Syllabus for NUR-320

 

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING


COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course, students are introduced to the profession of nursing. The theoretic constructs of the metaparadigm of nursing serve as a basis for role development and understanding the practice of nursing. Health promotion, disease prevention, safety, and quality of care provide a context for the practice of evidence-based nursing. This course is designed to be taken with NUR-340 and NUR-342.

 

COURSE TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

 

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College's textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Materials  

ISBN-13: 9781433805615

 

ISBN-13: 978-0133026184

 

ISBN-13: 978-1-55810-282-8

 

ISBN-13: 978-1-55810-270-5

 

ISBN-13: 978-55810-258-3 

   

ISBN-13: 9781433805615

   

ISBN-13:9780138024611

 

ISBN-13: 9780323065801

 

ISBN-13: 9780323077538

 

Additional Resources

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Introduction to Professional Nursing  (NUR-320) is a seven-credit course consisting of six modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO3, CO4, & CO5

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, & CO5

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, & CO5

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, & CO5

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, & CO5

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, & CO5

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums, take exams, and complete clinical assignments. See below for more details.

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Online Discussion Forums

There may be a discussion forum associated with course modules. To begin, the student should respond to all topics, if any, discussion forum threads are posted by the nurse-educator within this forum.  Every student must respond to each of the topics.

Students will receive a Course Participation grade at the end of the course (on a Pass/Fail basis).

Examinations

You are required to complete the following four examinations.  Details can be found within the Examinations section of the course.  

IN-CLASS EXAM POLICY


Clinical Assignments

There are two clinical assignment associated with this course.    You are required to complete the following:

Both assignment will be graded on a Pass/Fail scale and you must pass this assignment to pass the course.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

 

All assignments will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

A

=

93100

A–

=

9092

B+

=

8889

B

=

8387

B–

=

8082

C+

=

7879

C

=

7377

C–

=

7072

D

=

6069

F

=

Below 60

 

NOTE

All website addresses (URLs) in this course were accurate and reflected the stated content at the onset of the course. However URLs change and great resources may disappear. If you encounter a problem accessing a web site, post a message in the HELP discussion area of this course.

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

 

 

Study Tips

 

Consider the following study tips for success:

 

To stay on track throughout the course, begin each week by consulting the course Calendar. The calendar provides an overview of the course and indicates due dates for submitting all assignments, posting discussions, and scheduling and taking examinations.  

 

 

LATENESS POLICY

Written assignments should be submitted no later than the due date unless prior arrangements are made with the mentor and a new due date is established. If a student submits an assignment after the due date without having made arrangements with the mentor, a minimum of five points, (based on an assignment grading scale of 100 points), or 5% of the total points, will be deducted for each week, or part thereof, that the assignment is late. Discussion Board assignments must be done in the week they are due, or points will be forfeited.

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