N 254 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Students will be responsible for arriving to lecture and clinical on time, having completed reading assignments. Students will be responsible for reviewing previously learned material for class. Students are encouraged to take an active role in their own teaching.
The student is responsible for demonstrating all behavioral objectives of the course. Clinical evaluation is based on demonstrated ability to achieve all course objectives by the last day of classes. Course expectations include attendance and experiential learning.
The student is expected to utilize the library, learning resource center, and the CAI lab. The student is also expected to arrive at the clinical agency in proper attire and prepared to meet specific objectives. The student is expected to focus on meeting objectives while attending clinic.
N 254 STUDENT-FACULTY COMMUNICATION:
Faculty office hours for full-time faculty are posted on faculty offices. For the didactic component of the course, students should communicate with the lecturer. For the clinical component of the course, students should communicate with the clinical instructor(s). Students are expected to contact the lead instructor if they are unable to resolve an issue with their clinical instructor. All students and faculty have El Camino College E-mail addresses.
N 254 ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Course expectations include attendance and experiential learning. Punctuality is a professional expectation. Two (2) times late to class/clinic will be counted as one absence. No more than two absences are permitted. Faculty will evaluate extenuating circumstances on an individual basis. Students MUST notify the assigned clinical unit/instructor of and anticipated absence or tardy at least one-half hour prior to their scheduled time.
If a student is unable to take an exam as scheduled (due to illness or emergency), the student must notify the faculty member or nursing office (310) 660-3281 immediately. A make-up test must be arranged and completed by the student prior to attending clinical or the next scheduled lecture. The student must provide the faculty with documentation to validate the absence. If the documentation is inappropriate or invalid, the student will receive a grade of “F” for the exam.
N 254 EVALUATION OF CLINICAL PERFORMANCE:
The hospital clinical experience will be graded on Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
The clinical evaluation tool will be utilized for the twelve week clinical experience. Students are held responsible for competence in all previous objectives. If practice or review is needed for any clinical skills the student is held responsible to seek assistance from the media/skills instructor. The student is required to update the skills check list (originating from N 150), using it as a guideline for self-assessment. The skills check list is to be submitted to the clinical instructor at the end of the clinical rotation.
N 254 ANECDOTAL NOTES:
Anecdotal notes are required for this course. Weekly submission of the anecdotal form is required. The completed form is to be submitted to the clinical instructor at the time of the clinical evaluation. The form is based on the National League for Nursing expected competencies at graduation for ADN graduates. The anecdotal form is marked Appendix A.
Upon completion, the anecdotal notes accurately reflect the student’s perspective of the clinical experience. They must be completed at the end of the rotation, in addition to the clinical evaluation tool in order to successfully complete Nursing 254. Use each category to note how you evidenced safe, professional care that was based on scientific principles. Please respect HIPPA guidelines by utilizing initials only for patient identifier. Do not include patients’ names or room number. Include clinical behaviors you routinely implemented to verify compliance. This form is to be utilized for the entire clinical rotation. Students are to make weekly entries on the anecdotal notes.
The completed form is to be submitted to your clinical instructor at the end of the course.
N 254 METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
Two papers: cardiac and article critique:
Objective multiple examinations: four plus a final comprehensive examination.
Multimedia – human simulator.
N 254 METHODS OF EVALUATION:
Examinations (4) , resume, (1), article critique (1), cardiac paper (1), and completion of the ATI Exit test . A comprehensive exit exam is required of all senior students completing the nursing program. Students take this exam upon passing Nursing 254 and must achieve a satisfactorily passing score prior to completing Nursing 255. If a student does not meet the passing score on this examination after two attempts he or she will be given an incomplete for N255. (See ECC Nursing Student Handbook 2009-2010)
Students must complete this test and provide their results to the clinical instructor after the test . Students must pay their $ 85 testing fee to the college cashier and bring their receipt to lecture by the end of the second week of the semester.