NU 275 Management & Issues in Nursing
SP 2013 NUA
Nursing Program Chair and Associate Professor of Nursing
DHEd (Doctorate Health Education) - AT Still University 2010MSN in Community Health and FNP - Valparaiso University - 1996 / 1997BSN - Missouri Western State College 1991
Hawley Hall Room 211
Monday 1000- 1300 other times by appointment
January 14, 2013 - May 10, 2013
7:00 - 8:40 AM
Fall nursing course work
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of the
Core Assessment: The development of a portfolio is one method for students to visualize
academic progression and professional development over time. This project
assesses the student’s ability to reflect upon educational and professional
progression and present the information in electronic format.
assessment is designed to assess primarily Core Learning Outcomes #1, #2,
#3 and #5, and will make up 20% of the course grade.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Portfolio – core assessment
Professionalism Assignments (7)
70 (10 points each)
Nursing Assessment Test (Kaplan)
Management & Professional Issues Test (Kaplan)
Threaded Discussions (11)
55 (5 points each)
Weekly Quizzes (7)
70 (10 points each)
Question Trainers 1-5
100 (20 points each)
Kaplan Focus Tests (3)
Prep U assessments (2)
Grading: This course is based on a point system of grading. Each assignment is assigned points. The core assessment is valued at 20% of the course grade. Faculty reserve the right to change the points based upon the course needs. NO EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE AWARDED IN THIS COURSE.
A = 92 -100%
B = 84 - 91%
C = 75 - 83%
D = 66- 74%
F = 0 - 65%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The complete attendance policy is found in the Student Nurses Handbook (page 24).
Note: Chapters will not be studied sequentially and not all chapters in the book are used in the course; however they are a resource. The course has been designed to augment the clinical rotation experiences with Leadership content in addition to the achievement expected in the Core Learning Outcomes. Students in this course are considered Seniors and as such expected to delve deeper into the content to assure their learning needs are accomplished.
Course Introduction & Scope of Practice
Cherry, Chapter 2 and 4
Missouri Nurse Practice Acts
Communication – SBAR Technique – use of
Professional Communication & Conflict management
Cherry chapter 18
Leadership Processes: Styles, Delegation, Priorities, Time Management
Cherry, Chapter 16, 19, 20, and 25
Delegation of authority: Delegating Tasks to Assistive Health Care Personnel
Informatics and Documentation
Cherry, Chapter 14
Legal/ Ethical Issues in Nursing
Cherry, Chapters 8 and 9
From the Park University online Library (CINNHAL)
Lachman, V. D. (2012). Applying the Ethics of Care to Your Nursing Practice. MEDSURG Nursing, 21(2), 112-116.
Life-Sustaining Therapy: Withholding or Withdrawing
Nursing Theory & Evidence Based Practice
Cherry, Chapters 1, 5, 6 and 21
Health Care and Nursing Policy & Politics
Cherry, Chapter 13 and 23
Take the Management and Professional Issues Standardized Test in class.
Study Plan Preparation / and first 8-Week wrap up
None this week; this is a week to prepare your Study Plan. Bring a draft to class with you.
Break- Spring Break: Enjoy
NCLEX Facts & Fiction & beginning the NCLEX Journey
The RN Course Book pages 1-45
Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse
Cherry, Chapter 24, 26, and 28
Safe and Effective Care Environment
The RN Course Book pages 397-448
The Nursing Process in Professional Practice
From the Park University online Library (CINNHAL) – All of these are full text.
Lechasseur, K., Lazure, G., & Guilbert, L. (2011). Knowledge mobilized by a critical thinking process deployed by nursing students in practical care situations: a qualitative study. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 67(9), 1930-1940. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05637.x
Cardwell, P., Corkin, D., McCartan, R., McCulloch, A., & Mullan, C. (2011). Is care planning still relevant in the 21st century?. British Journal Of Nursing, 20(21), 1378-1382.
Huckabay, L. (2009). Clinical reasoned judgment and the nursing process. Nursing Forum, 44(2), 72-78. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6198.2009.00130.x
Pretz, J., & Folse, V. (2011). Nursing experience and preference for intuition in decision making. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 20(19/20), 2878-2889. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03705.x
Kaplan Diagnostic Test (Taken at home) –
This is the first activity in the Kaplan NLCEX- Prep Course – No face-to-face meeting this week. Three (3) hours is allotted for the test. Target benchmark is 65%
Kaplan Nursing Assessment Standardized Test - This is considered the final exam for the course.
This test will be taken April 23, 2013 in the nursing classroom/computer lab. Time to be determined at a later time and will be posted in the Announcements section of the course online resources.
None this week.
Kaplan NCLEX-RN Prep Course: Note Schedule Changes – All sessions are Mandatory Attendance
Kaplan Decision Tree – The RN Course Book pages 46-47
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Class 1
Thursday April 25, 2013 Class 2 and Class 3
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Class 4 and Class 5
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Class 6 and Class 7 – Take the Readiness Test in the classroom
Wednesday May 8, 2013 Class 8
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98Please see the Student Nurses Handbook for specific policies related to the Nursing Program.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Attachments:Continuing Education AssignmentRubric
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