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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.
VNSG-1409-001 Nursing in Health and Illness II
Prequisites: BIOL 2401, HITT 1305, VNSG 1423, VNSG 1400, VNSG 1231, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1136, VNSG 1138 and VNSG 1260 Corequisites: VNSG 1230, VNSG 2160, VNSG 1234, VNSG 2161, VNSG 1361, VNSG 1410 and VNSG 2163
Introduction to common health problems of the adult requiring medical and surgical interventions.
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(4 sem hr; 3 lec, 4 lab)
On Campus Course
Timby, B. K., & Smith, N. E. (2018). Introductory medical-surgical nursing (12th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Course Manual for VNSG 1409
Supplies obtained in Level 1
COURSE CONCEPTS AND OBJECTIVES
2. Basic Human Needs
4. Critical Thinking
5. Cultural Diversity
6. Developmental Life Continuum
7. Health Maintenance
8. Health Promotion
9. Health Restoration
11. Resource Management
12. Skill Acquisition
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Students are expected to come to class prepared for discussion, case studies, simulation or lecture. Students who have not followed the directions for class preparation will be sent to the NRC to fulfill the class assignment. Students who are sent to the NRC will receive an absence for the day.
Student behavior should not be distracting to other students. Please turn off your cell phones before class starts and leave them off. Because these devices are disruptive, do not answer the phone or text during class. Should there be a family situation, which requires your attention, please inform your instructor before class. You may not record class with audio or video recording equipment without permission; if permission is granted, you agree to only use said recordings for your own personal educational purposes and will not reproduce, distribute or publicly post the recordings without your instructors permission.
Minor children and pets are not permitted to remain unattended on campus or to attend classes with students per the AC student handbook.
Each student will adhere to the Student Handbook Policies and Procedures, The Amarillo College VN Honor Code Policy, Social Networking Policy, and all agency policies including HIPPA. Any violation of these policies and procedures may result in failure of the course and possible dismissal from the program.
A final grade of 75 is required to pass the course. The following will be used to determine your grade:
Exams: 20% each (Respiratory, Neuro, Endocrine, Final)
PrepU Assignments: 5%
ATI Assignments: 5%
ATI Management Exam: 10%
It is required that a student who fails an exam make an appointment with the instructor to review the exam and spends at least one hour in tutoring.
TESTS AND MAKEUP TESTS
Tests are computerized and will be taken in the nursing testing center and are multiple choice questions. Cell phones and smart watches are not allowed in the testing center. If the exam is missed, the student must schedule the exam with the instructor and it must be done within one week of the scheduled exam. Make-up tests may be essay/short answer questions. Make-up exams may result in a deduction of 10 points (this will be at the discretion of the instructor). Failure to notify instructor of a missed exam may result in a grade of 0 for that exam.
Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement and mandated hours are required by the Texas State Board of Nursing. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend class. 90% attendance of classroom lecture is required. Classroom content is 48 hours which will only allow a student to miss 4.8 hours of classroom content. Attendance contracts will be given to students who miss class. If more than 4.8 hours of classroom content is missed, students will receive a deduction of 5 points on the upcoming exam and potential failure for the course.
LAB TIME: You will be required to have 64 hours of lab time. Lab time will consist of PrepU and ATI time only.
Class schedule is provided on the first day of class and can be found posted in Blackboard.
If you are in need of additional resources, tutoring, or financial help, please visit the following website:
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