VNSG-1234-01 - Pediatrics
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
VNSG-1234-01 - Pediatrics
|Instructor||LaGrone, Toni Bourque|
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|Course Description||Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and development needs utilizing the nursing process|
VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health and Illness I
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology
VNSG 1204 Foundations of Nursing
To graduate from the VN program it is required that you must complete either Microcomputers (COSC 1301) or Introduction to Computers (ITSC 1401) within
5 years from point of graduation. Students must have a minimum of C or better in every course that applies to the Vocational Nursing certificate plan to graduate.
deWit, C. (2014). Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing (4th ed.). St Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
deWitt, C. (2013). Medical-surgical Nursing Concepts and Practice (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
Leifer, G. (2015). Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
PrepU 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 VNSG 1234 : lagrone43296
Note: Pedi PrepU and NCLEX computer assignments will be counted in the average for clinical course
Online HESI Case Studies: Complete PN Collection (1 Year Version) Access code ISBN: 9781455741397
Recommended Textbooks deWitt, S., & Kumagai, C. (2013). Student Learning Guide Medical Surgical Nursing (2nd Ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
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 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.
5. 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.
6. Students who arrive after an exam starts, but before it ends may take the exam without penalty. They are given no additional time.
7. Lab jackets are to be worn at all times while in the skills lab.
|Course Grading Scale||90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 60-74 = D Below 60 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
1. Examinations are based on course objectives.
2. Course content from the prerequisite courses will be included on exams as appropriate.
3. The Comprehensive Final Exam must be taken.
4. Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. No questions may be asked during the exam. No hat or hoodies may be worn during exams.
5. Students who arrive after the exam starts, but before it ends may take the exam without penalty, however, they will not be allowed additional time. If a student must miss an exam, s/he 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 “0”.
6. No make-up unit exams will be administered. The numerical grade attained on the comprehensive Final exam will be substituted for any missed unit exam(s)
7. Test grades will not be available for a minimum of 24* post-test.
8. 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 exam. At that time the student will review the examination and, with the assistance of the instructor, identify strategies to improve performance on subsequent examinations.
9. 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.
10. Any challenge to exam questions must be presented in writing within one (1) week of review of the exam. Disputed test items must be submitted by student along with proposed answer supported by documentation from the current textbook and handouts.
11. The Final exam grade will be weighted 50% of final grade.
12. A mandatory comprehensive standardized examination (REACH) will be administered at the end of the semester prior to the final exam and will be weighed equivalent to one unit exam grade. The cost of the exam is approximately $30.00 and it is the student’s responsibility to pay at the Business Office at least 24 hours prior to exam.
13. Any assignment or exam submitted without a student’s name will not receive credit. The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:
Exam I - 10%
Exam II - 10%
Exam III - 10%
Exam IV - 10%
REACH - 10%
Final - 50%
14. An average of 75% or greater is necessary to pass the course.
|Final Exam Date||May 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM|
02/09/16 Exam I 0800-1030
03/01/16 Exam II 0800-1030
04/05/16 Exam III 0800-1030
05/03/16 Exam IV 0800-1030
05/06/16 REACH/HESI 0800-1000
05/11/16 Final Exam 0800-1100
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Syllabus; Growth and Development & Nutrition
Week 2:Infant, Toddler, Pre-K
Week 3: School Age, Adolescent
Week 4: Exam I
Week 5: Respiratory; Review Exam I
Week 6: Communicable Diseases; Skin
Week 7: Exam II
Week 8: Musculoskeletal; Review Exam II
Week 9: Blood & Lymph
Week 10: Gastrointestinal; Genitourinary
Week 11: Exam III
Week 12: Emotional/Behavioral; Metabolic Conditions; Review Exam III
Week 13: Sensory/Neuro Conditions
Week 14: CV
Week 15: Exam IV; Exam IV Review; REACH/HESI Exam
Week 16: Final Exam
|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 profession.
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 Lamar State College-Port Arthur, this course assists students to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for success as a vocational nurse. VNSG 1334 Pediatrics provides educational experiences that offer opportunities for students to:
1. Identify safety principles related to child care. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: exams and discussions based on readings; clinical simulations; observed clinical rotations; case studies
2. Identify common childhood illnesses. (PSLO Alpha) Measured by: discussions and exams based on assigned readings, current literature and internet news
3. Utilize the nursing process to provide safe care for the well or ill child. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: case studies and care plans; discussions based on reading assignments; simulations and clinical rotations
4. Apply concepts of growth and development when providing care to pediatric patients. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical rotation interactions based on assigned readings, class discussions, simulations and case studies
5. Discuss nursing care of pediatric patients and their families in various settings. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: discussions based on readings; case studies and care plan exercises; clinical interactions
6. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in administering medications to pediatric patients. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 4) Measured by: discussions and exams based on assigned readings and nurse practice act; skills check-offs and simulations; observed clinical interactions and experiences
|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.|
1. Gates Memorial Library located at 317 Stillwell
2. Open computer Lab-Gates Memorial Library
3. Student Success Center building
4. Evolve Website (HESI) School Code : 195024, Web Site: https://evolve.elsevier.com/
5. Board of Nursing (BON) School Code: US 27 1 009 00, Web Site: http://www.bon.state.tx.us
6. Pearson Vue Web Site: http://www.vue.com/
7. National Council of State Boards of Nursing Web Site: http://ncsbn.org/
8. National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) http://www.nsna.org/
9. National Council of State Boards of Nursing Learning Extension www.learningext.com
10. Lamar State College – Student Handbook http://www.lamarpa.edu/dept/stac/docs/StudentHandbook.pdf
11. Lamar State College Faculty Handbook http://www.lamarpa.edu/faculty/handbooks/full-time.pdf
12. Lamar State College 2015-2016 Catalog at http://www.lamarpa.edu/catalog/
|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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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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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.|