Nursing 3243/3253 Fall 2012
NURS 3243-101, Basic Nursing
NURS 3253, Basic Nursing Clinical
MW Bridwell Hall Room 108 from 0930-1050
Carol Collins BH 326, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-397-4060
Ann Blankenship, BH 318, email email@example.com or 940-397-4601
Annie Nunneley BH 313, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-397-4650
Duron Cranford, email email@example.com or 940-636-4901
Simulation Lab, 764-8410
Prerequisites: 3103, Introduction to Nursing; 3203 Pathophysiology, 3303 Health Assessment, and Pre or Co-requisite 3313 Pharmacology
This is the official syllabus for this course. The faculty reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus at any time.
Course Description: The course emphasizes the application of beginning theories and concepts fundamental to patient care through the life cycle. In both the Sims laboratory and clinical experiences the student acquires basic cognitive and psychomotor skills. Students are introduced to the impact cultural diversity has on the outcome of patient care. The nursing process is used to apply knowledge and critical thinking through demonstration of theory-based patient care.
Credit Hours: Six (6) credit hours -- Three (3) lecture hours and nine (9) clinical hours per week.
AACN Essentials: For further information regarding the coded AACN Essentials identified for each Course Objective, refer to the BSN Handbook.
DEC Competencies: In the DEC Competencies below, the following designations apply: I: Member of a Profession, II: Provider of Patient-Centered Care, III: Patient Safety Advocate, and IV: Member of Health Care Team. For further information regarding the competencies identified for each course objective, refer to the BSN Handbook
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Apply the nursing process in the care of individuals
II, VI, VII
I – A, B
II – A, B, C, D, E, F, G
III – A
2. Demonstrate competence in performing basic nursing skills throughout the life span.
II – A, D
III – A, B, D
3. Integrate knowledge of research and higher education concepts when planning nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.
III, VIII, IX
II – A
4. Integrate teaching-learning concepts when planning nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.
II - G
5. Apply verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills when providing nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.
IV, VI, IX
IV - D
Students are expected to be self-directed in the acquisition of basic nursing knowledge. Learning activities available to students include:
1. Classroom activities (NURS 3243): Information relevant to each unit of study will be presented in class. Students should come to class prepared to participate using the drug guide, clinical guide, lab/diagnostic guide, the nursing process text, the dosage calculation text, the Pearson My Nursing Lab and the Pearson Neighborhood cases.
2. Clinical (NURS 3253): A total of 135 clinical hours will be completed with 36 hours completed in the Simulation lab.
3. Readings: Readings are essential for each unit of study.
4. Desire 2 Learn (D2L) supplement is available for announcements, questions, and discussions.
Students are expected to check D2L daily for course announcements.
5. Evolve Website: Evolve is available for practice tests and study materials.
6. Midwestern State University BSN Handbook found at:
Berman, A., Snyder, S.J., Kozier, B. & Erb, G. (2012). Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice. (9th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. Bundle (all the Pearson published materials) ISBN-13 978-0-13-802461-1
Berman, A., Snyder, S.J., Kozier, B. & Erb, G. (2012). Clinical Handbook for Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice (9th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN-13 978-0-13-802464-2
Curriculum Test Code. (Continued from Assessment, do not purchase again)
Giddens, J. (2009). The Neighborhood Student Access Code Card. Website. Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 0135050006, ISBN-13: 9780135050002
Morris, D.G. (2010). Calculate with confidence (5th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. ISBN 9780323056298
Pagana, K. & Pagana, T. (2010). Mosby's manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests (4th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-323-05747-9
Prentice Hall (2010). RN nursing skills 2.0 DVDs: Skills for the RN. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN-13 978-0-13-245942-6
Skidmore-Roth, L. (2010). Mosby's drug guide for nurses (8th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-323-06939-7
Venes, D. (Ed.) (2009). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (21st Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis, Co. ISBN 978-0-8036-2053-7
Doenges, M.E., Moorhouse, M.F., and Murr, A.C. (2010) Nursing Diagnosis Manual (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.
