RNSG-2361-31 - Clinical RN
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Fall 2014 Course Syllabus
RNSG-2361-31 - Clinical RN
|Instructor||Eades, Tamara Leigh|
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|Course Description||A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by a clinical professional.|
|Course Prerequisites||RNSG 1423 Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs; RNSG 1260 Clinical; RNSG 2514 Care of Patients with Complex Health Care Needs; RNSG 2535 Integrated Patient Care Management|
|Required Textbooks||Ackley, B. J., & Ladwig, G. B. (2013). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A guide to planning care (10th Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier. American Psychological Association (2009). Concise rules of APA style (6th Ed.). Washington, D.C. *North Carolina Concept-Based Learning Editorial Board (2011). Nursing: A concept-based approach to learning. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Pearson Education, Inc. Current drug reference of choice Current diagnostic and lab manual of choice NOTE:|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:
„h Students cannot meet the objectives of the Upward Mobility Nursing Program without completing clinical assignments. Because of the number of required clinical hours, students put at risk their success in the program if they miss any clinical assignments or scheduled experiences.
„h Attendance at all scheduled clinical experiences is expected and demonstrates professional behavior and accountability.
„h It is the student¡¦s responsibility to notify the instructor and preceptor of scheduled clinical shifts in advance of attending and prior to any absence. Call the preceptor and email your assigned faculty at least one-half hour before scheduled assignment.
„h Students are not to work the shift immediately preceding clinical.
„h Students who are "NO CALL NO SHOW" demonstrate a lack of accountability and unprofessional conduct; therefore, they FAIL CLINICAL for the semester. The only possible exception is if a student is unable to call the faculty, the clinical facility, or the preceptor.
„h Because of the number of required clinical hours, students put at risk their success in the program if they miss any clinical assignments or scheduled experiences
|Course Grading Scale||90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-74 = D Below 60 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
1. The grade for the clinical course consists of two components: (1) Written work which is given a numerical grade and (2) Clinical performance which is graded as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). A student must achieve a minimum average of 75% or greater on written work and an ¡§S¡¨ on clinical performance to pass the course. Students must complete all clinical assignments to be successful in the course.
2. The grade for RNSG 2361 clinical course is derived from averaging the following grades: Graded Course Components Point Value Percentage of Final Grade
Virtual Clinical Assignment
1 @ 100 Points
1 @ 100 Points
1 @ 100 Points
Mental Health Assessment
1 @ 100 Points
Mental Health Care Plan
1 @ 100 Points
Acute Care Case Study
1 @ 100 Points
3. Students must receive at least a 75 or a ¡§C¡¨ course grade and an ¡§S¡¨ on clinical performance in RNSG 2361 Clinical to progress in the program.
4. Successful completion of the course requires the student to attend the required minimum number of clinical hours, interact in any online discussions, complete the required assignments, and participate in course activities. Questions and disagreements concerning points/grades on assignments must be raised with the faculty member prior to the end of the course. In cases where final grades are ¡§on the borderline¡¨ between two grades, the faculty reserves the right to use the level and quality of class participation as the determination of the final grade. Students must earn a grade of at least ¡§C¡¨ to receive credit towards the ADN degree. Any grade lower than a ¡§C¡§ may remove the student from the Upward Mobility Nursing Program.
