Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: VNSG-1230 (Section: 1, CRN: 91505)
Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Andrea Reyes
Email reyesam1@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6382
Office Allied Health - Room: 111
Office Hours M-W 0800-1500, TR-F Clinical/Simulation
Additional Contact Information
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.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Linnard-Palmer, Luanne. Coats, Gloria, (2021). Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis ISBN # 9780803697348
Linnard-Palmer, Luanne. Coats, Gloria, (2021). Study Guide for Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis ISBN #9780803697362
Williams, Linda, Hopper, Paula, (2023) Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (7th ed.) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN # 978-1-7196-4458-7
Williams, Linda, Hopper, Paula, (2023). Study Guide for) Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (7th ed.) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN # 978-1-7196-4459-4
Burton, M., Smith, D. Ludwig, L. (2023). Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing Care, Concepts, Connections and Skills for Nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN #9781719644563
Burton, M., Smith, D. Ludwig, L. (2023). Fundamentals of Nursing Care, Concepts, Connections and Skills for Nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN # 978-1-7196-4455-6
Zerwekh, Jo Ann (2022) Study Guide for the NCLEX-PNEXAM (9th ed.) Elsevier ISBN 978-0-323-76002
Doenges, Marilyn E., Moorhouse, Mary Frances, Murr, Alice C., (2022). Nurse's Pocket Guide-Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales (16th ed.). Philadelphia:
F.A. Davis ISBN #978-1-7196-4307-8
Van Leeuwen, Anne M., Bladh, Mickey Lynn, (2021). Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests (9th.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN#9781719640589
Vallerand, April Hazard, Sanoski, Cynthia A., (2023). Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (18th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN# 9781719646406
Myers, Ehren (2020) LPN Notes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide (5th ed). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN# 9780803699748
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary 21st ed (2021) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN# 9781719642859
You can find your Seahawk Bundle Here: https://lamar-pa.bncollege.com/course-material/course-finder  
Online HESI Case Studies:Complete PN Collection (1 Year Version)
Course ID: 10370_jgott12_1001
Swiftriver Online-Purchase information to follow
Davis Advantage VNSG 1230 class ID code:  580811012585835977X
                                VNSG 2410 class ID code: TBA
NCLEX® PN Pass Point:Please note: No other NCLEX® PN Review will be accepted. You must   
              use the NCLEX® PN Pass Point access code provided to you for this class.
              Pass Point access code for VNSG 1230-01 class:87C6DA7F
                                                           VNSG 2410-01 class: 9D0D2C7D
*Students are required to pay for the Texas Board of Nursing Fees and Pearson Vue fees promptly by assigned due date in order to graduate
Please Note!
Any Computer program must be accessed using your LSCPA email unless otherwise instructed.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are enrolled in the proper courses for PassPoint, Evolve HESI, and SwiftRiver. Instructors will not allow submissions to be turned in from a previous course.
1230 Topics covered prior to each exam will be opened until the night before the exam.
Additional Materials/Resources NA
  • VNSG 1204 Foundations of Nursing
  • VNSG 1234 Pediatrics
  • VNSG 1261 Clinical LVN Nursing
  • VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health in Health and Illness I
  • VNSG 1409 Nursing in Health and Illness II  
  • VNSG 1462 Clinical LPN Nursing

  • VNSG- 2410 Nursing in Health and Illness III
Learning Outcomes
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, VNSG 1230 assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a vocational nurse.  Upon successful completion of Maternal Child Nursing, the student should be able to:
Discuss the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the childbearing family. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: discussions based on assigned readings; clinical case studies; clinical simulations; clinical observations of patient and family interactions
Discuss human reproduction and fetal development as related to the normal aspects of childbearing. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: discussions based on assigned readings; exams; clinical objectives
Utilize the nursing process to assist in planning the care of the childbearing family. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 4) Measured by: care plans; class and clinical discussions; clinical interactions; case studies
Compare and contrast normal physiology of reproductive systems to pathologic variations in the patient with common reproductive/sexual health problems. PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: discussions, clinical case studies; exams; clinical interactions following VN scope of practice
Compare and contrast diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the patient with common reproductive/sexual health problems. (PSLO 2) Measured by: clinical case studies; reading-based discussions; exams
Identify common complications of the mother and newborn during prenatal, antenatal, and postnatal periods. (PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical case studies; classroom discussions and exams based on readings
Discuss and implement a plan of care for the patient requiring pain management during the intrapartum period. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: care plan assignments in clinical setting with instructor observations and evaluations; exams based on readings and discussions
Relate characteristics of the normal newborn and associated nursing interventions to meet identified health care needs utilizing the nursing process. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: classroom and clinical discussions based on assigned readings; clinical objectives; clinical rotations and observations in nursery unitIdentify, discuss and implement a plan of care for selected women’s health issues. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: care plan activities; clinical case studies; clinical observations and assisting in women’s specialty unit while providing care within VN scope of practice; unit exams
Demonstrate satisfactory performance of selected nursing skills using principles of safety and asepsis. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: applications of theories of asepsis and infection control in clinical lab and facility settings; clinical evaluation of skills utilizing principles of safety
Demonstrate satisfactory performance of selected nursing skills using principles of safety and asepsis. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: applications of theories of asepsis and infection control in clinical lab and facility settings; clinical evaluation of skills utilizing principles of safety
Demonstrate competency in medication administration and dosage calculations. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: medication competency exam; observed medication administration in skills lab and clinical; discussions.
