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Course Information: LPN to RN Program

Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing offers courses that explore a range of topics from the transition of nursing practice to concepts of critical care and patient care management. All courses in the LPN to RN program are taught by the most qualified and experienced faculty and teaching assistants, who strive to model compassion and professionalism to their students.

Nursing Access

Course Description:

This transition nursing course is designed for licensed practical nurses who are studying to become registered nurses. The course is designed to enable the student to explore integrative concepts in nursing and assist the student in transition from licensed practical nurse to registered nurse. The course adheres to criteria established by the Ohio Model for Advanced Placement. Students will refine and enhance previous learning in addition to identifying goals for a successful transition into the registered nursing program using a variety of learning experiences and application of concepts. Concepts presented include role transition, therapeutic communication, nursing process, legal-ethical, teaching and learning, health assessment, fluid therapy, and clinical judgment. Practice with psychomotor skills, physical assessment, and documentation are also provided. Clinical experience is obtained in the hospital setting. The course is offered in the fall semester. This is the first nursing course in the LPN to RN program.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the LPN to RN Program.

Course coordinators:
Brittany Lombardi, MSN, RN | lombarb@firelands.com
Dawn Wikel, MSN, RN, CNE | wikeld@firelands.com

Medical Surgical Nursing

Course Description:

This course focuses on the assessment and nursing care of adult clients with endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, neurological, sensory, musculoskeletal, cancerous, male reproductive, and respiratory disorders. The theory presented addresses patient and family educational, cultural, and spiritual needs, community resources, diet therapy, pharmacotherapy, and gerontological considerations. Students use the nursing process and clinical judgment in the care of diverse adult clients in a variety of clinical settings. The course is offered in the spring semester. This course is taken in the second year.

Prerequisite: Nursing Foundations

Course coordinators:
Lora Malfara, MSN, RN | malfarl@firelands.com
Dawn Wikel, MSN, RN, CNE | wikeld@firelands.com

Psychiatric Nursing

Course Description:

This course focuses on the assessment of common mental disorders, their prevention, treatment, and nursing care. The theory addresses end-of-life care, patient and family education needs, community resources, pharmacotherapy, gerontology, and consideration for cultural, ethnic, and social diversity. A variety of settings from acute in-patient to community agencies is examined. There is an emphasis on primary prevention, holistic care, health teaching, and therapeutic nursing interventions with the goal of maximizing patient self-care. Clinical experience is provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This course is offered in a blended format; twenty-five percent or more of course content is completed using online learning assignments or activities. The course is offered in the summer semester. This course is taken in the third year.

Prerequisite: Medical Surgical Nursing

Course coordinators:
Fran Brennan, MSN, RN | brennaf@firelands.com
Brian Seitz, MSN, RN, CNE | seitzbr@firelands.com

Maternal Child Nursing

Course Description:

This course focuses on the nursing care of the childbearing family and children from infancy through adolescence during health and illness in a variety of settings. The process of normal growth and development is integrated throughout the course and correlated with the nursing process. Decision-making and critical thinking skills are broadened to include cultural sensitivity, diversity, legal, moral, and ethical issues related to the care of the family. A variety of approaches, which include cultural as well as physical aspects, are emphasized to help families care for mothers, infants, and children. This course is offered in a blended format; twenty-five percent or more of course content is completed using online learning assignments or activities. Content required by students includes advanced concepts in maternal child topics. Concurrent clinical experience is provided in the hospital and community. The course is offered in the fall semester. This is a third-year course.

Prerequisite: All second-year courses.

Course coordinators:
Kelly Ammanniti, MSN, RN | ammannk@firelands.com
Monica Dunbar, MSN, RN | dunbarm@firelands.com

Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

Course Description:

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of cardiovascular and complex patient situations, management of groups of patients, and the conduct and responsibilities of the professional nurse. Content includes patient and family education, discharge planning, diet therapy, pharmacotherapy, case management, professional career planning, employment, and professional development. Patient advocacy and the development of a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to patient /family needs are presented. This course is offered in a blended format; twenty–five percent or more of course content is completed using online learning assignments or activities. Clinical experience is obtained in special care units, emergency departments, medical-surgical floors, and other hospital settings. The course is offered in the spring semester. This course is taken in the third year.

Prerequisite: Maternal Child Nursing

Course coordinator:
Amy Rockwell MSN, RN | rockwea@firelands.com

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Regional Medical

Center School of

Nursing

1912 Hayes Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-557-7110
Fax: 419-557-7116

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