GREAT BASIN COLLEGE
Health Sciences and Human Services
Faculty Senate Report October 16, 2009
The Department of Health Sciences and Human Services provides superior, career relevant
courses and programs that are responsive to the individual and professional aspirations of
students living and working in rural Nevada.
1. Radiology Technology:
a. Ultrasound Program started this semester with 2 students enrolled.
i. Clinical sites are located in Elko, Winnemucca, Fallon and Pahrump.
ii. NNRH donated 2 ultrasound machines for the program.
b. The radiology program has a total of 25 students. Twelve (12) first year and
thirteen (13) second year students.
c. Accreditation of the radiology program: The self study for accreditation from
the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiology Technology (JRCERT)
was submitted the end of August. The site visit dates are not yet determined.
d. Kelley Bell of Winnemucca was hired as an adjunct faculty for the program.
She will be instructing a portion of the clinical classes.
e. The shared radiology room with Rural Health is not working and needs to be
2. Human Services:
a. Core course enrollment: 88 students
b. Over 30 students have declared majors
c. Practicum participation: 1 student at Bright Path
d. IAV delivery sites for the program include: Winnemucca, Pahrump, Ely, Wells
e. Accreditation self study began this fall and a review committee established.
i. The first meeting was held September 16, 2009
3. Emergency Medical Services:
a. GBC is now a AHA training site providing Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced
Life Support (ALS).
b. One full time faculty member a one adjunct faculty were certified as Advanced
Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
instructors this summer.
c. Roseana Gignac was hired as an adjunct faculty and she taught an EMT Basic
course this summer.
d. EMT-Intermediate course is being offered Fall Semester with 13 students
enrolled including 3 students from Ely, 1 from Battle Mountain, 1 from
Winnemucca and 1 from Crescent Valley. The course work is completed on line
with 4 Saturday skills labs on the Elko Campus.
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e. Two First Responder Courses (total of 34 student enrolled) are being offered
f. An EMT Basic/EMT Intermediate refresher course is offered.
g. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Professional CPR and First Aid
courses are offered.
h. The Associate Degree in EMS, Paramedic is progressing well. The plan is to
submit the course to Faculty Senate later this fall for approval, and submit to
the Board Of Regents in the Spring of 2010 with implementation in Fall of 2010.
4. Certified Nursing Assistant
a. Continues to be popular course. Total enrollment for Spring 2009 was 92.
b. Of the 51 students tested at GBC for Spring 2009, only 1 failed = a pass rate of
98%! Congratulations to students and instructors!
c. Fall enrollment 2009 includes: Winnemucca 8 students, Battle Mountain 10
students, Elko 15 students, and Pahrump 15 students. In addition, the
Christmas break class in Elko has 15 students and a large waiting list.
1. Associate Degree Nursing
a. All 10 students who graduated in May passed the National licensing
examination for registered nurses, which means a 100% pass rate! The last
time that the AAS Nursing Program had a 100% pass rate was with the 1999
graduating class. All graduates are employed; 4 of whom are working at
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital and 3 of whom are working at
Humboldt General Hospital.
b. Ended up with 22 first year nursing students and 23 2 nd year nursing students.
The second year group includes a student who needed to withdraw last year
for personal reasons and was readmitted, plus a licensed professional nurse
who met all of the requirements and was admitted as a second year student.
c. Our total enrollment of 45 associate degree nursing students is the largest in
the history of the program.
2. Baccalaureate Nursing Program (RN-BSN)
a. 8 RN’s were admitted to the BSN program this fall. All but 1 are graduates of
GBC’s associate degree nursing program. Total number of BSN students is 25.
Total number of graduates to date is 11.