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RNSG-2221-001 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management
Prerequisites: RNSG 1248 and RNSG 2213 Corequisite: RNSG 2263
Exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the roles of the professional nurse. Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.
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(2 sem hrs; 2 lec, 1 lab)
Required: Weiss, Tappen, & Grimley (2019). Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, 7th edition. F.A. Davis. Philadelphia Hall, Debby, Course Manual for RNSG 2221, A.D.N. Department, 2020. (Available in AC Connect) Texas Board of Nursing. Nursing Practice Act, Nursing Peer Review, & Nurse Licensure Compact. (2019). https://www.bon.texas.gov/pdfs/law_rules_pdfs/nursing_practice_act_pdfs/NPA2019.pdf
Texas Board of Nursing. Rules and Regulations relating to Nurse Education, Licensure, and Practice, Published: June 2020. https://www.bon.texas.gov/pdfs/law_rules_pdfs/rules_regulations_pdfs/June%202020%20BON%20Rules%20and%20Regulations.pdf
Suggested: Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination
Analyze the roles of the professional nurse within a health care delivery system; apply principles leadership and management utilizing a systematic problem-solving process and critical thinking skills to plan care for patients and their families; examine the factors impacting nursing and healthcare.
Upon completion of the Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management course, the student will:
Member of the Profession
1.Discuss nursing practice within ethical-legal frameworks and according to professional standards and requirements in the management of adult patient care situations.
2.Acknowledge responsibility and accountability for continuing competence in nursing practice.
3.Identify activities and processes that demonstrate responsibility and accountability for quality nursing care and the promotion of the nursing profession.
Provider of Patient-Centered Care
4.Develop plans to assist in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the health of patients and their families along the developmental lifespan.
5.Articulate methods of using a systemic process and clinical reasoning to provide holistic care to multiple patients and their families.
6.Describe nursing concepts specific to meeting unique psychosocial needs of multiple patients and their families.
7.Formulate effective health teaching strategies to promote, maintain, and restore health with patients and families.
8.Discuss the basic and advanced nursing skills that are required to competently care for patients and families.
9.Distinguish compassionate behaviors and appropriate communication skills in the care of diverse patients and their families.
10.Select appropriate resources available to meet the needs of multiple patients and their families for comprehensive, quality care.
Patient Safety Advocate
11.Discuss the role of evidence-based practice data in improving the quality and safety of patient centered care
12.Discuss regulations of the Texas Nursing Practice Act and rules of the Texas Board of Nursing that promote and ensure patient safety.
Member of the Healthcare Team
13.Describe approaches to collaboratively work within interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide holistic, patient-centered care in a cost effective manner.
14.Identify appropriate communication techniques within healthcare teams to accomplish holistic patient-centered care for multiple patients and their families.
15.Evaluate strategies to utilize available information systems and technology to efficiently manage holistic patient-centered care for multiple patients and their families.
16.Discuss effective assignment, delegation, and supervision of team members in the coordination of nursing care.
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Students are full partners in fostering a classroom environment which is conductive to learning. 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.
See “Professional Conduct” and the “ANA Code of Ethics” in the A.D.N. Student Handbook, and “Student Conduct and Responsibilities” in the A.C. Student Rights and Responsibilities.
GRADING CRITERIA/GRADE SCALE:
The following grading criteria will be used to determine the course grade:
RNSG 2221 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management does not have a comprehensive final exam.
The ADN Program Capstone Exit Exam is placed in RNSG 2221 and constitutes 30% of the course grade.
The following grading scale will be used to determine the course grade:
Rounding of Grades: There will be no rounding of grades in the ADN Program. This includes all didactic (classroom and online) and clinical grades as well as HESI and Evolve Specialty Exam scores. (74.91% will not be rounded to 75%; 79.54% will not be rounded to 80%; 89.98% will not be rounded to 90%)
Any make-up exam must be taken within one week of the scheduled exam.
AC Connect assignments and quizzes will not be accepted after the due date. Any AC Connect assignments and quizzes not submitted by the due date will be given a zero.
In addition to regular classroom attendance of at least 90% of scheduled classroom hours and a satisfactory grade average (75% or above) in the course, course requirements include:
Regular attendance is required. Less than 90% attendance of classroom hours may result in failure of the course.
After the first two weeks of the semester, class is scheduled on Wednesdays from 1030-1230 in Jones Hall and AC Connect as noted. During the first two weeks of each semester, students are required to attend additional class meeting times on Thursday and Friday. Detailed calendars will be posted on AC Connect.
Students, who have a general education course exam which conflicts with a nursing exam, may reschedule their nursing exam on an individual basis with the consent of the appropriate nursing faculty member and the Instructional Lab Resource Specialist.
SUMMARY OF MODULES:
|Module I||Module II||Module III|
|Professional & Ethical Nursing Practice||Preparing for Nursing Practice||The Patient Care Environment|
|A.The Nursing Profession - Wed., week 1
B. Nursing Leadership - Thurs., week1
C. Interprofessional Communication - Fri., week 1
D. Professional Self Management - Wed., week 2
Capstone Exit Exam #1 - Monday, week 3
E. Ethical Nursing Practice - Wed., week 3
Module 1 exam - Wed., week 4
|A. Healthcare Finance - Wed., week 4
B. Prioritizing & Organizing Care - Wed., week 5
C. Assigning & Delegating Care - Wed., week 6
D. Legal Nursing Practice - Wed., week 7
E. Professional Nursing Practice in Texas - Wed., week 8
Module 2 exam - - Wed., week 9
A. Disaster Preparedness - Wed., week 9
Teaching strategies include classroom lecture, group discussions, case study situations, critical thinking exercises, and scenarios. AC Connect instruction includes reading assignments, discussion forum, quizzes, case studies, and self-assessments. ADN faculty and/or guest speakers teach RNSG 2221.
Sixteen hours of laboratory experience are required in this course. The specific requirements for the laboratory hours are included in the course manual and will be discussed during the first class period.
RATIO OF CLASSROOM TO CLINICAL HOURS:
The ratio of classroom hours for RNSG 2221: Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management to clinical hours for RNSG 2263: Clinical - Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management is 1:3. The rationale for this ratio is to allow students to meet classroom outcomes, clinical outcomes, and graduation requirements for the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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