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									                                                              NUR 330 Syllabus Fall 2012




                      Stephen F. Austin State University
                          DeWitt School of Nursing
      NURSING CARE OF THE YOUNG ADULT TO THE ELDERLY SYLLABUS
                         Course Number: NUR 330
                           Section Number(s): 001
                        Clinical Section(s): 010 – 017




                                      Course Instructors:
                                    Joanie Selman, MSN, RN
                                    Angel Brewer, MSN, RN
                                    Chris Ryan, MS, BSN, RN




ALL INFORMATION IN THIS SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO THE WRITTEN POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES OF THE SCHOOL OF NURSING, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY,
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS.

IN THE CASE OF COMMISSION, OMISSION, AMBIGUITY, VAGUENESS, OR CONFLICT,
THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE SCHOOL OF NURSING SHALL CONTROL.

EACH STUDENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTUAL AND/OR CONSTRUCTIVE
KNOWLEDGE OF THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE SCHOOL OF NURSING
AND FOR COMPLIANCE THEREWITH.

EACH STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL INFORMATION IN THIS SYLLABUS.

This syllabus is provided for informational purposes only.




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Faculty Contact Information:

Name:                                Joanie Selman, MSN, RN
Department:                          Nursing
Email:                               selmand@sfasu.edu
Phone:                               (936) 468-7726
Office:                              Room 174
Office Hours:                        Wed & Thurs, 0900-1200 and 1300-1500
                                     Mon, Tues, Fri by appointment
Name:                                Angel Brewer, MSN, RN
Department:                          Nursing
Email:                               TBA
Phone:                               (936) 468-7714
Office:                              Room 120
Office Hours:                        Wed 0900-1500
                                      Thurs 0900-1600
                                      Mon, Tues, Fri by appointment
Name:                                Chris Ryan, MS, BSN, RN
Department:                          Nursing
Email:                               ryanc@sfasu.edu
Phone:                               (936) 468-7736
Office:                              Room 124
Office Hours:                        Tuesday 1300-1600
                                     Wednesday 0900-1200
                                     Thurs 0900-1200 and 1300-1500
                                     Mon & Fri-by appt.

Class meeting time and place:        Wednesday, 1500-1800, Room 115
Textbooks and Materials:
Required: All textbooks and CD’s from previous semesters.
Gahart, B. L., & Nazareno, A. R. (2012). Intravenous medication. (28th ed.). St. Louis:
       Mosby.
Lewis, S., Heitkemper, M., & Dirksen, S. (2007). Medical-surgical nursing assessment
       and management of clinical problems. (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
Lewis, S., Heitkemper, M., & Dirksen, S. (2007). Study Guide to Medical-surgical
       nursing assessment and management of clinical problems. (7th ed.). St. Louis:
       Mosby.
Nursing Practice Act and Nursing Peer Review Act Texas Occupational Code and Statutes
Regulating the Practice of Professional Nursing (Current Issue) and excerpts from the Board of
Nurse Examiners Rules and Regulations Relating to Professional Nursing Education,
Licensure, and Practice, Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas; P.O. Box 430;
Austin, TX 78767-04030 at (512) 305-7400, may be downloaded and printed from the
Board of Nursing Web site (www.bne.state.tx) or a copy can be purchased in the
University Book Store or from the Board of Nursing.



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                      Online Sites:
                      Evolve/HESI Case Studies: http://evolve.elsevier.com
                      D2L: https://d2l.sfasu.edu
                      School of Nursing Policies: http://www.fp.sfasu.edu/nursing/
                      Evolve Textbook Site: http://evolve.elsevier.com/Lewis/medsurg
Course Description
Clinical application of nursing practice with patients experiencing pathological processes in the
compensatory mechanisms on normal physiological functioning. The assessment of health status
and the rationale for selected therapies.
Number of Credit Hours _6_ credit hours (_3_ lecture/_9_ hours clinical practicum)

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites:
Pre-requisites: NUR 306, 307, 308
Co-requisites: NURS 331, NURS 332

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:
   1. Apply knowledge of the physical, social, and behavioral sciences in the provision of
      nursing care based on theory and evidence based practice.
   2. Deliver nursing care within an established legal and ethical parameters in collaboration
      with clients and members of the interdisciplinary health care team
   3. Provide holistic nursing care to clients while respecting individual and cultural diversity.
   4. Demonstrate effective leadership that fosters independent thinking, use of informatics,
      and collaborative communication in the management of nursing care.
   5. Assume responsibility and accountability for quality improvement and delivery of safe
      and effective nursing care.
   6. Serve as an advocate for clients and for the profession of nursing.
   7. Demonstrate continuing competence, growth, and development in the profession of
      nursing.

General Education Core Curriculum Objectives/Outcomes
None

Student Learning Outcomes
      At the end of the course the student will:
      1. Apply concepts from nursing, scientific, and humanistic disciplines to the care of an
          adult client in medical-surgical situations.
      2. Accept responsibility and accountability to analyze effectiveness of one’s own
          nursing practice.
      3. Modify nursing practice based on research findings.
      4. Develop beginning proficiency in management of nursing care of an adult client with
          a focus on medical-surgical problems in varied health care settings.
      5. Revise the nursing process to promote self-care in the adult with complex solvable
          medical-surgical problems in varied health care settings.
      6. Defend legal, ethical, and moral issues affecting medical-surgical nursing practice.



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       7. Distinguish between roles and limitations imposed by social, economic, and political
          systems on nursing and health care practice.
       8. Modify nursing care to meet client’s health needs in the varied health care settings in
          collaboration with other members of the health care team.
       9. Adopt nursing roles and perform activities consistently to meet identified medical-
          surgical health needs.


