Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: VNSG-1230- Section: 11
Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Electra Guidry
E-mailguidryek@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6369
Office
Location:Allied Health - Room: 114
Hours:M-W clinical setting, office by appt, Th-Fri available 8-3
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family including childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium.
Prerequisites VNSG 1204 Foundations of Nursing
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics
VNSG 1261 Clinical LVN                     
VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health & Illness I
VNSG 1409 Nursing in Health & Illness II
VNSG 1462 Clinical LVN
To graduate from the VN program, it is required that you must complete either Microcomputers (BCIS1305) or Introduction to Computers (ITSC 1401) prior to graduation. Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in every course that applies to the Vocational Nursing Certificate plan to graduate.
Learning Outcomes Click here to enter text.    
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, VNSG 1230 assists the student to develop the particular skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success as a vocational nurse. Upon successful completion of Maternal Child Nursing, the student should be able to:
1.    Discuss the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the childbearing family. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: discussions based on assigned readings; clinical case studies; clinical simulations; clinical observations of patient and family interactions
2.    Discuss human reproduction and fetal development as related to the normal aspects of childbearing. (PSLO Alpha) Measured by: discussions based on assigned readings; exams; clinical objectives
3.    Utilize the nursing process to assist in planning the care of the childbearing family. PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 4) Measured by: care plans; class and clinical discussions; clinical interactions; case studies
4.    Compare and contrast normal physiology of reproductive systems to pathologic variations in the patient with common reproductive/sexual health problems. PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: discussions, clinical case studies; exams; clinical interactions following VN scope of practice
5.    Compare and contrast diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the patient with common reproductive/sexual health problems. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2) Measured by: clinical case studies; reading-based discussions; exams
6.    Identify common complications of the mother and newborn during prenatal, antenatal, and postnatal periods. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: clinical case studies; classroom discussions and exams based on readings
7.    Discuss and implement a plan of care for the patient requiring pain management during the intrapartum period. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2) Measured by: care plan assignments in clinical setting with instructor observations and evaluations; exams based on readings and discussions
8.    Relate characteristics of the normal newborn and associated nursing interventions to meet identified health care needs utilizing the nursing process. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: classroom and clinical discussions based on assigned readings; clinical objectives; clinical rotations and observations in nursery unit Identify, discuss and implement a plan of care for selected women?s health issues. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3) Measured by: care plan activities; clinical case studies; clinical observations and assisting in women?s specialty unit while providing care within VN scope of practice; unit exams
9.    Demonstrate satisfactory performance of selected nursing skills using principles of safety and asepsis. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: applications of theories of asepsis and infection control in clinical lab and facility settings; clinical evaluation of skills utilizing principles of safety
10.    Demonstrate satisfactory performance of selected nursing skills using principles of safety and asepsis. (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: applications of theories of asepsis and infection control in clinical lab and facility settings; clinical evaluation of skills utilizing principles of safety
11.    Demonstrate competency in medication administration and dosage
calculations. (PSLO 1; PSLO 3) Measured by: medication competency exam; observed medication administration in skills lab and clinical; discussions
12.    Identify priorities of care according to patient?s condition. (PSLO 1; PSLO 2; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: class and clinical case study discussions; prioritization exercises and exams; care plan activities; clinical simulations
13.    Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities inherent in the role of the vocational nurse (PSLO Alpha; PSLO 1; PSLO 3; PSLO 4) Measured by: discussions and exams over readings of Nurse Practice Act; current literature application; interactions in clinical setting
Core Objectives A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family including childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Topics include the physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium.
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
Textbooks 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.

Williams, Linda, Hopper, Paula, (2019) Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing (6th ed.).
Philadelphia: F.A. Davis ISBN # 9780803668980
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
Linnard-Palmer, Luanne. Coats, Gloria, (2021). Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care
(2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis ISBN #9780803624948
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 (16th
ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
Pass Point NCLEX? PN Review 5,000: Please note: No other NCLEX? PN Review will be accepted. You must use the NCLEX? PN Review 5,000 access code provided to you for this class Your CLASS CODE is: E86F29FC
Online HESI Case Studies: Complete PN Collection (2 Year Version)
Lecture Topics
Outline
Week 1: Review 1230 Syllabus Newborn #1Passpoint Neonate Mastery 5
Week 2: Postpartum, Passpoint Postpartum, Mastery 5
Week 3: Exam I
Week 4: Antepartum, Passpoint Antepartum, Mastery level 5
Week 5: STIís
Week 6: Exam II
Week 7: Male/Female Reproductive
Week 8: Intrapartum, Passpoint Intrapartum, Mastery level 5
Week 9: Exam III
Week 10: Final Exam

VNSG 1230 Course Objectives

1. Topic: Orientation to the Vocational Nursing Program
Didactic Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
a.    List sources of college and program policies.
b.    Discuss content of the course syllabus.
c.    Seek opportunities to ask questions concerning class content, and/or assignments.
d.    Distinguish how the Philosophy of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Vocational Nursing Program addresses beliefs regarding individuals, health, society, and nursing.

2. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for patients of various cultural and ethnic groups in the postpartum period and assisting in the care of the newborn.
Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience the student should be able to:
a.    Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of a postpartum patient in the hospital.
b.    Compare and contrast the care of patients of various cultural and ethnic groups in the postpartum period.
c.    Differentiate the medical and nursing management of postpartum women and the newborn.
d.    Describe nursing care to promote optimal nutrition of both the newborn and the lactating/postpartum mother.
e.    Identify goals for discharge planning and teaching of postpartum women and her infant.
f.    Describe the pathophysiology of the newborn at birth.
g.    Explain collaborative interventions of patients experiencing postpartum complications, including pharmacology, blood transfusions and emergency surgery in patients of various cultures and ethnic groups.
h.    Describe normal reflexes of the neonate, including the approximate age of their disappearance.    
i.    Identify assessment techniques of the newborn.
j.    Describe the pathophysiology and manifestations of the normal newborn.
k.    Summarize methods of preventing infection in newborn infants.
l.    Compare and contrast the difference between the pre-term and the low birth-weight newborn and the post-term and large for gestational age infant or the infant of a diabetic mother.
m.    Apply the nursing process as a framework for providing individualized care to postpartum patients of various culture and ethnic groups including maternal-infant bonding.
n.    Describe the pathophysiology and nursing care of commonly occurring congenital malformations.
o.    Identify diagnostic tests used to diagnose commonly occurring congenital malformations.
Differentiated Essential Competencies (DEC): I-A, B; II-A,B,C ,D, E,G, H; III-A,B,C,D,E,F; IV-A, B,C D, E

3. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in caring for patients of various cultural and ethnic groups who have sexually transmitted infections or other diseases of the male/female reproductive tract.
Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
a.    Describe puberty, specifically the development of secondary sexual characteristics in male and female adolescents.
b.    Identify the major structures of the reproductive systems of men and women and techniques of physical assessment of the systems.
c.    Summarize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of patients of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds with a disease of the reproductive tract.
d.    Summarize recommended screening procedures including lab, procedures and physical assessment used to diagnose disorders of the female and male reproductive system.
e.    Discuss use of the nursing process to assess needs, plan, implement individualized care, and evaluate responses for patients with disorders of the male and female reproductive system.
f.    Categorize the classifications, actions, side effects and nursing responsibilities of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of patients diagnosed with a disease of the reproductive tract.
g.    Identify goals for discharge planning, education, and rehabilitation of patients diagnosed with a disease of the reproductive tract.
h.    Relate nursing education strategies for patient and families of various cultures and ethnic groups on ways to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
i.    Follow policies in place for reporting communicable diseases
DEC: I-A, B; II-A,B,C ,D, E,G, H; III-A,B,C,D,E,F; IV-A, B,C D, E

4. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in assisting in the care of patients of various cultural and ethnic groups while in labor.
Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience the student should be able to:
a.    Summarize the normal process of childbirth: premonitory signs, mechanisms of birth, and the stages and phases of labor.
b.    Compare the effects and care of the patients of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds for the intrapartum patient.
c.    Summarize factors that influence a womanís comfort during labor.
d.    Discuss common types of childbirth preparation classes offered to childbearing families and the nursing role in each.    
e.    Identify nonpharmacologic methods of pain management for labor, including the nursing role for each.
f.    Categorize the classifications, actions, side effects, and nursing responsibilities of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of patients in the intrapartum period.
g.    Explain collaborative interventions for patients experiencing intrapartum complications of women of various cultures and ethnic groups.
h.    Summarize each stage of labor and the nursing management of each stage.
DEC: I-A, B; II-A,B,C ,D, E,G, H; III-A,B,C,D,E,F; IV-A, B,C D, E

5. Topic: Strategies used by the Vocational Nurse in assisting in the care of patients of various cultural and ethnic groups and their families during pregnancy.
Objectives: Upon completion of this learning experience, the student should be able to:
a.    Describe the mechanics of human fertilization and implantation; embryonic development; fetal development and maturation of the body systems; development of the placenta and the umbilical cord.
b.    Compare and contrast fetal circulation during the prenatal life to circulation post-delivery.
c.    Differentiate between subjective (presumptive) vs objective (probable) signs of pregnancy.
Major Assignments
Schedule
Date: 06/25/21 Exam I Time: 0800
Date: 07/16/21 Exam II Time: 0800
Date: 08/06/21 Exam III Time: 0800
Date: 08/10/21 Final Exam Time: 0800






Final Exam Date August 10, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  August 10, 2021 - 5:0 PM
Grading Scale 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 74-60 = D 59 or Below = F
Determination of
Final Grade
The following method will be used to determine each student?s grade in the course:
Exam I     20% Grade
Exam II     20% Grade
Exam III     20% Grade
Computer/Classroom Average/Passpoint 5% Grade
Final Exam 35% Grade

The 5% Daily grade will only be figured in if passing exams with a 74.5% average.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 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
Students are also expected to follow the guidelines and policies in the LSC-PA Vocational Nursing Student Handbook.
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, Media players, smart watches, 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, Media players, laptop computers, audio listening devices; such as earphones and headphones, should be visible during class and/or exams unless specifically allowed by the instructor.
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 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.
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.
Attendance Policy Students are expected to be in attendance of class, even if class time is on-line. There may be assignments required during lectures. Students should be available during their scheduled class time, There may be live assignments and discussions that the student is not exempt from even though the class is on-line. Lectures will be recorded for future reference, but an instructor may require an assignment during the scheduled class time. The scheduled class time for this class is Friday's from 0800-1100
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
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

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

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've 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 MyLSCPA.
Other Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
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
Students are also expected to follow the guidelines and policies in the LSC-PA Vocational Nursing Student Handbook.
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, Media players, smart watches, 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, Media players, laptop computers, audio listening devices; such as earphones and headphones, should be visible during class and/or exams unless specifically allowed by the instructor.
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 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.
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.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
E-mail:macneisb@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6365

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.