9 Credit Hours
Division of Business, Applied Science, Math, and Science
DIRECTOR OF NURSING EDUCATION
Vera Streit, RN, BS, MN
Krista Bryant RN,
Tena Elwood, RN, BSN, MSN
Della Strait RN, BSN
Debra McDonald, RN, BSN, MSN
NR 201, NR 201L
Time & Day:
12, TW 06:
, F 9
and Lab times
may deviate from this schedule
Telephone: (785) 243
1435 Ext 330
Cell (785) 614
elephone: (785) 243
1435 Ext 331
Cell (785) 527
Telephone: (785) 243
1435 Ext 32
Cell (785) 614
Telephone: (785) 243
1435 Ext 328
ell (785) 738
1435 Ext 332
Cell (785) 738
Clay County Medical Center
Cell (785) 747
See posted schedules
Handbook of n
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.
Nursing now: today’s issues, today’s trends
t, B.L. and Nazareno, A.R.
ed.) St. Louis: Mosby
Huttel, R.A. and Cadenhead Colgrove, K. (2008). Pharmacology success. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
Ignatavicius, D.D. and Workman, M.L.
surgical nursing: critical
thinking for collaborative care.
McKinney, E.S., James, S.R., Murray, S.S., Ashwill, J.W.
St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
Myers, E. (2007
Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
Essentials of psychiatric mental health
Philadelphia: F.A Davis
RECOMMENDED REFERENCE BOOKS
Student must have one of each available for use:
Nutrition reference book
Nursing Fundamentals Book student’s choice
.M. and Munday, L.D. (
Math for meds
ed.) San Diego: Wallcur Inc.
math calculation book of student’s choice
for health professionals
Laboratory and diagnostic test reference
ce ( 200
student’s choice (200
NR 201 Nursing Across
the Life Span
presents health care needs relative
to specific functional health patterns of the individual. The
introductory phase of this course provides learning experiences to initiate the transition of the student from the practical
and philosophy to concepts inherent in the practice and
philosophy of the associate degree nurse. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic
communication and on the holistic needs of individuals across the life span. Using the nursing process, the student learns to
therapeutically with and on behalf of client
s, families, and significant others having well defined acute health needs. In addition to the
campus laboratory, a variety of structured clinical settings are used to provide correlated learning experiences. Legal aspec
issues, and dimensions o
f contemporary nursing are integrated throughout the course.
Graduation from an approved practical nursing program,
and admission to the
This class is offered in the fall semester
Students must complete the course with
to be successful
Exams and quizzes must average 80%
campus and clinical
grades must average 80%
Students must achieve 80% in both Exams/Quizzes and
or to averaging grades as indicated in the Grade
Students who do not achieve each of the above will have a maximum grade recorded of “D”
and are not eligible to proceed to
NR 202 Nursing Across the Lifespan.
Students are expected
to complete standardized educational diagnostic testing as scheduled.
(Assessment Technologies Inc;
Testing not completed at an established competency level will require remediation and retesting.
If the requirements are
not met by the end of finals
week an incomplete (I) will be recorded.
Quizzes and Examinations
Clinical and Campus Laboratory Performance
Competencies validated in classroom/lab
Oral and Written Assignments
Class and Clinical Attendance
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POLICIES FOR ATI TES
Three proctored ATI Assessment
will be administered during this semester. Students must have completed the
correlated unproctored preparatory assessment
prior to 8:00 AM
the day of the scheduled exam with a minimum
score of 80%. The Examination Policy below also applies to ATI testing.
If a Level II is not achieved on the Proctored Assessment, stud
ents will be required to print the diagnostic
profile and respond in writi
ng to the identified areas for review
prior to the scheduled proctored exam retake.
The student will retake the proctored exam as scheduled on the calendar. If a Level II is not achieved on the
the student must purchase subsequent tests
from ATI until a Level II is achieved. (a credit or
debit card will be required)
Audio Visual Programs
Required and Recommended Reading Assignments
Small Group Work
Campus Laboratory Experience
Supervised Clinical Laboratory Experience
Pre and Post Clinical Conferences
Written Clinical Assignments
Oral and Written Reports
Assessment Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
Online discussion groups
Students are expected to complete all assignments before coming to class or lab.
