Practical Nursing
Ogeechee Technical College
 

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Meet the Faculty


Chyrle Collins, RN, BSN

Practical Nursing Instructor / Nurse Aide Program Director

Office: Rm 580
Health Science South Bldg.
912.486.7653
ccollins@ogeecheetech.edu

Chyrle Collins attended Swainsboro Vocational Technical School from 1983-1984, receiving her diploma for Practical Nursing. She returned to school at Georgia Southern University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1993. She has experience working in ICU, a medical-surgical unit, and the emergency room.


Jackie Howard, MSN, RNC, WHNP

Practical Nursing Instructor

Office: Rm 313
JEK Bldg.
912.486.7651
jhoward@ogeecheetech.edu

Jackie Howard started nursing school at Armstrong College in Savannah in 1988 and received an Associate of Nursing Degree. She worked in the operating room at St. Joseph’s Hospital for three years. She moved to Statesboro, GA, in 1993 to work at the Bulloch County Health Department. The Health Department allowed Jackie to return to school for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, which she received in October 1997. In April 2008, Jackie completed her Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education. She joined Ogeechee Technical College in 2008 in the Practical Nursing program. 


Sharlene Conley, RN, BSN

Practical Nursing Program Director

Office: Rm 586
Health Science South Bldg.
912.871.8515
sconley@ogeecheetech.edu

Sharlene Conley is a 2002 graduate of Ogeechee Technical College and received a diploma in Practical Nursing. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Ms. Conley has a Masters of Science in Nursing with concentration in Nurse Educator, from Liberty University.


Felicia Barefoot,ASN, RN

Nurse Aide Instructor

Office: Rm 558
Health Science South Bldg.
912.688.6011
fbarefoot@ogeecheetech.edu

Felicia Barefoot began teaching at Ogeechee Technical College as an adjunct instructor in August 2014 and joined the full time Health Science faculty in January 2016. She transferred into her current role as Nurse Aide instructor January 2018. Felicia became an LPN in 1986 after completing her program of study through Swainsboro Technical College. She furthered her degree in nursing at Darton College and became a Registered Nurse. She has worked in Long Term Care and Public Health in her past nursing career, including grant-funded programs in Tuberculosis Nursing, Breastfeeding, and Emergency Preparedness through the Georgia Department of Public Health.

 

Felicia holds certifications as an AHA instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Board certification for the Academy of Lactation Practice. 


Dana Killebrew

Nurse Aide Instructor

Office: Rm 565
Health Science South Bldg.
912.871.3769
dkillibrew@ogeecheetech.edu

Dana Killebrew is a 1996 graduate of Bainbridge State College, where she received a diploma in Practical Nursing.  She has experience in Medical-Surgical nursing, Emergency nursing, Specialty Ventilator Units, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and medical office nursing.  Mrs. Killebrew joined Ogeechee Technical College as a Nurse Aide instructor for the Dual Enrollment Program in 2015.


Angel Shuman

Practical Nursing Instructor

Office: Rm 313
Joseph E. Kennedy Bldg.
912.486.7651
ashuman@ogeecheetech.edu

Angel Shuman attended Swainsboro Vocational Technical School in 1983, receiving a diploma for Practical Nursing. She began her nursing career at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, working on the medical surgical unit. In 1986, she transitioned to intensive care/critical care. While working full-time in the ICU, Mrs. Shuman returned to school at Georgia Southern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Management in 2003. Mrs. Shuman returned to school once again and graduated from Armstrong State University’s advanced placement for LPNs, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in 2014. After 32 years of hospital experience, she joined the Practical Nursing faculty at Ogeechee Technical College. She is a member of the Georgia Association for Nursing Education.  

Accreditation

The Practical Nursing program is approved by The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nursing, 237 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA 31217, Phone 478.207.1300.

The Nurse Aide program is approved by the Georgia Health Partnership (GHP), P.O. Box 7000, McRae, GA 31055, Phone 800.414.4358.

Pr. Nursing Program Goals

  1. Provide education which acknowledges individual differences and respects the right of individuals to seek fulfillment of educational needs.

  2. Provide an environment which encourages the individual to benefit and contribute as a partner in the economic progress, development, and stability of Georgia.

  3. Provide education which develops the potential of each student to become a productive, responsible, and upwardly mobile member of society.

