VNSG-1261-02 - Clinical LPN-LVN Training
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
VNSG-1261-02 - Clinical LPN-LVN Training
|Instructor||Brown, Carolyn G.|
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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 the clinical professional.|
BIO 2401 & BIO 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology
NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations I
NURA 1160 Clinical (VN 1410)
To graduate from the VN program, it is required that you must complete either Microcomputers (COSC 1301) or Introduction to Computers (ITSC 1401) within five years from point of graduation.
Students must have a minimium grade of a “C” or better in every course that applies to the Vocational Nursing certificate plan to graduate.
Hodgson, B.B & Kizor, R.J (2010). Saunders nursing drug handbook 2015. St. Louis: Saunders.
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Langford, R.W (2013). Mosby’s PDQ for LPN: nursing facts at hand (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby
Pagana, K.D. & Pagana, T.S. (2009). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory test (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby
Doenges, M.E. (2013). Nurse’s Pocket Guide Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales (13th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary (22st ed.).(2013) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis
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 clinicals is expected.
2. A student who is absent from clinicals for more than three (3) days may be dropped from the program by the Program director. A student who is absent from clinical without notification to faculty, may be withdrawn from the program by the program director.
3. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence from class or clinical. If the student is missing a clinical day, s/he must notify the faculty and that s/he is unable to attend clinical. Each clinical instructor is supplied by the college with a cell phone; the student can call and leave a message if the instructor does not answer. If the student is unable to contact the instructor, the student should call 409-984-6356 or 1-800-477-5872, ext. 6356 and leave a message. Also, the student may email, and/or call the instructor’s office and leave a voice message.
4. Students who arrive after assigned clinical time will be counseled. Students who arrive after assigned clinical time on two (2) occasions may not be allowed to remain. If the student is sent home s/he will be counted absent from clinical.
5. Students must be present the entire clinical day, including post/pre-conference to get credit for their attendance.
6. Since clinical is such an important component of the VN Program, students are required to attend 100 percent of the scheduled clinical days in any given semester. Additional written work will be required if the student is absent from clinical. Any student who misses any clinical days in a semester may receive an unsatisfactory (U) in the clinical course and be required to repeat both the didactic and clinical courses. Absence of the required clinical days necessitates the Standards Committee to review the student’s performance in the VN Program. Students who:
a. Have a 75 test average in the didactic course
b. Have satisfactory written work in the clinical course
c. Are up-to-date on skills check-offs in clinical
prior to the most recent absence may be allowed to continue in clinical. Students will be required to do additional written work to continue in clinical. Students who do not meet the above criteria may be dismissed for the semester.
6. Any student who is “no call, no show” for clinical demonstrates a lack of accountability and unprofessional conduct. Therefore, s/he may fail clinical that semester and must repeat both the clinical and didactic courses to progress in the program. The only possible exception is if a student is physically unable to call the faculty.
7. Students may be required to attend seminars or workshops to meet clinical objectives. Students will be informed in advance of the requirements. They are expected to attend the entire workshop as scheduled even if it extends past the regularly scheduled clinical time.
8. The clinical instructor keeps an attendance record. Any student who is not sure about his/her status should meet with the instructor by appointment.
9. The program director has the right to initiate the administrative withdrawal of any student whose attendance, conduct, scholastic abilities, attitude or lack of aptitude for vocational nursing makes it inadvisable for that student to continue in the program.
|Course Grading Scale||
90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-74 = D Below 60 = F
(S) Satisfactory (U) Unsatisfactory
*** If clinical performance is “U” an F is given no matter the clinical grade on paper work
|Determination of Final Grade||
1. The grade for the clinical course consists of two components: (1) Written work/computer assignments 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 74.5% or greater on written work and an “S” on clinical performance to pass the course. Rubrics will be utilized by the instructor for grading case studies and objectives. Any section of the Care Plan Case study rubric that the student receives a ‘0” zero in must be corrected in one week of receiving the case study from the instructor by completing an additional care plan using the #2 problem of the patient. If the student does not resubmit the second care plan, the student will receive a 0 (zero) for the care plan rubric grade. If a student scores less than a 75 on a case study, the student should meet with the faculty to determine strategies to improve on subsequent case studies.
2. Students who fail a nursing course may repeat it once. Students must receive a satisfactory (S) and score 74.5% on written work/assignments in clinical and achieve a 75 course grade in the mandatory co-requisite course to progress in the program.
3. The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:
Med-Surg. Case Study I Grade
Radiology Objectives Grade
Physical Therapy Objectives Grade
Teaching Project Grade
Prep U Assignment 1 Grade
Prep U Assignment 2 Grade
Prep U Assignment 3 Grade
** Elderly Objectives / computer assignments (Alternate-make-up if absent)
4. Students who fail VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health and Illness I and repeat the course must also repeat the clinical co-requisite course.
5. Clinical evaluations are completed twice each semester (mid term and end of semester). Evaluations will include student's ability to apply theory in practice, demonstrate safe competent client care, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times when in the clinical area. Evaluations are done by the clinical instructor with input from staff at affiliating agency, clients and others as appropriate. Students will sign the evaluation. Their signature attests to the fact that the evaluation conference occurred. It does not signify agreement with the evaluation. Students are given an opportunity to comment in writing on the evaluation.
