Family Nurse Practitioner II

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 5183/5193  Section Number: X 20

Spring 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 305

Days & Times:

Wed nights 5:00pm - 8:00 pm

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Debra Gail Walker DNP, FNP-BC   
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Course Objectives

Course Objectives:   Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:




AACN Essentials

NONPF Domains

1.    Analyze clinical applicability of selected major health promotion / wellness theorists.

V: 1, 2

VII: 3


2.    Evaluate the impact of major health / illness trends on health care costs and the legal ethical issues across the life span.


IIA: 1,3,4,9; IIC: 1, 3; III: 1,2

I: 7; II: 6-10; IV: 10,11; V: 1,2,3,6; VII: 1-4

3.    Explore current wellness / health maintenance guidelines in the context of clinical practice across the life span.


VI: 3,5; VII: 1-4; VIII: 1-8; X: 2, 5, 6

I: 1-10,13,14,7, 19,21-23,25; II: 1,6; III: 3-6; IV: 1,2,12; V: 1,2,4;

VI: 2,3; VII: 2,4

4.    Interpret the role of the nurse practitioner in the health promotion / health maintenance arena.


IIA: 9; IIB: 3; III: 6; IV: 3,4,6,7

IV: 3-11,14,15;

V: 4

5.    Design, implement, and evaluate a health promotion / maintenance teaching program that is relevant to the needs of the client.


I: 6; IV: 3; V: 2; VI: 2,3,5,6; VII: 2-4; VIII: 8; X: 5-7

I: 1-5, 18,19,22, 24; II: 1-8; III: 2-6; IV: 1,2,7-9,12;

V: 1, 2; VI: 1; VII: 2-6

6.    Demonstrate competency in the practitioner roles of clinical judgment and management in the delivery of primary care across the life span.


IIB: 2; IIC: 4-6;

IV: 1,2; VI: 3-6;

VII: 2; VIII: 1,6-8; IX: 1-3; X: 5

IIB: 2; IIC: 4-6; IV: 1, 2; VI: 3-6; VII: 2; VIII: 1,6-8

IX: 1-3; X: 5


Course Expectations



The grade for the class will be based upon the following criteria:



Evaluation Components

% of Grade

Clinical Assignments:

Clinical Grade

·    SOAP Notes


·    Midterm Clinical Practicum


·    Final Practicum




Didactic Assignments:

Didactic Grade

·    Clinical Decision Making Modules


·    Laboratory Modules


·    Mid-term Examination


·    Final Test Examination


·    Discussion Board





In order to pass a course containing both didactic and clinical requirements, the student must pass both the classroom/didactic and clinical components of the course. In addition, the student must pass both clinical practicums (midterm and final) examinations to receive a passing clinical grade for the course. If a student receives less than passing (80%) on either the average of the didactic components, the average of the clinical assignments, or either of the clinical practica, the maximum grade earned for the course will be 79% and the student will not be permitted to progress in the program. Passing score on each practica examination and on the average of the didactic assignments is 80%.  Only one attempt is allowed for each practicum. It is the student’s responsibility to know their grade status.

Grading Standards

Grading Scale          












64 and below


Final Exam5/9/2011  08:00AM

Submission Format Policy



1. Clinical Decision Making: CDMs are to be completed as directed and submitted to the Assignment section of  Blackboard for this course. On the due date of the CDM, a short quiz will become available to the student.  The quiz will count for 20% of the CDM grade.  In order to be eligible for the quiz, the student must submit the CDM on time. The quiz will consist of 5-10 multiple choice questions on the content area of the CDM. Students will attach a CDM/LAB Module grade sheet to all CDMS submitted.


2. Laboratory Modules are to be completed as directed and submitted to the Assignment Section of Blackboard for this course.  On the due date of the Lab Module, a short quiz will become available to the student.  The quiz will count for 20% of the Lab Module grade.  In order to be eligible for the quiz, the student must submit the Lab Module on time.  The quiz will consist of 5-10 multiple choice questions on the content area of the Lab Module.  Students will attach a CDM/LAB module grade sheet to all lab modules submitted.


3. SOAP Notes   One (1) SOAP note is to be submitted to your Faculty Advisor upon completion of each 32 hours of clinical experience. After four (4) SOAP notes have been submitted and graded, your Faculty Advisor will determine whether additional notes are required. SOAP noted must be turned in within 8 hours of the last 32 hours of clinical. Stacking SOAP notes will result in a reduction of the SOAP note grade as established by the faculty advisor.  Students will attach a grade sheet all SOAP notes submitted.


4. Clinical encounters will be logged on E-logs. Students will receive a log on password and will submit al clinical  encounters to this log. Students will be responsible for providing clinical hours, break down of patients treated and any other data requested by the clinical advisor at the time of the journal review.


5.  Discussion Board postings must be completed by the due date listed on the Course      Calendar at the end of the syllabus. Each student is responsible to respond to the discussion topics posted by faculty on the Blackboard discussion board.  The purpose of this discussion is to take the place of classroom discussion.  Each student should lead a discussion on the topic, posing challenging questions that would further or refute your position or seek solutions.  These are collegial, peer review type discussions, providing both depth and breadth of the issue.  Grading is based on the discussion you lead, as well as your contribution to two (2) other student’s discussions. You should post your discussion 4-6 days prior to the due date to allow time for discussion to occur. Discussion due dates are listed in the schedule.  Each discussion topic is worth 20 points and will be determined with the following criteria.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

1.    Late assignments including CDMS, Lab Modules, and Soap Notes  will receive a grade of 0


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection 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 Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Students are encouraged to be in class and to participate in class discussions.  The student is expected to read about the topic area prior to class. 


Other Policies

Students are expected to participate in clinical for a total of 192 hours in an approved clinical site. Faculty reserves the right to increase clinical hours as deemed necessary or assign clinical sites to students. When in clinical, students are required to have proof of malpractice insurance and a current RN license.  Students are required to document clinical course hours in E-logs. No weekend or night clinicals are allowed unless faculty is present with the student.



Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.