1. Apply the theories and concepts learned throughout the program to clinical situations.
2. Utilize problem-solving approaches to recognizing and meeting patient care needs.
3. Apply clinical judgment skills in the coordination of patient care.
4. Implement the role of coordinator of care.
5. Integrate effective communication, research and teaching-learning principles in coordinating patient care.
6. Evaluate effective and non-effective nursing interventions in providing care to patients.
7. Examine the legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and spiritual issues related to the care of patients.
1. Students must maintain satisfactory health as determined by the total faculty consensus.
2. Clinical performance, campus and/or clinical laboratory, are evaluated. Students are expected to pass both clinical and classroom components of the course. Failure in either one will constitute failure in the course. A course average of at least 74% is required to successfully complete this course.
3. Students must maintain a current immunization record on file at the Vinson Health Clinic plus proof of a current CPR card, validated Health Insurance and paid Liability Insurance on file with the Wilson School of Nursing secretary during the entire semester. In order to attend class or clinical experiences, each student MUST comply with each of these requirements.
4. Four function calculators are allowed during exams. The use of programmable calculators, statistical or graphing calculators and calculators stored on personal data assistant devices are NOT allowed. In addition, sharing a calculator with another student is NOT allowed. Calculators may not make a discernable noise during use.
5. Faculty reserve the right to make changes at anytime to this syllabus.
6. Students will be held accountable for all communications sent by faculty via the course’s WebCT site; therefore, you will be expected to check the site for announcements, assignments, messages, etc. daily. Faculty asks that students use the discussion board or clinical group sites as a means to make a specific request, ask for content clarification, to submit clinical dates…and so forth…rather than using our school/work email addresses.
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
74-79 = C
65-73 = D
<65 = F
There will no rounding of grades
Weekly logs (5% each)
Clinical logs (5% each)
HESI Exit Exam
*Must score at least an 850 to receive any grade for this assignment. Failure to score at least an 850 within three attempts results in receiving a zero for this assignment.
Weekly logs must be submitted using the Assignment function of WebCT.
Clinical logs must be submitted electronically via the e-mail function of WebCT.
HESI Exit must be completed on-campus with faculty proctor.
1. Each student will be required to complete 72 clinical hours with a preceptor and 18 hours completing clinical assignments.
2. The student is to work with the preceptor(s) to develop a clinical schedule. That schedule is to be submitted to the Clinical Instructor and written approval received from the Clinical Instructor prior to the student attending any clinical experiences. Failure to receive written approval for the experience will result in rejection of the clinical hours completed. If any changes need to be made to the submitted schedule, the student is to notify the Clinical Instructor in advance of the change being made and receive written approval. If a student must miss a scheduled clinical, then the student is responsible for notifying the preceptor and the Clinical Instructor prior to the scheduled experience.
3. The student is to complete an evaluation of the preceptor using the Assessment Function in WebCT by July 26, 2011.
4. Clinical instructors will periodically visit the student and his/her preceptor.
1. Clinical failures are awarded students who fail to meet the objectives of the clinical experience, students who fail to uphold the ANA Practice Standards and the ANA Code of ethics, students who fail to maintain patient safety, and students who fail to complete all of their clinical hours.
Infractions constituting clinical failure:
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS UNLESS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED BY A FACULTY MEMBER OR PRECEPTOR
Failure of the clinical component of the course occurs when the student receives an unsatisfactory rating in any area of the evaluation tool or does not complete 90 hours of clinical. Absences will be rescheduled at the discretion of the course coordinator.
Certain behaviors result in an unsatisfactory rating in the professional behavior section of the evaluation rubric.
Three incidents of infractions to the standard of professional behavior to include but not limited to:
Two incidents of infractions to the standard of professional behavior to include but not limited to:
Infractions to the standard of professional behavior that results in immediate failure of the clinical component of the course to include by not limited to: