NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Professional Nursing Concepts I

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Professional Nursing Concepts I
    B. Course Number: NU 213 - 30411
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: T 1:30:00 PM - 4:30:00 PM
    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): NU123 Health and Illness Concepts I, NU123A Health Care participant, NU123B Nursing Pharmacology, NU124A Assessment and Health
    M. Corequisite(s): NU203 Health and Illness Concepts II, NU214A Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions
    N. Class Location: MC122
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course focuses on fundamental concepts for professional development, including selected professional attributes and care competencies. Ethical values, virtues, principles, and policies that guide the moral delivery of health care are examined. The relationship between the nurse's interpretation of the health care recipient's needs, concerns, and health problems and the nurse's decisions are explored. The delivery of quality nursing care and the factors that influence individuals, groups, and organizations to deliver quality nursing care are included in the content. The effects of health care team member interactions in the delivery of care are discussed. 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 203 Health and Illness Concepts II, 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:

    Content Mastery Series Review Modules, Assessment Technologies Institute; LCC

    Mike M Pearson Education. Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I and II, 2nd edition. (2015). Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-293427-5. ISBN: 978-0-13-293426-8

    Tomey, A.M. Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership, 8th edition. (2009). Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-05238-2

    Varcarolis, Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2nd edition. (2014) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323287883

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Course Grading Scale/Policy:

    Grading Scale Letter Grade
    90 – 100 A
    80 – 89 B
    77 – 79 C
    67 – 76 D
    0 – 66 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 NU213
    Grade % Distribution
    Examinations (60% of total grade)
    Unit Examination #1 15%
    Unit Examination #2 15%
    Unit Examination #3 15%
    Unit Examination #4 15%
    Final Examination (25% of total grade)
    Final Examination 25%
    Online Discussions (5% of total grade)
    On-line Group Discussions 5%
    Critical Thinking Group Ethics Presentation (5% of total grade)
    Group Ethics Presentation 5%
    Leadership Paper Assignment (3% of total grade)
    Leadership Paper 3%
    ATI Assignment (2% of total grade)
    ATI Leadership Exam (Proctored) 2%
    Total (100%) 100%
    1. Calculation of Course Grade:

    a. Course Examinations

    Unit Examinations (60%)

    The student will be given proctored 50 question computer exams 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 (25%)

    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.

    Online Discussions (5%)
    (Communication Assignment)

    There will be 4 graded online (Canvas) group discussions based on the course concepts and assigned readings to facilitate the students understanding, processing and integration of core course concepts. Due dates and topics with specific questions guiding the discussion will be provided. A rubric will be provided. The student is responsible for the reading assignments to be completed outside of class. There are no make-ups for online discussion assignments, as these discussions will take place over a minimum of one week (7 days) period of time.
    Ethics Group Presentation (5%) (Critical Thinking Assignment)
    The ethics presentation is designed to give the student, in a case study format, exposure to an ethical dilemma in a nursing situation. The student will present details of the ethical dilemma to their peers. Then utilizing 1.) an ethical analysis model, 2.) guiding ethical principles and 3.) the ANA Code of Ethics the group will present the nurse’s approach to manage the dilemma and the intended outcome. A rubric will be provided. Peer evaluations will also be done within the group and by the class of the presentations.

    Leadership Paper (3%)
    (Self and Community Awareness Assignment)
    A rubric will be provided. The individual paper will be submitted in Canvas and a grade will be individually assigned.
    Assessment Technology Institute Proctored Exam (2%)

    The student will take proctored exams and remediate. The student will earn a grade per the ATI grading policy. See grading policy in the handbook.

    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 RECEIVES 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 the chronically ill patients across the lifespan. (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)

    4. Utilize policies and procedures within the health care 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

    NU213 Professional Nursing Concepts I (3 credits: Didactic)
    Course objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: Level Objective Course Competencies: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: Level Objective
    1. Examine the ethical values, virtues, principles, and policies that guide the moral delivery of health care. 3.1 1. Discuss the use of ethical theories and principles in professional nursing practices. 3.2
    2. Relate the nurse’s interpretation of patient needs, concerns, and health problems with nursing decisions. 3.2 2. Explain the ethical codes for nurses. 3.1
    3. Discuss the factors which motivate individuals, groups, and organizations to deliver quality nursing care. 3.3 3. Identify a guide for ethical decision
    making. 3.3
    4. Determine how interactions of health care team members provide quality patient care. 3.5 4. Give examples of ethical leadership and management in health care organizations.
    3.2
    5. Describe strategies to enhance patient understanding of discharge planning. 3.4
    6. Discuss the physical, psychologic, and
    sociocultural characteristics of the patient and caregiver to the discharge planning process. 3.5
    7. Summarize the benefits of delivering
    patient-centered care and considering the patient and family as partners on the inter-professional team. 3.5
    8. Describe how care conferences enhance collaborative patient care across the lifespan. 3.5
    9. Summarize the New Mexico State
    Practice Act and describe how this guides your practice as a nurse. 3.4
    10. Give examples of conflict management in regards to medication errors. 3.2
    11. Discuss traditional and emerging theories of change. 3.2
    12. Identify teamwork and collaboration within a health care system. 3.5
    13. Discuss teamwork and collaboration as an extension of organizational performance. 3.5
    14. Explain what informed consent is and describe how it influences your patient’s health care decisions. 3.4
    15. Summarize the Patient Bill of Rights 3.1

  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

    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 NU213 include:

    Interactive Lecture Simulation Games
    Discussion/Online Discussion Case Studies
    Assessment Audiovisual Media
    Team Based Learning Internet Resources
    Lab Simulation Concept Maps
    Role-Play Computer Assisted Instruction
    Examinations Standardized Testing
    Reflective Writing /Papers Group Presentations