The post-basic certificate program in community health nursing is designed to provide students with theories of nursing and principles underlying current community health nursing practice. The focus of care is on clients who may be represented as individuals, families, and small groups or larger aggregates and community. The nursing role is developed with emphasis on health maintenance, health promotion, and disease prevention as facilitated by health teaching and appropriate use of community resources. Critical inquiry using nursing research and epidemiological processes is fostered by didactic and clinical learning experiences. Clinical experiences are designed to enhance collaborating effectively with interdisciplinary team members in health care settings.
Concepts and theory are learned through various combinations of classroom discussions, lectures, and seminars, case studies, independent study and guided application in practice. The faculty will carry responsibility in the area of clinical practice through consulting services and participating in demonstrations. Emphasis is placed on the use of community sites including ambulatory care centers, homes, and schools, collaborative activities with Community Institutions and group teaching. The program includes 90 theory contact-hours and 180 clinical contact-hours.
The program is designed to build on the knowledge and clinical experience of nurses. It consists of 90 theory contact-hours and 90 clinical contact-hours. The theory part tackles concepts and issues related to assessment, care, and evaluation of critically ill adults. The practicum part includes application of critical care concepts in assessing and managing evidence-based care to critically ill clients. Areas of emphasis include nursing assessment, interventions, and evaluation in critical illness, ventilatory assistance, hemodynamic monitoring, dysrhythmias, and EKG interpretation. The program is based on the nursing process as a framework for building theoretical knowledge and applying nursing care. Concepts such as critical care environment, relationship with patient and family, end-of-life care, infection control and safety, communication, documentation, and critical thinking will be integrated in this course. Reading and understanding nursing research, doing library search and using information technology to enhance learning will be incorporated.
This program helps build the managerial capacity of nurse managers or nurses in charge of leading and managing skills to ensure success in today’s dynamic healthcare environment. It emphasizes the use of creativity in problem solving and decision- making thus promoting critical thinking, an essential element in the nursing process. It introduces nurses to the change process and control measures which contribute to the improvement of nursing practice. This program allows the nurses to examine their role as leaders in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.
The post basic certificate in Nursing Informatics is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to take a leadership role in the selection and implementation of health care information management systems and in applying the knowledge gained from the information generated from these systems. This program entails five courses which focus on concepts and issues surrounding technology and information management in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.
Digital Radiography Non-Credit Course | 42 Hrs CTIP 101 - Digital radiography will acquaint the radiographers with the various digital image acquisition and display systems currently being introduced into the radiology departments. Radiographers will gain technical skills to help them in the transition from an analogue to digital imaging environment. This course will also focus on radiation protection techniques employed with digital systems. This course is approved for credit (38 credits) by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Emotional Intelligence Non-Credit Course | 36 Hrs CLSD 201 - This course is designed to help participants understand the relationship between emotions and decision-making, and their role in developing their own emotional intelligence. The course focuses on the importance of emotional intelligence to our health and leadership qualities. Participants will learn to identify their emotions, express themselves clearly, and understand others. They will also learn how to motivate themselves and others, and how to plan for self-management in order to achieve a higher emotional intelligence.
Pursuit for Happiness Non-Credit Course | 18 Hrs
CPFH 101 - This course provides students with a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It offers them a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, exercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding their individuality, all in an effort to help them realize their innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in their lives. This course is a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who seek to take their happiness into their own hands.
Sectional Anatomy Non-Credit Course | 42 Hrs
CTIP 104 - A study of the sectional anatomy of head, neck, throat, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. Medical imaging technologists/radiation therapists will apply the anatomical relationships to recognize structures and identify anatomical details presented in coronal, sagittal and axial planes. They will also learn how to identify anatomic structures on patient computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance 9MR) images of the body. This course is approved for credit (24 credits) by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
Stress and Time Management Non-Credit Course | 25 Hrs
CSTM 201 - This course is designed to improve the students’ productivity and job satisfaction by developing their understanding of the causes and consequences of stress in their work environment. Students will also learn time management strategies such as workload planning and task prioritization. The course includes case studies, real-life examples, and practical sessions.