College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Please be advised that the Interactive PDF versions of the continuing education schedules are for reference only and do not reflect course availability or cancellations. For the most up-to-date information about course availability, please use Online Services.
Did you know our Lead Coordinator at the La Plata campus was a Kid' and Teen College student, became a counselor, then an assistant coordinator, a teacher of our courses and then a coordinator. That is dedication to our program. Thank you to Sarah Massie for all your hard work.
The following is a class that MAY be offered. To see if this class is among our current offerings, please see our schedule of classes.
Continuing Education Units: 9.0
Prerequisite: Maryland nursing license
This refresher course for inactive RNs and LPNs is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing for re-entry into active nursing practice. Content focuses on current nursing practice and the evolving role of nurses within a changing healthcare delivery system. Dimensions covered will include: 1) clinical processes -- patient care competencies to meet patients’ emerging psychosocial needs within a variety of healthcare settings; 2) effective communication skills -- incorporating patient and family involvement in care decisions; 3) leadership -- establishing effective team relationships and appropriate delegation and supervision of nursing interventions; 4) continuous improvement -- ongoing evaluation of care given; and 5) critical thinking -- disciplined process of skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, and synthesizing information in a variety of ways and using it as a guide to action lab skills course and a supervised clinical experience must be completed within one year to meet the Maryland Board of Nursing requirements. Textbook required. Web-based section; see www.csmd.edu for details.
Schedule of classes:
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP