Advanced Nursing Seminar

Course Details

Course Number: 3704  Fall 2012

Location: Online

Classroom Number: Online

Days & Times:

Online



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Kimberly Mercer   
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Course Objectives

 

 

Objectives:

 

  AACN Essentials:

 

 

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

 

1.   Utilize concepts of the nursing process in planning care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and societies.

 

IA-D,F,H; IIA1,B1,3,C1-4,D2;  IIIA1-3,5,6,B1,3,5-7,9-12,C1-5,8; IVA6,B1,2,4-7,C1,2,5,6,D3,E1,

4,5;  VA2,3,5,8,10,11,13,B3,7.

 

 

2.   Integrate the concept of professionalism as identified by baccalaureate education

 

IA,E-K; IIA1-4,B1,2,C1-4,D1-4,E1-3; IIIA2,4,6,B2,4,6,8-12; IVA3-6,8-10,B4,6,C1,3,7,D1-8,E1-5,F1,G1-5; VB1,2,5,C1-8.

 

 

3.   Incorporate concepts of teaching-learning in health care.

 

IA,H; IIB3,D1,4; IIIA1,2,4,6,

B1,2,5,6,8,10,11,C1-3; IVA1,5, 9,10,B4,C1,3,5-7,D1,3,5-7,E2,4, G2; VA2,12,B1,-3,7.

 

 

4.   Analyze research studies for application in health care.

IA,C,D,K; IIB3; IIIA2,5,B2,9;

IVA3,4,C7,D4,E4,G1,2; VA1,5,

B7

 

5.   Analyze current and emerging roles of the professional nurse in relation to scope of practice, and the impact on nursing practice, education, and research.

IK; IIA1,4,B1-3,C2-4,D1-4,E

1-3; IIIA1,4-6,B1,2,6,9,11; IVA3-6,C1-7,D1-8,E1,4,5,G1-5; VA7,8,10,11,B7,C1,3,4,7,8

 

 

 

6.   Discuss major theoretical concepts as they relate to the practice of professional nursing.                  

 

 

IB-F,H; IIA1,B3,E1-3; IIIA1,2, 4,6,B9,10; IVA3,4,B5,7,D1-8, E1,4; VA1,C2,3

 

 

7.   Compare and contrast selected nurse theorists with the  Midwestern State University BSN Program philosophy and organizing framework.

 

IB-F,H; IIA1,B3,E1-3; IIIA1,2, 4,6,B9,10; IVA3,4,B5,7,D1-8, E1,4; VA1,C2,3

 

 

8.   Use values clarification to develop and/or examine a personal philosophy of nursing for one's practice

 

IA,B,F,K; IIA1,B2,C1,4,D1,3,4, E1-3;  IIIA1,4,6B2,6,7,12; IVB7,

C3,6,D1-8,E1,3,5; VA3,B2,C7

 

 


Course Expectations

  *As this is an online course you will need access to a computer and be able to scan paperwork electronically.

Calendar: Available on WebCT rather than a part of the syllabus

 Required Texts:

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington DC.

Masters, K. (2009). Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice. (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Course Description: Provides a foundational understanding of theories and concepts related to nursing practice coupled with topics and issues in medical-surgical, maternal-child health and mental health nursing offered at an advanced level for the registered nurse student. Current health trends, issues, research, and legislation influencing professional nursing are investigated. The role of the professional nurse as a provider of care, and a member of the profession is explored with emphasis on the differences accompanying baccalaureate education. Discussion includes topics relevant to clinical practice, research, and education; and will include ethical, legal, cultural, and political aspects of healthcare, decision making, responsibility, and accountability.  

 Credit Hours:

Five (5) Credit Hours -four (4) lecture hours and three (3) clinical hours weekly.

Prerequisites:

 Admission to BSN/RN track

Learning Experiences:

Will consist of the following:

  1. Quizzes (2)

These can be found under the “Assessment” heading of the WebCT and will be revealed one

quiz at a time.

  1. WebCT Discussions (2)

There are two threaded discussions which will be posted to the WebCT discussion board (under “Discussions” heading of WebCT) that reflect the learning goals of the course. The start and stop dates for these discussions can be found on the WebCT calendar.

*Please note – Each student will be expected to lead a discussion on a topic, posing challenging questions that would further or refute your position or seek solutions. These are collegial, peer type discussions, providing evidence of both depth and breadth of the issue. While your personal opinions may be interesting, I am looking for more factual content and citations (APA format) to substantiate the information you present. You should post your discussion 4-6 days prior to the due date to allow time for discussion to occur. GRADING is based on the discussion you lead, as well as your contribution to two other student’s discussions. In other words, responding back and forth with your peers on your own discussion is fine but will not count as responding to another student’s discussion.

