|Physical Assessment of Adults--Fall 2013|
An Enhanced Role Registered Nurse (ERRN) Course
Physical Assessment of Adults forms the foundation of the enhanced role registered nurse (ERRN) courses. This course is designed to provide North Carolina public health nurses with comprehensive data on obtaining health histories and physical assessments of adults and enables them to perform a complete physical assessment and develop a plan of action. Successful completion of this course and the five -month clinical practicum will enable participants to meet the education requirements for billing for Medicaid services and to meet consolidated agreement and agreement addendum requirements.
The didactic portion of the course runs for eleven weeks and consists of four modules, with two weeks scheduled between modules. The course starts with a full-day of didactic instruction via webinar followed by a series of half-day webinars covering the topics in each module. After each webinar, participants work with their clinical advisors to practice specific physical exam skills in their individual health departments and document their experiences. The last full day and a half session will be face-to-face in Chapel Hill. The eleven-week course is followed by a five-month clinical practicum during which participants work with their clinical advisors to meet a set of required clinical encounters. After their practicum is completed, students will be evaluated at their work-site for a final clinical examination.
The Orientation webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4 from 9:00-10:30 am.
On Site Practice
Students must complete online examine and final skills assignments by November 30, 2013.
Given a client, the participant will be prepared to perform a comprehensive nursing assessment:
Each participant must arrange (through the regional nurse consultant with the Office of Public Health Nursing) for an on-site clinical advisor. A Joint Planning Agreement signed by the participant, clinical advisor, and regional nurse consultant with the Office of Public Health Nursing must be completed by the start of class.
For successful completion, participants must:
Students will be permitted only one extension on the clinical practicum. After that the student must take the challenge exam in order to continue the clinical practicum.
A certificate of contact hours will be provided for each participant upon completion of the practicum.
Continuing education credit will be requested through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
PHNPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
PHNPD qualifies as an acceptable provider of continuing education as defined by the NC Board of Nursing for the Continuing Competence process for RN license renewal.
For Physical Assessment of Adults course only: $400
Combination discount: $600
Challenge Fee: $250
Important: All registration fees must be received or postmarked no later than two weeks before the course start date or your registration will be CANCELLED. This requirement will be waived for the fall 2013 offering of this course, and payments will be accepted through September 4, 2013.
To enroll in the course, you must first submit an application for PHN Enrollment in the NC Enhanced Role Registered Nurse Training Program (see the link below) in order to verify that you have completed the necessary prerequisites. After your application is approved, you will then receive a link to the online registration form.
The application must be signed by the student and her/his supervisor. If you have problems accessing or downloading or completing the application form, contact Jacqueline McIver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-966-3309.
Send the completed application to email@example.com before SEPTEMBER 3, 2013.
Contact Jean Davison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the challenge exam or to see if you meet the requirements to challenge this course.
Confirmation of registration will be done only by email. If you do not have email capability, please give us a colleague's email address so we can transmit your confirmation. If you have not received your confirmation within two weeks of registering, please email Jacqueline McIver at email@example.com.
If you find that you cannot attend this course, you must cancel no later than two weeks before the course start date. Any cancellation received after this date will be charged the full registration fee. This requirement will be waived for the fall 2013 offering of this course, and cancellations will be accepted through September 4, 2013.
All cancellations must be received in writing. You may send cancellations to Jacqueline McIver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Substitutions from the same organization are allowed at any time with prior written notification to Jacqueline McIver at email@example.com.
|Last updated August 26, 2013|