Wed nights 5:00pm - 8:00 pm
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze clinical applicability of selected major health promotion / wellness theorists.
V: 1, 2
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
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
The grade for the class will be based upon the following criteria:
% of Grade
· SOAP Notes
· Midterm Clinical Practicum
· Final Practicum
· 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.
64 and below
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.
1. Late assignments including CDMS, Lab Modules, and Soap Notes will receive a grade of 0
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.
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.