NURS 3371-001 Foundations of Nursing Care: Clinical Application
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First week of Clinical Skills Lab:
Dates/Times To Be Announced: NURS 3371 Foundations in Clinical Nursing Skills: Clinical Application
Students will report to Center for Simulation Innovation (CSI) Classroom, located in the sub-level. Students will participate in a series of hands-on clinical skills.
Following the Clinical Course Orientation, students will start clinical skills lab, rotating through the various stations learning and practicing the following clinical skills:
FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION
Julie Peterson-Newman, MSN, RN - Course CoordinatorEmail: PetersonJK@uthscsa.edu
Cell Number: 210-412-0107
Office Room Number: SL 035-NS
In this course, the student will have the opportunity to develop foundational clinical competencies through virtual, simulated, or direct patient care experiences.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
Credit Hour Allocation: 3 semester hours (3 hours clinical)
Corequisites: NURS 3330. Prerequisite: Admission to the Accelerated B.S.N. track is required
At the completion of the baccalaureate program the student will demonstrate the following:
- Incorporate knowledge, skills, and attitudes from the liberal arts and sciences in professional nursing education and practice.
- Apply knowledge and skills of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement and patient safety in promoting safe, high-quality care for diverse patients across healthcare systems and environments.
- Analyze and apply evidence from research and other information sources as a basis for nursing practice.
- Incorporate knowledge and skills in using information systems and a range of patient-care technologies to facilitate delivery of quality patient care.
- Advocate for financial and regulatory healthcare policies, processes, and environments that improve the nature and functioning of the healthcare delivery system and nursing practice.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with healthcare professionals to promote positive working relationships, improve patient health outcomes, and deliver quality, safe patient care.
- Promote individual and population health by assessing factors that influence individual and population health and apply principles and culturally appropriate health promotion and disease-prevention strategies.
- Demonstrate consistent application of the core values of the discipline of nursing and the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
- Integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of baccalaureate prepared nurses by providing professional nursing care to diverse patients and populations across the lifespan, healthcare settings, and healthcare environments.
- Demonstrate basic psychomotor skills that follow standards of safe care. (Essential IX)
- Follow procedures accurately for entering and retrieving data related to patient care in electronic medical records. (Essential IV)
- Accurately use patient care technology to provide safe care. (Essential IV)
- Demonstrate awareness of principles of therapeutic, interprofessional and intraprofessional communication when interacting with other students, faculty, and patients. (Essential VI, VIII)
- Acknowledge principles of health restoration and promotion when implementing patient care. (Essential VII)
- Demonstrate awareness of nursing core values and the legal and ethical basis for nursing interventions. (Essential VI, VIII)
- Apply basic principles of patient safety to deliver quality nursing care. (Essential II, VI)
- Incorporate effective communication techniques in providing safe, quality patient care as a member of the interprofessional team. (Essential VI, VIII)
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES
For successful credit, a student must:
- Pass the Mandatory Medication Calculation Quiz with a score of 92% or higher. Student is allowed one retake of the quiz. Failure to meet standard will result in the student not being allowed to progress in the program.
- Attendance: Clinical Skills Lab.
Attendance: Hospital Rotation.
Medication Administration Competency.
Indwelling Urinary Catheterization Competency
CELL PHONE POLICY
- Respect for classroom and clinical communication processes are necessary for teaching and learning.
- Silence mobile devices / cell phones in classrooms and clinical settings.
- Remove Bluetooth devices prior to entering the classroom and when in ANY clinical setting.
- Failure to do so can / will / may (depending on the faculty) either affect your class participation, clinical or final course grade.
Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.
The School of Nursing faculty expects that its students will recognize that they have entered a profession in which commitment to full participation in clinical experiences is an essential component as students are considered to be part of the nursing team. Therefore, regular attendance in clinical, laboratory and simulation experiences is mandatory.
Missed hours can prevent adequate development and assessment of the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and clinical judgment. Absence from clinical/lab/simulation jeopardizes the student’s ability to successfully meet the required clinical course outcomes and competencies.
