SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
CRSE CRSE SEM LECT LAB PCS/CIP
PREFIX NO. COURSE TITLE HRS HRS HRS CODE
ADN 239 Nursing V 4 2 6 12 511601
1. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course focuses upon the current issues and trends in the
practice of nursing and delivery of health care in a variety of settings including community health
nursing. Emphasis is upon the transition of a student nurse to a graduate student nurse. A variety of
subjects are explored including leadership, delegation, and legal, ethical and moral issues as related to
nursing and health care. This course delves into the application of the Illinois Nursing and Advanced
Practice Nursing Act. The student is given the opportunity to identify basic needs and utilize the
nursing process, nursing skills and theoretical knowledge in acute and community health settings.
2. ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE NUMBER(S): NA
3. PRE-REQUISITE: Per ADN Handbook
4. STUDENTS THE COURSE IS EXPECTED TO SERVE:
The fifth of five required courses for completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing.
5. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: By the end of the course the student will be expected to:
A. Utilize the nursing process in planning and providing nursing care in the community and other
health care settings;
B. Incorporate the scientific rationale and/or pathophysiology of disease process to support the
nursing interventions indicated in community health care;
C. Prioritize nursing interventions based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs;
D. Initiate nursing care that incorporates growth and development according to Erikson;
E. Individualize nursing care based on cultural and religious values of patients/community;
F. Administer medications safely and knowledgeably
G. Communicate therapeutically and effectively with various clients and team members;
H. Develop community health teaching plans;
I. demonstrate professional and legal responsibility and knowledge in various situations;
J. Implement leadership abilities;
K. Delegate appropriately;
L. Analyze ethical and moral decisions made by health care providers; adhere to all confidentially
M. Debate healthcare issues;
N. Research community issues that relate to nursing;
O. Prepare and present a teaching plan for a community health topic.
6. PRIMARY METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Lecture/Discussion/Group
Projects/Videos/Computer Software/Teaching Assignments/Clinical Practice.
7. MAJOR COURSE TOPICS:
A. Leadership and Care Overview;
B. Issues in the Nursing Workplace;
C. Legal Aspects and Professional Nursing Issues;
D. Envisioning the Future;
E. Issues Related to Community Health in United States and Other Countries;
F. Life Span Issues with Clients in the Community;
G. Roles and Functions of Community Health and Public Health Nurses.
Stanhope & Lancaster, Community & Public Health Nursing, 6th ed., 2004.
Tappen, Weiss, & Whitehead Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management ,2nd ed, 2001.
The textbook edition and/or copyright date may be newer than listed. Division chairpersons are
responsible for updating textbook changes.
9. SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
Satisfactory Completion of Clinical Focus Assignments.
Satisfactory Completion of the Comprehensive Achievement Profiles as Required and CAT.
Completion of Computer Software Assignments.
Attendance at the NCLEX-RN Review-MANDATORY
Satisfactory Completion of Group Community Research Project and posters.
Satisfactory completion of Pharmacology Test 100%
Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act and Rules for the Administration of Nursing
Advanced Practice Nursing Act;
Approved ADN Student Uniform.
10. METHOD OF DETERMINING STUDENT GRADE:
The student must complete clinical experience with a satisfactory. Clinical competencies must be
met for a satisfactory in clinical.
Grading Scale: A = 93-100
B = 86-92
C = 76-85
D = 70-75
E = 69 and below
The number of points available for the course will determine grade.
Midterm and final grades are based upon percentages of the total number of points earned out of the
total number possible.
Tests - 200 A = 304-340
Final - 100 B = 270-303
Poster Presentation - 20 C = 257-269
Portfolio - 20 D = 236-256
E = 235 and below
B. Letter of Application
C. Letter of Resignation
D. End of Shift Report
All written assignments must be completed and turned in or an incomplete will be issued. All
students are expected to do their very best work on every assignment. If a student does not
understand what the assignment is to include, or what the instructor wants, it is the student’s
responsibility to clarify questions or concerns with the instructor before the assignment is due.
Must have a “C” or better to pass class.
Quizzes or worksheets may be given at the discretion of the instructor at any time.
