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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1500-02 (Nurs Hlth-Illness I)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGuidry, Electra Kathleen
Phone(409) 984-6369
E-mailguidryek@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M-F 8-3 by appt
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:120
Course Information
Course ID #10357
Course Subject-Number-SectionVNSG-1500-02
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 BIOL 2401 & BIO 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations I                                 NURA 1160 Clinical (VN 1410)
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

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                1500

0800-1100

Orientation

Handbook

1200

1/20        

1500

0800-1500

Vital Sign Lab by appt.

ANNEX

1500

12:00

F 16& 17

Infection

Room 120

1/24        1500

Asepsis Pract/Lab

08:00-1000

Group 3

1000-1200

Group 1

1:00-3:00

Group 2

Room 108

1/25        1500

Asepsis check off

0800-1100

Group A

1200-1500

Group B

Room 108

1/27        1500

0800-1100

F 21, 22 (to be continued)

1500

12:00-15:00

F 21-22 conclude

VS/ Assess

1/21

Room 120        1500

Phy/Asses

PRACTICE0800-1000

Group 2

1000-1200

Group 3

1300-1500

Group 1

Room 108        

2/1 0800

Phy/Assess

Check-off

Group B

1200

Check-off

Group A

Room 108        

2/3 1500

08:00

EXAM I

Room 120

1200

Open lab

        1500

2/4 1200-1500

24, 28

Oxygen/Dx testing/ specimen collection

Room 120        

2/71500 ***

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        1500

0800-1100

Documentation Lab

Group A Annex

12:00-15:00

Group B

Room 120        1500

2/10 0800-1100

F25-27 29

Fluid/lytes

Room 120

2/11 1200-1500

F 30

Bowel

Room 120        1200-1500

F 23

Admission/

Discharge

Transfer

Room 120        1500

2/14 08:00-10:00

NG/Enema Practice Group1

1000-1200

Group 2

13:00-15:00

Group 3

ANNEX        1500

2/15 08:00-11:00

NG/Enema Check-off

Group B

12:00-1500

NG/Enema Check-off Group A

ANNEX        1500

2/17 8:00-11:00

EXAM II

Room 120

1500

12:00-15:00

F 19, 38

Skin Wound

Room 120

        1500

2/21 0800-1000

Wound Care Practice

Group 3

10:00-12:00

Group 1

1300-1500

Group 2

ANNEX        1500

2/22 Wound Care Chech-off

0800-1100

Group A

1200-1500

GroupB

ANNEX        1500

2/24 8-11

F40-41

Geriatric issues

Guest speaker

40, 41

Room 120

12-1500

F 9 31

Pt. Edu

Comfort

Room 120        1500

2/28 08:00-15:00

Make-up Lab by appt.

ANNEX

3/1        0800

NCLEX 2500

Group B

1200

NCLEX 2500

Group A        0800-1100

3/3 Exam III

1200

Clinical Orientation

Room 120

                 3/171 09:00

Transplant Guest Speaker

1200

NCLEX 2500 Group A        

3/ 18 12:00

NCLEX 2500 Group B        

3/24 8:00- 11:00 F 15 Loss

12:00 Hospice Guest Speaker.         

3/31 08:00-11:00

F 18 31 39 Exercise Activity sleep

12:00-15:00

NCLEX 2500        

4/1 1200-1500

NCLEX 2500        

4/7 800-1100

Self Concept

Sexuality, Fmly F 12

4/14        1500

800-1100

F 7 Reporting/document        1500

4/28 08:00

Mini Review for HESI        HESI

5/5 Fundamentals & Pharm        

5/6 HESI review

& clinical evaluations        1500

0800

5/9 Exam IV        

5/16 0800 1500 Final Exam

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

2. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in obtaining and identifying vital signs of patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

3. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in prevention, and caring for patients of various cultures and ethnicities who have various infectious diseases.

4. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in caring for patients of various cultures and ethnicities who have different sensory deficits.

5. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in keeping patients of various cultures and ethnicities safe in different aspects of home and hospital care.

6. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse to assess patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

7. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in caring for patients of various cultures and ethnicities who have upper and lower respiratory diseases.

8. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in preparation, education and assessment of patients of various cultures and ethnicities scheduled for diagnostic tests and procedures

9. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse to assist in admission, discharge and transfer of patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

10. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in documenting safe nursing care provided to patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

11. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse related to the assignment and delegation process.

12. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse to facilitate appropriate diet therapy for patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

13. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in caring for patients of various cultures and ethnicities who have fluid and electrolyte deficiencies.

14. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in caring for patients of various cultures and ethnicities who have gastrointestinal problems and various ostomies.

15. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in caring for patients of various cultures and ethnicities who have skin diseases and/or need wound care.

16. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for patients of various cultural and ethnic groups utilizing basic principles of gerontological nursing.

17. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for patients of various cultural and ethnic groups considering the issues of violence and elder mistreatment.

18. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse to assist the registered nurse in educating patients of various cultures and ethnicities in the health care setting.

19. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in administering end of life care to patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

20. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for patients of various cultural and ethnic groups in the promotion of comfort.

21. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in promoting mobility in patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

22. Topic: Strategies used by the vocational nurse in caring for and promoting sleep and rest for patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

23. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in addressing self                          concept and sexuality in caring for clients of various cultural                          and ethnic groups.

24. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in reporting safe nursing care provided to patients of various cultures and ethnicities.

Revised 12/10

Attendance Policy Attendance:

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.

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

Students must have a 70% average or greater on exams in VNSG 1500 to

participate in VNSG 1261 clinical.

A minimum average of 75% in VNSG 1500 independent of all other

requirements, is necessary to pass the course.

A mandatory comprehensive standardized examination (REACH) is

administered at the end of the semester prior to the final exam and is weighted equivalent to one unit exam. The cost of the exam is $24.00 and it is the students responsibility to pay at the business office at least 24 hours prior to the test.

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
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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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