Course Description Outline

Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing

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Faculty Information

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Student Learning Outcomes

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Topical Outline
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Instructional Materials and Technologies

Required

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Evaluation Methods
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[Assignment A 20%]

[Assignment B 10%]

[Exam 1 20%]

[Exam 2 25%]

[Exam 3 25%]

 

Description of Assignments
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Final Course Grade

Calculation of grades will be based on the PLU School of Nursing grading scale as specified below.

4.00 94-100 = A 3.00 84-86.9 = B 2.00 71-75.9 = C1.00 62 - 64.9 = D
3.67 90- 93.9 = A- 2.67 80-83.9 = B- 1.67 68-70.9 = C- 0.67 59 - 61.9 = D-
3.33 87-89.9 = B+2.33 76-79.9 = C+1.33 65-67.9 = D+0.00 58 & below = E

Course grade will be determined by using all forms of assessment within the course. Average of all assessment forms must be a 71% or above. Forms of assessment may include exams, quizzes, and assignments. Students MUST achieve satisfactory performance (ie. Pass) in the clinical and/or lab component in order to pass the course.

Standardized Testing and Interactive Learning System (STILS) for BSN and ELMSN Pre-licensure

The School of Nursing at Pacific Lutheran University uses the Kaplan Testing Program as a comprehensive tool for testing, remediation, and program evaluation. Use of the testing program begins in the Sophomore I semester, with course specific tests and resources integrated throughout each semester of the nursing program. As a comprehensive program, the resources offered can help students prepare more efficiently for NCLEX as well as course exams. All students enrolled in the BSN and ELMSN program tracks have access to Kaplan resources throughout the curriculum and for 90 days post-graduation.

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Percentile RankingCourse Grade
(Out of 100 points)
Course Grade
(Out of 5% or 5 points)
Course Grade
(Out of 10% or 10 points)
90th or higher100 (A)510
80th -89th93 (A-)4.59
70th – 79th89 (B+)4.38.7
60th – 69th86 (B)4.28.4
50th – 59th83 (B-)4.08
40th – 49th75 (C)3.87.6
30th – 39th70 (C-)3.67.1
20-29th67 (D+)3.46.8
10th -19th64 (D)3.26.4
Below 10th61 (D-)3.06

OR for Senior II

The grade for the Kaplan Secure Predictor is based on a maximum of 20 course points (20% of course grade) in NURS 499. Allocation of course points is based on the association* established between the total percentage of exam items correct and the predicted probability of with first-time passage on the NCLEX-RN examination. The threshold score on this examination established by the PLU School of Nursing is 61% correct (94.16 predicted probability).

Secure
Predictor %
Correct
NCLEX-RN
Predicted
Probability
Multiplier
for N499
Course Pts
N499 Course
Pts of 20
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Secure
Predictor %
Correct
NCLEX-RN
Predicted
Probability
Multiplier
for N499
Course Pts
N499 Course
Pts of 20
Total
≥ 70%≥ 99.18%1.02049%82.12%.8316.6
69%98.91%.9919.848%80.99%.8116.2
68%98.57%.9919.847%79.81%.8016
67%98.15%.9919.846%78.56%.7915.8
66%97.67%.9819.645%77.23%.7815.6
65%97.11%.9819.644%75.80%.7615.2
64%96.47%.9719.443%74.23%.7515
63%95.76%.9619.242%72.52%.7314.6
62%94.99%.951941%70.62%.7114.2
61%94.16%.951940%68.51%.6913.8
60%93.27%.9418.839%66.15%.6713.4
59%92.35%.9318.638%63.53%.6412.8
58%91.39%.9218.437%60.60%.6112.2
57%90.41%.9118.236%57.34%.5811.6
56%89.41%.901835%53.75%.5410.8
55%88.40%.8917.834%49.82%.5010
54%87.38%.8817.633%45.57%.469.2
53%86.35%.8717.432%41.05%.428.4
52%85.32%.8617.231%36.33%.377.4
51%84.27%.851730%31.52%.326.4
50%83.21%.8416.8< 30%n/a.306

Course Assignments
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Laboratory Learning

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Clinical Experience

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No clinical component associated with this course.

 

Supplemental Content
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Course Content and Schedule
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Finals Week

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Required to attend final at scheduled time.

University & School of Nursing Academic Policies

Academic Integrity

Please read your University Student Handbook (online) and your School of Nursing Student Handbook (online) regarding issues of academic integrity. Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to cheating, lying, plagiarism, and misrepresentation of information in oral or written form (presenting material as though it was yours alone when in fact it is all or partially someone else’s work.) Please realize that both the receiving of information from others and the giving of information to others inappropriately is dishonest. Breeches in academic integrity can significantly alter your course grade, and result in a failure for the course and/or dismissal from the School of Nursing. Faculty members determine grade within a course but issues of integrity are frequently referred to the School of Nursing Student Recruitment, Admissions and Progression Committee for additional review and action. Additionally, the University’s Academic Dishonesty Hearing Panel may be utilized.

(PLU SON Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbooks – Sections: Professional Conduct and Values of the Nursing Profession; Professional Misconduct and Safety Issues)

PLU Student Conduct System: https://www.plu.edu/student-code-of-conduct/student-code-of-conduct-policies/academic-integrity/

Academic Accommodations (related to Office of Accessibility and Accommodation)

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need other special arrangements, please make an appointment with the course instructor as soon as possible. If you have questions concerning the services available for students with disabilities at PLU, please contact the Manager of Office of Accessibility and Accommodation  or call x6392. Classroom or clinical accommodations will be provided only after a Letter of Accommodation from the Manager of Office of Accessibility and Accommodation has been received. It is recommended the student and faculty have a discussion regarding specific support or arrangements needed to access any accommodations and the contents of the Letter of Accommodation.

(PLU SON Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbooks – Sections: SON and PLU Resources/Disabilities Support Services; General Academic Policies/Disability Services; Essential Qualifications/Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities)

Essential Qualifications

The Essential Qualifications for Participation in School of Nursing Degree Programs (See School of Nursing Student Handbook) constitute important elements of academic performance criteria in the PLU School of Nursing degree programs. As such, the Essential Qualifications become part of the criteria by which students are evaluated for satisfactory performance and program progressions. The Essential Qualifications reflect a sample of the performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of all nursing programs at PLU. All new and current PLU School of Nursing students are expected to embody these skills. Nursing students must attest to and demonstrate essential motor, sensory/observation, communication, cognitive, and behavioral/emotional skills necessary to be successful in the nursing profession. (PLU SON Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbooks – Section: Essential Qualifications)

Performance Progression Alert (PPA)

The School of Nursing faculty may enact a Performance/Progression Alert for students who are not meeting the Essential Qualifications or not performing to academic, clinical, lab, or professional standards at any point in the academic term and program of study. See School of Nursing Student Handbook (online) for more information regarding the Progress/Progression Alert process.

Performance/Progression Alert will be given for the following reasons (non-exclusive list):

  • Late assignments > 24 hours late
  • Unexcused absences
  • Unprofessional behavior in-class or online
  • Unsatisfactory performance in clinical
  • Failure to maintain a course average of 71% after 4 weeks in the course

(PLU SON Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbooks – Sections: University and SON Academic Policies/Performance Progression Alert; Academic Performance/Performance Progression Alert)

Weather Conditions

Make sure to call ahead to confirm whether class is meeting if you have any concerns about snow accumulations or icy roads that would make travel to campus/clinical unsafe. You can call the University’s hotline after 6 a.m. (535-7100) or access the PLU website (www.plu.edu) to see if school has been cancelled.