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Course Syllabus

Jeffrey Viernes, RN, BSN NURS 460


Ph: 808-634-5291
Email: jv7@hawaii.edu Nursing Licensure
The student will be able to correctly Examination Course
apply his or her nursing knowledge
in caring for complex situation. The
course will go over the foundation
of nursing care as well as
procedural skills. The student will
be given lecture on the foundations
of nursing, which includes
Medical-Surgical Nursing, OB-
GYN Nursing, Pediatric Nursing,
Psychiatric Nursing.

The focus of this course is to assists


the student to be success in his or
her career in nursing.

Fall to Spring Semester


2018-2019
Teaching-Learning Strategies:
The student will be able to attend online class twice a week (on Saturday and Sunday). This class will
be completely online. The student is expected to read the required assigned readings. The student is
expected to timely submit all the required assignments as well as quizzes online.
1. Quizzes
2. Assignments
3. Discussions
4. Midterm
5. Finals

Graduate Policy on Grading:


*Demonstrating knowledge competency in graduate courses requires a passing grade of “B-”
or 80%. C+ or less will not count towards degree requirements. Grading Scale is below:

A+ 4.0 97-100 C+ 2.3 77-79


A 4.0 94-96 C 2.0 74-76
A- 3.7 90-93 C- 1.7 70-73
B+ 3.3 87-89 D+ 1.3 67-69
B 3.0 84-86 D 1.0 64-66
B- 2.7 80-83* D- 0.7 60-63
F 0.0 ≤59
Evaluation Methods:
1. Graded Course Assignment Requirements
 Discussion Participation 10%
 Assignments 20%
 Quizzes 30%
 Midterm Exam 20%
 Final Exam 20%
 Total Score 100%

2. Examination and/or Assignment Policy


 Written assignments are deducted one letter grade for each day late
 Written assignments that are more than 2 days late will not be accepted
Topical Outline For NCLEX RN Exam
Week 1 Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- Acute Myocardial Infarction
- Arrhythmias
- Cardiac Tamponade
- Pericardial Effusion
- CPR
- Medications associated with Cardiac Health
- Disorders of the Valves

Assignment: Case Study 1


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 1

Week 2 Respiratory Disorder


- Pneumonia
- COPD
- Smoking Cessation
- CXR
- Tuberculosis
- Pleural effusion
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Acute Respiratory Failure
- Lung Cancer

Assignment: Case Study 2


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 2

Week 3 GI Disorder
- GERD
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
- Acute GI bleeding
- Chron’s Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Abdominal series
- Pancreatitis
- Liver Dysfunction
- Appendicitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Cholescystitis and Cholelithiasis

Assignment: Case Study 3


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 3
Week 4 Renal Disorder
- Kidney Stones
- UTI
- Hydronephrosis
- Cystitis

Assignment: Case Study 4


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 4

Week 5 Midterm Week

Week 6 Cancer Related Disorders

Assignment: Case Study 6


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 6

Week 7 Hematologic Disorders


- Blood Transfusion
- Neutropenic Precaution

Assignment: Case Study 7


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 7

Week 8 Electrolyte Imbalances


- Hyponatremia
- Hypernatremia
- Hyperkalemia
- Hypokalemia
- Hypercalcemia
- Hypocalcemia

Assignment: Case Study 8


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 8

Week 9 Thyroid Dysfunction and Diabetes Mellitus

Assignment: Case Study 9


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 9
Week 10 Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Dysfunction

Assignment: Case Study 10


Discussion: Reply to the question posted in the discussion board.
Quiz 10

Week 11 Finals