Plus 50 Programs
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
The Practical Nurse program at LRSC provides the knowledge and skills you need to enter a challenging career in nursing. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive classroom study and supervised experience in caring for patients in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, acute care centers, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and clinics.
During the 11 month certificate program, you will be taught practical nursing sills under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. North Dakota requires that graduates of state-approved practical nurse programs pass a licensing exam before they may practice as Licensed Practical Nurses. Graduates of LRSC's Practical Nurse program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
ADN - Registered Nurse
The ADN curriculum will provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills you need to practice as a Registered Nurse. Your classroom instruction and clinical practice will include adult health nursing, maternal child nursing, community health and psycho-social nursing. You will then be prepared to deliver safe nursing care to individuals and families across their lifespan in a variety of settings.
North Dakota requires nurses to pass a licensing exam after completing a state-approved nursing program. Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) before they may practice as Registered Nurses.
The Nurse Assistant Program at LRSC was developed to meet the growing demand for Certified Nurse Assistants to work in health care settings such as long-term care facilities, home health care programs, hospitals, developmental disability care facilities, and respite care services.
The program consists of 75 plus hours of training which is a combination of classroom instruction, lab instruction, and hands-on clinical practice. An 8-week on-campus class is offered at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and online hybrid class is also available every semester. (CNA can be taken for credit or non-credit)
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- Promote recreational fitness and health activities in the community
- Assess fitness levels through evaluating, recommending and monitoring client exercise programs
- Instruct clients in a variety of activities by describing and demonstrating the safe use of equipment, body mechanics, and modification strategies
- Provide Leadership by serving as a role model, establishing program direction and maintaining professional ethics
- Be skilled in assisting clients in implementing a basic dietary plan and understand how to use this skill to enhance their employer's services
Under the direction of a supervising speech language pathologist, certified speech language pathology assistants can carry out the following services:
- Speech language screenings
- Therapeutic tasks
- Documentation and reports on student progress
- Support services, including scheduling, materials, preparation, equipment acquisition and space maintenance
EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician's offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. Approximately 25% more EKG technician jobs will be available by the year 2018.
The Clinical Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, education of patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician's offices, clinics, chiropractor's offices.
The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.
The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient's blook specimens for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO's, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease.
The Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics: Specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines, preparation of the dialyzer, reprocessing and delivery systems, equipment maintenance, skills to monitor and record a patient's vital signs, the process for a dialysis teams' administration of local anesthetics and drugs as needed, and assessment of patients for any complications that occur during a procedure.
This program prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. It provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career.
Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need of professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.
This Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.
A Valuable resources for nurses to learn the fundamentals of reading and interpreting ECGs, theis course includes nine instructional modules, ten exercises to practice reading and interpreting ECG strips. The course covers the following key areas and topics: Cardiac anatomy and physiology, Electrical basis of ECGs, Sinus dysrhythmias, Atrial dysrhythnias, Junctional dysrhythmia, Cardiac conduction block dysrhythmias, ventricular dysrhythmias, ECG changes associated with artificial pacemaker, and changes associated with myocardial ischemia and necrosis.
The Medical Terminology course offers a clear and concise introduction to medical terminology with extensive opportunities for student practice. It reviews word components and basis principles for interpreting terms within each of the major medical specialties. The course does not require any previous knowledge of science or biology.