NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Principles of Nursing Practice

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Principles of Nursing Practice
    B. Course Number: NU 114 - 30409
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: W Th F -
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Armstrong, Cammie
    G. Office: McLean Hall (MC) 129C
    H. Email Address: CArmstrong@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2529
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program.
    M. Corequisite(s): NU113A Introduction to Nursing Concepts
    N. Class Location: MC136
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course introduces the nursing student to the application of concepts through clinical skills in seminar, laboratory, and/or the clinical setting. The course focuses on the principles of communication, assessment, safety, and specific nursing interventions including accurate calculation, measurement, and administration of medications. Different types and characteristics of communication used in professional practice are described. The student applies the concepts learned in Level I nursing courses to the care of the patient and implements the principles of safety during the performance of nursing skills in patient-based scenarios. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisite: Admission into the nursing program Corequisites: Introduction to Nursing Concepts, NU 113A

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is transferrable to other New Mexico nursing programs utilizing the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) statewide common curriculum. This course has no guarantee of transferability to another college or university that is not participating in NMNEC statewide common curriculum.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    TBA

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Course Grading Scale:
    Grading Scale Letter Grade
    90 – 100 A
    80 – 89 B
    77 – 79 C
    67 – 76 D
    0 – 67 F

    Course Grading Policy:
    A grade of 77 or higher is the minimum passing grade for nursing.

    A grade of C or higher is required for all nursing courses. The student must pass all nursing
    classes in sequence prior to taking courses in the following semester(s).

    The student receives exactly the earned grade: GRADES ARE NOT ROUNDED.

    VIII. Course Grading Policy:

    Grade Components for NU114 Grade % Distribution
    Pre Lecture Quizzes (25% of total grade)
    Quiz #1 5%
    Quiz #2 5%
    Quiz #3 5%
    Quiz #4 5%
    Quiz #5 5%

    Skills Cluster Exam Final (25% of total grade) 25%

    Dosage Calculation Exam (10% of total grade)
    1st attempt score 5%

    Lab/Clinical Assignments (5% of total grade)
    Fall Risk Brochure (Group Project with Peer Evaluation) 5%

    Skill/Lab Grade (30% of total grade)
    Safety Restraints and Medication Administration 10%
    Nutrition-NG tube 10%
    Vital Signs, pain, and O2 administration 10%

    Discussion Board Assignments (10% of total grade)
    Unit #1 2%
    Unit #1 2%
    Unit #2 2%
    Unit #3 2%
    Unit #4 2%

    ATI Learning Modules and Practice Assessment Pass/Fail
    ATI Skills Module & Quiz (Ticket to Skill Check off) Pass/Fail
    Documentation using SimChart Pass/Fail
    Course Objectives/Competencies Pass/Fail
    Clinical rotation - Formative Evaluation Pass/Fail
    Clinical rotation - Summative Evaluation Pass/Fail
    Psychomotor Skills Checklist Pass/Fail
    Total 100%

    Calculation of Course Grade:

    a. Pre Lecture Quizzes

    The student will be given proctored 10-20 question computer quizzes to assess preparation for upcoming unit material. Quizzes will be based on theoretical material and application of practical skills. These will be ‘pop quizzes’, therefore the students will not know when a quiz will be given. If a student misses a quiz, there will not be an opportunity to make it up. In this case, the student will receive a zero, no exceptions.

    b. Skills Cluster Exam Final

    For the skills cluster exam, students will randomly be assigned a simulated patient scenario, which involves the performance of a number of skills that were learned during the semester. Each of the selected skills in the skills cluster exam must be successfully demonstrated for faculty in order to pass the course (a second and third opportunity will be given, if needed). If the skills cluster is not passed by the third attempt, then the student will fail the course regardless of their overall course grade.

    Grading scale for skills:
    • Passed on 1st attempt-100%
    • Passed on 2nd attempt-85%
    • Passed on 3rd attempt-77%

    d. Course Assignments

    An assignment is considered to be, but not limited to the following:
    • Exams, care plans, journals, standardized exams (ATIs, etc.), pass/fail assignments, quizzes, posters, presentations, laboratory skills assessments and projects.
    • All assignments should be completed and submitted by due date and time.
    • If an assignment(s) is not completed by the due date, a failing grade may be earned and the grade may result in the student failing the course.


    Graded Assignments

    Late assignments (graded):
    o A late assignment is any assignment submitted after the scheduled due date and time. For example, if an assignment is due by 5:00 pm on a certain day but turned in after 5:00pm on that date, the assignment will be considered one day late.
    o Ten (10) points will be deducted from a late assignment grade for each day the assignment is late.
    o After 10 consecutive days, the student will receive a grade of “0” for the assignment; however, all late assignments must be satisfactorily completed and submitted.
    o All late (printed) assignments must be clocked-in using the time clock in the Nursing Program Office and the clock stamp must be performed in the presence of a nursing program employee. If the assignment was to be turned in on Canvas, the student must email the assignment to his/her instructor and it will be timed and dated according to the time and date the email was sent.
    o All late (printed) assignments must be initialed by a nursing program employee when turned in.
    o Printed assignments must be turned in during Nursing Program Office business hours.

    Exam scores will be posted to Canvas within 48 hours. Paper and presentation/project grades will require more time and grades will be posted within 10 class days of the assignment due date.


    Pass/Fail Assignments

    The student must satisfactorily complete all pass/fail assignments and achieve at least the designated minimum passing score for the assignment (if specified) in order to pass the course. Failure to complete all assignments in the course may result in course failure.

    A pass/fail assignment is one in which the student is required to complete by the designated due date. Additionally, Module Zero must be completed by the due date, for every course, every semester, no exceptions.

    For most pass/fail assignments, the assignment is considered “passed” when it is completed by the due date regardless of the achieved score. Some pass/fail assignments may have a designated score that must be achieved by the due date in order to pass; however, this score does not count in the overall grade for the course (these pass/fail assignments will be specified in the syllabus).
    If the assignment is not completed by the due date, it is considered “failed” and the following consequences will be assigned to the student:

    • 1st missed assignment:

    o The student will be placed on an action plan by his/her advisor and will be required to complete an alternate assignment by the specified time. This assignment will be related to the content of the assignment missed and may be in another format. If the alternate assignment is not completed by the specified time, it will count as the 2nd missed assignment (see below).

    • 2nd missed assignment:

    o Student will be placed on a learning contract by his/her advisor and will be required to write a paper on professionalism. A rubric and guidelines for the paper will be provided and must be followed. The learning contract will continue with the student throughout enrollment in the nursing program.

    • 3rd missed assignment:

    o Student will be required to meet with the Administrative Nursing Review Committee to discuss repetition of the unprofessional behavior. The student may earn a failing grade for the course and be unable to progress to the next level in the nursing program.
    Dosage Calculation Exam: (10%)

    A blueprint and sample questions will be provided for practice. There will be 25 fill in the blank type questions covering basic (oral/injectable) medication dosage calculations. Students must pass the dosage calculation exam with at least 90% accuracy. Students may retake the test once (a second opportunity will be given the next week, if necessary), however the initial score will be used in computing the overall course grade. This content is not taught during class time, and is the responsibility of the student to use the self-paced, Deborah Gray Morris, Calculate with Confidence workbook and complete all required sections as outlined in the acceptance letter.
    If the Dosage Calculation Exam is not passed with 90% accuracy by the second attempt, the student will fail the course, regardless of overall course grade.


    Students are expected to be familiar with the following:
    • Interpret medication orders and standard abbreviations needed for dosage calculations.
    • Convert within and between these measurement systems:
    o Metric:
     Convert weight between micrograms, milligrams, grams and kilograms
    o Volume between milliliters and liters
    o Metric to Household
    o Weight between pounds and kilograms
    o Volume between ounces and milliliters
    o Volume between teaspoons and milliliters
    • Calculate dosages of oral medications.
    • Calculate parenteral medication volumes and dosages.
    • Determine if an ordered amount is within a safe/recommended range.


    Fall Risk Assessment Brochure (5%)

    Students will be assigned to groups and must complete a Fall Risk Assessment. Specific project guidelines and a grading rubric will be discussed during class and posted to canvas in modules.


    Skills Labs/Simulations (Pass/Fail)

    It is mandatory that the student read the related material before the assigned labs. The student will need to bring the red skills bag and wear the NMJC nursing uniform to lab. During lab, the student will participate in a variety of activities, including observing, practicing, and participating in simulated scenarios and documentation to prepare the student to care for patients. Open lab times will be available on designated Fridays for additional skills practice and/or 2nd and 3rd attempt skills check offs.

    The student is required to attend all scheduled labs (see schedule). If there is an extenuating circumstance and the student needs to be late or miss a lab, the student must notify the faculty at least 2 hours before the lab. All missed labs will be made up at the discretion of faculty.

    Food and drinks are not allowed during specific skills practice to comply with OSHA requirements and all electronic devices need to be on silent mode.

    Skills Check-offs/Psychomotor Skills Checklist (30%)
    These are timed Skills Check-offs. They will involve skills learned during clinical/simulation lab. Time will be allotted during clinical/simulation lab to practice the skills. The following grades will be given:

    • Passes on 1st attempt-100%
    • Passes on 2nd attempt-85%
    • Passes on 3rd attempt-77%

    The “ticket to class”, as explained below, must be brought for all Skill-Check-offs. All of the Skills-Check-offs must be completed successfully. The student will have 3 opportunities to pass. If the student is unsuccessful on the 3rd attempt of any of the Skills-Checkoffs, the student will fail the course.
    Wear your school uniform on check-off (test) days. This testing provides a learning experience for students to practice skills prior to providing direct patient care in the clinical setting.
    Each skill is practiced in simulation lab. There will be non-invasive as well as invasive skills. Only specified invasive skills (such as accu-checks) are allowed for practice on other students and only under the direct supervision of the nursing faculty. Each student will need to sign a release of liability for such skills. If a release is not signed, the student will not be allowed to practice such skills on another student. No invasive procedures are allowed to be performed outside the nursing simulation lab. All skills must be correctly demonstrated.

    Discussion Board Assignments (10%)

    Students will be required to participate in discussions that are posted by the instructors. There will be five of these discussions during the semester. Students will be expected to post an initial response (250-300 words), followed by two responses (150-200 words) to other student’s posts. Students must wait at least 24 hours after posting their first response to another student, before posting their second response.

    ATI skill modules Ticket to class (Pass/Fail and required score)

    Each skill is assigned an ATI skills module. The module and quiz must be completed prior to participating in lab. The quiz must be successfully passed at 90% and a copy of the quiz must be presented to faculty at the beginning of each lab (see course schedule for due dates). If the student does not bring the quiz results to check-off lab, the student will not be able to perform the skill check-off and will receive a failure. Student may also be placed on an action plan for unprofessional behavior. These assignments are pass/fail.

    ATI Learning Modules, Tutorials, and Practice Assessments (Pass/Fail)

    There will be various learning modules (Nurses Touch and Real Life) and practice assessments (Nurses Touch) associated with the concepts for this course. Some of the modules may be done in class as a group, while others may be assigned as homework. These will be pass/fail activities. Refer to schedule for assigned learning modules and practice assessments. For the practice assessments, there will be required remediation and guidelines will be provided. These assignments are pass/fail.

    Documentation using SimChart (Pass/Fail)

    The student must complete all assigned documentation using SimChart. Specific guidelines will be discussed during class. These assignments are pass/fail.