Differentiated Essential Competencies (DEC’s)

The Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing prepares graduates to demonstrate the
Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs Evidenced by
Knowledge, Clinical Judgments, and Behaviors (DECs). The competencies are based upon the
preparation in the program of study. In nursing education, the DEC’s serve as a guideline and
tool for curriculum development and revision, a tool for benchmarking and evaluation of the
program, and statewide standard to ensure graduates will enter practice as safe and competent
nurses. The DECs are incorporated into every course in the SON to ensure uniformity and
continuity of standards.Please refer to the Texas BON website for additional
informationhttp://www.bon.texas.gov/about/pdfs/delc-2010.pdf



Course Requirements:
Evaluation is based on achievement of the objectives. Evaluation strategies include major exams,
a comprehensive final examination, in-class quizzes, homework assignments, case studies,
observation in clinical setting, patient care conferences, clinical paperwork documenting the
nursing process, and clinical performance evaluations.
In order to receive a C grade for the course, each student must first obtain a weighted mean exam
score of 75% or better on the 4 unit exams and HESI computerized comprehensive final exam.
A weighted exam average below 75% or an overall weighted course average below 75%
constitutes failure of N330 and will result in a grade of “F” on the transcript. N330 exams are
secure; no printing, copying, or writing questions down for outside use is permitted.

Course Calendar (Refer to calendar at end of document.)

Grading Policy
Evaluation is based on achievement of the objectives. Evaluation strategies include unit tests, a
comprehensive course final examination (HESI), quizzes, observation in clinical setting, patient
care conferences, nursing care plans and/or oral nursing processes (including concept maps), and
clinical performance evaluations.

It is necessary to obtain a weighted mean of C (75) in the class exam grades to pass this
course. An exam weighted mean below 75 or a class weighted mean below 75 constitutes
failure of NUR 330 and will result in a grade of “F" on the transcript. Clinical will be
graded as a Pass/Fail. You must pass both the class and clinical in order to pass NUR 330.




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Clinical Pass/Fail

Must have a weighted mean of 75% to pass class, have a weighted mean of 75% for the test
average, and pass clinical.
Faculty reserve the right to change any previously graded quiz, test, presentation, or any written
work at any time in the semester until final course average is posted on MySFA.

Late work will not be accepted without prior approval from instructors.

Didactic                                             Points   (Percent)
Test I                                               100       (16.67%)
Test 2                                               100       (16.67%)
Test 3                                               100       (16.67%)
Test 4                                               100       (16.67%)
Comprehensive Final (HESI)                           100       (16.67%)
Daily Assignments/In-class quizzes                   100       (16.67%)
Total                                                600       (100%)

Attendance Policy (Exam and Attendance)
Exams: Attendance is mandatory. The only excused absence is one related to illness of self, death of
immediate family member or significant other, the result of a catastrophic event, or any event
approved by the instructor. If so directed by the instructor, the student must bring a written excuse
from the professional health care provider. If the absence is not excused, a zero (0) will be received
for the exam. See School of Nursing Policy # 20.

In the event that a student must be absent for an exam, the student must:
     1. Notify the instructor prior to the exam;
     2. Contact the instructor within two (2) days following the exam, in order to make arrangements
         to take the exam.
If the student has an excused absence from an exam, the instructor has the option of requiring a
make-up exam or increasing the percentage of the points of another test. Any missed final exam will
result in an incomplete grade until the final exam is taken.

Classroom: Attendance is not mandatory. However, all students are expected to attend classes
regularly. Roll may will be taken at the beginning of each class.

Clinical: Attendance is mandatory for all clinical hours. To be an excused absence the student
must be excused directly by the clinical instructor. The only excused absence is one related to illness
of self, or death of immediate family member or significant other. The student must bring a written
excuse by the health provider or an obituary notice.
If a student must be absent from clinical, they must directly notify the clinical instructor and the
facility no later than 2 hours before clinical is to begin. Failure to notify the instructor and the
facility constitutes unprofessional behavior and the student will receive a clinical “F” day.
Absence from the clinical area exceeding 10% will result in a clinical failure regardless of the
reasons (including excused absences). Refer to Policy # 21.



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All students are responsible for the Policies and Procedures of the School of Nursing.
These can be found online at http://www.fp.sfasu.edu/nursing/

Academic Integrity (A-9.1)
Academic integrity is a responsibility of all university faculty and students. Faculty members
promote academic integrity in multiple ways including instruction on the components of
academic honesty, as well as abiding by university policy on penalties for cheating and
plagiarism.

Definition of Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes both cheating and plagiarism. Cheating includes but is not limited
to (1) using or attempting to use unauthorized materials to aid in achieving a better grade on a
component of a class; (2) the falsification or invention of any information, including citations, on
an assigned exercise; and/or (3) helping or attempting to help another in an act of cheating or
plagiarism. Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of another person as if they were your
own. Examples of plagiarism are (1) submitting an assignment as if it were one's own work
when, in fact, it is at least partly the work of another; (2) submitting a work that has been
purchased or otherwise obtained from an Internet source or another source; and (3) incorporating
the words or ideas of an author into one's paper without giving the author due credit.

Please read the complete policy at http://www.sfasu.edu/policies/academic_integrity.asp

Withheld Grades Semester Grades Policy (A-54)
Ordinarily, at the discretion of the instructor of record and with the approval of the academic
chair/director, a grade of WH will be assigned only if the student cannot complete the course
work because of unavoidable circumstances. Students must complete the work within one
calendar year from the end of the semester in which they receive a WH, or the grade
automatically becomes an F. If students register for the same course in future terms the WH will
automatically become an F and will be counted as a repeated course for the purpose of
computing the grade point average.
The circumstances precipitating the request must have occurred after the last day in which a
student could withdraw from a course. Students requesting a WH must be passing the course
with a minimum projected grade of C.