Identify priorities of care according to patient’s condition. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: class and clinical case study discussions; prioritization exercises and exams; care plan activities; clinical simulations
Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities inherent in the role of the vocational nurse (PSLO 1; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: discussions and exams over readings of Nurse Practice Act; current literature application; interactions in clinical setting
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Vocational Nursing Program graduates will, under the supervision of a professional licensed nurse and/or licensed physician, function in non-complex settings and should be able to:
PSLO 1.Functions within the Scope of Practice for a Vocational Nurse.
PSLO 2. Demonstrates safe, direct patient care with individuals who have predictable health care needs.
PSLO 3. Exhibits professional nursing behaviors.
PSLO 4.  Cooperates with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based care.
Lecture Topics Outline
Week 1:   Syllabus Review/Newborn Lecture #1
Week 2:   Newborn Lecture#2
Week 3:   STI’s Lecture
Week 4:   OB Exam #1 Passpoint Due 9/18 1130PM
Week 5:  Labor & Intrapartum Lecture #1
Week 6:   Labor & Intrapartum Lecture #2
Week 7:   OB Exam #2 Passpoint Due 10/09 1130PM
Week 8:   Antepartum Lecture #1
Week 9:   Antepartum Lecture #2
Week 10: OB Exam #3 Passpoint Due 10/30 1130PM
Week 11:  Female/Male Health Lecture
Week 12:  Postpartum Lecture
Week 13: OB Activity
Week 14:  Final Clinical Evaluations/HURST Review
Week 15:  Final Clinical Evaluations
Week 16:  OB Final Exam
Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
Major Assignments Schedule
Date: 09/19/23 Exam I                                      Time: 0800
Date: 10/10/23 Exam II                                     Time: 0800
Date: 10/31/23 Exam III                                    Time: 0800
Date: 12/12/23 Final Exam                               Time: 0800
Final Exam Date December 12, 2023 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale 90-100 = A        80-89 = B        75-79 = C        74-60 = D      59 or Below  = F
Determination of
Final Grade
1.       Examinations are based on course objectives.
2.       Course content from the pre-requisite courses will be included on exams as appropriate.
3.       ALL unit exams MUST be taken. Make-up exams will NOT be administered under any circumstances other than a College sponsored event or with permission of the Allied Health Department Chair. Students scheduled to miss an exam due to participation in a College sponsored event shall provide appropriate documentation to faculty in advance of the exam and are eligible to complete the missed exam. If a student must miss an exam, the student must contact the instructor prior to the exam or within twenty-four (24) hours of the exam. A no-call/no-show for an exam will result in a grade of zero (0). Students who miss an exam for any unexcused reason shall receive a zero on the exam. Students may submit an appeal to this policy by presenting rationale to the Director or Coordinator of appropriate nursing program no later than two (2) business days following the exam. The student is responsible for seeking the exception from the Director or Coordinator of appropriate nursing program. Students who miss an exam due to an excused reason will be provided an exception to the policy and the student will be assigned the grade made on the final exam as the grade for the missed exam. If two exams are missed, the student will be given a zero for the second (2nd) missed exam.  The Director or Coordinator of appropriate nursing program will document all exceptions in the students file and notify the course leader if an exception is granted.
4.       No exams will be given in advance of the scheduled date and time without approval of the Nursing Program Coordinator or Director.
