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Released: 03/10/1998

<p> The Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) Division of Nursing is offering three new credit courses for Summer 1998. Each of these courses target a different aspect of our nursing curricula. The three courses are certified nursing assistant, IV therapy for LPN&acute;s and health assessment. Students may register for these courses during the early or regular summer registration period at LSUA. </p><p> Nursing 1000 Certified Nursing Assistant is being offered to prepare individuals to function as nursing assistants in hospitals, long-term care agencies and home health agencies. </p><p> This 8 week course consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of laboratory/clinical instruction per week. This is a 5 credit hour course and upon successful completion, participants will be listed in the Louisiana Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants. </p><p> The course dates are June 11 through August 4, with the lecture portion of the course meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until noon and laboratory classes meeting on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Registration and tuition fees are $285 and does not include materials and supplies fees. </p><p> The Nursing 1005 course, IV Therapy for LPN&acute;s, will prepare LPN&acute;s to deliver intravenous therapy in hospitals and other health care agencies. Course content and requirements for successful completion meet criteria established by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nursing. </p><p> This 3 week course consists of 7 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of laboratory instruction per week. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be granted a "Letter of Completion" to validate IV therapy competency. </p><p> The course will be offered during Intersession at LSUA which is the time between the end of the spring semester and the regular summer session. The dates are May 18 through June 5 from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Registration and tuition fees for the course are $156, and does not include materials fees. </p><p> The Health Assessment course, Nursing 2090, will provide enhancement of basic physical assessment, history taking and recording skills. Both normal and abnormal findings, as well as age and cultural variations, will be presented in the 3 week course consisting of 10 hours of classroom/laboratory instruction per week. </p><p> This course will also be offered during Intersession, May 18 through June 5 from </p><p> 5:30 p.m. until 8:50 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Registration and tuition fees for this 2 credit hour course are $156, and does not include materials fees and supplies. </p><p> For more information, contact the LSUA Division of Nursing at 473-6459. </p>