Students with Disabilities
To obtain disability related accommodations, alternate formats and/or auxiliary aids, students
with disabilities must contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS), Human Services Building,
and Room 325, 468-3004 / 468-1004 (TDD) as early as possible in the semester. Once verified,
ODS will notify the course instructor and outline the accommodation and/or auxiliary aids to be
provided. Failure to request services in a timely manner may delay your accommodations. For
additional information, go to http://www.sfasu.edu/disabilityservices/.

Acceptable Student Behavior
Classroom behavior should not interfere with the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the
ability of other students to learn from the instructional program (see the Student Conduct Code,
policy D-34.1). Unacceptable or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Students who disrupt



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the learning environment may be asked to leave class and may be subject to judicial, academic or
other penalties. This prohibition applies to all instructional forums, including electronic,
classroom, labs, discussion groups, field trips, etc. The instructor shall have full discretion over
what behavior is appropriate/inappropriate in the classroom. Students who do not attend class
regularly or who perform poorly on class projects/exams may be referred to the Early Alert
Program. This program provides students with recommendations for resources or other
assistance that is available to help SFA students succeed.

Clinical Evaluations
Clinical performance will be graded on a pass/fail basis. If a student fails to pass the clinical
portion of the course, the student will fail the entire course.
Clinical performance will be evaluated using the clinical evaluation forms found in the clinical
syllabus. Formative evaluations will be offered weekly or more, if necessary, throughout the
clinical rotation. Formal summative evaluations will be done at the end of the clinical practicum.
Students may be assigned extra clinical time when the instructor deems it necessary, at any
clinical site, in order to meet the clinical objectives.

CLINICAL GUIDELINES

Clinical meeting times and places:
N330 clinical are every other week Monday –Thursday. Floor clinical will be 2 days per week.
Student assignments may include rotations to surgery, wound care, Emergency Department and a
critical thinking day. Throughout the semester there will be various on campus clinical hours.

Required clinical materials:
½ inch binder (Blue), 2 packages of tab dividers, scissors, pen light, hemostat, stethoscope, blood
pressure cuff, 2 sets of uniforms, white lab jacket or coat with visible SFA School of Nursing
patch and professional white shoes.

Medical/Surgical Clinical Experience
PURPOSE: The purpose of the medical/surgical clinical experience is to provide the nursing
student a total of 126 hours of clinical experience in order to utilize the nursing process as a
framework for practice with medical/surgical clients requiring nursing care.

Designated Clinical Hours
   1. Clinical Orientation: 5 hours
   2. Clinical on Campus/Simulation: 27 hours
   3. Skills videos : 6
   4. Clinical practice/Post-conference: 67.5 hours
   5. Case Studies:11 hours
   6. Neuro conference/case study: 8.5 hours
   7. Clinical Evaluations:1 hour




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Clinical Requirements
See course calendar and individual clinical schedule for specific dates.
See clinical instruction sheet for required clinical documentation.

All students need to have an evaluation form for the preceptor to complete during outside
clinical experiences, except for the critical thinking day.

Please place all clinical forms in the blue portfolio. All documentation is due every Friday
by 1000 in the designated bookshelf in the administration building. Failure to turn in
portfolio on time constitutes 1 late clinical day for each occurrence.

Case Study List (Evolve Apply (HESI) Case Studies Online):
The case studies count toward hours for the clinical component of this class. Because this is a
clinical assignment, it is PASS/FAIL. All clinical components must be completed in order to
pass the clinical aspect of this class. Case studies must be completed by the student only.

Hint: Take the time to read the rationales carefully; these questions will help you prepare for
exams and NCLEX. You will be best served by answering the questions and reading the
rationales yourself. They are not timed so you can use your resources to answer the questions.
Case studies can be found online from Evolve (HESI) at http://evolve.elsevier.com
under the Medical/Surgical section. Print result page and place in your blue clinical binder
by the due date listed below.

Case studies must be completed by the assigned time on the assigned day. A clinical late day
will be given for each day late for that case study. Please complete the case studies
thoughtfully using your text and other resources to find answers if needed. Retake the case
study test until a 75 minimum is scored.

Case Study                                                  Due Date/Time
Deep Vein Thrombosis                                        9/26/12 by 1500
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) with Amputation           9/26/12 by 1500
COPD with pneumonia                                         9/26/12 by 1500
Diabetes Type I                                             10/12/12 by 1500
Thyroid Disorders                                           10/12/12 by 1500
Inflammatory Bowel Disease                                  10/12/12 by 1500
Parkinson’s Disease                                         10/31/12 by 1500
Chronic Renal Failure                                       10/31/12 by 1500
Rheumatoid Arthritis with Joint Arthroplasty                12/03/12 by 1500
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia                                12/03/12 by 1500
Lung Cancer                                                 12/03/12 by 1500

Simulation Lab
Student groups will complete simulations in the lab setting for clinical hours. Groups and dates
will be assigned by the instructors. Information concerning preparation for the labs will be given
prior to the lab dates. Students will complete the required forms located on the main course
webpage in WebCT under “Clinical Forms”.



