NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Clinical Intensive I

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Clinical Intensive I
    B. Course Number: NU 214B - 10252
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: M T W Th F 8:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Webb, Kim
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: kwebb@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): NU203 Health and Illness Concepts II, NU213 Professional Nursing Concepts I, and NU203 Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions
    M. Corequisite(s): NU204A Health & Illness Concepts III, NU216 ADN Capstone or Clinical Intensive II (BSN Course)
    N. Class Location: AH157
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is the first of two Level Four clinical courses in which the student will apply the curricular concepts in the care management of patients with acute conditions across the lifespan. This course utilizes a combination of seminar, lab, and clinical. The student is given the opportunity to integrate nursing practice concepts into professional nursing practice and integrate diverse patient values into plans of care for patients with acute illness. The student interprets and analyzes system conditions and other factors that impact the quality and safety of nursing practice. An evidence-based approach is used in the delivery and evaluation of nursing care to acutely ill patients across the lifespan. The student evaluates policies and procedures relative to the acute care setting and collaborates with the health care team regarding delivery of patient care. The student also integrates the use of appropriate nursing informatics/technologies in the delivery of nursing care to acutely ill patients. This is a four credit hour course. Prerequisites: NU 203 Health and Illness Concepts II, NU 213 Professional Nursing Concepts I, NU 214A Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions Corequisites: NU 204A Health and Illness Concepts III, NU 216 ADN Capstone

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is transferrable to other New Mexico nursing programs utilizing the New
    Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) statewide common curriculum. This
    course has no guarantee of transferability to another college or university that is not
    participating in NMNEC statewide common curriculum.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    ATI Package
    2. Student Nurse Handbook (Can be accessed at www.nmjc.edu and in your NU214A Canvas Course Modules) http://www.nmjc.edu/assets/documents/Student%20Nurse%20Handbook%20-%20NMNEC%202018-19.pdf
    3. Dress code for Classroom and Clinical Laboratory activities:
    - See Student Nurse Handbook
    4. Blue Lab Skills Kit – for purchase only in the NMJC Bookstore

    Suggested:

    1. Adams, Michael, Norman Holland, and Carol Urban. Pharmacology For Nurses, A Pathophysiologic Approach. Fifth ed. N.p.: Pearson, 2017. Print. ISBN: 978-0-13-425516-3
    2. Barcus, Judith M. Wilkinson, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 11th edition. (2017) Pearson. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-433745-6
    3. Content Mastery Series Review Modules, Assessment Technologies Institute; LCC
    4. Gray, Morris. Calculate with Confidence, 6th edition. (2014) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323089319
    5. Jarvis, Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 7th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455728107
    6. Jarvis, Pocket Companion for Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 7th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323265379
    7. Jarvis, Physical Examination & Health Assessment Laboratory Manual, 7th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323265416
    8. Leifer, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 7th edition. (2015) Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455770151
    9. Lewis, Medical Surgical Nursing Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 10th edition. (2017) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323328524
    10. Mosby, Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 10th edition. (2016) Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323074032
    11. Myers, RNotes, Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th edition. (2014) F.A. Davis. ISBN: 9780803640245
    12. Pagana & Pagana, Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 5th edition. (2013) Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323089494.
    13. Pearson Education, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I, 2nd edition. (2015). Pearson/Prentice Hall. Print. ISBN: 9780132934268
    14. Pearson Education, Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume II, 2nd edition. (2015). Pearson/Prentice Hall. Print. ISBN: 9780132934275
    15. Pearson Education, Clinical Nursing Skills: A Concept-Based Approach Volume III, 2nd edition. (2015). Print. Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780133351798
    16. Potter, Perry, Stockert & Hall, Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th edition. (2016) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323327404
    17. Silvestri & Silvestri, Saunders 2016-2017 Strategies for Test Success, 4th edition. (2015) Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323296618
    18. Silvestri, NCLEX RN Comprehensive Review, 6th edition. (2013) Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455727551
    19. SimChart and Simulated Learning System for RN 2.0 package (2 yr) (2015). Elsevier. ISBN: 9781455711734
    20. Stanhope, M. & Lancaster J., Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community Oriented Practice, 4th edition. (2014) Elsevier. eBook ISBN:9780323443838
    21. Vallerand, April H., & Sanoski, Cynthia A. Davis’ Drug Guide for Nurses, 15th edition. (2016) ISBN: 13: 978-0-8036-5705-2
    22. Varcarolis, Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing,3rd edition. (2017) Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323389655

