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Nursing and Health Occupations Program

Contact

Angela Johnston
Nursing & Health Occupations Administrative Assistant
ajohnston@cgcc.edu, (541) 506-6141

Department Chair

Diana Lee-Greene

Emergency Medical Service

Offers a one-year certificate in Emergency Medical Services.

Healthcare Informatics

Offers a one-year certificate in Basic Healthcare Informatics Assistant.

Medical Assistant

Offers a one-year certificate in Medical Assisting.

Nursing

Offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing and a one-year Practical Nursing certificate.

Nursing Assistant

Courses are offered to prepare students to take the CNA 1, CNA 2 and Medication Aide certification exams with the State of Oregon Board of Nursing.

Phlebotomy

Students who take this course will gain the knowledge and skills required for employment as a phlebotomist.

Classes

Course Name Credits Description
EMS 100 Introduction to Emergency Medical Services 3

Covers the roles and responsibilities of the EMT, emergency medical services system, medical-legal considerations, major incident response, hazardous materials awareness, and stress management. Audit available.

EMS 105 EMT Part I 5

Explores the legal and ethical issues encountered by the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Develops an understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology in addition to medical terminology. Introduces the necessary skills to assess patients by focusing on the signs and symptoms related to the respiratory, cardiac and endocrine systems. Course sequence requires passing criminal background check and drug screen. Part 1 of the 2-part Oregon EMT course. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 90, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; current HCP CPR card.

EMS 106 EMT Part II 5

Continues EMS 105. Develops the basic knowledge and skills necessary to treat victims of trauma, patients that present with special challenges, and sick and injured pediatrics. Expands knowledge and understanding of special incidents that the Emergency Medical Technician may encounter in the field such as mass-casualty incidents, hazardous materials, motor vehicle collisions, and acts of terrorism. Includes preparation for state and national licensing exams. Requires passing criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical observation in hospital emergency department and ambulance ride-along experience. Prerequisite: completion of EMS 105 with a “C” or better at CGCC within the previous 5 terms; current HCP CPR card.

EMS 113 Emergency Response Communication/Documentation 2

Covers principles of therapeutic communication, verbal, written, and electronic communications in the provision of EMS; documentation of elements of patient assessment, care, and transport; communication systems, radio types, reports, codes, and correct techniques. Prerequisite: EMS 105 and EMS 106. Audit available.

EMS 114 Emergency Response Patient Transportation 2

Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving and route planning. Prerequisite: EMS 105.

EMS 115 Crisis Intervention 3

Prepares the student to better understand an emotional crisis and the causes of stress. Explores how to assist others as well as themselves in dealing with stress during a crisis. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.  Audit available
 

EMS 116 Emergency Medical Services Rescue 3

Covers the elementary procedures of rescue practices, systems, components, support and control of rescue operations including ladder procedures and basic rescue tools. Introduces techniques and tools of patient extrication, emphasizing application to traffic accidents. Prerequisite: EMS 105.

EMS 120 Emergency Medical Services: First Responder 3

For those who are usually the first person at the scene of trauma or medical emergencies including law enforcement, fire department personnel, etc. Knowledge and skills are developed to provide basic care for trauma, medical and environmental emergencies; evaluation of scene and patients; and appropriate access and use of the Emergency Medical Services System. Must be 16 years of age. Audit available.

HE 113 First Aid and CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/Healthcare Providers 1

Introduces basic first aid knowledge in the home, work, and community environment. Students gain knowledge and skills to perform Health Care Provider Level BLS and AED for adults/children/infants. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid card and an AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.

HIM 182 Health Care Delivery Systems 3

Explains the past, present, and future influences on the delivery of health care. Covers provider organizations and settings in health care, financing of health care, causes and characteristics of health care utilization in the Unites States, regulation and monitoring of health care systems and ethical issues associated with health care technology. Audit available.

