Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: VNSG-2410- Section: 1
Nursing in Health and Illness III
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|Description||Continuation of Nursing in Health and Illness II. Further study of medical-surgical health problems of the patient including concepts such as mental illness. Incorporates knowledge necessary to make the transition from student to graduate vocational nurse.|
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 (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.
VNSG 1463 Clinical
Students must have a minimum grade of C or better in every course that applies to the Vocational Nursing Certificate plan to graduate.
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.
* 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
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.
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 checkoffs; 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 checkoffs 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
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
Gorman, L. M., & Anwar, R. (2018). Neeb's mental health nursing (5th ed.). F.A. Davis. ISBN #978-1-8036-6913-0
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).Nurses 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 Drug Guide for Nurses (16th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
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 2410 class: 130FD816
Please Note! Any Computer program must be accessed using your Lamar email unless otherwise instructed
RECOMMENDED: UWorld Online program
Cuellar, Tina, (2018) HESI Comprehensive review for the NCLEX-PN Exam (5th ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier
Silvestri, L. A. (2016). Saunders Comprehensive Review NCLEX-PN (6th Ed.). St.
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). 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, (2021). Study Guide for Safe Maternity and
Pediatric Nursing Care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis ISBN #9780803624955
Week 1: Review 2410 Syllabus/Objectives, Central Line Lecture, Central Line Practice & Check-off, Hematology Lecture, Math Review, Math Exam 1, BON Paperwork, Respiratory Lecture
Week 2: Clinical Orientation, Facility Orientation, Mental Health Lecture 1, Math Exam 2, Fundamental Exam
Week 3: Clinical week 2, 2410 Exam 1, Math Exam 3
Week 4: Clinical Week 3, Mental Health Lecture 2, Jurisprudence/TPAPN, Jurisprudence Exam
Week 5: Clinical Week 4, Cardiac Lecture
Week 6: Clinical Week 5, 2410 Exam II, Eye and Ear
Week 7: Hurst Review, Neuro Lecture, Trach Care & Suction Lecture
Week 8: Exam 3, Mental Health Lecture #3
Week 9: Trach Care & Suction Practice and Check off, Final Skills Check-off, Renal
Week 10: 2410 Exam IV, Reach HESI Final Exam, Professionalism Day, Pinning/Graduation
Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the Program Coordinator
Date: 06/24/21 Exam I Time: 0800
Date: 07/15/21 Exam II Time: 0800
Date: 07/29/21 Exam III Time: 0800
Date: 08/09/21 Exam IV Time: 0800
Date: 08/11/21 Reach Final exam Time: 0800
Pass Point assignments are due on an ongoing basis as scheduled.
|Final Exam Date||July 11, 2021 - 8:00 AM|
|Grading Scale||90-100 = A 80-89 = B 75-79 = C 74-60 = D Below 60 = F|
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 75" on a unit examination, the student is required to make an appointment with an instructor prior to 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 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 72 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.
12. Registration and Payment of Fees for Required resources are considered as a Pass or Fail Assignment. If the student does not register and pay for these at the scheduled time, the student will receive a Failure for VNSG 2410 course and thus be dropped from the class and VNSG 1463 clinical co-requisite course.
The following method will be used to determine each student’s grade in the
Purchase of Required Resources by Deadlines Pass/Fail Assign
Daily/Computer Work 5% Grade
Exam I 13.75% Grade
Exam II 13.75% Grade
Exam III 13.75% Grade
Exam IV 13.75% 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.
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
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.
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 a Zero for that assignment.
|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.|
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• 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, Media 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, Media players, laptop computers, audio listening devices; such as earphones, Bluetooth and headphones, should be visible during class and/or exams unless specifically allowed by the instructor.
• 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.
If a student is unable to maintain these expectations or stated program requirements, dismissal from the program may occur.
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, 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:
1. (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.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|