    Clinical Evaluations - Formative and Summative (Pass/Fail)

    Student clinical requirements must be up to date BEFORE the semester begins to obtain entrance into clinical agencies. Students will take care of patients across the lifespan at a beginning level in the simulation lab and in clinical rotations. Remember it is imperative to follow HIPAA regulations! The clinical experiences may be arranged at various locations off campus. At clinical agencies, students must wear the NMJC nursing uniform. No jackets, coats, hoodies, or sweaters may be worn into the clinical setting. Students may wear a black lab coat over clinical uniform if needed for warmth. The lab coat must comply with NMJC Student Nurse Dress Code as outlined in the NMJC Student Nurse Handbook. All electronic devices need to be on silent mode. Students will perform the basic assessments and interventions learned so far and then document them in the academic electronic health record.

    Clinical Rotations (see calendar for dates)
    The clinical rotations will be in a long-term care facility. Students will only be allowed to perform skills that have been passed in simulation lab. Students who have not met all clinical requirements and who have not completed and passed all skills check-offs (including the skills cluster exam) will not be allowed into the clinical setting. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please refer to NMJC Student Nurse Handbook for clinical requirements.

    Students must attend all scheduled clinical (see schedule). See Student Nurse Handbook for clinical attendance policy.

    Halfway through and at any time deemed necessary throughout the semester, students will complete the Formative Clinical Evaluation and submit it electronically through Canvas. The faculty will complete the faculty section and return it to the student. At the end of the semester, the student will complete the Summative Clinical Evaluation, and each of the 16 course competencies needs to be at a developing level or above to successfully pass the course. If any competency is unsatisfactory at the end of the semester, the course will not be passed. A student may be removed from clinical during the semester for an unsafe clinical practice as outlined in the Student Handbook.

    Each form (Formative/Summative) must be submitted through Canvas Assignment Tool as a Word document.

    If the student fails clinical/simulation lab, a grade of 'F' will be earned for the course, regardless of their other grades.
    STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR EXACT EARNED GRADE. GRADES ARE NOT ROUNDED (Ex. A 76.9% will not be rounded to a 77%).
    Student must receive a grade of 77% (C) or better in order to pass the course.

    Incomplete Grade
    - See Student Nurse Handbook

    Progression to Level II, Semester II of the Nursing Program

    The student must achieve a final course grade of 'C' (77%) or higher for NU103A, NU114, and NU113A to be eligible to progress to Level 2, Semester 2 of the nursing program.

    IX. General Course Assignment Policies
    - See Student Nurse Handbook
    X. Class and/or Laboratory Attendance and Tardy
    - See Student Nurse Handbook
    XI. Examination Policies
    - See Student Nurse Handbook
    XII. Student Advising and Portfolio
    - See Student Nurse Handbook
    XIII. Institutional Student Learning

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Level 1
    Upon successful completion of Level 1, the student will:
    1. Recognize their own values, beliefs, and attitudes and related to health and wellness.
    2. Recognize and identify patient safety issues and risks.
    3. Introduce an evidence-based approach to their professional nursing practice across the lifespan.
    4. Identify policies and procedures application to nursing practice in the health care delivery system.
    5. Communicate to identify roles and values of the health care team.
    6. Access information and apply to patient scenarios.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    1.Express one’s own values, beliefs and attitudes in a respectful manner.
    2.Identify potentially harmful situations.
    3.Identify near misses and clinical errors.
    4.Perform identified skills to promote patient safety.
    5.Perform medications administration safely and accurately.
    6.Perform medication calculations safely and accurately.
    7.Verbalize awareness of patient/family preferences and values.
    8.Identify and compare various communication styles.
    9.Identify interpersonal communication styles for the situation.
    10.Identify appropriate advocacy role related to patient safety using nursing interventions.
    11.Demonstrate effective collaboration with peers in the learning environment.
    12.Demonstrate effective communication with peers and faculty.
    13.Identify own areas for personal and professional growth.
    14.Identify or discuss the differences in the roles of health care team members.
    15.Document interventions using available technology.
    16.Select appropriate equipment for use in patient care.

