Lamar State College - Port Arthur

House Bill 2504

Summer I 2017 Course Syllabus

RNSG-1538-01 - Health Care Concepts III

 
Printer Friendly Syllabus
 
Faculty Information
SemesterSummer I 2017
InstructorWoods, Tanya Gail
Phone(409) 984-6370
E-mailhendrextg@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365
E-mail:macneisb@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:Monday 8-12, Tuesday 12-3, Thursday by appt
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room:118
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When youve logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the My Courses tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
Course Information
Course Number60625
Course Description In-depth coverage of health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars. Concepts include cellular regulation, end of life, immunity, interpersonal relationships, human development, intracranial regulation, mood/affect, comfort, sexuality, mobility, and reproduction. Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills. The course lends itself to a concept-based approach.
Course Prerequisites RNSG 1118 Professional Nursing Competencies
RNSG 1228 Introduction to Health Care Concepts
RNSG 1424 Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
RNSG 1260 Transition Clinical I
Required Textbooks Ackley, B. & Ladwig, G. (2013). Nursing diagnosis handbook: An evidence-based guide to planning care. (10th ed). St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Elsevier.
Giddens, J (2013). Concepts for nursing practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier
Halter, M. (2014). Varcarolis' foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing: A clinical approach. (7th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
HESI Case Studies: Complete RN Collection. (2014). Elsevier.
Jarvis (2017) Physical examination & health assessment (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier
Lewis, S., Bucher, L., Heitkemper, M. & Hardin, M. (2017). Medical‐Surgical nursing, assessment and management of clinical problems. (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO. Elsevier.
Lippincott NCLEX-RN PassPoint Powered by PrepU: Study software for NCLEX-RN®
Perry, S.; Hockenberry, M.; Lowdermilk, D. & Wilson, D. (2014 ). Maternal child nursing. (5th ed). St Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Rischer, K. (2015) Think like a nurse: Practical preparation for professional practice. (2nd ed.). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. (22nd ed). (2013). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
Swift River Online.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. (22nd ed). (2013). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
Zerwehk, J. & Garneau, A. (2012). Nursing today: Transitions and Trends. (7th ed). St. Louis, MO: Saunders.
Attendance Policy 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. Repetitive tardiness will result in a 5 point deduction on next exam grade.
•    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.
•    Clinical Uniforms 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 any missed unit exam(s).
•    A specified amount of time will be set for testing. No questions may be asked during the exams. No hats/caps/hoodies/smart watches may be worn during exams. Students who arrive after the exam starts, but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty, however, No additional time is provided for late arrivals and student should come in quietly taking the first available seat. Once the exam period ends from the scheduled start time the student who arrived late must exit the exam. Questions unanswered will be counted wrong.
•    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 MUST 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, Case studies, Quizzes, Discussion boards, Specialty exams, Swift River assignments, Other assignments)
o    Exam I                 25%
o    Exam II                 25%
o    Final                 35%
o    Completion of all Pass/Fail Assignments S/U
•    Final exams are not available for review by the student and Final exam grades are not posted.
•    All Pass/Fail Assignments must be completed satisfactorily or it will result in a course failure.
•    A final course grade of 75% is necessary for a student to pass this course.
•    Daily Grades (example: Discussion Board posts, etc.) will not be included in grade calculation until 75% average on exams is achieved.

