(Sleep Medicine) Polysomnography – Transition, AAS

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Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) to AAS in PSG Transition

The Polysomnography–A45670T curriculum prepares individuals, working in conjunction with a physician, to perform and interpret sleep studies and to provide comprehensive clinical evaluations that are required for the diagnosis of sleep-related disorders.

Students should acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform sleep studies, including recording and interpreting events observed during sleep. Treatment of sleep-related disorders and patient education focused on healthy sleep habits will also be discussed.

The RPSGT to AAS in PSG Transition program is designed for current unrestricted Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) to complete the Associate in Applied Science Polysomnography Degree. Applicants must meet the minimum admissions requirements, which include submitting a current RPSGT certificate/license/credential.

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SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes.
  • PSG 112 – PSG Fundamentals
    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to manage/function in a polysomnographic laboratory. Topics include recordkeeping, scheduling techniques, creation/implementation of departmental policies, reimbursement, the technologist’s role as sleep advocate, and case management/patient education.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • PSG 113 – PSG Instrumentation
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of sleep technology electrical equipment and recording of bio-electric potentials. Topics include Ohm’s Law; common-mode rejection; components related to recording bio-electric potentials; function and application of sleep technology equipment; and construct/verify montages.
  • PSG 214 – PSG Clinical Apps I
    This course provides practical application of theories covered in previous PSG courses. Emphasis is placed on polysomnography testing and procedures.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking.
  • PSG 114 – PSG Clinical Education I
    This course provides orientation to the polysomnography clinical environment. Emphasis is placed on workflows, reviewing patient charts and orders, patient preparation and hook-ups, and proper time management.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • MED 118 – Medical Law and Ethics
    This course covers legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice, medical practice acts, informed consent, and bioethical issues. Emphasis is placed on legal terms, professional attitudes, and the principles and basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services.
  • PSG 212 – Infant/Pediatric PSG
    This course provides the knowledge and skills to perform and score polysomnographic procedures on infants and pediatric patients. Emphasis is placed on infant/pediatric assessment, monitoring, and sleep disorders.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • PSG 211 – Polysomnography II
    This course provides advanced-level didactic, laboratory, and clinical training in polysomnography. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain and evaluate high-quality sleep recordings.
  • PSG 213 – Case Study/Exam Review
    This course provides an opportunity to review clinical cases and prepare for the polysomnography credentialing exam. Emphasis is placed on case management and review for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Exam.
Polysomnography – Transition, AAS
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Paying for College

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TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

GABRIEL WOOTEN

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LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

KRISTEN JOYNER

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Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

ATANACIO BORJA ARREOLA

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LCC Guarantee Scholarship

CHRISTINA MENDOZA

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FAITH LAM

“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

JAYLEN ROUSE

“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

MADISON SMITH

“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

PATRICK CARR

“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

BROCK ALCOCK

“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Beth Payne, BS, RPSGT, RRT
Polysomnography & Electroneurodiagnostic Program Chair/Instructor

Administration (Bldg 3), Room 218C
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 347
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: bapayne05@lenoircc.edu

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