NURS 316 SYLLABUS
The Professional Seminar is a RN to BSN transition course that is designed to assist students to understand what it means to be a professional nurse; to appreciate the history of nursing; to understand and prize nursing values, ethics, and standards; to recognize and deal effectively with the economic factors that influence how the profession is practiced; and to appreciate the need to be lifelong learners.
Completion of RN licensure or by special permission per online BYU-I BSN policy
Two semester credits: 2 hours theory/week. Total theory hours are calculated on a ratio of 1 theory-hour:1 credit-hour.
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- Black, B. P.(2014). Professional
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (ISBN 13: 978-1-4338-0561-5; ISBN 10: 1-4338-0561-8). Do not buy the first printing. (This book is used forall BSN classes beginning with this course, N316)
The RN to BSN ID badge is to be worn for all class related activities. Please email a driver’s license type photograph (shoulders up, plain background, BYU-I honor code standard) and your current mailing address to: BYU-Idaho Nursing Outreach RNBSN@byui.edu. Badges may take up to 3 weeks for the full process.
SOFTWARE NEEDED FOR SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS
Windows XP or newer
Mac OSX 10.5 or 10.6
Internet Explorer 7 or newer
Safari 3.2 or 4.0
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LEARNING MODEL ARCHITECTURE
The Learning Model is a defining aspect of the BYU-Idaho experience that provides a pattern for continual learning and personal development long after graduation. The Brigham Young University-Idaho Learning Model is utilized in this course. Each lesson will have information for you to 1) prepare, 2) teach one another, and 3) ponder and prove.
COURSE OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENTCourse Outcome 1: Generate personal stewardship outcomes through application what it means to be a professional BSN Nurse including professional writing in correct APA format, identifying the variety of nursing roles and opportunities in nursing. (UO 2,
UO 4, UO 5; PO 1 & PO 2; BE I, VIII & IX; QSEN Patient-centered Care, Quality Improvement)
1. Title page quiz
2. Reference page quiz
3. APA body of paper quiz
4. LO8 BSN Expectations paper
Course Outcome 2. Identify the client’s perception of his/her illness based on their cultural, spiritual and /or societal diversity as the nurse implements the nursing process and theoretical supports (nursing theorists) that guide nursing practice. (UO 4 & UO 6; PO 1 & PO 4; BE I, VI, VII & IX; QSEN Patient-centered Care, Patient-centered Care, Quality Improvement)
1. L07 Application of Nightingale, Orem, Watson, & Levine paper
Course Outcome 3: Maintain ethical and legal commitments based on sound nursing values and standards of care using therapeutic communication skills to relate to the client in a professional rather than a social role. (UO 4 & UO 5; PO 2 & PO 3; BE I, VIII & IX; QSEN Patient-centered Care, Quality Improvement)
1. L13 Online Interview paper
Course Outcome 4: Define and apply the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm to a working personal philosophy of nursing as the nurse demonstrates life-long learning. (UO 2; PO 5; BE I &VIII; QSEN Patient-centered Care, Patient-centered Care, Quality Improvement)
1. LO5 Philosophy paper
Course Outcome 5: Recognize and deal effectively with the social and economic factors surrounding the health care community including knowledge of payment modalities in the United States. (UO 2 & UO 5; PO 2; BE II & IV; QSEN Patient-centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Quality Improvement)
1. L05 quiz
2. L07 quiz
3. L10 quiz
Course Outcome 6: Cultivate caring behaviors in client interactions through attitudes of empathy and acceptance regardless of race, culture, social, spiritual or economic factors. (UO 6; PO 4 & PO 5; BE II & IX; QSEN Patient-centered Care, Patient-centered Care, Quality Improvement)
1. L02 History of Nursing paper
2. L10 Compare & Contrast Culture Reflection paper
TOPICAL COURSE OUTLINE
|Lesson 1||Nursing Today||Lesson 8||Clinical Judgement|
History of Nursing
|Lesson 9||Communications & Collaboration|
|Lesson 3||Professionalism||Lesson 10||Culture & Caring|
Legal & Ethics
|Lesson 11||Health Care Delivery|
|Lesson 5||Philosophy||Lesson 12||Political Activism|
|Lesson 6||Education||Lesson 13||Future Challenges|
|Lesson 7||Nursing Theory||Lesson 14||Course Conclusion|
Department of Nursing Grading Schedule
A final grade of 75% or greater must be maintained to receive credit for the course. The department of nursing has adopted the grading scale below that is used for BYU-Idaho Nursing courses. See the BYU-I Nursing Student Handbook in the Course Folder.
