House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus RNSG-2230-30 - Professional Nursing Review and License Preparation
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
RNSG-2230-30 - Professional Nursing Review and License Preparation
|Instructor||Smith, Wilma Kathryn|
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|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||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|
NCSBN LEARNING EXTENSION: http://www.learningext.com/
Evolve website https://evolve.elsevier.com/
All current Textbooks
NCLEX® Review 4000: Study software for NCLEX-RN® (individual version) CD-ROM for Windows. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
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|Course Grading Scale||
90 to 100% = A 75 to 79% = C 00 to 59% = F
80 to 89% = B 60 to 74% = D
|Determination of Final Grade||
Evolve Reach Exam #1 (Conversion Score) Up to 100 pts. 45%
Evolve Reach Exam #2 (Conversion Score) Up to 100 pts. 55%
TOTAL Up to 100 pts. (Avg.) 100%
|Final Exam Date||February 3, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
There are five (5) modules in this course. Each module represents one week of activity that includes:
1. NCLEX® Review 4000 100 question practice tests
2. NCSBN testing program
(Required: 5 – week $70; Recommended: 8 week $100 or 15 week $160)
3. Evolve Reach Exams – Week 3 & Week 5 ($45 each)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
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. You will be required to submit three (6) 100 item (Select All Topics) with a minimum score of 85%; six (6) 100 item (Select All Topics) with a minimum score of 90% and three (3) 100 item (Select All Topics) with a minimum score of 95%. 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 45% of the course grade) and one Evolve Reach exam at the end of the course (will comprise 55% 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.
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
The Upward Mobility Nursing Program provides educational experiences that offer opportunities for the student to:
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||
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
|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.|
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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 materialís 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 Shakespeareís Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
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This course helps add to the studentsí overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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