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Regular Nursing Program: Course Information

When students complete the three-year nursing program, they receive a diploma in nursing from the Firelands School of Nursing which qualifies graduates to take the registered nurse licensure examination. Graduates also receive an Associate of Science degree from BGSU Firelands. A number of the BGSU Firelands courses are provided on the Firelands School of Nursing campus.

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

Nursing Foundations

This first nursing course provides a general background in health, health agencies, the role of the professional registered nurse, components of the nursing process and practice in fundamental nursing skills.

Course coordinator:
Michelle Bussard, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
bussarm@firelands.com

Medical Surgical Nursing

This course focuses on assessment and nursing care of the adult patient with medical and surgical conditions.

Course coordinator: 
Nicole Lawrence, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
lawrenn@firelands.com

Psychiatric Nursing

This course surveys the common mental disorders, their prevention and treatment and nursing care.

Course coordinator:
Fran Brennan, MSN, RN
brennaf@firelands.com

Maternal Child Nursing

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.

Course coordinator: 
Kelly Ammanniti, MSN, RN
amannk@firelands.com 

Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of cardiovascular and complex patient situations and management of groups of patients.

Co-course coordinator:
Amy Rockwell, MSN, RN
rockwea@firelands.com

Co-course coordinator: 
Brian Seitz, MSN, RN
seitzbr@firelands.com

Current Issues in the Health Services

This nonclinical nursing course examines the history of nursing and current professional issues.

Course coordinator:
Dawn Wikel, MSN, RN, CNE
wikeld@firelands.com 

Contact the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing

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

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