PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTH CENTRAL DEPARTMENT OF NURSING NURSING STUDENT MANUAL 2014-2015

 
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY
NORTH CENTRAL
DEPARTMENT OF
NURSING
NURSING
STUDENT MANUAL
2014-2015

SUPPLEMENT TO THE PNC STUDENT HANDBOOK “CONNECTIONS”
            http://www.pnc.edu/sa/connections.html
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Dear PNC Nursing Student,

The Faculty at Purdue University North Central (PNC) welcomes you to academic year
2014-2015. We are excited to have you in our nursing program and wish you the very best.
Our objective is to help you as you travel through this first stage of your professional nursing
journey.

If you need anything, please take advantage of the “open door policy” of faculty,
via face-to-face, email or phone. We are here for you.

Good luck!

Diane Voight Spoljoric, Ph.D, RNC, FNP
Interim Department of Nursing Chair
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                                   NURSING STUDENT MANUAL

Welcome to the Purdue University North Central Department of Nursing. The administration, faculty and
staff look forward to working with you in your selected program of study and believe in your success!

This Nursing Student Manual is intended to provide students with general information regarding
programs of study, requirements, policies, procedures, and guidelines that pertain to the Department of
Nursing. It is a supplement to the PNC Student Handbook “Connections”
http://www.pnc.edu/sa/connections.html

As a student enrolled in the LPN-BS, BS, or RN-BS program, you are responsible for the information
contained in this manual.

           It is required that you read through this entire manual
       and use it as a reference as you progress through the program.
 Every year the manual is updated and any changes in policy will be included
             in the most recent published version of the manual.
         Sometimes changes must occur through the academic year.
 These changes will be communicated to the nursing student via the Nursing
                      Communication Board and e-mails.

The Purdue North Central Department of Nursing reserves the right to make changes in the
Nursing Student Manual and information/policies contained therein.

The Department’s curricular and / or program policies may change once a student is enrolled. The
department will make every attempt to notify students (via Blackboard Communication Board, emails,
and posted announcements) of any change in policy and/or procedure or any change that will affect one’s
plan of study (POS), progression, or program completion.

It is therefore each student’s responsibility to routinely check his / her university email account and the
Department’s on-line Communication Board on Blackboard for notice of any revision or change.

The Nursing Student Manual’s Acknowledgement Signature Form (APPENDIX) must be completed

and submitted by each student during the first week of classes each semester to the Nursing Department

office. Every class syllabus will also include a signed statement acknowledging acceptance and

knowledge of the current student manual. This signature form is kept on file in the Nursing office.
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                        STUDENT RESOURCES – 2014-2015

PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTH CENTRAL SCHOOL OF NURSING DIRECTORY

INTERIM DEPARTMENT CHAIR: Diane Voight Spoljoric, PH.D, RNC, FNP
                          Technology Building, Rm 365
                          Phone: 219-785-5388
                          E-mail: dspoljoric@pnc.edu      PNC Website: www.pnc.edu

ACADEMIC PROGRAM COORDINATORS:
Annette Coates                                Peggy Rose
Technology Building, RM 373                   Technology Building, RM 389
Phone: 219-785-5224, acoates@pnc.edu          Phone: 219-785-5706, prose@pnc.edu

                                 FULL TIME FACULTY
Bruce Garwood                              Dr. Vivian Ott
Technology Building, RM 393                Technology Building, RM 374
Phone: 219-785-5718, bgarwood@pnc.edu      Phone: 219-785-5655,vott@pnc.edu

Janet Garwood                               Kristi Paull
Technology Building, RM 387                 Technology Building, RM 376
Phone: 219-785-5281, jgarwo07@pnc.edu       Phone: 219-785-5358, kpaull@pnc.edu

Dr. Charlene Gyurko                         Allyson Saary
Technology Building, RM 391                 Technology Building, RM 378
Phone: 219-785-5389, gyurkoc@pnc.edu        Phone: 219-785-5387, asaary@pnc.edu

E.Jean Hayes                                Angela Schooley
Technology Building, Rm 367                 Technology Building, RM 383
Phone: 219-785-5324, ejhayes@pnc.edu        Phone: 219-785-5695, aschooley@pnc.edu

                                            Whei Ming Su
Bob Hnida
                                            Technology Building, RM 381
Technology Building, RM 377
                                            Phone: 219-785-5349, wmingsu@pnc.edu
Phone: 219-785-5732, rhnida@pnc.edu
                                            Gayle Voight-Block
Amy Hammoud
                                            Technology Building, RM 370
Technology Building, RM 377
                                            Phone: 219-785-5323, gblock@pnc.edu
Phone: 219-785-5311, ahammo00@pnc.edu

Dr. Marne Juestel
Technology Building, RM 379
Phone: 218-785-5615, mjuestel@pnc.edu

Karen Klosinski
Technology Building, RM 371
Phone: 219-785-5351, kklosinski@pnc.edu

Regina Loveitt
Technology Building, RM 378
Phone: 219-785-5573, rloveitt@pnc.edu
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Staff: 2014-2015

Nicole Hartford
Nursing Academic Advisor
Technology Building, RM 368
Phone: 219-785-5439 nhartfor@pnc.edu

Nancy Wilhelm
Department Secretary
Technology Building, RM 357
Phone: 219-785-5454, nlwilhel@pnc.edu

Kimberly Summers, RN
Staff
Technology Building, RM 357
Phone: 219-785-5266, ksummers@pnc.edu

