NURS 3208-001 Care of Childbearing Families: Clinical Application
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Clinical skills lab on 9/08/11 will focus on adminstration of injections. See blackboard for objectives and required readings.
FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION
Patti Davidson, MSN, RNC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Vary and are posted weekly.
This course provides opportunity for clinical application of holistic care of women and their families during the childbearing years with emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
2 semester hours (2 hours clinical)
Corequisites: NURS 3207-Care of Childbearing Families: Theoretical Foundations.
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.
- 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.
1. Apply physiological, psychosocial, and cultural concepts which promote healthy outcomes for childbearing families while providing direct care. (Essential I)
2. Apply strategies to ensure practice improvements and to promote achievement of safe and quality outcomes for childbearing families. (Essential II)
3. Select and integrate appropriate research findings when providing care for childbearing families. (Essential III)
4. Utilize technological approaches that enhance the delivery of healthcare of childbearing families. (Essential IV)
5. Analyze the implications of healthcare policy on issues of access, affordability, and social justice that impact the health of childbearing families. (Essential V)
6. Employ interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to advocate for safe, high quality care of childbearing families. (Essential VI)
7. Apply culturally appropriate health promotion and restoration strategies to achieve optimal outcomes for childbearing families from preconception through the postpartum and neonatal period. (Essential VII)
8. Practice nursing according to legal, ethical, and professional standards. (Essential VIII)
9. Apply strategies for health promotion and disease management specific to the needs of the childbearing family. (Essential IX)
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES
Satisfactory completion of all course (clinical) objectives, including satisfactory submission of all written assignments.
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.
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 Academic Affairs 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 6th 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.
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
Murray,S., & McKinney, E. (2010) Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing (5th ed). Maryland Heights, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.
RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) TEXT / REFERENCE
Semester one textbooks may be utilized.
This course focuses on the clinical application of the theoretical material presented in NURS 3207:Care of Childbearing Families: Theoretical Foundations.
CALENDAR - 1st Day Only
Please check the schedule for recent updates on Class Dates & Room.
Please check the schedule for recent updates on the clinical dates & rooms.
The first day of scheduled clinical activities will be 09/08/11 in the clinical skills lab. Students will be assigned a lab time following determination of clinical group assignments.
For further calendar and details, please refer to the information posted in Blackboard.
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