Recommended as a good resource for you (will be required in Med/Surg next semester):
Zerwekh, J., Claborn, J.C. and Miller, C.J. (2004). Memory notebook of nursing vol. 1 (3rd ed.). Ingram, TX: Nursing Education Consultants. ISBN1-892155-06-0
Zerwekh, J., Claborn, J.C. and Miller, C.J. (2003). Memory notebook of nursing vol. 2 (2nd ed.). Ingram, TX: Nursing Education Consultants. ISBN1-1892155-03-6
LAB PACKS( Must have lab supplies for your first Sims Lab)
Lab packs are available in the MSU Bookstore. There are supplemental lab packs available for students who have purchased lab packs and used supplies in a previous semester. Initial kit: ISBN 281839002774. Supplemental kit: ISBN 281839002590
Students will need to purchase one box of exam gloves (size to fit their hands) at any medical supply or pharmacy store.
Course Exams and Final:
There will be three (3) multiple choice unit exams and a comprehensive multiple choice final examination.
All exams and the final will contain medication calculation questions.
Students should bring a four-function calculator to the exams and final. You may not use your cell phone, PDA, programmable or statistics calculator. Only four-function calculators will be allowed. Students may not share calculators. Calculators will not be provided. If you do not have your own, you will do the math by long hand.
Students who do not achieve a passing score on an exam must schedule a meeting with Mr. Brent Walker, Retention Specialist. His office is located in BH 325, his phone number is 397-4503. The meeting should be scheduled as soon as possible and will be required prior to taking the next scheduled exam.
Students should submit three (3) ParScore scantrons to the instructor by Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
Should the student be absent from an exam, arrangements must be made according to the procedure found in the B.S.N. Student Handbook. Specifically, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the course coordinator at least two hours prior to the exam. Students may make-up exams on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm in BH 108.
Failure to comply with this policy will result in a "0" for the exam missed. Any make-up exam may be different from the original exam and may include multiple choice, essay, short answer, true/false, and/or matching questions.
Quizzes and Care Plan
There will be quizzes over each of the scheduled lecture topics. These are available through D2L or given in-class.
The Care Plan will be available on D2L and will be due at the end of the semester.
CLINICAL COMPETENCY EVALUATIONS
Clinical performance is evaluated using the posted rubric and the skills component of the Competency Transcript. Scoring an "unsatisfactory" rating on any section of the end-of-semester rubric results in clinical failure. Students must successfully complete the clinical component of the course to successfully complete the course. Scoring an unsatisfactory rating on the clinical component of the course results in a grade of "F" for the course and clinical.
Dosage Calculation Exam:
Medication calculation content is self-study with classroom and CD supplementation as needed. Dosage calculation quizzes are scheduled throughout the semester to prepare students for this competency. There will be a comprehensive medication calculation exam as posted on the class calendar. All students will be required to pass the final comprehensive medication calculation exam, regardless of previous attempts. Students must score a minimum of 74% on the comprehensive medication calculation exam to successfully complete the clinical component of this course. Each student will be allowed up to two (2) attempts to achieve a passing score. This exam is administered on the computer as part of the Evolve curriculum testing. Students will be allowed to use only the four function calculator that is embedded in the electronic exam (no other electronic devices). Failure to receive a minimum score of 74% after two attempts will result in a clinical failure for the course with a resulting grade of "F" for the course.
Students will complete a simulated experience at the end-of-semester. This experience consists of a randomly chosen nursing skill and a clinical judgment. It is evaluated using the posted rubric. Failure to receive a satisfactory rating after two attempts will result in a clinical failure for the course with a resulting grade of "F" for the course and the clinical component of the course.
