House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus RNSG-2362-30 - Clinical RN Training
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
RNSG-2362-30 - Clinical RN Training
|Instructor||Browning, Janis M.|
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|Course Description||A health-related work-based experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.|
|Course Prerequisites||RNSG 1423 Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs; RNSG 1260 Clinical RNSG; RNSG 2514 Care of Patients with Complex Health Care Needs; RNSG 2535 Integrated Client Care Management|
Ackley, B. J., & Ladwig, G. B. (2011). Nursing diagnosis handbook: A guide to planning care (9th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.
American Psychological Association (2009). Concise rules of APA style (6th Ed.). Washington, D.C.
Finkelman, A. W. (2006). Leadership and management in nursing. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson, Prentice
Hodgson, B. B., & Kizior, R. J. (2010). Saunders nursing drug handbook 2010. St. Louis, MO, Saunders Elsevier.
NOTE: Or current drug guide of choice.
Ignatavicious, D. D. & Workman, M. L. (2010). Medical-Surgical Nursing - Single Volume (6th Ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
Langford, R.W. & Thompson, J.D. (2005). Mosby’s handbook of diseases (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (2006). Best practices: Evidence-based nursing practice (2nd Ed.). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins a Wolters Kluwer.
McKinney, E. S., Jones, S. R., Murray, S. S. & Ashwill, J. W. (2009). Maternal-child nursing (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
Mosby (2008). PDQ for RN – nursing facts at hand (2nd ed. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.
NCLEX-RN Review Book of Choice
Pagana, K. D., & Pagana, T. J. (2010). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests (4th Ed.). St. Louis, MO, Mosby Elsevier. NOTE: Or current diagnostic and lab test manual of choice
Varcarolis, E. & Halter, M. (2009). Essentials of psychiatric mental health nursing- a communication approach to evidence-based care. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
1. Attendance at all scheduled clinical experiences is expected.
2. Students are not to work the shift immediately preceding clinical.
3. Students who are "NO CALL NO SHOW" demonstrate a lack of accountability and unprofessional conduct; therefore, they FAIL CLINICAL for the semester. The only possible exception is if a student is unable to call the faculty, the clinical facility, or the college.
4. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the faculty prior to any absence from clinical experiences. If the student is missing a clinical day, s/he must notify the assigned clinical faculty and preceptor. Call at least one-half hour before scheduled assignment.
5. If the clinical faculty does not return the student’s calls after two consecutive calls, fifteen minutes apart, the student should leave a voice mail and then call 984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872 ext. 6356 and leave a message.
6. Students cannot meet the objectives of the Upward Mobility Nursing Program without attending clinical.
|Course Grading Scale||90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-69 = D Below 59 =|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Teaching Plan (2 averaged) 20%
Acute Care Case Study (1) 20%
Mental Health Care Plan and Assessment (1 of each averaged) 15%
Clinical Summaries (2 averaged) 15%
Clinical Care Plans (2 averaged) 15%
Community Summary (1) 15%
Two Virtual Clinical Excursion assignments Pass/Fail
|Final Exam Date||December 4, 2011 - 5:00 PM|
|Major Assignments||Clinical 144 hours total|
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||Clinical 144 hours total|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
The Upward Mobility Nursing Program provides educational experiences that offer opportunities for the student to:
1. Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards for the professional nurse.
2. Use a systematic problem-solving process to provide safe, individualized, evidence-based nursing care and coordinate care for a limited number of patients who have complex needs with predictable or unpredictable outcomes in various health care settings.
3. Adopt an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
4. Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide optimum, evidence-based, and safe care to patients.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, RNSG 2361 and RNSG 2362 Clinical assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a registered nurse. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Use critical thinking and the nursing process to provide care to patients with complex health problems.
2. State the rationale and the effects of medications and treatments and shall correctly administer the same.
3. Accurately and completely report and document:
a. Patient’s status including signs, symptoms, and responses
b. Nursing care provided
c. Administration of medications and treatments
d. Patient’s response to medications and treatments
e. Contacts with other health care team members concerning significant events regarding patient’s status.
4. Implement measures to promote a safe environment for patients and others.
5. Respect the patient’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated or allowed by law to disclose the information.
6 Promote and participate in patient education and counseling based on health needs.
7. Obtain instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices.
8. Notify the appropriate individual when leaving a nursing assignment.
9. Maintain professional boundaries of the nurse-patient relationship.
10. Provide without discrimination, nursing services regardless of age, disability, economic status, gender, national origin, race, religion, or health problems of the patient served.
11. Collaborate with the patient, members of the health care team and, when appropriate, the patient’s significant other(s) in providing the patient’s health care.
12. Demonstrate personal accountability and responsibility for providing safe nursing care.
13. Identify community resources available to assist patients and families in meeting on-going biological, social, psychological, cultural, and spiritual needs throughout the life span.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the Student Handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty. These policies will be strictly enforced. Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of scholastic dishonesty are prohibited and are grounds for disciplinary action according to the LSC-PA Student Handbook. Anyone who copies more than six consecutive words from a source and does not document the source has committed plagiarism. Students guilty of academic misconduct either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. In addition, to other possible disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed through the regular LSC-PA procedures as a result of academic misconduct, the instructor has the authority to assign an F or a zero for the exercise or examination or to assign an F in the course. Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations or upon review of exams unless the Special populations coordinator has determined that such a device is a reasonable accommodation for a disability. Under any other circumstances, the use of an electronic device during an examination shall be considered academic dishonesty, and will result in appropriate sanctions as outlined in the Course Syllabus, in the Faculty Handbook (Section IX-1) and in the Student Handbook (“Academic Dishonesty”)
TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING CHAPTER 213 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
RULE 213.27 Good Professional Character:
(a) Good professional character is the integrated pattern of personal, academic and occupational behaviors which, in the judgment of the Board, indicates that an individual is able to consistently conform his or her conduct to the requirements of the Nursing Practice Act, the Board's rules and regulations, and generally accepted standards of nursing practice including, but not limited to, behaviors indicating honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, reliability, and integrity.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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