  1. Written Assignments (3)

This includes (1) personal philosophy of nursing paper (2) Nurse Theorist paper (3) Patient/Family Teaching Plan. These can be found under the “Assignment” heading of the WebCT.

Once you open the assignment you will note under “submissions” there is very little space for assignment submission. Therefore, I ask that each written assignment be typed out in Word format then sent as “Add attachment” under assignments. Please do not submit via email.

Learning experiences: will include group discussion on Web CT, assigned and independent readings, written assignments, and web-based research with resources. Students are expected to be self-directed in the acquisition of knowledge. Students should arrive at clinical site on time and prepared for clinical experience.  Under Course Content of WebCT you will find preceptor information and agreement forms. I ask that you all select a preceptor to submit to me for approval prior to completing clinical time.

 

Clinical Performance: a final grade average of 74% plus a PASS for clinical components with all required clinical hours completed are essential to pass this course. Both clinical and classroom requirements must be satisfactorily completed in order to pass the course.

All clinicals are to be completed by December 7th, 2012.

 Clinical Competence: will be evaluated through completion of individual clinical objectives, and interaction with clinical instructor. Students must comply with guidelines and contract stipulations at their clinical site.

Professional Image: Students are to present a professional image in clinicals at all times. Jeans or casual clothing do not constitute professional dress. The image you present reflects upon the university, your profession and yourself. Noncompliance will result in a clinical failure for the day. You will be expected to wear a white lab jacket with a MSU Nursing Student name tag to all clinicals.

Failure policy: Two clinical failures will result in a failure of the course.

The faculty reserve the right to recommend to the BSN Program Chair and College Dean withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, 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.

If student performance falls below acceptable standards of practice, then the student will NOT successfully complete the clinical component of this course.  Certain aspects of these standards directly relate to safety in patient care and professionalism in practice.  If student performance drops below the standard in these two areas, then the possibility of successful completion of the clinical component of the course is unlikely.  The faculty recognizes that the issues of patient safety and professional standards cannot be compromised; therefore, any student who does not meet these standards will immediately receive a failing clinical evaluation.  The severity of these infractions warrants immediate failure of the clinical component of this course. The ANA standards or practice and code of ethics are posted in the BSN Student Handbook.

  1. Students must function in accordance with criteria stated in the BSN Student Handbook.
  2. Students must attain a grade of "C" (74% or above).
  3. A student who fails to maintain a grade of "C" or above may repeat the course once.
  4. Students must meet all course and clinical requirements. 
  5. Clinical performance will be evaluated.  Students are expected to pass both clinical and classroom components of the course.  Failure in either one will constitute failure in the course.
  6. Students are responsible for notifying their instructor and/or person in charge at their assigned facility if they are to be absent.  Notification must be prior to the scheduled time of clinical experience.  Students are expected to attend all classroom and clinical experiences.  Any absence from clinical will be made up at the discretion of the faculty member.

Grading Standards

 Grading scale:

90-100 = A

80-89 = B

74-79 = C

65-73 = D

64 and below = F

Grades will be based on a whole number score and will not be rounded.

            Grading Policies:

Didactic Evaluation to pass: There will be 2 quizzes, three written assignments (Personal Philosophy of Nursing paper, Nurse Theorist paper, and Patient/Family Teaching Plan), and two WebCT discussions. You must have a 74% final grade to pass the course.

Quiz # 1 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….15%

Quiz # 2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….15%

Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper..………………………………………………………………..10%

Discussion # 1 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..10%

Discussion # 2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..10%

Nursing Theorist Paper………… …………………………………………………………………………….20%

Patient/Family Teaching Plan ……………………………………………………………………………..20%

Clinical evaluation will be based on course objectives and relevant DELC Competencies


Submission Format Policy

Work will be submitted electronically.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

50% will be deducted from papers 1 day late and after that no papers will be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with me and approval given in advance and then it will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Online


Other Policies

Cheating policy:

The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it as 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.

For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken, please refer to the policy statement in the MSU Student Handbook.

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.

University Student Honor Creed:

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED

“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.”

 

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own work, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate

 Honors Notification: Honors students desiring honors credit for this course must notify the instructor prior to the second class meeting/day of class.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.