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Released: 04/14/1999

<p> The Louisiana State University at Alexandria&acute;s Division of Nursing is offering a variety of courses for persons pursuing other health related fields. In addition to our RN degree program and the LPN to RN articulation, the Division of Nursing has expanded it&acute;s offerings to include a broad range of subjects. </p><p> Courses in health assessment, basic emergency medical technician, electrocardiography and certified nursing assistant are examples of some of the offerings for the summer and fall sessions. </p><p> Nursing 2090-Health Assessment will be offered during the summer intersession for LPN&acute;s or students enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Intersession begins May 18 and continues through June 3 with classes meeting Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. each day. Carolyn Voelker, RN, MSN, associate professor of nursing, will serve as instructor for the course. This course will provide for the development of techniques in basic physical assessment, history taking, and recording. </p><p> Nursing 1000-Nursing Assistant will be offered during the regular summer session which is June 10 through August 3. This 5 semester credit hour course meets Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until noon. The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Division of Nursing is May 3, 1999. Course instruction consists of three hours lecture/ discussion and four hours clinical/lab per week. </p><p> This course is designed to prepare the student to function in the role of nursing assistant in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. It is approved by the State of Louisiana, Department of Health and Human Resources. Upon successful completion of the course, the student&acute;s name is entered into the Louisiana Registry as a Certified Nursing Aide. </p><p> Health Science 1000-Electrocardiography 1 is a new course to be offered this fall with the second section to be offered in Spring 2000. Electrocardiography 1 is a three semester credit hour course which meets on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. </p><p> This course provides a complete introduction to the principles and techniques involved with electrocardiography. The major concepts involved are the role of the EKG technician, procedure for electrocardiograms, interpreting the waveforms and recognizing abnormal readings. </p><p> Emergency Technician 1000-Emergency Medical Technician-Basic will be offered during the fall semester on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. This course provides a study of the emergent conditions of victims of a medical emergency in the prehospital environment. Course content adheres to the U.S. Department of </p><p> Transportation EMT-Basics curriculum and prepares students for the National Registry Examination for EMT-Basics. Application deadline is June 30, 1999. </p><p> For more details concerning pre-requisites, costs or application information, contact Wanda Guidry, head, Division of Nursing at 473-6459. </p>