  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week

    Day

    Time

    Unit

    Instructor/Content/Assigned Reading/Assignments

    08/21/2017

    Monday

    0900-1200

     

    Orientation- Stine and all level 1 Faculty

    o   Required reading; NMJC Student Nurse Handbook

     

    08/22/2017

    Tuesday

    1300-1700

     

    ATI, Pearson, WEPA orientation-

    o   Bring activation code

     

    08/23/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1200

     

    Canvas and Syllabus

    o   Required reading:

    o   NU114 Syllabus

    o   Assignments-

    o   ATI Critical Thinking Exam (proctored during class)

    o   Start Communication (Charting) in SIM chart ex. SOAP notes)

    o   ATI Nurse’s Touch: Professional Communication: Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    o   ATI Nurse’s Touch: Becoming a Professional Nurse: Module 4

    o   ATI Learning System: Communication Test 1 and Final

    ·         Required reading-

    o   Potter and Perry: Chapter 24, 25, & 26, pgs. 316-372

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Ch.2 and 32

    o   ATI RN Mental Health: Ch. 3

    08/24/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1130

    1300-1530

     

    Continue with Communication and start

    Safety Part 1

    ·         Required reading

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapters 10,11

    o   Potter and Perry: Handwashing/Hygiene pg 458-461, and 472 and top of 473.

    o   Gloving/PPE pt 461-bottom of 465

    o   Skill 29-11, pg. 412-463; pg. 1227 look at step 7

     

     

     

     

    Assignments:

    o   ATI RN Targeted Med-Surg: Perioperative (must remediate to 90%)

    o   ATI Real Life: C-diff

     

     

    08/30/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1130

     

    Safety Part 1 PPE/Handwashing- Teaching and Practice

    ·         Required reading

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapters 10,11

    o   Potter and Perry: Handwashing/Hygiene pg 458-461, and 472 and top of 473.

    o   Gloving/PPE pt 461-bottom of 465

    o   Skill 29-11, pg. 412-463; pg. 1227 look at step 7

     

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI RN Targeted Med-Surg: Perioperative (must remediate to 90%)

    o   ATI Real Life: C-diff

     

    08/31/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1130

    1300-1500

     

    Safety Part 2 Medication Administration and Restraints-

    Teaching and practice in stations

    ·         Required reading:

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapters 46,47, 48, 50, 51, 52

    o   Potter and Perry: Chapter 32, pg. 609-685 (do not include IV administration)

    o   Leifer: pg. 499-513

    o   Potter and Perry Pg. 391-392, 399-403

    o   ATI RN fundamentals: CH. 12, 13

    §  Ch. 12, pgs. 100-110

    §  Ch. 13, pgs 111-123

    ·         Assignments

    o   ATI dosage calculations:

    §  Safe Dosage

    §  Medication administration

    §  Oral Medications

    §  Injectable Medications

    §  Powdered Medications

    §  Dosage by weight

    §  Pediatric medications

     

     

     

    09/01/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Open Lab

    09/06/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1130

    1300-1500

     

    Safety Part 2 Medication administration safety Continued- Teaching and practice in stations

    ·         Required reading:

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapters 46,47, 48, 50, 51, 52

    o   Potter and Perry: Chapter 32, pg. 609-685 (do not include IV administration)

    o   Leifer: pg. 499-513

    ·         Assignments

    o   ATI dosage calculations:

    §  Safe Dosage

    §  Medication administration

    §  Oral Medications

    §  Injectable Medications

    §  Powdered Medications

    §  Dosage by weight

    §  Pediatric medications

     

    09/07/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1130

    1300-1500

     

    Safety Part 2 Medication administration safety Continued- Teaching and practice in stations

    ·         Required reading:

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapters 46,47, 48, 50, 51, 52

    o   Potter and Perry: Chapter 32, pg. 609-685 (do not include IV administration)

    o   Leifer: pg. 499-513

    ·         Assignments

    o   ATI dosage calculations:

    §  Safe Dosage

    §  Medication administration

    §  Oral Medications

    §  Injectable Medications

    §  Powdered Medications

    §  Dosage by weight

    §  Pediatric medications

     

    09/08/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Open Lab

    09/13/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1200

    1300-1600

     

    Safety Part 2 Check offs

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI skills module Due at time of check off-

    §  Medication administration 1, 2, 3 (must have at least 90%)

    ·         Review:

    o   Saunders NCLEX-RN- Practice answering questions and study rationales on unit 3 content.

