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Practical Nursing Program

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Two-Year Program – 5 Semesters

Junior Year

  • Fall semester – Nursing Science 1
    • Concept based curriculum
    • Nursing labs & simulations
  • Anatomy and Physiology: Students must have taken or be taking A & P during the first year of the Nursing Program.  A & P will be offered at CEC for students who do not have it available at the comprehensive high school – curriculum must be reviewed and meet PN program requirements.  
  • Spring Semester - Nursing Science 2 – Medical Surgical patients across the life span, assessments, therapeutic communication, patient teaching, beginning pharmacology
    • Concept based curriculum, clinical experiences with adult medical surgical patients,
    • Nursing labs & simulations
    • Nutrition on-line hybrid course (1 elective credit)

Summer Seniors

  • Nursing Science 3 – between 11th and 12th grade
  • Pharmacology Theory
  • Medical Surgical clinical experiences, basic care with medication administration
    • Concept based curriculum
    • Clinical with adult medical surgical patients & simulations

Senior Year

  • Fall semester – Nursing Science 4 – medical surgical nursing across the life span
    • Concept based curriculum
    • Clinical nursing care, medication administration, simulations, research projects
  • Spring Semester – Nursing Science 5 – Mental health, maternal child, pediatric care, leadership and management
    • Concept based curriculum
    • Mental health, maternal child clinical, pediatric patient clinical & simulations
    • Leadership and management.
Nursing 1 Fall sem of Junior Year
1.5 credits
Meets M-F at CEC  •  12:40–2:20 pm
CEC A&P meets 2:30-3:50 pm
Nursing 2 Spring sem of Junior year
1.5 credits
Clinical begins in February, meets M & Tu
Didactic /Class meets at CEC W-F  •  12:40–2:20 pm
CEC A&P meets 2:30-3:50 pm
Nursing 3 Summer between
Junior and Senior year
2.5 credits
Clinical meets M, Tu & W
8 hour days  •  Start and end times vary
Didactic/Class meets Th & F
Nutrition On-line (1 elective credit)
Nursing 4 Fall sem Senior year
1.5 credits
Clinical meets M & Tu  •  6:30–9:45 am
Didactic/Class W-F  •  6:45-9:45 am
Nursing 5 Spring sem Senior Year
1.5 credits
Clinical meets M & Tu  •  6:30–9:45 am
Didactic/Class W-F  •  6:45–9:45 am

All Didactic classes earn 1.0 credit per semester. Labs and clinical earn 0.5 credits per semester. Nutrition earns 1.0 credits. Total credits = 8.5. All credits are elective credits.

Please use the online PN Program application form found on the website.  Once you have created your account and set your password on this site, click on the "Nursing tab" to complete the Nursing program application - DO NOT use the general CEC application form.

You must use your PERSONAL email address to apply - your APS email address based on your student ID number will not work for this application site.


Applying to the CEC Practical Nursing program

Application Requirements:

  • Complete CEC PN application and submit by March 19, 2021
  • Provide three reference letters from Math, English and Science teachers
  • Attend interview sessions with nursing faculty
    • Interviews are scheduled at CEC on April 17, 2021
  • Write an essay on an assigned topic during the interview session
  • You will be contacted via YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL if you meet all entrance requirements.  Be sure to include your personal email address on the application.  
  • Do not use you APS Google account email.  We CANNOT CONTACT YOU on your APS Google account email.

Prerequisites:

  • Must attend a comprehensive APS High School, APS School of Choice,  or an APS Charter School
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be 16 years old by the first day of September in the year you begin the program.  
  • Must be capable of performing Essential Functions (see web site for information)
  • Must have two (2) semesters of Biology with a minimum of a “B” each semester
  • Must have two (2) years of Mathematics with a minimum of “B” each year

Additional Information: Once accepted into the program, the student will be expected to obtain:

  • Access to internet
  • Access to a printer with ink and paper
  • Electronic reader/lap top
  • Reliable transportation to clinical sites
  • Uniforms/ nursing shoes
  • Medical release to perform Essential Functions
  • Annual TB test
  • Annual influenza vaccine
  • Up-to-date immunizations
  • CPR certification – basic life support for healthcare providers
  • $150.00 lab fee due at the beginning of the first semester to cover the cost of ATI on-line preparation for nursing course work
  • $50.00 lab fee due at the beginning of each subsequent semester ($200.00 total)
  • Purchase of resource books as needed.  
    • Medication administration
    • Care plans
    • Pathophysiology
  • To participate in the clinical portion of the course, students
    • must be fingerprinted for NM Department of Health background checks
    • must be drug tested by a SAMSHA certified laboratory
    • these requirements will be scheduled during the end of the first semester of the program
  • Clinical settings require Social Security numbers and proof of citizenship.

All correspondence with the PN program is via personal email!   
You must provide a valid personal email address.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for CEC/ PN Applications: March 19, 2021
  • Reference letters due by April 16, 2021 (please use approved reference form)
  • Acceptance Letters sent via email by April 30, 2021
  • Mandatory Parent Meetings scheduled in June.
  • CPR classes scheduled at CEC in late June or early July

Please provide valid phone numbers, postal address, and personal email address.  APS Google accounts do not accept emails.


