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Basic Nursing Care and Clinical

Course Details

Course Number
3243/3253
Section Number
3243/3253
Semester
Fall 2017
Location
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
108
Days & Times

MW 0800 to 1020

Professor
Dr. Robin Lockhart (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

AACN Essentials

DEC Competencies

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

1.  Apply the nursing process in the care of individuals

II, VI, VII

I  – A, B

II  – A, B, C, D, E, F, G III – A

2.  Demonstrate competence in performing basic nursing skills throughout the life span.

II, VII

I  - A, B

II  - A, D

III  - A, B, D

3.     Integrate knowledge of research and higher education concepts when planning nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.

III, VIII, IX

II - A

4.  Integrate teaching-learning concepts when planning nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.

VII, IX

II - G

5.  Apply verbal, non-verbal and  written communication skills when providing nursing care for individuals from

diverse cultures.

IV, VI, IX

IV - D

 

Course Expectations

CLINICAL COMPETENCY EVALUATIONS

 

Clinical Evaluation

Clinical performance is evaluated using the posted rubric and the skills component of the Competency Transcript. Scoring an "unsatisfactory" rating on any section of the end-of-semester rubric results in clinical failure. Students must successfully complete the clinical component of the course to successfully complete the course. Scoring an unsatisfactory rating on the clinical component of the course results in a grade of "F" for the course and clinical.

 

Dosage Calculation Exam:

Dosage calculation is a program competency. There will be a comprehensive medication calculation exam as posted on the class calendar. All students will be required to pass the final comprehensive medication calculation exam, regardless of previous attempts. Students must score a minimum of 74% on the comprehensive medication calculation exam to successfully complete the clinical component of this course. Each student will be allowed up to two (2) attempts to achieve a passing score. This exam is administered on the computer using the SofTest software. Students will be allowed to use only the four-function calculator that is embedded in the electronic exam (no other electronic devices). Failure to receive a minimum score of 74% after two attempts will result in a clinical failure for the course with a resulting grade of "F" for the course.

 

Simulation Practicum

Students will complete a simulated experience at the end-of-semester. This experience consists of a randomly chosen nursing skill and a clinical judgment. It is evaluated using the posted rubric. Failure to receive a satisfactory rating after two attempts will result in a clinical failure for the course with a resulting grade of "F" for the course and the clinical component of the course.

 

 

 

Clinical Hours Breakdown

 

Clinical Orientation

 

1.      Each student is to complete 8 hours of clinical orientation (0830 to 1700).

2.      Students are to wear the approved dress code attire and bring pen, paper, watch with second hand, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

3.      Students are to bring a copy of the syllabus and the clinical paperwork form located on D2L.

4.      An hour of lunch on the students own time is scheduled during this time frame.

 

Simulation Experiences

           

1.      Each student is scheduled for six simulation experiences.

2.      Prior to each simulation experience, the student is to complete a pre-clinical assignment located on D2L. The student is to bring the completed assignment and the Competency Transcript with him/her to the experience.

3.      Students are to report to the simulation center at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled time (either 0745 to 1300 or 1245 to 1800), wearing the approved dress code attire, and in possession of the required supplies (Lab Pack, exam gloves, stethoscope, penlight, watch with a second hand, tape measure, and a pen.)

4.      These experiences complete 36 clinical hours.

5.      The student is to notify the Regional Simulation Center prior to the experience if the student needs to cancel the appointment and reschedule the experience.

6.      Rescheduling of simulation experiences is on an available basis. Should there be no option for the student to complete the simulation experience, then the student will need to seek the assistance of the clinical instructor to make-up the clinical hours.

 

Patient-care Experiences

 

1.      Each student is scheduled for six patient-care experiences.

2.      Prior to each patient-care experience, the student is to complete the pre-clinical assignment provided by his/her clinical instructor. The student is to bring the completed pre-clinical assignment.

3.      Clinical paperwork is available on D2L.

4.      Once a clinical experience is completed, the post-clinical DocuCare documentation is due by 1700 on Friday the week of the experience for the Tuesday groups and by 1700 the Monday after the clinical experience for the Thursday groups.

5.      Students are to report to the clinical agency at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled time (0745-1715), wearing the approved dress code attire, and in possession of the required supplies (stethoscope, penlight, watch with a second hand, tape measure, and a pen)

6.      The patient-care experiences include post-conference time with the student’s clinical instructor.

7.      A 30-minute lunch time will be provided during this time.

8.      These experiences complete 72 clinical hours.

9.      The student is to notify the clinical instructor prior to the experience if the student needs to cancel and reschedule the experience.

