House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1261-01 (Clinical (LPN Training))

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGuidry, Electra Kathleen
Phone(409) 984-6369
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
Hours:M-T 12:30-18:30
Room #:N/A
Course Information
Course ID #10361
Course Subject-Number-SectionVNSG-1261-01
Course TitleClinical (LPN Training)
Course Description 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
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 *Hodgson, B.B & Kizor, R.J (2010). ďSaunders nursing drug handbook 2010Ē 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). 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

*Pagna, K.d. & Pagana, T.S. (2009). Mosbyís 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:


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

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

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

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 Speciality area objectives, Medical surgical Case Study, NCLEX 3000 PN Computer Assignments, Teaching Project, Clinical Portfolio
Discussion Topics 1.Regulatory: Students practice within the boundaries of the Texas Nursing Practice Act, the ANA Code of Ethics, the guidelines, objectives and policies of the Vocational Nursing Program; and the rules and regulations of the health care agency where they are assigned for clinical learning experiences.

2. Ethical: The student performs according to the guidelines of the American Nursesí Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, and the Texas Nursing Practice Act.

3. Biological, Psychological, Social, and Cultural Realms: The studentís performance meets the needs of the human system from a biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural standpoint at the level of the course objectives.

4. Accountability: The studentís performance demonstrates continuity in the responsible preparation, documentation, and promotion for the care of clients, according to course objectives.

5. Human Rights: The studentís performance demonstrates respect for the individual, client, health team member, faculty, and self including but not limited to the legal, ethical, and cultural realms.

6. Code of Ethics:

The Vocational Nursing faculty subscribe to the American Nursesí Association Code of Ethics*. Students are expected to learn and perform in accordance with this code.

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

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

2.Since clinical is such an important component of the VN Program, students are required to attend 100 per cent of the scheduled clinical days in any given semester. Additional written work will be required if the student is absent from clinical. Any student who misses any 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 the required clinical days necessitates the Standards Committee to review the studentís 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 will 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.

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


Nursing Journal                                        Grade

Med-Surg. Case Study I                                Grade

Radiology Objectives                                Grade

Physical Therapy Objectives                        Grade

Teaching Project                                Grade

Computer Assignment 1                                Grade

Computer Assignment 2                                Grade

Computer Assignment 3                                Grade

Portfolio                                Grade


** Elderly Objectives / computer assignments(Alternate-make-up if sick)                

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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