All clinical assignments shall be submitted by 5 pm on Thursday of the clinical week. Late assignments will
e a 10% grade reduction per day. Assignments submitted more than 5 days late will receive no credit.
One late contract will be provided and may be used for 1 weekly clinical assignment . The clinical instructor
shall be notified on Thursday, in writing
or by email, that the late contract is being used. Clinical assignments
shall then be submitted no later than 8 am Monday of the following week and will receive no grade reduction.
Due to the extreme importance of confidentiality in the clinical settin
are to be identified
client initials only. Any communication
that compromises the confidentiality of client(s) will result
consequences as outlined in the program handbook.
In addition to the course polices below, s
udents in the Nursing Program must adhere to the polic
es outlined in
the Cloud County Community College Student Handbook
Nursing Program Handbook
It is imperative that each student does his/her own work. The following policy
will apply to all students in
Infractions of academic integrity
(honesty) shall include:
Using another student’s work without giving the student credit for the work. In other words, taking
and placing your name on it and claimin
g it is yours, using another student’s quiz,
or help on a quiz/exam.
Giving another student your
knowing that he/she intends to turn it in as his/her own creation,
giving another student your quiz, or help on a quiz/exam.
It is not an infraction of t
he policy to help another student understand how to do an assignment if he/she does
the work himself/herself with your assistance.
“Cheating means getting unauthorized help on an assignment, quiz or examination.”
You must not receive from any
other students or give to any other students any information, answers, or
help during an exam.
You must not use unauthorized sources for answers during an exam. You must not take notes or books
to the exam when such aids are forbidden, and you must not r
efer to any book or notes while you are
taking the exam unless the instructor indicates it is an “open book” exam.
You must not obtain exam questions illegally before an exam or tamper with an exam after it has been
Materials taken from “Academ
ic Dishonesty in Our Classrooms
.” Instructional Exchange, 1990, 2 (2), 1
(Newsletter available from the Office of
University Assessment and Intellectual Skills Program, Western Michigan University)
“Plagiarism” means submitting work as you
r own that is someone else’s. For example, copying material from a
book, the Internet, or another source without acknowledging that the words or ideas are someone else’s and not
your own is plagiarism. If you copy an author’s words exactly, treat the pas
sage as a direct quotation and
supply the appropriate citation. If you use someone else’s ideas, even if you paraphrase the wording,
appropriate credit should be given. You have committed plagiarism if you purchase a term paper or submit a
paper as your
own that you did not write.
PENALTIES FOR INFRAC
ny infraction will receive zero (0) credit on the assignment quiz or exam and may result in a recommendation
for dismissal from the nursing program.
Attendance is expected in a
ll classes (theory and campus/clinical laboratory).
Classroom Attendance Policy:
Students are required to attend at least 26
(of the 32)
in order to
successfully complete NR201
no more than one
is missed, the lowest
exam grade is
dropped and the final exam will be a unit exam (the
will not be required). If
no more than
class sessions (morning and/or afternoon) are missed, the final will be a unit exam. If
more than (3)
class sessions are
in addition to the unit exam,
a comprehensive final will be required.
will be counted as 1 class absence.
The class secretary will be responsible for recording attendance.
NOTE: The lowest exam grade may be dropped only if th
xam average is
or above prior to dropping the
Clinical Attendance Policy:
Student clinical experience is essential to nursing education. Clinical performance
can only be evaluated if the student is present to demonstrate competency in the requir
with perfect clinical attendance will not be required to do clinical paperwork the last clinical week.
clinical experience will be made up
When clinical experiences are minimal, supplemental or clinical lab
ll be required. Upon periodic clinical attendance review, additional clinical experience may be
scheduled on a week day or evening at instructor discretion.
bsence from clinical experience for any reason,
must be personally notified by
prior to the start of that clinical time. If there is no
notification, an unexcused absence will be recorded and will result in a one percent grade reduction of the final
The above attendance policy does not apply if one must travel on r
oads that have been deemed unsafe by school
district or law enforcement official. The absence will be excused
if the instructor is notified.