10.   Scheduling of clinical experiences is on an available basis, should there be no option for the clinical instructor to provide the experience, the student will receive a failing grade in the clinical component of the course and the classroom portion of the course due to not having completed all the required clinical hours. Every effort will be made to assist students in rescheduling clinical experiences missed due to legitimate reasons; however, the student should make every effort to attend clinical experiences as they are scheduled.

 

Math for Nurses

 

1.      Each student is scheduled at 0800 on five separate dates to report to Bridwell Hall 108 to complete a Math for Nurses Quiz using ExamSoft. The dates are listed on the course calendar.

2.      There is no dress code for these experiences.

3.      Each student should bring a computer with SofTest and the quiz downloaded and a pencil.

4.      The student is to complete the section assigned for the quiz from the Calculate with Confidence textbook prior to the quiz date as assigned below:

a.      Quiz 1: Chapters 13 Reading Medication Labels

Chapter 14 Dosage Calculation Using the Ratio Proportion Method

Chapter 17 Oral Medications

Chapter 18 Parenteral Medications

b.      Quiz 2: Chapter 19 Reconstitution of Solutions

Chapter 20 Insulin

Chapter 21 Intravenous Solutions and Equipment

Chapter 22 Intravenous Calculations

c.      Quiz 3: Chapter 23 Heparin Calculations

Chapter 25 Pediatric and Adult Dosage Calculations Based on weight

d.      Quiz 4: Chapter 24 Critical Care Calculations

Online tutorial: Dilution Techniques

e.      Quiz 5: Comprehensive pre-test

Practice quizzes on D2L

5.      Student will have two attempts to score at least a 74% on the Math for Nurses Exam.

6.      The Math for Nurses Exam will be administered on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 0800 to 1000 in Bridwell 108. The second administration will be Friday, December 8, 2017 from 1300 to 1500 in BH 108.

7.      These experiences complete 8 clinical hours.

 

vSims

 

1.      Each student will complete 10 vSims from the CoursePoint Plus resources.

2.      The vSims are listed on the course calendar throughout the weeks in order of the content being presented with the content covered on the case study.

3.      The student must complete 10 of the case studies by Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1700.

4.      The vSims are located in CoursePoint Plus and include:

a.      Parrish – nutrition

b.      Jacobson – mobility

c.      Griffin – asepsis and infection control

d.      Morrow – skin integrity and wound care

e.      Johnson – urinary elimination

f.       Hayes – bowel elimination

g.     Hernandez – oxygenation

h.      Ahmed – fluids and electrolytes

i.       Lin – perioperative

j.       Russell – safety

5.   A completed vSims includes pre-test, simulation experience, and post-test. You are not required to do the documentation or reflection assignments in vSims.

6.   These experiences complete 10 clinical hours.

 

Practicum and Clinical Evaluation

 

1.      Each student will be assigned to complete the Basic Practicum on either Tuesday, December 5, 2017 or Thursday, December 7, 2017 and receive a clinical evaluation.

2.      The Basic Practicum consists of a skill assessment and clinical judgment assessment.

3.      The student should be present at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled time, wearing the dress code attire, and in possession of the required supplies (exam gloves, stethoscope, penlight, watch with a second hand, tape measure, and a pen).

4.      Each student is to submit a copy of the completed competency transcript to the clinical instructor on the day of the practicum.

5.      Clinical evaluation is completed by the clinical instructor using the form provided on D2L.

6.      The Basic Practicum and Clinical Evaluation are pass/fail. Failure of either will result in an F for the course and the clinical.

7.      These experiences complete 1 clinical hour.

Grading Standards

Grading Scale  (There will be no rounding of grades)

90 - 100......................................................................................................................................... A

80 - 89.......................................................................................................................................... B

74 - 79.......................................................................................................................................... C

65 - 73.......................................................................................................................................... D

64 & Below................................................................................................................................... F

 

Grading NURS 3243 and 3253

*The final course grade will be calculated in the following manner:

**Exams (1st at 10%, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 20% each)

70%

**Final Exam

20%

***Course Activities

10%

Total

100%

Competency Evaluations (Clinical, Practicum and Math for Nurses Exam)

Pass/Fail

*There will be no rounding of grades

**Students must score at least a 74% average on the five objective exams in the course (4 exams and 1 final exam) to successfully complete the course. If students score less than a 74% average on the five objective exams, the average of the five objective exams will be the grade for both the course and the clinical components of the course.

***Once the student has scored at least a 74% average on the five objective exams, the average of the course activities will be added representing 10% of the grade.

Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection 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 Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Course Attendance

Students are encouraged to attend all lectures. Students may be dropped from the course for excessive absences per University policy.

Other Policies

Clinical Compliance Requirements

Students are expected to be compliant with current with immunizations, health insurance, liability insurance and CPR via Castlebranch for the entire semester. Failure to maintain compliance will result in academic withdrawal from the course. 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.