Grading Scale (There will be no rounding of grades)
90 - 100 .................................................................................................................................................. A
80 - 89 .................................................................................................................................................... B
74 - 79 .................................................................................................................................................... C
65 - 73 .................................................................................................................................................... D
64 & Below ............................................................................................................................................ F
Grading NURS 3243 and 3253
The final course grade will be calculated in the following manner:
Unit Exam I - III (3 @ 20% each )
Care Plan Experience
Competency Evaluations (Clinical, Practicum and Dosage Calculation)
CLINICAL INFORMATION (3253)
Each student must complete the 135 clinical hours to successfully pass this course. Clinical hours are calculated as follows:
Simulation experiences including pre-simulation assignments
Clinical Agency experiences including post-conferences and written assignments
Virtual clinical assignments
Clinical practicum and care-plan assignment
a) Clinical orientation lasting eight hours on your regularly scheduled clinical day (August 28, 2012 or August 30, 2012) from 0900 to 1700.
b) Simulated experiences conducted at the Regional Simulation Center, 917 Midwestern Parkway.
Sims lab times 0800 to 1300 and 1300 to 1800. Students attend simulation experiences on alternate weeks for a total of six experiences. Students must complete a pre-simulation assignment prior to each experience. This totals 43 clinical hours.
c) Six seven-hour clinical experiences at the assigned health care facility from 0645 to 1415. Students will meet with their clinical instructor for one hour after the experience (1415 to 1515) to complete the post-conference experience. This totals to 55 clinical hours (includes time for completing written assignments).
d) Virtual clinical experiences in the Neighborhood will completed for a total of 24 clinical hours.
e) Clinical practicum competency assessment consisting of two skills and a clinical scenario. This will be scheduled by the clinical instructor and completed in the simulation center. This totals 2 hours.
f) WebCT assignment implementing the nursing process. This totals 3 hours.
Sims lab times are 0800 to 1300 for a.m. clinical groups, and 1300 to 1800 for p.m. clinical groups.
Students are to wear the approved MSU BSN uniform to the simulation experiences.
with competency transcript, textbook and lab packs to each Sims lab.
Clinical Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care agency clinical times are 0645-1515 including a 1 hour post-conference.
Virtual Clinical in The Neighborhood
Dress Code for Nursing 3253
Anything that compromises communication, safety, and infection control will not be allowed.
Uniform Requirements (MSU BSN Handbook 2011-2012, p. 8)
BSN NURSING STUDENT
MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
Name tags can be ordered from BJD Engraving, 2515 10th Street (at the corner of 10th
Street and Kemp Blvd), Wichita Falls, TX 76301, phone 940-322-1014.
Additionally the dress code policy is:
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 135 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:
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. Brunson 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.
Students are encouraged to attend all lectures. Students may be dropped from the course for excessive absences per University policy.
Failure Policy/Cheating Policy:
The faculty reserves 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.
Behaviors that detract from the learning process will not be tolerated. Tardiness will not be tolerated. Excessive talking to classmates during class time will not be tolerated. Beepers and cellular phones should be turned off during all class sessions. Text messaging during lectures is considered unacceptable behavior. Students wishing to use laptop computers during lectures are asked to sit in the last row of seats so as not to distract other students. Children are not to be brought to class per University policy. Students who demonstrate distracting behaviors will be asked to leave the classroom. If a student demonstrates continuing behaviors that are distracting to his/her classmates, the student will be administratively dropped from the course.
MSU 2010-2012 undergraduate catalog p. 73
Instructor Drop. An instructor may drop a student any time during the semester for
excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent
attitude, or for disruptive conduct. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written
warning prior to being dropped from the class. An instructor’s drop of a student takes
precedence over the student-initiated course drop of a later date. The instructor will assign
a grade of either WF or F through the 8th week of a long semester, the 6th week of
a 10 week summer term, or the 11th class day of a 4 or 5 week summer term consisting
of 20 days. After these periods the grade will be an F. The date the instructor drop form
is received in the Office of the Registrar is the official drop date.
The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it as a serious offense