VNSG-2410-01 - Nursing Health-Ilness III
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer I 2018 Course Syllabus
VNSG-2410-01 - Nursing Health-Ilness III
|Semester||Summer I 2018|
|Instructor||Guidry, Electra Kathleen|
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|Course Description||Introduction to the general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the client across the lifespan and therapeutic interventions.|
VNSG 1409 Nursing in Health and Illness II,
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics
VNSG 1462 Clinical LPN 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 five years from point of graduation. Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in every course that applies to the Vocational Nursing Certificate plan to graduate.
deWitt, C. (2017). Medical-surgical Nursing Concepts and Practice (3nd ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
Morrison-Valfre (2013) Foundations of Mental Health Care (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
deWit, C. (2014). Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing (4th ed.). St Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
Pass Point NCLEXÂ® PN Review 5,000: Please note: No other NCLEXÂ® PN Review will be accepted. You must use the NCLEXÂ® PN Review 5,000 access code provided to you for this
Pass Point access code for this VNSG 2410 class: F96DA9D0
Online HESI Case Studies: Complete PN Collection (2 Year Version)
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 Vocational Nursing Program, but also passing the NCLEX-VN. 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.
1. It is the studentâ€™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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
5. It is the studentâ€™s responsibility to submit a completed â€˜student excuse formâ€™ upon return to class following an absence, tardy, or leaving class early. Failure to do so will result in a declaration of â€˜no call, no showâ€™ and may result in the student being dismissed from the program.
6. It is the studentâ€™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. Clinical uniforms are to be worn at all times while in the skills lab.
8. The program coordinator 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 74-60 = D 59 or Below = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
â€¢ Examinations are based on course objectives.
â€¢ Course content from the prerequisite courses will be included on exams as appropriate.
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ No questions may be asked during the exams. No hats/caps/hoodies/smart watches/personal possessions other than keys, earbuds, and a pencil may be brought in to the exam. Students who arrive after the exam starts, but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty. 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.
â€¢ A specified amount of time will be set for testing. 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.
â€¢ 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 studentâ€™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.
â€¢ Test grades will not be available for a minimum of 24 hours post-test.
â€¢ If a student scores less than 75% on a unit examination, it is highly recommended that the student 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.
â€¢ Any challenge to exam questions must be presented on provided form within 48 hours 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. During the exam review there should be no discussions with faculty or other students.
â€¢ Any assignment or exam submitted without a studentâ€™s name will not receive credit.
â€¢ Assignments such as Passpoint and Hesi Case Studies will not be accepted past the appointed deadline.
The Reach HESI exam is given as the final exam for VNSG 2410. A student must have a 74.5 average on the 4 unit exams in order to take final exam. All unit exams must be taken. Completion of the Reach HESI Exam with a prediction score of 900 or greater indicates that the student has a high probability of passing the NCLEX-PN.
The following method will be used to determine each studentâ€™s grade in the course:
Exam I 15% Grade
Exam II 15% Grade
Exam III 15% Grade
Exam IV 15% Grade
Total / 5 = 60% of Grade
REACH conversion score (VNSG 2410 Final) = 40% of Grade
A minimum average of 75%, independent of all other requirements, is necessary to pass the course.
|Final Exam Date||August 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM|
Date: 6/21/18 Exam I Time: 0800
Date: 7/12/18 Exam II Time: 0800
Date: 7/26/18 Exam III Time: 0800
Date: 8/07/18 Exam IV Time: 0800
Date: 8/13/18 Reach Final exam Time: 0800
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Review 2410 Syllabus/Objectives, Central Line/Lymph Lecture, BON Paperwork, Respiratory, Math Review 1463, Math Exam #1
Week 2: Central Line Practice, Trach Practice, Math Exam Review, Central Line Check-off, Trach Check- off, Fundamentals Exam, Math Exam #2, & Clinical Orientation
Week 3: Clinical Begins!!!, Mental Health Lecture # 1, Math Exam #3
Week 4: 2410 Exam I
Week 5: Cardiac Lecture
Week 6: 2410 Exam II, Mental Health Lecture # 2
Week 7: Annex by Appointment/ Recruiter
Week 8: Neuro
Week 9: 2410 Exam III, Jurisprudence/TPAPN & Mental Health Lecture #3
Week 10: Renal
Week 11: 2410 Exam IV, Professionalism, Resumeâ€™, Final Skills Check off, Clinical Evaluations
Week 12: Reach Exit 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 â€“ 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||
n accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, VNSG 1510 Nursing in Health and Illness III 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. Compare and contrast normal physiology of body systems to pathologic variations in the patient with common medical-surgical health problems. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2)) Measured by: reading-based discussions; exams based on readings; clinical case studies
2. Compare and contrast diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the patient with common medical-surgical health problems. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2) Measured by: reading-based discussions; exams; clinical case studies
3. Incorporate nutrition, drug therapy, and nursing interventions in safely implementing plans of care to meet the needs of the patient experiencing common medical-surgical health problems. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: reading-based scenarios; care plan activities; case studies; case studies; clinical simulations
4. Utilize the nursing process in safely caring for the patient with common medical-surgical health problems. (PSLO Alphaâ€™ PSLO 2; PSLO 4) Measured by: care plan activities; class and clinical discussion; case studies based on readings
5. Identify mental illness, treatment of common abnormal patterns of behavior, and related nursing interventions. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 3) Measured by: exams based on readings; class discussions; clinical interactions; case studies
6. 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
7. Describe the underlying principles of selected nursing skills using principles of safety and asepsis. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: discussions; based on readings; skills check-offs; clinical simulations; clinical rotation interactions
8. Demonstrate satisfactory performance of selected nursing skills using evidenced-based principles of safety and asepsis. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: skills check-offs; clinical simulations; clinical rotation interactions; discussions and clinical application of current practice in nursing based on online and in-class readings
9. Utilize learned skills and knowledge for transition from student to graduate vocational nurse. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: standardized and unit exams based on readings and discussions; clinical skills check-offs in lab and clinical setting; patient, family and healthcare team interactions; clinical observations and evaluations; case studies
10. 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: exams over comprehension of nurse practice act, current literature and class discussions; interactions in clinical setting
11. Identify priorities of care according to the patientâ€™s condition. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: class and clinical case study discussions; prioritization exercises and exam objectives; care plan activities; simulations
|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.
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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.|