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NUR 100 Serv-Safe (1)

This course will cover the essentials of preparing and storing food. The focus will be on those who work in Restaurants, Health Care Facilities and are Child Care Providers. This course is approved by the National Restaurant Association.

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NUR 101 Introduction to Health Careers I (3)

This course is designed to introduce students to different Health Careers and opportunities. Students will learn a broad set of standards that include the knowledge and skills that the vast majority of health care workers should have.

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NUR 201 Certified Nurse Aide (6)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval

This course is based on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Certified Nurse Aide Curriculum Guidelines (90 Hours) and prepares individuals to take the State certification exam.  The course focuses on the responsibilities of the nurse aide working as a member of the health team in caring for residents of long term care facilities.  The course includes basic anatomy and physiology, communication skills, measurement of vital signs, and procedures to help meet the hygiene, nutrition, and rehabilitation needs of older individuals.   Students who successfully complete this course and pass the State exam will be qualified to become a practicing Kansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

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NUR 202 Medication Aide (5)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Trains Certified Nursing Assistants to acquire an understanding of the responsibilites associated with drug administration and to be aware of drug reference resources and uses of reference resources. Procedures for checking the patients condition and for preparing, giving, and recording medications are included.

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NUR 203 Medication Aide Certification Update I (1)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Provides continued certification for the Certified Medication Aide.

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NUR 206 Social Service Designee (3)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Prepares the individual to act in the role of a Social Services Designee in an Adult Care Facility. It identifies the specific responsibilites and functions of the Social Services Designee as a member of the Health Care Team. Utilizing a holistic approach, this course focuses on the residents' psychological, social, and spiritual needs as well as physical needs. Included in this discussion is the role of the family and the caregiver in meeting the residents' needs.

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NUR 209 Home Health Aide (20 Hrs) (2)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Prepares the individual to act in the role of a certified Home Health aide in a home setting. The course identifies the specific responsibilites and functions of the certified Home Health aide as a member of the health care team. Using a holistic approach, this course focuses on the clients physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Included is the role of the family and the caregiver in meeting the clients' needs.

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NUR 211 Activity Director (3)

Prerequisite: Program Coordinator Approval
Provides individuals with advance training for activities in the Adult Care Home facilities.

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NUR 220 LPN to RN Transition (1)

This online course prepares the licensed practical nurse to perform as a registered nurse by expanding the LPN knowledge base and exploring the scope of practice of the RN. The course begins with a review of nursing process, communication, client teaching, and critical thinking. Also covered are the philosophy of associate degree nursing as well as the philosophy and objectives of the LPN to RN completion program. The scope and the standards of practice for the professional RN are stressed.  In addition, the results of entrance testing provide a blueprint for the LPN student to use for content review and remediation.  This course addresses program outcomes 1, 5, and 7.

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NUR 222 Nurse Aide II: Acute Care Environment (2)

This course provides additional knowledge and experience intended to advance existing nursing skills and competencies. The course will focus on skills needed by the certified nurse aide in the acute care setting.

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NUR 240 Nurse as Manager of Care (2)

Prerequisites: NUR 220, NUR 225, NUR 230, NUR 235, NUR 245

This online course focuses on the principles of management used in professional nursing.  The course covers client and staff safety as well as legal and ethical issues pertaining to management.  Also covered are topics in delegation, client, time, and resource management, evaluation, patient teaching, and communication skills with a multidisciplinary health care team.  This course addresses program outcomes 4, 5, and 6.

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