Instructors will not allow quizzes or worksheets to be made up; however, students may request the
worksheet, but will not receive any grade. Refer to individual instructor course outlines. If a quiz
or worksheet is missed, the grade will be a zero for that quiz.
The course outline will provide specific directions for each course. Schedules are subject to
change (i.e. bad weather, etc. which would force changing some of the class schedule, etc.)
It is the student’s responsibility to transfer all answers to the coding sheet. Failure to do so may
result in incorrect answers.
Exams may not be taken prior to the scheduled time.
Definition: Make-up exam is any exam restructured by the administering instructor when a
student fails to attend class the date of scheduled exam.
If an exam is being given and if any student in the class has completed the exam, turned it in to the
instructor and has left the classroom then the student arriving late will not be able to take a make-up
exam. If a student misses the final exam, an incomplete will be issued until the exam has been
completed. A final will then be issued.
It is the responsibility of the students to schedule their own make-up exams. Exams that are missed
must be made up within the following week, prior to the class meeting or will be counted as a zero.
Arrangements must be made by the student with the Learning Lab office to complete the make-up
exam. Make-up exams will consist of fill in the blank questions.
Only one make-up exam may be allowed per course.
The instructor may use a different method of determining student grades. However, the
method of determining student grades will be listed on the course outline for the specific class
The grading scale for nursing course tests will be:
A. If a student receives a failing theory grade in a nursing course, s/he must reapply to the
nursing program and repeat both theory and clinical for that course.
B. If a failing/unsatisfactory evaluation is received in the clinical portion of a nursing course,
the student must repeat both the clinical and theory portion of the course. A failing grade
will be issued for the course if the clinical is failed regardless of the theory grade earned.
C. All students are expected to do their very best work on every assignment. If a student
does not understand what the assignment is to include, or what the instructor wants, it is
the student’s responsibility to clarify questions or concerns with the instructor before the
assignment is due. An incomplete may be issued if assignments are not turned in. The
student must initiate the request for an “I”. Refer to the “I” grade policy in the current SIC
college catalog or student handbook.
D. To graduate from the nursing program, the student must have a grade point
average of “C” (2.0) or higher in all courses required in the nursing curriculum.
The student must have a “C” (2.0) in each nursing course to graduate from the
program. The student must also pass all of the EIR program assessment CAPS/CAT/RN
tests at the end of the program.
E. Students will be required to attend scheduled block remediation sessions, as assigned by
the instructor and as indicated in each course outline. Failure to complete block sessions
when assigned per instructor will result in minus 2 points off overall numerical grade for
each occurrence until the remediation is completed. All remediation sessions must be
completed before continuing to the next sequential course, unless approved by the
Director of Nursing. Student scores on each Comprehensive Achievement Profile (CAP),
and the Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) Mock NCLEX) exam and the unit exams
given during the program must be passed above the National Average total. Students must
remediate before they retake a CAP exam. The student will not graduate from the ADN
program until all current academic year CAP, CAT exams and then RN Assessment are
successfully completed through ERI. Student must retake the CAP exam within the
timeframe indicated by the instructor. Failure to comply with this may result in dismissal
from the program.
F. Remediation will be assigned for exam scores below a “C”. Please see individual course
outline regarding remediation. Remediation must be completed prior to taking final exam
G. A CAP test may be administered after course material related to individual course content.
Refer to individual course outlines when CAP testing will be required. ERI audio web
based remediation will be completed before repeating CAP. A copy of ERI Web CAP test
must be given to instructor before taking CAP again at school.
See absences/attendance policy per ADN Handbook
A. A student may have only one excused absence. All work during an absence must
be made up immediately. Failure to adhere to these policies may result in
B. It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from a course if they decide
not to complete the course. The appropriate forms must be initiated and
completed by the student. Failure of the student to complete these forms will
result in a “WA” drop being issued by the instructor.
C. It is the student’s responsibility to abide by all the policies and guidelines in the
Associate Degree Nursing Student Handbook.
D. The student will be responsible for knowledge acquired in the Practical Nurse
Program. The ADN Program builds on that knowledge.
12. Students who require reasonable accommodation for a physical or learning disability should
contact the Disabilities Coordinator in the Learning Lab, A 145, or call 618-252-5400, ext. 2240.
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