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Welcome! Southeast Healthcare Consortium Grant. April 7, 2006. Donna Henry Linda Branch. Kathy Nelson Nancy Buttry. Partnership. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Coordinated through Olney Central College Clay County Hospital Crawford Memorial Hospital Richland Memorial Hospital

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Welcome!Southeast Healthcare Consortium Grant

April 7, 2006

Donna Henry

Linda Branch

Kathy Nelson

Nancy Buttry


Partnership

  • Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Coordinated through Olney Central College

  • Clay County Hospital

  • Crawford Memorial Hospital

  • Richland Memorial Hospital

  • United Methodist Village

  • Wabash General Hospital


Geographical Location

Crawford County – CMH

Richland County – RMH

Lawrence County – UMV

Wabash County – WGH

Clay County - CCH


Goals of the GrantGoal One

  • Prepare Certified Nursing Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses for entry into the Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse programs.


Goals of the GrantGoal Two

  • Prepare health care workers for licensure at the next level through the career mobility curriculum at the community colleges.


Goals of the GrantGoal Three

  • Provide health care agency workers with additional training to allow better utilization of employees; and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes that will encourage progression in health care professions.


Instructors

Training

Tutoring

Advising/Mentoring

Testing - COMPASS or ASSET, math placement, LSI a learning “styles”, and CSI a learning "ability“

Computer Equipment for Training

What the Southeast Healthcare Consortium will provide


What the Southeast Healthcare Consortium will need from Partners

  • Classroom Space

  • Access To Some Non-portable Equipment Necessary For Laboratory Instruction

  • Qualified Agency RN’s for Preceptor Roles

  • Support of Agency Personnel who Participate in the Program


Completed

  • Informational Meetings

    • Met with Agency Partners and Initial Students.

    • Toured the Facilities.

    • Evaluated the Training Areas.


Completed

  • Testing ~ Compass, Asset, LSI

    • Took Computers and Printers to each location.

    • Offered the Compass & LSI on Computer.

    • Offered the Asset & LSI by Hand.

    • Tested 196 Students at 5 Partner Agencies.

    • Worked Closely with the OCC Study Skills Center.


Completed

  • Advising

    • Each student was contacted by mail with an introductory letter explaining the grant.

    • The introductory letter included contact information for the Director of Nursing and Allied Health, the Grant Coordinator, and the Program Advisor.


Completed

  • Advising (Continued)

    • Each student needing remedial courses was contacted by mail.


Completed

  • REM Courses for those tested with need

    • Each identified student received instructions to contact the Program Advisor to sign up for one of 8 available REM classes offered at the agencies.

    • Reading and Writing were offered during the summer semester.

    • Those needing Special Needs testing were tested by the OCC Study Skills Director and Assistant.


Completed

  • GEN 1104 ~ Strategies for Success

    • Each student received instructions to contact the Program Advisor to sign up for one of 8 available GEN 1104 classes offered at the agencies.

    • The 8 GEN 1104 courses were offered starting June 13 and ending July 19.


Completed

  • Planning, organizing, and reporting for the first semester.

  • Checking all students records for grades, transcripts, licensure.

  • Identifying those who are have completed all Nursing support courses.


Completed

  • Entering the appropriate information into a Software program written for the Nursing Department to assist in Ranking prospective students.

  • Establishing one day a week to be at each Partner Agency to assist students in tutoring, check-offs, & advisement.


Completed

  • Identifying the levels of nursing to be offered.

  • Ascertaining the budget possibilities of additional student assistance.

  • Created a new course ~ Spanish for Health Providers


Completed & Ongoing

  • Finding qualified Instructors for the Nursing Courses.

  • Setting up training for Preceptors.

  • Finding qualified Instructors for the Support Courses for those not ready for the Nursing Courses. One of the Unexpected Difficulties.

  • Biology

  • Microbiology

  • Psychology

  • English

  • Speech

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II


Completed & Ongoing

  • Assisting Instructors in designing/redesigning courses in the hybrid-course presentation genre.

  • Planning and re-planning rotation schedules for clinicals.

  • Dealing with the unexpected.


Ongoing

  • Accepting new prospective incumbent workers into the program.

  • Testing new prospective incumbent workers.


First Year So Far

  • Continuing 15 RN’s (Started with 20)

  • Continuing 7 PN’s (Started with 6)

  • Provided classes for 150 students


Planning

  • Planning the schedule of classes for the summer semester.

  • Planning the schedule of classes for the fall semester.

  • Ranking incumbent workers for placement in the nursing program for 2006-07 school year.


Instructors

  • Comments from Instructors


Do You Have Any Other Questions?


If you have any commentsor additional questions,feel free to contact:Donna Henry 618.395.7777 x2136or Linda Branch618.544.8657 x1930


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