  • NURS 211 Practicum IV
    This course applies theory from NURS 201. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 200 and 210. Co-requisite: NURS 201.

    This course is effective Winter 2017. For MCO prior to Winter 2017 click here.

  • NURS 212 Practicum V
    This course applies theory from NURS 202. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Each student completes a “Focused Practicum” experience with a nurse preceptor as a transition to practice as a registered nurse. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 202.

    This course is effective Spring 2017. For MCO prior to Spring 2017 click here.

  • NURS 240 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare III
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140 and NURS 142. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 240 and PHIL 240. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140 and NURS 142. Co-requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.
  • NURS 241 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare IV
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140, 142, and 240. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 241 and PHIL 241. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140, NURS 142, and NURS 240. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.
  • NURS 242 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare V
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140, 142, 240, and 241. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 242 and PHIL 242. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140, 142, 240, and 241. Co-Requisite: NURS 202 and NURS 212. Effective Spring 2017.
  • NURS 250 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare IV
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150 and NURS 151. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 250 and PSYC 250. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 150 and NURS 151. Co-Requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.
  • NURS 251 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare V
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150, 151 and 250. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 251 and PSYC 251. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 150, 151 and 250. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.
  • NURS 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not provided or covered in the standard nursing curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

Degrees

Degrees

  • Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP Degree
    Graduates who complete the Associate in Nursing DTA/MRP degree are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. Passing the NCLEX-RN exam and completion of this transfer degree provide the general education and nursing courses for direct transfer with only one additional year of study to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at four-year institutions in Washington state. While the agreements with baccalaureate institutions assure the transfer of credit, the admission to a particular university program is not assured. Each institution has separate admission criteria which can be based on grades and other considerations.

Courses

Courses

  • NURS 100 Fundamentals of Nursing
    Fundamental principles of nursing care are presented. Content areas related to nursing process, safety and infection control, health promotion and maintenance, basic care and comfort, pharmacological therapies, reduction of risk potential, and physiological adaptation are presented. Care specific to adult and geriatric patients is emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 110
  • NURS 101 Beginning Nursing Concepts I
    A continuation of the principles of nursing care introduced in NURS 100. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation for disease processes in selected body systems are presented. Care across the lifespan in acute care environments is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing Program; NURS 100 and 110. Co-Requisite: NURS 111.
  • NURS 102 Beginning Nursing Concepts II
    A continuation of the principles of nursing care introduced in NURS 101. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation to normal life processes or disease processes in selected body systems in presented. Care specific to the obstetrical patient and adults in the acute care environment is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 101 and 111. Co-requisite: NURS 112.
  • NURS 110 Fundamentals Practicum
    This course applies theory from NURS 100. The focus is on the management of care of older adults in the long-term care environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 100.
  • NURS 111 Practicum I
    This course applies theory from NURS 101. The focus is on the management of care for all age groups in the acute care environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 100 and 110. Co-requisite: NURS 101.
  • NURS 112 Practicum II
    This course applies theory from NURS 102. The focus is on the management of care for all age groups in the acute care environment and labor and delivery. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 101 and 111. Co-requisite: NURS 102.
  • NURS 140 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare I
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 140 and PHIL 140. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-Requisites: NURS 100 and NURS 110 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 142 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare II
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140. Students may not receive credit for both NURS 142 and PHIL 142. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program; NURS 140. Co-requisites: NURS 102 and NURS 112 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 150 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I and II
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. Students may not receive credit for both NURS 150 and PSYC 150. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-requisites: NURS 100 and NURS 110 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 151 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare III
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 151 and PSYC 151. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program; NURS 150. Co-requisite: NURS 101 and NURS 111 or instructor permission.
  • NURS 195 LPN Professional and Vocational Relationships
    This online course prepares the nursing student who has successfully completed through the fourth quarter of the WWCC Nursing Program (Fall quarter, second-year nursing) to be eligible to apply to become a licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Washington State. It addresses the laws and regulations that govern LPN nursing practice in Washington State and the standards for professional behavior of the LPN.
  • NURS 200 Advanced Nursing Concepts I
    A continuation of nursing principles introduced in NURS 102. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation is presented for patients with disease processes in select body systems. Care specific to both the acute care and community healthcare environments is emphasized. Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 210.
  • NURS 201 Advanced Nursing Concepts II
    A continuation of the nursing principles introduced in NURS 200. The focus is on providing care to clients with complex care needs related to obstetrical conditions and disease processes in selected body systems. Prerequisites: NURS 200 and 210. Co-requisite: NURS 211.
  • NURS 202 Advanced Nursing Concepts III
    A continuation of nursing principles introduced in NURS 201. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation for patients with disease processes in selected body systems is presented. Care specific to intensive and emergency care settings is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 212.
  • NURS 210 Practicum III
    This course applies theory from NURS 200. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 200.
  • NURS 211 Practicum IV
    This course applies theory from NURS 201. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 200 and 210. Co-requisite: NURS 201.

    This course is effective Winter 2017. For MCO prior to Winter 2017 click here.

  • NURS 212 Practicum V
    This course applies theory from NURS 202. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Each student completes a “Focused Practicum” experience with a nurse preceptor as a transition to practice as a registered nurse. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 202.

    This course is effective Spring 2017. For MCO prior to Spring 2017 click here.

  • NURS 240 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare III
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140 and NURS 142. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 240 and PHIL 240. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140 and NURS 142. Co-requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.
  • NURS 241 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare IV
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140, 142, and 240. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 241 and PHIL 241. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140, NURS 142, and NURS 240. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.
  • NURS 242 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare V
    Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140, 142, 240, and 241. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 242 and PHIL 242. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140, 142, 240, and 241. Co-Requisite: NURS 202 and NURS 212. Effective Spring 2017.
  • NURS 250 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare IV
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150 and NURS 151. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 250 and PSYC 250. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 150 and NURS 151. Co-Requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.
  • NURS 251 Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare V
    Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150, 151 and 250. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 251 and PSYC 251. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 150, 151 and 250. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.
  • NURS 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not provided or covered in the standard nursing curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.