6. A student's unsatisfactory mid semester clinical evaluation while in the program permits continuation in the program with continued emphasis on upgrading deficiencies. The student's unsatisfactory clinical evaluation at the end of the semester results in a clinical course grade of "U" and prohibits further continuation in the program.
7. All courses listed in a given semester of the program must be completed prior to progressing to the next semester. Each didactic and co-requisite clinical course, as listed for each semester, is a prerequisite for the nursing courses listed in the subsequent semester(s), and must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in the next nursing courses.
8. Maintain a clinical portfolio. This portfolio will be kept current
throughout the entire program. The portfolio will include:
a. Course schedule and Clinical schedule
b. All course syllabi for current semester
c. Student handbook
d. Clinical Notebook
e. Section for diagnosis, meds and lab sheets
f. Section for daily physical assessment and nurses’ notes
g. Section for specialty area objectives
h. Section for completed case studies
i. Section for computer assignments
j. Section for teaching project
k. Section for skills check-offs
l. Section for counseling notes
m. Section for clinical summary sheets
|Final Exam Date||May 3, 2016 - 8:00 AM Through May 3, 2016 - 11:00 AM|
Date: To be scheduled computer assignment
To be scheduled computer assignment
To be scheduled computer assignment
To be scheduled Med-Surge Case Study
To be scheduled: Specialty Objectives x2
To be scheduled: Teaching Project
12-1-15 Portfolio & Clinical Evaluation
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Vital sign Lab
Week 2: Asepsis Lab
Week 3: Physical Assessment Lab
Week 4: NG/Enema Lab
Week 5: Foley lab
Week 6: Wound Care lab
Week 7: clinical orientation
Week 8: Facility Orientation
Week 9: Intake & Output, Patient Care, Etiology
Week 10: Intake & Output, Patient Care, Etiology, labs
Week 11: Patient Care, Lab values, Medication
Week 12: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care
Week 13: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care
Week 14: Patient Care, lab values, meds, plan of care
Week 15: Clinical Evaluations
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|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 Alpha: Reading Skills – Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading materials
PSLO 1. Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of the nursing
PSLO 2. Use a systematic problem-solving process in the care of multiple patients
who have predictable health care needs to provide safe, individualized, goal-
directed nursing care.
PSLO 3. Adopt an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients,
significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
PSLO 4. Cooperate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to
provide optimum, evidence-based, safe, care to patients.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, VNSG 1261 Clinical assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a vocational nurse. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate the role of the beginning vocational nurse. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1) Measured by: reading and application of nurse practice act; clinical simulations and rotation evaluations
2. Perform nursing assessments regarding the health status of the patient.
(PSLO 1: PSLO 2)Measured by: clinical simulation activities and clinical rotations
3. Participate in the communication process with clients, staff, and instructors. (PSLO 3: PSLO 4) Measured by: clinical simulation/lab activities, clinical rotations
4. Record information legibly, using appropriate terminology and spelling with assistance. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1) Measured by: application of module exercises for medical terminology,documentation practice labs and clinical assignments
5. Respect the client’s right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated or allowed by law to disclose the information. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical evaluation; case scenario discussions; exams
6. Accept responsibility for personal/professional development.(PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: discussion of reading assignments and research of current nursing literature on evidence-based practices
7. Implement nursing care according to the care plan.(PSLOAlpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: classroom, lab and clinical exercises on implementation of care plans based on readings and discussions
8. Evaluate the client’s responses to nursing interventions.(PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: Measured by: lab, clinical activities involving plan of care
9. State the rationale and the effects of medications and treatments. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical assignments based on readings and discussions
10. Accurately and completely report and document:
a. Client’s status including signs, symptoms, and responses
b. Nursing care rendered
c. Administration of treatments
d. Client’s response to medications and treatments
e. Contacts with other health care team members concerning significant events regarding client’s status
(PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: clinical assignments; safe and ethical patient and healthcare team interactions in clinical
11. Implement measures to promote a safe environment for clients and others.(PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: use of standards of safe and effective care in interactions with patients, their families and healthcare team
12. Promote and participate in client education and counseling based on health needs. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: exams based on readings; observations of the implementation of plan of care in clinical setting
13. Obtain instruction and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing procedures or practices.(PSLO 1; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: evaluation tool criteria in clinical setting of nursing care and skill implementation
14. Notify the appropriate individual(s) when leaving a nursing assignment. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: observations in clinical setting of safe and effective student interactions with healthcare team
15. Maintain professional boundaries of the nurse-client relationship. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by:observations of implementation of nursing standard of care and professionalism with clients during clinical rotations
16. Provide without discrimination, nursing services regardless of age, disability, economic status, gender, national origin, race, religion, or health problems of the client served. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: clinical observations of provision of care to all clients served while adhering to nursing standard of care
17. Implement measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and communicable conditions. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical observations of the use of standard precautions during the provision of patient care
18. Conform to the uniform policies outlined in the Vocational Nursing Program Handbook. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: adherence to policies set forth in handbook regarding dress; behaviors and attitudes of VN students
|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.|
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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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attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
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
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
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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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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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.
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