El Camino College


Nursing 150

Nursing 150

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  N150 lecture outlines are available on the N150 web page.  Please print out the outlines prior to class.

Class Information:

Nursing 150 
Lecture:   LCM Hospital    Monday evenings (Time TBA), Wednesday 5:00 - 9:15pm
Lecture:   Crenshaw  Mon/Thursday 7:30 am
Lecture: Compton - Monday/Thursday - Time TBA

Nursing 150 Fulltime Faculty:
Teresa Martinez, RN, MSN
Deborah Heming, RN, MSN
Laura Shainian, RN, MSN
Staff - TBA

Course Policies:


Learning is a process shared by both students and faculty.  Together we collaborate to create optimal learning experiences and an environment to enhance the students potential for success.  In order to achieve this goal, the faculty will:

1.         Be prepared for class

2.         Have objectives for each class meeting

3.         Design learning experiences to complement course objectives

4.         State all policies and procedures in the course syllabus

5.         Be available to discuss student concerns during office hours or by appointment



Students are expected to contribute to the learning experience by:

1.         Coming to class prepared which means all learning activities and objectives completed before class.

2.         Participating in the learning experience during class discussions.

3.         Utilizing correct channels of communication. When you are unsure, check it out with the course instructor so there are no misunderstandings.

4.         Being responsible to have reviewed all material presented in class including content, audiovisual materials, assignments and announcements.

5.         Following the El Camino College policy for attendance.

6.         Having and using a copy of the current syllabus.



Please turn off cellular telephones, pagers, watch alarms, and other sound-producing electronic devices before class begins.

Eating and drinking is not permitted in the classroom.

Permission to tape record a lecture is required from each instructor.



Messages from students to instructors of Nursing 150 faculty may be placed in the message box outside the instructor’s office, TA 101.  Office hours will be announced the first day of class.



Regular attendance is expected of every student.  The student who has been absent due to illness or medical appointment must explain the absence directly to the instructor. Write a note & put in message box, leave a voice mail, or communicate in person during regular office hours. The student who has been absent due to communicable disease or quarantine must report directly to the HEALTH CENTER for clearance before returning to class.       



Tardiness means arriving later than the designated class beginning time regardless of the reason. Please allow yourself ample time to get to class in a relaxed and calm manner.



Tests are designed for a specific amount of testing time. Additional testing time will not be granted on the basis of tardiness. Once seated for a test a student will not be excused from the room until the test is turned in.

Should a student be absent for a scheduled test or quiz, they will be considered "no show" unless they present a doctor's note verifying illness. Student should discuss family or personal emergency directly with the instructor. A make up exam may be given at the discretion of the instructor.

Bring the required number of blank Par Score test forms to your next class meeting. The forms may be purchased at the bookstore. Your forms will be redistributed to you on the days of your test. To fill out the student information, use your seven-digit student ID code, not a social security number. Enter your seven digit number and leave the last three spaces blank. Example:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 _ _ _



Successful completion of N150 requires a minimum 75% average in theory and a satisfactory in skills/clinical laboratory.

Test scores and course grades are truncated, not rounded off, per nursing department policy. For example, if you receive an 80.5% or an 80.9% on a test this is equivalent to an 80%.

Students who receive a “D” grade or below on a theory exam are advised to consult with the theory instructor regarding the content not understood. The student is to see the instructor within two weeks after the exam grades are posted. Make an appointment to see the instructor during regularly scheduled office hours.



A passing score is 750 points out of 1000, defined in nursing as a C-.


Five tests - 10% each = 100 points per test, total 500 points

Pain Assessment Homework - 1% = 10 points

Medication Error Analysis  -  3% = 30 points

Geriatric Nutritional Assessment  -  6% = 60 points

Final Comprehensive Exam  -  40% = 400 points


Completion of skills performance check-offs with 100% accuracy.

Tests in abbreviations and medical terminology passed with minimum of 75%.

