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Updates from NEMT AHEC

BLS Classes offered at Montana Health Network

October 22, 2015

Montana Health Network and North Eastern Montana AHEC will be offering a BLS for the Healthcare Provider class the third Tuesday of every month, starting November 17th. The classes will run from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The classes will be limited to six students. Classes will be held at 11 South 7th St., Ste. 155 in Miles City. $40 per student. Please contact Beth Brunk at (406) 234-1424 or bbrunk@montanahealthnetwork.com to enroll.

Montana HealthCARE September 17, 2015 Full Curriculum Meeting Minutes

September 23, 2015

Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to view the September 17 Curriculum Meeting Minutes: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/3d4c8ebd-f085-4b99-a5d7-d26f981487b1

HealthCARE Montana Nursing Program Revision

September 23, 2015

HealthCARE Montana Nursing Program Revision

• Terminology:
o PN - Practical Nursing Certificate for LPN
o ASN – Associate of Science in Nursing degree for RN
o BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for RN
• PN Program changing from a 1+1 PN to ASN program to a separate three (3) semester 43 credit certificate program
o Goal of change:
 Provide students who desire to be an LPN a separate education route that teaches to the scope of practice for the LPN and not the first 2 semesters of an ASN program. The present design of PN programs is to prepare students to advance to an ASN program, not exit as an LPN. This has been difficult for both students and employers. Students who want to be an RN must do the PN education first. It also does not provide LPNs to the workforce, as they all continue on for the RN
 It will provide LPNs to the workforce sooner
 It will increase number of LPNs in Montana, as the program is designed for students who desire to be an LPN and who will not be applying directly to an ASN program
o LPNs who desire to advance their degree to ASN RN, will have 12 credits of general education courses to complete before they are eligible to apply to an ASN program.
o There will be an entrance for the LPN into the ASN program. This is presently being discussed to be at semester 3 of the ASN program, but not fully decided yet. All nursing courses completed in the PN program will be applied to the ASN program
o We are looking at having regional PN hybrid programs (part online, part on campus) to allow more rural areas of MT nursing education opportunities
• ASN Program changing from a 1+1 PN to ASN program to a separate five (5) semester 71 credit ASN program
o Goal of change:
 Provide students with an ASN education in five semesters based on the scope of practice for the RN and not a 1+1 PN scope of practice for the first 2 semesters, then RN scope of practice for the 2 semesters of ASN program.
 Provide an increased number of RNs in Montana. Not all colleges will have LPN programs. Those who choose not to have the LPN program will have more availability for ASN students
o There will be a seamless pathway for student to enter an RN-BSN completion program
• RN-BSN Program will be a three (3) semester 49 credit Bachelor Degree completion program. ASN plus RN-BSN program credits (71 + 49), will equal the MUS required 120 credits for a bachelor degree.
o It will be a seamless pathway for students completing the ASN program
o It will be an online classroom program with 2 credits (90 hours) of scheduled clinical time in Community Nursing and Leadership & Management courses. Program consists of many projects and field experiences students will complete to meet student learning outcomes.

Project Coordinator Position Open

September 14, 2015

Montana Health Network is seeking a full time Project Coordinator. Regional travel required. Must have experience with insurance or healthcare. Requirements: Bachelors degree or equivalent experience. Send resume to Montana Health Network, Attn: NE MT AHEC, 11 South 7th Street, Suite 241, Miles City, MT 59301. Fax 406-234-1423. For Questions or to request a job description call Chris at 406-951-2612

In-A-Box Curriculum Available for Fall Classes FREE

September 3, 2015

The In-A-Box series was ordered from Eastern Oregon University in December and arrived in February. In A Box is a “traveling resource” designed to enhance science & health curriculum. It’s all inclusive lesson plans & activities around specific themes give teachers, presenters, group leaders, and others working with children in grades K-8 in Eastern Montana the opportunity to use the curriculum absolutely free for three weeks! Boxes will be reserved and shipped as available.

Use these self-contained “Exploration in Science & Health” kits to discover aspects of scientific careers, the body, and the environment. Boxes include:
• Bones & Muscle
• Brain
• Ear
• Eye
• Guts
• Mouth
• Heart

Contact Beth Brunk at (406) 234-1424 to arrange reservations.

Miles City REACH Camp 10/23/15 at Holy Rosary Healthcare

September 3, 2015

Area high school students are invited to apply to attend the one-day, FREE Research and Explore Awesome Careers in Healthcare Camp (REACH) at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Students will participate in different stations at the hospital that will feature hands-on activities and learning experiences.

Students start at 8:00 am on October 23 and will wrap up at 2:30 pm. For more information or an application, please call Beth Brunk at (406) 234-1424 or email at bbrunk@montanahealthnetwork.com.

HealthCARE Montana updates

September 3, 2015

Please copy and paste the following link in your browser to access the HealthCARE Diversity minutes 8/13/15: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/6ffc208a-4599-413e-b1e6-e8ebd400222a

Please copy and paste the following link in your browser to access the HealthCARE Diversity minutes 8/27/15: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/ad902d3b-05be-4102-9115-3fbc08610427

HealthCARE Montana Latest News and Updates

August 24, 2015

Please copy and paste the following link to access the Rapid Response Summary: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/dae437d9-1d8a-4b2c-bd11-a801387a1cfd

Please copy and paste the following link to access the Nursing Curriculum Meeting Minutes: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/13504bdb-46e9-411f-aed4-616c51c283d6

Please copy and paste the following link to access the Employer Assessment Survey: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/4b436346-967a-46df-9898-28bc4fb83cff

July 15, 2015 Montana HealthCARE Nursing Program Admission Committee Meeting Minutes

August 17, 2015

Please copy and paste the following link to access the latest Nursing Program Admission Committee Meeting Minutes. https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/2e009a3c-6b2c-4bfd-9c03-949f7bb320e8

KSVI Interview for HealthCARE Montana Grant Information

August 4, 2015

Please copy and paste the following link to access this interview: http://www.yourbigsky.com/hello-montana/montana-healthcare-grant