Cheryl Kaluzny
Staff
Technology Building, Rm 357
Phone: 219-785-5226, cmkaluzn@pnc.edu
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                                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome ........................................................................................................................................... 3
Faculty / Staff Contact Information ................................................................................................... 4
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................... 6
Appendices List ................................................................................................................................. 7
University Mission Statement ............................................................................................................ 8
University General Education Goals.................................................................................................. 8
             DEPARTMENT OF NURSING GENERAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
Department of Nursing General Information ..................................................................................... 10
Department of Nursing Mission Statement ........................................................................................ 10
Department of Nursing Philosophy Statement................................................................................... 11
Department of Nursing Student Learning Outcomes ......................................................................... 12
Student Learning Outcomes/Practicum Journey ................................................................................ 14
Traditional BS Plan of Study ............................................................................................................. 17
RN-BS Completion Plan of Study ..................................................................................................... 19
STAND (Student Association for Nursing Development)................................................................. 20
Department of Nursing Committees .................................................................................................. 20
Nursing Education Loan Repayment Information ............................................................................. 21
Financial AID/Award/Scholarship Information................................................................................. 21
American Nurses Association Code of Ethics……………………………………………………… 22
Indiana State Board of Nursing Administrative Code (2014 edition)................................................ 23
Confidentiality and Patient Care (HIPAA)………………………………………………………… 25
Facebook and Social Networking Etiquette…………………………………………………… ....... 26
Essential Attributes and Abilities……………………………………………………………….….. 26/27
Students with Disabilities Policy ....................................................................................................... 28
Grief Absence Policy ......................................................................................................................... 29
Permission to Transmit Information (FERPA) .................................................................................. 30
Nursing Department Office Hours & Phone/FAX Information ......................................................... 30
Nursing Communication Board/Faculty Office hours ....................................................................... 30
Academic Advising/Registration Procedure ...................................................................................... 30
Schedules & Nursing Practicum Courses .......................................................................................... 30/31
Grading & Grade Calculation Policy ................................................................................................. 32/33
Examination Procedure ...................................................................................................................... 34
University Grade Appeals Policy………………………... ................................................................ 34
Class Attendance................................................................................................................................ 34
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Practicum Information Requirements ................................................................................................ 35
Nursing Learning Centers Guidelines ................................................................................................ 35
Nursing Student Dress Code .............................................................................................................. 37
Clinical Required Documents Policy ................................................................................................. 39
Adult Criminal History Background Check and Drug Screen .......................................................... 39&41
Medical Record/Immunizations ......................................................................................................... 39/40
Tuberculosis Requirements ................................................................................................................ 40
Influenza Vaccine .............................................................................................................................. 40
CPR Policy ......................................................................................................................................... 40
Liability Insurance ............................................................................................................................. 40
Progression and Registration Policy .................................................................................................. 42
Nursing Standards/ Code of Conduct Policy/Violation of Nursing Standards (VNS) ....................... 44
Academic Dismissal Policy ............................................................................................................... 45
Non-Academic Dismissal Appeal Policy ........................................................................................... 46
Exit Examination Policy .................................................................................................................... 49
Employment Recommendation Policy............................................................................................... 50
Alternative Clinical Make-Up Policy ................................................................................................ 51
Standard Precautions and Invasive Procedures Policy....................................................................... 52

                                                                   APPENDICES
Acknowledgement Signature Form ................................................................................................... 54
Annual Tuberculosis Assessment Form ............................................................................................ 55
Employment Recommendation Form ................................................................................................ 56
Standard Precautions Signature Form ................................................................................................ 57
Student Legal Limitations Signature Form ........................................................................................ 58
Release of Information Signature Form ............................................................................................. 59
Nurse Pack/Tote Policy Signature Form ............................................................................................ 60
Personal disclosure Form for Students............................................................................................... 61
Performance Improvement Plan ........................................................................................................ 62
Physical Exam Record Form.............................................................................................................. 63
Change in Health Status Form ........................................................................................................... 64
Application for LOA, re-entry, practicum assignment/plan of study change .................................... 65
HIPAA Compliance Form …………………………………………………………………………. 66
Student Release of Information to Practicum Agency……………………………………………… 67
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                            PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTH CENTRAL

                                               MISSION

The mission of Purdue University North Central, a regional campus of Purdue University is based on the
tradition of a land grant university (Learning, Discovery, and Engagement).

       Through Learning, the primary mission of this university, the campus offers all students
        educational programs and services that foster student success and goal attainment in a student-
        centered environment.

       Through Discovery, the campus encourages the creation of new knowledge, products, processes
        and applications through research and scholarship. The cooperative efforts of students, faculty
        and staff are essential for success.

       Through Engagement, the campus partners with and assists alumni, community members,
        businesses and organizations. These activities involve all members of the campus, including
        students, through transfer of knowledge, consulting, service learning, volunteerism, economic
        development and related activities.

Purdue University North Central gives continual and careful consideration to the unique characteristics
and needs of our many constituencies, especially our students, in this region, the State of Indiana and
beyond.

               UNDERGRADUATE GENERAL EDUCATION POLICY & GOALS

                       Undergraduate General Education Policy - Purdue North Central

General education is the component of the undergraduate curriculum devoted to those areas of
knowledge, methods of inquiry, and ideas that the Purdue University North Central academic community
believes are fundamental and common to all well-educated individuals. General education provides
knowledge and understanding of the world, which serves as the basis for continued learning.

