Critical Competency Integration

Course Details

Course Number
NURS 4861_4910
Section Number
NURS 4861_4910
Summer I 2016
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times


Dr. Robin Lockhart (view Profile)


Course Objectives


AACN Essentials

DEC Competencies

1. Apply concepts learned throughout the program to clinical situations.



I: A,B,C,D





2. Apply clinical judgment skills in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.


I: A,B



3. Use the nursing process to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.


I: B




4. Implement effective communication, research and teaching-learning principles in providing nursing care.


I: B





Course Expectations

Clinical Assignments


Dosage calculation quiz average


PassPoint average


Discussion board average




Evolve Exit Exam*




*An average of 74% or better on Evolve Exit Exam is required to pass the course. The grades earned on the other items will be added only if the 74% or better average is earned on the two exams. If less than a 74% Evolve Exit Exam is earned, the course grade will be the exam score. 

Grading Standards

Grading Scale


               100-90                A

               89-80                   B

               79-74                   C

               73-65                   D

               64 and below    F

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:

This course includes a total of 450 clinical hours.  Students are required to satisfactorily complete 450 clinical hours in order to successfully complete the clinical component of Critical Competency Integration.  Excused absences will be made up by the student. In addition, written assignments will be assigned at the discretion of the faculty. Keep in mind that due to the condensed schedule and other educational programs utilizing the facilities, there may not be space or faculty available to reschedule any missed clinical experiences.

Students complete 400 patient/public care hours and 50 hours in simulation. Students MUST comply with facility policies as instructed during clinical orientation (*parking, use of dining rooms, #building access, identification, computer training/usage, etc.)  Tardiness of more than 15 minutes, for the experience, will result in the student being sent home and receiving an absence.  

Failure of the clinical component of the course occurs when the student receives an unsatisfactory rating in any area of the evaluation tool, failed clinical assignment(s) or does not complete 450 hours of clinical. Excused absences will be rescheduled at the discretion of the course coordinator. 

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.

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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