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RELLIS · Health Sciences · Nursing - RNSG

Advanced Concepts of Adult Health
RNSG-2231

  • Fall 2020
  • Section B02 CRN-20475
  • 2 Credits
  • 08/24/2020 to 10/30/2020
  • Modified 08/19/2020

Meeting Times

Blended Lecture

  • Thursday, 8:00 AM to 11:50 PM, ACB - 1 Room 120

Contact Information

Professor: Professor Cindy Manning MSN, RN

Office Hours

  • Thursday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, via ZOOM

Also by appointment

Email and voicemail responses will be answered within 24 hours.

Professor: Debbie Griffith, MSN, RN, CEN

Office Hours

  • Thursday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, via ZOOM

Also by appointment

Email and voicemail responses will be answered within 24 hours.

Description

Application of advanced concepts and skills in the development of the professional nurse’s roles with adult patients and families involving multiple body systems. Emphasis on advanced knowledge, judgments, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. This course focuses on clients with common complex health concerns. The content of this course will assist the student to develop their role as a member of the profession in providing patient-centered care, while emphasizing patient safety and advocacy and collaboration among the health care team.  Two theory hours per week. Total contact hours 32. Credit: Two semester hours.

Requisites

Prerequisites: RNSG 1343, RNSG 2261, RNSG 1412, RNSG 2161.  

Co-requisites: RNSG 2263, RNSG 2121 and RNSG 2263.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes

  1. Utilize critical thinking and systematic problem-solving skills as a basis for decision making for adult patients and families with advanced medical-surgical health care needs.
  2. Develop a plan of care; and evaluate care for adult patients and families with advanced health care needs. (WECM)
  3. Promote safety and quality improvement as a provider of patient-centered care nursing care for the course designated population.
  4. Prioritize the roles of the professional nurse in the provision of care for adult patients and families. (WECM)

Materials

REQUIRED Textbooks, Supplies, and Materials:

Lewis, S., Bucher, L., Heitkemper, M., Harding, M. (2017). Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (10th ed.). Missouri: Elsevier.

Electronic Device with approved Blinn College Skyscape software package including:

         Davis Drug Guide for Nurses  Special Mobile/Desktop Bundle

  1. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Special Mobile/Desktop Bundle
  2. Davis Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications, Special Mobile/Desktop Bundle
  3. Intravenous Medications (Gahart)
  4. Davis's Guide to Clinical Nursing Skills (Rhoads)
  5. Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual (Sommers)

        

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS:

Cohn, E.  & Gilroy-Doohan, M.  (2012). Flip and see ECG (4th ed.). Philadelphia:  Elsevier.  ISBN-13: 978-0323084529

Horntvedt, T. (2015). Calculating dosages safely:  A dimensional analysis approach. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.  

Sandstrom, S. A. (2017). Study guide for medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems, 10th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier.  ISBN: 978-0-323-37148-3

 

Course Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Achieve 74.5% or better on the weighted average of the ALL unit exams and comprehensive final combined, AND
  2. Achieve 74.5% or better for the final course grade.
  3. Complete participation activities as assigned by the instructors.
  4. Computer requirements as stated in Fall 2020 General Course Policies.
  5. ExamSoft/Examplify will be utilized for all exams.
  6. Completion of CampusClear app as stated in Fall 2020 General Course Policies.
  7. Wearing of mask as stated in 2020 General Course Policies.
  8. Body temperature evaluated when in Sim lab.
  9. Usage of personal protection equipment (PPE) as required by the Sim Lab.  Full PPE will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Evaluation

  1. Unit exam 1                                        15%
  2. Unit exam 2                                        15%
  3. Unit exam 3                                        15%
  4. Unit exam 4                                        15%
  5. Comprehensive final exam                 25%
  6. Class participation                              15%
  7. Bonus Points Possibility                       3pts

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM POLICIES

Class Participation

The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. Each class meeting builds the foundation for subsequent class meetings. Without full participation and regular class attendance, students shall find themselves at a severe disadvantage for achieving success in college. Class participation shall constitute at least ten percent of the final course grade. It is the responsibility of each faculty member, in consultation with the Instructional Dean, to determine how participation is achieved in his or her class. See course specific area, for information on participation.

Late/Missed/Make-up Assignments

Failure to complete an assignment by the scheduled date and time will result in a 10-point deduction per each 24-hour time period the assignment is late. Any assignment consisting of more than one document will not be considered turned in on time unless all appropriate documents are turned in. Thus, points will be deducted accordingly until the assignment is completed. 