On December 10, 2010, following the recommendation of the General Education Committee, the Faculty
Senate of Purdue University North Central adopted the Essential Learning Outcomes, formulated by the
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) through their program entitled LEAP
(Liberal Education and America’s Promise).
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                                   The Essential Learning Outcomes

Beginning in school, and continuing at successively higher levels across their college studies, students
should prepare for twenty-first-century challenges by gaining:

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

       Through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages,
        and the arts
        Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring

Intellectual and Practical Skills, including

       Inquiry and analysis
       Critical and creative thinking
       Written and oral communication
       Quantitative literacy
       Information literacy
       Teamwork and problem solving
        Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging
        problems, projects, and standards for performance

Personal and Social Responsibility, including

       Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
       Intercultural knowledge and competence
       Ethical reasoning and action
       Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
        Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges

Integrative and Applied Learning, including

       Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies
        Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings
        and complex problems
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I. General Information Department of Nursing
                      Purdue University North Central Nursing Program Mission

The Purdue University North Central Department of Nursing programs provide educational opportunities
for both traditional and non-traditional students leading to the granting of the Bachelor of Science degree
with a major in nursing.

The Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates, based on competencies from the
National League for Nursing and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses for entry level practice,
leadership roles, and graduate study. The graduate is prepared to utilize theory, research, and evidence-
based knowledge in the provision of safe, quality care to individuals, families, and communities in a
global environment.

The nursing faculty is committed to:

1.       Nursing as a discipline and profession.

2.       Providing, assessing, and enhancing the elements of learning, discovery, and engagement through
         personal and professional growth and lifelong learning.

3.       Educational programs that prepare university educated nurses who have acquired the essential
         elements of general education as defined by Purdue University, and the essential nursing
         knowledge and professional education necessary for excellence in the practice of nursing.

Traditional and emerging nursing paradigms will provide inclusive, active, and creative teaching-learning

processes; holistic, evidence-based nursing care of clients across the life span in a variety of settings; and

insure leaders of change toward health and quality of life for diverse individuals, families, and

communities.

3/2012
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                    Purdue University North Central Nursing Program Philosophy

The Nursing Faculty articulates a philosophy for the Nursing Program congruent with the mission
statement of Purdue University North Central that defines their beliefs regarding the concepts of person,
environment, health, nursing, and the teaching-learning process.

Person, which includes individuals, families, and communities, is a uniquely holistic
body-mind-spirit. Each person chooses and participates in health decisions.

Environment is an ever changing unity of systems and processes in which a person lives.

Health is the harmony of the body-mind-spirit. It is the living of optimal wellbeing and quality of life in a
global environment.

Nursing, as a discipline, is the holistic study of person, health, and environment. The nursing profession
utilizes a unique body of knowledge to care for the person.

The graduate provides person centered safe, quality care that is guided by theory, research, ethical, legal,
and professional nursing standards. Graduates function autonomously and collaboratively with
interdisciplinary teams.

Unique nursing knowledge, attitudes, and skills, enhanced by biological, physical and social sciences,
humanities, and information technology, form the foundation of nursing practice. The teaching–learning
process is a mutual effort of faculty and students that fosters nursing judgment and professional identity.
Teaching–learning is a process that proceeds from simple to complex. Accountability of the educational
process is demonstrated by evaluation of student learning outcomes.

The Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates, based on competencies from the
National League for Nursing and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses for entry level practice,
leadership roles, and graduate study. The graduate is prepared to utilize theory, research, and evidence-
based knowledge in the provision of safe, quality care to individuals, families, and communities in a
global environment.

3/2012
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                        BS STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (BOLD)
                   AND ASSOCIATED LEARNING COMPETENCIES (ITALICS)

1. Utilize a holistic approach to identify needs of individuals, families, and communities toward
   maximizing positive health outcomes.

    1. Use a systematic and holistic approach to collect comprehensive data about the organization
       and/or nursing unit from multiple sources.
    2. Diagnose actual and potential needs based on analysis of collected data.
    3. Prioritize identified needs.
2   Incorporate evolving social, cultural, and health care delivery trends in the provision of optimal
    health care to individuals, families, and communities.

    4. Collaborate with the client and interdisciplinary team to establish expected outcomes that
       are based on current research /clinical expertise, and that reflect the client’s values and culture.
3. Apply theory guided, evidence-based practice to provide quality care to individuals, families,
   and communities.

    5. Utilize theoretical principles, evidence-based findings, and risk-benefit analysis in
       planning for unit and/or organizational needs.
    7. Conduct a systematic, ongoing, and criterion-based evaluation of progress toward
       predicted outcomes.
4. Evaluate outcomes to provide quality care in collaboration with individuals, families, and
   communities.

    6. Collaborate with the client and interdisciplinary team to implement a plan of care in a timely and
       safe manner.
    8. Revise organizational and unit plans as needed to reflect evaluation of outcomes.
    20. Utilize results from evaluation of quality and effectiveness of health care services.
5. Demonstrate effective communication in collaboration with individuals, families, communities,
   and the interdisciplinary team members.

    11. Demonstrate effective communication in collaboration with individuals, families, communities
        and the interdisciplinary team members.
               Verbal and nonverbal
               Written
               Interpersonal
6. Integrate teaching-learning strategies in the delivery of health care to individuals, families, and
   communities.

    10. Provide teaching utilizing strategies appropriate to the organization’s learning needs and
        culture.
7. Articulate personal goals for professional development.