2 Dosage Calculation Tests in Math passed with a minimum of 90%.

(Note: The first test is prior to administering medications in the clinical setting. If this test is not passed the student is required to take Nursing 48 and pass with a “C” or better before proceeding to the second semester.

The second test is a prerequisite to advance to second semester.

One retake is allowed for each math test.)




Completion of Chart Master CAI - see syllabus for details.

Completion of Vital Signs CD CAI program with printouts on all sections to be turned into instructor on date required.

Completion of Mastering Medication Administration I and II CAI program with printouts on all sections to be turned into instructor on date required.

Current CPR card (Xerox a copy to turn in to the nursing office; you keep the original.)

Completed physical exam form (Xerox a copy for you to keep, and turn in the original to the nursing office)

Signed Handbook form



Cheating violates section i.b of the El Camino College’s board policy 5138 standards of student conduct. “Dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college.”  Dishonesty will not be tolerated. When there is evidence of cheating or plagiarism in classroom work, students may receive an “F” for that piece of work or may be suspended from all classes for that term and the following term if deemed appropriate.

Examples of cheating or plagiarism include:

Representing the words, ideas or work of another as one’s own in any academic exercise, including the work of commercial term paper companies.

Copying or allowing another student to copy from one’s paper or answer sheet during an examination.

Allowing another individual to assume one’s identity for the purpose of enhancing one’s grade in any one of the following: testing, field trips or attendance.



Now it’s easier than ever to get connected to EL Camino College. Just go to www.elcamino.edu  and click on My ECC. Establish your El Camino e mail. This is the only e mail address that you can use to communicate with your instructor. Here are other uses of the website:

            Apply and register

                Add and Drop classes

                Get your free copy of the class schedule

                Search for classes

                Make payments or view accounts

                Check grades

                Locate faculty

                Access library services

                Print unofficial transcripts



It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for childcare needs. There is a childcare center here on campus.  Children may not be brought to class, skills laboratory, or left unattended on campus.  The campus police may take custody of unattended children and charge the parents with possible abandonment or negligence.

Both Little Company of Mary Hospital and Torrance Memorial Hospital offer a child care program for children when they are ill. Contact these facilities for more information about their child care programs.

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            The knowledge and skills necessary to study nursing and nursing’s effect on the individual are presented. The concepts of basic human needs and structural variables such as age, sex and ethnicity are studied. The nursing process is introduced with emphasis on assessment in the geriatric population. Fundamental skills, such as medication administration, are introduced in the lab and practiced in the clinical setting.



At the completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a minimum of 75% competency of the following objectives:

1.                  Examine the role of the nurse in the current health care delivery system.

2.                  Utilize the steps of the nursing process.

3.                  Analyze the impact of structural variables on the basic needs of a client.

4.                  Correlate basic needs theory with the steps of the nursing process.

5.                  Distinguish between the common physical changes seen in aging and pathologic conditions seen in the geriatric population.

6.                  Examine the physiological basis of selected disease processes.

7.                  Compare and contrast current pain theories.

8.                  Identify the legal and ethical responsibilities of a nurse.

9.                  Utilize the nursing process in meeting the basic needs of the client.

10.              Demonstrate use of the nursing process in formulating nursing care plans.

11.              Employ the techniques of therapeutic communication to enhance the nurse client relationship.

12.              Practice the principles of medical and surgical asepsis.

13.              Demonstrate accurate administration of oral and parenteral medications.

14.              Utilize skills necessary to safely care for clients.



4.5 hours theory/week

10.5 hours laboratory/week (to be arranged)

7.5 units credit



Semester long course.



      Texts TBA           


Crenshaw Campus :Material Fee ($90)
Compton and LCM Nurse Pack



Hospital uniform, name tag, El Camino College patch






Class discussion and group work

Completion of assignments and worksheets

Case studies

VHS and CAI programs

            Human Simulation Labs

            Clinical Labs

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See N150 Syllabus

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