For further information, please contact Program Director or Admissions Coordinator:

Connie A Baker, MSN RN
Program Director

505-247-3658 ext. 45517
baker_c@ aps.edu
Pat Kious, BSN RN
Admissions Coordinator

505 247-3658 ext. 45436
kious@aps.edu

Program is nationally accredited by:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 | Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000  •  www.acenursing.org

Program is approved by:

New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School NE | Albuquerque, NM  87110
www.bon.state.nm.us

Counselors: Please do not enroll students, unless they have been accepted.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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Grades: 12
Required:  All applicants MUST PARTICIPATE IN UNM-EMS PLACEMENT TESTING.
Prerequisites: 

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA recommended
  • Two years of a laboratory science with a grade of C or better
  • EMS Placement Test at CEC March 18 at 3pm or March 20 at 8am

Requirements: 

  • Student must be 17 years of age by the first day of class in August 2021.
  • Students will be required to take an EMT entrance exam as part of the course selection.
  • Students are required complete initial course paperwork within one week of the start of the class, this may require parent/guardian signature.
  • Students are required to attend class sessions, and cannot miss more than 12 hours of class each semester.

Other Information:  Upon successful completion of this course and prior to employment you must pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. The individual will then apply for a New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician-Basic license. This class may fulfill the graduation requirement for a Dual Credit class if UNM continues supporting this program, but it is NOT guaranteed and students must meet requirements to be eligible to apply for UNM credit by the 2nd semester of the class.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website
New Mexico Emergency Medical Systems Bureau website

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
M, Tu & Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu&Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year Semester 1:  1.0 elective credit
Semester 2:  10 UNM college credits (3 APS) -OR- 1.5 APS elective credits
Session 2
M-Th
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year Semester 1:  1.0 elective credit
Semester 2:  10 UNM college credits (3 APS) -OR- 1.5 APS elective credits
Session 3
M-Th
2:30-3:50 pm
Full Year Semester 1:  1.0 elective credit
Semester 2:  10 UNM college credits (3 APS) -OR- 1.5 APS elective credits


CEC EMT Fee Schedule

Required Class Fee:
Fee for UNM - EMS Academy EMT Coursework:
This is a department administration fee not a UNM admissions fee. This fee includes but is not limited in covering curriculum and administrative support such as clinical books, personnel, needle-stick insurance, course curriculum and materials.
*Students may be enrolled in UNM and will receive 10 college credits: EMS 113 (8 Credits–Lecture) and EMS 142 (2 Credits–Lab) applicable towards a Bachelor Degree in EMS at UNM. New Mexico licensure is required for degree admissions.
Due by end of first six-week grading period.
TOTAL=$184.00
Additional Fees:
NREMT* – National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – EMT: certification exam (optional)
$80.00
NM EMT* – New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician – Basic: initial Licensure fees (optional)
$65.00
Class uniform - T-shirt with UNM EMS logo    $15.00 (short sleeves), $18.00 (long sleeves)
Please contact CEC Administration if there are concerns or financial difficulties with paying the fees. A payment plan can be set up or assistance can be given.

*NREMT and NM EMT fees are listed but are not required unless student is planning on getting certified. These fees are incurred after students finish the program.  Student must make arrangements with the testing centers:   the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the NM Emergency Medical Systems Bureau.

Medical Physics (Pre-Medical Science)

Grades:  11-12
Prerequisites:  One year regular Biology with a B and one year of Chemistry; 3.0 GPA recommended
Required:  A Letter of Recommendation from a math or science teacher must be emailed to joe.baker@aps.edu by March 19, 2021.

Do you want to pursue a career in medicine or medical research?

  • Cardiology
  • Medical case studies
  • Pathogenesis of Disease
“It inspires you for medical school and a career.”
- Amber, LCHS
Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
M, Tu, Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 2.0 Electives or 1.0 per sem
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50pm
Full Year 2.0 Electives or 1.0 per sem

 

Medical Physics is designed as an advanced lab science course to prepare college-bound students for a career in medicine.  The student leaves the course with a strong background in cardiology, anatomy, histology, biochemistry, physiology, and experimental design and presentation.  The student diagnoses, treats, and understands disease processes using case studies of real patients throughout the entire year. When possible, a field trip to the UNM medical school cadaver lab culminates a lab unit on the internal organs.   Reading, writing, speaking, and research strategies are integrated throughout the course.  

Nursing Assistant

nursing assistant logoWould you like to enter the health care job market?
Would you like to earn 7 college credits?
Nursing Assistants are vital members of the health care team and are in high demand.

Grades:  11-12
Lab fee:  CNM Fee: $194.51 Includes (2) uniforms, stethoscope, gait belt and background check + CEC Fee: $40.00 = TOTAL $234.51 (Payment Plan/Scholarships available)

Prerequisites:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA  
  • Pass the CNM Accuplacer  (next Gen Reading Score 238 or higher or ACT/SAT equivalency)
  • Placement Test offered at CEC on March 18th at 5pm or March 20th at 10am. 

*Dual Enrollment credit is not guaranteed. Students MUST meet the pre-reqs for any specific course AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution. All DC students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term which the classes are scheduled (see instructions on how to enroll at CNM). Students MUST come to CEC at the start of the school year already with a CNM id#. CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the CNM course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the CNM course and adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution.

CNM Nursing Assistant program website
CNM Nursing Assistant Compliance website

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Fall Semester
M, Tu, W
12:30-4:00
Clinical portion will include some afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays
One semester 7 college credits
Health 1001 Clinical Preparation (online)
NA 1020 Principles of Nursing Assistant (class)
NA 1093 Principles of Nursing (lab)
NA 1190 Nursing Assistant (clinical)
Spring Semester
M, Tu, W
12:30-4:00
Clinical portion will include some afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays
One semester 7 college credits
Health 1001 Clinical Preparation (online)
NA 1020 Principles of Nursing Assistant (class)
NA 1093 Principles of Nursing (lab)
NA 1190 Nursing Assistant (clinical)