    9. Evaluate own thinking strategies in using decision-making skills in a nursing leadership role.
    19. Articulate personal goals for professional development.
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8. Demonstrate accountability for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing
   profession.

   14. Demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability.
   17. Demonstrate accountability of nursing practice in relation to relevant statutes, rules, regulations,
       and professional standards.
   18. Provide nursing care that is consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

9. Demonstrate leadership in coordination of health care and management of resources and
   technology.

   12. Utilize information technology in the coordination and delivery of health care.
   13. Utilize cost-benefit analysis and variance data.
   15. Incorporate the effective use of resources.
   16. Coordinate health care resources across settings and among care givers.

10. Utilize continuous improvement processes to promote positive health outcomes and quality of
    life.

   21. Advocate for policy or procedure change to promote organizational effectiveness

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                           Student Learning Outcomes / Practicum Journey

              Level One: Student Learning Outcomes (Semesters 3 and 4 / Sophomore):
Introduction to nursing related knowledge, and concepts of the integrative process to guide care of
individuals.

1. Identify a holistic approach to identify needs of individuals toward maximizing positive health
    outcomes.
2 Describe evolving social, cultural, and health care delivery trends in the provision of optimal health
    care to individuals.
3. Identify theory guided, evidence-based practice to provide quality care to individuals.
4. Select outcomes to provide quality care in collaboration with individuals.
5. Demonstrate effective communication in collaboration with individuals and the interdisciplinary team
    members.
6. Discuss teaching-learning processes in the delivery of health care to individuals.
7. Outline personal goals for professional development.
8. Apply accountability for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing profession.
9. Identify health care resources and technology used in the delivery of care.
10. Recognize continuous improvement processes to promote positive health outcomes and quality of life.

Level One Practicum Journey
This year will focus on professional responsibilities and accountability as well as the health of the
individual. Students are enrolled in the professional component of the nursing program beginning in the
“third semester.” Practicum (clinical) experiences focus on the health assessment of the individual.
Practicum hours begin with simulation on campus where physical assessment skills are taught and
practiced on mannequins in the simulation lab. Nursing history taking skills are included during the third
semester.

The “fourth semester” practicum experiences involve patients requiring long term care. Practicum
experiences are arranged first in campus in lab and then in extended care facilities. Patient care
responsibilities include the administration of medications, assistance with activities of daily living and
additional prescribed treatments and procedures such as Foley catheter insertion and trach care.

                Level Two: Student Learning Outcomes (Semesters 5 and 6 / Junior):

Adaptation and application of nursing related knowledge and concepts of the integrative process to guide
care of the specific population and practice areas for individuals and families.

1. Utilize a holistic approach to identify needs of individuals and families toward maximizing positive
    health outcomes.
2 Examine evolving social, cultural, and health care delivery trends in the provision of optimal health
    care to individuals and families.
3. Apply theory guided, evidence-based practice to provide quality care to individuals and families.
4. Select outcomes to provide quality care in collaboration with individuals and families.
5. Demonstrate effective communication in collaboration with individuals and families and the
    interdisciplinary team members.
6. Plan teaching-learning processes in the delivery of health care to individuals and families.
7. Articulate personal goals for professional development.
8. Demonstrate accountability for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing
    profession.
9. Participate in the coordination of health care and management of resources and technology.
10. Initiate continuous improvement processes to promote positive health outcomes and quality of life.
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Level Two Practicum Journey
This year will focus on family and on the care of individuals with alterations in health. Practicum
experiences are arranged in acute care facilities. The “fifth” semester introduces students to the general
care of patients. Students care for patients on post-surgical and/or acute medical care units. Surgery,
behavioral health and mother-baby care and labor and delivery rotations are included. The “sixth”
semester continues to focus on the general care of patients in the acute care facility as well as pediatric
patients in Children’s Health Nursing.

               Level Three: Student Learning Outcomes (Semesters 7 and 8 / Senior):

Synthesis and utilization of nursing related knowledge and concepts of the integrative process to guide
care of the specific population and practice areas for individuals, families, and communities.

1. Utilize a holistic approach to identify needs of individuals, families, and communities toward
    maximizing positive health outcomes.
2 Incorporate evolving social, cultural, and health care delivery trends in the provision of optimal health
    care to individuals, families, and communities.
3. Apply theory guided, evidence-based practice to provide quality care to individuals, families, and
    communities.
4. Evaluate outcomes to provide quality care in collaboration with individuals, families, and
    communities.
5. Demonstrate effective communication in collaboration with individuals, families, communities and
    the interdisciplinary team members.
6. Integrate teaching-learning processes in the delivery of health care to individuals, families, and
    communities.
7. Articulate personal goals for professional development.
8. Demonstrate accountability for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing
    profession.
9. Demonstrate leadership in coordination of health care and management of resources and technology.
10. Utilize continuous improvement processes to promote positive health outcomes and quality of life.

Level Three Practicum Journey

This year will focus on population and community health and complex care in the acute care setting.
Students attend an annual regional nursing research conference every Fall semester as either a
Community Health or Leadership student. The date is assigned during the semester. All Leadership
students (in either semester) will attend one Indiana State Board of Nursing meeting in Indianapolis. The
date is assigned during the semester.