No grades are scheduled to be dropped in this course. Make up work is not a general practice and will ONLY be extended to students under extenuating circumstances and only with approval prior to the assignment due date. 

Unless instructed otherwise, submit written work as a Microsoft Office Word® compatible document or as a PDF via the Dropbox in eCampus by the due date. If assignments require scanning, they must be scanned using a PC scanner, upload and submitted as a PDF. The formatting must be readable by the instructor. If a student cannot submit electronically, they must contact their instructor to work out an agreeable alternative (if available).  

Test-Taking/Exam Etiquette 

Exam Etiquette should “mimic” test taking at Pearson Vue (testing site for the NCLEX-RN). No personal belongings are to be brought into the testing center area. These should be left at home or in your car. 

 Specific personal items not allowed are in the testing area (copied from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s website): 

Any educational, test preparation, or study materials 

Cell/mobile/smart phones, tablets, cameras, pagers, jump drives, or any other kind of electronic device 

Bags/purses/wallets/watches  

Coats/hats/scarves/gloves/sunglasses  

Medical aids/devices  

Food or drink, gum/candy  

Lip balm 

A blank sheet of paper and pencil will be provided in the testing area. 

Exam Review

Students may review their unit exams in person, and by appointment, with the course instructor or remediation coordinator. Exam reviews may not be scheduled until after final scores are posted. 

 Students may only review missed exam items. Exam reviews must occur before the next exam is given; once the next exam occurs, the test reviews for the previous exam will NOT be allowed. There will be no exam reviews for the final exam. 

 During an exam review, no cell phones, recorders, book bags, purses, etc. will be allowed in the room.  No questions can be recorded or written down when reviewing an exam. See Blinn College Scholastic Dishonesty: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/1204?filter=FLDB 

 Students scoring less than 75% on any exam are required to meet with the academic coach.  To set up an appointment please send an email.   

 Students scoring greater than 75% may meet with the faculty member and/ or remediation coordinator to review missed questions or discuss study skills/test-taking strategies. Email the individual faculty or academic coach to set up an appointment. 

Late/Missed/Make-up Exams

Students who will be late or absent from an exam, are expected to notify the faculty prior to the scheduled start time.  

Students who are late for the exam, may not be given the full time to complete their exam. 

Students who are a “no-call, no-show," will be given a “0”.

Special considerations for makeup exams or additional time will be on a case by case basis and at the faculty’s discretion.  

If missing an exam because you are sick, you must bring a doctor’s excuse.

An alternate exam (with essay, short answer, and fill in the blank questions) may be given to those students who miss an exam. 

Texas House Bill 1508

In accordance with Texas House Bill 1508 all applicants in pursuit of an occupational degree with licensure must be notified of potential ineligibility. Admission to and/or completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program does not ensure licensure eligibility.  Eligibility to sit for the registered nurse licensure exam NCLEX-RN is determined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).  Issues that could lead to ineligibility could include but are not limited to certain criminal offenses, substance abuse and mental health illnesses.  Please note, a student’s eligibility may be affected by any inaccuracies in their petition, and any subsequent violation of the Nursing Practice Act may affect eligibility or may result in the later revocation of a license obtain through misrepresentation. Please refer to the Texas Board of Nursing site for specifics (http://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_eligibility.asp). 

Syllabus disclaimer statement

At times it may be necessary to adjust the syllabus contents after its publication.  If changes to the syllabus are made changes it will be issued to the students via E-Campus; students will be required to answer a survey response to indicate that they have been made aware of the changes. 

 

RNSG 2231 COURSE SPECIFIC POLICIES

ATI Targeted Medical-Surgical Exams

ATI Targeted Exam due dates are assigned on the course calendar. Students ARE REQUIRED to put a copy of their transcript (PDF only) or a screen shot of their ATI results for each targeted exam in the appropriate dropbox in Ecampus. Transcripts/screen shots should include: name of exam, student name, date and time the exam was completed, and the score obtained.  Participation credit will be awarded from the ATI Transcripts/screen shots from the submissions received in the appropriate dropbox at the designated date and time.  Only scores and time recorded after the course’s start date will be allowed for submission for a grade.  Students may attempt the ATI Targeted Exams once every 24 hours.  Please complete remediation in-between attempts.

