Foundations in Clinical Concepts and Competencies

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 3833  Section Number: 401

Summer II 2013

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 108

Days & Times:

Classes meet Monday-Thursday at 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon in Bridwell Hall, room 108.



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Mary  Jo Distel   
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Course Objectives

 

Objectives

1. Apply the nursing process in the care of individuals.

 

2. Demonstrate competence in performing basic nursing skills throughout the life span.

 

3. Integrate concepts of the NANDA taxonomy ii when planning nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.

 

4. Integrate teaching-learning concepts when planning nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.

5. Apply verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills when providing nursing care for  individuals from diverse cultures.

 

 

Course Expectations

Learning Experiences:

 

Students are expected to be self-directed in the acquisition of basic nursing knowledge.  Learning activities available to students include:

 

1. Classroom activities (NURS 3833): Information relevant to each unit of study will be presented in class. Students should come to class prepared to participate using the various sources identified as course text/reference books or on-line sites.

 

2. Clinical (NURS 3843): A total of 135 clinical hours will be completed with

            a.         45 hours in the Simulation Center

            b.         72 hours in the patient care setting

            c.         18 hours in service learning

3. Readings: Assigned readings are essential for each unit of study.  Content included in assigned readings may not necessarily be discussed in class but will be testable material!

 

4. Desire 2 Learn (D2L) supplement is available for announcements, questions, and discussions.

Students are expected to check D2L daily for course announcements.

 

5. Lippincott Website: ThePoint is an on-line site available for quizzes, practice tests and extra study materials.  http://www.thePoint.lww.com.  Students have to:  1) Log in as a “New User” and create a password; 2) Apply the access code (for the Taylor text) included in the Lippincott ACCEL-BSN Bundle at the MSU Bookstore; and 3) Enter  the class code.  For this course, the class code, to enroll, will be distel13262.

 

6.  PrepU Website:  To enroll for access PrepU practice questions and quizzes, the student must access http://www.thePoint.lww.com, then go to the PrepU site for Taylor’s Fundamentals of Nursing textbook, select “Student Resources”, then “Access PrepU for Taylor 7e.”  Go to “My Classes,” then enter the class code (distel13262).

 

7. Midwestern State University BSN Handbook found at:

http://hs2.mwsu.edu/nursing/pdf/BSN-handbook.pdf

  through summer 2013.  (Expect a new link in fall 2013.)

 

Course content:

      1.   Nursing Process

      2.   Growth and Development (integrated in content)

      3.   Documentation

      4.   Grief/Loss Dying

      5.   Safety

      6.   Rest

      7.   Comfort/Pain

      8.   Nutrition

      9.   Asepsis/Infection Control

      10. Hygiene

      11. Mobility/Immobility

      12. Acid-base balance

      13. Oxygenation

      14. Bladder elimination

      15. Bowel elimination

      16. Perioperative care

      17. Skin integrity/Wound care

      18. Vital signs/diagnostics

      19. Fluid and electrolytes

      20. Medication administration

      21. Stress and Adaptation

      22. Dosage calculation

 

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Methods

 

1.         NURS 3833:  Students will administer medications using techniques that ensure patient safety. (Assessment method:  Students will earn at least 74%, within two attempts, on the Evolve Dosage Calculation Exam.)

2.         NURS 3843:  Students will perform nursing skills essential for professional practice. (Assessment method:  Students will pass [earn at least 74%] on the mastery skills simulation practicum )

Required Texts/Lab Supplies and Equipment

Doenges, M. E., Moorhouse, M. F. and Murr, A. C. (2013).  Nurse’s pocket guide:  Diagnoses, prioritized interventions, and rationales (13th ed.).  Philadelphia, PA:  F. A. Davis. (ISBN 9780803627826)

Evolve Curriculum Test Code.  (Continued from Health Assessment Competencies course.  DO NOT purchase again!)

Gray Morris, D. G. (2010). Calculate with confidence (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO:  Mosby/Elsevier.  (ISBN 9780323056298)

Personal laptop computer with Windows and Internet Explorer capabilities

Pagana, K. and Pagana, T. (2010).  Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO:  Mosby/Elsevier.  (ISBN 9780323057479)

Schoenfeld, R. M. (2004).  Service-learning guide and journal:  Higher education edition. Seattle, WA:  Guide and Journal Publications. (ISBN 9780974450438)

Stedman’s. (2012).  Stedman’s medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing (7th ed.).  Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.  (This reference book is included in the Lippincott ACCEL-BSN Bundle)

Taylor, C. R. (2011).  Fundamentals of nursing:  The art and science of nursing care (7th ed.).   Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.  (Included in the Lippincott ACCEL-BSN Bundle)

Vallerand, A. H., Sanoski, C. A., and Deglin, J. H. (2013) Davis’s drug guide for nurses (13th ed.).  Philadelphia, PA:  F. A. Davis. (ISBN 9780803628335 for book+ CD+ access for study aides and eBook)

 Recommended/optional texts

Zerwekh, J., Claborn, J.C. and Miller, C.J. (2012). Memory notebook of nursing vol. 1 (5th ed.). Ingram, TX: Nursing Education Consultants.  (ISBN 9781892155184)

 

Zerwekh, J., Claborn, J.C. and Miller, C.J. (2011). Memory notebook of nursing vol. 2 (4th ed.). Ingram, TX: Nursing Education Consultants.  (ISBN 9781892155177)

 

 

 

SKILLS SUPPLY KITS (REQUIRED)

 

The Skills Supply Kit (K1789) is available for purchase in the MSU Bookstore.  (Students must have lab supplies for your first Sims Experience)

 

Students will need to purchase one box of exam gloves (size to fit their hands) at any medical supply or pharmacy store.  These gloves will be used during SIMS experiences.


