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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1500-01 (Nurs Hlth-Illness I)

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:Thurs 0800-1500
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:120
Course Information
Course ID #10356
Course Subject-Number-SectionVNSG-1500-01
Course TitleNurs Hlth-Illness I
Course Description Introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care

needs of the client across the life span and therapeutic nursing interventions.

Course Prerequisites Mandatory Co-requisite: VNSG 1261
Required Textbooks Delmar/Cengage Learning (2009). Medical terminology student theater: an interactive

video program. NY: Delmar.

deWit, C. S. (2009) Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing (3rd ed.). Louis: Sanders.

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.W. & Thompson, J.M. (2005). Mosbyís handbook of diseases (3rded.).St. Louis: Mosby.

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

Pagana, K.D. & Pagana, T.S. (2009). Mosbyís manual of diagnostic and laboratory test (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby

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

Taberís cyclopedic medical dictionary (21st ed.).(2009) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis

Recommended:

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

St. Louis: Mosby.

Silvestri, L. (2009). Comprehensive review for NCLEX-PN (4th 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 1/18        1/20        1/21        1/24        1/25        1/27        1/28        1/31        2/1        2/3        2/4        2/7

1500

0800-1100

Orientation

Handbook

1200

        

1500

0800-1500

Vital Sign Lab by appt.

ANNEX

1500

12:00

F 16& 17

Infection

Room 120

        

1304

0800-1100

F 2 Stress MH 6

1200

Med Terms

1500

1200-1500

F 13, 20

Safety sensory

Room 120        1500

Asepsis Pract/Lab

08:00-1000

Group 3

1000-1200

Group 1

1:00-3:00

Group 2

Room 108        1500

Asepsis check off

0800-1100

Group A

1200-1500

Group B

Room 108        1500

0800-1100

F 21, 22 (to be continued)

1500

12:00-15:00

F 21-22 conclude

VS/ Assess

Room 120        1304

0800-1100

Profession S 4 5

Test Skills

Room 122

12:00

Open lab to start practicing on PA        1500

Phy/Asses

PRACTICE0800-1000

Group 2

1000-1200

Group 3

1300-1500

Group 1

Room 108        0800

Phy/Assess

Check-off

Group B

1200

Check-off

Group A

Room 108        1500

08:00

EXAM I

Room 120

1200

Open lab

        1304

0800-1100

F3, MH2 Legal

Room 120

1500

1200-1500

24, 28

Oxygen/Dx testing/ specimen collection

Room 120        1500 ***

8:00-11:00

Annex

08:00 Group 1

9:00

Group 2

10:00

Group 3

12:00

F 7, 10

Document

Delegation

2/8        2/10        2/11        2/14        2/15        2/17        2/18        2/21        2/22        2/24        2/25        2/28

1500

0800-1100

Documentation Lab

Group A Annex

12:00-15:00

Group B

Room 120        1500

0800-1100

F25-27 29

Fluid/lytes

Room 120

1200-1500

F 30

Bowel

Room 120        1304

EXAM I

0800-11:00

Room 120

1200-1500

F 23

Admission/

Discharge

Transfer

Room 120        1500

08:00-10:00

NG/Enema Practice Group1

1000-1200

Group 2

13:00-15:00

Group 3

ANNEX        1500

08:00-11:00

NG/Enema Check-off

Group B

12:00-1500

NG/Enema Check-off Group A

ANNEX        1500

8:00-11:00

EXAM II

Room 120

1500

12:00-15:00

F 19, 38

Skin Wound

Room 120

        1304

08:00-15:00

F 4-6

Critical thinking, Nsg process

ALL DAY

Room 120

        1500

0800-1000

Wound Care Practice

Group 3

10:00-12:00

Group 1

1300-1500

Group 2

ANNEX        1500

Wound Care Chech-off

0800-1100

Group A

1200-1500

GroupB

ANNEX        1500

8-11

F40-41

Geriatric issues

Guest speaker

40, 41

Room 120

12-1500

F 9 31

Pt. Edu

Comfort

Room 120        1304

08:00-11:00

Foundationof Psyche.

MH 1-3

Room 120        1500

08:00-15:00

Make-up Lab by appt.

ANNEX

3/1        3/3        3/4        3/7-3/11        3/14        3/17        3/18        3/24        3/25        3/31        4/1        4/7

1500

0800

NCLEX 2500

Group B

1200

NCLEX 2500

Group A        1500

0800-1100

Exam III

1200

Clinical Orientation

Room 120

        1304

F 8 MH 5

Ther. communic

1200

Clinical orientation at facilities         Spring Break

        1261

06:30 First Clinical Day

Mon. & Tues.

Thru 5/3        1500

09:00

Transplant Guest Speaker

1200

NCLEX 2500 Group A         1304

800

Exam II

12:00

NCLEX 2500 Group B        1500

8:00- 11:00 F 15 Loss

12:00 Hospice Guest Speaker.         1304

08:00-11:00

F 14 Cultural Div.

1304

12:00-15:00

F 1 Health & Wellness        1500

08:00-11:00

F 18 31 39 Exercise Activity sleep

12:00-15:00

NCLEX 2500        

1304

08:00-11:00

F 14 MH 4

Caring in nsg/ spirit

1200-1500

NCLEX 2500         1500

800-1100

Self Concept

Sexuality, Fmly F 12

4/8        4/14        4/15        4/21-4/22        4/28        4/29        5/5        5/6        5/9        5/10        5/13        5/16

. 1304

800-1500

F 11 Growth & Dev        1500

800-1100

F 7 Reporting/document        1304

Care plans/Nursing Process Review

        Student Holiday        1500

08:00

Mini Review for HESI        

1304

08:00

Exam III        HESI

Fundamentals & Pharm        HESI review

& clinical evaluations        1500

0800

Exam IV        Level I Faculty Meeting

         1304

0800

FINAL EXAM        1500 Final Exam

Discussion Topics VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health and Illness I
Attendance Policy 1.        Attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.

2.        A student who is absent from class for (3) days may be withdrawn 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 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 fifteen (15) minutes after the beginning of class should not enter the classroom and should wait until break to enter.

5.        It is the studentís 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 voice mail.

6.        Students who arrive after an exam starts but before it ends, may take the

exam without penalty. They are given no additional time.

7.        Lab jackets must be worn at all times while in the skills lab.

Determination of Final Grade The following method will be used to determine each studentís grade in the                 course:

Exam I                                Grade

Exam II                                Grade

Exam III                                Grade

Exam IV                                Grade

HESI Exam                                Grade

Final                                Grade

Final                                Grade

Total/7=Grade

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 8:11 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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