Tech Prep Nursing - Monmouth County Vocational School District

Tech Prep Allied Health/Nursing
 Middletown Vocational School
 2 Swartzel Drive
 Middletown, NJ 07724
 732-671-0650
 Teachers:
 Mrs. Catherine Dillon, RN, MSN, SNC
 Mrs. Carol Huggler, RN, MSN, APN-C
Program Times
 7:40 AM -10:20 AM
 11:30 AM-2:10 PM
Course Description:
 program for high school jrs. & srs. on a shared-time
 academic pathway leads to a career in health care
 Students can earn up to 3 college credits from BCC
towards a degree in Nursing & 8 college credits from
 students can transfer to another 2 or 4-year college
after completion of this program
Shared Time Programs offers:
 Opportunity to acquire academic/high school
requirements at their home school for half of the
 Opportunity to pursue a career and acquire life skills
necessary to succeed in a health science/technical
field of their choice through MCVSD
 Opportunity to receive college credits.
High School Credits Earned:
2-Year Program: Total of 40 credits
Level 1:
TP Nursing 1
10 credits
5 credits
5 credits
20 credits
Level 2:
TP Nursing2
10 credits
5 credits
ICTE Science II
5 credits
20 credits
Potential for College Credits
Brookdale Community College:
Intro to AD Nursing
3 credits
*University of Medicine & Dentistry:
Dynamics of Healthcare
3 credits
Medical Terminology
3 credits
Emergency & Clinical Care
2 credita
8 credits
*UMDNJ–MUST take & pass challenge exams for credit.
Home Health Aide
Patient care assistant
Medical assistant
Nurse’s aide
Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife
Legal Nurse Consultant
School Nurse
Community Health Nurse
Forensics Nursing
Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse
A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., or Ph.D. in nursing
Certifications in specialty areas
 Brookdale Community College
 Monmouth County Vocational School LPN program
 UMDNJ (University of Medicine & Dentistry of New
 Level I students participate in touring various
departments at local health care facilities.
 Level 2 students spend 1-2 days a week (16-24 hours
total) at a nursing home to practice patient skills and
complete requirements for their Home Health Aide
Tech Prep Allied Health/Nursing
Program Skills and Tasks
 Patient Care Skills
 Assessment of Vital Signs
 Infection Control Techniques
 Health and Safety procedures
 Medical Terminology
 Anatomy and Physiology – Body Systems
Allied Health/Nursing Tech Prep
Program Skills and Tasks (cont’d)
Bed making, Bathing, and transferring patients
First Aid Skills, CPR
Principals of Nutrition and physical fitness
Basic Radiography technology
Basic respiratory technology
Basic medical laboratory technology
Clinical Overview
 Level 1 students tour local hospitals
 Level 2 students engage in “hands on” clinical
experience at a local nursing home one day a week
from January-April
Uniform Requirements:
Name tag
Royal blue tops and bottoms—clean and pressed
Clean white sox and shoes
Hair neat and pulled up and off the collar—no
unusual colors or hair bands
 Digital wrist watch or one with second hand
 No jewelry other than wrist watch and one pair of
post earrings allowed.
 Must bring a small notepad with a black ink pen
Nail Policy for Clinical:
 Nails must be kept short (< 1/8 inch beyond finger tip)
 Only pale non-chipped polish allowed
 No artificial nail tips or gels!
 Monmouth County Vocational School Program
 Skills Profile
 Home Health Aide certification (must follow NJ Board
of Nursing requirements)
 CPR certification for healthcare providers
Attendance Policy for Program:
 Good attendance is expected of all tech prep
 If you are absent, parents are to call our office @
732-671-0650 and give student’s name, class, and
reason for absence.
 Home schools do not pass on that information to
 Students are responsible for any missed work
 If a student has poor attendance, they may be
asked to leave the program or not be
recommended to return for level 2.
Parent Support Needed!
We can help your child to succeed with your
 Please try to schedule dr. & dentist appointments after
school hours.
Program Requirements:
 Uniform for level 1 & 2
 Parents must pay for physical exam at own MD and
required blood work—due by September of senior year
Teenagers and Work:
 Research studies show
that students who work
> 15 hours/week in H.S>
are less likely to
complete college.
Teens Need More Sleep
 Teenagers need 8 ½- 9
hours of sleep per night
 Establish a sleep routine
 We encourage you to limit
use of the computer, cell
phone, and TV in your
child’s bedroom at night
 Limit caffeine, especially in
the late afternoon and night
Your Tech Prep Nursing/Allied Health
 Mrs. Catherine Dillon, RN, MSN, CSN, SANE
 >30 years experience as an RN in areas such as Medical-
Surgical, ICU, Dialysis, Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant
Coordinator and Plasmapheresis Nurse
 Obtained Teaching Certificate via Alternate Route through
Stockton State College NJ
 Certified School Nurse in NJ
 SANE Nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)
 Worked in MCVSD for the last 13 years, teaching in the
LPN (adult nursing program) and with the Tech Prep
Nursing Students
Instructors, cont.
 Mrs. Carol Huggler, RN, MSN, APN-C
 >30 years experience as an RN in areas such as
Medical-Surgical, IV team, ICU, geriatric acute
medical in England, school nurse, and ortho/neuro.
 Obtained Teaching certificate via Alternate Route
 Certified as a Advanced Practice Nurse (APN-C),
Family Nurse Practitioner—work in walk-in clinic part

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