The “seventh” semester includes nursing practicum experiences in a variety of community settings
including local schools, home health VNA, health departments and case management. Health Fair
development and implementation and as well as an in-depth community assessment are significant
elements of the community health experience. Students are required to seek out and participate in
community service/volunteer opportunities in the community. In the “eighth” semester, students rotate
through advanced medical-surgical and critical care clinical experiences which extend beyond the basic
skills learned throughout the professional nursing program. The emergency department and the intensive
care unit are often used for practicum experiences with the major focus on cardiac care and multi=system
care. Final NCLEX preparation and review are important in this semester and students are assisted
through the licensure, graduation/job selection process.
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                    Terminal Student Learning Outcomes (Program Completion):

1. Utilize a holistic approach to identify needs of individuals, families, and communities toward
    maximizing positive health outcomes.
2 Incorporate evolving social, cultural, and health care delivery trends in the provision of optimal health
    care to individuals, families, and communities.
3. Apply theory guided, evidence-based practice to provide quality care to individuals, families, and
    communities.
4. Evaluate outcomes to provide quality care in collaboration with individuals, families, and
    communities.
5. Demonstrate effective communication in collaboration with individuals, families, communities and
    the interdisciplinary team members.
6. Integrate teaching-learning processes in the delivery of health care to individuals, families, and
    communities.
7. Articulate personal goals for professional development.
8. Demonstrate accountability for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing
    profession.
9. Demonstrate leadership in coordination of health care and management of resources and technology.
10. Utilize continuous improvement processes to promote positive health outcomes and quality of life.

SIMULATION
Both low-tech and high-tech patient care simulations are offered on campus throughout the program.
These realistic patient scenarios are treated like actual practicum experiences. Appropriate behavior and
attire are expected. Students have an opportunity to solve real life problems in a safe environment
High-tech experiences are very popular with the students, enhancing learning and problem solving,
especially in regard to how to deal with emergencies and complications.

Approved 8/05
Revised 11/17/06
Revised 4/12
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                          Plan of Study Traditional Baccalaureate Nursing Program
                                Pre-Professional Component (Semesters 1&2)

Semester 1                                             Semester 2
Course                      Cr.     Cl.   Lab          Course                         Cr.   Cl.   Lab
BIOL 21300                  4       3     2            BIOL 21400                     4     3     2
Human A&P                                              Human A&P

CHEM 11900                  4       3     2            BIOL 22100                     4     3     2
General Chemistry                                      Intro To Microbiology

ENGL 10100                  3       3     0            ENGL 10200                     3     3     0
English Composition I                                  English Composition II

Math 11100 or higher        3       3     0            F&N 30300                      3     3     0
                                                       Essentials of Nutrition

GS 19100 FYE                3       3     0            PSY 12000
                                                       Elementary Psychology          3     3     0

TOTAL CREDITS               17                         TOTAL CREDITS                  17

                                  Professional Component (Semesters 3 – 8)

Semester 3                                             Semester 4
Course                      Cr.     Cl.   Lab          Course                         Cr.   Cl.   Lab
NUR 27100                   3       3     0            NUR 27200                      3     3     0
Pathopharmacology I                                    Pathopharmacology II

NUR 22210                   4       3     3            NUR 21800                      3     3     0
Foundations of Nursing                                 Human Development

NUR 35300                   3       3     0            STATS                          3     3     0
Health Care Informatics

NUR 21900                   3       2     3            NUR 22300                      5     3     6
Health Assessment                                      Foundations of Nrsg Practice

COM 11400                   3       3     0
Fundamentals of Speech

TOTAL CREDITS               16                         TOTAL CREDITS                  14
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Semester 5                                       Semester 6
Course                       Cr.     Cl.   Lab   Course                       Cr.   Cl.   Lab
NUR 36710                    3       3     0     NUR 44300                    5     3     6
Nrsg Theory/Rsrch                                Adult Health II

NUR 33300                    5       3     6     NUR 39500                    4     3     3
Adult Health I                                   Children’s Health Nrsg.

NUR 33500                    4       3     3     NUR 38900                    3     3     0

OB/Women’s Health                                Family Health Nursing

NUR 20400                    4       3     3
Psychosocial Nrsg

TOTAL CREDITS                16                  TOTAL CREDITS                12

Semester 7                                       Semester 8
Course                       Cr.     Cl.   Lab   Course                       Cr.   Cl.   Lab
NUR 42900                    5       4     3     NUR 49300                    6     3     9
Community Health Nrsg                            Advanced Adult Health

Ethics                       3       3     0     NUR 49500                    2     2     0
(Phil 11100)                                     Capstone

NUR 43900                    3       3     0     Elective                     3     3     0
Leadership                                       (See GE Supplemental Core)

NUR 34900                    3       3     0     Elective                     3     3     0
Contemporary Trends in                           (See GE Supplemental Core)
Health Care Systems

TOTAL CREDITS                14                  TOTAL CREDITS                14

        Total credit hours         = 120
        Gen. Ed. Core              = 31
        Supplemental Core          = 18
        Nursing                    = 71
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                                                  RN-BS COMPLETION PROGRAM

        Total AS Credit Hours Accepted (varies)              67
        Total RN-BS Credit Hours                            26
        Gen. Ed. Core                                       15
        Supplemental                                        12
        Total Required for BS Completion                   120

SEMESTER 1                                                                   CR
NUR 33100 RN Transition to Professional Nursing                              3
STATs                                                                        3
NUR 35300 Healthcare Informatics                                             3
Elective- MA 11100 or higher                                                 3
ENGL 10200 English Composition II                                            3
CREDIT HOURS                                                                 15

SEMESTER 2                                                                   CR
NUR 38900 Family Health Nursing                                              3
NUR 36710 Nursing Theory& Research                                           3
COM 11400                                                                    3
Elective (GE supplemental core list)                                         3

