Advanced Nursing Seminar

Course Details

Course Number: 3701  Fall 2013

Location: Online

Days & Times:

Online Course



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MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Kimberly Mercer   
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Course Objectives

 

 

Objectives:

 

 

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

 

1.   Utilize concepts of the nursing process in planning care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and societies.

 

 

2.   Integrate the concept of professionalism as identified by baccalaureate education

 

 

3.   Incorporate concepts of teaching-learning in health care.

 

4.   Analyze research studies for application in health care.

 

5.   Analyze current and emerging roles of the professional nurse in relation to scope of practice, and the impact on nursing practice, education, and research.

 

 

6.   Discuss major theoretical concepts as they relate to the practice of professional nursing.      

 

 

 

7.   Compare and contrast selected nurse theorists with the  Midwestern State University BSN Program philosophy and organizing framework.

 

 

8.   Use values clarification to develop and/or examine a personal philosophy of nursing for one's practice

 

 


Course Expectations

 

*As this is an online course you will need access to a computer and be able to scan paperwork electronically.

 

 Calendar: Available on D2L rather than a part of the syllabus. ****Check the calendar for assignment due dates. For ease of remembering, all assignments will be due by 11PM on the designated due date – again check your calendar for dates.


Grading Standards

 

Grading scale:

90-100 = A

80-89 = B

74-79 = C

65-73 = D

64 and below = F

Grades will be based on a whole number score and will not be rounded.

 

Grading Policies:

Didactic Evaluation to pass: There will be 2 quizzes, 3 written assignments (Personal Philosophy of Nursing paper, Nurse Theorist paper, and Patient/Family Teaching Plan), and 2 D2L discussions. You must have a 74% final grade to pass the course.

Quiz # 1 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….15%

Quiz # 2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….15%

Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper..………………………………………………………………..10%

Discussion # 1 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..10%

Discussion # 2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..10%

Nursing Theorist Paper………… …………………………………………………………………………….20%

Patient/Family Teaching Plan ……………………………………………………………………………..20%

Clinical evaluation will be based on course objectives and relevant DELC Competencies

 

 


Submission Format Policy

 Written Assignments (3)

This includes (1) Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper (2) Nurse Theorist Paper (3) Patient/Family Teaching Plan. These can be found under the “Dropbox” heading of the D2L. Please refer to your syllabus and grading rubrics for guidance in writing these papers.

Please submit via dropbox. Once you open the assignment you will note there is very little space for assignment submission. Therefore, I ask that each written assignment be typed out in Word format then sent as an attachment.  Please do not submit via email.



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

 

50% will be deducted from papers 1 day late and after that  papers may not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with me and approval given in advance and then it will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


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

This is an online course.


Other Policies

 

Clinical Components:

Note: All clinical components of the course must be completed with a grade of Pass to complete the course. You are required to have a total of forty-five (45) clinical hours to pass the course.

 

Clinical Performance: a final grade average of 74% plus a PASS for clinical components with all required clinical hours completed are essential to pass this course. Both clinical and classroom requirements must be satisfactorily completed in order to pass the course.

 

Failure policy: Two clinical failures will result in a failure of the course.

 


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.