Fall 2011

NURS 3208-001 Care of Childbearing Families: Clinical Application

All students are responsible for checking their UTHSCSA Livemail account regularly (i.e., daily or several times every week) to obtain Official University Communication regarding their courses, program and student status.

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: 2.354
Phone: 567-5865
E-mail: davidsonp@uthscsa.edu
Office Hours: Vary and are posted weekly.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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)

PREREQUISITES

Completion of NURS 3207: Care of Childbearing Families: Theoretical Foundations or Concurrent

COURSE OUTCOMES

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

CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE

Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.

CLINICAL ATTENDANCE

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.

CLINICAL ABSENCES:
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.
 
NOTIFICATIONS:
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.

PATIENT SAFETY:
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.

CLINICAL PASSPORT:
Students are required to maintain a clinical passport and have this on their person at all times while in the clinical setting.

CPR REQUIREMENT:
Students are required to maintain American Heart Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support certification.

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS

  1. If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
  2. Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
  3. 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.
  4. If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
  5. Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
  6. Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.

APA GUIDELINES

Effective Fall 2010, the APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs.

Assessment Technologies Institute®, LLC (ATI) RN CONTENT MASTERY SERIES®

Syllabus updated July 1

Revision to ATI  Policy- To be implemented beginning Fall 2016

UTHSCSA School of Nursing utilizes the ATI RN Content Mastery Series®, RN Comprehensive Predictor® practice and proctored exams, and the ATI Virtual "greenlight" program to assist students in preparing for the NCLEX-RN® exam. Through practice and proctored examinations, students are able to assess their own knowledge and receive feedback and direction for content review throughout the program of study.

The proctored exams are administered in specific courses in both undergraduate tracks.


In order for a student to take the course related proctored exam, students will take the non-proctored (Practice A and B) tests individually, as often as they wish with a minimum of a 24 hour wait period between attempts. The student should engage in a minimum of one hour focused review on missed topics and/or identify three critical points to remember. Achievement of a 90% or higher individual score is required prior to taking the proctored test. Students may be required to show documentation by submitting a printed copy of the individual student transcript to the faculty prior to testing. Non-proctored tests are pass/fail.


To strengthen the review method, if students did not achieve a 90% or greater on the practice exam, students should understand the rationales for each distracter. It is recommended that students review 5-15 questions at a time with ample time given to review each of the rationales. When the student logs in again, the exam will continue from where the student had stopped previously.


Content Mastery Exams will comprise 15% of the total course grade. The following provides guidelines for inclusion of the CME in the course grade.


                   Content Mastery Examinations Requirements


Level

1st ATI Exam

(15% of Course Points)

2nd ATI Exam

(15% of Course Points)

3

100% of points  (15 points)

85% of points (12.75 points)

2

90% of points (13.5 points)

80% of points     (12 points)

1

*0% of points, develop focused review** and must retake exam

0% of points

Less than Level 1

*0% of points, develop focused review** and must retake exam

0% of points

*Level 1 and below: An individualized student success plan will be developed and implemented in conjunction with faculty to help student attain content mastery.
* Focused review consists of printing out the specific proctored “report” and using either the available ATI templates or a plain piece of paper to handwrite all of the missed items under “Topics to Review” and label each missed item with the topic descriptors. This handwritten remediation will be stapled with the student’s proctored “report”.

The RN Comprehensive Predictor will be given twice in NURS 4420 (traditional BSN program) or NURS 4423 accelerated BSN program).
o Each student will enroll in the Virtual ATI program.
o The student is expected to obtain a 74.0% on the RN Comprehensive Predictor (96% predicted probability of passing the NCLEX-RN) or greater on their individual score.
o All students achieving below 74.0% on initial RN Comprehensive Predictor (96% predicted probability of passing the NCLEX-RN) will engage in a required handwritten focused review* under “Topics to Review” on all missed items stapled with their ATI “Report” within 10 business days.
o The course coordinator/designee will track students needing to turn in the student focused review.
0 If the student has not turned in the required focused review before course grades are due, the course coordinator will be notified and the student will be notified to complete the focused review.
o A second RN Comprehensive Predictor will be given before the end of the semester.
0 If the student does not achieve the required 74.0% on the either the first or second RN Comprehensive Predictor (96% predicted probability of passing the NCLEX-RN) or greater on their individual score, the student will receive an incomplete in the course and will be required to complete all the Virtual ATI Program through Module 9 Leadership-Management. When the student has completed Module 1 to Module 9 of the Virtual ATI Program, the student will receive credit for the course.

 

SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY

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.

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

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.
ISBN: 978-1-4377-0259-0

RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) TEXT / REFERENCE

Semester one textbooks may be utilized.

CONTENT OUTLINE

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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