Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: VNSG-1234- Section: 1
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|Description||Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and developmental needs utilizing the nursing process.|
Course Prerequisites VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health and Illness I
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology
VNSG 1204 Foundations of Nursing
Course Student Learning Outcomes In accordance with the mission of Lamar State College-Port Arthur, this course assists students to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for success as a vocational nurse. VNSG 1234 Pediatrics provides educational experiences that offer opportunities for students to:
1. Identify safety principles related to child care. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: exams and discussions based on readings; clinical simulations; observed clinical rotations; case studies
2. Identify common childhood illnesses. (PSLO Alpha) Measured by: discussions and exams based on assigned readings, current literature and internet news
3. Utilize the nursing process to provide safe care for the well or ill child. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: case studies and care plans; discussions based on reading assignments; simulations and clinical rotations
4. Apply concepts of growth and development when providing care to pediatric patients. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical rotation interactions based on assigned readings, class discussions, simulations and case studies
5. Discuss nursing care of pediatric patients and their families in various settings. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: discussions based on readings; case studies and care plan exercises; clinical interactions
6. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the vocational nurse in administering medications to pediatric patients. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 4) Measured by: discussions and exams based on assigned readings and nurse practice act; skills check-offs and simulations; observed clinical interactions and experiences
Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes Reading: Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.
Writing: Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.
Speaking: Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.
Listening: Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.
Critical Thinking 1: Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.
Critical Thinking 2: Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.
Computer Literacy 1: Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.
Computer Literacy 2: Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.
Intercultural Competence 1: Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.
Intercultural Competence 2: Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.
Intercultural Competence 3: Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.
|Program 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 scope of practice for a vocational nurse.
PSLO 2. Demonstrates safe, direct patient care with individuals who have predictable health care needs.
PSLO 3. Exhibits professional nursing behaviors.
PSLO 4. Cooperate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based care.
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
Required Textbooks Williams, Linda, Hopper, Paula, (2019) Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (6th ed.).Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN # 9780803668980
Hopper, Paula, Williams, Linda, (2019) Study Guide for Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (6th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN #978080366900
Burton, M., Smith, D. Ludwig, L. (2019). Fundamentals of Nursing Care, Concepts, Connections and Skills for Nursing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
ISBN # 9780803669062
Burton, M., Smith, D. Ludwig, L. (2019). Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing Care, Concepts, Connections and Skills for Nursing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN #9780803669079
Linnard-Palmer, Luanne. Coats, Gloria, (2017). Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis ISBN #9780803624948
Linnard-Palmer, Luanne. Coats, Gloria, (2017). Study Guide for Safe Maternity and
Pediatric Nursing Care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis
Doenges, Marilyn E., Moorhouse, Mary Frances, Murr, Alice C., (2019).Nurse’s
Pocket Guide-Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales (15th
ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN #9780803676442
Van Leeuwen, Anne M., Bladh, Mickey Lynn, (2019). Comprehensive Manual of
Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests (8thed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
Vallerand, April Hazard, Sanoski, Cynthia A., (2019). Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses
(16thed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
Cuellar, Tina, (2018) HESI Comprehensive review for the NCLEX-PN Exam
(5th ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier
Online HESI Case Studies: Complete PN Collection (2 Year Version)
Swiftriver Online-Purchase information to follow
NCLEX® PN Pass Point: Please note: No other NCLEX® PN Review will be accepted. You must use the NCLEX® PN Pass Point access code provided to you for this class.
Pass Point access code for this VNSG 1234 Class: ¬¬¬¬ TBA
Please Note! Any Computer program must be accessed using your Lamar email unless otherwise instructed
Recommended Textbooks U-World Online Computer Program
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates
Intro Pedi, Infant, Toddler, Pre-K
School Age, Adol
Blood & Lymph
Abused Child/Mental Health
06/29/21 Exam I TBA
07/13/21 Exam II TBA
08/03/21 Exam III TBA
08/05/21 HESI TBA
08/12/21 Final Exam TBA
|Final Exam Date||August 12, 2021 - 8:0 AM Through August 12, 2021 - 10:0 AM|
|Grading Scale||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 prerequisite courses will be included on exams as appropriate.
3. The Comprehensive Final Exam 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.
5. 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”.
6. No make-up unit exams will be administered. The numerical grade attained on the comprehensive Final exam will be substituted for any missed unit exam(s)
7. Test grades will not be available for a minimum of 24* post-test.
8. If a student scores less than a 75 on a unit examination, the student is required to make an appointment with an instructor prior to the day before 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. Failure to complete a formal test review with an instructor prior to the next exam may result in five points off of the next exam.