Final Exam Date August 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM   Through  August 8, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Major Assignments Unit Exam I – Tuesday 06/27/2017
HESI Specialty Exam: Maternity/Pediatrics – Monday 07/18/2017
Required Mastery Level met on all PassPoint #1 assignments – Sunday 07/23/17 (mandatory Pass/Fail assignment)
Unit Exam II – Monday 07/24/2017
Required Mastery Level met on all PassPoint #2 assignments – Friday 08/05/17 (mandatory Pass/Fail assignment)
Final Exam – Monday 08/08/2017
Complete all PassPoint Mastery Level assignments with required level of five (5) or higher
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1 (June 5, 2017): Syllabus, Reproduction, Comfort
Week 1 (June 6, 2017): Reproduction, Comfort (cont’d)
Assignment(s): Preeclampsia Case Study; Swift River assignments; Begin working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 2 (June 12, 2017): Reproduction, Comfort (cont’d)
Week 2 (June 13, 2017): Reproduction, Comfort (cont’d)
Assignment(s): Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 3 (June 19, 2017): Immunity, Comfort
Assignment(s): Inflammatory Bowel Disease Case Study; Rheumatoid Arthritis with Joint Arthroplasty Case Study; Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 3 (June 20, 2017): Human Development; Nursing Success Review
Assignment(s): Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Case Study; Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 4 (June 26, 2017): Interpersonal Relationships; Sexuality
Assignment(s): Age-Related Risks Case Study, Herpes Simplex Virus Case Study; Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 4 (June 27, 2017): Exam I; Cellular Regulation, Comfort
Week 5 (July 3, 2017): Cellular Regulation, Comfort (cont’d)
Assignment(s): Breast Cancer Case Study; Lung Cancer Case Study; Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 5 (July 4, 2017): Holiday
Week 6 (July 10, 2017): End of Life
Assignment(s): Loss, Grief, and Death Case Study; Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 6 (July 11, 2017): Grief
Assignment(s): Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 7 (July 17, 2017): Mobility, Comfort
Assignment(s): Spinal Cord Injury Case Study; Compound Fracture (Preschooler) Case Study; Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 7 (July 18, 2017): Mobility, Comfort (cont’d); HESI Maternity/Pediatrics Exam; Nursing Success Review
Assignment(s): Required Mastery Level met on all PassPoint #1 assignments
Week 8 (July 24 2017): Exam II
Week 8 (July 25 2017): Intracranial Regulation
Assignment(s): Seizure Case Study; Brain Attack Case Study; Parkinson’s Disease Case Study; Head Injury Case Study
Week 9 (July 31, 2017): Intracranial Regulation (cont’d)
Assignment(s): Swift River assignments; Continue working on PassPoint Mastery Levels
Week 9 (August 1, 2017): Mood/Affect
Assignment(s): Depression Case Study; Major Depressive Disorder Case Study; Swift River assignments; Required Mastery Level met on all PassPoint #2 assignments
Week 10 (August 7, 2017): TBA
Week 10 (August 8, 2017): Final Exam
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

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 analyze selected health care concepts for diverse patients across the lifespan. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3, PSLO 4) Measured by: reading-based discussions; case studies; and exams based on readings.
2.    Describe and prioritize nursing management for selected health care concepts. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2, PSLO 3, PSLO 4) Measured by: reading-based discussions; case studies; and exams based on readings.
3.    Apply the learned concepts to other concepts or exemplars. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2, PSLO 3, PSLO 4) Measured by: reading-based discussions; case studies; and exams based on readings.
4.    Examine the interrelatedness among health care concepts to make clinical judgements for optimum patient care outcomes. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2, PSLO 3, PSLO 4) Measured by: reading-based discussions; case studies; and exams based on readings.
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.
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.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    •    Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

    •    No meals are allowed in the classroom without special permission.

    •    Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

    •    Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

    •    Students should turn their phones to vibrate before they enter the classroom.

    •    No cell phones should be visible during class without faculty permission.

    •    Use of tobacco products is prohibited on all LSC-PA properties at any time.



    Additional classroom policies include:

    Students and faculty of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Upward Mobility 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.



    The following behaviors will 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.



    The following expectations apply to all courses:

    •    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.

    •    Phone calls and/or text messages will 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, Upward Mobility 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, 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 are also expected to follow the guidelines and policies in the LSC-PA Upward Mobility Nursing Student Handbook.



    If a student is unable to maintain these expectations or stated program requirements, dismissal from the program may occur.

Additional Information
Important Information
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.
Copyright Violations 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 materials 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 Shakespeares 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 Statement 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 programs.

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 wont use your data.

Whats the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PAs assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice 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.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrars Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrars office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the My Services tab.

  3. Click on the Student tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on Generate New Evaluation at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

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-PAs efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 
Printer Friendly Syllabus