A = 92-100 (Passing) B = 83-91 (Passing) C = 75-82 (Passing) D = 66-74 (Not Passing) F = 65 – below (Not Passing) A student is required to earn a grade of C or higher for satisfactory completion of this course.
Individual quiz, test and exam grades will be posted on Blackboard. A student may secure final course grades via the automated voice response system using his or her pin number, and via the OneStop ( https://onestop1.ecu.edu/onestop/ ) using his or her exchange userid and password. In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, faculty are not allowed to post students grades by Social Security Numbers, any sequential part thereof, or any other personally identifiable characteristic. Upon receipt of a written request to the Office of the Registrar, a report of grades is sent to the student at his or her permanent home address. Questions about final examination grades should be directed to the instructor who determined the grade.
1. The theory grade is based on the following components.
Total of Quizzes 10 %
Test 1 25 %
Test 2 30 %
Final Comprehensive Exam 35 %
There will be 10 quizzes (see class calendar for dates). Each 10-minute quiz will have 10 items (multiple choice, true/false, matching, and/or short answer). Each correct response will earn 1 point. The total of the 10 quizzes (100 total points possible) will count 15 % of the final grade. Tests 1 and 2 (see class calendar for dates) will be 50 items (combination multiple-choice questions and a short answer case study). Each test will be comprehensive. Exam week - date to be announced (see SON exam schedule). There will be a 100 item (combination multiple-choice questions and a short answer case study) final comprehensive exam.
2. The course grade shall follow the point scale unless a student does not pass the lab component. All components must be complete in order to fulfill the course requirements. The lab component is evaluated by the faculty as pass/fail. If the student fails the lab component, it constitutes automatic failure (F) of NURS 3020/3021. If the student passes lab, the student shall receive a grade based on the theory grade. Failure to earn at least a C in theory or a Pass in lab shall result in the student repeating the entire course.
3. To pass the lab component of the course, the student must:
a. arrive on time and prepared for each lab experience (for example, complete all assigned reading and view any assigned video(s) PRIOR to the scheduled campus lab session).
b. actively participate in lab activities/assignments.
c. complete all lab assignments satisfactorily and ON TIME .
Note: Oral and written assignments should demonstrate the ability to communicate in a logical and professional manner. All written assignments must be free of spelling and grammatical errors. When not typed, written assignments must be legible. It is not necessary to use report covers or fancy bindings; just staple the pages together securely. Please be sure your name and lab section are on all written assignments.
d. complete and pass the final performance exam.
Note: Becoming competent in health assessment requires practice. The Health Assessment Lab will be open at scheduled times throughout the semester for supervised practice. e. exhibit professional behavior, accountability, and responsibility meeting the requirements of this course, including, but not limited to, maintaining confidentiality.
East Carolina University seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students requesting accommodations based on a disability must be registered with the Department for Disability Support Services located in Slay 138 (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).
Jarvis, C. (2008). Health assessment online to accompany physical examination and health assessment (User Guide, Access Code, and Textbook Package) . (5th. Ed.). St Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier. Poston, I. (2008). Course packet . Greenville. NC: ECU Student Stores.
Student Accountability/Attendance — Professional behavior starts in the classroom/CIL. Students are expected to show courtesy and respect to their fellow classmates by not holding private conversations during class/lab. This includes cell phones - please turn off cell phones during class/lab so that you and your fellow students may be able to participate fully in the work of the day.
Prompt attendance is expected of all students. Students are expected to be prepared and attend all classes and campus lab experiences. Students are responsible for all material, announcements, etc. covered in their absences. Student participation in group discussion is expected.
All quizzes/tests/exams are announced; therefore attendance is required for all quizzes/tests/exams. A make-up quiz/test/exam will only be given with an official excuse and with notification of absence prior to the quiz/test/exam. Failure to do so will mean the student is ineligible to take the quiz/test/exam and a grade of zero (0) will be recorded. The faculty reserves the right to administer a make-up quiz/test/exam in a different format from the original.
Quizzes/tests may only be reviewed at announced reviews. In case of a class conflict with the announced review, arrangements may be made to review the quiz/test within two weeks of the announced review.
First semester students will have access to supplemental instruction and/or ATI material and web site. It is optional, but strongly encouraged, and will be mandatory if the course objectives are not being met (failing the course).
B. Academic Integrity --The School of Nursing follows the University policy concerning academic integrity, as defined in the 2008-2009 ECU Undergraduate Student Handbook Online:
"Academic integrity is expected of every East Carolina University student. Academically violating the Honor Code consists of the following:
1. Cheating. Unauthorized aid or assistance or the giving or receiving of unfair advantage on any form of academic work. 2. Plagiarism. Copying the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and adopting same as one’s own original work. 3. Falsification. Statement of any untruth, either spoken or written, regarding any circumstances relative to academic work. 4. Attempts. Attempting any act that if completed would constitute an academic integrity violation as defined herein.”
Actions of cheating, plagiarism, falsification, etc., or attempts to cheat, plagiarize, or falsify, etc., will not be tolerated. Violations of the ECU Academic Integrity Policy will be pursued; may result in a grade sanction (e.g., an “F” for the course); and will be reported to the Office of Student Conflict resolution.
Note : You are advised to never place yourself in a position in which dishonesty could be suspected.
C. Reference Books and Journal Articles -- In completing the course requirements, students are expected to use reference books, Internet and journal articles that have been published within the last five years. The one exception to this expectation is an original research article or classic theoretical publication. Any questions regarding the appropriateness of a reference should be referred to the faculty. References in formal papers should be cited using APA (5 th edition) format (students can obtain updates at the APA web page).
D. Outcome Measures -- In order to receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) for this course, all outcome evaluation measures (e.g. “ATI” or “Total Testing”) as assigned for the course shall be completed prior to the course final examination. A grade of I (Incomplete) will be assigned in the course if any evaluation measures are not complete.
E. Dress Code —S tudents are expected to wear their ECU SON purple scrubs, closed toed shoes, name tags, hair pulled back or up to N3021 labs and adhere to the most current ECU School of Nursing dress code and other policies as outlined in the Undergraduate Student Handbook. When going to an Open Lab session students can wear street clothes, closed toed shoes, and white lab coats/jackets with name tags, with hair pulled back or up.
F. Relationship to other courses —Builds on cognates (e.g., Anatomy & Physiology) while providing the theory and experiences in nursing health assessment needed in concurrent and future nursing course work.