5.       Tests will be administered electronically. Students will be provided with-
a.       Exam Access Code sheet that also serves as a scratch sheet
b.       Exceptions for electronic testing include paper dosage tests.
6.       Exams will be timed based on question format and course policy. The exam time frame will be provided on the Exam Access Code sheet. Students will only receive credit for answers provided during the allotted time.
7.       Computer Lab:
a.       Students will arrive 5 minutes prior at designated location to sign-in for the exam
b.       Students arriving 15 minutes late or more will be sent to student success center without additional time for proctored exam
c.       Allied Health staff member will call student success center to inform them of the student arrival for proctored exam
d.       All students must wear student ID to access the testing computer lab
e.       Students will not test without Valid LSCPA Id.
f.        All belongings (e. g., backpacks, cell phones, electronic devices) will remain in an area outside of the computer lab for the duration of the exam. Students are encouraged to lock valuables in their vehicles during examinations. The Lamar State College Port Arthur Allied Health Department is not responsible for lost or stolen items left in classrooms or hallways. Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. No questions may be asked during the exam. Students who arrive late for an exam will not be given additional testing time. Students are prohibited from writing any notes on their scratch sheet of paper until the exam begins.
8.       Exam Dress Code:
a.       Students will be subject to visual inspection by the exam proctor upon arrival to the registration and/or exam room. This includes but is not limited to inspection of the ears, hands/arms, clothing, pockets, etc.
b.       No head coverings of any kind are allowed, including hats, caps, beanies, or hoods. Exceptions are made for religious / cultural purposes.
c.       No cardigans, coats, jackets, or any other articles of clothing that may open are allowed in the exam room. Pullovers without pockets are acceptable.
d.       Scarves and gloves are not allowed in the exam room. 
9.       During the exam:
a.       Drinking and eating are not permitted. Hard candies such as peppermints or cough drops are allowed but must be unwrapped prior to the start of the exam.
b.       Electronic devices (including but not limited to phones, smartwatches, and earbuds) are prohibited during examinations. With the exception of approved earbuds for standardized testing.
c.       If the exam is interrupted due to technical difficulties additional time will be allotted to the exam.
10.   Students are responsible for uploading their exam to the ExamSoft System prior to exiting the examination room. Student will notify proctor of exam completion and exam upload completion. Proctor will view screen to confirm successful completion of exam upload before student leaves testing room. If a student does not upload their exam, he/she will be required to return to the examination room for a manual upload.
11.   A preliminary score will be displayed upon uploading the exam to ExamSoft. After uploading their exam, students are to sign out of the testing software. Upon completion of the exam students will submit the Exam Access Code Sheet (scratch sheet of paper) to the exam proctor. Students will return to the registration room and wait for Exam Review with Rationale to begin at the designated time.
NOTE: DO NOT wait outside of the exam room if any testing is occurring in the computer labs
Violation of the testing policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including possible dismissal from the nursing program.  Appropriate adjustments are made for students who meet the criteria of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
10.   Evaluation of Examinations: After each exam, the faculty uses psychometric principles to evaluate the examination. Items missed by 50% or more of the class are reviewed. If an item is found to be flawed, the faculty may give credit for more than one answer or nullify the item. That is, if a student answered the item as originally keyed, the student will retain the credit for the item. If a student’s answer differs from the one originally keyed, the student is credited for the nullified item. In other words, everyone gets credit for the item and no one loses credit.
11.   Exam Review with Rationales is conducted after each exam to allow students to view incorrect responses and rationales for the exam item. With the exception of final exams. This session is time limited. Students will be allotted a specific number of minutes, based upon the length of the exam (for example, students will have 8 minutes to review missed items on a 50-item exam). Students are not required to attend Exam Review with Rationales. If a student chooses not to attend the Exam Review with Rationales session, the student is not eligible for an individual test review session with an assigned instructor.
14.   Students will return to the same exam room and same computer for Exam Review with Rationales. Exam Review with Rationales must be conducted on the same computer as the exam. The same policies listed for testing apply to the Exam Review with Rationale Session. The following rules also apply:
a.       All belongings must remain in the classroom or the student’s vehicle.
b.       Students are not allowed to talk amongst themselves during this session.
c.       Students who arrive late for Exam Review with Rationales will not be given additional review time.
d.       Students will log into the Review of Rationales using the following steps:
·         Enter the Exam Password
·         Enter the Review Password
Note: Students only have 3 attempts to enter the correct Review Password. Students are encouraged to request assistance from faculty/proctor after 2 unsuccessful attempts.
