Syllabus for NUR-400

 

NURSING CARE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 

 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course prepares the student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide safe, quality nursing care to the childbearing, childrearing and gerontological client. Familycentered care, including health education and advocacy, are emphasized as essential to ensure high-quality health outcomes. Nursing care for clients with selected altered health states are discussed with application to client-focused clinical practice.

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: 9780135089811

 

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: 9780132111751

 

ISBN-13: 9780138024611

 

ISBN-13:13-9780132109079

ISBN-13: 9780323065801

 

ISBN-13: 9780323077538

 

Additional Resources

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Nursing Care Across the Lifespan  (NUR-400) is an eight-credit hybrid, (in-class/online) course, consisting of  six (6) modules. The course includes 60 hours didactic learning and 180 hours of clinical practice. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

 

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

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 assignment. See below for more details.

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Online Discussion Forums

All modules of the course are associated with a discussion forum.   To begin, the student should respond to all topics, if any, discussion forum threads 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 four examinations.  Details can be found within the Examinations section of the course.  

IN-CLASS EXAM POLICY

Clinical Assignment

There is one clinical assignment associated with this course.    

You are required to complete the Clinical Evaluation Tool which evaluates specific clinical behaviors. This 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

Course Grade Requirements by Program of Study

For courses taken in  Accelerated 2nd Degree Program  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program must earn a grade of B- (80) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in BSN programs (RN-BSN)

Students enrolled in the BSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in MSN programs

Students enrolled in the MSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in the graduate nursing certificate programs must earn a grade of B (83) or better for the course to be applied to program requirements.

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.  

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.

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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