Syllabus for NUR-722

 

NURSING ADMINISTRATION: ROLE AND PRACTICUM 

 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides the student with the opportunity to experience the role of nurse administrator/executive. An individualized nursing administration practicum in a specific area of clinical emphasis is chosen by the student and monitored by the mentor and on-ground preceptor. Competencies that govern the role of the nurse administrator/executive are explored in depth. Students focus on the context for enacting the role of nurse administrator/executive in a healthcare delivery system. Students engage in a reflective discussion of nursing administration issues and experiences in the online seminar. This course requires completion of 150 practicum hours.

Prerequisites:

 

*Students may register for one elective concurrent with this course.

 

Advisory: Students who do not have updated e-portfolios will not be able to register for this course. Students should have access to a webcam. Open only to Thomas Edison State College students enrolled in the MSN degree and Nurse Administration Certificate Programs.

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, at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/tesc.htm.

 

Required Materials  

ISBN-13: 9781558102675

ISBN-13: 9781433805615

ISBN-13: 978-0323034272

ISBN-13: 978-1-284-05058-4

ISBN-13: 9780323028776

 

Additional Resources

COURSE STRUCTURE

Nursing Administration: Role and Practicum (NUR-722) is a three-credit online course, consisting of  six (6) modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO4

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2 and CO3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2 and CO3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2 and CO3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2 and CO3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2 and CO3

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

 

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Online Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in 11 graded discussion forums. Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules. There is also an ungraded but required introduction forum in Module 1 and an ungraded but required reflection forum in Week 12.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website is the online discussion forum rubric used to aid in the grading of all online discussion assignments.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete seven written assignments.  

  1. The first written assignment, WA #1, is a paper called Practicum Project Proposal, and is worth 5% of your grade
  2. The second written assignment, WA #2, is a paper called Practicum Log #1, and is worth 6.25% of your final grade.
  3. The third written assignment, WA #3, is a paper called Practicum Log #2, and is worth 6.25% of your grade.
  4. The fourth written assignment, WA #4, is a paper called Organizational Assessment, and is worth 20% of your final grade.
  5. The fifth written assignment, WA #5, is a paper called Practicum Log #3, and is  worth 6.25% of your grade.
  6. The sixth written assignment, WA #6, is a paper called The Literature Review, and is worth 20% of your final grade.
  7. The seventh written assignment, WA #7, is a paper called Practicum Log #4, and is worth 6.25% of your final grade.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website are the written assignment rubrics used to aid in the grading of each written assignment.

See course Calendar for due dates.

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.

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.

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 assignments, posting discussions, and scheduling and taking examinations.

 

 

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