Punctuality is expected in professional workplaces. Students are expected to arrive on time for clinical/lab/simulation experiences and stay for the entire time allotted for that clinical/lab/simulation experience. Important information affecting patient care is communicated to students at the start of clinical experiences. Therefore, tardiness for clinical/lab/simulation experiences jeopardizes the student’s ability to give safe nursing care.
Absences from clinical experience are closely monitored by faculty and should occur only in rare circumstances. Clinical absences will be evaluated on an individual basis. If the student has any clinical absences during the semester, clinical may be made up through a plan developed by the clinical/lab instructor. However, the opportunity to make up absences may not be possible, depending on the length of the clinical rotation, the availability of the faculty and/or the agency to which the student is assigned and may result in inability of the student to meet course outcomes.
If it is determined by the faculty team that a student will be unable to meet course objectives due to clinical absences or if a pattern of absence develops or excessive absences exist, the appropriate course coordinator will refer the student the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies to determine progression in the program.
A student who is unable to attend a clinical experience must contact the clinical faculty personally prior to the beginning of the clinical experience. Leaving a message or e-mail for the faculty is not acceptable. Faculty will share specifics regarding appropriate means of communicating during orientation.
Travel to surrounding communities may be necessary.
Students are expected to demonstrate achievement of clinical objectives by the end of a clinical course. If, in the instructor‘s professional judgment, a student is consistently unable to provide safe nursing care to patients and cannot remedy the deficit in the given clinical time, the student will receive a grade of ―F for the course. Faculty, or staff in the clinical agency, has
the right to remove a student from the clinical area at any time for any cause.
Students are required to maintain a clinical passport and have this on their person at all times while in the clinical setting.
Students are required to maintain American Heart Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support certification.
- If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
- Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
- The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
- If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
- Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
- Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.
The APA Publication Manual 7th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs.
Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.
PROFESSIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT
Students who are nurses or are preparing to enter the profession of nursing are expected to treat others with respect and compassion. “The principle of respect for persons extends to all individuals with whom the nurse interacts. The nurse maintains compassionate and caring relationships with colleagues and others with a commitment to the fair treatment of individuals, to integrity-preserving compromise and to resolving conflict. This standard of conduct precludes any and all prejudicial actions, any form of harassment or threatening behavior, or disregard for the effects of one’s actions on others” (American Nurses Association Code for Nurses, Interpretive Statement 1.5).
The students, faculty, Department Chairs, Associate Deans, and the Dean of the School of Nursing of the University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio subscribe to the highest standards of conduct. Our aim is professional behavior beyond reproach. Failure to abide by the signed code of professional conduct may lead to suspension and/or permanent dismissal from the UTHSCSA SON. In particular, we subscribe to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Nurses (http://bit.ly/1mtD5p2) and the following points of conduct.
Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.
REQUIRED TEXT / REFERENCE
Several of the 5th Semester nursing textbooks used during your fifth nursing semester are available electronically or as a textbook bundle.
A textbook bundle and/or eBook Bundle is available for you to purchase at theUT Health – San Antonio Bookstore which includes all of the required textbooks for your upcoming semester.
5th Semester Book Bundle Package ISBN: See NURS 3330 for Bundle details
During new student orientation, we will provide additional information on electronic textbooks. This information may help guide your selection. Students may wait until orientation to purchase books.
Students may purchase books individually. Individual books can be purchased as e-books, or as traditional books.
Books required for N3371, Foundations of Nursing Practice: ClinicalApplication Course include the following:
Ackley, B. J. & Ladwig, G. B. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: AnEvidence-Based Guide to Planning Care
Potter,P.A., & Perry, A. G. Fundamentals of nursing: concepts, process, and practice
RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) TEXT / REFERENCE
Clinical Skills Lab Learning Modules:
Elimination (Bowel & Bladder)
Skin Integrity & Wound Care
Fluid & Electrolytes
Care of the Surgical Patient
All pre-lab reading assignments will be available on Canvas for your review.
CALENDAR - 1st Day Only
Please check the schedule for recent updates on Class Dates & Room.
COURSE ORIENTATION:Room: TBA:
DATE/TIME To Be Announced
- Students will be required to wear the official Nursing Uniform (Burnt Orange Scrub Top and Black Pants). The Nursing Uniform will be available for purchase during the week of the New Student Orientation.
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