Advanced Nursing

In addition to the specific criteria for evaluation with each graded assignment, the faculty looks at the five areas found below: 1. Level of thinking: (Adapted from Bloom, BS (Ed)). (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives. Handbook 1: Cognitive domain. New York: David McKay Co. , Inc. a. Knowledge of specifics, language, facts, processes, solutions, trends, and sequences, principles, theories, etc.

b. Comprehension: ability to give meaning to the knowledge that is acquired. c. Application: ability to break ideas, theories, processes, etc. , into parts, examine these parts as they relate to each other and to the whole. d. Analysis: ability to analyze the parts as they relate to the whole and how the whole stands together. e. Synthesis: the putting together of pieces and processes that make a pattern that is new and innovative. f. Evaluation: the making of judgments about the value of things as they relate to a given purpose. The ability to use external criteria for making judgments. 2. Attention to all instructions 3. Use of the literature 4. Organization and style 5. APA format

1. Class attendance, participation and presentation of text (15 points/180 total). This grade will be based on reading all required readings PRIOR TO CLASS. Engaging in active discussion which focuses on the required readings is critical to developing scholarship and understanding of theory. Students are to balance excessive silence and excessive wordiness. Personal insight into the discussion is encouraged. Students will also be required to lead class discussion on assigned chapters in a dialogical manor. Evidence for this will be a portion of the grade in this section.

Multiple learning styles are incorporated into this class, to determine a participation grade I utilize a Socratic method and call upon students for understandings, perceptions and thoughts related to the readings and or application to practice. Attendence, partial attendence and tardiness also will be considered in the final calculation. Use of cell phones in class is prohibited and computer use must be limited to note taking for topics discussed. No devices may be in use during group presentations. Everyone begins with 15 pts. Deductions are made for lack of attention, participation, or inadequate performance with the above items.

2. Nursing and non-nursing theorist presentation. 100 points (group presentation) Students will research a nursing theorist (pre-selected during discussion with instructor) using criteria set forth in required (and/or recommended texts). In-class presentation will consist of power-point presentation, hand-outs, if appropriate, and podium speaking. Students can be as creative as they want in covering the criteria of the presentations. (Criteria provided). 3. Concept analysis group presentation 100 points (see instructions) 4. Theory Impact Essay 100 points (see instructions) 5.

Frankl’s summary of application to theory 50 points (see instructions) 6. Film summary of application to theory 50 points (see instructions) 7. A peer evaluation stapled to a two page individual reflective essay is due for each group project and or presentation. Please include relevant learning, understandings, application to practice, challenges and or struggles experienced. Each reflection is worth 10 pts for a total of 20 pts. 8. Total Possible Points: Assignments 370 + Participation 180 = 550 Written papers must meet the following criteria for formal papers in addition to the guidelines for content.

1. Word process typed, double-spaced, 12 font TimesNew Roman 2. APA style 3. In-text citations and references required. 4. Length of written assignment must not exceed required number of pages not including title page or references. 5. Content must be clear, organized and grammatically correct. 6. TWO copies of the papers are to be submitted; one is graded and returned, the other copy to be sent electronically and retained in the College of Nursing 7. Plagiarism will result in an automatic “F” (failure) on the written assignment; and may be cause for expulsion from course.

COURSE POLICIES: 1. Complete all assignments in a timely manner using the APA (6th ed. ) style manual guidelines. Late papers/assignments/postings will not be accepted, resulting in a zero for that assignment (Unless previously arranged with faculty). 2. Respect ideas and values that may differ from your own and contribute to a classroom environment in which differences can be expressed. 3. Plagiarism reflects unprofessional and unethical behavior and such use will result in an immediate failure for the course and may be cause for dismissal from the college. Refer to Section IV, C.

Academic Integrity in the Student Handbook for clarification of college policies on plagiarism. Plagiarism, as defined for this course, results if you take 5 or more consecutive words from a written source (including web pages). You must place the phrase in quotation marks and cite the author, year of publication, and page (or web publication). If you don’t quote, it will be considered plagiarism. See APA manual for rules on formatting longer quotes. Papers will be submitted through Safe Assign and require less than 15% as a return score in order for the paper to be accepted.

If you paraphrase an author’s ideas, cite the author and year each time a new idea is introduced. If you are paraphrasing a summary or list of ideas from the same author and source, and they are the only source used in that paragraph, you may cite the author once, at the end of the paragraph. However, it is much clearer for the reader when you introduce the source at the beginning of the discussion [e. g. , Burns and Grove (2001) discuss several elements necessary for an adequate review of the literature. First . . . Internet sources must also be cited, even if the material is not copyrighted.

4. No rounding-up for final grade in course (i. e. 89. 4 = 89% and 89. 9 = 89%). 5. All files must be sent to me via Blackboard. They must have the course number N5208 your last name/lesson on the subject line (for example, my lesson one would be named N5208 Diesel/assignment Frankl. I will reply to e-mails within 24 hours (except on weekends). If you do not hear from me in 24 hours, please assume I did not get it unless you know that I will be traveling. 6. Points will automatically be subtracted from assignments for consistent problems with grammar, punctuation, referencing, style, etc.

7. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to arrange with a classmate to get notes and handouts from that class lecture. There are no make-ups for missed class participation points. 8. If you have encountered problems submitting course requirements as attachments, it is suggested that you do not wait until the due date and time to turn in assignments or submit posts on the Discussion Board. Course assignments, not turned in on time, except for circumstances that occur as a result of the Barnes Jewish computer system, will receive a grade of zero.

Notifications of accessibility difficulties, as posted by Barnes Jewish Information Technology, are the only acceptable excuses. GRADING SCALE: 93-100 A 80-82 B- 90-92 A- 77-79 C+ 87-89 B+ 73-76 C 83-86 B < 73 F Support Services Available to Persons with Disabilities: The Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is committed to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provide access to services that help to ensure that our students with “disabilities” have equal access to their education and equal opportunities to learn.

The Student and Support Services Office review your professional documentation and coordinate appropriate accommodations for qualified students. If you have a documented disability or suspect that you might need academic accommodations, please contact June Cowell-Oates at 314-454-8694 or [email protected] org prior to the start of each semester.