MA 112 Medical Office Assistant 1 1

Explores personal ethics and understanding of self-awareness, communications skills, and work ethics in both personal and professional environments; emphasis is on attitude, time management, and goal setting.Apply professionalism in  the delivery of health care

MA 117 Medical Office Administrative Procedures 3

Introduces medical office administrative procedures with emphasis on patient reception, appointment scheduling, telephone techniques, mail handling, financial records, accounts receivable and payable, insurance, office management, and medical records management. Corequisite: MA 118 & MA 180.

MA 118 Medical Office Administrative Procedures Lab 2

Computer simulation of the medical office administrative procedures covered in MA 117 with emphasis on patient registration, appointment scheduling, medical insurance, posting of charges and payments to a patient’s account, billing and collections, hospital rounds and release of records authorizations. Corequisite: MA 117.

MA 120 Introduction to Clinical Phlebotomy 1

Introduces basic venipuncture and skin puncture techniques as well as proper specimen-handling procedures as dictated by the Clinical and Laboratory Institute Standards (CLSI). Prepares and trains to function as an internal member of the ambulatory clinical lab care setting. Department permission required.

MA 122 Medical Office Assistant 2 1

Examines communication and professionalism in the role of the medical assistant with emphasis on verbal and non-verbal communication, patient education and communicating wellness. Prerequisites: MA 112.

MA 123 Medical Office Clinical Procedures 3

Covers examination room techniques, assisting the physician with examination, treatment, minor surgery, methods of asepsis and sterilization, and the proper care of equipment and supplies. Prerequisite: MP 111, BI 122 or BI 233, MTH 60 and placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Concurrent enrollment MA 124.

MA 124 Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Lab) 2

Practice and demonstrate proficiency in the procedures in MA 123. Concurrent enrollment in MA 123.

MA 131 Pathophysiology for the Medical Assistant 5

Explores concepts of disease processes as they relate to the normal physiology of the major body systems, including: etiology, signs and symptoms of disease, treatment options and methods of evaluating cause and effect of diseases as it relates to the role of the medical assistant. Enrollment limited to those in the Medical Assisting program.

MA 132 Medical Office Assistant 3 1

Presents an introduction to community resources, an overview of the process and requirements of the directed practice, and a review for the national credential examination. Prerequisites: MA 122.

MA 136 Medications 2

Introduces drug therapy with emphasis on safety and classifications of common drugs and their actions, appropriate drug uses, effects, dangers and precautions. Covers routes of medication administration, management and control. Reviews common prescription abbreviations, forms of medications and basic drug categories. Prerequisites: MA 123, MA 124, MP 111 and admission to the MA program.

MA 180 Coding and Reimbursement 2

Introduces coding and reimbursement systems for physician offices and medical clinics.

MA 270 Clinical Practicum 6

Practice administrative skills and clinical skills in a medical clinic/physician office setting. Department permission required.

MLT 100 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures 4

Introduces clinical laboratory principles and procedures commonly performed in the physician's office setting, including phlebotomy, specimen collection and handling, urinalysis, basic hematology, chemistry, serology, microbiology and quality control. Prerequisites: MP 111; BI 122 or BI 233.

MP 111 Medical Terminology 4

Covers analysis of the structure of medical words and application to basic anatomy, physiology, and disease processes of the human body. Stresses spelling and pronunciation. English communication skills necessary. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90.

MP 140 Introduction to Health Law and Ethics 3

Introduces the legal aspects, code of ethics and policy issues relevant to allied health. Emphasizes confidential communication, advanced directives, consents, professional liability, medical malpractice, release of information, case studies and the professional code of ethics. Includes the concepts of professional credentialing and responsibility, liability, and working within legal/ethical boundaries. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

MP 150 Introduction to Electronic Health Records 3

Introduces basic concepts of use and maintenance of an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.  Provides exposure to basic navigation of an EHR.  Explores issues around privacy, security, government regulations and ethical legal aspects of the health information technology environment. Recommended: CAS133. Prerequisite: MP111.

NUR 110 Nursing I: Fundamentals of Nursing 9

Introduces the collection and organization of client/patient data relating to nursing care responsibilities in community-based long-term care. Examines the roles and interaction of nursing theory and practice as they relate to the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental and spiritual needs of clients/patients. Prerequisite: NUR 60 and admission to the Nursing Program.

