(3) Field nursing. Instruction and performance oriented training in the
administration of emergency care and first aid to combat casualties is presented in
classroom and field settings. Training is given in the protection of self and subordinates
when operating in a nuclear-biological-chemical contaminated environment.
b. Phase II.
(1) Medical-surgical nursing I. Basic practical nursing skills are learned in an
integrated classroom and clinical experience approach. Basic nursing competencies
are practiced on medical and surgical nursing units, to include the care of geriatric and
(2) Medical-surgical nursing II. Basic medical-surgical nursing skills and
knowledge are expanded with classroom and clinical instruction in the nursing care of a
patient with problems in various body systems, to include musculoskeletal, blood and
blood forming, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, and endocrine
(3) Medical-surgical nursing III. Students receive theoretical instruction and
clinical experience in the delivery of practical nursing care to adult patients with cancer,
reproductive disorders, and mental illness. Nursing care related to obstetrics is
c. Phase III.
(1) Critical care nursing. Students will obtain the opportunity to acquire the
beginning skills necessary to function in a critical care environment. The training
includes 40 hours of classroom instruction focusing on advanced anatomy and
physiology; pathophysiology of critical disease processes and integration of
pharmacology; and medical and nursing management/treatment modalities for the
critically injured/ill patient.
(2) Preceptorship. Students will also receive 80 hours of clinical instruction
in a critical care environment.
(3) State board examination and preparation. During this phase, the student
will receive NCLEX preparation through a structured review and the NCLEX predictor
exam. Prior to completion of Phase 3, students will be required to sit for and complete
the NCLEX--Practical Nurse (PN) examination.
(4) Outprocessing. During this module, outprocessing is accomplished and
the students are assisted with permanent change of station (PCS) to their follow-on