NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Health & Illness Concepts II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Health & Illness Concepts II
    B. Course Number: NU 203 - 30410
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Webb, Kim
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: kwebb@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Assessment and Health Promotion, Health and Illness Concepts I, Health Care Participant, Nursing Pharmacology
    M. Corequisite(s): Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions, Professional Nursing Concepts I
    N. Class Location: MC122
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course focuses on health and illness concepts across the lifespan. Concepts covered include oxygenation/hemostasis, homeostasis/regulation, protection/movement, and cognitive/behavioral processes. The scope, risk factors, physiologic processes, attributes, and clinical management of the selected concepts are included in the course content. Exemplars, evidence-based practices, collaborative care, healthcare standards, nursing informatics/technologies, and care resources associated with the concepts of the course are discussed. Opportunities are provided for the student to apply selected health and illness concepts to the nursing care of health care recipients across the lifespan. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisites: NU 123 Health and Illness Concepts I, NU 123A Health Care Participant, NU 123B Nursing Pharmacology, NU 124A Assessment and Health Promotion Corequisites: NU 213 Professional Nursing Concepts I, NU 214A Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions

  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:

    1. Dress code for Classroom and Clinical Laboratory activities:
    - See Student Nurse Handbook
    Required Textbooks:


    1. Ackley, Ladwig & Flynn Makic, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11th edition. (2016) Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323322249
    2. Adams, Michael, Norman Holland, and Carol Urban. Pharmacology For Nurses, A Pathophysiologic Approach. Fifth ed. N.p.: Pearson, 2017. Print. ISBN: 978-0-13-425516-3
    3. Content Mastery Series Review Modules, Assessment Technologies Institute; LCC
    4. Giddens, Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323374736
    5. Gray, Morris. Calculate with Confidence, 6th edition. (2014) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323089319
    6. Jarvis, Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 7th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455728107
    7. Jarvis, Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 7th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323265379
    8. Jarvis, Physical Examination & Health Assessment Laboratory Manual, 7th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323265416
    9. Leifer, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 7th edition. (2015) Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455770151
    10. Lewis, Medical Surgical Nursing Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 9th edition. (2014) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323086783
    11. Mosby, Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 10th edition. (2016) Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323074032
    12. Myers, RNotes, Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th edition. (2014) F.A. Davis. ISBN: 9780803640245
    13. Nursing Concepts Online – RN 2.0 e-code. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323446433
    14. Pagana & Pagana, Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 5th edition. (2013) Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323089494.
    15. Pearson Education, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I, 2nd edition. (2015). Pearson/Prentice Hall. Print. ISBN: 9780132934268
    16. Pearson Education, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume II, 2nd edition. (2015). Pearson/Prentice Hall. Print. ISBN: 9780132934275
    17. Pearson Education, Clinical Nursing Skills: A Concept-Based Approach Volume III, 2nd edition. (2015). Print. Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780133351798
    18. Potter, Perry, Stockert & Hall, Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323327404
    19. Silvestri & Silvestri, Saunders 2016-2017 Strategies for Test Success, 4th edition. (2015) Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323296618
    20. Silvestri, NCLEX RN Comprehensive Review, 6th edition. (2013) Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455727551
    21. Skidmore-Roth, Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 12th edition. (2016) Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323448079
    22. Stanhope, M. & Lancaster J., Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community Oriented Practice, 4th edition. (2014) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323100946
    23. Varcarolis, Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2nd edition. (2014) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323287883
    24. Year 2 Blue Skills Bag for purchase in Bookstore only

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Grading Scale Letter Grade
    90 – 100 A
    80 – 89.99 B
    77 – 79.99 C
    67 – 76.99 D
    0 – 66.99 F
    Course Grading Policy:
    A final course average of 77% or higher is required for a passing course grade. The final course grade will be calculated utilizing the following criteria:
    Grade Components for NU203
    Grade % Distribution
    Examinations
    Unit Examinations 60%

    Final Examination 30%

    ATI-Targeted Assessments 2%

    Assignments
    Concept Maps 6%
    ATI Assignments 2%

    Total 100%


    1. Calculation of Course Grade:

    a. Course Examinations

    Unit Examination (60%- 4 exams @ 15%)

    The student will be given proctored 50 question computer examinations to assess mastery of content for multiple units. Unit exams will be based on theoretical material and application of critical thinking skills. See course calendar for dates and times.

