House Bill 2504

Fall 2012 Course Syllabus

NURA-1301-01 - Nurse Aide Health Care Organization I

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2012
InstructorAllen, Shalanda Rochelle
Phone(409) 984-6363
E-mailallensr@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Margaret Gongre
Phone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:sealsma@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:Office Hours: As posted and by appointment
Building:Faculty Offices Pavilion (FOP)
Room:106
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Course Information
Course Number90356
Course Description Preparation for entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observations, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasizing interaction between residents and members of the healthcare team through successful communication techniques. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Course Prerequisites Admission to Lamar State College- Port Arthur
Required Textbooks Sorrentino, Shelia,(2011). Long-Term Care Nursing Assistants (6th edition) St. Louis, MO
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:

1. Because poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment, attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.

2. A student who is absent from course activities for more than three (3) days may be dropped from the program by the Program Director.

3. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.

4. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the beginning of the class (2 or more times) will be counseled and a plan of corrective action determined. Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students who arrive after the beginning of class should not enter the classroom and should wait until break to enter.

5. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If the student is unable to contact the instructor(s), the student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872 ext. 6356. The student should also email the faculty or call the faculty office and leave a voicemail.

6. Students who arrive after an exam starts, but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty. They are given no additional time.

Course Grading Scale 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-74 = D Below 60 = F
Determination of Final Grade 1.        There will be no review of the final exam and the exam grade itself will not be posted.

2.        Examinations are based on course objectives.

3.        Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. There are NO Make-up exams or quizzes. A grade of zero (0) will be recorded for any missed quiz, and the numerical grade on the final will be substituted for the first missed unit exam.

4.        Evaluation of Examinations: After each exam, the faculty uses psychometric principles to evaluate the examination. Items missed by 50% or more of the class are reviewed. If an item is found to be flawed, the faculty may give credit for more than one answer or nullify the item. When an item is nullified, the key is changed so that all answers are credited as correct. That is, if a student answered the item as originally keyed, the student will retain the credit for the item. If a student’s answer differs from the one originally keyed, the student is credited for the nullified item. In other words, everyone gets credit for the item and no one loses credit.

5.        The Comprehensive Final Exam must be taken.

6.         No questions may be asked during exams. Students who arrive after the exam starts, but before it ends may take the exam without penalty, however, they will not be allowed additional time. If a student must miss an exam, the student must contact the instructor prior to the exam or within twenty-four (24) hours of the exam.

6.        No make-up unit exams are given. The numerical grade attained on the Comprehensive Final exam is substituted for any missed unit exam(s).

7.        If a student scores less than a “75” on a unit examination, the student is required to make an appointment with an instructor prior to the next examination. At that time, the student and instructor will review the examination and, with the assistance of the instructor, identify strategies to improve performance on subsequent examinations.

8.        Any challenge to exam questions must be presented in writing within one (1) week of the review of the exam. Disputed test items must be submitted by the student along with proposed answer supported by documentation from the current textbook, handouts, and/or lecture reference material.

9.        The Final exam grade will be weighted equivalent to two (2) unit exams.

10.        The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:

Exam I                Grade

Exam II                Grade

Exam III                Grade

Med- Term Quiz (Instructor discretion) Grade

Final                Grade

Final                Grade

Total/5=Grade



11. Total divided by 5 possible grades. Subject to change

12. A minimum average of 75% in Basic Nursing 1301, independent of all other requirements, is necessary to pass the course and attend clinical.

13. An overall grade of “75” or greater for NURA 1301 and a satisfactory (S) in lab/clinical is necessary to attend clinical and to be eligible for the State of Texas Nurse Aide Certification Skills and Written examination. If a student receives a grade of 75 or greater in NURA 1301 and a U in NURA 1160 lab/clinical the student will receive a grade of D in NURA 1301

Final Exam Date November 8, 2012 - 12:30 PM
Major Assignments Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, and Final Exam



Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1: Introduction into Long-Term Care and Resident’s Rights

Week 2: Communicating with the Health Care Team

Week 3: Nutrition and Fluids, Confusion and Dementia

Week 4: Common Health Care Diseases

Week 5: Safety and Preventing Falls

Week 6: Body Mechanics

Week 7: Sexuality

Week 8: Urinary and Bowel Elimination

Week 9: Hygiene and Grooming

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes         Upon completion of the Basic Nursing Course students will be able to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities:



1.        Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of the nursing profession.

2.        Provide safe care to multiple patients who have diverse health care needs.

3.        Adopt an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.

4.        Cooperate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide optimum, evidence-based, safe, care to patients.

5.(ALPHA) DEMONSTRATES COMPREHENSION OF CONTENT-AREA READING MATERIAL.

















Course Student Learning Outcomes Course Student Learning Outcomes



















        In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA NURA 1301 Nursing students will develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as basic nurse. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:        



1. Provide basic care to residents in a long-term care facility.        

2.        Communicate and interact effectively with residents and their families based on sensitivity to the psychosocial needs.        

3.        Assist residents in attaining and maintaining basic comfort and safety.         

4.         Protect, support, and promote the rights of the residents. Demonstrate skills in observing and reporting.        

5. Provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents. Function effectively as a member of the health care team.         







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.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.
Additional Information
Important Information
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.
Copyright Violations 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 Statement 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 programs.

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.
Privacy Notice 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.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

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.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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