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Fall 2017

Section 0939 of HLC160
Medical Terminology -- : Aug 22 - Dec 12 2017

Section 1164 of MA163
Basic Clinical Skills for Medical Assisting -- : Aug 23 - Dec 13 2017
ORIENTATION & SKILL PACK PICK UP on Mon, August 21, 2017, 8am to 12pm, Race Building, Skills Lab. Please contact Katherine Slusser at kslusser@santarosa.edu to get instructions on how to order your clinical skills supplies pack. This skill pack costs $282.36 and is used for MA 163 and MA 165 in Fall 2017, and in MA 174 in Spring 2018. One you have purchased your skills pack, please bring your payment receipt to the Orientation. Without this payment receipt, your skill pack will not be released to you. Please wear the entire uniform to the Orientation as described here: Uniform Dress Code Requirements. You will be given your ID badges at the Orientation. Bring something to take notes with - either paper and pen, or an electronic device. Before the Orientation, please buy 1 order of the following Small Stackable Totes (1 order comes with 3 totes), cost is roughly $7. Label each tote with the following: “First and Last Name, SRJC MA Student”, and bring them to Orientation. Buying 1 set of 3 totes will be good for use in MA 163 and MA 165 in Fall 2017, and MA 174 in Spring 2018.

Section 1166 of MA165
Pharmacology and Administration of Medications -- : Aug 22 - Dec 12 2017
ORIENTATION & SKILL PACK PICK UP on Mon, August 21, 2017, 8am to 12pm, Race Building, Skills Lab. Please contact Katherine Slusser at kslusser@santarosa.edu to get instructions on how to order your clinical skills supplies pack. This skill pack costs $282.36 and is used for MA 163 and MA 165 in Fall 2017, and in MA 174 in Spring 2018. One you have purchased your skills pack, please bring your payment receipt to the Orientation. Without this payment receipt, your skill pack will not be released to you. Please wear the entire uniform to the Orientation as described here: Uniform Dress Code Requirements. You will be given your ID badges at the Orientation. Bring something to take notes with - either paper and pen, or an electronic device. Before the Orientation, please buy 1 order of the following Small Stackable Totes (1 order comes with 3 totes), cost is roughly $7. Label each tote with the following: “First and Last Name, SRJC MA Student”, and bring them to Orientation. Buying 1 set of 3 totes will be good for use in MA 163 and MA 165 in Fall 2017, and MA 174 in Spring 2018.

Summer 2017

Section 8426 of HLC160
Medical Terminology -- : Jun 19 - Aug 09 2017

Spring 2017

Section 5177 of MA161
Law and Ethics for Medical Assistants -- : Jan 23 - Apr 24 2017

Section 5179 of MA163B
Clinical Procedures 2 -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2017

Section 5180 of MA163BL
Clinical Experience 2 -- : Jan 23 - May 15 2017

Section 5181 of MA166.4
Externship: Clinical Medical Assisting -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2017
The above section meets in room 4036 on 1/17 & 1/24 and in room 4044 on 1/31.

Section 7237 of MA164
Theories of the Clinical Laboratory -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2017

A.A. Degree Liberal Arts, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
A.S. Degree Registered Nursing, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
B.S. Degree Nursing, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Preceptorship in Spiritual Care, Certified in Community Health
Essentials Life Coaching, JFK University, Berkeley, CA
Professional Life Coaching, Erikson College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Academic Experience: 

Health Occupations Educator since 1995 at SRJC; RN, LVN, Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, and more recently Medical Terminology, Medical Law and Ethics, and Medical Office Assisting

Professional Areas of Interest: 

My goals as an educator are not only to inform but to inspire students to find and follow their highest calling; to dream of ways to improve health care and to passionately pursue those dreams.

I consider myself "a man with a thousand teachers", having learned from so many people with cancer. I now am following my calling to bring a deeper level of caring into the field of health care. Based training, research, and personal experience, I advocate an approach to Spiritual Care (for patients, their loved ones, and for care givers) based on common spiritual needs rather than on religion. Health care in general is failing to address people's spiritual needs (out of deference to political correctness, I suppose), and in doing so overlook powerful healing modalities in favor of symptom management. We can do so much better, and to that end, I dedicate the remainder of my vocation to my friends with cancer and to all who love them.