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Medical/Surgical Clinical Learning Objectives
At the end of the course the student will:
        1. Be able to perform an integrated and holistic health assessment of adult clients with
            identified health deviations.
        2. Include the client’s family or significant others in the assessment.
        3. Assess family, ethnic, cultural, and social factors impacting on self-care practices of
            the client.
        4. Describe the pathophysiologic basis for nursing care.
        5. Analyze the impact of pathological processes on the client.
        6. Identify nursing diagnoses developed from the assessment data.
        7. Develop goals for identified nursing diagnoses.
        8. Design nursing interventions to meet the goal of client’s diagnoses.
        9. Identify evaluation criteria that will measure prevention, alleviation or resolution of
            identified nursing diagnoses.
        10. Implement holistic nursing interventions to prevent, alleviate or resolve the problem.
        11. Use identified evaluation criteria to evaluate the care provided and establish revisions
            needed in the plan of care.
        12. Identify the role of the professional nurse in planning care of clients with identified
            health deviations.
        13. Evaluate nursing care provided to clients by nursing care teams.
        14. Revise the nursing care plan as indicated by the evaluation findings.

Clinical Learning Lab Objectives
Failure to perform the skill correctly the first time will result in a prescription for remediation
developed by the instructor. The student will then re-demonstrate the skill with an instructor or
preceptor either in the clinical setting or in the learning lab. Failure to complete the remediation
or to successfully complete the skill will result in an “F” clinical day.
    Upon completion of the learning lab the student will be expected to:
    1. Apply the nursing process to patients receiving IV therapy including:
              a. Initiate IV access and assess various IV lines
              b. Flush the lines to maintain patency
              c. Discuss the detection and treatment of infiltration
    2. Demonstrate proper insertion of NG-tube including assessment for proper placement and
        documentation of the procedure.
    3. Demonstrate sterile technique while caring for and changing dressings of various types of
        central venous lines.
    4. Demonstrate the calculations needed to administer the correct doses of oral,
        subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous medications.

Clinical Expectations
The student must be prepared for the clinical experience, as well as have all necessary clinical
supplies to practice. The student is expected to be prepared from the beginning of the shift to
assume responsibility for complete care of the assigned clients (including all treatments and
medications). The only exceptions are chemotherapeutic medications for cancer, blood and/or
blood product administration. Students must be familiar with but will not administer these




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medications under any circumstances. The student is expected to be knowledgeable about the
client’s disease processes and therapeutic interventions--both medical and nursing.

      Demonstrate continual development of critical thinking skills, in-depth application of
       nursing process and clinical expertise.
      Complete clinical hours. Missed clinical hours related to illness require a note from the
       health care provider. Please, do not come to clinical with fever.
      Arrange conferences with the instructor to discuss progression, processes, and clinical
       experiences as needed.
      Exercise punctuality to all clinical and agency assignments.
      Make up missed clinical hours at discretion and timing of instructor.
      If unable to make clinical times please call instructor at least two hours prior to clinical
       time.
      Provide care for clients in accordance with Texas Standards of Nursing Practice Act
       217.11.
      Wear SFASU nursing uniform and name pin in clinical setting. Uniform pressed and
       shoes clean. T- shirts must be tucked in and sleeves (short ones) be totally covered by
       uniform shirt. Long sleeved white t-shirts are the exception.
      Wear hair off collar, contained, and in a moderate style.
      Wear makeup only in moderate amounts.
      Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited during clinical.
      No gum chewing, eating, or drinking in client areas.
      Cell phones/pagers are not permitted during clinical.
      Do not wear perfume, cologne, aftershave when in the clinical setting.
      Discipline self to prohibit use of slang and expletives in the clinical setting.
      Submit work as directed in syllabus.
      Arrive on time to appropriate area with all required supplies.
      Practice safe care according to the Nurse Practice Act and SFASU School of
       Nursing Policies and Procedures.
      Notify primary nurse and the instructor in the event of an emergency or change in patient
       condition.
      On the medical-surgical unit, verify all medications and procedures with the instructor
       prior to giving or performing procedures and follow-up with the instructor after
       completion of tasks . When attending outside clinical experiences verify all medications
       and procedures with the assigned preceptor prior to and follow-up with the preceptor
       after completion of tasks.
      On the medical-surgical unit, the direct supervision of the instructor is required. All
       procedures (IV insertion, catheter insertion, dressing changes…) are to be
       completed under the direct supervision of the assigned preceptor in the outside clinical
       experiences.
      Report off to primary nurse before leaving unit for break, lunch, and end of shift.
      Arrange for SFASU nursing student to monitor your patient at any time
       you will be away from the unit (for breaks, lunch, to see procedures…
      Actively pursue skills and experiences with primary nurse. You should not be
       sitting with nothing to do or bored.


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Clinical Evaluation
Purpose: The purpose of the clinical evaluation process provides a method of determining
whether desired outcomes have been successfully achieved by the student and to determine
whether the student has sufficient knowledge for the established level of clinical practice to care
for pediatric clients..
Method of evaluation: Include evaluations after each clinical experience, final evaluations,
counseling conferences, clinical skills evaluation, documentation of clinical experiences.

1. Based on coming to clinical prepared to care for any patient assigned by the
   instructor/preceptor.
2. Based on actual care given.
3. Based on clinical skills performance.
4. Based on communication skills with clients, nursing staff, physicians, and instructor.
5. Based on behavior denoting professionalism and acceptance of responsibility.
6. Based on initiative in all areas of clinical practice.
7. Based on time management skills development.
8. Includes clinical evaluations by instructor/preceptor to notify student of areas of strengths
   and weaknesses.

