NURSING

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. Nurses plan and provide medical and nursing 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.

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Spring 2020 Admission: The notification letters were mailed on 9/20/2019. If you haven’t received your letter by 9/27/19, please contact the Nursing office and we will reissue your letter.

Fall 2020 Admission: Filing period is January 13th-24th.

The Nursing Office will be closed on January 20th in observance of MLK Jr. Day

Spring 2021 Admission: Filing period is June 15th-26th

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Chris Whiteside, Dean
Barbara Miyadi, Interim Director of Nursing

For more information contact:
The School of Nursing Office
NursingOffice@gwc.cccd.edu
714-895-8285

Accreditations

California Board of Registered Nursing

1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N217 Sacramento, CA 95834-1924

Phone: (916) 322-3350

www.rn.ca.gov

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326

404-975-5000

www.acenursing.org

Application Requirements

We accept applications twice a year in January or February for Fall admission and in June for Spring admission. Filing periods will be posted during the Fall semester for the following year. Filing periods are subject to change. Please review the “How to Apply” link for the application and detailed applicant requirements.

Admission into our program is based on Multi-Criteria Guidelines which is a point based system. The minimum requirements to apply are below. Meeting the following does not guarantee admission.

 

  • Complete the required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better: ENG G100 – English Composition or equivalent (English AP score of 3 or higher), PSYC G118 – Life Span Development and COMM G110 – Public Speaking.

 

  • Complete BIO G220 – Human Anatomy, BIO G225 – Human Physiology, BIO G210 – General Microbiology with a minimum 2.5 GPA for points on the Multi-Criteria Guidelines.

(Please note that the science courses must have been completed within the last 7 years). These courses are required for points on the Multi-Criteria, without these points your chances of being admitted are extremely low. We do not award points for courses “In Progress.” Please refer to the Multi-Criteria Guidelines PDF found under the “Admission Information” link to see the possible point categories.

 

  • Pass the ATI TEAS exam with a score of 62% or higher on your first attempt to be eligible to apply. If you do not receive a minimum score of 62% you must wait 365 days from the date of your first test to retake it unless there is a newer version available.

 

Course Evaluations

If you have questions regarding educational planning (SEP), course equivalencies and transcript evaluations you will need to contact the Counseling Department directly to set up an appointment. We do not have counselors in the School of Nursing. You can request a Nursing counselor. http://www.goldenwestcollege.edu/counseling/

To see transferable courses from local colleges, please review the Course Equivalency Grid found under the “Admission Information” link.
 

Selection

All complete applications that are submitted by the filing deadline are evaluated based on the Multi-Criteria Guidelines. Qualified applicants are ranked based on points earned in the Multi-Criteria. Students with the highest number of points are selected until all spaces in the program are filled. A limited number of alternate applicants are also selected. Students who are eligible to enroll in nursing coursework must submit required paperwork by specified deadlines or their space will be given to an alternate. Qualified applicants who are not selected for entry are encouraged to reapply during the next application period. We do not maintain a waitlist.

View all GWC courses

NURSING G070 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

NURSING G099 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Introduction to Nursing

(Formerly known as: NURSING G009)

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

NURSING G130 – 9 Units

Course Outline

Health and Illness 1

Prerequisites: Psychology G118, Communication Studies G110, and English G100

Corequisites: 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.

NURSING G131 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Professional Nursing 1

(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.

NURSING G140 – 8 Units

Course Outline

Health and Illness 2

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 Women’s 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.

NURSING G190 – 4 Units

Course Outline

LVN to RN Transition

(Formerly known as: Transition to Registered Nursing)

Prerequisites: California Vocational Nurse License, completion of Biology G220, G225, and G210 and Psychology G118, English G100, Communication Studies G108, G110 or G112. Permission required.

This course focuses on assisting the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in bridging the gaps in theoretical and clinical knowledge and skills, thereby preparing them to join the third semester of the registered nursing (RN) program. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G192C – 1-4 Units

Course Outline

Cooperative Work Experience – Occupational

This course will enable students to earn college units(s) on-the-job by learning or improving knowledge or skills related to their educational or occupational goals. Occupational Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) is discipline-specific in that student’s job and learning objectives relate to the Work Experience course. Students can work in either paid or unpaid (Internship) positions. Students may earn up to 4 CWE units per semester, maximum of 16 CWE combined units while at GWC. Units are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives and completion of required hours worked. Each unit of credit requires paid employees to document 75 hours. A volunteer or unpaid employee requires 60 hours for each unit of credit during the semester. Student must have: 1. Consent of academic program faculty and division dean. 2.Consent of CWE Program Coordinator or designee. 3. Working in a job directly related to college major or career goal. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G240 – 8 Units

Course Outline

Health and Illness 3

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.