    09/14/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1200

    1300-1600

     

    Safety Pt. 2 Check offs

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI skills module Due at time of check off-

    §  Medication administration 1, 2, 3 (must have at least 90%)

    ·         Review:

    Saunders NCLEX-RN- Practice answering questions and study rationales on unit 3 content.

    09/15/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Open Lab

    09/20/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1230

     

    1ST Dosage Calculations

    Start Functional ability/Skin integrity- Teaching and Practice

    ·         Required reading:

    o   Potter and Perry: Ch. 46 pgs. 1101-1148; Ch. 47 pgs. 1149-1183

    o   Potter and Perry: Skin integrity, pg. 1184-1197, skill 48-1, pg. 1221-1223

     

    Positioning pg. 1203-1205 to acute care

     

    Bandage and binders, pg 1216

     

    Functional Mobility Skill 39-1, pg. 811-818

     

    Activity and Exercise, pg. 787-810

     

    09/21/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1200

    1300-1530

     

    Functional ability/Skin integrity- Teaching and Practice with Peer check offs

    (Bed baths)

    ·         Required reading:

    o   Potter and Perry: Ch. 46 pgs. 1101-1148; Ch. 47 pgs. 1149-1183

    o   Potter and Perry: Skin integrity, pg. 1184-1197, skill 48-1, pg. 1221-1223

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapters 37, 43, 44

     

    Positioning pg. 1203-1205 to acute care

     

    Bandage and binders, pg 1216

     

    Functional Mobility Skill 39-1, pg. 811-818

     

    Activity and Exercise, pg. 787-810

     

    ATI RN Fundamentals; CH. 37, 43, 44

    09/22/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Open Lab (2nd attempts/Safety Part 2)

    09/27/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1230

     

    Elimination (Ostomies and Enemas) I&Os

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI Skills Module due at time of check-off- Enema, Ostomy Care, Specimen collection, & personal hygiene (must have at least 90%)

    09/28/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1130

    1300-1530

     

    Elimination

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI Skills Module due at time of check-off- Enema, Ostomy Care, Specimen collection, & personal hygiene (must have at least 90%)

    09/29/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Open Lab (3rd attempts/Safety Part 2)

    10/04/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1200

    1300-1530

     

    Nutrition/ NG- Teaching and Practice

    ·         Required Reading:

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapter 39 Nutrition and Oral Hygiene

    o   Potter and Perry: Nutrition, pgs. 1053-1082

    Skill 45-1, pgs. 1083-1085

     

    Skill 45-2, pgs. 1085-1089

     

    Skill 45-3, pgs. 1090-1094

     

    10/05/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1200

    1300-1530

     

    Nutrition/NG-Teaching and Practice

    ·         Required Reading:

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: Chapter 39 Nutrition and Oral Hygiene

    o   Potter and Perry: Nutrition, pgs. 1053-1082

    Skill 45-1, pgs. 1083-1085

     

    Skill 45-2, pgs. 1085-1089

     

    Skill 45-3, pgs. 1090-1094

     

    10/06/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Open Lab

    10/11/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1200

    1300-1600

     

    Checkoffs for NG

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI Skills Module due at time of check-off-

    §  Nutrition (must have at least 90%)

    §  Feeding (must have at least 90%)

    §  Eating (must have at least 90%)

    ·         Review:

    o   Saunders NCLEX-RN – practice answering questions and study rationales on Unit 4 content

