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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.
RNSG-1362-001 Clinical-Principles of Clinical Decision Making
Corequisite: RNSG 1331
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.
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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 hrs; 9 clinical)
Brunner/Suddarth: Textbook of Medical/Surgical Nursing – E-book (ThePoint), 14th Edition, Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins, 2017.
Cannon, J.: Course Manual, RNSG 1331 and RNSG 1362 Principles of Clinical Decision Making, 2018-
Lippincott DocuCare – The Point. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (2018).
Clinical requirement- Mobile device with Webcam, maximum size 10 inch (cell phones are not acceptable). Students must have reliable access to a stable Internet connection. (Any system older than 4 years may not have the processing power to work with our current version of Blackboard and its components.)
Students will be required to purchase the approved Amarillo College Nursing Department clinical uniform. The uniform will include:
A royal blue scrub jacket, scrub top, and royal blue scrub pants (NOTE: Landau or Urbane brand only – see detailed information in the Clinical Course Manual and ADN Student Handbook on page 30-31).
Two Amarillo College Nursing patches can be purchased in the Washington Campus Bookstore. One patch will affixed to the lab jacket and one to the scrub top.
Students will wear a athletic shoe (no color requirement) or a nursing shoe. Shoes must be sturdy, cover the entire foot (no open toed or open heel), and be made of material to protect feet. Further information regarding your uniform and the location to affix the patches can be found in your ADN Student Handbook on page 30-31.
Students will also be required to wear a clinical name badge which can be made and purchased at the West Campus or Washington Campus Business Office.
Students are also required to have a two pocket folder or binder for clinical.
The following clinical supplies are required for the clinical experience:
After studying the material presented in this course of study the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program. As outlined in the learning plan, the student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the particular occupation and the business/industry; demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, communicating in the applicable language of the occupation and the business or industy.
Upon course completion of RNSG 1362 Clinical – Principles of Clinical Decision Making, the student will be able to:
In the Role of Member of the Profession:
In the Role of Provider of Patient-Centered Care:
In the Role of Patient Safety Advocate:
In the Role of Member of the Healthcare Team:
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".
BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS/CLASSROOM RULES:
Students are full partners in fostering a classroom/clinical environment which is conducive to learning. In order to assure that all students have the opportunity to gain from time spent in class/clinical, 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 or clinical setting may result in a request for the offending student to leave class.
For additional information see A.D.N. Student Handbook-Professional Conduct, ANA Code of Ethics, and A.C. Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Grade scale: A = 90-100; B= 80-89; C = 75-79; D = 60-74 and F below 60
Clinical make-up will be scheduled on the last Friday of the semester prior to Final Exam Week.
Students must complete 100% clinical hours. No more than 1 excused absence will be permitted. That absence will be made up on a set day as designated by the course instructor. Clinical make-up is scheduled for the last Friday of the semester prior to Final Exam Week. A clinical absence of more than 1 day will result in course failure.
Due to the number of clinical agencies utilized for clinical rotations and the number of students we must accommodate for clinical rotations, the clinical schedule will be distributed no later than the second week of the semester.
The clinical schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor and availability of clinical faculty and clinical sites.
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