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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Medical Nursing Careers Internship

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following one-year ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective ā€œGā€ requirement. To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (ā€œGā€ credit), students must earn a grade of 70% or better.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn the necessary skills to become a nurse assistant. Develop knowledge of anatomy, infection control, vital signs, personal patient care, ethics and medical terminology. After initial classroom instruction, intern at a local hospital.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health occupations classes include the study of reproductive and other systems and require practicing procedures on other students and/or patients, both male and female, of differing ages. Participation in these activities is required for a certificate of completion and continuation in the career pathway. Additionally, these classes may require heavy lifting and bending. Lastly, some programs require the submission of personal information, such as DOB and social security numbers, with state agencies and/or clinical internship partners due to licensing and security clearance requirements.

The internship site requires all students to be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

Certification: *Students must attend one five-hour session on a weekday evening or a Saturday for the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers card. Sessions are held at local schools or at the Presidio Campus in Costa Mesa. Students will sign up online during the second week of class.

Prerequisites: Students must be responsible for their own transportation to and from the internship site. Physical exam, TB clearance and vaccinations required for all students prior to internship. Students must earn a grade of 70% or better in the classroom portion of the course to be placed at an internship. Students must complete Live Scan fingerprinting to attend internship.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Orientation and evaluation
  • Patient rights
  • Prevention/management of emergencies
  • Body mechanics
  • Medical and surgical asepsis
  • Weights and measures
  • Patient care skills and procedures
  • Vital signs; nutrition
  • Emergency procedures
  • Long term care patient
  • Rehabilitative nursing
  • Observation and charting
  • Death and dying
  • Medical nursing
  • Patient with respiratory problems
  • Neurological and trauma nursing
  • Surgical nursing; oncology nursing
  • Urology and gynecology nursing
  • Orthopedic nursing
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO)

Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

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