  4. Provide quality patient care education in an atmosphere that fosters interest in and enthusiasm for learning.

  5. Prepare graduates to function as accountable and responsible members within their field of endeavor.

  6. Prepare graduates to function as safe and competent practitioners in the nursing field.

  7. Prepare graduates with the highest level of competence possible given the constraints of the interests and ability levels of the individual.

  8. Provide educational and related services without regard to race, color, creed, ethnic or national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, academic disadvantage, or economic disadvantage.

  9. Foster employer participation, understanding, and confidence in the instructional process and the competence of the Practical Nursing program graduates.

  10. Prepare students to function as accountable and responsible members of a health care team concerned with basic therapeutic, rehabilitative, and preventative care for people of all ages and cultural diversities in various stages of dependencies.

  11. Allow students to use the nursing process to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the health consumer and adhere to the legal and ethical guidelines of the nursing profession.

  12. Prepare graduates to function within the definition and framework of their role specified by the Georgia State Board of Practical Nursing.

  13. Prepare graduates to function as safe, competent practitioners in various health care settings, and possess necessary knowledge to successfully become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

  14. Educate students to maintain their physical and emotional health.

Nurse Aide Program Goals

  1. Prepare graduates with the highest level of competence possible given the constraints of the interests and ability levels of the individual.

  2. Provide educational and related services without regard to race, color, creed, ethnic or national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, academic disadvantage, or economic disadvantage.

  3. Foster employer participation, understanding, and confidence in the instructional process and the competence of the Nurse Aide program graduates.

  4. Prepare students to function as accountable and responsible members of a health care team concerned with basic therapeutic, rehabilitative, and preventative care for people of all ages and cultural diversities in various stages of dependencies.

  5. Allow students to use the nursing process to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the health consumer and adhere to the legal and ethical guidelines of the nursing profession.

  6. Prepare graduates to function within the definition and framework of their role specified by the Georgia Health Partnership.

  7. Prepare graduates to function as safe, competent practitioners in various health care settings, and possess necessary knowledge to successfully become a Nurse Aide.

  8. Educate students to maintain their physical and emotional health.

 
 
   

Programs of Study


Practical Nursing Diploma*/**
Health Care Assistant Certificate (Nursing Track)*
Nurse Aide Certificate

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).
**Denotes a competitive admission program. Please view the OTC Catalog and Student Handbook for details.

 

Program Purpose Statement


Practical Nursing

The mission of the Ogeechee Technical College Practical Nursing Program is to provide quality nursing education to prepare competent, compassionate, and safe nurses that provide high quality patient-centered care in collaboration with the healthcare team in a global setting. In harmony with the college’s mission, the purpose of the nursing program is to provide a supportive learning environment which encourages community service, personal growth, and continuing education.

Program Goals

  • Prepare students with the knowledge, skills, values, and abilities to become contributing members of the healthcare team and community, rendering direct patient care as beginning nurses in a variety of healthcare settings.  
  • Prepare students who demonstrate personal growth and professional behavior, and have respect for human rights, social justice, and dignity of all individuals. 
  • Prepare individuals to engage in lifelong learning and pass the NCLEX-PN exam. 

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking skills and integrate evidence-based practice to provide safe, quality care.
  • Collaborate professionally with members of the interdisciplinary team to achieve high-quality, cost-effective patient care, and improve the health of patients of the illness/wellness continuum.
  • Practice relationship-centered care by exhibiting caring, therapeutic relationships with patients, families, and communities.
  • Employ information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, prevent errors, and support decision making.

Nurse Aide Certificate

The Nurse Aide program provides academic foundations for diploma level health programs. Students gain skills in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Students are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are prepared for entry-level employment and subsequent upward mobility.

 

Program Courses


PNSG 2010 - Introduction to Pharmacology and Clinical Calculations
PNSG 2030 - Nursing Fundamentals
PNSG 2035 - Nursing Fundamentals Clinical
PNSG 2210 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I
PNSG 2310 - Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical I
PNSG 2220 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II
PNSG 2320 - Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical II
PNSG 2230 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III
PNSG 2330 - Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical III
PNSG 2240 - Medical-Surgical Nursing IV
PNSG 2340 - Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical IV
PNSG 2250 - Maternity Nursing
PNSG 2255 - Maternity Nursing Clinical
PNSG 2410 - Nursing Leadership
PNSG 2415 - Nursing Leadership Clinical

 

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