House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

NURA-1301-11 (Nurse Aide Hlth Care Org I)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorStarks, Pipper Lynette
Phone(409) 984-6372
E-mailstarkspl@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M,T,THUR, FRI 1-5 / WED 9-12
Building:Ruby Fuller Education (RFED)
Room #:111
Course Information
Course ID #10395
Course Subject-Number-SectionNURA-1301-11
Course TitleNurse Aide Hlth Care Org I
Course Description Preparation for entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include residentís rights, communication, safety, observations, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasizing interaction between residents and members of the healthcare team through successful communication techniques. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Course Prerequisites Admission to Lamar State College- Port Arthur
Required Textbooks Sorrentino, Shelia, (2011). Long-Term Care Assistants (6 th edition) St. Louis, MO

Learning Objectives 1.        Describe the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) and its requirements for long-term health care facilities and how it affects quality of care.

2.        Identify the role and responsibility of a nurse assistant in the health care system.

3.        Discuss the legal and ethical behavior of a nurse assistant.

4.        Examine positive mental health practices emphasizing cultural and spiritual diversity.

5.        Describe the importance of resident rights and measures used to promote resident quality of life.

6.        Recognize the components of the nursing process related to nurse assistant interventions.

7.        Identify the elements needed for effective communication and proper reporting and recording of resident information.

8.        Describe the changes that occur in the bodyís systems during aging and the care that is required.

9.        Explain the purpose and rules of using proper body mechanics and identify the comfort and safety measures implemented in caring for the elderly.

Major Assignments 5* The following method will be used to determine each student's grade in the course.

EXAM I Grade

EXAM II Grade

EXAM III Grade

Med- Term QUIZ Grade (Administered in Fall/Spring Sessions) Instructor discretion

FINAL Grade

FINAL Grade

TOTAL DIVIDED BY

5 possible grades for Mini & Summer Students (Each student will need a total of 375 pts. to pass the course with a grade of 75) Subject to change

6 possible grades for Fall & Spring Students (Each student will need a total of 450 pts. to pass the course with a grade of 75) Subject to change

Letter grades are assigned as follow:

A 100-90

B 89-80

C 79-75 (below 75 is not passing)

D 74-60

F 59-0

An overall grade of "75" or greater for NURA 1301 and a satisfactory (S) in lab/clinical is necessary to attend clinical and to be eligible for the State of Texas Nurse Aide Certification Skills and Written examination. If a student receives a grade of "75" or greater in NURA 1301 and a "U" in NURA 1160 lab/clinical the student will receive a grade of "D" in NURA 1301.

Discussion Topics PREPARATION FOR ENTRY LEVEL NURSING ASSISTANTS TO ACHIEVE A LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES ESSENTIAL TO PROVIDE BASIC CARE TO RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES. TOPICS INCLUDE RESIDENTS RIGHTS, COMMUNICATION, SAFETY, OBSERVATION, REPORTING AND ASSISTING RESIDENTS IN MAINTAINING BASIC COMFORT AND SAFETY. EMPHASIS ON EFFECTIVE INTERACTION WITH MEMBERS OF THE HEALTH CARE TEAM.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success.

1. This course meets weekly for interactive group learning experiences (lecture), and a minimum of one weekly lab/clinical session is required.

2. The student is expected to attend all scheduled classes/lab/clinical. A roll is taken daily. A student must meet the State of Texas required hours to successfully complete the course. A student who is absent from class without notification to faculty, may be withdrawn from the course by the program director.

3. Students who are on campus but not in class are considered absent. Class starts promptly at 12:30 p.m. Late arrival to class is disruptive and will not be tolerated. If a student arrives late s/he must wait until the break to enter class. Students who arrive late to class will be counseled and a plan of corrective action determined. Two tardies will equal one unexcused absence.

*** It is the studentís responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence and/or tardy. If the student is unable to contact the instructor, he/she should call 984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872 ext. 6356 and leave a message. The student may also e-mail the instructor if he/she is unable to leave voice message.

Determination of Final Grade 1. Examinations are based on course objectives. All exams and quizzes must be taken on the assigned day and time.

2. Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. There are NO Make-Up exams or quizzes! A grade of zero (0) will be recorded for any missed quiz, and the numerical grade on the final will be substituted for the first missed unit exam.

3. A minimum of 75% on all exams, independent of all other requirements is necessary to pass the course. If a student scores less than 75% on a unit exam, s/he will need to make an appointment to meet with the instructor within ONE WEEK of the exam to review the exam and identify test taking strategies.

4. If a student wishes to challenge an exam question it must be presented in writing with documentation within one week of reviewing the exam.

5* The following method will be used to determine each student's grade in the course.

EXAM I Grade

EXAM II Grade

EXAM III Grade

Med- Term QUIZ Grade (Administered in Fall/Spring Sessions) Instructor discretion

FINAL Grade

FINAL Grade

TOTAL DIVIDED BY

5 possible grades for Mini & Summer Students (Each student will need a total of 375 pts. to pass the course with a grade of 75) Subject to change

6 possible grades for Fall & Spring Students (Each student will need a total of 450 pts. to pass the course with a grade of 75) Subject to change

Letter grades are assigned as follow:

A 100-90

B 89-80

C 79-75 (below 75 is not passing)

D 74-60

F 59-0

An overall grade of "75" or greater for NURA 1301 and a satisfactory (S) in lab/clinical is necessary to attend clinical and to be eligible for the State of Texas Nurse Aide Certification Skills and Written examination. If a student receives a grade of "75" or greater in NURA 1301 and a "U" in NURA 1160 lab/clinical the student will receive a grade of "D" in NURA 1301.

Final Exam Date April 13, 2011 - 12:30 PM
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

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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