Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Student Responsibilities and Class Requirements
Students are accountable for policies regarding graduate nursing programs and completion of requirements for all graduate students as stated in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook. Students are responsible for making appointments with faculty concerning class assignments as necessary. This is an online class and students are expected to access the course via Desire2Learn on a regular basis for updates and information. All course requirements must be met in order to pass the course.
64 and below
% Course Grade
Class Participation (via discussion board)
Submitting assignments. Attach your assignments as Word documents when you post them in the dropbox section of Desire2Learn. Please make sure your assignments are in Word 2007 or newer. Always keep a copy of your assignments for your own records. All assignments should be submitted in the format required. APA format should be utilized if a specific format is not disclosed.
All assignments are due at 11:00 pm on the day due unless otherwise specified. Any assignment received late will receive a penalty of 3 points for each day the assignment is late.
Class participation for this course occurs via the discussion board on Desire2Learn. Students are expected to answer/post discussion responses as assigned. It is the student’s responsibility to post discussion responses in a timely manner and according to module instructions.
The best way to get oriented to the course is to read the syllabus! In addition, each student should become familiar with the Desire2Learn layout, i.e. how to access the discussion board and submit assignments. If you have questions about the course content, please post your question in the Discussion Board on Desire2Learn under the topic of “Course Questions.”
Desire2Learn Based Readings and Content Modules
The primary purpose of providing additional readings and learning exercises is to supplement the accompanying texts. They are not intended as a substitute for the text information. It is intended to assist students in assimilating and integrating facts and ideas from the text and to provide additional information and current trends in prescribing.
Course folders. Course folders have been set up on the Desire2Learn discussion board to facilitate student discussion and discussion between students and faculty. Course faculty and students can access and post messages related to this course in the folders. Students are responsible for checking the folders frequently to see if there are any announcements. You can also use the folders to discuss project and evaluation issues. There is also a Graduate Café that students may use to discuss non-course issues. No faculty will read or respond to topics posted in this folder – it is for students only.
All students are expected to pursue their scholastic careers with honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test or other course work, plagiarism (offering the work of another as one’s own), and the unauthorized collaboration with another person. Students found guilty of dishonesty in their scholastic pursuits are subject to penalties that may include suspension or expulsion from the University.
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 authenticity, and for educational purposes.