ADN Capstone


  2. A. Course Title: ADN Capstone
    B. Course Number: NU 216 - 10253
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: M T W Th F 8:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 6
    F. Instructor: Webb, Kim
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all Level 3 nursing courses: Health and Illness Concepts II, Professional Nursing Concepts, and Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions and in Level 4 Health and Illness Concepts III, Clinical Intensive I
    M. Corequisite(s): Clinical Intensive I and Health and Illness Concepts III
    N. Class Location: MC126

    This course is the second of two Level Four clinical courses. This course prepares the student for entry-level nursing practice as an associate degree graduate. The focus of this course is management of individuals across the lifespan with chronic, acute, and select complex conditions. This course utilizes a combination of seminar, lab, and clinical. The student is given the opportunity to integrate nursing practice concepts into professional nursing practice and integrate diverse patient values into plans of care for patients with acute illness. The student interprets and analyzes system conditions and other factors that impact the quality and safety of nursing practice. An evidence-based approach is used in the delivery and evaluation of nursing care for patients across the lifespan. The student practices in accordance with policies and procedures of the assigned health care setting and collaborates with the health care team regarding delivery of patient care. The student also integrates the use of


    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.



    Content Mastery Series Review Modules, Assessment Technologies Institute; LCC

    Lewis, S., et al. (2014) Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. 9th edition. Mosby: St. Louis, MO. ISBN: 978-0-323-08678-3

    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

    Townsend, M. Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in
    Evidence-Based Practice, 6th edition. (2014). F.A. Davis Company. Philadelphia, PA.
    ISBN: 978-0-8036-3876-1


    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Grading Scale Letter Grade
    90 – 100 A
    80 – 89.99 B
    77 – 79.99 C
    67 – 76.99 D
    0 – 66.99 F
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    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:


    Upon successful completion of Level 4, the student should be able to:
    1. Integrate diverse patient values, beliefs, and attitudes, into plan of care for patients with acute illness.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    2. Interpret and analyze factors and system contributions that impact the quality and safety of nursing practice.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    3. Utilize an evidence-based practice approach in the delivery and evaluation of nursing care to acutely ill patients across the lifespan.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    4. Evaluate the use of policies and procedures within the acute care setting.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    5. Effectively collaborate with the healthcare team in the delivery of care of patient care. (Institutional Outcome- Communication)
    6. Integrate use of appropriate technology for the delivery of nursing care to acutely ill patients. (Institutional Outcome- Communication)


    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
    1. Demonstrate evidence of the integrated knowledge required for successful entry into professional nursing practice.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    2. Analyze and prioritize the management of the client with complex health problems utilizing the Nursing Process.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    3. Analyze and interpret the management of collaborative problems for complex health problems.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    4. Integrate the pathophysiology of acute and chronic health problems and the implications for nursing practice.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    5. Apply the principles of safe medication administration in a client care setting across the lifespan.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    6. Demonstrate evidence of the integrated knowledge required for successful entry into professional nursing practice.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)


    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

    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.

    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, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    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.

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