House Bill 2504

Spring 2012 Course Syllabus

VNSG-1261-03 - Clinical - Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2012
InstructorWoods, Tanya Gail
Phone(409) 984-6370
E-mailhendrextg@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Janet Hamilton
Phone:(409) 984-6354
E-mail:hamiljr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:Monday & Tuesday Clinicals, Wenesday 8-3, Thursday & Friday 12-3
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room:128
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Course Information
Course Number10363
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 the clinical professional.
Course Prerequisites BIO 2401 & BIO 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology

NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations I                         

NURA 1160 Clinical (VN 1410)

Required Textbooks Hodgson, B.B & Kizor, R.J (2010). Saunders nursing drug handbook 2010. St. Louis: Saunders.                

Langford, R.W. & Thompson, J.M. (2005). Mosby’s handbook of diseases (3rded.).St. Louis: Mosby.        

Langford, R.W (2008). Mosby’s PDQ for LPN: nursing facts at hand (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby        

Pagana, K.D. & Pagana, T.S. (2009). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory test (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby        

Doenges, M.E. (2010). Nurse’s Pocket Guide Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales (12th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis

Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary (21st ed.).(2009) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:

1. Because poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment, attendance at all scheduled clinicals is expected.

2. A student who is absent from clinicals for more than three (3) days may be dropped from the program by the Program director. A student who is absent from clinical without notification to faculty, may be withdrawn from the program by the program director.

3.        It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence from class or clinical. If the student is missing a clinical day, s/he must notify the faculty and that s/he is unable to attend clinical. Each clinical instructor is supplied by the college with a cell phone; the student can call and leave a message if the instructor does not answer. If the student is unable to contact the instructor, the student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872, ext. 6356 and leave a message. Also, the student may email, and/or call the instructor’s office and leave a voice message.

4. Students who arrive after assigned clinical time will be counseled. Students who arrive after assigned clinical time on two (2) occasions may not be allowed to remain. If the student is sent home s/he will be counted absent from clinical.

5.        Students must be present the entire clinical day, including post/pre-conference to get credit for their attendance.

6. Since clinical is such an important component of the VN Program, students are required to attend 100 per cent of the scheduled clinical days in any given semester. Additional written work will be required if the student is absent from clinical. Any student who misses any clinical days in a semester may receive an unsatisfactory (U) in the clinical course and be required to repeat both the didactic and clinical courses. Absence of the required clinical days necessitates the Standards Committee to review the student’s performance in the VN Program. Students who:

                a.         Have a 75 test average in the didactic course

                b.        Have satisfactory written work in the clinical course

c.        Are up-to-date on skills check-offs in clinical

prior to the most recent absence may be allowed to continue in clinical. Students will be required to do additional written work to continue in clinical. Students who do not meet the above criteria may be dismissed for the semester.

6.        Any student who is “no call, no show” for clinical demonstrates a lack of accountability and unprofessional conduct. Therefore, s/he may fail clinical that semester and must repeat both the clinical and didactic courses to progress in the program. The only possible exception is if a student is physically unable to call the faculty.

7.        Students may be required to attend seminars or workshops to meet clinical objectives. Students will be informed in advance of the requirements. They are expected to attend the entire workshop as scheduled even if it extends past the regularly scheduled clinical time.

8. The clinical instructor keeps an attendance record. Any student who is not sure about his/her status should meet with the instructor by appointment.

9.        The program director has the right to initiate the administrative withdrawal of any student whose attendance, conduct, scholastic abilities, attitude or lack of aptitude for vocational nursing makes it inadvisable for that student to continue in the program.

Course Grading Scale 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-74 = D Below 60 = F

(S) Satisfactory (U) Unsatisfactory

Determination of Final Grade 1.        The grade for the clinical course consists of two components: (1) Written work/computer assignments 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 74.5% or greater on written work and an “S” on clinical performance to pass the course

2. Students who fail a nursing course may repeat it once. Students must receive a satisfactory (S) and score 74.5% on written work/assignments in clinical and achieve a 75 course grade in the mandatory co-requisite course to progress in the program.

3.        The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:

Med-Surg. Case Study I                        Grade

Radiology Objectives                        Grade

Physical Therapy Objectives         Grade

Teaching Project                        Grade

Computer Assignment 1                        Grade

Computer Assignment 2                        Grade

Computer Assignment 3                        Grade

Portfolio                        Grade

Total/8=Grade

** Elderly Objectives / computer assignments (Alternate-make-up if absent)

4.        Students who fail VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health and Illness I and repeat the course must also repeat the clinical co-requisite course.

