Clinical - Care of the Childbearing Family Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Office Location

Jones Hall Room 230

Office Hours

By appointment

Course Information

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Course

RNSG-1160-001 Clinical - Care of the Childbearing Family

Prerequisites

Course Description

A health-related work based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
mgraves24@actx.edu
806-371-5995
Make appointment at https://melodiegraves.youcanbook.me

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.

Hours

(1 sem hr; 3 clinical)

Class Type

Clinical

Syllabus Information

Textbooks

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

McKinney, E., James, S., Murray, S., Nelson, K., Ashwill, J.(2013). Maternal-Child Nursing, 5th Ed., Saunders/Elsevier.

Deglin, J., Vallerand, A., & Sanoski, C.(2012). Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses(13th Ed.), F.A. Davis.

 

SUGGESTED TEXTBOOKS:

Any textbook designed to help students analyze and interpret lab results

Maternal-Child Nursing, Study Guide, (McKinney, James, Murray, Nelson, & Ashwill)

Taber’s Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary (F.A. Davis)

 

OTHER REQUIRED RESOURCES:

Course Point Plus

DocuCare 

Supplies

 

CLINICAL DRESS POLICY

 

The Student Uniform will be:

Royal blue Landau® or Urbane® uniform jacket and pants (jacket sleeves may be short, ¾, or long).

Royal blue Landau® scrub top (women’s # 8219, men’s #7489)

Clean and neatly pressed, and well fitting.  Pants may not drag the floor.

White socks above the ankle or hose with pants.

Nursing shoes or solid color athletic shoes. Approved colors include white, navy blue, grey, and black.

 

The Student Uniform should not include:

Uniform that is too baggy or too tight.

Uniform pants made of knit material.

Uniform pants that are bound at the ankle by knit or elastic.

Underwear that is visible or thong underwear.

High top tennis shoes, clogs, sandals, open toes or backless shoes.

Note: Any fingernail polish that is worn must be clear.

 

Computer Requirements:

Clinical requirement- Mobile Device with Webcam, Maximum size 10 inch

System

Requirements

Minimum               

Recommended 

Operating System

Windows 7, 8, or 10

Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9

Windows 10

Mac OSX 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9

Processor

1 GHz processor

2 GHz or faster processor

Memory

2 GB of RAM

4 GB of RAM or higher

Monitor Resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768 or higher

Free Hard Disk Space

32 GB of free disk space

64 GB or higher of free space

Internet Connection

Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.

Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher

Internet Browser**

Respondus Lockdown Browser and IE8, IE9, Safari 4+, Chrome or Firefox

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Firefox

Java

Java is required to use Blackboard. Download Java.

Macromedia Flash Player

Flash is required to play videos within the Blackboard system. Download Flash  

Student Performance

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Satisfactory completion of all assignments.

Satisfactory achievement of the Clinical Performance Evaluation of Competency (CPEC).

100% attendance in clinical

Satisfactory completion of clinical simulations.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

Refer to the ADN Student Handbook (Professional Conduct), ANA Code of Ethics, and the AC Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Grading Criteria

GRADING CRITERIA:

The following criteria and grading scale will be used to determine the clinical grade:

Clinical Performance Score (CPEC) 100%

Grades will be assigned based on total scores of:

            A=       90-100

            B=       80-89

            C=       75-79.9 **Effective May 18, 2014

            D=       60-74

* Grades will not be rounded.

 

According to the Academic Progression and Graduation Requirements for All Students, “Students must have a grade of “C” or better in all required courses in order to progress to the next level in the nursing program. Any didactic nursing course with a required co-requisite clinical course is integrated and inseparable from the clinical course; therefore, a student must pass both courses with a “C” or better in the same semester in order to be eligible to enroll in the next level of courses. Students admitted to the ADN Program in spring 2014 and thereafter are ineligible to continue in the program when they have two or more course failures. A course failure means a grade of “D” or “F” and when a student withdraws (drops) from a course.”

Attendance

100% attendance in clinical and simulations.

Calendar

Clinical calendar will be emailed to each student after assignments are made.

Additional Information

 

COURSE OUTCOMES- RNSG 1160

 

MEMBER OF THE PROFESSION

1.  Utilize an ethical-legal framework and applicable professional standards in caring for childbearing families.              

2.  Utilize personal strengths to own professional development in the care of childbearing families.

3.  Implement quality nursing care practices for the childbearing family.

PROVIDER OF PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

4.  Function with increased confidence and skill to assist in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health of the childbearing family.

5.  Utilize a systematic process and clinical reasoning to provide holistic patient-centered care for childbearing patients and their families.

6.  Apply nursing concepts specific to meeting unique psychosocial needs of the childbearing family.

7.  Demonstrate the principles of health teaching for the childbearing patient and family.

8.  Utilize basic nursing skills in the care of the childbearing patient and family.

9.  Utilize effective communication skills and compassionate behaviors when interacting with diverse childbearing patients and families.

10.  Identify community resources in meeting the needs of childbearing patients and families.

PATIENT SAFETY ADVOCATE

11.  Incorporate evidence-based practice data from current literature to improve safety and quality of care for childbearing patients and families.

12.  Demonstrate knowledge of governmental and organizational accreditation requirements and professional standards for safety as it pertains to the childbearing family.

MEMBER OF THE HEALTHCARE TEAM

13.  Participate with the interdisciplinary team to provide holistic patient-centered care to childbearing patients and families.

14.  Demonstrate appropriate communication skills while interacting with other health care team members in the care of childbearing patients and families.

15.  Utilize current technology in the efficient management of holistic patient-centered care for childbearing patients and families.

16.  Assume the professional nursing role within the health care team while providing care to childbearing patients and their families.

 

 

 

 

Syllabus Created on:

08/23/19 2:05 PM

Last Edited on:

08/18/21 2:34 PM