Clinical Failure

A.     Equals more than two (2) failed clinical days (2 “Clinical F” days). The following
       represent one (1) failed day each:

       1. Failure to provide care for clients in accordance with the Texas Standards of Nursing
          Practice Act 217.11
       2. Failure to take advantage of opportunities at various clinical sites (i.e. being asked
          to follow doctors, studying instead of following nurse …) or complaints from clinical
          sites.
       3. Failure to give satisfactory performance in all oral or written paper work and
          complete all prescribed remediation.
       4. Failure to adhere to all SON policies.
       5. Missing report from the off-going nurse.
       6. Unexcused absence from clinical.
       7. Two failures to arrive at clinical site on time. Tardiness is described as being more
          than 10 minutes late to arrive at the appropriate clinical setting.
       8. Failure to meet any/all of the clinical expectations listed above.

B.     Failure to receive a passing grade on 3 formative clinical evaluations during the semester.
       These evaluations are completed by the instructor and/or preceptor for each clinical
       experience.

C.     Failure to receive a “Satisfactory” rating on all behaviors outlined on the
       formal summative clinical evaluation form.




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Clinical Attendance Policy
 Attendance is mandatory for all clinical hours. To be an excused absence the student must be
excused directly by the clinical instructor. The only excused absence is one related to illness of
self, or death of immediate family member or significant other. The student must bring a written
excuse by the health provider or an obituary notice. Social conflicts are inexcusable.

If a student must be absent from clinical, they must directly notify the clinical instructor and the
facility no later than 2 hours before clinical is to begin. Failure to notify the instructor and the
facility constitutes unprofessional behavior and the student will receive a clinical “F” day.
Absence from the clinical area exceeding 10% will result in a clinical failure regardless of the
reasons (including excused absences). Refer to Policy # 21.

Students are expected to arrive to all clinical on time, as well as complete the clinical
assignments by required date and time. At the third late occurrence, students will be required to
meet with faculty to discuss progression in course.

All absences from the clinical setting will be made up at the discretion of the
instructor.
Unit Objectives
                                                Unit I
                          Care of the Client with Hematologic Problems
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Describe the ways that self care practices affect the health and care of a client with
hematologic problems.
2. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients and hematologic problems in
acute and long term health care settings.
3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients and hematologic problems.
4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected cancer and hematologic problems.
5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology and hematologic problems to the plan of care for clients
with such.
6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected and hematological
disorders.
7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
hematological disease processes.
                                               Unit II
           Care of the Client with Cardiovascular Disease and Vascular Disorders
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Describe the ways that self care practices affect the health and care of a client with
cardiovascular disease and vascular disorders.
2. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with a cardiovascular Disease,
and vascular disorders in acute and long term health care settings.
3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients with cardiovascular disease, and vascular disorders.
4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected cardiovascular disease, and vascular Disorders.


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5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases to the plan of care for clients
with cardiovascular disease, and vascular disorders.
6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected cardiovascular Disease,
and vascular disorders.
7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
cardiovascular disease, and vascular disorders.

                                             Unit III
                              Nursing Care of the Surgical Client
At the end of this unit, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the common purposes and settings of surgery.
2. Describe the purpose and components of a preoperative nursing assessment.
3. Interpret the significance of data related to the preoperative patient’s health status and
      operative risk.
4. Explain the components and purpose of informed consent for surgery.
5. Describe the nursing role in the physical, psychologic, and educational preparation of the
      surgical patient.
6. Discuss the day-of-surgery preparation for the surgical patient.
7. Identify the purposes and types of preoperative medications.
8. Identify the special considerations of preoperative preparation for the older adult surgical
      patient.
9. Describe the three different areas of the surgery department and the proper attire for each
      area.
    10. Describe the physical environment of the operating room and the holding area.
    11. Describe the functions of the members of the surgical team.
12. Identify needs experienced by the patient undergoing surgical procedures.
13. Discuss the role of the perioperative nurse when managing the care of the patient
      undergoing surgery.
14. Describe basic principles of aseptic technique used in the operating room.
15. Discuss the importance of safety in the positioning of patients.
16. Identify the components of an initial postanesthesia assessment.
17. Identify the nursing responsibilities in admitting patients to the postanesthesia care unit
      (PACU).
18. Explain the etiology and nursing assessment and management of potential problems of
      patients in the PACU.
19. Describe the initial nursing assessment and management after transfer from the PACU to
      the general care unit.
20. Explain the etiology and nursing assessment and management of potential problems during
      the postoperative period.
21. Identify the information needed by the postoperative patient in preparation for discharge.

                                              Unit IV
    Care of the Client with Upper/Lower Pulmonary & Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Describe the ways that self-care practices affect the health and care of a client with pulmonary
& obstructive diseases.



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2. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with a pulmonary & obstructive
diseases in acute and long-term health care settings.
3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients with pulmonary & obstructive diseases.
4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected pulmonary & obstructive diseases.
5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases to the plan of care for clients
   with pulmonary & obstructive diseases.

                                               Unit V
                  Nursing Care of the Client with Endocrine System Disorder
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Describe the ways that self-care practices affect the health and care of a client with an
endocrine disorder.
2. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with an endocrine problem in
acute and long-term health care settings.
3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients with endocrine diseases.
4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected endocrine diseases.
5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of endocrine diseases to the plan of care for clients with
endocrine diseases.
6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected endocrine system
disorders.
7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
endocrine system dysfunctions.
                                               Unit VI
                             Care of the Client with Urinary Disease
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with a urinary problems in the
acute and long-term health care settings.
2. Incorporate concepts from other science and humanities in the nursing process of the client
with urinary system disorder.
3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients with urinary diseases.
4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected urinary diseases.
5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of endocrine diseases to the plan of care for clients with
urinary diseases.
6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected urinary system
disorders.
7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
urinary system dysfunctions.
                                              Unit VII
                    Nursing Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disease
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with gastrointestinal or hepatic-
biliary problems in the acute and long-term health care settings.




