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NUR 005 – Nurse Refresher-Part I: Theory

Refresh knowledge of the current practices of medical-surgical nursing in acute care, including adult physical assessment, ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice and current trends in health care delivery. Review dosage and solutions calculation, satisfactorily pass the exam in that area and attend 8 hours of skills lab training. Mental Health concepts and communication skills are integrated throughout. Approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Clinical eligibility is in part dependent upon a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Attendance is mandatory.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate clinical competency in routine client-care skills;
2. provide safe, effective care for clients with common medical-surgical concerns;
3. prepare and safely administer medications via various routes;
4. use the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate client care;
5. communicate effectively with clients and staff; and
6. document and report observations accurately using proper medical terminology and abbreviations.

NUR 006 – Nurse Refresher-Part II: Clinical

Clinical practicum component prescribed by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Medical-surgical clinical experience occurs in an acute care facility in metropolitan Baltimore. Facilities and their locations vary according to availability. The practicum is open ONLY to nurses with a current active or inactive license from the Maryland Board of Nursing. Attendance is mandatory.

Course Objectives:
1. perform a complete nursing assessment;
2. plan and implement care for clients with commonly recurring problems and nursing diagnoses using the nursing process;
3. communicate effectively with other members of the health care team through documentation, reporting, recording, and discussion;
4. calculate, prepare, and administer medications accurately and safely; and
5. apply the principle of critical-thinking and problem-solving to ongoing care.


Course Objectives:
1. construct and administer a practice written assessment,
2. design skill scenarios and utilize skill evaluation sheets,
3. design and administer a skills assessment in a laboratory setting,
4. assess pass/fail rate numerically,
5. identify the most difficult skills and most frequently missed steps of individual skills, and
6. facilitate increased student potential for success when taking certification examinations.


Course Objectives:
1. identify learning resources in a college setting,
2. implement strategies related to academic success, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for nursing assistant certification.

NUR 010 – RN Case Manager/Delegating Nurse Training for Assisted Living

Created to update the knowledge and skills of current Assisted Living Facility (AFL) RN Case Managers/Delegating Nurses and those with an interest in entering this field. Approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Topics include history of assisted living programs, regulations governing CM/DN practice, overview of CM/DN role and responsibilities, teaching medication administration, case management principles and legal, ethical and business issues. The Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training (MCCACET) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the history of and role of assisted living programs in Maryland;
2. describe the impact of SB405 on the RN¿s practice in Assisted Living Facilities;
3. discuss ethical and legal issues when delegating nursing functions as an independent contractor;
4. outline business practices and the nurse¿s responsibilities to the resident and the assisted living provider;
5. review effective teaching strategies for the adult learner in the classroom and clinical practice; and
6. list documents that must be submitted to the MBON upon completion of the Medication Technician Training Series.

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