Theories & Concepts: Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 3313  Section Number: 201

Spring 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 108

Days & Times:

M/W 8:00 am – 9:20 am



Course Attachments

Class Schedule  Pharm Calendar sp2011-20120329-154700.pdf

Textbooks

Pharmacology for Nurses & MNL Pkg
Required Textbook
  ISBN: 9780131392465

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Exa
Required - Newest edition not available until Oct 2010
  ISBN: 9781416037088

Pharmacology Spark Chart
REcommended
  ISBN: 9781411403390

The Neighborhood
Purchased for Basic Nursing. Required
MyNursingLab Student Access Code Card
Required - For Pharmacology for Nurses (ONLY IF BUNDLE is not purchased)
  ISBN: 0135104319

Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nurses
Required Text
  ISBN: 9780323069397

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Kathleen Roberts   
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Course Objectives

 

 

 

1.

Discuss the historic development, terminology and ethical/legal implications associated with pharmacology.  

2.

Relate the pharmaceutic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic phases of pharmacotherapeutics for IFGCS across the life span. 

3.

Describe predictable and unpredictable responses of individuals to drug therapy.  

4.

Explore cultural and psychosocial factors influencing and the use of drug and complementary therapies.      

5.

Discuss the use of the nursing process as the framework used by the nurse when administering drugs.    


Course Expectations

Grading Scale:

90-100…………………………………………………………………………………..A

80-89……………………………………………………………………………………B

74-79……………………………………………………………………………………C

65-73……………………………………………………………………………………D

64 and below……………………………………………………………………………F

 Required Textbooks

Adams, P. A., Hollard, L. N. & Urban, C. Q. (2011).  Pharmacology for nurses:  A pathophysiologic approach MyNursingLab access. (3rd ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Education, Inc.

 Silvestri, L. A. (2008).  Comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN examination. (5th ed.)  St. Louis, MO:  Saunders Elsevier.  

 Skidmore, L (2009).  Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nurses (8th ed). St. Louis, MO:  Mosby Elsevier.

  Access to The Neighborhood (purchased during Basic Nursing course)

Recommended Textbooks:

 Sparks Charts (2006)  Pharmacology.  (ISBN 978-1-4114-0339-0)

Evaluation Methods:

 MyNursingLab assignments   10%

 Poster presentations                10%

Unit exams (five exams)         13% each for a            Exam 1:  Feb 16

                                                    Total of 65%               Exam 2:  Mar 9

                                                                                    Exam 3:  April 4

                                                                                    Exam 4:  April 20    

                                                                                     Exam 5:  May 2

Final exam                               15%                        Final Exam:  May 11 

                                                                                    8:00 am – 10:00 am

Total.......................................100%

A course average of at least 74% is required to successfully complete this course.  Course grades/decimals are not rounded up

 Course Communication

 Please e-mail within WebCT, listed under communication tools, if you want to contact the professor for this course. If that isn't possible, then use the professor's office e-mail listed at the top of this syllabus.  I (Dr. Roberts) will respond to your email within 48 hrs of receipt Monday-Friday 8-5 pm.  I will not respond to emails sent over the weekend.

Exams

 1.  There are five unit exams covering the nine (9) units of the Adams textbook.  Each exam will take 75 minutes. 

 2.  Unit objectives are found at the beginning of each assigned chapter.  These objectives will help you focus on what to study for each exam.  Required readings  are found on the course calendar.

 3.  Complete the pre- and post-tests on the companion website of the textbook found at MyNursingKit found at www.mynursingkit.comfor your text covering the assigned chapters for that unit in order to prepare for each exam.  (The access code is found in the front cover of your textbook).  Assignments from MyNursingLab will also prepare you for each exam.

MyNursingLab

 MyNursingLab is a required purchase for this class.  Purchase of the Access Code allows you access to a website where you can track your own progress through the course, using study plan activities, diagnostic pretests for each chapter and a post test to assess your competency on assigned material. 

 Instructions for registering for this course are attached at the end of this syllabus.  You will need the following information to register:

                  1. A valid Email Address

                 2.  Student Access Code (purchased with new text, or separately at the bookstore or online if a used text was purchased)

                 3.  Course ID:   (used this semester only)

                 4.  School zip code:  76308

Poster Presentations

 Students will be assigned to small groups for specific pharmacology nursing care presentations.  These presentations are scheduled at the end of the semester.  The presentations and individual evaluations of the presentations represent 10% of your total course grade.  Specific guidance on these presentations is presented separately.


Final Exam12/8/2010  0800

Submission Format PolicyNote: 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

Generally, late assignments are not accepted.  However, should extenuating circumstances occur, please contact the professor to make arrangements for late submission of work.


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

Attendance:

 Class attendance and participation are expected.  Assignments should be read or viewed in advance of class to facilitate learning.  Students will be held responsible for lecture/discussion content, all assigned readings and audiovisual materials on written exams.  When the lecture material is more current than the textbook, lecture material takes precedence.


Other Policies

 

Additional Course Requirements:

 1.  If a student is to be absent from an exam, he/she must notify the course instructor at least two hours prior to the exam.  Make-up exams will be administered twice during the semester .Failure to comply with this policy will result in a “0” for the exam.  Make up exams may be constructed differently than the unit test.

 2.  Exam review will be available by individual appointment with the faculty who constructed the exam.  Students have two weeks from administration of the exam to review the exam.

 3.  Faculty reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus at any time.

  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 BSN Student Handbook.

 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

 American Disability Act (ADA):

 Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's disability and complies with section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admissions, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities.

 MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by the law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements.  For assistance, call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515, TDD.  Please see the instructor outside of class to make arrangements involving special accommodations.

 It is the student's responsibility to declare any disabilities.  After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact their individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.

 Disruptive Behaviors: 

 Behaviors that detract from the learning process will NOT be tolerated.  Beepers and cellular phones are to be muted during all class sessions so that others will not be disturbed.  In addition, disruptions occurring from students entering or leaving the classroom during class time are to be avoided. 


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.