12.   During the Exam Review with Rationales session: Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. If students become disruptive, faculty will end the Exam Review with Rationales Session for all students. Upon completion of the Exam Review the students will sign out of the ExamSoft or Examplify application and quietly leave the testing room.
13.   If a student scores less than a 75 on a unit examination, the student is required to make an appointment with an instructor prior to the next examination. At that time, the student and instructor will review the examination and, with the assistance of the instructor, identify strategies to improve performance on subsequent examinations. If a student, who scores less than 75 on a unit examination, fails to review with and instructor, 5 points may be deducted from the next unit examination. Students are required to make an appointment prior to the day before the exam.
14.   A minimum average of 75%, independent of all other requirements, is necessary to pass this course. Daily activity grades (discussion boards, classroom/computer assignments, etc.) will not be included in grade calculations until a 75% average on exams is achieved. No grades will be rounded until the final course average: this includes the weighted exam average. 
15.   Late assignment submissions will incur a late point penalty.  It is the student’s responsibility to review late policies for each assignment.  Previous arrangements between the student and instructor for late work may allow for a reduced late point penalty, but all late submissions will have a late penalty deducted.  Refer to the individual course syllabus for any variations from the late penalty deductions. 
In most cases, the late penalty will be:
a deduction of 5 points if turned in 1 day after the assignment due date.  Another 5 points will be deducted if the assignment is turned in 2 days after the assignment due date.  If the assignment is turned in 3 days late, a 10-point penalty will be deducted.  Any assignment submitted after 3 days will be assigned a "0" for the assignment.
NOTE: This does not include pass/fail computer assignments such as PassPoint, HESI Case Studies, SwiftRiver, Davis Advantage, etc.  Late submissions of those assignments will result in an automatic zero (0) unless previous arrangements have been made. 
16.   Registration and Payment of Fees for required resources (BON, Pearson VUE etc) are considered as a Pass or Fail Assignment.  If the student does not register and pay for these at the scheduled time, the student will receive a “0” on the assignment and may not be allowed to graduate.
The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:
Purchase of Required Resources by Deadlines         Pass/Fail Assignment
Exam I                                                                         20% Grade
Exam II                                                                        20% Grade
Exam III                                                                       20% Grade
Computer/Classroom Average                                      5% Grade
Final Exam                                                                   35% Grade
The Computer/Classroom Average of 5% will only be figured in if exam average is 75% or greater.
Computer/Classroom Grade Average calculations will be as follows:
90-100=100%       80-89=90%       70-79=80%       60-69=70%        Less than 60 or failure to complete=0 (zero)
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Students and faculty of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Vocational Nursing Program are expected to assist in maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. To assure that faculty have the opportunity to teach and students have the opportunity to benefit from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor, students are prohibited from engaging in distracting classroom behavior.  If a student is unable to maintain these expectations or stated program requirements, dismissal from the program may occur.
The following behaviors may result in the student being asked to cease the action, lose five (5) points on the next exam, and/or leave the classroom or labs:
Inappropriate and/or disruptive use of cell phones or other electronics
Talking or sleeping while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions/presentations;
Or displaying a rude or negative attitude/behavior to the instructor or other students.
Counseling for repetitive tardiness
Promptness is expected. Students should be on time for all classes and return from breaks promptly.
Students are expected to come to didactic, lab, and clinical experiences prepared and present as sincere, adult learners. Pre-course assignments may be required for admissions into class.
Phone calls and/or text messages should be returned only during scheduled breaks.
Cell phones must be on vibrate in the classroom and off and out of reach during testing and test reviews.  In the event of an emergency, family can contact students through the AH Secretary, Vocational Nursing Program Coordinator, or Department Chair.
On-campus computers will only be used for classroom work.
All information shared by other students and instructors will remain confidential and should not be shared with others outside of the classroom or lab environment.
Students should not engage in ‘side-bar’ discussions during classroom, exam reviews, clinical, and lab.
Comments should be directed to the faculty in charge of the classroom, clinical, or lab time.
All students are expected to actively participate in all discussions, activities, and exercises.
Students are expected to be open to new ideas and experiences and to step outside of their comfort zone.
A positive attitude is expected and comments should give supportive feedback.
The classroom, clinical, and lab environment is a judgment-free zone.
Students are responsible for their actions and are responsible for learning as much as possible from the experiences provided.
