Tuesday Thursday 1- 2:20
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
1. Describe key "benchmarks” in the historical development of the discipline of nursing.
2. Describe the ethical-legal and professional parameters for nursing practice.
3. Explain the philosophy and major concepts of the organizing framework for the BSN Program at Midwestern State University.
4. Compare selected nursing theories with the Midwestern State University BSN Program philosophy and organizing framework.
5. Discuss major theoretical concepts as they relate to the practice of professional nursing.
6. Explain the interrelationships among nursing theory, nursing process, and nursing practice.
Masters, K. (2009). Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Course requirements and percentages for computation of the final grade are weighted as follows:
Unit Exams 4 @ 15 % each 60 %
Interview paper 20 %
Discussion Board Assignments 10 %
Final Exam 10 %
Total 100 %
An overall course grade of at least 74 percent must be achieved based upon the above computation, and all assignment/evaluation components must be completed to receive a passing grade. There will be no rounding of grades in this or any nursing course.
DISCUSSION BOARD ASSIGNMENTS (10%)
Faculty will post 4-5 discussion questions on Web CT during the semester. Students will be placed in groups on the discussion board. Each discussion question requires an initial written response and students are expected to read and comment on at least two of your classmates responses for each of the posted discussion questions. Discussion questions are graded according to the following criteria. Late responses will not receive credit as students have a week to complete each question.
BONUS HOMEWORK / LEARNING ACTIVITES)
At least four homework assignments will due at the beginning of class (see course schedule and homework handout) others homework may be assigned throughout the semester and announced in class. Homework assignments will be worth bonus points and you will be awarded Bonus tickets that can be redeemed on upcoming exams. Tickets must be brought with you to the exam to redeem your bonus points.
We find that we all do much better when expectations are identified early. Everyone then knows what to expect, and it is with this in mind that these class guidelines have been written.
1. We are dedicated to providing an optimal learning experience in this nursing class and appreciate written feedback about this class at anytime.
2. Copies of written student assignments may be kept on file by faculty for accreditation purposes.
3. Don’t let yourself get behind. If you are having trouble, please contact one of your faculty members immediately. The faculty’s office hours are posted on our doors.
4. When participating in class discussion, talk to the entire class - not just to the person(s) next to you. Talking to your neighbor while either a faculty member or a classmate is speaking to the class is not considered respectful of others and is distracting to all other class members.
5. Cell phones may not be used at anytime during the class and this includes texting during class. Students seen texting will be asked to leave. Laptop computers may be used by individuals, but if students around you are distracted you will be asked to leave or shut off the laptop.