    If it is absolutely necessary to miss an exam, the student must notify faculty at least 2 hours prior to the exam. A makeup exam will be arranged and must be taken as soon as the student returns to class. The makeup exam or a portion of the makeup exam may be a different version or format such as fill in the blank or essay.

    Unit Exam Review Process:

    •Unit exams may be reviewed by the student in the classroom. Exam review is mandatory for those that make below 77% on the unit exam. Classroom will be open at 0815 for exam review. The student must have the NMJC computer on and ready in Lockdown Browser by 0830. There will be no admittance for exam review after 0830. The exam review will be finished at 0850, no exceptions. You must remain in the classroom until 0850 or until everyone is done with their exam review. Talking or asking questions will not be allowed during the review. Please see the dates for exam review on the calendar.

    Exam Item Appeal Process:
    • If a student disagrees with a component of an exam item, the student must complete and submit an Exam Item Appeal form.
    • Exam Item Appeal forms are provided in class during the exam review.
    o The student may write only the number of the question(s) being appealed on the form. Only the question(s) listed on the appeal form may be disputed.
    • The appeal form should be submitted to the curriculum coordinator.
    o A copy of the appeal will be given to the student and the faculty member(s) that created the exam.
    • The student must submit the appeal form and supporting documentation by 1100 on the business day following the exam review.
    o Supportive documentation includes information contained within the required resources for the specific course that supports the student’s rationale for the accuracy of his/her answer on the exam.
    o Supportive documentation must be created and submitted using a Microsoft Word document.
    o Supportive documentation must be submitted through Canvas Learning Management System to the curriculum coordinator and the faculty member(s) that created the exam.
    • The curriculum coordinator and the faculty member(s) will evaluate the student’s supporting documentation. An appeal decision will be communicated to the student regarding the exam item in question.
    • If the student disagrees with the decision made by the curriculum coordinator and faculty member(s), the student may appeal to the director of the nursing program for further consideration.
    Per NMJC policy, faculty has 10 days to post grades. Exam scores are usually posted in Canvas within 24-48 hours.

    Final Examination (30%)

    There will be a proctored computer comprehensive final exam consisting of 100 questions. It will not include questions from unit exams. See course calendar for date and time.

    Final Exam Review Process:

    • Final exam may be reviewed by the student in the classroom. Exam review is mandatory for those that make below 77% on the final exam. The student must have the NMJC computer on and ready in Lockdown Browser by 1400. There will be no admittance for exam review after 1400. The exam review will be finished at 1445, no exceptions. You must remain in the classroom until 1445 or until everyone is done with their exam review. Talking or asking questions will not be allowed during the review. Please see the dates for exam review on the calendar.

    Exam Item Appeal Process:
    • If a student disagrees with a component of an exam item, the student must complete and submit an Exam Item Appeal form.
    • Exam Item Appeal forms are provided in class during the exam review.
    o The student may write only the number of the question(s) being appealed on the form. Only the question(s) listed on the appeal form may be disputed.
    • The appeal form should be submitted to the curriculum coordinator.
    o A copy of the appeal will be given to the student and the faculty member(s) that created the exam.
    • The student must submit the appeal form and supporting documentation by 1100 on the business day following the exam review.
    o Supportive documentation includes information contained within the required resources for the specific course that supports the student’s rationale for the accuracy of his/her answer on the exam.
    o Supportive documentation must be created and submitted using a Microsoft Word document.
    o Supportive documentation must be submitted through Canvas Learning Management System to the curriculum coordinator and the faculty member(s) that created the exam.
    • The curriculum coordinator and the faculty member(s) will evaluate the student’s supporting documentation. An appeal decision will be communicated to the student regarding the exam item in question.
    • If the student disagrees with the decision made by the curriculum coordinator and faculty member(s), the student may appeal to the director of the nursing program for further consideration.
    Unit Exams and Final Exam Average

    The first calculation is an average of the unit exam scores and the final exam score. Each unit exam score and the final exam score are weighted equally. An average score of 77% or higher is required.