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2. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients with selected gastrointestinal or hepatic-biliary diseases.
3. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected gastrointestinal or hepatic-biliary diseases.
4. Demonstrate development of the nursing plan of care for clients with gastrointestinal or
hepatic-biliary system dysfunction.
5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of gastrointestinal or hepatic-biliary diseases to the plan
of care for clients with gastrointestinal or hepatic-biliary diseases.
6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected gastrointestinal or
hepatic-biliary system disorders.
7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
gastrointestinal or hepatic-biliary system dysfunctions.
                                               Unit VIII
                       Care of the Client with a Musculoskeletal Disorder
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Describe the ways that self-care practices affect the health and care of a client with a
musculoskeletal disorder.
2. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with a musculoskeletal problem
in acute and long-term health care settings.
3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients with musculoskeletal diseases.
4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected musculoskeletal diseases.
5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases to the plan of care for
clients with musculoskeletal diseases.
6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected musculoskeletal system
disorders.
7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
musculoskeletal system dysfunctions.
                                                Unit IX
                          Care of the Client with Neurological Problems
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
1. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with neurological problems in
the acute and long-term health care settings.
2. Incorporate concepts from other science and humanities in the nursing process of the client
with neurological problems.
3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
clients with neurological problems.
4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected neurological problems.
5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of endocrine diseases to the plan of care for clients with
neurological problems.
6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected neurological problems.
7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
neurological problems.
                                                Unit X
                                  Care of the Client with Cancer
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
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2. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with lung, brain or bone cancer.
3. Explain the nursing management of clients receiving radiation therapy, chemotherapy and
    biologic therapy.
4. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with select cancers.
5. Identify the nutritional status and recommendations of clients with cancer in acute health care
settings and at home.
                                               Unit XI
                      Care of the Client with Male Reproductive Disorders
                        Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders
              Care of the Client with Disorders of the Auditory or Visual Systems
At the end of this unit the student will be able to:
    1. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of males with reproductive disorders
        in the acute and long-term health care settings.
    2. Incorporate concepts from other science and humanities in the nursing process of males
        with reproductive disorders.
    3. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
        males with reproductive disorders.
    4. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected male reproductive disorders.
    5. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology to the plan of care for clients with male
        reproductive disorders.
    6. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with male reproductive
        disorders.
    7. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
        male reproductive disorders.
    8. Describe the ways that self-care practices affect the health and care of a client with
        integumentary or auditory or visual disorders.
    9. Relate the role of the professional nurse in the care of clients with integumentary,
        auditory or visual disorders in acute and long-term health care settings.
    10. Discuss the growth and developmental factors that affect the planning of nursing care for
        clients with integumentary, auditory, or visual disorders.
    11. Explain diagnostic testing related to selected integumentary, auditory, and visual
        disorders.
    12. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of cancer to the plan of care for clients with
        integumentary disorders.
    13. Formulate an appropriate nursing plan of care for clients with selected integumentary,
        auditory, or visual disorders.
    14. Identify common medical and surgical modalities of care used in the care of clients with
        integumentary, auditory, or visual disease processes.
    15. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology to the plan of care for clients with auditory and/or
        visual problems.


All students are responsible for the Policies and Procedures of the School of Nursing.
These can be found online at http://www.fp.sfasu.edu/nursing/




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                     NUR 330 Course Calendar/Assignments
                    Regular Class Time- Wednesdays 1500-1800

     Date               Topic                           ***Assignments***
   Aug 29           Class Overview      Bring a copy of the Syllabus
    Wed             Syllabus review
  0900-1400             Clinical        Bring blue binder with dividers, pen, paper and a
   Rm 115             Information       highlighter
                    Clinical Binders
    Aug 30                             No need to wear scrubs this day but wear name badge
     Thurs         Clinical on Campus  Watch procedures on Mosby DVD-Advanced Skills, Intravenous
900-1000 lecture        IV lecture     medication administration: Administering medications by intravenous
    Rm 107                             piggyback
                      IV Piggyback
   1000-1530                           For SimMan Orientation, bring stethoscope, pen light, watch
                       lab practice
      Lab                              with second hand. Watch SimMan 3G Orientation video on D2L. You
See schedule for   Sim Man orientation will need to download the free version of real player® to view this
Individual times                       video. Click on clinical information, clinical on campus, skill videos/3G
                                       orientation.
   Aug 31          Clinical on campus Hematology- Review Chapter 30- pp. 642-660
    Friday         Unit I               Read Chapter 31- pp 660-684, 690-692, 694-705
  0800-1100        Hematology [JS]     Study Guide- Ch. 30 –questions 10,12,15,16,17
   Rm 115          Unit II                            Ch.31-3,4,5,8,9,11,14,17, 19,21,22,23,30,31
                   Cardio I [JS]       Cardio--Review: Chapter 32
                                       Read: Chapter 33- 738-759, Chapter 34- pp. 761-794,
                                       Study Guide- Ch.33-6,7,12,17 Ch.34- 3,4,6,13,15,17,19,22,27,29,32

