Every other Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1700 to 1850.
1. Apply the theories and concepts learned throughout the program to clinical situations.
2. Utilize problem-solving approaches in recognizing and meeting patient care needs.
3. Apply clinical judgment skills in the coordination of patient care.
4. Implement the nursing role of coordinator of care.
II, VI, VII, VIII, IX
5. Integrate effective communication, research, and teaching-learning principles in coordinating patient care.
II, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX
6. Evaluate effective and non-effective nursing interventions in providing care to patients.
I, II, IV, VII, VIII, IX
7. Examine the legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and spiritual issues related to the care of patients.
II, VII, VIII, IX
1. Each student will be required to complete 60 clinical hours with a preceptor, 10 clinical hours in the simulation lab, 12 hours in leadership areas, and 8 hours of patient care write-ups.
2. The student will select clinical rotations from the offered areas. Absences may be rescheduled based on availability, if there is no longer available rotations, students will not be successful in completing the clinical hours. Therefore it is in the student’s best interest to arrange with a classmate to switch clinical rotations once the student realizes he or she is unable to attend the scheduled rotation.
3. The student is to complete an evaluation of the preceptor following each clinical experience and attach it within one week to the dropbox in Desire 2 Learn.
4. Clinical instructors will periodically visit the student and his/her preceptors.
5. Students are to complete a clinical documentation form following each experience and attach it within one week to the dropbox in Desire 2 Learn.
Clinical Simulation Lab
1. Students will complete three clinical simulations at the Regional Simulation Center for a total of 10 hours.
2. Students will sign up for three separate visits to the simulation center.
3. Students are expected to bring equipment needed to provide patient care and to have the resources they would normally use during a clinical experience.
4. Students who are late to the simulation lab will be considered absent. Absences may be rescheduled depending on space availability. If it is not possible to reschedule a simulation experience, the student may elect to complete additional (12 hours) patient care experiences to obtain clinical hours if available.
1. Clinical failures are awarded students who fail to meet the objectives of the clinical experience, students who fail to uphold the ANA Practice Standards and the ANA Code of ethics, students who fail to maintain patient safety, and students who fail to complete all of their clinical hours.
Infractions constituting clinical failure:
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS UNLESS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED BY A FACULTY MEMBER OR PRECEPTOR
Failure of the clinical component of the course occurs when the student receives an unsatisfactory rating in any area of the evaluation tool or does not complete 90 hours of clinical. Absences will be rescheduled at the discretion of the course coordinator.
Certain behaviors result in an unsatisfactory rating in the professional behavior section of the evaluation rubric.
Three incidents of infractions to the standard of professional behavior to include but not limited to:
Two incidents of infractions to the standard of professional behavior to include but not limited to:
Infractions to the standard of professional behavior that results in immediate failure of the clinical component of the course to include by not limited to:
64- and below
Dosage calculation quizzes (Average of 10 highest)
Weekly Content Quizzes (Average of 4 highest)
Midterm Evolve Exit
Final Evolve Exit
Dosage Calculation Quizzes:
1. Dosage calculation quizzes will be given over the semester as indicated on the course calendar.
2. Dosage calculation quizzes may only be taken during class at the time of administration. There will be no “make up” quizzes.
3. The average of the 10 highest scores will be calculated into the overall course score.
4. Each quiz will consist of 10 dosage calculation problems and the student will have 20 minutes to complete it
5. Dosage calculation quizzes are to reflect the student’s individual effort, therefore collaboration , talking during the quiz, or having any physical or digital materials or equipment other than a four function calculator during the quiz will be considered academic dishonesty.
6. The student must score at least a 90% average on the 10 dosage calculation quizzes to successfully complete the course.
Weekly Content Quizzes
1. Six quizzes will be given on the Fridays without Evolve exams over the content covered previously in the course.
2. Quizzes may only be taken during class at the time of administration. There will be no “make-up” quizzes.
3. Quizzes will consist of 25 multiple choice questions and students will have 50 minutes to complete them.
4. The average of the 4 highest scores will be calculated into the overall course score.
5. Students are to bring 5 Nursing Parscore Scantrons without any marks on them by Wednesday, January 29th.
6. Quizzes are to reflect the student’s individual effort, therefore collaboration, talking during the quiz, or having any physical or digiteal materials or equipment other than a four function calculator during the quiz will be considered academic dishonesty.
Evolve Exit Exam:
1. The Evolve Exit Exam will be administered twice over the semester and the student will have four hours to complete them and review the rationales for the questions missed.
2. Conversion scores for each administration will be used in the calculation of the course grade as indicated under the section for Evaluation Methods.
3. Case Studies, Patient Reviews and Practice tests are available through the Curriculum Test Code for students to prepare for this exam.
4. Exams are to reflect the student’s individual effort, therefore collaboration , talking during the exam, or having any physical or digital materials or equipment during the exam will be considered academic dishonesty.
Additional Course Requirements:
1. Students must maintain satisfactory health as determined by the total faculty consensus.
2. Clinical performance, campus and/or clinical laboratory, are evaluated. Students are expected to pass both clinical and classroom components of the course. Failure in either one will constitute failure in the course. A course average of at least 74% is required to successfully complete this course.
3. Students must maintain a current immunization record on file at the Vinson Health Clinic plus proof of a current CPR card, validated Health Insurance and paid Liability Insurance on file with the Wilson School of Nursing secretary during the entire semester. In order to attend class or clinical experiences, each student MUST comply with each of these requirements.
4. Four function calculators are allowed during exams. The use of programmable calculators, statistical or graphing calculators and calculators stored on personal data assistant devices are NOT allowed. In addition, sharing a calculator with another student is NOT allowed. Calculators may not make a discernable noise during use.
5. Faculty reserve the right to make changes at anytime to this syllabus.
6. Students will be held accountable for all communications sent by faculty via the course’s Desire 2 Learn site; therefore, you will be expected to check the site for announcements, assignments, messages, etc. daily. Faculty asks that students use the discussion board or clinical group sites as a means to make a specific request, ask for content clarification, to submit clinical dates…and so forth…rather than using our school/work email addresses.