Nursing the Childbearing Family
Course DetailsCourse Number: 4013 Section Number: 101
Location: Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number: 108
Days & Times:
Midwestern State University
NURS 4013 Nursing the Childbearing Family
Syllabus – Fall, 2014
Faculty: Office Cell
Betty Bowles PhD, RNC 397-4048 940-781-8705
Prerequisites: NURS 3406 (Mental Health), 3407 (Family Health Nursing I)
This course applies theories and concepts used by the nurse to assist childbearing families achieve their maximum potential. A focus on patient/family education is integrated throughout the course. Lifestyle and cultural diversity within individual, families, and communities is emphasized. Reliable information drawn from a variety of sources including nursing research assists the student to develop an evidence-based practice. Reproductive processes and women’s health issues within the context of a variety of healthcare settings are explored through use of the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving.
Placement: Senior year, 2nd Semester (BSN)
Exams (5 unit exams @ 15% each) 75%
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (*AACN) Essentials: For further information regarding the AACN Essentials identified for each course objective, refer to the BSN Handbook.
Differentiated Entry Level Competencies (*DELC): For further information regarding the competencies identified for each course objective, refer to the BSN Handbook
4. Integrate understanding of variations in lifestyle and culture in providing health care to members of childbearing families. I, II, IV, VII, VIII IB, IIB, IIE, IIH, IVE
5. Provide nursing care that assists childbearing families achieve optimal health. II, IV, V, VI IA, IIA, IIC, IID, IIF, IIG, IIIB,
6. Practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills in caring for childbearing families IV, VI, VIII ID, IIF, IIID, IIIE, IIIF,
1. Be on time. The doors will be closed at the beginning of class. If you are late and the doors are closed, you must wait until the break to come into class. This rule is at the request of previous classmates who find it distracting to have people coming in late. The same is true of returning from a break. You will be given a specific timeframe for break. If returning, you find the door closed, you must wait until the end of class to retrieve your belongings.
2. Attend class. If you are going to be absent please email one of your instructors. Attendance will be taken each class. It is imperative that class attendance is maintained. Excessive absences will result in automatic withdrawal from class.
3. When in class, once the lecture has begun, please keep noise to a minimum as we are a large class and whispering or talking may prevent a classmate from hearing important material. However, discussion to questions posed by the instructor or another student is encouraged.
4. Exam Instructions:
The first scantron will be provided. Please bring all other scantrons with you on exam day.
• Missed exam(s):
Students are expected to take exams on the day they are scheduled. If you are ill or cannot take the exam on the scheduled day, please notify course instructor 2 hours before the scheduled exam to arrange an exam make-up on the allotted day. All make-up exams must be taken prior to the Mother/Baby HESI exam. This must be scheduled with instructor prior to this date.
A PowerPoint presentation will be given by designated groups. The presentation will cover ethical/legal issues concerning maternal/newborn topics. A grading rubric for this presentation will be posted on D2L. Group selection will be made by instructor.
• Case Studies
Case studies will be developed in groups selected by the instructor. There will be four
D2L e-mail is the preferred method of communication with instructors. This is preferred because: 1) with D2L e-mail there is a record of all communications; and 2) instructors can retrieve and answer the e-mails from off campus if they are out of the office. In the subject line of the e-mail please put the instructor’s name and the topic (e.g. Jansen, exam grade, or Bowles, breastfeeding assignment). Please be sure any attachment has your name on it.
Technical issues should be discussed with Crystal Boyle email@example.com These issues should NOT be posted on the discussion board. Often the problem involves having pop-up blockers enabled.
Please refer to a resource regarding online “netiquette.” Two that I recommend are at http://www.onlinenetiquette.com or http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book .
Students are expected to attend all classroom, clinical, and SIMs experiences. Roll will be taken each class. A seating chart will be used in order to better get to know each of you. 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. It is imperative that class attendance be maintained. Excessive absences will result in automatic withdrawal from class. All absences in clinical and SIMS must be made up. Failure to do so will result in clinical failure. Please refer to Student Handbook for explanation of 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”.
The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it a serious offense. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
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 educational purposes. For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken please refer to the policy statement in the BSN Student Handbook.
The faculty reserves the right to recommend to the Program Coordinator and Chairperson of Wilson School of Nursing withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, professional, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized. In addition, the student must perform within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Students must maintain a grade of C or above. (Lower limit scores are: A=90%; B=80%; C=74%)
2. Students MUST have an average of 74% on all work in order to pass the course. GRADES WILL NOT BE ROUNDED.
3. Students must meet all course and clinical requirements; failure in either the didactic or
Clinical Learning Objectives
Labor and Delivery:
1. Pre-clinical assignments:
• Clinical Worksheets
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 files. This form will also be posted under “clinical forms”.
• SIMS Pre-clinical -- 8 hours (Due prior to attending SIMS)
5. 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 D2L email. Or phone. 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.
6. Clinical Dress Code:
Remember that you are representing Midwestern State University when you are
You will be given a parking badge which will allow you to park in the employee lot east of the main building. You will also receive a proximity badge which will allow you to access most staff areas of Bridwell Tower. Both parking and proximity badges will be checked out to each student at the beginning of the semester and must be returned by the end of the semester. Failure to return either of the badges will result in a clinical failure which will prevent you from passing the course. Loss of either badge MUST be reported immediately to security at United Regional Health Care System. You will also be required to pay for the lost badge(s).
You will be allowed to chart on the computer on Postpartum, Nursery, and Antepartum, but will not chart in triage or Labor and Delivery. You may only access information related to your assigned patient.
8. Clinical Evaluations:
Level of performance in the clinical component of this course is evaluated using the preceptor evaluation form, your self-evaluation, and observations by the clinical instructors. The preceptor’s evaluation will be returned to the instructor after the completion of each clinical. Students will evaluate the course and clinical experience at the end of the semester. These evaluations will be anonymous and will used to improve content presentation and application. If a problem should arise during your clinical experience in reference to a preceptor or instruction, please notify one of your clinical instructors immediately. Please do not wait until the end of the semester to notify us of problems.
9. Clinical Failure Policy:
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 be immediately counseled. (Please review Student Handbook for Policy for Professional Behavior.)
10. Immunizations and Insurance:
All students must present documentation that they are in compliance with state and program mandated immunization requirements. Failure to do so will prevent the student from attending clinical laboratory experience until they are in compliance.
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) 397-4618 or 397-4515. Please see the instructor outside of class to make 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.