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Theoretical Foundations in Nursing

Course Details

Course Number
NURS 5103
Section Number
NURS 5103
Semester
Spring 2014
Location
Online
Days & Times

Course Description:

A foundational course that provides students with an opportunity to examine philosophical and theoretical bases for advanced nursing practice. Selected concepts, health related models and nursing theories are analyzed.

Course Seminars:

The faculty will meet with students using a virtual online platform called Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called Illuminate) from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the following dates:

January 16

January 30

February 13

February 27

March 27

April 10

April 24

Students are not required to attend all of these virtual meetings; however, all students must select at least three virtual meetings to attend during the semester.  Faculty will attend and be available for discussion and questions.

Professor
Dr. Karen Polvado (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Objectives:  Participants in this course will have the opportunity to:

 

Objective

AACN Essentials

NLN Core

  1. Differentiate theory, model, framework and philosophy

V.1

VII.A

  1. Analyze practice through the lens of selected organizing frameworks

V.2

VII.A

  1. Evaluate contemporary theories for practice implications

V.1

VII.A

  1. Integrate philosophy, science, and law into the development of a framework for nursing praxis.

V.3

I. F&G

 

Course Expectations

Student Responsibilities and Class Requirements:

Students are accountable for policies regarding graduate nursing programs and completion of requirements for all graduate students as stated in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook.  Students are responsible for making appointments with faculty concerning class assignments as necessary.  This is an online class and students are expected to access the course via Desire2Learn on a regular basis for updates and information.  All course requirements must be met in order to pass the course.

Grading Standards

Evaluation:

  1. Practice Observation Paper

35%

  1. Course Discussion Participation

30%

  1. Quizzes

30%

  1. Syllabus Quiz

5%

Total

100%

 

Grading Scale:

90-100

A

80-89

B

74-79*

C

65-73*

D

64 and lower*

F

* Refer to the Progression Policy in the MSU Graduate Catalog

 

Submission Format Policy

Submitting assignments. Attach your assignments as Word documents when you post them in the Dropbox section of Desire2Learn.  Please make sure your assignments are in Word 2007 or newer.  Always keep a copy of your assignments for your own records.  All assignments should be submitted in the format required.  APA format is required.


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.
Late Paper Policy

Late assignment policy:  Assignments submitted between 5:01 pm and midnight on the due date will receive a 5 points deduction.  Assignments received after midnight on the due date will receive a zero (0).  Students may request an extension by contacting the faculty via email prior to the due date and time.  Extensions will not be granted on or after the due date.

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.

Other Policies

Instructor Drop:

An instructor may drop a student any time during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent attitude, or for disruptive conduct.  The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to dropping the student from the class. An instructor’s drop of a student takes precedence over the student-initiated course drop of a later date. The instructor will assign a grade of either WF or F through the 8th week of a long 45 hours semester, the 6th week of a 10 week summer term, or the 11th class day of a 4 or 5 week summer term consisting of 20 days.  After these periods the grade will be an F.  The date the instructor drop form is received in the Office of the Registrar is the official drop date.

Academic Dishonesty:

All students are expected to pursue their scholastic careers with honesty and integrity.  Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test or other course work, plagiarism (offering the work of another as one’s own), and the unauthorized collaboration with another person.  Students found guilty of dishonesty in their scholastic pursuits are subject to penalties that may include suspension or expulsion from the University.

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

NURS 5103 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct.  In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity.  A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct.  A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

Many components of NURS 5103 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many resources available including online Desire2Learn course resources, internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives.  This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.

All components of NURS 5103 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) the use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person.  The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism.

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.