Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: VNSG-1230- Section: 01
Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Joanna Gott
Phone(409) 984-6032
Location:Allied Health - Room: 111
Hours:M-T 8:00-3:00 W-T-F clinicals 6:30-3:00
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365
Course Information
Description A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family including childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium.
Prerequisites VNSG 1204 Foundations of Nursing
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics
VNSG 1261 Clinical LVN
VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health & Illness I
VNSG 1409 Nursing in Health & Illness II
VNSG 1462 Clinical LVN
To graduate from the VN program, it is required that you must complete either Microcomputers (BCIS1305) or Introduction to Computers (ITSC 1401) prior to graduation. Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in every course that applies to the Vocational Nursing Certificate plan to graduate.
Learning Outcomes
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks deWit, C. (2018). Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
deWit, C. (2017). Medical-surgical Nursing Concepts and Practice (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
Leifer, G. (2015). Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
Pass Point NCLEX® PN Review 5,000: Please note: No other NCLEX® PN Review will be accepted. You must use the NCLEX® PN Review 5,000 access code provided to you for this
Pass Point access code for this VNSG 1230 Class is: A000EB34
Online HESI Case Studies: Complete PN Collection (2 Year Version)
Swift River Online Learning as required
Note: 1230 Passpoint will be counted in the average for clinical course
Recommended Textbooks:
deWit, S., & Kumagai, C. (2017). Student Learning Guide Medical Surgical Nursing (3rd Ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
HESI staff. (2017). HESI Comprehensive Review PN Exam (5th Ed.). St. Louis:
Silvestri, L. A. (2016). Saunders Comprehensive Review NCLEX-PN (6th Ed.). St.
Louis: Elsevier
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Review 1230 Syllabus, Pretest, Newborn #1
Week 2: Newborn #2
Week 3: Exam #1, Clinical Orientation
Week 4: Postpartum #1
Week 5: Postpartum #2
Week 6: Female & Male Health
Week 7: Exam #2
Week 8: STI’s
Week 9: Labor/Intrapartum
Week 10: Exam #3
Week 11: Antepartum #1
Week 12: Antepartum #2, Posttest
Week 13: No OB Lectures
Week 14: Exam #4, Online Post-partum case study
Week 15: Final Skills; Clinical Evaluations
Week 16: Final Exam; Comprehensive Hesi Exam, Pinning, Graduation
Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
Major Assignments
Date: 09/11/18 Exam I Time: 0800
Date: 10/09/18 Exam II Time: 0800
Date: 10/30/18 Exam III Time: 0800
Date: 11/27/18 Exam IV Time: 0800
Date: 12/10/18 Final Exam Time: 1200
Final Exam Date December 10, 2018 - 12:01 PM   Through  December 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Grading Scale 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 74-60 = D 59 or Below = F
Determination of
Final Grade
The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:
Exam I 15% Grade
Exam II 15% Grade
Exam III 15% Grade
Exam IV 15% Grade
Final Exam 40% Grade
A minimum average of 75%, independent of all other requirements, is necessary to pass the course
All VNSG 1230 Exams must be taken
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:
1. Because poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment, attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.
2. A student who is absent from course activities for more than three (3) days without notification to faculty may be dropped from the program by the Program Director.
3. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the beginning of the class (2 or more times) will be counseled and a plan of corrective action determined. Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students who arrive fifteen (15) minutes after the beginning of class should not enter the classroom and should wait until break to enter.
4. It is the student’s responsibility to submit a completed ‘student excuse form’ upon return to class following an absence, tardy, or leaving class early. Failure to do so will result in a declaration of ‘no call, no show’ and may result in the student being dismissed from the program.
5. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If the student is unable to contact the instructor(s), the student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872 ext. 6356. The student should also email the faculty or call the faculty office and leave a voicemail.
6. Lab jackets are to be worn at all times while in the skills lab.
7. Simulation/Computer Lab Assignments are mandatory. Failure to attend will result in Additional assignments.
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.