Students are encouraged to seek assistance from peers and faculty when needed to be successful.
Student support of each other in the learning environment is encouraged and expected.  Supportive relationships with each other will allow a more positive learning environment to enable all to work together as a team and develop professionally.  
Students should not be talking while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions/presentations
Students should use the proper chain of command with any concerns and cares that occur. The first line of command is your instructors. No exceptions.
Students are expected to follow LSCPA-VN policies according to the student handbook and course syllabi. Violation of policies could result in further disciplinary action and/or dismissal from program.  Syllabus and handbook are subject to change
Attendance Policy
Nursing in Health and Illness VNSG 1230 and the clinical component of this course may consist of online & in class lectures, labs, and assignments. Schedules may be changed at the discretion of the faculty and vocational nursing coordinator.
Students should check their emails and blackboard daily to ensure changes have not been made
All attendance policies are in effect whether conducted online or in the classroom setting.
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 the faculty may be dropped from the program by the Program Director. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent. Students who do not attend scheduled live virtual activities will be counted absent.
3. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the beginning of the class (3 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. A student who is tardy two (2) times in VNSG 1230 will result in a 5-point deduction from the next exam grade.
4. It is the student’s responsibility to notify all Level 3 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 ALL Level 3 faculty or call the faculty office and leave a voicemail.
5. In addition to notifying instructors, students must submit a Student Excuse Form, upon the first day of return, each time the student is absent, delayed from attending or must depart early from class, clinical or lab. Failure to complete the Student Excuse Form will result in a declaration of a No Call, No Show for the number of days absent and may result in the student being dismissed from the program.
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 a Zero for that assignment.
8. The Program Director or Department Chair has the right to initiate the administrative withdrawal of any student whose attendance, conduct, scholastic abilities, attitude or lack of aptitude for Vocational Nursing making it inadvisable for that student to continue in the program.
Additional Information
Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. 
Please consult the Student Handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.  Additional policies for this course are listed below:
Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of scholastic dishonesty are prohibited and are grounds for disciplinary action according to the LSC-PA Student Handbook. Anyone who copies more than six consecutive words from a source and does not document the source has committed plagiarism. Students guilty of academic misconduct either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are immediately responsible to the instructor of the class.
In addition, to other possible disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed through the regular LSC-PA procedures as a result of academic misconduct, the instructor has the authority to assign an F or a zero for the exercise or examination or to assign an F in the course.
Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations or upon review of exams unless the Special populations coordinator has determined that such a device is a reasonable accommodation for a disability.
Under any other circumstances, the use of an electronic device during an examination shall be considered academic dishonesty, and will result in appropriate sanctions as outlined in the Course Syllabus, in the Faculty Handbook (Section IX-1) and in the Student Handbook (“Academic Dishonesty”)
RULE 213.27 Good Professional Character:
(a) Good professional character is the integrated pattern of personal, academic and occupational behaviors which, in the judgment of the Board, indicates that an individual is able to consistently conform his or her conduct to the requirements of the Nursing Practice Act, the Board's rules and regulations, and generally accepted standards of nursing practice including, but not limited to, behaviors indicating honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, reliability, and integrity.
1.  Gates Memorial Library located at 317 Stillwell
2.  Open computer Lab-Gates Memorial Library
3.  Blackboard Technical Support: (936) 294-2780 blackboard@shsu.edu
4.  Student Success Center 
5.  Evolve Website (HESI) School Code : 195024, Web Site: https://evolve.elsevier.com/
6.  Board of Nursing (BON) School Code: US 27 1 009 00, Web Site: http://www.bon.state.tx.us
7.  Pearson Vue Web Site: http://www.vue.com/
8.  National Council of State Boards of Nursing Web Site: http://ncsbn.org/
9.  National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) http://www.nsna.org/
10. Lamar State College Student Handbook: https://www.lamarpa.edu/Lamar/media/Lamar/Files/Policies/LSCPA-Student-Handbook.pdf
11.  Lamar State College 2022-2023 Catalog: https://lamarpa.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2022-2023/Academic-Catalog
12.  Lamar State College Port Arthur, textbook locator: http://www.lamarpa.edu/General/Maps/Bookstore
13.  Tutor.com
TimelyCare is a virtual health and well-being platform available 24/7 for Lamar State College Port Arthur students. Any enrolled student can use TimelyCare. There is no cost to students. Go to timelycare.com/LSCPA or download the TimelyCare app to access care.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student 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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365