House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus RNSG-2361-32 - Clinical - RN Training
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
RNSG-2361-32 - Clinical - RN Training
|Instructor||Douglas, Mark Eric|
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|Course Description||A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by a clinical professional.|
|Course Prerequisites||RNSG 1423 Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs; RNSG 1260 Clinical; RNSG 2514 Care of Patients with Complex Health Care Needs; RNSG 2535 Integrated Patient Care Management|
Ackley, B. J., & Ladwig, G. B. (2011). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A guide to planning care (9th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-07150-5
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*North Carolina Concept-Based Learning Editorial Board (2011). Nursing: A concept-based approach to learning. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Pearson Education, Inc.
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Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:
Students cannot meet the objectives of the Upward Mobility Nursing Program without completing clinical assignments. Because of the number of required clinical hours, students put at risk their success in the program if they miss any clinical assignments or scheduled experiences.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 75 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
1. The grade for the clinical course consists of written work/computer assignments which are given a numerical grade. A student must achieve a minimum average of 74.5% or greater on written work to pass the course. Students must complete all clinical assignments to be successful in the course.
2. The grade for RNSG 2361 clinical course is derived from averaging the following grades:
Graded Course Components
Point Value Percentage of Final Grade
Teaching Plan 1 @ 100 Points 10%
Clinical Summary #1 1 @ 100 Points 15%
Care Plan #1 1 @ 100 Points 15%
Mental Health Assessment and Care Plan Averaged 1 @ 100 Points 20%
Clinical Case Study #1 1 @ 100 Points 40%
3. As a three credit hour clinical course, students will spend a minimum of 144 hours over the course completing coursework. The total time commitment during RNSG 2361 & RNSG 2362 equals 288 hours = 4 hours orientation, 216 precepted hours in the clinical setting, 4 hours for Teaching Project, 16 hours of community-service time, 24 hours of simulation clinical, and 24 hours completing clinical assignments. Depending on the academic and/or computer skills of the individual student, the time to complete assignments may increase or decrease accordingly.
4. Students who fail a nursing course may repeat it once. Students must receive a 75 course grade in RNSG 2361 Clinical to progress in the program.
|Final Exam Date||May 5, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Teaching Plan (1)
Clinical Summary (1)
Care Plan (1)
Mental Health Assessment and Care Plan (1)
Case Study (1)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Each week in clinical you are required to submit your clinical schedule to your assigned instructor
Week of 1/17/2012
• Review the course syllabus and assignments for this course
• Submit Community Setting Requests
• Submit Preceptor Post Test and Preceptor Profile
• Submit Clinical Schedule and begin clinical hours
Week of 1/23/2012
• Submit Clinical Schedule
• Due no later than 1/30/2012 at 0800: Complete the assignment: Teaching Plan for one patient cared for in clinical setting
Week of 1/30/2012
• Submit Clinical Schedule
• Due no later than 2/06/2012 at 0800: Complete the assignment: Clinical Summary
• Due no later than 2/06/2012 at 0800: Complete the assignment: Care Plan
Week of 2/06/2012
• Submit Clinical Schedule
• Due no later than 2/13/2012 at 0800: Complete the assignment: Mental Health Assessment
• Due no later than 2/13/2012 at 0800: Complete the assignment: Mental Health Care Plan
Week of 2/13/2012
• Submit Clinical Schedule
• Begin the assignment: Clinical Case study (Due 2/27/2012 at 0800)
Week of 2/20/2012
• Submit Clinical Schedule
• Due no later than 2/27/2012 at 0800: Complete the assignment: Clinical Case Study #1
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards for the professional nurse.
2. Use a systematic problem-solving process to provide safe, individualized, evidence-based nursing care and coordinate care for a limited number of patients who have complex needs with predictable or unpredictable outcomes in various health care settings.
3. Adopt an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
4. Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide optimum, evidence-based, and safe care to patients.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, RNSG 2361 Clinical assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a registered nurse. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Use critical thinking and the nursing process to provide care to patients with complex health problems.
2. State the rationale and the effects of medications and treatments and shall correctly administer the same.
3. Accurately and completely report and document:
a. Patient’s status including signs, symptoms, and responses
b. Nursing care provided
c. Administration of medications and treatments
d. Patient’s response to medications and treatments
e. Contacts with other health care team members concerning significant events regarding patient’s status.
4. Implement measures to promote a safe environment for patients and others.
5. Respect the patient’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated or allowed by law to disclose the information.
6 Promote and participate in patient education and counseling based on health needs.
7. Obtain instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices.
8. Notify the appropriate individual when leaving a nursing assignment.
9. Maintain professional boundaries of the nurse-patient relationship.
10. Provide without discrimination, nursing services regardless of age, disability, economic status, gender, national origin, race, religion, or health problems of the patient served.
11. Collaborate with the patient, members of the health care team and, when appropriate, the patient’s significant other(s) in providing the patient’s health care.
12. Demonstrate personal accountability and responsibility for providing safe nursing care.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||• The following behaviors will result in the student being asked to cease the action, lose five (5) points on the next exam, and/or leave the classroom or labs: using cell phones, talking while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions/presentations; or displaying a rude or negative attitude/behavior to the instructor or other students.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans 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.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
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