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Texas Health Resources University

Texas Health Resources University

Are you ready for a career in health care?

Texas Health Resources University is a career training school, located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, committed to those who are qualified and job-ready for employment in the growing health care industry.

Texas Health Resources University is pleased to offer the following courses:

Second Degree BSN Program

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing now offers a web-based Second Degree Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program (BSN) program in Dallas/Ft. Worth. The second degree program is designed for students with a previous college degree. The accelerated 12-month program includes coach and nurse educator oversight. Students in the Dallas program will gain on-site clinical experience at Texas Health Resources hospitals.

This innovative, educational program utilizes a unique clinical coach model to provide one-on-one, hands-on learning. A prior bachelor’s degree is required, but it can be in any field. The year-long program is divided into three semesters in which students enroll in approximately 20 hours per semester of online classes. In addition, students take approximately 20 to 24 hours a week of clinical (hands-on experience) throughout the whole year in a Texas Health Resources hospital.

Certified Nurse Aide

Students who complete the program will satisfy the Texas Department of Aging and Disability (TDADS) requirements and be eligible to take the state exam while gaining the skills, knowledge and practical experiences to be part of the health care team.

For more information, contact us online or call 972-860-5652.

Command Spanish for Nurses

This program teaches non-Spanish-speaking nurses Spanish language for the workplace, which will assist them in providing medical care and attention to Spanish-speaking patients in medical office settings and hospitals. In addition, the Command Spanish for Nurses course provides transcultural training for nurses and future nurses with an emphasis placed on enhancing quality of patient care. No prior knowledge of Spanish necessary.

This program is intended for practicing B.S.N.s, R.N.s, L.V.N.s/L.P.N.s, and C.N.A.s.

This course is offered in partnership with Brookhaven Community College at Texas Health Resources University, on the campus of Texas Health Dallas.

For more information, contact us online or call Melinda Weaver at 972-238-3750.

EKG Technician Certification

EKG technicians are responsible for performing diagnostic tests to monitor and record the heart rhythm and rate in patients. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter monitoring, 12 lead placement and stress tests. Our comprehensive electrocardiography program prepares students to take the Electrocardiograph, EKG, Technician exam and to function as EKG technicians.

This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology and ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the Holter monitor, electrocardiography and echocardiography. The program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the NCCT EKG Technician exam.

Beginning November 4 through December 16, 2013; Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon.

This course is offered in partnership with Brookhaven Community College at Texas Health Resources University, on the campus of Texas Health Dallas.

Students are eligible for Financial Aid. For more information, contact us online or call Susana Ruelas at 972-860-4775.

Phlebotomy Technician

The 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures competently and safely. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy, physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises. Students will work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare them to function as entry-level phlebotomy technicians. The curriculum is designed to provide the educational information and competencies required by the National Center for Competency Testing, NCCT, for certification as a Phlebotomy Technician.

Students will develop skills in a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Techniques include vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture and specimen collection from adults, children and infants. The course emphasizes infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Topics include professionalism, ethics and medical terminology.

Prerequisites: Online registration is not available for this course. Registration for this course MUST be done in person. Students must have completed health records with current immunizations, a tuberculosis test, and three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; and high school diploma or the equivalent.

Beginning January 21 through May 1, 2014; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

This course is offered in partnership with Brookhaven Community College at Texas Health Resources University, on the campus of Texas Health Dallas.

Students are eligible for Financial Aid. For more information, contact us online or call Susana Ruelas at 972-860-4775.

Gerontology: Aging in the United States

This program offers an overview of the aging process in America, from young to old. Classes touch on the social, physical, psychological, spiritual and ethnic aspects of aging.

The gerontology classes are designed for health professionals, family caregivers or anyone who will have contact with the elderly.

This course is offered in partnership with Brookhaven Community College at Texas Health Resources University, on the campus of Texas Health Dallas.

For more information, contact us online or call Melinda Weaver at 972-238-3750.

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