NUR 111 Nursing II: Care Across the Lifespan 9

Integrates nursing theory and practice as they relate to growth and development, psychosocial coping responses to illness, and alterations in the health status of adults, children and their families. Includes content on the obstetrical client/patient. Covers application of nursing process to promote health of clients/patients in acute care and community-based settings. Prerequisite: NUR 110 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

NUR 112 Nursing III: Obstetrics & Chronic Healthcare 9

Expands on nursing theory and practice related to nursing care focusing on acute and chronic healthcare needs of patients. Includes nursing care responsibilities for patients and their families in the acute care and obstetrical settings. Prerequisite: NUR 111 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

NUR 210 Nursing IV: Psychiatric & Complex Acute Care 9

Continues nursing curriculum and clinical practices of roles and responsibilities at the registered nurse level. Provides opportunities to learn and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to implement care for complex acute care and psychiatric clients. Prerequisite: NUR 112 or admission into the Nursing Program by advanced placement.

Clinical: TB test results and current immunizations submitted before student is permitted in the clinical area. Current CPR certification is required.

NUR 211 Nursing V: Emergent Healthcare 9

Explores the higher level nursing roles found in critical care, end of life care, and discharge planning within hospital and community settings. Emphasizes the planning and delivery of individualized, holistic and more complex nursing care to seriously ill clients in the acute care area. Prerequisite: NUR 210.

Clinical: TB test results and current immunizations submitted before student is permitted in the clinical area. Current CPR certification is required. Focus is on nursing interventions for the unstable medical/surgical patient.

NUR 212 Nursing VI: Preceptorship 8

Integrates theory and registered nurse practice through preceptorship and capstone projects. Includes preceptorship placement in either the acute care, specialty care, or community-based care setting. Emphasizes leadership and management concepts. Prerequisite: NUR 211.

Clinical: TB test results and current immunizations submitted before student is permitted in the clinical area. Current CPR certification is required.

NUR 90 Nursing Assistant 1 9

Covers the knowledge and skills needed for the safe physical care of patients in long-term care facilities. Follows curriculum approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing in preparation for the Oregon Nursing Assistant Exam. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90; proof of Measles immunization; Prerequisite/Concurrent: current TB test and passing of a criminal background check.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Dawn Agidius Dawn Agidius Clinical Nursing Instructor dagidius@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6146
Diana Bailey Diana Bailey Nursing Instructor dbailey@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6147
Monica Bell Monica Bell Nursing Assistant Instructor mbell@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Amanda Bellus Amanda Bellus Nursing Instructor abellus@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Mercedes Bolton Mercedes Bolton Nursing Instructor mbolton@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6148
Joyce Burkhart Medical Terminology Instructor jburkhart@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Tony DePinto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor jdepinto@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Tamara Eidler Emergency Medical Services Lab Assistant teidler@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Jon Ellefson Phlebotomy Instructor jellefson@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Carol Fisher Nursing Assistant Instructor cfisher@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Maureen Harter Maureen Harter Nursing Instructor mharter@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6145
Manuel Irusta Manuel Irusta Emergency Medical Services Instructor mirusta@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Doris Jepson Doris Jepson Nursing Instructor/Director of Nursing and Health Occupations djepson@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6140
Gwen Johnston Gwen Johnston Nursing Instructor gjohnston@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6143
Angela Johnston Angela Johnston Nursing & Health Occupations Administrative Assistant ajohnston@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Diana Lee-Greene Diana Lee-Greene Medical Assisting Program Coordinator dgreene@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6164
Griselda Manzo De Garcia Nursing Instructor ggarcia@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Clay McCrea Clay McCrea Emergency Medical Technology Instructor cmccrea@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Laurie Miller Medical Assisting Instructor lmiller@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Erinn Quinn Nursing Instructor equinn@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Patricia Schluter Nursing Assistant Instructor pschluter@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
A. Lynette Shere Nursing Instructor lshere@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Jennifer Stager Nursing Instructor jstager@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6163
Marcus Van Laar Emergency Medical Services Instructor mvanlaar@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141
Jessica Webb Nursing Instructor jwebb@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6141