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students accepted into the NMJC RN Program will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
    Grading Scale Letter Grade
    90 – 100 A
    80 – 89 B
    77 – 79 C
    67 – 76 D
    0 – 66 F






    GRADES ARE NOT ROUNDED. STUDENT RECEIVES EXACTLY THE GRADE EARNED. (Ex. A 76.9% will not be rounded to a 77%). Student must receive a grade of 77% (C) or better in order to pass the course.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Level Four Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    Upon successful completion of Level 4, the student will:
    1. Integrate diverse patient values, beliefs, and attitudes, into plan of care for patients with acute illness.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    2. Interpret and analyze factors and system contributions that impact the quality and safety of nursing practice.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    3. Utilize an evidence-based practice approach in the delivery and evaluation of nursing care to acutely ill patients across the lifespan.
    (Institutional Outcome- Critical Thinking and Problem-solving)
    4. Evaluate the use of policies and procedures within the acute care setting.
    (Institutional Outcome- Self and Community Awareness)
    5. Effectively collaborate with the healthcare team in the delivery of care of patient care.
    (Institutional Outcome- Communication)
    6. Integrate use of appropriate technology for the delivery of nursing care to acutely ill patients.
    (Institutional Outcome- Communication)

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
    1. Integrate nursing practice concepts into their professional nursing practice.
    2. Integrate diverse patient values into plan of care for patients with acute illness. Level Outcome 1
    3. Interpret and analyze factors and system contributions that impact the quality and safety of nursing practice.
    Level Outcome 2
    4. Integrate an evidenced-based approach in the delivery and evaluation of nursing care to acutely ill patients across the lifespan.
    Level Outcome 3
    5. Evaluate the use of policies and procedures within the acute care setting.
    Level Outcome 4
    6. Effectively collaborate with the healthcare team in the delivery of patient care.
    Level Outcome 5
    7. Integrate use of appropriate technology for the delivery of nursing care to acutely ill patients.
    Level Outcome 6

    Level Objective Course Competencies: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
    1.1 Integrate patient’s values, beliefs and attitudes into the patient plan of care
    1.2 Using effective communication, integrate patient’s expressed values, beliefs, and attitudes in nursing care
    1.3 Integrate the use of resources to meet health care needs for diverse patient populations
    2.1 Analyze factors present in clinical settings that promote or hinder a culture of safety and caring.
    2.2 Anticipate, identify, and eliminate potentially harmful situations in an acute care setting with minimal guidance.
    2.3 Interpret and evaluate system contributions and staff response to clinical errors and near misses in an acute care setting, with minimal guidance.
    2.4 Implement evidence-based procedures to reduce harm, promote safety, and improve care in an acute care setting with minimal guidance.

    2.5 Design methods to introduce best and/or evidence based practice within an acute care setting.
    3.1 Incorporate patient/family preferences and values into an evidenced-based plan of care for participants with acute health problems.
    3.2 Apply evidence based approaches to care for participants with acute health problems.
    3.3 Modify care based on evidence based protocols/pathways when providing care for participants with acute health problems.
    4.1 Demonstrate clinical competency with the acute care patient in lab and practice settings.
    4.2 Use effective communication style with appropriate team members in care of patients with acute illness.
    4.3 Identify how healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments relates to the care of patients with acute illness.
    4.4 Demonstrate ethical practice in the delivery of care to patients with acute illness.
    4.5 Advocate for patients with acute illness.
    5.1 Begin to integrate the collaborative role of the nurse effectively within the inter-professional team.
    5.2 Engage effectively in shared decision making to provide quality patient care.
    5.3 Create supportive relationships with team members to leverage diverse skills.
    5.4 Demonstrate ability to function as team member or leader.
    6.1 Document planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care of patients with acute illness using available technology.
    6.2 Incorporate health care resources in sharing health information with patients with acute illness.
    6.3 Safely operate appropriate technology in the delivery of care to acutely ill patients.

  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    See Canvas