    When a score of 77% or higher is NOT earned for the unit exam scores and the final exam score average, other course grades are not eligible for computation into a final grade and the student will earn a letter grade of D or F.

    When a score of 77% or higher is earned for the unit exam scores and final exam score average, other course grades are eligible for computation into the final course average.

    Course assignment grades are calculated with other course grades to determine a final grade.

    A course-specific, grade-weighting percentage chart is included in the syllabus of each course.

    When a weighted grade of 77% or higher is NOT earned, the student earns a letter grade of D or F.

    Assessment Technology Institute Targeted Exams (2%):

    The student’s first exam grade will be the student’s grade in the gradebook. If the student does not obtain a 90% or higher on the first attempt the student must remediate the exam until 90% or higher is achieved. The student must make a passing score of 90% or higher to be successful.

    Assignments (8%)

    ATI Assignments: Each unit will have one or more assignments from ATI. The student must make a passing score of 90% on every exam or higher to be successful. The student must make satisfactory or higher on the Real Life Modules to be successful. All assignments must be complete and submitted in Canvas by due date for a grade of 100%.

    Concept Map (2): Each student will complete a concept map over Gas exchange and Mobility. The guidelines and grading rubric for the assignment will be posted in Canvas.


    Course Assignments

    An assignment is considered to be, but not limited to the following:

    • Exams, care plans, journals, ATI products, standardized exams (ATIs, etc.), pass/fail assignments, quizzes, posters, presentations, laboratory skills assessments and projects.
    • All assignments must 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 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, you must email the assignment to your instructor and it will be timed and dated according to the time and date that 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.



    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. Including Module Zero, which is to be completed by the due date, for every course, every semester, and 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 the remaining time in the nursing program.

    • 3rd missed assignment:

    o Student will be required to meet with the Administrative Nursing Review Committee to discuss the 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.

    GRADES ARE NOT ROUNDED. STUDENT RECEIVE’S EXACTLY THE GRADE EARNED

  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

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Incorporate diverse patient values, beliefs, and attitudes, into plan of care for patients with chronic illness.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    2. Identify and interpret factors for improvement in patient safety and nursing practice.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    3. Utilize an evidence-based practice approach to the delivery and evaluation of nursing care to chronically ill patients across the lifespan.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    4. Utilize policies and procedures with the healthcare setting.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    5. Participate as a member of the healthcare team in the delivery of care.
    (Institutional Outcome- Communication)
    6. Utilize appropriate technology for the delivery of nursing care to chronically ill patients.
    (Institutional Outcome- Communication)

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
    1. Relate the scope, risk factors, physiologic processes, attributes, and clinical management of selected concepts and exemplars across the lifespan.
    Level Outcome- L3.2 (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    2. Investigate evidenced-based practice, standards of nursing care, and factors to improve safety related to selected concepts and exemplars. Identify sources for evidence-based practice.
    Level Outcome- L3.3, L3.4
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    3. Examine how members of the health care team collaborate in the delivery of care related to selected concepts and exemplars.
    Level Outcome- L3.5 (Institutional Outcome- Communication)
    4. Discuss available technology for the delivery of nursing care.
    Level Outcome- L3.6 (Institutional Outcome- Communication)
    5. Apply selected health and illness concepts to the nursing care of patients across the lifespan.
    Level Outcome- L3.3 (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)


  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, 2017. 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

    The student is responsible for material presented in class and all assigned reading whether or not the assigned material has been discussed in class. The professor may change the outline as warranted or needed.


    Teaching Strategies used during instruction in NU203 include:

    Interactive Lecture
    Simulation Games
    Discussion
    Case Studies
    Assessment
    Audiovisual Media
    Team Based Learning
    Internet Resources
    Lab Simulation
    Concept Maps
    Role-Play Assessment Technology Institute (ATI)
    Examinations
    Clicker questions

    See Canvas for Assignments and required reading