House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus RNSG-2361-03 - Clinical - RN Training
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
RNSG-2361-03 - Clinical - RN Training
|Instructor||Smith, Wilma Kathryn|
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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; RNSG 2514 Care of Patients with Complex Health Care Needs; RNSG 2535 Integrated Client Care Management|
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). Mosbyfs 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). Mosbyfs 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.
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 scheduled clinical experiences is expected and demonstrates professional behavior and accountability.
It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
|Course Grading Scale||
90-100 = A
80-70 = B
75-79 = C
60-74 = D
59 and Below = F
|Determination of Final Grade||
Acute Care Case Study (2) 20%
Teaching Plans (4 Averaged) 10%
Clinical Summaries (6 Averaged) 10%
Clinical Care Plans (6 Averaged) 10%
Mental Health Care Plan and Assessment (1) 10%
Clinical/Simulation Reflections (1) 10%
Community Summary (1) 10%
Teaching Project (1) – 20%
|Final Exam Date||March 10, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
1. The grade for the clinical course consists of two components: (1) Written work which is given a numerical grade and (2) Clinical performance which is graded as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). A student must achieve a minimum average of 74.49% or greater on written work and an gSh on clinical performance to pass the course.
2. The grade for the clinical courses are derived from the following grades:
3. Written coursework received after the assigned due date and time will result in the following deductions for tardiness:
a. 25 points up to 24 hours
b. Greater than 24 hours will result in a zero for the assignment
4. A clinical summary and one nursing diagnosis developed into a care plan will be due for every 24 precepted clinical hours.
5. A community summary, which provides an account of all required community hours.
6. A student's unsatisfactory mid-semester clinical performance evaluation while in the program permits continuation in the program with continued emphasis on upgrading deficiencies. The student's unsatisfactory clinical evaluation at the end of the semester results in a clinical course grade of "U" and prohibits further continuation in the program.
7. Students who fail a nursing course may repeat it once. Students must receive a satisfactory (S) in clinical performance as well as achieving a 75 course grade in the clinical course and in the mandatory co-requisite course to progress in the program.
8. Students must submit a clinical schedule to their assigned clinical instructor prior to attending clinical.
9. Students must complete 72 hours of clinical with their clinical preceptor from 01/18/2011 – 03/04/2011. Students are also required to complete a minimum of four community experiences with each experience a minimum of four hours prior to 03/18/2011.
10. Students must complete a minimum of 288 clinical hours by the final clinical day to include:
Assignment Clinical Hours
Preceptor Clinical 156
Teaching Project 16
Simulation Lab 40
Prep Time 48
Total Time 288
11. Clinical evaluations by the preceptor are completed after completion of 36 hours, 72 hours, and upon completion of all clinical hours. Evaluations will include student's ability to apply theory in practice, demonstrate competent patient care, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times when in the clinical area.
12. Clinical evaluations are completed by the clinical instructor twice each semester (mid term and end of semester). Evaluations will include student's ability to apply theory in practice, demonstrate competent patient care, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times when in the clinical area. Students are evaluated through use of the behavioral objectives listed on the clinical evaluation tool under each course rubric. Students must continue to meet the objectives for each course completed in subsequent courses. 80% of the objectives must receive a satisfactory rating by the end of the clinical course to pass the course.
Those objectives on the clinical evaluation tool marked by an asterisk are considered to be critical areas of performance and must always be satisfactorily met in the clinical setting. Satisfactory (S) =Maintains behavior with no more than one coaching. Needs improvement (NI) = requires coaching 2 or more times to meet an objective. Unsatisfactory (U) = cannot consistently perform behavior without coaching.
Evaluations are done by the clinical instructor with input from preceptor(s), staff at affiliating agency, patients and others as appropriate. Students will sign the evaluation. Their signature attests to the fact that the evaluation conference occurred. It does not signify agreement with the evaluation. Students are given an opportunity to comment in writing on the evaluation.
13. Teaching projects topics and partners will be assigned and community experience locations must be pre-approved by the clinical instructor.
14. Medical Surgical Case studies and Mental Health Assessment and care plans must be developed using a patient cared for this semester in the hospital facility and the Mental Health assessment and care plan must be developed from a patient from the community experiences.
15. All assignments, including case studies and clinical logs, MUST be submitted to your instructor electronically. NO HARD COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||Due dates on assignments are posted module by module in Blackboard.|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Practices within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards for the professional nurse.
2. Uses a systematic problem-solving process to provide individualized, evidence-based nursing care and coordinate care for a limited number of patients who have complex needs in various health care settings.
3. Employs an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
4. Collaborates 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 and RNSG 2362 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. Patientfs status including signs, symptoms, and responses
b. Nursing care provided
c. Administration of medications and treatments
d. Patientfs response to medications and treatments
e. Contacts with other health care team members concerning significant events regarding patientfs status.
4. Implement measures to promote a safe environment for patients and others.
5. Respect the patientfs 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 patientfs significant other(s) in providing the patientfs health care.
12. Demonstrate personal accountability and responsibility for providing safe nursing care.
13. Identify community resources available to assist patients and families in meeting on-going biological, social, psychological, cultural, and spiritual needs throughout the life span.
|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.|
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue 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 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
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 materials 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 Shakespeares 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.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
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 wont use your data.
Whats the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PAs assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
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
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrars 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.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PAs efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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