Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.care to patients in the hospital, at home or in other settings who are suffering from chronic or acute physical or mental ill health.
The School of Nursing at Golden West College offers a program that leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing and qualifies the graduate to take the National Licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse.
Spring 2019 Admission:The filing period for Spring 2019 admission is now closed. Do not contact the Nursing office for inquiries regarding the status of your application as this will delay the screening process. We will be posting schedules as to when the notification letters will be mailed. You will need to check back at this webpage, early October, for those updates.
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Patient-centered care/safety/Quality Improvement.Provide safe, quality, patient-centered care for individuals and families across the health-illness continuum in a variety of settings to promote positive patient outcomes.
Evidence-based practice/nursing judgment. Utilize current knowledge from research and other credible sources to make nursing clinical judments and provide patient care within a family and community context.
Teamwork/collaboration and informatics/technology. Utilize information technology in collaboration with nursing and healthcare teams to facilitate communication and coordinate patient care.
Professional Identity. Demonstrate professional behavior and adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards.
English G100 English Composition 3 units
Communication G110 Public Speaking 3 units
Psychology G118 Life Span Development 3 units
Biology G220 Human Anatomy 4 units
Nursing G131 Professional Nursing Issues 1 1 unit
Nursing G130 Health and Illness 1 9 units
Nursing G140 Health and Illness 2 8 units
Sociology G100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Biology G225 Human Physiology 4 units
Nursing G240 Health and Illness 3 8 units
Nursing G241 Professional Nursing Issues 2 1 unit
Biology G210 General Microbiology 5 units
Nursing G270 Health and Illness 4 8 units
Nursing G271 Professional Nursing Issues 3 1 unit
To meet application requirements, the Biology courses are highly recommended to be completed prior to filing an application and are required to earn multi-criteria points. To meet GWC Nursing graduation requirements, students need to successfully complete: Math G160 Statistics (4 units), and English G110 Critical thinking (4 units). These two classes may be taken before you start the nursing program or during any semester of the nursing program. If you have a Bachelors degree or higher, you may not need to take these two classes. Total units for graduation:69 units
Beginning Arrhythmia and Electrocardiograms (EKG) Interpretation
This course focuses on providing the learner with a basic knowledge of the interpretation of cardiac dysrhythmia and 12 lead electrocardiograms. The material focuses on the essential information needed to interpret basic dysrhythmia, define causes and analyze appropriate treatments. Rhythm strips and electrocardiograms are presented for practice in gaining the necessary skills to interpret dysrhythmia, myocardial infarctions, and other abnormalities. Lecture. Letter grade only.
This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of nursing and to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for success in the educational setting and the clinical environment. Emphasis is on: nursing process, learning style, study skills, medical terminology, and the professional nursing role. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.
Prerequisites: Psychology G118, Communication Studies G110, and English G100Corequisites: Nursing G131
This course focuses on care of the healthy individual across the lifespan to meet physical and psychosocial health needs. Students will learn how to safely perform foundational clinical skills, including physical assessment and medication administration. The nursing process will be utilized as the framework for patient-centered nursing care. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the college laboratory and clinical experience in health care or community facilities are required. Permission required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.
(Formerly known as: Professional Nursing Issues 1)Corequisites: Nursing G130
This course introduces the students to the role of the professional nurse, therapeutic communication, healthcare delivery systems, and healthcare teams. The students will develop a beginning understanding of the nursing process and the QSEN competencies as the framework to clinical judgment. Lecture. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.
Prerequisites: Nursing G130, and Nursing G131, and Biology G220, or Biology G170
This course focuses on the nursing care for adults of all ages with common acute/chronic problems. Students will be introduced to Womens Health and Newborn Care. The nursing process will be utilized as a tool to direct nursing care. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (or community) facilities are required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.
Prerequisites: Nursing G140, Biology G225, Sociology G100,Advisories: Nursing G241
This course focuses on the collaborative care of patients with complex health problems across the life span in a variety of settings. Students will also provide family-centered care for pediatric patients experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Students will utilize best evidence as a basis for clinical judgment and the establishment of priorities. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (and community) facilities are required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.
Prerequisites: Nursing G140, Biology G225, Sociology G100, Nursing G240Corequisites: Nursing G240
This course introduces students to the quality improvement process and analyzes sources of evidence to determine best practices. Students gain the knowledge of collaborative environments in order to apply team work, delegation, and supervision skills in a variety of health care settings. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Lecture. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.
Prerequisites: Nursing G240 and Biology G210
This course focuses on the care of multi-system, critically ill patients as well as those with psychological health problems for adults of all ages in a variety of settings. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (and community) facilities are required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.
Prerequisites: Nursing G240, Nursing G241, Biology G210Corequisites: Nursing G270
This course introduces students to professional and ethical dilemmas that impact the delivery of care. Students will prepare for licensure and employment opportunities/searches, explore professional organizations in nursing, and transition into practice with an emphasis on lifelong learning. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Lecture. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.
California Board of Registered Nursing1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N217 Sacramento, CA 95834-1924 Phone: (916) 322-3350
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326
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Golden West College has co-enrollment programs available for current ADN Nursing students click on the schools featured below for general information.
B.A., Inner Mongolia Teachers University, China; B.S.N., USC; M.S.N., UCLA; FNP ( Family Nurse Practitioner), D.N.P.
A.D.N., Cerritos College; P.H.N., B.S.N., University of Phoenix; M.S.N., University of Phoenix
A.D.N., Golden West College, B.S.N. & M.S.N., California State University Dominguez Hills
Applied Science Degree in Nursing RN, Schoolcraft College BSN University of Michigan (Cum Laude) MSN Indiana University
A.D.N., Saddleback College; P.H.N., M.S.N., California State University at Dominguez Hills; B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D., University of São Paulo
B.S.N., California State University, Long Beach; M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach
F.N.P., M.N., M.BA., University of California, Irvine and University of Phoenix
A.D.N., Golden West College, B.S.N., Saint Josephs College, M.S.N., California State University Long Beach, WHNP-BC Certified
A.D.N., Golden West College; B.S.N., California State University Long Beach; M.S.N., California State University Long Beach; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate
A.D.N., Golden West College; B.S.N., California State University at Fullerton; M.S.N., University of Texas at Houston; Ed.D., University of Southern California
A.D.N. and R.N. Cerritos College, B.S.N. University of Phoenix, M.S.N. California State University, Long Beach
B.S.N., University of Southern California; M.S.N., P.N.P, University of California at Los Angeles
Graduates Success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate through May 2016 is 91.86%
Student attrition (academic year) 3%
Student retention (academic year) 97%
Students completion of the nursing program 88%
Graduates obtaining a job in nursing 77%
(1) Per CA BRN NCLEX Pass Rates 2015 2016 (2) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2016 Spring 2017) (3) Per ACEN reporting Guidelines (Fall 2015 Spring 2016) (4) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2015 Spring 2016)
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