NURS 340 Syllabus (Part I)
This semester course describes the role of the nurse in promoting optimum nursing care for health and wellness in the older adult. Four semester credit online course. You should expect to spend at last three hours for each credit = Twelve credits per week minimally.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Implement strategies to prevent risk and promote quality nursing care for older adults with physical and cognitive needs.
- Identify and discuss methods of holistic health promotion and treatment for common physical and mental conditions of the older adult.
- Implement evidence-based strategies and guidelines to identify, prevent, and manage geriatric syndromes.
- Integrate leadership and communication techniques to foster discussion and reflection on the impact of diverse populations related to health of the older adult.
- Research how nursing practice can positively impact health promotion and wellness of the older adult population.
- Identify personal biases in order to develop the best professional attitudes and values in the provision of person-centered care for the older adult(s) and their families.
- Completion of a Registered Nurse (RN) licensure program.
- Acceptance into the RN to BSN option.
- Touhy, T. A. & Jett, K. (2016). Ebersole & Hess’ Toward healthy aging: Human needs & nursing response. (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier ISBN 978-0-323-32138-9
- Available online through the McKay Library: American Psychological Association. (2012). APA style guide for electronic references. (6th ed.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0704-6
- APA Style Guide: http://library.byui.edu/ A-Z List of Databases > Select the letter A > Pull screen down for APA Style Guide to Electronic References > select "I Agree" > link for the file is in the middle of the page [you will only need to do this once], then bookmark the APA Style Guide.
Course Online Technological Requirements
Refer to the Online Support Center for additional information regarding technology compatibility.
|Lesson 2||Health and Wellness in an Aging Society; Gerontological Nursing: Past, Present, and Future|
|Lesson 3||Theories of Aging; Health Assessment; Living Well with Chronic Illness; Economics and Health Care in Later Life|
|Lesson 4||Cross-Cultural Caring & Aging; Cognition and Learning; Communication with Older Adults; Self-Actualization, Spirituality, and Transcendence|
|Lesson 5||Health Literacy Laboratory Values & Diagnostics Geropharmacology Safety and Security|
|Lesson 6||Nutrition; Hydration and Oral Care; Elimination; Sleep|
|Lesson 7||Skin Care; Physical Activity and Exercise; Falls and Fall Risk Reduction|
|Lesson 8||Living with age-related changes with hearing and vision; Pain and Comfort|
|Lesson 9||Respiratory Health and Illness|
|Lesson 10||Endocrine and Immune Disorders and Common Musculoskeletal Concerns|
|Lesson 11||Neurodegenerative Disorders, Mental Health, and care of those with neurocognitive disorders.|
|Lesson 12||Common Legal & Ethical Issues; Loss, Death, and Palliative Care|
|Lesson 13||Intimacy & Sexuality; Relationships, Roles, and Transition|
|Lesson 14||Course wrap-up|
|The following weights are assigned to the different categories of assignments:|
|Discussion Board||10 points each||15%|
|Written Assignments||20 points each||30%|
|Final Exam||150 points||25%|
|DSOOA steps and Final presentation||100 points||25%|
|Clinical Log and Orientation||5 points each||5%|
Department of Nursing Grading Schedule
|A||93% or above||C||76-77%|
|C+||78-79%||F||59% and below|
A final grade of C- or greater must be awarded to receive credit for this course. Rounding up is not observed in the Department of Nursing.
All assignments must be completed by the end of the semester, date designated by the course instructor. Late assignments are accepted for due date items at 5% per day grade reduction. There are no late submissions allowed on quizzes or discussion board activities signified by due date & times in I-Learn.
Plagiarism BYU-Idaho Prezi presentation - linked
Plagiarism is considered the use of another person’s idea, creation, media, or writing without proper citation per the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed.).
Turnitin is an assessment tool that is integrated into the Assignment portion of I-Learn that assists students in avoiding unintentional plagiarism. The Turnitin Similarity score and report highlights matches that exist between student submissions and other sources.
No assignment submitted to I-Learn for another course may be submitted in NURS 340 as an assignment. See the Academic Honesty Policy for BYU-Idaho > Other Academic Misconduct > bullet seven and eight. Inadvertent of unintentional plagiarism is the inappropriate use of another's
Without proper attribution. Although this is not a violation of the Honor Code, it is a form of academic misconduct. Refer to the APA publication manual, p. 170, section 6.01
- First Offense - warning and the assignment grade will reflect the offense.
- Subsequent offense(s) the assignment will reflect the offense and the respective assignment will be submitted to the Honor Code office.
Professionalism, Integrity, and Safety
All nursing students are expected to:
- Observe the BYU-Idaho Honor Code at all times and
- Maintain Safety for self and others consistently.
- Failure to demonstrate professionalism, integrity, and safe behaviors at all times are grounds for dismissal from the BYU-Idaho BSN program, regardless of performance in other aspects of the course.
- The Department of Nursing fully supports the University policy on Academic Honesty. Cheating, dishonesty, plagiarism, or misrepresenting a situation in any way will result in dismissal from the nursing program.
- A student dismissed from the program related to Honor Code or safety violation is NOT permitted to reapply to the nursing program.
- Material on BYUI I-Learn and related sites are protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code). These materials are only for the use of students enrolled in a course for purposes associated with the course and may NOT be retained or further disseminated [used for any other course on campus].
BYU-Idaho RN to BSN Identification (ID) Badge
The RN to BSN ID badge is to be worn for all class related activities outside your home. The ID badge is grey and white. This ID badge is to be obtained the first semester as a RN to BSN student. Please email the following information to BYU-Idaho Health Programs Outreach HPO@byui.edu
- A driver’s license or passport type (jpg, png) photograph (shoulders up, plain background, BYU-Idaho honor code standard) and
- Your current mailing address
Badges may take up to three weeks to process your request and return your badge per mail.