House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus VNSG-1304-01 - Foundations of Nursing
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
VNSG-1304-01 - Foundations of Nursing
|Instructor||Brown, Carolyn G.|
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|Course Description||Introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical issues and role of the vocational nurse. Topics include mental health, therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process and holistic awareness.|
BIO 2401 & BIO 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology
NURA 1301 Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations I
NURA 1160 Clinical (VN 1410)
Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program
To graduate from the VN program it is required that you must complete either, Micro computers (COSC 1301), or Introduction to Computers (ITSC 1401) within four years prior to graduation.
Delmar/Cengage Learning (2009). Medical terminology student theater: an interactive
deWit, C. S. (2009) Fundamental concepts and skills for nursing (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Sanders.
Doenges, Marilynn E. (2010). Nurses Pocket Guide Diagnoses Prioritized Interventions & Rationales (12th ed.). Philadelphia: Davis
Eby, L. & Brown, N. J. (2009). Mental health nursing care (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ.: Prentice Hall.
Hodgson, B.B & Kizor, R.J (2010). Saunders nursing drug handbook 2010. St. Louis: Saunders.
Hill, S. S. & Howlett, H. S., Success in practical/ vocational nursing (6th ed.). St.
Langford, R.W. & Thompson, J.M. (2005). Mosby’s handbook of diseases (3rded.).St. Louis: Mosby.
Langford, R.W (2008). Mosby’s PDQ for LPN: nursing facts at hand (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby
Pagana, K.D. & Pagana, T.S. (2009). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory test (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby
Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary (21st ed.).(2009). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Policies for this course are described below:
1. Attendance at all scheduled classes is expected.
2. A student who is absent from class for 3 days may be withdrawn from theprogram by the program director.
3. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
4. Late arrival to class is disruptive. Students who consistently arrive after the
beginning of 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.
5. 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.
6. 6. Students who arrive after an exam starts but before it ends, may take the exam without penalty. They are given no additional time.
7. Lab jackets must be worn at all times while in the skills lab.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 74 = D Below 60 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
1. Examinations are based on course objectives.
2. Course content from prerequisite courses as well as previous nursing knowledge is included on exams, as appropriate.
3. The Comprehensive Final Exam must be taken.
4. There are three unit exams, medical terminology quizzes averaged for an additional unit exam, and a comprehensive final that counts as two exams, for a total of six grades. A minimum average of 75% on exams, independent of all other requirements, is necessary to pass the course.
5. Students are strongly encouraged to take exams as scheduled. The test will be set up for 80 seconds per question. No questions may be asked during exams. 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, the student must contact the instructor prior to the exam or within twenty-four (24) hours of the exam. No make-up unit exams will be administered. The numerical grade attained on the Final exam will be substituted for any missed unit exam(s).
6. 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.
7. Any challenge to exam questions must be presented in writing with documentation one week of review of the exam. Disputed test items must be submitted by student along with proposed answer supported by documentation from the current textbook, handouts and references.
8. The following method will be used to determine each students grade in the course:
Exam I Grade 18%
Exam II Grade 18%
Exam III Grade 18%
Exam IV (Medical Terminology Averages) Grade 10%
Final Grade 18%
Final Grade 18%
|Final Exam Date||December 9, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
Final Exam Date Date: 12-8-2011 Med. Term Final Time: 08:00
Date: 12-9-2011 Final Exam Time: 08:00
Major Assignments Date: 9-13-2011 Med. Term Time: 08:00 & 12:00
Date: 9-16-2011 Exam I Time: 08:00
Date: 9-26-2011 Med. Term Time: 08:00 & 12:00
Date: 10-7-2011 Med. Term. Time: 08:00 & 12:00
Date: 10-14-2011 Exam II Time: 08:00
Date: 10-27-2011 Med. Term. Time: 08:00 & 12:00
Date: 11-11-2011 Med. Term. Time: 08:00 & 12:00
Date: 12-2-2011 Exam III Time: 08:00
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1:Orientation, Syllabus & Stress & Coping
Week 2: Professional Integrity Testing Skills
Week 3: Legal & Ethical Issues
Week 4: Exam I
Week 5: Critical Thinking & Nursing Process
Week 6: Foundations of Psych. Psychosocial Theories & Therapeutic Relationships
Week 7: Therapeutic Communication
Week 8: Exam II
Week 9: Health & Wellness & Response to Illness
Week 10: TAVNE
Week 11: Growth & Development
Week 12: Cultural Diversity
Week 13: Time Management & Leadership Skills
Week 14: Thanksgiving
Week 15: Exam III
Week 16: Final Exam
Week 17:Med. Term Final
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|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:
1. Function within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of the nursing profession.
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.
3. Adopt an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
4. Cooperate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to
provide optimum, evidence-based, safe, care to patients.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
In accordance with the mission of LSC-PA, VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing 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. Identify roles and legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of a vocational
nurse as a member of the health care team in a variety of health care settings.
2. Identify characteristics of a therapeutic nurse/client relationship.
3. Examine positive mental health practices emphasizing cultural and spiritual diversity.
4. Relate the history of nursing to the present day.
5. Recognize the components of the nursing process related to primary nursing interventions.
1. Explain Medical Terms related to the Healthcare System.
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Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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