|Instructor||Miriam I. Saldoriga RN MSN|
|Course content folder|
Please ensure that you have the correct text(s) for this learning system.
Phipps’ Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th edition, Mosby
Pharmacology, 6th edition, Saunders
Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 8th or 9th edition, Mosby
Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 3rd edition, Mosby
Health Differences Across the Life Span III Quick Reference Guide, Innovative Academic Solutions
Health Differences Across the Life Span III Workbook, Innovative Academic Solutions
The Health Differences Across the Life Span III Learning System covers a wide variety diseases and disorders including infectious and communicable diseases, tissue trauma, neurological dysfunction and musculoskeletal dysfunction across the life span, as well as the application of learned concepts and principles to the nursing process.
Upon completion of this learning system, the nursing student will be able to:
- apply the nursing process with patients across the life span who are experiencing health differences relating to infectious and communicable diseases, tissue trauma, musculoskeletal disorders, and neurological dysfunction;
- incorporate knowledge from theoretical frameworks using principles, concepts, and theories from the natural, social, and nursing science to choose among alternative solutions to make clinical decisions when caring for these patients;
- use therapeutic communication when interacting with these patients;
- demonstrate caring and cultural sensitivity when interacting with these patients;
- apply concepts from interpreted research to improve the effectiveness of nursing care;
- implement the roles of provider and manager of care and member of the profession.
To be most successful in this online learning system and on the standardized exam associated with the content, follow the Overall Learning Schedule found in the Start Here folder under the Content & Lessons Tab. Print the outline and follow it carefully as you progress through your coursework, ensuring that you complete all assignments and activities as indicated. After finishing your studies of the content, utilize the schedule and resources found in the Tips for Success on the Test folder provided to assist you with being as successful as possible on the standardized exam associated with this learning system.
This study system consists of the following graded activities:
|Assignment||% of Overall Grade Average||Purpose|
|Crossword Puzzles||15%||Provide additional practice with each module’s key terms.|
|Interactive Content Quizzes||15%||Provide additional practice with each module’s content.|
|Post Assessments||30%||Demonstrate how much you have learned and which areas, if any, require more attention.|
|Cumulative Final Exam||40%||Gauges your readiness for success on the standardized exam.|
This preparatory online course is about gaining proficiency in the subject matter, not about getting a grade. After each assignment, use the grading scale below as your guide to potential success on the standardized exam associated with this learning system.
|Grade||What this means:|
|100 – 90%||Outstanding work. Learner is well-prepared for standardized exam.|
|89 – 80%||Proficient work. More study would guarantee testing success.|
|79 – 70%||Meeting minimum expectations. More study is necessary prior to testing.|
|69 – 60%||Below minimum requirements. A significant amount of work is needed prior to testing.|
|59% or below||Unacceptable work. A significant amount of work is needed prior to testing.|
This online learning system includes a Cumulative Final Examination designed to exactly match the associated standardized exam in number of questions, format of the exam, and content percentage focus. If you do not score at least an 85% on the Final Exam, please dedicate more study time to the content prior to testing.
To get the most out of this online learning system, frequent attendance is necessary. Although there is not a requirement on the number of hours and days you must actively participate in this online learning system, it is recommended that you log in a minimum of three days each week. There is no time limit for how long you should be logged in; however, the more time you spend actively using the study materials, the better your chances for success on the standardized exam!
Academic dishonesty of any type, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable in any learning course. Learners who are unclear as to what constitutes cheating and plagiarism should immediately contact the Online Facilitator for guidance.
Cheating is the use or attempted use of fraud, deception, or misrepresentation in any academic exercise. The following are examples of cheating, but not an exhaustive list:
- Use of unauthorized notes or material during an exam
- Exchanging information with another student during an exam
- Having another student take an exam for you
Plagiarism is the representation of another person’s work, words or ideas as your own. Some rules to follow in avoiding plagiarism:
- Place any direct phrase from a source in quotation marks and note it at the bottom of the page (a footnote) or at the end of the statement/phrase (an endnote).
- Use a footnote (or endnote) when paraphrasing a source’s idea or citing data and other facts which are not common knowledge.
- Take clear notes to keep your own thoughts apart from those you acquire during your reading so that you do not inadvertently submit the words or ideas of others as your own.
It is not acceptable to falsify the data upon which you base your ideas or to present the ideas of others as your own, intentionally or unintentionally. To avoid such problems, be sure to give credit to any information that comes from an outside source such as a book, an article, or a website. In the event that academic dishonesty does occur, it may result in penalties of admonition, warning, or expulsion from the online learning system.
University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) has given us permission to include the link to their Online Writing Lab for tips on how to avoid plagiarism: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/03/ (Links to an external site.). TheOWL is also a great resource for many topics related to college writing.
You may contact your Academic Advisor if you wish to discuss any personal issues which impact your ability to participate in the online learning system. If you need specific adaptation or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information you wish to share, please contact Academic Services by email as soon as possible. We will accommodate all individuals who cannot participate in this course in the traditional manner due to a disability.