Bonus Points Possibility:

Students who obtain a 75 or greater for their final course grade may earn 3 points towards their final grade by completing the activities below. Time and scores accumulated in these activities prior to the start of the semester will NOT count towards this activity. Students must score 80% or higher on ALL final exams in Learning System RN to count.  Students are required to submit their ATI transcript for each assignment to the designated dropbox in order to receive credit: 

 

Assignment

Due Date

Date Completed

Complete all 4 Nurse Logic Modules (min. 4hrs)

☐Knowledge and Clinical Judgement

      ☐Beginning Test ☐ Advanced Test

☐Nursing Concepts

      ☐Beginning Test ☐ Advanced Test

☐Priority Setting Framework

      ☐Beginning Test ☐ Advanced Test

☐Testing and Remediation

      ☐Beginning Test ☐ Advanced Test

*Time spent on the beginning/advanced test and in the modules will ALL count towards required 4 hour time

9/17

 

Fundamentals Final

9/3

 

Communication Final

9/3

 

Community Health Final

9/10

 

Maternal Newborn Final

9/10

 

Gerontology Final

9/17

 

Mental Health Final

9/24

 

Nursing Care of Children Final

9/24

 

Medical Surgical Final

10/1

 

Pharmacology Final

10/1

 

Leadership Final

10/8

 

NCLEX ComprehensiveFinal

10/8

 

Schedule

Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
 
 

Date

Group

Location

Time

Content

Faculty

F2F min

Online

min

8/26

All

Zoom

2000

Course Orientation

Manning

Griffith

 

60

 

 

 

Week 1:

8/27

All

Online

 

Emergency Nursing, Trauma and Disaster Preparedness

Lecture online

Griffith

 

 

105

Blue

Hi-fi

1000-1145

ER Nursing Practical application

Manning

Griffith

105

 

White

Hi-fi

0800-0945

ER Nursing Practical application

Griffith

 

 

 

 

Week 2:

9/3

All

Online

 

 

 

0800

Respiratory

Lecture online

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg Respiratory online practice 2019 exam due

Manning

 

105

Blue

Hi Fi

0800-0945

Respiratory Practical application

Manning Griffith

105

 

White

Hi Fi

1000-1145

Respiratory Practical application

 

 

 

Week 3:

9/10

All

 

 

 

 

0800

Cardiovascular and DIC

Lecture online

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg Cardiovascular online practice 2019 exam due

Manning

 

 

160

 

All

Schwartz 480 & ACB 1 -120

0800-0950

Exam 1 via Examplify

Manning Griffith

 

50

 

Week 4: 9/17

 

All

 

 

Shock Lecture online

Griffith

 

105

Blue

Hi Fi

1000-1145

Shock Practical application

Manning Griffith

105

 

White

Hi Fi

0800-0945

Shock Practical application

 

Week 5:

9/24

All

 

 

 

 

 

0800

Gastrointestinal

Lecture online

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg Gastrointestinal online practice 2019 exam due                                                 

Manning

 

 

160

 

All

Schwartz 480 & ACB 1 -120

0800-0950

Exam 2 via Examplify

Manning Griffith

 

50

 

 

 

 

Week 6: 10/1

 

All

 

 

 

 

0800

 

 

 

0800

Immune and Renal Online Lectures

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg Immune online practice 2019 exam due

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg Renal and Urinary Online practice 2019 exam due

Griffith

 

105

Blue

Hi Fi

0800-0945

Practical application

Manning Griffith

105

 

White

Hi Fi

1000-1145

Practical application

 

Week 7:

10/8

All

 

 

 

 

0800

Thermal

Lecture online

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg Fluid, Electrolyte, Acid-Base online practice 2019 exam due

Griffith

 

 

160

 

All

Schwartz 480 & ACB 1 -120

0800-0950

Exam 3 via Examplify

Manning Griffith

 

50

Week 8:

10/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

0800

 

 

 

0800

 

 

 

Endocrine, Neruo and Brain Death online Lecture

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg Endocrine Online practice 2019 exam due

 

ATI-Targeted Med/Surg 2019: Neurosensory and Musculoskeletal practice exam due

Manning Griffith

 

105

Blue

Hi Fi

1000-1145

Practical application

Manning Griffith

105

 

White

Hi Fi

0800-0945

Practical application

 

Week 9:

10/22

All

 

 

Organ Donation

Lecture online

Manning

 

 

160

 

All

Schwartz 480 & ACB 1 -120

0800-0950

Exam 4 via Examplify

Manning Griffith

 

50

Week 10:

10/29

All

Schwartz 480 & ACB 1 -120

0700-0950

Final Exam via Examplify

Manning Griffith

 

130

Total Minutes

(1920 minutes = 32 hours)

525

1395