Mondays 1600 to 1850
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.
The student must score at least an 850 on the HESI Exit exam to successfully complete the course. If a score of 850 or higher is not obtained, the course grade for this assignment will be a zero.
Weekly dosage calculation quizzes (Average of 10 highest)
Case Exam Midterm
Case Exam Final
Question Logs (1% each)
HESI Exit Exam
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
74-79 = C
65-73 = D
<65 = F
There will no rounding of grades
Students must complete all 90 hours of clinical.
1. Each student will be required to complete 60 clinical hours with a preceptor, 12 clinical hours in the simulation lab, 6 clinical orientation hours and 12 hours completing the case study.
2. 24 hours of precepted clinical experience must be completed by October 10, 2011, 48 hours must be completed by November 7, 2011 and 60 hours must be completed by November 28, 2011.
3. 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.
4. The student is to complete an evaluation of the preceptor using the Assessment Function in WebCT by November 28, 2011.
5. Clinical instructors will periodically visit the student and his/her preceptor.
Clinical Simulation Lab
1. Students will complete three clinical simulations at the Regional Simulation Center for a total of 10 hours plus 2 hours for preparation for the first simulation experience.
2. Students will sign up for three separate visits to the simulation center.
3. Students will complete assigned readings for the first experience and two clinical hours will be awarded for this assignment.
4. Students are expected to bring equipment needed to provide patient care and to have the resources they would normally use during a clinical experience.
5. Students who are late to the simulation lab will be considered absent. Absences may be rescheduled depending on space availability. If it is not possible to reschedule a simulation experience, the student may elect to complete additional patient care experiences to obtain clinical hours.