Nursing (NRS)

NRS 100
Introduction to Vocational Nursing
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass

Strongly recommended: MATH 029; ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Fundamental skills needed for health related occupations. Includes medical terminology, medical math, the application of computers to health care, techniques and learning tools to evaluate scientific readings, field study and exposure to health career opportunities. Offered for Pass/No Pass grading only.


NRS 101
Nurse Assistant
5 Units (AA/AS)

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Provision of basic nursing care to residents in a long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of this course, students become eligible to sit for the nurse assistant competency exam for certification. 54 lecture theory hours, 108 lab clinical hours.


NRS 102
Home Health Aide
1 Unit (AA/AS)
20 lecture hours, 20 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Proof of original, current, active CNA certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health and Services, and Health Sciences Department approval.

Prepares an active Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to provide safe and appropriate health care services to clients in a home or assisted living environment.