5. Grades will be calculated using the following percentage distributions:
90 to 100% = A 80 to 89% = B 75 to 79% = C 60 to 74% = D 00 to 59% = F
|Final Exam Date||October 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM|
|Major Assignments||Virtual Clinical Assignment (VCE) (1) Teaching Plan (1) Clinical Summary (1) Care Plan (1) Mental Health Assessment (1) Mental Health Care Plan (1) Case Study|
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Each week in clinical you are required to submit your clinical schedule to your assigned instructor. You are not allowed to be in the clinical setting until the schedule has been submitted. Module 1: Week of 08/25/2014 „h Print and review the course syllabus and assignments for this course „h Sign, scan, and submit RNSG 2361 Determination of Final Grade „h Submit community service locations request „h Submit Uniform Photos „h Submit completed Preceptor Profile and Preceptor Orientation Post Test „h Submit CPR card (must be American Heart or American Red Cross) „h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete 12 Clinical Hours with Preceptor after Clinical Instructor has approved all mandatory items due in Module 1 „h Make arrangements with Clinical Instructor for Clinical Meeting/Mandatory Skills Check-off no later than Sunday of Module 2 „h Submit Virtual Clinical Excursion Assignment Module 2: Week of 09/01/2014 „h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete 12 Clinical Hours with Preceptor „h Complete 4 hours of Community Service hours „h Meet Clinical Instructor and Complete Mandatory Skills Check-off no later than Sunday of Module 2
„h Complete the assignment: Teaching Plan Module 3: Week of 09/08/2014
„h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete 24 Clinical Hours with Preceptor „h Submit 24 Hour Evaluation Module 4: Week of 09/15/2014
„h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete 12 Clinical Hours with Preceptor „h Complete 4 hours of Community Service hours „h Complete the assignment: Clinical Summary „h Complete the assignment: Care Plan Module 5: Week of 09/22/2014
„h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete 24 Clinical Hours with Preceptor „h Submit 60 Hour Evaluation „h Begin the assignment: Clinical Case study Module 6: Week of 09/29/2014
„h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete 12 Clinical Hours with Preceptor „h Complete the assignment: Mental Health Assessment „h Complete the assignment: Mental Health Care Plan „h Continue the assignment: Clinical Case study Module 7: Week of 10/06/2014
„h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete 12 Clinical Hours with Preceptor „h Submit Community Attendance Record „h Continue the assignment: Clinical Case study Module 8: Week of 10/13/2014
„h Submit Clinical Schedule „h Complete any remaining hours needed with Preceptor by end of day Friday „h Submit 108 Hour Evaluation „h Submit scanned Skills Check-off form „h Submit Clinical Attendance Record „h Complete the assignment: Clinical Case Study ¡V Due no later than Tuesday of Module 8
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
The Upward Mobility Nursing Program provides educational experiences that offer opportunities for the student to:
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1. Practices within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards for the professional nurse.
PSLO 2. Uses a systematic problem-solving process to provide individualized, evidence-based nursing care and coordinate care for a limited number of patients who have complex needs in various health care settings.
PSLO 3. Employs an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
PSLO 4. Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide optimum, evidence-based, and safe care to patients. Course Student Learning Outcomes
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, RNSG 2361 Clinical assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a registered nurse. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Use critical thinking and the nursing process to provide care to patients with complex health problems. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4, Alpha) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 2. State the rationale and the effects of medications and treatments and shall correctly administer the same. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, Alpha) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 3. Accurately and completely report and document: a. Patient¡¦s status including signs, symptoms, and responses b. Nursing care provided c. Administration of medications and treatments d. Patient¡¦s response to medications and treatments e. Contacts with other health care team members concerning significant events regarding patient¡¦s status. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 4. Implement measures to promote a safe environment for patients and others. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 5. Respect the patient¡¦s right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated or allowed by law to disclose the information. (PSLO 1, 4) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 6. Promote and participate in patient education and counseling based on health needs. (PSLO 2, Alpha) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 7. Obtain instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 8. Notify the appropriate individual when leaving a nursing assignment. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 9. Maintain professional boundaries of the nurse-patient relationship. (PSLO 1) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 10. Provide without discrimination, nursing services regardless of age, disability, economic status, gender, national origin, race, religion, or health problems of the patient served. (PSLO 1, 2, 3) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations. 11. Collaborate with the patient, members of the health care team and, when appropriate, the patient¡¦s significant other(s) in providing the patient¡¦s health care. (PSLO 3, 4, Alpha) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations.
12. Demonstrate personal accountability and responsibility for providing safe nursing care. (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4) Measured by course assignments and clinical evaluations.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights 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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
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Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
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Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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