     Sep 5                              For lecture---- Cardio- Read:Chapter 35- pp.797-814,Chapter 36- pp.
   0800-1100       Cardio II [CR]       818-824,827-827 (A. fib) Chapter 38 pp.867, 874-893
Lecture Rm 115                           Study Guide- Ch. 35-9,10,15,17,18 Ch. 36-18,19,20 Ch.38
   1200-1630       Clinical on          11,19,20,21,26,28,30,32
   Med lab I       Campus               For Lab Dress in uniform scrubs
  Groups ABC       Medication           Look up and complete all attachments in D2L listed under Clinical
    Sim Lab        Administration       Information/Clinical on Campus/Med lab 1 Assignments. Know
See schedule for   Lab Part 1           what drug is used for, side effects, what vital signs/lab needed for
Individual times                        safe administration. Review drug calculations, esp. IV drugs
                                        Bring Stethoscope, Drug books, watch with second hand.
     Sep 6                              For Lab Dress in uniform scrubs
      Thur         Clinical on          Look up and complete all attachments in D2L listed under Clinical
   1200-1630       Campus               Information/Clinical on Campus/Med lab 1 Assignments. Know
   Med lab II      Medication           what drug is used for, side effects, what vital signs/lab needed for
  Groups DEF       Administration       safe administration. Review drug calculations, esp. IV drugs
    Sim Lab        Lab Part 2           Bring Stethoscope, Drug books, watch with second hand.
See schedule for
Individual times


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     Sep 10        Hospital              May wear street clothes to 0830 orientation but MUST wear scrubs or
      Mon          Orientation           dress clothes (no jeans or shorts) with lab coat to hospital in afternoon.
   8:30-11:00      in lecture room
  On campus        Then clinical
     Rm 101        orientation at
Then 1300-1700     hospitals if needed
  at hospitals
     Sep 11        Clinical on           Dress in uniform scrubs for skills practice
      Tues         Campus                Refer to schedule for your specific time
   0900-1600       IV skills practice    Watch skills IV video posted on D2L You will need to download the
See schedule for                         free version of real player® to view this video. Click on clinical
Individual times                         information, clinical on campus, skill videos, IV insertion demo.
  Meet in main                           Watch procedures on Mosby DVD.
hallway outside                          (1) Advanced Skills, Administering IV fluid therapy: Preparing an
    lab doors                            infusion site, Performing venipuncture and initiating infusion,
                                         Discontinuing intravenous therapy
                                         (2) Advanced Skills, Vascular Access: Performing dressing care
     Sep 12        Clinical on           Dress in uniform scrubs for skills practice
      Wed          Campus                Refer to schedule for your specific time
   0830-1500       Skills practice       Watch skills NG tube and Dressing change videos posted on D2L. You
See schedule for   NG tube/Central       will need to download the free version of real player® to view this
Individual times   Line Dressing then    video. Click on clinical information, clinical on campus, skill videos,
  Meet in main     open lab 12:30-3      NGT insertion demo, and central line drsg demo.
hallway outside    For extra practice     Watch procedures on Mosby DVD
    lab doors                                (1) Intermediate Video Skills, Enteral Nutrition: Inserting a
   1500-1800       Unit IV                       nasogastric feeding tube
     Lecture       Respiratory           Respiratory: Review: Chapter 26
     Rm 115        Lecture [DB]          Read: Ch. 27- pp. 528-535; Ch. 28- pp. 545-557, 576-580; Ch. 29- pp.
                                         610-631
                                         Study Guide: Ch. 28: 2,10-12, 19; Ch. 29: 15,16,23
                                         Trach Assignment (see D2L)
      Sep 13      Clinical on         Dress in uniform scrubs for check-offs. Bring skills check-
       Thurs      Campus              off sheet out of blue binder for all three skills.
 Med-Surg Lab Skills Check-Off Refer to schedule for your specific time
    0830-1500     IV, NG tube
 See schedule for Central Line
 Individual times Dressing Change Review Skills videos
   Meet in main                       Be ready to check –off
 hallway outside
     lab doors
****Week of Sep 17-21 Clinicals for Groups D,E,F,begin this week. See clinical schedule****




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Sep 19             Class               Review C-48
Wed                Unit V              Read Chapters 49 & 50
1500-1800          Endocrine           Study Guide Ch 48: 5, 7, 8 , 10-15, 17 Ch 49: 5, 9-12, 14, 15, 17, 19-
Nursing Rm 115     [AB][DB]            21, 24-34 Ch 50: 1-4, 6-11, 13-16, 18, 20, 21, 23-37

Sep 20             Clinical On         Dress in uniform scrubs
Thurs              Campus              Bring stethoscope, watch, drug book
0830-1500                              Complete Assignment posted on D2L, clinical information, clinical
See schedule for   SIM I               on campus, SIM 1 Assignment.
individual times
Med-Surg Lab

