Lamar State College - Port Arthur

House Bill 2504

Summer I 2018 Course Syllabus

VNSG-2410-01 - Nursing Health-Ilness III

 
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Faculty Information
SemesterSummer I 2018
InstructorHare, Diane Lynn
Phone(409) 984-6358
E-mailharedl@lamarpa.edu
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365
E-mail:macneisb@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:As posted and by appointment
Building:Allied Health (AH)
Room:127
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Course Information
Course Number60643
Course Description Introduction to the general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the client across the lifespan and therapeutic interventions.
Course Prerequisites 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 BCIS (1305) or Introduction to Computers (ITSC 1401). Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in every course that applies to the Vocational Nursing Certificate plan to graduate.
Mandatory Co-requisite: VNSG 1463 Clinical    
Required Textbooks deWitt, C. (2017). Medical-surgical Nursing Concepts and Practice (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
Morrison-Valfre (2017) Foundations of Mental Health Care (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
deWit, C. (2018). Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing (5th ed.). St Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
NCLEX® PN Pass Point: Please note: No other NCLEX® PN Review will be accepted. You must use the NCLEX® PN Passpoint 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 Policy 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 the 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. Lab jackets are to be worn at all times while in the skills lab.
7. Simulation/Computer Lab Assignments are mandatory. Failure to attend will
result in Additional assignments.
Course Grading Scale 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 74-60 = D 59 or Below = 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 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. No hats/caps/hoodies/smart watches/personal possessions other than keys, earbuds, and a pencil may be brought in to the exam.
5.    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.
6.    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”.
7.    Test grades will not be available for a minimum of 24 hours post-test.
8.    If a student scores less than a 75 on a unit examination, the student is highly recommended to make an appointment with an instructor within one week after the 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 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.
11.    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 student’s grade in the
course:
Exam I     15% Grade
Exam II    15% Grade
Exam III    15% Grade
Exam IV     15% Grade
= 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   Through  August 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Major Assignments 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

Pass Point assignments are due on an ongoing basis as scheduled
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1: Review 2410 Syllabus/Objectives, Central Line/Hematology Lecture, Central Line Practice, Central Line Check-off, Respiratory,
Week 2: Trach Practice, Trach Check- off, Fundamental Exam, BON Paperwork, Mental Health Lecture # 1,
Week 3: Clinical Preparation, Clinical Orientation
Week 4: 2410 Exam I
Week 5: Cardiac Lecture, Exam I Review
Week 6: Practice REACH HESI Exam, Mental Health Lecture #2
Week 7: 2410 Exam II
Week 8: Neuro, Review 2410 Exam II, Eye & Ear
Week 9: 2410 Exam III, Jurisprudence/TPAPN
Week 10: Renal, 2410 Exam III Review, Mental Health Lecture #3
Week 11: 2410 Exam IV, 2410 Exam IV Review
Week 12: Reach Exit Exam , NCLEX-PN Review
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 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 LSC-PA, VNSG 2410 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 Alpha’ 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 patient’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.
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.

    •    No food products are allowed in the classroom.

    •    Effective, June 1, 2012, Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSC-PA) is a no smoking campus. Use of tobacco products is prohibited on all LSC-PA properties at any time

    •    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, ’smart’ watches, 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, ‘smart’ watches should be visible during class.



    •    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 Vocational Nursing Student Handbook.

    If a student is unable to maintain these expectations
Additional Information Students and faculty of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Vocational 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. If a student is unable to maintain these expectations or stated program requirements, dismissal from the program may occur.

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. Pre-course assignments may be required for admissions into class.
•    Phone calls and/or text messages should 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, Vocational Nursing 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, exam reviews, 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 Vocational Nursing Student Handbook.
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.

 
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