Mature behavior is expected and required. Please respect others in the class by being quiet,
and not br
cell phones or other disruptive devices to class.
Violations of Safety, Ethical/Integrity and Legal standards will result in discipline up to and including
dismissal from the nursing program.
Beverages in covered containers are allowed in the c
lassroom. Snacks may be eaten on breaks only.
Arrangements to take missed exams must be made on or before the next class day. Please note: In class quizzes
may NOT be made up. An exam grade may be adjusted only if taken as scheduled
The final examination must be taken at the time scheduled. The final examination cannot be made up except in
the case of an excused absence.
The first exam
not taken on scheduled day will result in a 3% grade deduction.
The second exam not taken as sche
will result in a grade reduction of
is 10%, 4
Students encountering difficulties with course work or assignments should contact instructors as early as
Students will be give
n an incomplete grade in the course
sound reason and documented as described
Cloud County Community College
Students with an incomplete in NR201 are
ineligible to advance to NR202.
Refer to the
Cloud County Community Co
Student Handbook for a
Cloud County Community College has an Academic Due Process Policy to address any student academic
complaints. For any unresolved complaints
he policy can be obtained from the Ac
ademic Affairs Office.
To prepare practitioners who are responsible members of the health care team providing care for clients across
the lifespan who need diagnostic evaluation, or who are experiencing common, well defined acute or
ASSESSMENT OF DEPARTMENT
Goals are measure yearly
Instructors submit assessment results to Department Chairs by Feb. 1st. Department Chairs compile the
information into a discipline/program report c
ollected by division deans Feb. 15
and forwarded to the
assessment coordinator to be reviewed by the Student Leaning Outcomes Assessment Team.
Student Learning Success
Students who complet
e this course will be assessed using
as developed by the
Council for Nursing Articulation in Kansas
Provider of Care Role
Intervene for physiologic needs related to functioning of body systems essential to life: oxygen
hydration, nutrition bowel elimination, urinary elimination, activity/mobility, rest and sleep, hygiene,
skin/tissue integrity, comfort and physiological safety.
Provides a safe and effective care environment including protection of clients and heal
personnel from health and environmental hazards.
Manager of Care
, with instructor
Effectively use the
ursing process including Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning,
Implementation, and Evaluation.
Evidence Based Practice into the nursing process.
critical thinking in the delivery of nursing care
effective verbal and nonverbal interaction among members of the healthcare team, clients,
families and significant others.
ct standards of practice and accountability in the provision of care.
beginning leadership skills of delegation, prioritization of care,
Practice within an organizational framework.
Member of the Profession Role
, with instructor guidance
Demonstrate professional behavior by
intellectual and personal integrity,
dedication to client welfare,
commitment to the discipline of nursing,
adherence to college program and agency policies,
ntability in the practice of nursing,
application of ethical and legal framework of nursing,
personal responsibility for continued learning
ractice according to the Essential Functions as defined by this program
Show caring behaviors by demonstrating
a positive in
tention to improve each person’s
commitment to expert practice
caring of oneself
ACCOMMODATION FOR DI
a student needs
academic adjustments for any type of disability,
he/she should contact the sit
during office hours or make an appointment. Students may
also contact the Director of Advisement and
Counseling, located in the Advisement Center.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PO
In case of extremely severe weather, the college may close. The fo
llowing radio and TV stations will be
Notification will also be placed on the internet at
. A text message will also be sent out
on the Emergency Text Messaging System for the students who have signed
up for it.
Students should call the switchboard at 800
5101 or 785
1435 if they are unable to attend class due to
hazardous conditions. Night class and off campus class cancellations are left to the discretion of the instructor.
When alarms are sounded or crisis conditions arise, you will be instructed to move to a designated safe area or
to remain in the classroom until the crisis has passed. If you are informed to leave the room, take as many of
belongings as time permits. Cell phones and other electronic devices are only to be used once
you arrive in the safe area outside the building. Students requiring special assistance will be the responsibility
of the instructor or staff person.
f alert for tornado or bomb threat: PA system, phone, or staff interruption of class. In case of fire, the
alarm will sound.
If directed to leave the building, evacuate to the soccer field unless an alternate safe location has been