|C+||78%-79%||F||59% and below|
All work must be completed by end of the semester as designated in the timeline set by the instructor. There is a 5% per day grade reduction if late on an assignment if that assignment is one with a due date. There are no late submissions allowed on quizzes and discussion boards.
Department of Nursing Grading Schedule.
|20%||Discussion Boards & Case Studies|
|10%||Online Interview Assignment|
Each Lesson will have a few standard activities with Research and Reflection papers woven throughout. See the Grading Criteria above for how much each category weighs on your grade in the course.
Standard Lesson Flow
- Prepare Readings and Preparations: You will find on these pages the lesson preparations and chapter readings, along with links to interactive practices to help you better understand the chapter content
- Teach One Another Case Study Discussions: These discussions provide opportunity for you to critically analyze specific cases similar to those you may encounter in your Nursing career, and discuss those with your fellow classmates. Lesson 8 takes a different approach to discuss things to consider in conversations between physicians and nurses.
- Ponder and Prove Lesson Quizzes: your opportunity to show what you know from the chapter readings. Remember to take advantage of the additional practices provided with each chapter reading.
- Note: Lesson 3 and 5 have two chapters to cover that week, so plan your time accordingly.
Other Periodic Assignments to Prepare For
A majority of your grade in this course comes from periodic research and reflection papers scattered throughout the course. Here is a list of these major activities to prepare for. Please take the time to review each of them and understand their requirements:
- History of Nursing Paper
- Philosophy Paper
- Application of Nightingale, Orem, Watson, and Levine
- BSN Expectations Paper
- Compare/Contrast Culture Reflection Paper: American/Iranian Nurses
- Online Interview Assignment
Additional Policies for Assignments
The expectation for the Department of Nursing is that all assignments submitted following APA Guidelines for Papers
Overriding areas of concern for the Department of Nursing include:
- 1) Demonstrating the BYU-Idaho honor code in all behaviors
- 2) Providing safety for self and others consistently. Violation of an overriding area of concern will result in dismissal from the program.
Material on BYU-I I-Learn and related sites may be protected by US Copyright Law (Title 17, US Code). These materials are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated.
Copying another student's paper or any portion of it is plagiarism. Additionally, copying any portion of published material (i.e. book, journals, etc.) without adequately documenting the source is plagiarism. If five or more words in sequence are taken from a source, those words must be placed in quotes and the source referenced with author's name, date of publication, and page number of publication. If the author's ideas are rephrased, by transposing words or expressing the same idea using different words, the idea must be attributed to the author by proper referencing, giving the author's name and date of publication. If a single author's ideas are discussed in more than one paragraph, the author must be referenced at the end of each paragraph. Authors whose words or ideas have been used in the preparation of a paper must be listed in the references cited at the end of the paper.
Students, please note all work in your nursing courses must be original. You may not reuse projects or papers from other courses. Doing so is considered self-plagiarism. Contact your instructor if you have any questions.
Right of Ownership.
Students will place the following paragraph on the final page of specified assignments submitted to the BYU-Idaho nursing program. An electronic signature and date must accompany the statement.
"This paper is submitted as a true and accurate representation of my original work, research and writing. No part of this document is quoted, paraphrased, or the work of another individual unless cited and referenced correctly per the APA Publication Manual 6th Edition. I understand that any variance in citation or referencing can be considered academic misconduct, and subject to BYU-Idaho's Academic Honesty policy http://www.byui.edu/student-honor-office/ces-honor-code/academic-honesty.
Electronic Signature: ___________________________ Date: ________________