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 


Canine Social Therapy training and visiting, three years
Youth Work and Counseling, West Sonoma County and Santa Rosa, 25 years
Teaching Parenting Classes, Pregnancy Counseling Center, S.R., 5 years
Medical Reserve Corps (Disaster Preparedness), Santa Rosa, 5 years
Advisory Board, Memorial and Petaluma Hospice, 5 years
Advisory Board, SRJC Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program, 5 years

Honors and Awards: 

Graduated with Honors for Academic Achievement and with Distinction for contributions to the field of nursing in the area of Spiritual Care from Sonoma State University

Won the 8th Grade Cha-cha contest Welcome Students and visitors!
You have made a great choice by investigating or attending health science occupations courses at SRJC. We, the faculty and staff, have worked together for many years to improve the quality of education here, and have earned a reputation as a leader in health care education.
I want to thank you in advance for the contribution of your time, energy, and caring that has represented the many students before you and will be your opportunity to add to the legacy of SRJC and on our impact health care and on the members of our community. You will help make the difference in the future that will save health care from being money-driven or being motivated by providing minimum standard care for the convenience of the care givers and systems. These trying times in our nation and the world are calling out for leaders who will create a new, powerful environment for healing in our field. To accomplish this we must be ready and able to create new images of what health care is. For decades, there has been much discussion about health care being "client centered" and "wholistic", but the prevailing model continues to be centered on symptom management and meeting minimum standards. The current economic climate has contributed to this in at least two ways; there is increasing pressure to get more done with less (less time, less money, and therefore if we are not aware enough; less caring) and the entrance into the field of people who may be following a desire for "a steady job and income" more than a passion in their heart to help other people. While no standards can be imposed on one's motivation to enter health care as an occupation, it is wise for each of us to search our hearts and respond to the highest calling we can find within. In my 30+ years of health care experience, I have seen the quality of care suffer at the hands of those who are motivated by their self interest more than by the good of their clients. In addition, these care givers frequently burn out, in the worst scenarios stay on the job, sharing "minimum thinking" and negative attitudes with other staff members and inflicting these things on their patients.
Do not let this be the case for YOU! Follow the calling you have inside of you! Each of us has a destiny that is a triumph to discover and fulfill, and a tragedy to miss. One current author and teacher on the subject of living with purpose is Rick Warren, who said "Don't look around for what the world needs, look inside to see what makes you come alive. Because what the world really needs is people who have come alive!"
In addition to making the best information we have available to you, I will give you as many opportunities to "come alive" as I can. We no longer need to settle for the mediocre standards of the world around us. WE can create the climate for whole teams and systems of people who have high level of relationship and commitment to shared core values that will transform health care.
Join me and others who are already on this quest! We can work hard together to become the best care givers and teams we can be, and make a real difference in the lives of literally thousands of people who will come to us for care. How does that sound to you? Let me know! I am committed to your success both in your profession and on your personal journey. In order to serve you best, please let me know what barriers you face that threaten your success. Many of them will be overcome easily with the right people and resources, and all of them can be overcome with more effort!

