RNSG-1228-01 - Intro to Health Care Concepts
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
RNSG-1228-01 - Intro to Health Care Concepts
|Instructor||Woods, Tanya Gail|
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|Course Description||An introduction to concept-based learning with emphasis on selected pathophysiological concepts with nursing applications. Concepts include acid-base balance, fluid and electrolytes, immunity, gas exchange, perfusion, metabolism, coping, and tissue integrity. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.|
|Course Prerequisites||Admission to Upward Mobility Nursing Program|
Giddens, J (2013). Concepts for nursing practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier
HESI Case Studies: Complete RN Collection. (2014). Elsevier.
Jarvis (2016) Physical examination & health assessment (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO:
Lippincott NCLEX-RN PassPoint Powered by PrepU: Study software for NCLEX-RN® Potter, P., Perry, A., Stockert, P. & Hall, A. (2013) Fundamentals of nursing (8th ed).
St Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Attendance at all scheduled classes and clinical experiences is expected. Research has shown that consistent class and clinical attendance contributes to successful completion of not only the Upward Mobility Nursing Program, but also passing the NCLEX-RN. Regular attendance is an essential function of any job in nursing. Students who regularly miss class or clinical clearly demonstrate their refusal to be accountable to report to work regularly.
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence. If the student is missing a clinical, classroom or lab day, s/he must notify the faculty.
Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the scheduled starting time of class (2 or more times) will be counseled and a plan of action determined. Class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Students who arrive ten (10) minutes after the beginning of class should not enter the classroom and should wait until break to enter.
A student who is absent from course activities for three (3) days or more, without notification to faculty, may be withdrawn from the program by the program director.
Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
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.
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.
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 74-60 = D 59 or Below = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Examinations are based on course objectives.
Course content from the biological and behavioral sciences as well as previous
nursing knowledge is included on exams as appropriate.
Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. 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. No make-up unit exams are given. The numerical grade attained on the Comprehensive Final exam is substituted for the missed MidTerm Exams.
A specified amount of time will be set for testing. No questions may be asked during the exams. No hats/caps/hoodies may be worn during exams. 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 and should come in quietly taking the first available seat.
Test times for exams will be set up for 80 seconds per question. At the end of the allotted time, the computer will not record any further answers.
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. When an item is nullified, the key is changed so that all answers are credited as correct. 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.
Test grades will not be available for a minimum of 24 hours post test.
If a student scores less than 75% on a unit examination, the student is
expected to make an appointment within one week with one of the course faculty. During the conference the student and instructor will review the examination and, with the assistance of the instructor, identify factors that may have contributed to the student's poor performance and identify strategies to improve performance on future examinations.
Any challenge to exam questions must be presented in writing, with documentation, within one (1) week of the review of the exam. Disputed exam items must be submitted by the student along with proposed answer supported by documentation from the current textbook, handouts, and/or lecture reference material.
The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:
o Activities 15% (Group Presentations, Quizzes, Case studies average)
o MidTerm Exam 40%
o Final Exam 45%
A final course grade of 75% is necessary for a student to pass this course.
|Final Exam Date||May 4, 2016 - 1:90 PM Through May 4, 2016 - 3:90 PM|
MidTerm Exam – Monday March 23, 2016
Final Exam – Thursday May 04, 2016
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1 (January 20, 2016): Syllabus, Acid Base Balance Week 2 (January 27, 2016): Fluid & Electrolytes
Week 3 (February 3, 2016): Perfusion
Week 4 (February 10, 2016): Metabolism
Week 5 (February 17, 2016): Case Study Activity Week 6 (February 24, 2016): Gas Exchange Week 7 (March 2, 2016): Tissue Integrity
Week 8 (March 09, 2016): Coping
Week 9 (March 16, 2016): Spring Break
Week 10 (March 23, 2016): MidTerm Exam Week 11 (March 30, 2016): Case Study
Week 12 (April 06, 2016) Safety
Week 13 (April 13, 2016): Clinical Judgement Week 14 (April 20, 2016): Group Presentations Week 15 (April 27, 2016):Group Presentations
Week 16 (May 04, 2016): Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Upon completion of the Upward Mobility Nursing Program graduates will be able to:
PSLO Alpha: Reading Skills – Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading materials.
PSLO 1. Adhere to standards of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the professional nurse while promoting safety and quality improvement as an advocate and manager of nursing care.
PSLO 2. Use 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 demonstrating knowledge of delegation, management, and leadership skills.
PSLO 3. Use clinical reasoning and knowledge based upon the nursing program of study, evidence-based practice outcomes, and research based policies and procedures for decision-making, demonstration of skills with patient care technologies and information systems, and providing comprehensive, safe patient care.
PSLO 4. Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with diverse patients, families and the interdisciplinary health care team to plan, deliver, and evaluate evidence- based safe care that reflects the value and ethics of the nursing profession.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
In accordance with the mission of Lamar State College - Port Arthur, this course encourages the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for success in the field of Associate Degree Nursing. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:1. Utilize a systematic process to evaluate the human body response to selected health problems referred to as concepts. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2, PSLO 3) Measured by: reading-based discussions; exams based on readings; group activities, and case studies.
2. Apply pathophysiological and assessment data when planning and implementing nursing actions. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2, PSLO 3) Measured by: reading-based discussions; exams based on readings; group activities, and case studies.
|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.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
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.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
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.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
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.|