Grading Standards

Evaluation

 

Course Exams

 

There will be four (4) multiple choice unit exams during this course. All exams will contain medication calculation questions.

 

Students should bring a laptop computer and a four-function calculator to the course exams. You may not use your cell phone, PDA, programmable or statistics calculator during exams. Only four-function calculators will be allowed. Students may not share calculators.

 

MISSED EXAMS

 

If a student is to be absent from an exam, he/she must notify the course instructor at least two

hours prior to the exam.  Failure to comply with this policy will result  in an "0" for the exam.

Make-up exams may be constructed differently from the unit test.  The student must email, or

call, the course faculty to  schedule a make-up exam.

 

PrepU Practice Questions, Practice Quizzes and Nursing Process (Care Plan) Assignment

 

Students will answer PrepU practice questions for the Taylor Fundamentals of Nursing… text throughout this course.  A comprehensive score, worth 10% of the final course grade, will be earned based on the mastery level each student achieves in answering the PrepU questions by the last day of classes.  The grading rubric for the PrepU Mastery Score will be as follows:

 

            Mastery Score of greater than 3.6 = 100 points (100%)

            Mastery Score of 3.6 = 90 points (90%)

            Mastery Score between 2.5 and 3.5= 85 points (85%)

            Mastery Score between 2.0 and 2.4 = 80 points (80%)

            Mastery Score of  less than 2.0 = 74 points (74%)

            Did not access PrepU practice questions = 0 points (0%)

 

The Nursing Process assignment (Care Plan) will be available on D2L and will be due at the end of the semester.

Grading Scale (There will be no rounding up of grades)

 

90 - 100........................................................................................................................................................ A

80 - 89........................................................................................................................................................... B

74 - 79........................................................................................................................................................... C

65 - 73.......................................................................................................................................................... D

64 & Below.................................................................................................................................................. F

 

Grading NURS 3833 and 3843 courses

The final course grades will be calculated in the following manner:

 

Unit Exams 1-4 (4 @ 20% each)……………………………………………………………………....80%

PrepU Question Mastery Score………………………………………………………………………..10%

Nursing Process (Care Plan) Experience……………………………………………..…….………….10%

Total……………………………………………………………………………………………..……100%

Competency Evaluations (Clinicals, Skills Practicum, Dosage Calculation Exam)…..………….Pass/Fail

 


Submission Format Policy

N/A



Note: 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.

Late Paper Policy

Late papers will be accepted but grades will be affected; points will be deducted for each day late.


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.

Student Honor Creed

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.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

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.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is strongly recommended, but not required.


Other Policies

Texas Board of Nursing (BON) Requirements

 

As stated in the BSN Student Handbook, students must maintain a current immunization record on file at MSU’s Vinson Health Clinic.  (TB testing needs to be repeated every 12 months.)  As well, proof of a current health care provider CPR card, validated health insurance, and paid liability insurance must be kept on file with the Wilson School of Nursing programs secretary during the ENTIRE semester.  In order to attend classes or clinical experiences, each student MUST comply with each of these requirements.  Students may contact Ms. Brunson at (940) 397-4331 or email her at jeana.brunson@mwsu.edu to clarify the status of these BON requirements.

 

 

Course Attendance

 

Students are encouraged to attend all classes. Students may be dropped from the course for excessive absences per University policy.

 

Failure Policy/Cheating Policy:

 

Students must meet all course requirements, or a grade of "F" will be assigned for the semester.  Students are expected to pass both classroom (NURS 3833) and clinical (NURS 3843) components of the course. Failure in clinical performance, theory component, or competency evaluations will result in the grade of “F” for the semester.

 

 A student who receives a "D" or lower in an ACCEL-RN course will not be permitted to continue in the accelerated BSN program.  In the event of course failure, the student may contact the BSN coordinator for consideration in enrolling in the 28-month prelicensure BSN program.

 

 

The faculty reserves the right to recommend to the Wilson School of Nursing Program Chair/BSN Coordinator and College Dean withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized.  In addition, the student must perform within the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of practice and code of ethics.

If student performance falls below acceptable standards of practice, then the student will NOT successfully complete the clinical component of this course.  Certain aspects of these standards directly relate to safety in patient care and professionalism in practice.  If student performance drops below the standard in these two areas, then the possibility of successful completion of the clinical component of the course is unlikely.  The faculty recognizes that the issues of patient safety and professional standards cannot be compromised; therefore, any student who does not meet these standards will immediately receive a failing clinical evaluation.  The severity of these infractions warrants immediate failure of the clinical component of this course. The ANA Standards of Practice and Code of  Ethics are posted in the MSU BSN Student Handbook.

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.  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 IAW the 2010-2012 MSU undergraduate catalog, page 7, which reads:

 

            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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Midwestern State University 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 and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements. For assistance, call (940) 397-4140 or come by Disability Support Services in Clark Student Center room 168. Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.

It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.

Cheating policy

The Wilson School of Nursing and Midwestern State University do not condone cheating in any form and considers it a serious offense. Cheating is defined by the faculty to include dishonesty on examinations, providing testing information that would advantage another student, and plagiarism. Specifics are to be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbooks and the MSU Student Handbook. Offending material that may constitute plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following: Bibliography cards, formal papers, book reports, written nursing care plans, etc. Cheating may include, but is not limited to: removing quiz or exam content, disseminating quiz/exam content, sharing quiz/exam information, being in possession of or using electronics during testing.

For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken, please refer to the policy statement in the MSU Student Handbook.

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.

 

University Student Honor Creed

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED

“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to 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, 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


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.