CREDIT HOURS                                                                 12

SEMESTER 3                                                                   CR
NUR 42900 Community Health Nursing                                           5
NUR 34900 Contemp. Trends in Healthcare Sys.                                 3
Ethics (GE Humanities core list)                                             3
Elective (GE supplemental core list)                                         3
CREDIT HOURS                                                                 14

SEMESTER 4                                                                   CR
NUR 43900 Management & Leadership                                            3
NUR 49600 RN-BS Capstone                                                     3
Elective (GE supplemental core list)                                         3
Elective (GE supplemental core list)                                         3
CREDIT HOURS                                                                 12
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                                ASSOCIATIONS and COMMITTEES

Student Association for Nursing Development (STAND)

PNC has a chapter of the National Student Nurses Association, known as the Student Association for
Nursing Development (STAND). This organization is for both pre-nursing and nursing students.

The mission of the organization is:
    to participate in community activities which promote health and wellness and the profession of
       nursing
    to provide leadership opportunities, enhance faculty and student interactions
    to expose students to the many and varied opportunities available in the profession of nursing.

STAND FACEBOOK PAGE:
The only official FACEBOOK page for PNC Nursing is the STAND Facebook page. You can follow us
at -- Purdue University North Central S.T.A.N.D.

Meetings for STAND are usually held twice a month. Dates will be announced for the new semester. See
the STAND bulletin board for information regarding meeting times and other announcements. The
bulletin board is in the hall close to TECH 301. There are no dues for STAND.

Department of Nursing Committees

Nursing student representatives, both RN-BS and BS, are asked to serve on the following Department of
Nursing Committees:
    Curriculum and Evaluation Committee
    Enrollment, Progression, and Advising Committee
    Facilities and Resources Committee

Student representative attendance and participation on Department of Nursing committees is limited to
maintain confidentiality. Guidelines for committee structure are established denoting membership,
functions, and responsibilities of each of these three committees and are defined in the Bylaws of the
Faculty of the Department of Nursing and are available upon request. If you are interested in serving on a
committee and having a voice in your nursing program please contact dspoljoric@pnc.edu
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                   FINANCIAL AID/AWARD/SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
The Financial Aid staff works with both prospective and current students in finding sources of financial
aid for their college education and also in completing the application process. To take advantage of
available options, students should contact a financial aid officer well in advance of the semester in which
they plan to register. (Refer to the PNC General Catalog or http://www.pnc.edu/financialaid/
http://www.pnc.edu/scholarships for further information.)

NURSING EDUCATION LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (NELRP)
After students have passed the NCLEX and are licensed in the state in which they intend to practice, they
are eligible for a NELRP (Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program). This is a nursing education loan
repayment program. Applications can be found on NELRP web page:
http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing Please refer to the guidelines listed at the
NELRP site.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTH CENTRAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS

Nursing Students have a variety of scholarship opportunities available. General scholarship information
can be found on the Scholarship page http://www.pnc.edu/scholarships or the Financial Aid Office
Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarship funding. Awards and scholarships are
available to qualified nursing students at PNC based on eligibility and availability of funds. When
additional scholarship information is received from outside sources, the information will be posted on the
Department of Nursing Blackboard Communication Board. Financial Aid Forms (FAFSA) may be
required for some scholarships. The annual deadline for FAFSA applications is March 1st.
          Information concerning specific scholarships for Nursing Students is available. To be considered,
a nursing student must provide all the information required on the Nursing Scholarship Application Form,
available online at http://www.pnc.edu/scholarships/nursing.html. The submission deadline is provided in
the document.
          The Department of Nursing monitors the scholarship application and notification process.
Students who withdraw from or are removed from the nursing program will lose eligibility for any current
or future scholarship funding. Additionally, the scholarship recipient is expected to write a thank you
letter to the donor. Students who do not write thank you letters will not be considered for any future
nursing scholarships.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTH CENTRAL CODE OF STUDENT RIGHTS,
RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT http://www.pnc.edu/cd/Policy/conduct.html

Students are expected and required to abide by the laws of the state of Indiana and of the United States
and the rules and regulations of Purdue University, to conduct themselves in accordance with accepted
standards of social behavior, to respect the rights of others, and to refrain from any conduct that tends to
obstruct the work of the University or to be injurious to the welfare of the University.
A student who violates these general standards of conduct may be subject to informal actions (as defined
in Section III-A-5). If the violation falls within one of the categories of conduct listed in Section III-B-2,
the student may also be subject to disciplinary sanctions. No disciplinary sanction/decision may be
imposed except for conduct covered by one of the categories listed in Section III-B-2.Every student is
responsible for the correspondence sent to his/her official address on record with the University including
information sent to his/her official Purdue University North Central email address.
The University is not responsible for university email accounts that students set to forward to a third party
client, for example Gmail or Hotmail. Every student is expected to keep up-to-date contact information
through the Registrar’s Office. Once information has been disseminated through these methods of
communication, the student will be considered to be notified.
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               AMERICAN NURSES’ ASSOCIATION (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses

The Purdue University North Central Department of Nursing strictly adheres to the American Nurses’
   Association’s Code for Nurses. Each student is expected to consistently uphold these standards.
                                       http://www.nursingworld.org/

