House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus RNSG-1207-74 (Nurs Jurisprudence)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
RNSG-1207-74 (Nurs Jurisprudence)
|Instructor||MacNeill, Shirley Beth|
|Course ID #||10504|
|Course Title||Nurs Jurisprudence|
|Course Description||A course in nursing jurisprudence and ethics with an emphasis on personal and professional responsibility. Study of the laws and regulations related to the provision of safe and effective professional nursing care. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach.|
|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|
Aiken, T., (2004). Legal, ethical, and political issues in nursing (2nd Ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.
Readings and resources will be assigned throughout the modules. Some of these resources will be available through Gate’s Memorial Library’s electronic reserves. Others will be Internet resources available through links in the course.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe the roles of the professional nurse in a variety of health care settings.
• Identify standards of nursing practice.
• Discuss issues concerning professional boundaries.
• Discuss supervisor liability.
• Describe the rights of the nurse in a peer review situation.
• Relate the difference between minor and reportable incidents
• Discuss other legal and ethical parameters of professional nursing according to the Nursing Practice Act for the State of Texas.
Reading Assignments and Skimming Assignments: When asked to read a text, an article or some other resource, the student should look carefully at the material so as to understand the meaning of what is being presented. For example, if you are asked to read a chapter in the textbook, you are expected to know and to at least begin to understand the information being presented by the time you complete the reading.
In comparison, skimming consists of familiarizing yourself with the materials being covered. When asked to skim materials, it is a good practice to read the first and last sentences of the paragraphs within the text. If you do not get the gist of the passage, read more. The student should also pay attention to titles, headings, images and tables so to become familiar with the basic ideas presented.
Discussions/Assignments: In these discussions and assignments, you will complete the activities and address the discussion questions or assignments presented within each Module after completing all readings and research assigned. You will also submit scholarly responses to other student postings. These assignments are worth 100 points each.
Final Summation: In this assignment, you will identify the key points within the information discussed that will make a difference and change the way you are currently nursing. This assignment is worth 100 points.
Exams: You will complete two electronic exams during the course. The midterm exam is worth 100 points and the final exam is worth 100 points. The due dates for completion of the exams are listed in the module. Exams are multiple choice, short answer and true/false. No essay questions are included. Questions for the quizzes will be randomly selected so no two students have the same test. Each test item is of equal weight, so no student has an easier or more difficult test to take. There are no test retakes available.
Individual Discussion Postings: Discussion amongst and between classmates is a major component of this course. At several points in this course, you will be asked to respond to a provocation from the instructor. Your response should consist of complete sentences and should be meet the requirements listed in each discussion assignment instructions. Additionally, you are required to post thoughtful and scholarly responses to other student postings each week
There are five (5) modules in this course. Each module represents one week of activity.
1. Nursing Practice and Nursing and the Law
2. ANA Code of Ethics and Personal Code of Ethics
3. Overview of Liability and Rules and Regulations
4. Documentation and Liability of Nurse Managers
5. Nursing Practice Act and Rules and Regulations
|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 and participation in all asynchronous discussions 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||
Successful completion of the course requires the student to complete the readings, view any assigned videos, interact in the online discussions, complete the required assignments, and participate in course activities. Questions and disagreements concerning points/grades on assignments must be raised with the faculty member prior to the end of the course. In cases where final grades are “on the borderline” between two grades, the faculty reserves the right to use the level and quality of class participation as the determination of the final grade. Students must earn a grade of at least “C” to receive credit towards the ADN degree. Any grade lower than a “C” will require the student to repeat the course.
All participation will be electronically monitored. Late assignments are penalized according to the grading rubric after the date and time due, unless prior arrangements have been made with the faculty.
Grades will be calculated using the following percentage distributions:
90 to 100% = A 75 to 79% = C 00 to 59% = F
80 to 89% = B 60 to 74% = D
Graded Course Components
Point Value Percentage of Final Grade
Discussions/Assignments 14 @ 100 Points (averaged) 70%
Final Summation 100 Points 20%
Midterm Exam 100 Points 5%
Final Exam 100 Points 5%
|Final Exam Date||March 4, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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