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PR # 50 October 6, 2008


The Allied Health Department of Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division is offering a Physical Assessment and History Taking program this fall. The course will be offered Saturdays, October 25-November 8, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the College?s North Branch Campus.

The program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses who work in hospitals, schools, community health and long-term facilities, and industry settings in order to help them perform comprehensive health and physical assessments.

Cost to participate is $361. Participants receive 15 New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) contact hours.

The Allied Health Department will also be offering the following courses:

EKG Analysis and Basic Arrhythmia
Wednesday, October 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $74; NJSNA contact hours: 4

Decision Making for Patients with Dementia
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee: $130; NJSNA contact hours: 6

Parish Nursing/Health Ministry
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $87; NJSNA contact hours: 5

Nutrition 101
Fridays, October 31 & November 7, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $92; NJSNA contact hours: 4

The costs listed include all fees and texts. Registration for Allied Health programs is limited and it?s on a first-paid, first-confirmed basis. To register, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8471. For further information, contact Dr. Sourri Baetjer, assistant dean, CCE/Allied Health, 908-218-8872.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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