1.     The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent
       dignity, growth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or
       economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems.
2.     The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or
       community.
3.     The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the
       patient.
4.     The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the
       appropriate delegation of task consistent with the nurse’s obligation to provide optimal patient
       care.
5.     The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve
       integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth.
6.     The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving healthcare environments and
       conditions of employment conducive to the provision of quality healthcare and consistent with
       the values of the profession through individual and collective action.
7.     The nurse participates in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice,
       education, administration, and knowledge development.
8.     The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public promoting community,
       national, and international efforts to meet health needs.
9.     The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for
       articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice, and for
       shaping social policy.
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The following excerpt, with web link, directs the reader to the rationale for many of the Department policies.
                                   Indiana State Board of Nursing
         A compilation of the Indiana Code and Indiana Administrative Code (2014 Edition)
                             http://in.gov/pla/files/ISBN_2014_Edition%281%29.pdf
                  ARTICLE 2. STANDARDS FOR THE COMPETENT PRACTICE OF
                      REGISTERED AND LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSING

Rule 1. Definitions
848 IAC 2-1-1 Applicability
Sec. 1. The definitions in this rule apply throughout this article. (Indiana State Board of Nursing; 848 IAC 2-1-1;
filed Oct 25,1991, 5:00 p.m.: 15 IR 242; readopted filed Nov 6, 2001, 4:18 p.m.: 25 IR 939; readopted filed Jul 19,
2007, 12:54 p.m.: 20070808-IR-848070058RFA)
848 IAC 2-1-2 "Competence" defined
Sec. 2. "Competence" means performing skillfully and proficiently the functions that are within the role of the
licensee and demonstrating behavior that is consistent with the interrelationship of essential knowledge, judgment,
and skill. (Indiana State Board of Nursing; 848 IAC 2-1-2; filed Oct 25, 1991, 5:00 p.m.: 15 IR 242; readopted filed
Nov 6, 2001, 4:18 p.m.: 25 IR 939; readopted filed Jul 19, 2007, 12:54 p.m.: 20070808-IR-848070058RFA)
848 IAC 2-1-3 "Health team" defined
Sec. 3. "Health team" means a group of health care providers which may, in addition to health care practitioners,
include the patient/client, family, and any significant others. (Indiana State Board of Nursing; 848 IAC 2-1-3; filed
Oct 25, 1991, 5:00 p.m.: 15
IR 243; readopted filed Nov 6, 2001, 4:18 p.m.: 25 IR 939; readopted filed Jul 19, 2007, 12:54 p.m.: 20070808-IR-
848070058RFA)

Rule 2. Registered Nursing
848 IAC 2-2-1 Responsibility to apply the nursing process
Sec. 1. The registered nurse shall do the following:
(1) Assess the patient/client in a systematic, organized manner.
(2) Formulate a nursing diagnosis based on accessible, communicable, and recorded data which is collected in a
systematic and continuous manner.
(3) Plan care which includes goals and prioritized nursing approaches or measures derived from the nursing
diagnosis.
(4) Implement strategies to provide for patient/client participation in health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.
(5) Initiate nursing actions to assist the patient/client to maximize his or her health capabilities.
(6) Evaluate with the patient/client the status of goal achievement as a basis for reassessment, reordering priorities,
new goal setting, and revision of the plan of nursing care.
(7) Seek educational resources and create learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and
skills for his or her continuing competence in nursing practice and individual professional growth.
(Indiana State Board of Nursing; 848 IAC 2-2-1; filed Oct 25, 1991, 5:00 p.m.: 15 IR 243; readopted filed Nov 6,
2001, 4:18 p.m.:25 IR 939; readopted filed Jul 19, 2007, 12:54 p.m.: 20070808-IR-848070058RFA)

848 IAC 2-2-2 Responsibility as a member of the nursing profession
Sec. 2. The registered nurse shall do the following:
(1) Function within the legal boundaries of nursing practice based on the knowledge of statutes and rules governing
nursing.
(2) Accept responsibility for individual nursing actions and continued competence.
(3) Communicate, collaborate, and function with other members of the health team to provide safe and effective
care.
(4) Seek education and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing practice techniques.
(5) Respect the dignity and rights of the patient/client regardless of socioeconomic status, personal attributes, or
nature of health problem.
(6) Maintain each patient/client's right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated, by law, to
disclose the information.
(7) Provide nursing care without discrimination on the basis of diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed, or color.
(8) Delegate and supervise only those nursing measures which the nurse knows, or should know, that another person
is prepared, qualified, or licensed to perform.
(9) Retain professional accountability for nursing care when delegating nursing intervention.
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(10) Respect and safeguard the property of patient/client, family, significant others, and the employer.
(11) Notify, in writing, the appropriate party, which may include:
(A) the office of the attorney general, consumer protection division;
(B) his or her employer or contracting agency; or
(C) the board; of any unprofessional conduct which may jeopardize the patient/client safety.
(12) Participate in the review and evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care.
(Indiana State Board of Nursing; 848 IAC 2-2-2; filed Oct 25, 1991, 5:00 p.m.: 15 IR 243; readopted filed Nov 6,
2001, 4:18 p.m.:25 IR 939; readopted filed Jul 19, 2007, 12:54 p.m.: 20070808-IR-848070058RFA)