5.        Clinical evaluations are completed twice each semester (mid term and end of semester). Evaluations will include student's ability to apply theory in practice, demonstrate safe competent client care, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times when in the clinical area. Evaluations are done by the clinical instructor with input from staff at affiliating agency, clients 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.

6.        A student's unsatisfactory mid semester clinical 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.        All courses listed in a given semester of the program must be completed prior to progressing to the next semester. Each didactic and co-requisite clinical course, as listed for each semester, is a prerequisite for the nursing courses listed in the subsequent semester(s), and must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in the next nursing courses.

8.        Maintain a clinical portfolio. This portfolio will be kept current

throughout the entire program. The portfolio will include:

a.        Course schedule and Clinical schedule

b.        All course syllabi for current semester

c.        Student handbook

d.        Clinical Notebook

e.        Section for diagnosis, meds and lab sheets

f.        Section for daily physical assessment and nurses’ notes

g.        Section for specialty area objectives

h.        Section for completed case studies

i.        Section for computer assignments

j.        Section for teaching project

k.        Section for skills check-offs

l.        Section for counseling notes

m.        Section for clinical summary sheets

Final Exam Date May 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Major Assignments Date: 01/31/2012 NCLEX 2500 Questions

02/24/2012 NCLEX 2500 Questions

03/08/2012 NCLEX 2500 Questions

04/16/2012 Med-Surge Case Study

To be scheduled: Specialty Objectives x2

To be scheduled: Teaching Project

05/07/2012 Portfolio & Clinical Evaluation

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1: Vital sign Lab

Week 2: Asepsis Lab

Week 3: Physical Assessment Lab

Week 4: Documentation Lab

Week 5: NG/Enema Lab

Week 6: Wound Care Lab

Week 7: Make-up lab/Clinical Orientation

Week 8: Facility Orientation

Week 9: Spring Break

Week 10: Intake & Output, Patient Care, Etiology

Week 11: Patient Care, Lab values, Medication

Week 12: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care

Week 13: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care

Week 14: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care

Week 15: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care

Week 16: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care

Week 17: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care

Week 18: Clinical Evaluation        

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes 1.        Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of the nursing profession.

2.        Use a systematic problem-solving process in the care of multiple patients who have predictable health care needs to provide safe, individualized, goal-directed nursing care.

3.        Adopt an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.

4. Cooperate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide optimum, evidence-based, safe, care to patients.

Course Student Learning Outcomes In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, VNSG 1261 Clinical 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.        Demonstrate the role of the beginning vocational nurse.

2.        Perform nursing assessments regarding the health status of the patient.

3.        Participate in the communication process with clients, staff, and instructors.

4.        Record information legibly, using appropriate terminology and spelling with assistance.

5.        Respect the client’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated or allowed by law to disclose the information.

6.        Accept responsibility for personal/professional development.

7.        Implement nursing care according to the care plan.

8.        Evaluate the client’s responses to nursing interventions.

9.        State the rationale and the effects of medications and treatments.

10.        Accurately and completely report and document:

a.        Client’s status including signs, symptoms, and responses

b.        Nursing care rendered

c.        Administration of treatments

d.        Client’s response to medications and treatments

e.        Contacts with other health care team members concerning significant events regarding client’s status

11.        Implement measures to promote a safe environment for clients and others.

12.        Promote and participate in client education and counseling based on health needs.

13.        Obtain instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices.

14.        Notify the appropriate individual(s) when leaving a nursing assignment.

15.        Maintain professional boundaries of the nurse-client relationship.

16.        Provide without discrimination, nursing services regardless of age, disability, economic status, gender, national origin, race, religion, or health problems of the client served.

17.        Implement measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and communicable conditions.

18.        Conform to the uniform policies outlined in the Vocational Nursing Program Handbook.                                        

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.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    •        No tobacco products are allowed in any clinical facility.

    •        Students should turn their phones to vibrate before they enter the clinical facility.

    •        No cell phones should be visible during clinicals.

    Additional classroom policies include:

    The following behaviors will result in the student being asked to cease the action and/or leave the clinical facility: using cell phones (-5 next exam), talking while the instructor is giving instructions, during patient care discussions/presentations; leaving clinical early without informing the instructor (-5 next exam); and displaying a rude or negative attitude/behavior to the instructor, facility employees, patients, or other students.

Additional Information
Important Information
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.
Copyright Violations 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.
Assessment Statement 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 programs.

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 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.
Privacy Notice 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.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

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-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

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; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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