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Concepts in Clinical Reasoning and Judgment

Course Details

Course Number
NURS 4842
Section Number
NURS 4842
Semester
Spring 2016
Location
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
329
Professor
Marcy Beck (view Profile)
Course Objectives

1. Apply concepts learned throughout the program to clinical situations.

2. Use problem-solving approaches in recognizing and meeting client care needs.

3. Use the nursing process to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.

4. Apply clinical judgment skills in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

 

5. Implement effective communication, research and teaching-learning principles in providing nursing care.

6. Evaluate effective and non-effective nursing interventions in providing nursing care.

7. Examine the legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and spiritual issues related to the care of clients.

Course Expectations

 

Dates:

Evaluation Method

Weight of Assignment

Feb 15, Mar 07, Apr 18

Content Exams

75%

Feb 01, Feb 08, Feb 22, Feb 29, Mar 14, Apr 04, Apr 11

Dosage Calculation Quizzes (Average of 5 highest scores)

5%

Feb 08, Feb 22, Mar 07, Apr 04, Apr 18, Apr 25

NCLEX Mastery (Total of all 6 exams plus the mastery score.)

5%

May 02, 2016

Pharmacology Evolve Exam

15%

 

Grading Standards

Grading Scale:

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

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

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

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

64 and below ................................................................................................................................... F

Students must obtain an average of 74% on all exams (Class exams and Pharmacology Evolve exam) to pass the course.

 

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.

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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.

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