House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1304-01 (Foundations of Nursing)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorBrown, Carolyn G.
Phone(409) 984-6368
E-mailbrownc1@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M-F 0800-1500
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:128
Course Information
Course ID #10360
Course Subject-Number-SectionVNSG-1304-01
Course TitleFoundations of Nursing
Course Description Introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal

and ethical issues and role of the vocational nurse. Topics include mental health,

therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process and

holistic awareness.

Course Prerequisites : BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology                                  NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations I                                          NURA 1160 Clinical (VN 1410)                                                                  Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program
Required Textbooks Eby, L., & Brown, N. J. (2009). Mental health nursing care (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ.: Prentice Hall:

*Hodgson, B.B & Kizor, R.J (2010). “Saunders nursing drug handbook 2010” St. Louis: Saunders.

Hill, S. S. & Howlett, H. S., Success in practical/ vocational nursing, (6th ed.). St.

        Louis: Mosby.

*Langford, R&E Thompson, JD (2005). Mosby’s handbook of diseases (3rded.).St. Louis: Mosby.

*Langford, R.W (2008). Mosby’s PDQ for LPN: nursing facts at hand (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby

*Pagna, K.d. & Pagana, T.S. (2009). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory test (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby

Potter, P. A. & Perry A. G. (2007). Basic essentials for practice (6th ed.). St. Louis:

Mosby

*Swearingen P.L (2009). All-in-one care planning resource (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

*Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary (20th ed.).(2005) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis

*Clinical Notebook (that will be provided by the faculty)

Recommended:

Castaldi, P. A. (2007). Study guide for basic nursing essential for practice (6th ed.).

        St. Louis: Mosby.

Evolve Reach comprehensive review for the NCLEX-PN Examination (2nd ed.). (2009).

St. Louis: Mosby.

Silvestri, L. (2006). Comprehensive review for NCLEX-PN (3rd ed.). St Louis: Saunders.

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

2.        Use a systematic problem-solving process in the care of multiple patients who have predictable health care needs to provide safe, individualized, goal-directed nursing care.

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.

Major Assignments         1/21                                        1/28                                2/4        

1304

0800-1100

F 2 Stress MH 6

1200

Med Terms

1500

1200-1500

F 13, 20

Safety sensory

Room 120                                1304

0800-1100

Profession S 4 5

Test Skills

Room 122

12:00

Open lab to start practicing on PA                                1304

0800-1100

F3, MH2 Legal

Room 120

1500

1200-1500

24, 28

Oxygen/Dx testing/ specimen collection

Room 120        

2/11                                2/18                                2/25        

1304

EXAM I

0800-11:00

Room 120

1200-1500

F 23

Admission/

Discharge

Transfer

Room 120                                1304

08:00-15:00

F 4-6

Critical thinking, Nsg process

ALL DAY

Room 120

                                1304

08:00-11:00

Foundationof Psyche.

MH 1-3

Room 120        

3/4                                3/18                3/25                4/1        

1304

F 8 MH 5

Ther. communic

1200

Clinical orientation at facilities                                 1304

800

Exam II

12:00

NCLEX 2500 Group B                1304

08:00-11:00

F 14 Cultural Div.

1304

12:00-15:00

F 1 Health & Wellness                

1304

08:00-11:00

F 14 MH 4

Caring in nsg/ spirit

1200-1500

NCLEX 2500        

4/8        4/15                        4/29                                        5/13        

. 1304

800-1500

F 11 Growth & Dev        1304

Care plans/Nursing Process Review

                        

1304

08:00

Exam III                                         1304

0800

FINAL EXAM        

Discussion Topics 1.        Topic:        Orientation to the Vocational Nursing Program

2.        Topic:         Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of

various cultural and ethnic groups teaching them to identify methods of coping with stress.

3.        Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in developing medical                 terminology

4.        Topic:         Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in nurturing

Professional integrity.

5.        Topic:        Promoting Success in Nursing Education

6.        Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of

7.        Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups for legal principles in nursing.

8. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups for standards of ethical values

9. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups with critical thinking and nursing judgment.

10Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups utilizing the nursing process

11. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups in the mental health setting.

12. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups while identifying therapeutic relationships

13.Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups considering communication          stumbling blocks.

14.Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse caring for clients of various cultures and ethnicities throughout the various stages of growth and development

15.Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups and working with or without an interpreter.

16.Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups with altered health and wellness.

17.Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups in the health care delivery system.

18.Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups while coordinating client care.

19.Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in Nurse Leadership, Management and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN.

20. Topic: The principles of caring used by the Vocational Nurse.

21. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups and providing spirit health.

22. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse to incorporate the family in caring for clients of various cultural and ethnic groups.

Attendance Policy Attendance at all scheduled classes and clinical experiences is expected. Research has shown that consistent class and clinical attendance contributes to successful completion of not only the Vocational Nursing Program, but also passing the NCLEX-PN/VN. Regular attendance is an essential function of any job in nursing. Students who regularly miss class or clinical clearly demonstrate their refusal to be accountable to report to work regularly.

1.        It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence from class or clinical. If the student is missing a clinical day, s/he must notify the faculty and that s/he is unable to attend clinical. Each clinical instructor is supplied by the college with a cell phone; the student can call and leave a message if the instructor does not answer. If the student is unable to contact the instructor, the student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872, ext. 6356 and leave a message. Also, the student may email, and/or call the instructor’s office and leave a voice message.

2. Students who arrive after assigned clinical time will be counseled. Students who arrive after assigned clinical time on two (2) occasions may not be allowed to remain. If the student is sent home s/he will be counted absent from clinical.

3.        Students must be present the entire clinical day, including post-conference to get credit for their attendance.

4.        A student who is absent from clinical without notification to faculty, may be withdrawn from the program by the program director.

5. Since clinical is such an important component of the VN Program, students are required to attend 90 percent of the scheduled clinical days in any given semester. Any student who misses more than ten per cent of the clinical days in a semester may receive an unsatisfactory (U) in the clinical course and be required to repeat both the didactic and clinical courses. Absence of more than ten per cent of the required clinical days necessitates the Standards Committee to review the student’s performance in the VN Program. Students who:

                a.         Have a 75 test average in the didactic course

                b.        Have satisfactory written work in the clinical course

c.        Are up-to-date on skills check-offs in clinical

prior to the most recent absence may be allowed to continue in clinical. Students may be required to do additional written work to continue in clinical. Students who do not meet the above criteria may be dismissed for the semester.

6.        Any student who is “no call, no show” for clinical demonstrates a lack of accountability and unprofessional conduct. Therefore, s/he may fail clinical that semester and must repeat both the clinical and didactic courses to progress in the program. The only possible exception is if a student is physically unable to call the faculty.

7.        Students may be required to attend seminars or workshops to meet clinical objectives. Students will be informed in advance of the requirements. They are expected to attend the entire workshop as scheduled even if it extends past the regularly scheduled clinical time.

8. The clinical instructor keeps an attendance record. Any student who is not sure about his/her status should meet with the instructor by appointment.

9.        The program director has the right to initiate the administrative withdrawal of any student whose attendance, conduct, scholastic abilities, attitude or lack of aptitude for vocational nursing makes it inadvisable for that student to continue in the program.

Determination of Final Grade Exam I                                Grade 18%

Exam II                                Grade 18%

Exam III                                Grade 18%

Exam IV (Medical Terminology Averages)        Grade 10%

Final        Grade 18%

Final                                                                Grade 18%

                

Final Exam Date May 6, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

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;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)

 

 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.

 

 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.

 

 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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