NURSING G241 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Professional Nursing 2

Prerequisites: Nursing G140, Biology G225, Sociology G100

Corequisites: 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.

NURSING G270 – 8 Units

Course Outline

Health and Illness 4

Prerequisites: Nursing G240 and Biology G210

Corequisites: Nursing G271

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.

NURSING G271 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Professional Nursing 3

Prerequisites: Nursing G240, Nursing G241, Biology G210

Corequisites: 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.

Basic Associate Degree Program Curriculum – ADN

Contact information: nursingoffice@gwc.cccd.edu

Completion of this curriculum qualifies students to receive the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and prepares students for a smooth transition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) program. Graduates are eligible to take the National Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). You must apply and be offered admission to start the Nursing Program. Selection is based on the Multi-Criteria Guidelines.

A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in each course required for this program. Unless taken prior to the semester in which they are listed below, courses must be taken in the ordered indicated. 

Program Level Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to: 

  1. 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. 
  2. Utilize current knowledge from research and other credible sources to make nursing clinical judgments and provide patient care within a family and community context. 
  3. Utilize information technology in collaboration with nursing and healthcare teams to facilitate communication and coordinate patient care. 
  4. Demonstrate professional behavior and adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards. 

Prerequisite Courses to Apply:

Course

ENGL G100 – Freshman Composition – 4 units
COMM G110 – Public Speaking – 3 units
PSYC G118 – Life Span and Develop – 3 units

*To meet application requirements, the Biology courses are highly recommended to be completed prior to filing an application. They are required to earn Multi-Criteria points, without these points your chances of being admitted are extremely low due to the competitive applicant pool. Please review the “How to Apply link for other Application Requirements.

Semester 1

*BIOL G220 – Human Anatomy – 4 units
NURS G131 – Professional Nursing 1 – 1 unit
NURS G130 – Health and Illness 1 – 9 units

Semester 2

NURS G140 – Health and Illness 2 – 8 units
*BIOL G225 – Human Physiology – 4 units
SOC G100 – Intro to Sociology – 3 units

Semester 3

NURS G240 – Health and Illness 3 – 8 units
NURS G241 – Professional Nursing Issues 2 – 1 unit
*BIOL G210 – General Microbiology – 5 units

Semester 4

NURS G270 – Health and Illness 4 – 8 units
NURS G271 – Professional Nursing 3 – 1 unit

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 Bachelor’s degree or higher, you may not need to take these two classes. 

Total units for graduation: 70

The above curriculum does not satisfy all graduation and transfer requirements. All information Is subject to change. Transfer Credit and Credit by Examination for Applicants with Previous nursing Education:

Applicants with previous nursing education in an approved school of nursing (RN) may apply for transfer credit and/or credit by examination.

Golden West College has co-enrollment programs available for current ADN Nursing students – click on the schools featured below for general information.

FULL TIME FACULTY

Ju-An (Zhenghong) Broyles

Associate Professor, Nursing

B.A., Inner Mongolia Teachers’ University, China; B.S.N., USC; M.S.N., UCLA; FNP ( Family Nurse Practitioner), D.N.P.

Berlynn Ching

Instructor, Nursing

A.D.N., Cerritos College; P.H.N., B.S.N., University of Phoenix; M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Natalie Dalton

Instructor, Nursing

A.D.N., Golden West College, B.S.N. & M.S.N., California State University Dominguez Hills

Deborah Goldstick

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Applied Science Degree in Nursing RN, Schoolcraft College BSN University of Michigan (Cum Laude) MSN Indiana University

Eva Marinotti

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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

Barbara Miyadi

Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., California State University, Long Beach; M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach

Diep Pham

Professor, Nursing

F.N.P., M.N., M.BA., University of California, Irvine and University of Phoenix

Eva Potts

Instructor, Nursing

A.D.N., Golden West College, B.S.N., Saint Joseph’s College, M.S.N., California State University Long Beach, WHNP-BC Certified

Amy C. Rangel

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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

Diane M. Restelli

Director, Nursing

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

Denise Sekins

Professor, Nursing

A.D.N. and R.N. Cerritos College, B.S.N. University of Phoenix, M.S.N. California State University, Long Beach

Amy L. Thach

Instructor, Nursing

B.S.N., University of Southern California; M.S.N., P.N.P, University of California at Los Angeles

Nursing Student Achievement Data

  • Graduates’ Success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate through May 2018: 92.5% (1)
  • Student attrition (academic year): 1.5% (2)
  • Student retention (academic year): 98.5% (2)
  • Students’ completion of the nursing program: 93% (3)
  • Graduates obtaining a job in nursing within 6 months: 75% (4)

(1) Per CA BRN NCLEX Pass Rates 2017 – 2018

(2) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)

(3) Per ACEN reporting Guidelines (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)

(4) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)