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The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
RNSG-1105-001 Nursing Skills I
Corequisite: RNSG 1309 and RNSG 1301
Study of the concepts and principles necessary to perform basic nursing skills for the adult patient; and demonstrate competence in the performance of nursing procedures. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.
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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:
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.
(1 sem hr; 1 lec, 1 lab)
On Campus Course
Potter, Perry, Stockert, Hall, Fundamentals of Nursing, 10th ed., Mosby -Elsevier, 2016; Elsevier - CS: Essentials (eCommerce); any current Comprehensive NCLEX-RN Review book (such as Silvestri - Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Exam, 7e)
Nursing Supply Kit
Royal Blue uniform (top, pants and jacket with ADN patch on top and jacket) (See dress code in course manual for details)
Computer: laptop or tablet with webcam. (See system requirements)
Students Performance/ Learning Outcomes
Describe concepts and principles that are basic to the safe performance of nursing skills and demonstrate competence of nursing procedures.
Course Student Learning Outcomes
Member of a profession:
1. Identify an ethical-legal framework and applicable professional standards of nursing practice.
2. Identify avenues for personal and professional development in nursing practice.
3. Describe characteristics of quality nursing care and ways to promote the nursing profession.
Provider of Patient-Centered Care:
4. Acquire foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to assist the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health of patients and their families
5. Identify components of a systematic process and clinical resaoning required to provide holistic patient-centered care.
6. Identify basic psychosocial and cultural needs of patients and families.
7. Identify the basic principles of health teaching for patients and families.
8. Demonstrated competency in the performance of basic nursing skills in a laboratory setting.
9. Discuss compassionate behaviors and appropriate communication skills for the care of diverse patients and families.
10. Identify the role of community resources in meeting the needs of patients and families for comprehensive, quality care.
Patient Safety Advocate
11. Explain the relationship of evidence-based practice to safety and quality in patient care.
12. Identify federal, state, and local governmental requirements for patient safety.
Member of the HealthCare Team
13. Identify the role and responsibilities of the professional nurse in providing holistic patient centered care.
14. Recognize appropriate communication skills for interacting with other health care team members.
15. Identify the various types of technology used in patient care.
16. Identify the role of the professional nurse in coordination of holistic patient-centered care.
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Behavioral Expectations/Classroom Ground Rules
See A. D. N. Student Handbook Professional Conduct, ANA Code of Ethics, and Amarillo Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Students are full partners in fostering a classroom environment which is conducive to learning. In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class, unless otherwise approved by the instructor; students are prohibited from engaging in any form of behavior that detracts from the learning experience of fellow students. Inappropriate behavior in the classroom may result in a request for the offending student to leave class.
Medical Insurance Coverage
The Affordable Act requires that all U. S. citizens and legal residents have medical insurance coverage. If accidental injury occurs, students are required to file a claim with their personal insurance company. The Hartford insurance policy, currently in place at Amarillo College, is an accident policy that provides coverage over and above any other valid and collectible insurance held by the student.
The following criteria will be used to determine your grade:
F- 59 and below.
There will be no rounding of grades. Example: a 79.9 will be a “C” and not a “B”.
Grading Criteria: The course grade for RNSG 1105 Nursing Skills will consist of the following:
*A score of “0” will be given for any course assignments left incomplete and will result in clinical failure.
Regular attendance is required. Less than 90% attendance may result in failure of the course.
Review Course Manual
Review Skill Check Sheets
Familiarize to NRC
Skills Competency #1: Bed Bath, Making an Occupied Bed, and Positioning Demonstration
Skills Competency #2:: Vital Signs/Oxygenation
Return Demonstration: Vital Signs/Oxygenation
Skills Competency #3: PPE & Sterile Gloving
Return Demonstration: PPE & Sterile Gloving
Discuss Nasogastric (NG) Tube Insertion (including PPE), Decompression and Irrigation
Skills Competency #4: Nasogastric (NG) Tube Insertion (including PPE), Decompression and Irrigation
Return Demonstration: Nasogastric (NG) Tube Insertion (including PPE), Decompression and Irrigation
Discuss NG Tube Feeding & NG Removal (including PPE)
Skills Competency #5: NG Tube Feeding & NG Removal (including PPE)
Return Demonstration: NG Tube Feeding & NG Removal (including PPE)
Discuss Midline Catheter Maintenance and Dressing Change (including sterile gloving)
Skills Competency #6: Midline Catheter Maintenance and Dressing Change (including sterile gloving)
Return Demonstration: Midline Catheter Maintenance and Dressing Change (including sterile gloving)
Discuss Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion and Removal (including sterile gloving)
Skills Competency #7: Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion and Removal (including sterile gloving)
Return Demonstration: Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion and Removal (including sterile gloving)
Discuss Final Practicum
Good luck on your final exams!
A student who has a grievance concerning an academic course in which he or she is enrolled should make an appeal in the following order to the:
1) Instructor: Rebecca Vincent
2) Clinical Coordinator: Teresa Herrera 467-3002
3) Program Director: Dr. Elizabeth Matos 354-6010
4) Associate Dean of Health Sciences: Kim Boyd 354-6060
5) Dean of Health Sciences: Kim Crowley 354-6087
6) Associate VP of Academic Affairs: Becky Burton 371-5122
7) VP of Academic Affairs: Dr. Tamara Clunis 371-5226
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