Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 to 4:20 p.m. Dilliard Building Room 101
Course Objectives: Students in this course will have the opportunity to:
1. Integrate developmental concepts in providing holistic care to children / child-rearing families
I. A, B; II. A. 2; III.B.7; III. C.2, 3; III. D. 1-18; IV. B.1,5
2. Use the nursing process to assist children / child-rearing families to achieve optimal health and wellness
I. A, D; III.A.3; III. D. 1-18
A1a-d; e-s; A2a-l, m-o; A2d, f, h-I; A4f-k; A5a, c;
3. Integrate trans-cultural nursing concepts and principles in delivery of health care to children and child-rearing families
I. A, H; II.A.1; II.C.1
III. C.6; IV. B.4; IV. E. 1,2
A1j-k, n, q, t-u; B1d
4. Apply current research findings in caring for children / child-rearing families
I. C; III.A.2; IV. C.1; V. A. 1,5
A2l; A3u, gg; A5h-i
5. Apply teaching-learning theories that optimize the child / child-rearing family’s potential for wellness
I. F; II.B.3; III.B.1, 10; IV. A.4,9
6. Examine the role of the nurse specific to the child / child-rearing family
I. G; II.B.1, IV. D.1; IV. G. 1, 5
7. Evaluate professional accountability in light of trends in pediatric nursing
I. A, E, J, K; III.A.4; IV. D. 3,6; V.C. 1,2,6
C1a, c-d; C3e
* N.B. Grades will not be rounded
* N.B. Students must pass both the content knowledge and clinical components to pass the course.
Additional Course Requirements:
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. Faculties 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 course email 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.
Behaviors that detract from the learning process will NOT be tolerated. Beepers and cellular phones are to be muted during all class sessions and pre-clinical/clinical experiences so that others will not be disturbed. Do not use cell phones in the classroom. Use of cell phones in the classroom will result in no credit (0%) for the quiz grade that day. In addition, disruptions occurring from students entering or leaving the classroom during class time will not be tolerated. If you arrive after class begins you must sit in the last row of seats.
The Provost has received a number of complaints from students saying that when their peers are allowed to bring children into class it is disruptive, is not appreciated, and is considered inappropriate for a learning environment and is something they should not have to tolerate. Given these complaints, children are not to be brought to class.
The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it a serious offense. 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 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.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, and for educational purposes.
For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken please refer to the policy statement in the BSN Student Handbook.
American Disabilities Act:
N.B. The faculty reserves the right to recommend to the Chair, Wilson School of Nursing and the Dean, College of Health Sciences & Human Services withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, professional, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized. In addition, the student must perform within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Students must meet all course requirements, or a grade of "F" will be assigned.
Students are expected to pass NURS 4042 and classroom components of the course.
Failure in either clinical performance or theory components will result in failure “F” of the course and the clinical.
A student who receives a "D" or an "F" in two nursing courses must seek reentry to the
nursing program by writing a letter to the Wilson School of Nursing outlining the reason for the course failures and an action plan to resolve the issue.
The faculties reserve the right to recommend to the School of Nursing Chair/BSN Coordinator and College of Health and Human Services Dean withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons, particularly if client care is jeopardized. In addition, the student must perform within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. See MSU BSN Student Handbook for additional requirements.
Students are encouraged to attend all lectures. Students may be dropped from the course for excessive absences per University policy.
Board Of Nursing (BON) Requirements
Students were expected to be compliant with current CPR certification, immunizations, TB testing, health and liability insurance, drug screen and criminal background checks, throughout the semester. Contact Ms. Halvorson at 397-6371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your compliance. TB testing needs to be repeated every 12 months.
Standards for Student Conduct in Nursing 4053/4042
Students enrolled in Pediatric Nursing are expected to conduct themselves as health care professionals. The minimum expected standards are outlined below.
Tips to remember:
1. Introduce yourself to your patient(s) and his/her nurse. Be specific when discussing with the staff nurse the patient care activities you will perform during your shift.
2. NEVER disconnect or adjust any piece of equipment unless instructed to do so by your clinical instructor or staff nurse.
3. You may assist nurses with their nursing care; however, your primary patient(s) should be your first priority.
4. Students will NOT be allowed to initiate blood transfusions or chemotherapy, or to manipulate pain control pumps.
Infractions constituting clinical failure:
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS UNLESS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED BY A FACULTY MEMBER
Failure of the clinical component of the course occurs when the student fails to successfully complete a competency evaluation as listed above, receives an unsatisfactory rating in any area of the evaluation rubric 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: