Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-4:20 p.m.
1. Integrate developmental concepts in providing holistic care to children / child-rearing families
I,III, VII, VIII, IX
II: B, D, E, F, G
IV: A, D
2. Use the nursing process to assist children / child-rearing families to achieve optimal health and wellness
I,III, VII, IX
II: B, C, D, E, F, G
3. Integrate trans-cultural nursing concepts and principles in delivery of health care to children and child-rearing families
I, VII, IX
I: B,C, D
II: A, B, C, D, E, F, G
4. Apply current research findings in caring for children / child-rearing families
II: A, B, C, F, G
IV: A, B, C, D
5. Apply teaching-learning theories that optimize the child / child-rearing family’s potential for wellness
I, II,III, VII, IX
6. Examine the role of the nurse specific to the child / child-rearing family
I, VII, VIII, IX
I: A, C
II: A, B, C
7. Evaluate professional accountability in light of trends in pediatric nursing
II: A, C
IV: B, C, D
Quizzes/ Exams: Seven assessments will be administered during the semester. These may include several different question formats. Quizzes and exams are to reflect the student’s individual effort, therefore collaboration, talking during the quiz/exam, or having any physical or digital materials or equipment other than those specifically approved for the exam will be considered academic dishonesty.
1. Students will complete clinical simulations at the Regional Simulation.
2. Students will sign up for seventeen separate visits to the simulation center.
3. Students will complete assigned readings for each.
4. Students are expected to bring equipment needed to provide patient care and to have the resources they would normally use during a clinical experience.
5. Students who are late to the simulation lab will be considered absent. Absences may be rescheduled depending on space availability. If it is not possible to reschedule a simulation experience, the student must make arrangements with clinical faculty to obtain clinical hours.
Clinical documentation: These forms may be accessed within the learning management system
Failure to satisfactorily complete and submit these forms may result in a clinical failure.
* N.B. Grades will not be rounded
* N.B. Students must pass both the content knowledge and clinical components to pass the course.
Students are encouraged to attend all lectures. Students may be dropped from the course for excessive absences per University policy.
Note! Missed quizzes will be made-up within 1 week of the original quiz date. The highest score that a student can recieve on a make up is 90%. The format will be unlike the in-class quiz and it will be harder.
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. 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.
NURS 4053 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online Blackboard course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when accomplishing objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
However, all components of NURS 4053 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are not to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule. 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.
Academic dishonesty includes cheating, collusion, plagiarism or the acquisition of tests and other academic materials such as test banks without the permission of the faculty. Cheating, collusion, or plagiarism is defined as: (1) cheating - intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, equipment, or study aids in any academic exercise; (2) collusion - the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing work offered for credit; (3) plagiarism - intentionally representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, collusion, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. Any student found to be academically dishonest as defined above and under each assignment will automatically receive a grade of “F” for both the classroom and clinical components of the course.
American Disabilities Act:
Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.
MSU provides academic accommodations, physical accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. A student requiring academic or physical accommodations should call the office for assistance at (904) 397- 4618. A student requiring physical accommodations that will impact their ability to perform tasks in the clinical areas (i.e. like lifting patients) must provide a written accommodation plan to the course faculty 2 weeks prior to their first clinical day. The student may not attend clinical until the course faculty has provided them a response in writing that the clinical facility has determined that they are able to meet the students need for physical accommodations. A student may not request physical accommodations at the clinical site if a plan has not been filed.
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.
Dosage Calculation Quizzes: Students must achieve an 85% average on four medication tests (in addition to other clinical requirements) in order to pass the clinical component of this course. Class time will not be provided for the exams. Dosage calculation quizzes are to reflect the student’s individual effort, therefore collaboration, talking during the quiz, or having any physical or digital materials or equipment other than a four function calculator during the quiz will be considered academic dishonesty.
Calculation Review: A 2 hour calculation review session will be offered. Date and time will be posted.
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.
Clinical failures are awarded students who fail to meet the objectives of the clinical experience, students who fail to uphold the ANA Practice Standards and the ANA Code of ethics, students who fail to maintain patient safety, and students who fail to complete all of their clinical hours.
Infractions constituting clinical failure:
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS UNLESS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED BY A FACULTY MEMBER OR RN PRECEPTOR.
Failure of the clinical component of the course occurs when the student receives an unsatisfactory rating in any area of the evaluation tool or does not complete 90 hours of clinical. Absences will be rescheduled at the discretion of the clinical 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 are expected to be compliant with current CPR certification, immunizations, TB testing, health and liability insurance, drug screen and criminal background checks, throughout the semester.
Standards for Student Conduct in Nursing 4052/4042
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.
5. Prior to administering any medication you are to know the action, safe dosages, and appropriateness of the drug for this particular patient, therapeutic and side effects, interaction effects and nursing considerations. Do NOT administer a drug if you are unfamiliar with these aspects of the drug. Do NOT administer any medication unless a licensed RN is with you at the patient’s bedside.