Dr. Ida L. Slusher
this is the name of the teacher and her office for intro to professional nursing
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Nursing science foundation using selected concepts and constructs. Emphasis on past and current knowledge in the formulation of nursing as a basic and applied science. Application of epidemiology to nursing practice.
Sophomore standing and minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement or department approval.
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM
1.Use informatics to identify
2.Discuss characteristics of self-care, professionalism, accountability, and competence in becoming a professional nurse.
3.Describe nursing leadership roles.
4.Discuss the relationship of law and ethics to the practice of professional nursing.
5.Explore the relationships among nursing theory, research, and evidence-based nursing practice.
6.Examine nursing care and health care delivery systems.
7.Describe the nursing process as the critical thinking method used in the practice of professional nursing.
At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:
Final Exam (Comprehensive
Philosophy of Nursing Paper
Attendance of Professional Nursing Organization Meeting
no more than 20% of these from the course. 3 classes
A minimum final course grade of 75%
in order to pass the course this is the grade you must get
less than 63 F
1.The student must communicate with the course faculty prior to missing the assignment or examination.
2. Unexcused, late work will not be accepted and make-up will not be allowed. Work (i.e., assignments and/or final exam) missed due to a documented extenuating circumstance (e.g., student is hospitalized, death in the immediate family) may be allowed to be made up at the discretion of the course faculty.
3. Make-up examinations for Exams 1 & 2 will not be given in this course. If a student must miss Exam 1 or 2, due to a documented extenuating circumstance, the student may be allowed to have their final exam score count for both the missed exam score and the final exam score (i.e., have the final exam score count for 55%, if exam 1 was missed, or 60%, if exam 2 was missed, of the student's final course grade); however, this will be at the discretion of the course faculty and if allowed would be for a maximum of one examination. Missing the final exam, at the scheduled time, may result in failure of the course or, in a documented extenuating circumstance and at the discretion of the course faculty, may result in an incomplete for the course and the examination being taken at a later date and time scheduled by the course faculty.
the student will have the remaining time that is left to complete the examination (i.e., the student will be required to turn their examination in at the same time as the rest of the class). Their time will not be extended. No student will be allowed to begin an examination after the first student has completed the examination and turned it in to the course faculty.
4.If a student is late for an examination
1 week, 24 hours
The student has ___ after the grade for Exam 1 and for Exam 2 is posted
in BlackBoard (i.e., the BlackBoard Grade Center for this course) and ___after the grade for the Final Exam is posted in BlackBoard to review the exam with the course faculty, on an individual basis and at a scheduled time, and/or to schedule a review of the exam with the course faculty. After these times, the exam will not be reviewed.
The student has one week after each grade (excluding the Final Exam and Final Course grades) is posted in BlackBoard to review the grade with the course faculty and/or to request that the course faculty review the grade. After one week, the grade will not be reviewed and will remain as posted. The student has 24 hours to review the Final Exam grade and/or the Final Course grade with the course faculty and/or to request that the course faculty review the grade after the grade is posted in BlackBoard. After 24 hours, the Final Exam grade and the Final Course grade will not be reviewed and will remain as posted. The exam grades will be posted in BlackBoard within 24 hours after the exam is taken, if at all possible, and the Final Course grade will be posted in BlackBoard within 24 hours after the Final Exam is taken, if at all possible.
the Chair of the Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing is required for a student to take and/or to repeat NSC 252. Failure of this course, dropping this course, or withdrawing from this course will require the student to obtain a recommendation from the student's academic advisor that the student be allowed to repeat the course and permission to repeat the course from the Chair of the Department.
PERMISSION TO TAKE AND/OR REPEAT COURSE is given from
one time prior to midterm
The course faculty will provide students with written information on his/her progress in this course by posting a grade(s) in the BlackBoard Grade Center for this course at least
cannot be discussed via e-mail or telephone;can and will be posted in the BlackBoard Grade Center for this course
If a student has more than 20% absences from the course, the student shall be assigned a final course grade of "F". If a student comes to class late, leaves before the end of class, takes an extended break, and/or comes to class unprepared, the student may be marked as absent for that week's class. The course faculty will keep an attendance sheet.
Signing the attendance sheet and/or answering for another student is a form of
Philosophy of Nursing Paper Due
THANKSGIVING BREAK; NO CLASS
Final Exam (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
discussion of the student's philosophy of nursing is to include the student's definition of nursing (an existing definition can be used as long as it represents the student's own beliefs about nursing and as long as the student references the definition). The student's definition of nursing must be explicitly stated, in one to two sentences (e.g., My definition of nursing is...),
Philosophy of Nursing Paper is over
The body of the paper should have a two to three sentence introduction section, followed by a one (1) to one and a half (1-1½) page discussion section, and then a two to three sentence summary section. The paper must include at least two (2), current (i.e., published within the last five years), professional nursing journal article references* (with content from the article incorporated and referenced within the body of the paper and referenced in the reference list).
RN, Nursing (year), and websites
these are not considered professional nursing journals and cannot be used as such
must be typed in APA (6th ed.) format, including the title page, body of the paper, and reference page.
) be typed in a current version of Microsoft Word that can be opened by the course faculty; (b) be typed in Times New Roman typeface, with 12-point font size; (c) have double-spacing between all lines, including the title page and reference list; (d) have 1-1½ inch margins (top, bottom, right, and left); (e) include a title page and reference page; (f) have headings between sections; and (g) have a running head and page numbers. A hard copy of the paper must be printed on white, 8½ x 11 inch paper, in black ink and have a single staple in the upper left-hand corner; the paper must not be hole-punched or put in a folder
cannot exceed two (2) pages
the length of the body of the paper. this length excludes the title page and reference page.
this is something that the paper does not require
the BlackBoard site for this course, within Discussion Board: Philosophy of Nursing Paper (the paper must be posted as an attachment within a thread that the student must create), by at least 8:00 a.m. on the date that the paper is due (see the Course Schedule). Additionally, a hard (printed) copy of the paper must be turned in to the course faculty prior to 9:10 a.m. on the date that the paper is due. It is requested that each student bring an additional hard copy of the paper to class on the date that the paper is due for the student's use during class discussion.
The paper must be posted in
Discussion of Student's Philosophy of Nursing (including
the student's explicitly stated definition of nursing)
APA format (6th ed.) & Grammar