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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-1400-001 Nursing in Health and Illness I
Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and HITT 1305 Corequisites: VNSG 1136, VNSG 1138, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1231, VNSG 1260 and VNSG 1423
Introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the client across the life span and therapeutic nursing interventions.
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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:
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(4 sem hr; 3 lec, 4 lab)
Fundamental Skills and Concepts in Patient Care, 12th ed., Timby, Barbara K., Lippincott-Raven
Introductory Medical Surgical Nursing 12th ed., Timby & Smith, Lippincott,
Introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the client across the life span, and therapeutic nursing interventions. Identify roles, legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of a vocational nurse. Clinical experiences occur in acute, long term, and community agencies. (4 sem hrs; 3 lec 4 lab)
1. Demonstrate understanding of the Nursing Process and its implications to nursing care.
2. Discuss health and illness of patients and families across the lifespan and learn to advocate for those patients.
3. Utilize clinical reasoning skills to assess signs and symptoms of disease processes, health maintenance, health promotion, and health restoration of patients and their families.
4. Utilize the nursing process to discuss nursing care plans for patients experiencing diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiac disorders, infections, HIV and AIDS, cancer, sensory disorders, and disorders of the skin.
5. Implement skills and basic care principles based on evidenced based practice standards as they apply to the disease process.
6. Identify principles of care for the peri-operative patient.
7. Develop effective communication skills with patients, families and the interdisciplinary team.
8. Implement aspects of care related to pharmacotherapeutic agents.
9. Discuss current use of technology and informatics used to document disease processes and patient care.
10. Discuss fiscal responsibility and its impact on patients and families.
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Adult and professional behavior is expected in the classroom. Cell phones and audible pagers should be set to 'vibrate' and should not be answered during class. Text messaging is not permitted during class time. Students will not be allowed to use recording devices of any kind in the classroom - including tape recorders and /or video cameras.Guidelines for receiving EMERGENCY calls will be given the first day of class.
The following criteria will be used to determine your grade:
1. Must have a 75 average to pass the course.
2. There will be 6 unit exams which will count as 80%, 1 Final Exam as 20% of Final Grade.
TESTS AND MAKE-UP TESTS:
Tests are computerized and will be multiple choice questions. Make-up tests may be essay/short answer questions and must be taken within one week of the scheduled test. 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.
Tutoring - Students who do not achieve a minimum passing score of at least 75% on a unit and/or module exam are required to meet with the instructor and/or tutor prior to the next scheduled exam. The purpose of this requirement is to help students improve in their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills and in test-taking techniques. The course syllabus and course student contract include this requirement. Students who do not complete required tutoring may receive a deduction in points on that exam.
90% attendance in class is required to pass the course.
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