848 IAC 2-2-3 Unprofessional conduct
Sec. 3. Nursing behaviors (acts, knowledge, and practices) failing to meet the minimal standards of acceptable and
prevailing nursing practice, which could jeopardize the health, safety, and welfare of the public, shall constitute
unprofessional conduct. These behaviors shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Using unsafe judgment, technical skills, or inappropriate interpersonal behaviors in providing nursing care.
(2) Performing any nursing technique or procedure for which the nurse is unprepared by education or experience.
(3) Disregarding a patient/client's dignity, right to privacy, or right to confidentiality.
(4) Failing to provide nursing care because of diagnosis, age, sex, race, color, or creed.
(5) Abusing a patient/client verbally, physically, emotionally, or sexually.
(6) Falsifying, omitting, or destroying documentation of nursing actions on the official patient/client record.
(7) Abandoning or knowingly neglecting patients/clients requiring nursing care.
(8) Delegating nursing care, functions, tasks, or responsibility to others when the nurse knows, or should know, that
such delegation is to the detriment of patient safety.
(9) Providing one's license/temporary permit to another individual for any reason.
(10) Failing to practice nursing in accordance with prevailing nursing standards due to physical or psychological
impairment.
(11) Diverting prescription drugs for own or another person's use.
(12) Misappropriating money or property from a patient/client or employee.
(13) Failing to notify, in writing, the appropriate party, which may include:
(A) the office of the attorney general, consumer protection division;
(B) his or her employer or contracting agency; or
(C) the board; of any unprofessional conduct which may jeopardize patient/client safety.
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CONFIDENTIALITY AND PATIENT CARE

With the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the idea
that patients have the right to privacy and confidentiality became more than just an ethical obligation of
health care providers, students and health care organizations, it became law. The right to privacy is
essential to patients and families. Under no circumstances should any student ever release or remove
confidential patient information from the practicum setting or discuss it with anyone unless it is
needed for treatment of the patient.

Each clinical agency has strict guidelines regarding patient information, including computer access,
security, documentation, and patient confidentiality. These specific guidelines are available for each
agency, and several ask students to sign a confidentiality statement.

        Violation of these guidelines can result in disciplinary action by the agency, the assignment
        of a failing grade for a nursing course, and/or dismissal from the course or nursing
        program. The following guidelines in general reflect expectations of all students in all
        agencies.

        1.      Patient records are not to be removed from their location.
        2.      Students granted record access are accountable at all times for the protection of the record
                and its contents while in their possession.
        3.       It is prohibited to share the medical record/patient information with family, friends, and
                staff not directly involved in the patient’s care.
        4.      Students are expected to keep medical records (charts) accessible for medical care
                purposes at all times
        5.      Photocopying or printing any part of the medical record for a student’s purpose is
                strictly prohibited. Students may not photocopy parts of the record for their learning
                purposes. Data cannot be saved to portable devices and PDA’s.
        6.      When referring to patients in written work for schoolwork purposes, initials only are to
                be used. All identifying information should be kept to a minimum.
        7.      Census records used for report should be properly destroyed before the student leaves the
                unit.
        8.      HIPAA guidelines are to be followed at all times as outlined by each practicum agency
                and federal regulations.
        9.      Professional standards expect that student nurses withhold discussing, in any format,
                (verbally, in writing, via social media), any patient situations and confidences outside the
                professional setting. Situations may only be discussed in private, for the purpose of
                learning, as instructed by the clinical instructor.
When discussing patients in the practicum learning situation, anonymity is to be maintained.
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FACEBOOK and Social Networking Etiquette:

 “The use of social media and other electronic communication is increasing exponentially with growing
numbers of social media outlets, platforms and applications, including blogs, social networking sites,
video sites, and online chat rooms and forums. Nurses often use electronic media both personally and
professionally. Instances of inappropriate use of electronic media by nurses have been reported to boards
of nursing (BONs) and, in some cases, reported in nursing literature and the media.”
Please refer to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website www.ncsbn.org/2930 .htm for
professional standards related to social media.

               https://www.ncsbn.org/Social_Media.pdf National Council of State Boards of Nursing
                (NCSBN) White Paper: A Nurse’s Guide to the Use of Social Media.
               The only official FACEBOOK page for PNC Nursing is the STAND Facebook page.
                You can follow us at -- Purdue University North Central S.T.A.N.D.
               Be aware that your Facebook comments and conversations need to always remain
                professional in both tone and in word.

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES and ABILITIES

The Chair of the Department of Nursing in consult with nursing faculty has specified personal attributes
that are essential for student success. Students must demonstrate these essential abilities and attributes.
All students are also expected to meet enrollment criteria and all matriculating students are expected to
meet progression criteria with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical/neurological functions:
     Ability to use all five senses to make accurate judgments regarding patient conditions.
     Physical ability to perform physical interventions and to safely engage in the practice of nursing.
     Psychomotor abilities consistent with course and program expectations.
Judgment Skills:
     Problem solve as it relates to patient conditions in the development of a plan of care.
     Critical Thinking
     Application of the nursing process.
Communication Skills:
     Intrapersonal and Interpersonal
     Demonstration of effective communication skills with all members of the healthcare team.
Coping Skills:
     Demonstrate the mental health that is required to successfully function in the role as a student.
     Demonstrate the mental health that is required to safely practice nursing as determined by
         professional standards of care.
Intellectual/Conceptual Skills:
      Ability to calculate, measure, analyze, synthesize and evaluate.
Behavioral Attributes:
      Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for personal actions as a student.
      Demonstrate professional conduct consistent with standards of nursing practice.
      Demonstrate safe nursing practice that is not limited by behaviors of sleep deprivation, addiction,
         abuse and or dependence on alcohol or other drugs that impair judgment and behavior.
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