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 in writing within 48 hours of review of the exam. Disputed test items must be submitted by student along with proposed answer supported by documentation from the current textbook and handouts.
11. The Final exam grade will be weighted 30% of final grade.
12. Any assignment or exam submitted without a student’s name will not receive credit.
13. The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the course:
Exam I - 16%
Exam II - 16%
Exam III - 16%
Pedi Hesi - 12%
Final - 35%
TOTAL = 100%
14. An average of 75% or greater is necessary to pass the course.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw June 21, 2021- last day to drop / withdraw & still receive a Q/W even if failing – last day to petition for no grade. After this date, if a student withdraws, an “F” will be recorded for the course.
August 9, 2021 - last day to drop/withdraw from semester with academic penalty.
Facility Policies • Tobacco products are not allowed on campus.
• 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 should be visible during class.
• No “Smart” watches are allowed during exams
Additional classroom policies include:
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:
1. I understand that promptness is expected. I will be on time for the beginning of all classes on campus or virtually and will return from breaks promptly.
2. I understand that I am expected to come to theory and lab experiences prepared and present myself as a sincere, adult learner.
3. I will exhibit appropriate netiquette when attending class, lab or clinical sessions virtually to include at a minimum: will return phone calls and/or text messages only during scheduled breaks.
4. I will keep cell phones on vibrate in classroom and off and out of reach during testing and test reviews. In the event of an emergency, your family should contact you through AH Secretary, VN Coordinator, or Department Chair.
5. I agree that on-campus computers will only be used for classroom work.
6. I agree that all information shared by other students and instructors will remain confidential.
7. I will not repeat or discuss what is shared with anyone.
8. I agree that I will not engage in ‘side-bar’ discussions.
9. I agree that I will direct my comments to the front of the room.
10. I agree to participate in all discussions, activities, and exercises.
11. I agree to be open to new ideas and experiences.
12. I agree to take risks and step outside of my comfort zone.
13. I agree to maintain a positive attitude.
14. I agree to give supportive feedback and make corrections without belittling anyone.
15. I agree to suspend judgment and be responsible for my actions.
16. I agree to be responsible for learning as much as I can from this experience.
17. I agree to ask for what I need from my instructors.
18. I agree to get better acquainted with my fellow students so we can all identify ways to support one another, work together as a team and develop professionally.
19. I agree to follow the guidelines and policies in the LSC-PA Vocational Nursing Student Handbook.
Should I be 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 and/or leave the classroom, lab or virtual sessions:
• Inappropriate/disruptive use of electronic devices
• talking while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions/presentations
• displaying a rude or negative attitude/behavior to the instructor or other students
These behaviors may result in THE LOSS OF 5 POINTS ON THE NEXT EXAM!
Attendance Policy This class will be a hybrid class and will consist of online & in class lectures, labs, and assignments.
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 faculty may be dropped from the program by the Program Director.
3. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the scheduled starting time of class (3 or more times) will be counseled and a plan of action determined which could include 5 points taken off the next exam. 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 or delay from scheduled activities PRIOR TO scheduled class sessions. 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. Students who arrive after an exam starts, but before it ends may take the exam without penalty. They are given no additional time.
|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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the Student Handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty. These policies will be strictly enforced. Additional policies for this course are listed below:
Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of scholastic dishonesty are prohibited and are grounds for disciplinary action according to the LSC-PA Student Handbook. Anyone who copies more than six consecutive words from a source and does not document the source has committed plagiarism. Students guilty of academic misconduct either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. In addition, to other possible disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed through the regular LSC-PA procedures as a result of academic misconduct, the instructor has the authority to assign an F or a zero for the exercise or examination or to assign an F in the course. Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, smart watches and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations or upon review of exams unless the Special populations’ coordinator has determined that such a device is a reasonable accommodation for a disability. Under any other circumstances, the use of an electronic device during an examination shall be considered academic dishonesty, and will result in appropriate sanctions as outlined in the Course Syllabus, in the Faculty Handbook (Section IX-1) and in the Student Handbook (“Academic Dishonesty”)
TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING CHAPTER 213 PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
RULE 213.27 Good Professional Character:
(a) Good professional character is the integrated pattern of personal, academic and occupational behaviors which, in the judgment of the Board, indicates that an individual is able to consistently conform his or her conduct to the requirements of the Nursing Practice Act, the Board's rules and regulations, and generally accepted standards of nursing practice including, but not limited to, behaviors indicating honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, reliability, and integrity.
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 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.
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 Registrar’s 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 Registrar’s office is in Student Center 303B, and the phone number is 984-6165.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|