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I will be in my office available for student meetings Mondays - Wednesdays between 2PM and 3:30PM and Fridays between 10AM and 12PM..
Please make an appointment to talk with me if these times do not work for you. I am available most afternoons, some evenings, and sometimes on weekends.
If you have a disability (learning, mental, physical) that affects your ability to participate effectively and have access to any program or service at Amarillo College please contact Disability Services at (806) 345-5639 . Our offices are located in the Student Service Center office 112. More information may be found at www.actx.edu/disability.
Disability Services facilitates access to all programs and services according to the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other federal and state laws.
Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.
If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.
As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
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.
NURA-1407-001 Introduction to Body Systems
A basic study of the structures and functions of the human body.
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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.
(3 sem hr; 3 lec, 2 lab)
Lippincott Textbook for Nursing Assistants
No supplies needed
NHA Medical Terminology Learning guide is provided for each student with this course.
All assignments must be done on Blackboard. A computer with internet access is necessary. Assignments can be done at home. However, if you do not have access to the internet at home, there are computers on the main campus on Washington St., and on the West Campus in building B or D. The Midterm exam and Final exam will be taken in the West Campus Success Center within the 72 hours window posted in BlackBoard. Other arrangements are a possibility.
The first submission of an assignment must be completed by 1159pm Sunday, 2/13 to be counted as attending this course.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS: There will be a 15 pt. deduction for assignments submitted past the due date. If your assignment has not been submitted within 72 hours of the posted due date, you will receive a 0 for that grade.
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".
All students must have completed an assignment, or a quiz by 1159PM Sunday, 2/13 to be counted as "attending" this course.
All assignments in this course are done online. It is recommended that you do not attempt assignments on your phone. If you are needing to use a computer, the Success Center on the West Campus is located in building B, room 112. It will be open Monday - Thursday 8AM to 500PM. Other arrangements can be made for computer use at the College, if needed. Speak with Michele Rupe (see contact information below)
The midterm exam and Final exam will need to be done in the Success Center. If other arrangements need to be made than this location, contact Michele Rupe, Patient Care Programs Coordinator by email: email@example.com or office phone: 806-467-3028
GRADING RUBRIC FOR SPRING 2022 -- INTRODUCTION TO BODY SYSTEMS
15% ASSIGNMENTS (Hyperdoc and Powerpoint completion for each unit)
15% DISCUSSIONS (not a part of every unit)
20% QUIZZES (10 quizzes -- one for each unit)
10% TIME SPENT IN NHA MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
20% QUIZZES IN NHA MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (added to BlackBoard)
20% MIDTERM EXAM and FINAL EXAM
100% of OVERALL GRADE
There is a census taken after few days of class. As previously mentioned, students must have completed and submitted a quiz or an assignment by 1159PM Sunday, 2/13 to be counted as "attending" this online class.
This course is worth 4 credit hours. That means if we were scheduled as an in-class course, you would be spending 6 to 8 hours per week in the classroom. Therefore, completing all expectations in each unit will take AT LEAST 6-8 hours a week. You should log in at least twice a week to stay caught up with assignments.
The Units are scheduled for one each week. However, you may work ahead if you choose to.
Students are expected to complete assignments in Blackboard, Google Drive, and in the NHA Medical Terminology learning system. Due dates should be posted clearly. If there are any issues with keeping to the designated time-line, please contact Michele Rupe.
All assignment for each unit 1 - 5 are due by 1159pm on SUNDAY of the week that specific week. Units 6 - 10 will be due by 1159PM Tuesday of the assigned week.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS: There is a grace period for late assignments to be accepted. Late assignments will have a 15 pt. deduction if turned in within 72 hours of the due date. After the 3rd day, the grade will become a 0 for that assignment.
UNIT 1 - BASIC BODY STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS
UNIT 2 - THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
UNIT 3 - THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
UNIT 4 - THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
UNIT 5 - THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
MIDTERM EXAM - COVERS THE FIRST 5 UNITS
UNIT 6 - THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
UNIT 7 - THE SENSORY SYSTEM
UNIT 8 - THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
UNIT 9 - THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
UNIT 10 - THE URINARY SYSTEM
FINAL EXAM - WILL NOT BE ALL INCLUSIVE -- WILL COVER THE LAST 5 UNITS
Supplemental study materials and assistance are available for all students, as well as support for some personal needs. As of this semester, Amarillo College has adopted a TUTORING FOR SUCCESS policy. If you are not meeting the expectation of meeting due dates, and your overall grade is below 70% you may be asked to spend time in the Success Center in building B on the West Campus.
This extra time is to help ensure student success in this fast paced-course. The West Campus Success Center is located in WCB112. They will be open from 8am to 530pm Monday through Thursday.
The direct line is 806-356-3651.
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