House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

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

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorWoods, Tanya Gail
Phone(409) 984-6370
E-mailhendrextg@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Telephone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:Mon-Tue by appt only, Wed-Fri 8-3
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room #:111R
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 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 Course Learning Outcomes:

In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health and Illness I assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a vocational nurse. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1.        Recognize the uniqueness of the gerontological patient related to physical, mental, and emotional changes associated with the aging process.

2.        Describe the psychosocial, growth and development, and physiological needs of patients across the life span.

3.        Identify common, overt, actual and/or potential primary health care needs of the patient.

4.        Identify the basic interventions to support the patient and family during life stages including death and dying.

5.        Identify nursing interventions related to the effects of pharmacological agents on patients.

6.        Demonstrate competency in dosage calculations.

7.        Describe the underlying theories of nursing skills using principles of safety and asepsis.

8.        Demonstrate satisfactory performance of nursing skills using evidenced based principles of safety and asepsis.

9. Develop an understanding of the legal, ethical & professional responsibilities inherent in the role of vocational nurse.

Major Assignments Course Structure:

This course meets weekly for interactive group learning experiences. There are 4 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of laboratory instruction.

Exam I                                

Exam II                                

Exam III                                

Exam IV                                

HESI Exam                                

Final                                                                

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.

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 theexam without penalty. They are given no additional time.

7.        Lab jackets must be worn at all times while in the skills lab.

Determination of Final Grade System of Grading:

The following method will be used to determine each studentís grade in the course:

Exam I                                Grade-15%

Exam II                                Grade-15%

Exam III                        Grade-15%

Exam IV                                Grade-15%

HESI Exam                        Grade-15%

Final                                Grade-25%

Final Exam Date May 16, 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

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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