Natural Sciences (NASC)

NASC 051N: Nursing Leadership Seminar I (1 Credits)

This course examines leadership principles and the role of leadership in professional nursing practice. Students will analyze management strategies (team building, conflict resolution, negotiation) while exploring leadership in the context of nursing history and today's healthcare system. Readings and speaker presentations will form the basis of discussion, reflection, and written analytical assignments to support the development of critical thinking skills as well as the personal and professional growth of the student.

Note(s): Open to first-year nursing students only. Limit 25 students. Open to undergraduates only.

Pass/No Pass Only

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NASC 052N: Nursing Leadership Seminar II (1 Credits)

This course builds on the groundwork provided in the Nursing Leadership Seminar I by demonstrating the relationship between nursing leadership and healthcare and patient advocacy. Students will identify dominant and emerging leadership styles, fostering enhanced leadership capacity. As their final project, students will use a problem solving rubric to investigate an issue in nursing and then defend their position on the issue in the classroom.

Note(s): Open to second-year nursing students only. Limit 25 students. Open to undergraduates only.

Pass/No Pass Only

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NASC 080A: Problem Solving Methods for the Sciences (1 Credits)

Course will explore problem-solving methodologies across the STEM curriculum. Students must be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 017 or have permission of instructor.

Note(s): REQUIRED for students who score 12-15 on the chemistry placement test and enrolled in CHEM 017 Limit 16 students.

NASC 180A: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning in Science, Technology and Mathematics (2 Credits)

This course offers students an intensive community-based learning experience that draws from specialized knowledge from the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Undergraduates will partner with Oakland high school students in experiential learning and problem-solving (e.g., building robots, tackling environmental challenges, applying math to novel contexts) to gain collaborative leadership and mentoring skills. Weekly reflections and discussions will empower students to understand perspectives beyond their own to address challenges in STEM. Offered pass/No pass.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 017 or MATH 047

Meets the following Core requirements: Community Engagement

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NASC 180C: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Preparation (1 Credits)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures and assesses a person's ability to be academically prepared to enter and succeed in nursing school. It statistically measures the individual’s knowledge in four academic areas or subjects which are:Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. This class will help prepare students to take the test before their application to nursing school is due.

Note(s): Nursing Students Limit 30 students. Open to undergraduates only. Open to juniors and seniors only.

Pass/No Pass Only

NASC 280B: Post-Bac Pre-Med Professional Development Seminar (1 Credits)

Explore topics of interest to medical pre-professionals including pre-med academic issues, methods for successful application to medical professional programs, and exploration of topics related to medicine and medical practice. Students will attend several seminars each semester and complete a brief assignment for each seminar. In order to pass, students must attend 80% of the seminars and complete the related assignment.

Note(s): Open to graduate students only.

Pass/No Pass Only