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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses Online Program

    Description:

    The RN to BSN program is designed for practicing Registered Nurses who wish to enhance their professional skills and advance their nursing career. This part-time five semester option is delivered in a web-based format. Clinical practice in community health and leadership are guided by nursing faculty and supported by experienced preceptors at sites convenient to students.

    Thirty (30) credits will be granted for successful completion of the National Council Licensing Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). These credits are granted in recognition of the the nursing coursework that was completed in your Associates Degree in Nursing program.

    Please refer to the Schedule of Courses to locate the correct section, as well as the current course offerings. Off-campus classes are designated as sections 701-729; online classes are designated as sections 730-739; overseas classes are designated as sections 750-799.

  • Complementary Therapies in Pain Management (Online Course)

    Description:

    Complementary Therapies in Pain Management is a self-paced, online continuing education course that provides registered nurses with an overview of pain and complementary therapies used in pain management. Registered nurses who complete the course may earn 1.0 continuing nursing education contact hour, and will be able to:

    • define pain and discuss basic pain assessment and modalities for pain management;
    • describe the use of complementary therapies in the U.S.;
    • define the various terms used to refer to complementary therapies in health care;
    • list the five categories of therapies and identify one specific therapy that fits each category;
    • evaluate the evidence base for complementary therapies;
    • identify referral issues for patients, nurses, and other providers related to complementary therapies;
    • discuss barriers to the effective integration of complementary therapies into conventional health care; and
    • identify area resources and referrals for complementary therapies.
  • Geriatric Grand Rounds

    Dates:

    Quarterly.  From 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    Televised

    Description:

    Geriatric Grand Rounds are educational offerings for healthcare professionals engaged in the care of older adults across the continuum of care. Topics include current issues and clinical topics specific to this population.

  • Integrative Healthcare for Pain and Stress Online Self-Paced Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced continuing education offering is intended to allow registered nurses to experience three integrative modalities for chronic pain, realizing their application and value to address underlying dis-regulation processes in the body for patients, and to improve their self-care strategies. This course complies with the requirements for continuing nursing education and specifically satisfies the requirement for one (1.0) contact hour of pain and pain symptom management for relicensure in the state of Michigan. Course is free.

  • Introduction to Reflexology (Online Course)

    Description:

    This course gives an overview of the principles of reflexology and a video demonstration of the basic techniques. Participants will be able to practice these skills as a result of completing this course. This course provides 2 contact hours and fulfills 1.0 nursing continuing education requirement for pain management.

  • Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect Pamphlets

    Description:

    This pamphlet is for state-wide dissemination to professionals who work with children, to inform of their obligations as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. The Michigan Child Protection Law requires that certain persons report any case of suspected child abuse or child neglect to the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).

  • Master of Science in Nursing Online Program- Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration

    Description:

    This program is designed to prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for leadership roles as Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and equip them with the skills to transform healthcare by educating the nursing workforce as faculty.

  • Nursing Post Master's Certificate Program

    Description:

    The College of Nursing offers a Post Master’s certificate program for students who have earned a master’s degree in nursing and want to gain additional specialized knowledge to prepare for national certification in another specialty. The certificate program is designed primarily for nurses who desire to join a clinical focus in:

    • Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (year-long on campus)
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (year-long on campus)
    • Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Online Program)
  • RN Career Transition - Nursing for Life Online Program

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Nursing for Life program will educate nurses with the core competencies needed to practice in a safe and competent manner in new settings. Thus, the program will also address the increasing need for well-qualified professional nurses to provide direct care in hospice, long-term, home care, and ambulatory care settings. Features of the Program:

    Online theory modules followed by a precepted clinical practicum in the participant’s home community.
    Modules are self-paced, providing the flexibility to complete the program while employed.
    A clinical practicum that provides a structured yet supportive environment to acquire new knowledge and adapt clinical skills. The online modules consist of the following seven core modules that every participant will complete:

    1. Taking an Online Course
    2. Professional Roles in Community Based Settings
    3. Pain Management
    4. Assessment of the Older Adult
    5. Communication in Multidisciplinary Teams
    6. Cultural Care in Community Settings
    7. Caregiver Issues

    The remainder of the online modules are specific to the participant’s area of specialty. The specialties to choose from are:

    • Home care
    • Hospice care
    • Long term care
    • Ambulatory care
    • Case Management
    • Quality/Safety Management
  • RN Refresher Online Certificate Course

    Location:

    Online with precepted clinical practicum in an acute care facility in your home community

    Description:

    This course will provide registered nurses who wish to return to active clinical practice with core competencies to prepare them to resume clinical practice in a safe, competent and confident manner. RNs will bring the depth of caring and nursing insight from their previous experiences to the health care environment enhanced by an update on the latest technology, current management of medical/surgical conditions, and evidenced based improvements in nursing care. The 15 on-line course modules will prepare the practitioner to:

    • Identify the professional roles, responsibilities and clinical judgment required in current registered nurse practice
    • Describe the characteristics of the current health care delivery system that impact safety, quality, and outcomes for patients
    • Identify the biopsychosocial and cultural factors that influence patient's health and healthcare practices.

    The 120- hour precepted clinical practicum completed in the nurse's home community will prepare the practitioner to:

    • Demonstrate nursing interventions that incorporate pharmacological principles and safe medication practices
    • Apply the nursing process in planning and providing care for patients with selected medical/surgical conditions.
  • Rural Health Grand Rounds

    Dates:

    Offered quarterly.

     

    Location:

    Programs are provided in various formats that may include video conference, teleconference, webinar, or face-to-face participation.

    Description:

    Rural Health Grand Rounds are educational offerings provided to rural healthcare settings and providers as part of the mission of the Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH). The following Grand Rounds are offered: EMS; Geriatric; Nursing; Oral Health; Pharmacy; Psychiatry; Social Work; Legal; and special topics.  Several topics offer continuing education credits.

  • Signing Online Sign Language Instruction and Continuing Education

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Signing Online offers a series of four ASL (American Sign Language) courses that will give you the basic skills to become fluent in ASL. In ASL, the hands communicate by forming signs, which have meaning just like spoken words in English. ASL also means learning how to express yourself using your eyes, face and movements and body movements.  The course also provides valuable information and insights for communicating with deaf and hearing impaired individuals. Healthcare professionals will benefit from learning the basics of ASL.

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