****Week of Sep 23-28 Clinicals for Groups A,B,C begin this week. See clinical schedule****
Sep 26           TEST I               Evolve Apply Online-Due 1500
Wed              Covers all info in     -Deep Vein Thrombosis
1500-1700        Units I,II,& IV        -Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) with amputation
Nursing Rm 115 All skills               -COPD with pneumonia
                 NO ENDOCRINE (Retake until 75 minimum, print result page and put in blue notebook)
Oct 3            Class                Review: Perioperative PP posted on D2L.
Wed              Unit III             Review Chapters 18-20 Study Guide Ch. 18 – 3, 5,7,8, 9,10,11,13,15
1500-1800        Perioperative        Ch. 19- 1,5,6, 8,16,17 Ch. 20 – 1,2, 4, 7, 8,10, 11,17 18,19
Nursing Rm 115 Unit VII (begin)       Review Chapter- 39
                 Upper GI [JS]        Read: Ch 40 pp. 923-941, Ch 42 pp. 971-977;980-985;987-997
                                      Watch Mosby DVD-Advanced Parenteral Nutrition ,Total parenteral
                                      nutrition therapy ,Providing a lipid infusion
                                      Study Guide- Ch.40-3,73,12,13,21 Ch.42-4,5,12,17,18,27,30,31,33
Oct 5                                 Neurology conference. This will be held in the student center on the
Friday                                main campus. Room TBA.
0800-1600
Oct. 10            Class                Gastrointestinal Read: Ch. 43 pp. 1007-1009 (C.diff), 1022-1039 Ch.
Wed                Unit VII (finish)   44 pp.1072-1085, 1088-1100
1500-1800          Lower GI [CR]       Study Guide- Ch.43 -8,9,12,14,19,24,
Nursing Rm 115                                        Ch.44- 15,17,19,22,24,28,29,30,40,42,43,46
Oct 12             TEST II             Evolve Apply Online- Due at 1500
Fri                Test covers all     - Diabetes Type I
1000-1200          information in       -Thyroid Disorders
Nursing Rm 115     Units III, V, VII   -Inflammatory Bowel Disease
                                       (Retake until 75 minimum, print result page and put in blue notebook)
Oct 17             Unit IX             Neuro:
Wed                Neuro [CR]          Review: Chapter 56
1500-1800                              Read: Ch. 57 pp. 1452-1455; Ch. 58 pp. 1462-1463; Ch. 59 pp. 1485-
Nursing Rm 115                         1510, 1514-1515
                                       Study Guide: Ch. 59 - 5,9,13,14,17,23,24-28




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Oct 18              Clinical On         Dress in uniform scrubs
Thurs               Campus              Bring stethoscope, watch, drug book
0830-1500           SIM 2               Complete Assignment posted on D2L, clinical information, clinical
See schedule for                        on campus, SIM 2 Assignment.
individual times.
Med Surg Lab
Oct 24              Class               Review C-45 Read Chapters 46 and 47 pp 1170-1188
Wed                 Unit VI             Study Guide Ch 45: 4-8, 12-20 Ch 46: 1-14,17-28, 30-37 Ch 47: 14, 18-
1500-1800           Renal [DC]          30
Nursing Rm 115
Oct 31              TEST III            Evolve Apply Online-Due 1500
Wed                 Test covers all       - Chronic Renal Failure
1500-1700           information in         - Parkinson’s Disease
Nursing Rm 115      Units VI & IX       (Retake until 75 minimum, print result page and put in blue notebook)

Nov 7               Class               Review Ch 62
Wed                 Unit VIII            Read Chapters 63, 64, and 65
1500-1800           Musc/Skel [CR]      Study Guide Ch 62: 6-8,12-15 Ch 63: 4, 6-8, 10-12, 14-16, 20, 21, 23-
Nursing Rm 115                          39 Ch 64: 1-7, 9-11, 13-17, Ch 65: 1, 2, 4-11, 14-18, 20, 22-30, 33-35
Nov 14              Class               Review C – 21 Read Chapter 22
Wed                 Unit XI [JS] Male   Review C -23 Read Chapter 24
1500-1800           Reproductive        Read Chapter 55 Study Guide Ch 21: 4, 5, 13, 17, 20 Ch 22: 2, 4, 5, 6,
Nursing Rm 115      Skin/Audiovisual    8-31 Ch 23: 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, Ch 24: 1-5, 8-12, 14-16, 18-20, 22 Ch 55:
                                        1-6, 8-11, 13, 14, 17-21
Nov 15              Clinical On         Dress in uniform scrubs
Thur                Campus              Bring stethoscope, watch, drug book
0830-1500           Simulation # 3      Complete Assignment posted on D2L, clinical information, clinical
See schedule for                        on campus, SIM 3 Assignment.
individual times
Med-Surg Lab
Nov 28 and 29       Clinical on         For Lab Dress in uniform scrubs
Tues and Thurs      Campus              Look up and complete all attachments in D2L listed under Clinical
0830-1500           Medication Skills   Information/Clinical on Campus/Med lab 2 Assignments. Know
See schedule for                        what drug is used for, side effects, what vital signs/lab needed for
individual times                        safe administration. Review drug calculations, esp. IV drugs
Med-Surg Lab                            Bring Stethoscope, Drug books, watch with second hand.
Then lecture                            TURN IN BLUE CLINICAL NOTEBOOK THIS DAY
Nov 28              Class               Read Ch. 16 pp. 261-299; Ch 28 pp. 560-566; Ch 57 pp. 1445-1451; Ch
Wed                 Unit X              44 pp. 1086-1087; Ch 43 pp. 1035-1039; Ch 54 pp. 1362-1370; Ch pp.
1500-1800           Cancer [DB]         1311-1324
Nursing Rm 115                           Study Guide: Ch 16 - 20,21,23,25, 27, 28, 29




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Dec 3               TEST IV            Evolve Apply Online-Due 1500
Mon                Test covers all       - Lung Cancer
1200-1400          information in      - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Nursing Rm 115     Units VIII, X, XI      -Rheumatoid Arthritis with Joint Arthroplasty

Week beginning Dec 3 --- Clinical Evals this week— Day(s) TBA-Sign –up sheets to be posted
Dec 5 0900-1100 Rm 101      OPTIONAL HESI REVIEW. Bring Clicker
Dec 6              Clinical On         Dress in uniform scrubs
Thurs              Campus              Bring stethoscope, watch, drug book
0830-1500          Simulation # 4      Complete Assignment posted on D2L, clinical information, clinical
See schedule for                       on campus, SIM 4 Assignment.
individual times
Med-Surg Lab
Dec 11             HESI Final
Thurs              comprehensive       Good Luck
1200-1400          exam
Nursing Rm 115




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