House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

RNSG-2362-03 (Clinical RN Training)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorDouglas, Mark Eric
Phone(409) 984-6371
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
Hours:W 8:00-10:50
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:123
Course Information
Course ID #10371
Course Subject-Number-SectionRNSG-2362-03
Course TitleClinical RN Training
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
Required Textbooks 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). Mosbyís 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 Ė nursing facts at hand (2nd ed. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

NCLEX-RN Review Book of Choice

Pagana, K. D., & Pagana, T. J. (2010). Mosbyís 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.

Learning Objectives 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.         Patientís status including signs, symptoms, and responses

b.        Nursing care provided

c.        Administration of medications and treatments

d.        Patientís response to medications and treatments

e.        Contacts with other health care team members concerning significant events regarding patientís status.

4.        Implement measures to promote a safe environment for patients and others.

5.        Respect the patientís 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 patientís significant other(s) in providing the patientís 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.

Major Assignments Acute Care Case Study (2 Averaged) 20%

Teaching Plans (4 Averaged) 10%

        Clinical Summaries (6 Averaged) 10%

        Clinical Care Plans (6 Averaged) 10%

        Mental Health Care Plan and Assessment (1) 10%

        Clinical/Simulation Reflections (1) 10%

        Community Summary (1) 10%

        Teaching Project (1) Ė 20%

Discussion Topics Lamar State College Port Arthur is determined to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in todayís dynamic work environment. Towards this end, the following workplace competencies are included in this course:

1.        Acquires and evaluates information through use of the nursing process.

2.        Communicates information to and receives input from the health care team to enhance the quality of care provided for the patients assigned to the studentís care.

3.        Utilization of critical decision making in setting priorities of care for patients.

4.        Participates in the education of patients about various aspects of the disease process and the self-care associated with the disease.

5.        Works well with children and family care givers who have a variety of cultural, spiritual, social and educational backgrounds.

6.        Ability to select the correct items needed to perform selected nursing procedures.

7.        Demonstrates knowledge of own skills and abilities through clinical competency.

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student who is absent for 3 days may be dropped from the program by the program director. Attendance at all scheduled clinical experiences is expected and demonstrates professional behavior and accountability. It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
Determination of Final Grade A final course grade of 75% or greater and satisfactory (S) clinical performance are necessary for the student to pass this course.

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

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) 984-6241.

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