2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 302

D-302 2014-2015
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D–CourseDescriptions
NURSING
RNRefresher - Clinical
NURS 242
3.00
Prerequisite: None
ThisRNRefresher Course is designed to assist inactive professional nurses to update their knowledge and skills in order to renew their
nursing licenses and return to active nursing practice. NURS 240must be takenprior to this course. This program includes 135 hours of
clinicalwith anRN preceptor. This is a Pass/Withdraw class. Studentsmust have a temporary nursing license from theNevadaStateBoard
ofNursing and have takenNURS 240 (RNRefresherCourse-Theory). This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or
sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
NursingCare 4
NURS 274
7.00
Prerequisite: BIOL223, 224, 251; NURS 102, 138, 170, 202, 209 and 212.
The focus of this course is the culmination of the care andmanagement of the holistic, diverse, acutely-ill adult client. Emphasis is on the
refinement of clinical decisionmaking skills, achievement of clinical competence, and demonstration of professional nursing practice. The
capstone experience of this course provides opportunities to incorporate informatics, to explore quality improvement opportunities using
theNational Patient SafetyGoals. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in the
NevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
SelectedTopics inNursing
NURS 285
0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
This course is restricted to studentswho have approval from theDirector ofNursing. The coursewill present an individually selected
variety of topics intended to bring the student to current knowledge in the subject area assigned. Studentswho are returning to the nursing
program after an absence, orwhomayneed to repeat certain content for either theory or clinical nursing courseswill be assigned the
appropriate number of credits. Other students referred by theNevadaStateBoard ofNursing for refreshing in certain topicsmay also take
this variable credit course. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits.
NUTRITION
Introduction toDieteticTechnicianProgram
NUTR 100
0.50
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed for those studentswho have an interest in becoming aDieteticTechnicianRegistered (DTR). It is an introductory
directed study course designed to give the student a greater knowledge ofwhat aDTR does andwhat career opportunities are open in the
field. The goal of this course is to help the student inmaking an appropriate career choice. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate
degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
HumanNutrition
NUTR 121
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
An introductory nutrition course for the beginning student. The course contentwill center on themajor nutrients and their roles in
maintaining good health. Studentswill also learn to recognizewell-balanced diets and acquire helpful shopping tips and preparation
techniques for optimum utilization of food dollars. Classmeets for four lab experiences. SatisfiesUNR core scienceGroupB
requirements.
FoodServiceSystemsManagement
NUTR 220
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Organization and operation of food service;management principles; food service personnel; labor laws; regulatory agencies; food cost
control and recordkeeping.
QuantityFoodPurchasing
NUTR 221
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Food purchasing for food service systems, understanding cost factors, food laws, quality standards and basicmanufacturing processes.
Principlesof FoodScience
NUTR 222
3.00
Prerequisite: BIOL190/190L
This course covers the basic fundamentals of food science and underlying technology associatedwith the food industry. An emphasiswill
be given to the functional and chemical aspects of the nutrients in foods. Four laboratory experienceswill cover applications in food
systems, such as food processing and preparation of foods. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin
the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
Principlesof Nutrition
NUTR 223
3.00
Prerequisite: BIOL190and 190Lor BIOL141 or permission of instructor.
Acourse designed for the student in the field of allied health and for studentsmajoring inDieteticTechnology. Emphasis on the functions
of themajor nutrients and their role inmaintaining good health, beginning at the cellular level and extending to include interactional
properties of nutrients and diets.

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