House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

RNSG-2230-30 (Prof Nursing Rev-License Prep)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorMacNeill, Shirley Beth
Phone(409) 984-6365
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
Hours:M-Th 8-11, F by appointment
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:116
Course Information
Course ID #10561
Course Subject-Number-SectionRNSG-2230-30
Course TitleProf Nursing Rev-License Prep
Course Description Review of concepts required for licensure examination and entry into the practice of professional nursing. Includes application of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX–RN) test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits and remediation. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach.
Course Prerequisites The student must be admitted to the Upward Mobility Nursing Program and have completed RNSG 2514, RNSG 2535 and all general education requirements.

Evolve website

NCLEX® Review 4000: Study software for NCLEX-RN® (individual version) CD-ROM for Windows. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

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). Mosby’s 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 – nursing facts at hand (2nd ed. ). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

NCLEX-RN Review Book of Choice

Pagana, K. D., & Pagana, T. J. (2010). Mosby’s 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 Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

•        Apply knowledge, skills, and understanding of critical concepts required for entry into professional nursing

•        Demonstrate individual competency level applicable to nursing content areas

•        Exhibit readiness for licensure examination

Major Assignments Assignments

Evolve Case Studies: Selected case studies will be required throughout each module (1-4). The specific case studies and due dates for the case studies will be listed in each module. The average of the case studies will comprise 25% of the course grade. Evolve Case Studies will not be included in grade calculation until 75% average on exams is achieved.

NCLEX® RN Review 4000: You will be required to complete three (3) 100 question tests (Select All Nursing Topics) and submit results to course each week. A minimum score of 95% must be attained. This is a pass/fail assignment. If the assignment is not submitted as required you will fail the course.

NCSBN Assignments: This is a pass/fail assignment. If the assignment is not submitted as required you will fail the course.

Exams: You will complete one Evolve Reach exam in week 3 (will comprise 30% of the course grade) and one Evolve Reach exam at the end of the course (will comprise 45% of the course grade). The exam dates for the exams are listed in the calendar. The exam conversion score will be the exam grade used. There are no test retakes available.

Discussion Topics None
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 asynchronous online 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 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.

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

NCLEX® RN Review 4000        N/A        Pass/Fail

NCSBN Assignments        N/A        Pass/Fail

Evolve Case Studies        Up to 100 pts. (Avg.)        25%

Evolve Reach Exam #1 (Conversion Score)        Up to 100 pts.         30%

Evolve Reach Exam #2 (Conversion Score)        Up to 100 pts.         45%

TOTAL        Up to 100 pts. (Avg.)        100%

Final Exam Date February 11, 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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