Basic Nursing Care and Clinical

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2018
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Mondays and Wednesdays 0900-1020 for class and 0745 to 1615 for clinical

Dr. Robin Lockhart (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

AACN Essentials: For further information regarding the AACN Essentials identified for each course objective, refer to


DEC Competencies: In the DEC Competencies below, the following designations apply: I: Provider of Patient-centered Care, II: Coordinator of Care, III: Patient Safety Advocate, and IV: Member of the Health Care Team. For further information regarding the competencies identified for each course objective, refer to

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:



1.  Apply the nursing process in the care of individuals.


I - A, B

II - A, B, C

2.  Demonstrate competence in performing basic nursing skills throughout the lifespan.


I - A, B

II - A. D

III - A, B, D

3.  Integrate knowledge of research and higher education concepts when planning nursing care for individuals of diverse cultures.


II - A

4.  Integrate teaching-learning concepts when planning nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.


II - G

5.  Apply verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills when providing nursing care for individuals from diverse cultures.


IV - D


Course Expectations



**Exams (1st at 10%, 2nd through 4th at 20% each)


**Final Exam


***Clinical Documentation (3rd, 4th, and 5th at 4% each)


***Course Activities




****Competency Evaluations (Math for Nurses Exam ,Practicum and Clinical Evaluation)



Grading Standards

*The final course grade will be calculated in the following manner:

*There will be no rounding of grades except as necessary to accommodate the electronic testing and grade book limitations.

**Students must score at least a 74% average, using the percentages posted in table 1, on the five objective exams in the course (Four exams and one final exam) to successfully complete the course. If a student scores less than a 74% average on the five objective exams, the average of the five objective exams will be the grade recorded for both the classroom and clinical sections of the course.

***Students who score at least a 74% average on the five objective exams, the averages of the clinical documentation and course activities will be added to the student's grade.

****Students must receive at least a grade of 74% on the Math for Nurses Exam and pass the Practicum to successfully complete the course. Students who do not meet these requirements will receive a "F" as the course and clinical grade for the semester.












Less than 65


Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Other Policies

Clinical Hours Breakdown

Clinical orientation - 8 hours

Simulation experiences - 30 hours

         Six three-hour experiences - 18 hours

         Six pre-simulation assignments - 6 hours

         Practice sessions - 6 hours

Patient care experiences - 66 hours

         Six eight-hour experiences - 48 hours

         Six pre-clinical assignments - 6 hours

         Six post-clinical assignments - 12 hours

Virtual simulations - 20 hours

         Ten virtual simulations - 10 hours

         Ten virtual simulations documentation - 10 hours

Math for Nurses - 10 hours

         Five Math for Nurses sessions - 5 hours

         Two Math for Nurses quizzes - 3 hours

         Math for Nurses Exam - 2 hours

Practicum and Evaluation - 1 hour

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

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Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

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