Welcome Students and visitors!
You have made a great choice by investigating or attending health science occupations courses at SRJC. We, the faculty and staff, have worked together for many years to improve the quality of education here, and have earned a reputation as a leader in health care education.
I want to thank you in advance for the contribution of your time, energy, and caring that has represented the many students before you and will be your opportunity to add to the legacy of SRJC and on our impact health care and on the members of our community. You will help make the difference in the future that will save health care from being money-driven or being motivated by providing minimum standard care for the convenience of the care givers and systems. These trying times in our nation and the world are calling out for leaders who will create a new, powerful environment for healing in our field. To accomplish this we must be ready and able to create new images of what health care is. For decades, there has been much discussion about health care being "client centered" and "wholistic", but the prevailing model continues to be centered on symptom management and meeting minimum standards. The current economic climate has contributed to this in at least two ways; there is increasing pressure to get more done with less (less time, less money, and therefore if we are not aware enough; less caring) and the entrance into the field of people who may be following a desire for "a steady job and income" more than a passion in their heart to help other people. While no standards can be imposed on one's motivation to enter health care as an occupation, it is wise for each of us to search our hearts and respond to the highest calling we can find within. In my 30+ years of health care experience, I have seen the quality of care suffer at the hands of those who are motivated by their self interest more than by the good of their clients. In addition, these care givers frequently burn out, in the worst scenarios stay on the job, sharing "minimum thinking" and negative attitudes with other staff members and inflicting these things on their patients.
Do not let this be the case for YOU! Follow the calling you have inside of you! Each of us has a destiny that is a triumph to discover and fulfill, and a tragedy to miss. One current author and teacher on the subject of living with purpose is Rick Warren, who said "Don't look around for what the world needs, look inside to see what makes you come alive. Because what the world really needs is people who have come alive!"
In addition to making the best information we have available to you, I will give you as many opportunities to "come alive" as I can. We no longer need to settle for the mediocre standards of the world around us. WE can create the climate for whole teams and systems of people who have high level of relationship and commitment to shared core values that will transform health care.
Join me and others who are already on this quest! We can work hard together to become the best care givers and teams we can be, and make a real difference in the lives of literally thousands of people who will come to us for care. How does that sound to you? Let me know! I am committed to your success both in your profession and on your personal journey. In order to serve you best, please let me know what barriers you face that threaten your success. Many of them will be overcome easily with the right people and resources, and all of them can be overcome with more effort!

Committed to excellence, RonWelcome Students and visitors!
You have made a great choice by investigating or attending health science occupations courses at SRJC. We, the faculty and staff, have worked together for many years to improve the quality of education here, and have earned a reputation as a leader in health care education.
I want to thank you in advance for the contribution of your time, energy, and caring that has represented the many students before you and will be your opportunity to add to the legacy of SRJC and on our impact health care and on the members of our community. You will help make the difference in the future that will save health care from being money-driven or being motivated by providing minimum standard care for the convenience of the care givers and systems. These trying times in our nation and the world are calling out for leaders who will create a new, powerful environment for healing in our field. To accomplish this we must be ready and able to create new images of what health care is. For decades, there has been much discussion about health care being "client centered" and "wholistic", but the prevailing model continues to be centered on symptom management and meeting minimum standards. The current economic climate has contributed to this in at least two ways; there is increasing pressure to get more done with less (less time, less money, and therefore if we are not aware enough; less caring) and the entrance into the field of people who may be following a desire for "a steady job and income" more than a passion in their heart to help other people. While no standards can be imposed on one's motivation to enter health care as an occupation, it is wise for each of us to search our hearts and respond to the highest calling we can find within. In my 30+ years of health care experience, I have seen the quality of care suffer at the hands of those who are motivated by their self interest more than by the good of their clients. In addition, these care givers frequently burn out, in the worst scenarios stay on the job, sharing "minimum thinking" and negative attitudes with other staff members and inflicting these things on their patients.
Do not let this be the case for YOU! Follow the calling you have inside of you! Each of us has a destiny that is a triumph to discover and fulfill, and a tragedy to miss. One current author and teacher on the subject of living with purpose is Rick Warren, who said "Don't look around for what the world needs, look inside to see what makes you come alive. Because what the world really needs is people who have come alive!"
In addition to making the best information we have available to you, I will give you as many opportunities to "come alive" as I can. We no longer need to settle for the mediocre standards of the world around us. WE can create the climate for whole teams and systems of people who have high level of relationship and commitment to shared core values that will transform health care.
Join me and others who are already on this quest! We can work hard together to become the best care givers and teams we can be, and make a real difference in the lives of literally thousands of people who will come to us for care. How does that sound to you? Let me know! I am committed to your success both in your profession and on your personal journey. In order to serve you best, please let me know what barriers you face that threaten your success. Many of them will be overcome easily with the right people and resources, and all of them can be overcome with more effort!

Committed to excellence, Ron