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Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
1. Describe key "benchmarks” in the historical development of the discipline of nursing.
2. Describe the ethical-legal and professional parameters for nursing practice.
3. Explain the philosophy and major concepts of the organizing framework for the BSN Program at Midwestern State University.
4. Compare selected nursing theories with the Midwestern State University BSN Program philosophy and organizing framework.
5. Discuss major theoretical concepts as they relate to the practice of professional nursing.
6. Explain the interrelationships among nursing theory, nursing process, and nursing practice.
Masters, K. (2009). Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. - http://nursing.jbpub.com/roledevelopment/
Recommended:Nursing Test for Success book
American Psychological Association Manual or APA Style Helper 5.0 CD or StyleEase.com
Course requirements and percentages for computation of the final grade are weighted as follows:
Unit Exams 4 @ 17.5 % each 70 %
Interview paper 20 %
Discussion Board Assignments 10 %
Total 100 %
Nursing 3103: Theories and Concepts: Introduction to Nursing
Interview Grading Criteria Spring 2011
1. Discuss the educational training of the nurse (5%)
2. Explain the nurse’s motivation to choose nursing as a career (5%)
3. Describe the typical work tasks performed by the nurse in their current work setting. (5%)
4. Discuss membership and involvement with any professional organizations (5%)
5. Describe the nurses perception of the use of evidenced based research in his/her practice. How do they stay current with new information? (10 %)
6. Describe how the nursing shortage has impacted his / her practice. (10%)
7. Describe the nurse’s perception of workplace bullying/harassment? What if anything does he/her do to handle bullying behavior in the workplace? (10%)
8. Compare and contrast your research findings on bullying factors in nursing and coping strategies with those of the nurse you interviewed. (20%)
9. Discuss your reaction to the interview; what did you learn; how does this impact your view of nursing. (5%)
10. Organization: Grammar, syntax, spelling ect. (10%)
11. APA style: Title Page, Quotes, Headings, References (15%)
DISCUSSION BOARD ASSIGNMENTS (10%)
Faculty will post 3-4 discussion questions on Web CT during the semester. Students will be placed in groups on the discussion board. Each discussion question requires an initial written response and students are expected to read and comment on at least two of your classmates responses for each of the posted discussion questions. Discussion questions are graded according to the following criteria. Late responses will not receive credit as students have a week to complete each question. Initial responses are worth more points.
BONUS HOMEWORK / LEARNING ACTIVITIES)
At least four homework assignments will due at the beginning of class (see course schedule and homework handout) others homework may be assigned throughout the semester and announced in class. Homework assignments will be worth bonus points. If tickets are handed out for bonus points they can be redeemed on upcoming exams. Tickets must be brought with you to the exam to redeem your bonus points.
UNIT EXAMS (70%)
There will be four unit exams for this course. Exam content will include class content and reading assignments. Students need to purchase Scantrons. Students must have an MSU IDon the desk during all Exams. Students are expected to bring 4 Scantrons to class the first exam and come prepared with a pencil. No cell phones, purses, hats, drinks (bottled water only) or food are allowed at your desk during exams.
Missing Exams: If you have to miss an exam for any reason you must notify the course coordinator by phone or email 2 hours before missing an exam, to avoid a zero. Make up exams may be scheduled as noted on the calendar but students are responsible to email and make arrangements for a makeup on an individual basis as soon after missing the exam as possible. Make up exams may be essay and short answer instead of multiple choices.
The Wilson School of Nursing does not tolerate cheating. Cheating is considered a serious offense that could result in automatic failure of a class and / or removal from the program. The MSU Student Handbook (available at the Information desk in the Clark Student Center) defines various forms of academic dishonesty and the procedures for responding to them. Please familiarize yourself with this portion of the BSN handbook and note that the penalties for plagiarism and other forms of cheating can be quite harsh. Cheating is defined by the faculty to include dishonesty on examinations and plagiarism.
Plagiarism is further defined as “the act of using source materials of other persons (either published or unpublished) without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given.” (MSU BSN Student Handbook, Standards of Conduct, Item 10). Offending material that may constitute plagiarism includes, but is not limited to the following: bibliography cards, formal papers, book reports, written nursing care plans, etc. Plagiarism is also defined by the MSU Nursing faculty as failure to follow the APA 5th edition guidelines for citation of quotations and paraphrased material.