Alexa Dela Cruz

"Nursing school was one of the hardest things I went through, but the students and staff of MCCSN helped make the process easier. Collaboration and communication are key in nursing and at MCCSN we put that into practice everyday. The staff always made it a point to guide and support us, and my fellow classmates and I helped each other with studying and feeling mentally and emotionally prepared for clinicals. Yes, this was tough, but everyone here made it a memorable experience."

Alexa Dela Cruz
Major: Nursing
Class of 2018

Note: The descriptions below were obtained from course catalogs July 2013-July 2015. It is only a partial list of possible courses that are comparable to NURS 150 at Monterey Peninsula College. Please check with the respective institution about the availability of a particular course.

Modesto Junior College:

NURSE 115—Introduction for Nursing Majors  ½ UNIT

Formerly listed as NURSE 115 - Guidance for Nursing Majors

 Acquaints students with the academic requirements and curriculum for the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students view the role and function of the nurse. Students analyze their educational

needs and goals and choose alternatives to enhance success through nursing education. Students will understand the curriculum requirements that pertain to them and begin to formulate an educational plan for an associate of science degree in nursing. The role of aptitudes, interests, values and skills will be addressed. Important aspects of nursing as an occupational choice will be covered along with information regarding the nursing profession. (P/NP Only) Lecture.

Transfer: CSU

Shasta College:

HEOC 100 Preparing For A Nursing Career 2 Units Class Hours: 36 Lecture total (when offered in the Distance Education format, hours will total 108)

 This course presents the role of the Associate Degree Nurse and the Vocational Nurse within various healthcare settings. Students will assess their own learning styles and compare their abilities to those required in nursing. Critical thinking skills will be introduced and applied to various scenarios using the knowledge base acquired from prerequisite courses and life experiences. Written, verbal, and math skills will be emphasized, along with exercises in examination, presentation, and interview skills. Learning resources, study strategies and stress management will be addressed to prepare the Associate Degree Nursing and Vocational Nursing candidate for the rigors of being a nursing student. This course may be offered in a distance learning format.

Monterey Peninsula College:

NURS 150 Nursing Program Readiness -  1.5 Units (1 unit lecture, 0.5 unit lab)

 This course introduces pre-nursing students and students considering health care occupations to the role of the registered nurse in modern health care environments. It is designed to prepare students seeking admission to a nursing program with strategies to facilitate acceptance. Topics include values exploration, inventory of personal readiness, detailed explanation of the school of nursing admissions process at MPC, and preparation for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

Saddleback College:

N 204 Beginning Nursing Concepts (2 units)

 Introduces the health science student to the theoretical basis of nursing and healthcare, to provide a successful transition into the student nurse role. Students are provided opportunity to discuss the roles of the student nurse and the professional Registered Nurse. Emphasis is placed on the nursing role, including expectations of the nursing student, and on opportunities to begin to explore principles of critical thinking and the nursing process. Students are exposed to the history of nursing, dimensional analysis, medical terminology, communication, nutrition, cultural awareness, nursing informatics and current issues in nursing ethical and legal issues.

College of San Mateo:

NURS 666 Careers in Nursing (1.0 unit)  Pass/No Pass

 Provides and overview of nursing roles, educational requirements, responsibilities, job opportunities and settings for nursing practice. Designed for potential nursing majors and non-nursing majors. Students are required to attend both Saturday and Sunday classes.

DeAnza College:

NURS 50 Career Opportunities in Nursing (2.0 units)

Careers in the health field with emphasis on education and practice. Required for entry into DeAnza’s Registered Nursing Programs. Not required for LVN Transition to RN or Refresher Program for Registered Nurses.