VNSG-1330-01 - Maternal-Neonatal Nurs
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer I 2015 Course Syllabus
VNSG-1330-01 - Maternal-Neonatal Nurs
|Semester||Summer I 2015|
|Instructor||Brown, Carolyn G.|
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|Course 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|
VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health and Illness II
VNSG 1334 Pediatrics
VNSG 1462 Clinical LPN Nursing
**Students must have microcomputers within 5 years from point of graduation
deWit, C. (2014). Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing (4th ed.). St
Leifer, G. (2015). Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (22nd 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 classes is expected.
2. A student who is absent from course activities for more than three (3) days without notification to facility may be dropped from the program by the Program Director.
3. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
4. 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.
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. 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.
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 pre-requisite courses will be included on exams, as appropriate.
3. All unit exams and the Final Exam (Comprehensive Reach Exit Exam) must be taken.
4. 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 be considered a “no call, no show”. A “no call/no show” for an exam will result in a grade of “0”.
5. 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.
6. NO questions may be asked during 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.
7. 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 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, every gets credit for the item and no one loses credit.
8. If a student scores less than “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. Any challenge to exam questions must be presented in writing with documentation within one week of 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 references.
10. Each unit exam will be worth 20% and the Final Exam will count 40% to get the average.
11. If a student misses an exam the final exam grade will be used, there are no make up 1330 exams
12. The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:
Exam I Grade
Exam II Grade
Exam III Grade
Final Exam Grade
Final Exam Grade
Total / 5 = Grade
13. A minimum average of 75%, independent of all other requirements, is necessary to pass the course.
|Final Exam Date||August 12, 2015 - 8:00 AM|
Friday 06/13/15 Exam I Time: 08:00
Thursday 07/03/15 Exam II Time: 08:00
Friday 07/31/15 Exam III Time: 0800
Wednesday 08/12/15 Final Time:0800
08/12/15 Final Exam Time: 0800
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Syllabus/Care of the Newborn
Week 2: Care of the Postpartum Patient
Week 3 Exam I
Week 4: Antepartum Care
Week 5: Antepartum Care cont
Week 6: : Exam II
Week 7: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Week 8: Male/Female reproductive diseases
Week 9: Intrapartum Care
Week 10: Exam III
Week 11: 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
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 1330 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:
1. Discuss the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the childbearing family. (PSLO Alpha; 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
2. Discuss human reproduction and fetal development as related to the normal aspects of childbearing. (PSLO Alpha) Measured by: discussions based on assigned readings; exams; clinical objectives
3. Utilize the nursing process to assist in planning the care of the childbearing family. PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 4) Measured by: care plans; class and clinical discussions; clinical interactions; case studies
4. Compare and contrast normal physiology of reproductive systems to pathologic variations in the patient with common reproductive/sexual health problems. PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: discussions, clinical case studies; exams; clinical interactions following VN scope of practice
5. Compare and contrast diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the patient with common reproductive/sexual health problems. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2) Measured by: clinical case studies; reading-based discussions; exams
6. Identify common complications of the mother and newborn during prenatal, antenatal, and postnatal periods. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical case studies; classroom discussions and exams based on readings
7. Discuss and implement a plan of care for the patient requiring pain management during the intrapartum period. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: care plan assignments in clinical setting with instructor observations and evaluations; exams based on readings and discussions
8. Relate characteristics of the normal newborn and associated nursing interventions to meet identified health care needs utilizing the nursing process. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: classroom and clinical discussions based on assigned readings; clinical objectives; clinical rotations and observations in nursery unit
9. Identify, discuss and implement a plan of care for selected women’s health issues. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: careplan activities; clinical case studies; clinical observations and assisting in women’s specialty unit while providing care within VN scope of practice; unit exams
10. Demonstrate satisfactory performance of selected nursing skills using principles of safety and asepsis. (PSLO Alpha; 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities inherent in the role of the vocational nurse (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: discussions and exams over readings of Nurse Practice Act; current literature application; interactions in clinical setting
|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.
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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.
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.|
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