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Health Sciences Program Entry Level Career Training
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Nursing Related Courses
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Below you will find a listing, with course descriptions, of the Nursing Related courses from the Health Sciences Institute at Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education. Please note: course offerings may change from session to session, depending on community need or availability of resources. For information on the schedule/location/cost of the classes visit the Schedule of Classes.

Course Offerings Include:

Basic Dysrhythmia, Course: NUR026
In this lecture, a general review of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology precedes a discussion of "normal versus abnormal" rhythms. Formats for collecting rhythm data and its analysis are discussed, and practice at identifying some basic dysrhythms occurs. Nursing actions and interventions are discussed on a rhythm-by-rhythm basis.

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy, Course: NUR054
The Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course provides a comprehensive review of the knowledge needed to administer cytotoxic and biotherapeutic agents. ONS will award 13.5 continuing educations hours to nurses who attend this program in its entirety. ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation and California State Boards of Nursing.
Please note that students must register at least four weeks prior to the start of this class to allow sufficient time for delivery of class materials. If you have any questions, please contact the Heath Sciences Institute, numbers listed below.

Diabetes Management, Course: NUR017
Diabetes is on the rise, and today's nurses need to understand the physiology and pathophysiology of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, current diagnostic criteria, at-risk groups, symptoms and treatment of hyper- and hypoglycemia, complications of diabetes, and how to develop a nursing care plan.

Disaster Nursing: Nursing Responses to Emergencies at Home and Abroad, Course: NUR063
For centuries, nurses have played a vital role on the front lines in times of crisis. As natural and man-made disasters continue to plague our communities at home and around the world, nurses are uniquely positioned to provide care and support to those most vulnerable. This course, designed for both nursing students and practicing nurses, will cover 1) the history of disaster nursing and recent disasters that have required a nursing response; 2) the phases of a disaster and identify populations at greater risk of injury and illness during and post-disaster; 3) a review of acute and long-term disease processes most frequently seen during and post different types of disasters (i.e. floods, earthquakes, toxic/environmental exposures, conflict, and drought); and 4) existing opportunities in the field of disaster nursing, its rewards, and its challenges. Students will be introduced to Federal and Maryland State agencies dedicated to disaster prevention and management, and to international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent, and the United Nations. Classroom lectures and discussions will focus on providing students with current standards and protocols for disaster prevention and response, and treatment modalities for diseases frequently encountered during and after disasters.

Essentials of Nursing: Infusion Therapy Classroom, Course: NUR060
This course is designed for the returning and practicing RN desiring a comprehensive exploration of infusion therapy concepts and skills including vascular access, infection prevention, and related issues. Topics will be based upon Standards of Practice established by the Infusion Nursing Society's 2011 Standards of Practice and the Centers for Disease Control's 2011 "Guidelines for the Prevention of Catheter-Related Infections." A combination of classroom and laboratory experiences will address topics including anatomy and physiology, fluid and electrolyte balance, vascular access concepts, modalities and complications, as well as legal and ethical concepts affecting the most current infusion therapy practice.

Introduction to Improving Quality in Healthcare, Course: NUR062
This is an introductory course designed to prepare health professionals to work in quality improvement roles in the healthcare setting. In particular, this course would be of interest to nurses re-entering the workforce, currently working in collaborative roles, or pursuing a job within the quality improvement arena who are interested in expanding their knowledge in this area. The course is aimed at enhancing your understanding of the role of quality improvement in the healthcare setting, the challenges, the impact of policy on quality improvement initiatives, and basic quality measurement principles.

Neurological System Disorders, Course: NUR019
The neurological system is one of the most complex human systems. This course is packed with key information including perioperative surgical complications in neurosurgical patients; the issues and clinical concerns regarding seizures; the risk factors, diagnostic work-up, and nursing management of stroke; and the etiology, nursing management, and prevention of neurotrauma. Approved for 7 ANCC hours.

Physical Assessment Lecture, Course: NUR049
This course is for nurses who are required to complete physical assessments and/or for nurses who want to sharpen their physical assessment skills. Emphasis will be placed on gathering accurate and concise patient information using an easy systematic approach. Various case presentations will be reviewed.

What Nurses Need to Know About Malpractice, Course: NUR066
This course is designed for RNs and LPNs who desire to limit their liability with respect to medical malpractice. A Nurse-Attorney will present topics to review the elements that define "medical malpractice", nursing "standard of care", and how nurses can avoid being named the defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

For more information regarding Health Sciences Programs please visit our FAQs  page , or the Health Sciences Courses Brochure in pdf format, or view the current schedule of classes.

contact information for Health Sciences Institute

Lisa Bouknight, Program Asst.
phone: 240-567-5507


Tori Blackwell, Program Manager

Montgomery College
Health Sciences Institute
7600 Takoma Ave
Takoma Park, Md 20912

Montgomery College
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Health Sciences Institute
7977 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Md 20910