    10/12/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1130

    1300-1530

     

    Perfusion, Vital Signs, Pain- Teaching and Practice

    ·         Required reading:

    o   Potter and Perry: Ch. 30, pgs. 486-531

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals : CH. 27 Vital Signs

    10/13/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Open Lab (2nd attempts/NG)

    10/18/2017

    Wednesday

    1300-1530

     

    Perfusion, Vital signs, Pain- Teaching and Practice

    ·         Required reading:

    o   Potter and Perry: Ch. 30, pgs. 486-531

    ATI RN Fundamentals : CH. 27 Vital Signs

    10/19/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1200

    1300-1530

     

    Gas Exchange/ O2- Teaching and Practice

    ·         Required reading:

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals: CH. 53 Airway Management

    o   Potter and Perry: Ch. 41 Oxygenation, pgs 871-906 and 929-933 (excludes sections on suctioning, artificial airways, and chest tubes) Skill 41-4 Using home oxygen equipment, pg. 927-929

    10/20/2017

    Friday

    0830-0900

     

    Open Lab (3rd attempts/NG)

    10/25/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1230

     

     

    Review and Practice Vital Signs/O2

    10/26/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1200

    1300-1600

     

    Check off for Vital Signs/ O2

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI Skills Module Due at time of check off-

    §  Vital signs (must have at least 90%)

    §  Vital signs for pulse oximetry (must have at least 90%)

    §  Oxygen Therapy (Must have at least 90%)

    10/27/2017

    Friday

    TBA

     

    Head Start Autumn Fest (4 hrs)/2nd attempts Vital Signs & O2

    11/01/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1200

    1300-1500

     

    Mobility (Transferring, Crutches, Walker, Cane)- Teaching & Practice with Peer Check Offs

    ·         Required reading:

    o   ATI RN Fundamentals; CH. 40

    o   Potter and Perry: Mobility, pg. 40-431

    o   Skill 28-1, pg. 432-438

    ·         Assignments:

    o   ATI Skills Module due at time of check off-

    §  Ambulation, Transferring, and Range of Mostion (ROM) (Must have at least 90%)

    ·         Review-

    o   Saunders NCLEX- RN- practice answering questions and study rationales on Unit 2 content.

    11/02/2017

    Thursday

     

     

    Inservice-No Class

    11/03/2017

    Friday

    0900-1200

     

    Mandatory Open Lab  SKILLS CLUSTER PRACTICE ALL LEVEL 1 STUDENTS MUST ATTEND/3rd attempts Vital Signs & O2

    11/08/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1200

    1300-1600

     

    Cluster Check offs

    11/09/2017

    Thursday

    0830-1200

    1300-1600

     

    Cluster Check offs

    11/15/2017

    Wednesday

    0830-1200

    1300-1600

     

    Fall Simulation

    11/16/2017

    Thursday

    0700-0900

    0930-1200

    1300-1500

     

    Clinical-Group A

    Clinical-Group B

    Post Conference

    11/22/2017

    Wednesday

     

     

    No class  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

    11/23/2017

    Thursday

     

     

    No class  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

    11/29/2017

    Wednesday

    0700-0900

    0930-1200

    1300-1500

     

    Clinical-Group A

    Clinical-Group B

    Post Conference

    11/30/2017

    Thursday

    0700-0900

    0930-1200

    1300-1500

     

    Clinical-Group A

    Clinical-Group B

    Post Conference

    12/06/2017

    Wednesday

    0700-0900

    0930-1200

    1300-1500

     

    Clinical-Group A

    Clinical-Group B

    Post Conference

    12/07/2017

    Thursday

    0700-0900

    0930-1200

    1300-1500

     

    Clinical-Group A

    Clinical-Group B

    Post Conference

     

    Note to Students: Please do not print this course schedule. You will be able to access it in Canvas and print the word document on the 1st day of school. This schedule is tentative and subject to change.