Nursing 4013: Maternal/Newborn Nursing

Course Details

Course Number: 4013  Spring 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: BH 108

Days & Times:

Mondays, 1300-1650



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Lauren Jansen   
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Course Objectives

 

1.  Explore selected nursing roles  relevant to the nursing care of  childbearing families.

2.   Integrate patient/family education into the plan of care.

3.   Apply findings from current professional literature in planning nursing care for childbearing families.

 4.  Integrate understanding of variations in lifestyle and culture in providing health care to members of childbearing families.

5.    Provide nursing care that assists childbearing families achieve optimal health.

 6.   Practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills in caring for childbearing families 


Course Expectations

  

Clinical Assignments

 

1.  Pre-clinical assignments: 

·         Due to rapid fluctuations in patient census, the student WILL NOT receive patient assignment prior to the clinical day.

·         All pre-clinical assignments for SIMs MUST be downloaded and completed BEFORE the SIMs experience. These will be posted on WebCT.

2.  Clinical area forms must be addressed and/or signed each clinical and kept in a folder to be turned in once all clinical have been completed. These forms will be found in WebCt under “clinical forms”. All forms must be turned in to clinical instructor as soon as all clinicasl have been completed.

 

·         Clinical Worksheets

·         Preceptor signature page (1)

·         Preceptor Agreements (if you have any)

A form will be provided so that at the completion of each clinical, you will give to the preceptor. This will assist them in tracking clinically precepted time for their clinical ladder. This form will also be posted under “clinical forms”.

 

3. Clinical hours will total 90 hours and include the following:

 

             Labor/Delivery

·         12 clinical hours required (1-12 hour precepted shift)

       

             Labor/Delivery-Triage

·         12 clinical hours required (1-12 hour precepted shift)

 

             Post Partum

·         24 clinical hours required (2-12 hour precepted shift)

 

              Nursery

·         24 clinical hours required (2-12 hour precepted shift)

           

 4.  Additional Clinical Assignments :                     

 ·         SIMS Pre-clinical -- 8 hours (Due prior to attending SIMS)

·         Simulations Lab –  8 hours (2 two-hour labs and one 4 hour lab

·         Post Conference Discussion Board Postings (3) on WebCT- 4 hours

·         Pre-Clinical Assignments: Evolve Case Studies; You-tube clips

 

            Post clinical conference will consist of posting a 100-200 word summary of your clinical experience for each of the units. There will be a designated area for each discussion on WebCt Discussion Board.  Discussions must be posted after completion of your clinical on each unit. There will be a total of 4 postings (Post Partum-1, Nursery-1, Labor and Delivery-1, and Triage/Antepartum-1). For Post Partum and Nursery, post discussions after you have completed both clinicals on each unit.  For example, after your second Postpartum and Nursery clinicals, post your discussion of the two experiences. Explain how they were alike or different or what you learned.  Please be positive and constructive in your summary. Do not mention patient or preceptor Always use appropriate and non-offensive language in describing your experience. Failure to post your discussion will result in a clinical failure. Clinical failures will prevent you from passing the course.


Grading Standards

 

Exams (5 unit exams @ 15% each)

                  75%

Modules/Quizzes

                  5%

HESI

5%

Final Exam

                  10%

Post conference Discussion Board Postings (4)

5%

Clinical Log:

a.       Preceptor Signature Page (1)

b.      Clinical l Worksheets

c.       Preceptor Evaluation (4)

P/F

Total

100%

Exams (5 unit exams @ 15% each)

                  75%

Modules/Quizzes

                    5%

HESI

5%

Final Exam

                  10%

Post conference Discussion Board Postings (4)

5%

Clinical Log:

d.      Preceptor Signature Page (1)

e.       Clinical l Worksheets

f.       Preceptor Evaluation (4)

P/F

Total

100%


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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Attendance Requirements

 Absence Policy

 

Students are expected to attend all classroom, clinical, and SIMs experiences.  Students who must be absent from class or clinical due to unforeseen circumstances are responsible for notifying the instructor of their absence.  Notification must be prior to the scheduled time of the class or clinical experiences stated in the BSN Student Handbook. All absences in clinical and SIMS must be made up. Failure to do so will result in clinical failure.

 

Consistent with the university policy to allow each faculty member the freedom and responsibility to create a quality learning environment for all students, the faculty member may dismiss a student from class for either disruption of the learning process, excessive tardiness and excessive absences, or lack of reasonable effort.  A student dismissed for such reasons will be given a course grade of “F”.

Absence from Clinical

            Students are expected to attend all clinical experiences. If a student must be late for clinical, he/she must notify the clinical unit immediately.  If a clinical must be missed, the student is responsible for notifying their instructor via WebCT email. Using email is for your protection. It is verification of your notification; however,   notification must be prior to the scheduled time of the clinical experience. Any absence from clinical will necessitate rescheduling the clinical day.  The faculty member or preceptor has the right to request the student to leave if that a student is not prepared for clinical. If a student is sent home for cause, this will constitute a clinical failure, which will result in failure of the course. Once you have scheduled a clinical, you are expected to follow the schedule. Numerous schedule changes will not be allowed. Certainly, if you are ill or an emergency has occurred you will be given consideration.

 

  


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