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
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:
· 12 clinical hours required (1-12 hour precepted shift)
· 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.
Exams (5 unit exams @ 15% each)
Post conference Discussion Board Postings (4)
a. Preceptor Signature Page (1)
b. Clinical l Worksheets
c. Preceptor Evaluation (4)
d. Preceptor Signature Page (1)
e. Clinical l Worksheets
f. Preceptor Evaluation (4)
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.