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2010-2011 Nursing Handbook

NURSING STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIAS COLLEGE AT WISE BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM IN NURSING

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING ACADEMIC YEAR: 2010 2011

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The U !"e#$!%& '( V!#)! !*$ C'++e)e *% W!$e De,*#%-e % '( N.#$! ) Welcome! On behalf of the faculty and staff, I elcome you to the 2010-2011 academic year at the !ni"ersity of #irginia$s %ollege at Wise, and congratulate you on your acce&tance to the nursing ma'or( )his is an e*citing, challenging time to enter the orld of health care( +es&ite our ready access to the best technology in the orld, issues of cost, ,uality, and safety are constantly in the forefront( -s &ractitioners of the future, your role ill not only be to function ithin the system, but to also ork to transform it in ays hich ill assure those ho need care recei"e it in the most safe, efficient, and affordable ay &ossible( -s a &ublic liberal arts institution, )he !ni"ersity of #irginia$s %ollege at Wise &ro"ides the resources and learning e*&eriences hich enable students to establish a firm foundation for building com&etence in &rofessional study( In addition to the technical skills necessary to &ro"ide safe care, students ill de"elo& communication, critical thinking and decision making skills to lead care teams in the future( )hrough acti"e &artici&ation in this community of learners, students gain an a&&reciation for the "alue of di"ersity, commitment to ser"ice, the im&ortance of engaged citi.enshi&, and the essential nature of lifelong learning( )his handbook is one of se"eral resources a"ailable to assist you as you &rogress through your &rogram of study( )he 2010-2011 University of Virginias College at Wise Catalog and the UVa-Wise Student Handbook &ro"ide general information about academic and student life &olicies( The e!art"ent of #ursing Student Handbook describes s&ecific &olicies and &rocedures related to undergraduate nursing students( P'+!/!e$ ! %h!$ h* 01''2 %*2e ,#!'#!%& '"e# %h'$e ! '%he# #e$'.#/e$3 It is your res&onsibility, as a student in the ma'or, to be familiar ith the contents of this handbook( )he faculty are here to hel& you reach your educational goals( If you ha"e issues or concerns, &lease contact your ad"isor or the course instructor( -&&ointments ith me can be arranged through /im 0a son in +arden Hall 1022, by calling 234-234-5460, or by email at kal4'7u"a ise(edu( I ish you success in the coming semester and beyond( %athleen %ollins, 8h(+(, 9(N(, %N: %hair, +e&artment of Nursing

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MISSION STATEMENT4 PHILOSOPHY4 AND GOALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NURSING M!$$!' S%*%e-e % )he mission of the nursing &rogram is to &re&are graduates ith a liberal education, e*&anded kno ledge about nursing and health care, com&etence in nursing &ractice, &re&aration for graduate study, and tools for lifelong learning( )he &rogram &re&ares &rofessional nurses able to &ractice in a caring manner on a regional, national, and global le"el( PHILOSOPHY ;aculty in the +e&artment of Nursing bring distinct and di"erse e*&eriences, abilities, and beliefs to the curriculum and the classroom( )he &hiloso&hy of the +e&artment of Nursing e*em&lifies the beliefs that faculty and students share about health, the reci&ients of care, role &re&aration, nursing, and nursing education( Health is a state of &hysical, &sychological, inter&ersonal and en"ironmental ellbeing based on ada&ti"e res&onse to stressors and is "ie ed on a continuum from ellness to illness( 8atients, the reci&ients of nursing care, include indi"iduals, families, grou&s, and communities( 8atients and nurses collaborate in the assessment, &lanning, im&lementation, and e"aluation of nursing and health care( Nurses are res&onsible for maintaining, &romoting, and enhancing the health of indi"iduals, families, grou&s and communities, and for contributing to im&ro"ements in the health care system( Nurses em&hasi.e &rimary health care, &romote healthy lifestyles, and recogni.e the im&ortance of health &romotion and disease &re"ention( )he role of the nurse e"ol"es in res&onse to changing e*&ectations and demands in the market&lace( Nurses &ro"ide holistic health care that includes health education, ad"ocacy, and a committed, caring relationshi&( )hey are res&onsible for &artici&ating in discussions and seeking solutions for health care issues locally, regionally, nationally, and globally( :*&loring and ado&ting a&&roaches to education enhance relationshi&s bet een learners and teachers, creates a stimulating learning en"ironment, and &romote educational e*cellence( )he curriculum reflects characteristics and needs of students, traditional and emerging health care and nursing &ractice, and a community-based health care system( %ommunication, reasoning, analysis, research, decision-making, and

2010-2011 Nursing Handbook technological inno"ations=central conce&ts of baccalaureate nursing education= influence the curriculum and &edagogy( ;aculty and students share res&onsibility for learning goals and outcomes and &artici&atory learning acti"ities( ;aculty facilitate and guide learning e*&eriences consistent ith student kno ledge, skills, and e*&erience( ;aculty and students interact ith the community and health care &rofessionals to &ro"ide disci&linary and interdisci&linary learning acti"ities and &ractice o&&ortunities( -n acti"e, stimulating, and e*citing en"ironment encourages in,uiry, curiosity, critical thinking, and insight( >tudents in such an en"ironment achie"e at a higher le"el and gain tools and as&irations for continuing their education and lifelong learning( G'*+$ )he +e&artment of Nursing &re&ares graduates to meet the follo ing goals in their entry-le"el &ractice ith indi"iduals, families, and communities? 1( -&&ly kno ledge from the humanities, the arts and letters, social and natural sciences, and nursing to &ractice com&etently in a "ariety of settings@

2( Im&lement inde&endent nursing decisions based on clinical reasoning and nursing 'udgment@ 2( !se critical thinking and communication skills to im&ro"e the effecti"eness of nursing &ractice, based on current kno ledge, theory, and research@ 5( :m&hasi.e ,uality, cost effecti"eness, and collaboration in nursing &ractice@ <( +esign and im&lement acti"ities that &romote, &rotect, and im&ro"e healthy beha"iors and em&hasi.e &rimary and secondary &re"enti"e strategies across the lifes&an@ 4( Im&act nursing and health care on local, regional, and global &o&ulations@ 3( -d"ocate for reci&ients of health care as they &artici&ate in decisions about and e"aluation of their care through the a&&lication of research and information technology@ A( 8ro"ide leadershi& in nursing care and health &romotion@ 6( Incor&orate kno ledge of &rofessional nursing and ethical standards and legal as&ects into nursing &ractice@ 10( Baintain and increase nursing kno ledge and com&etence by &artici&ating in formal and informal education(

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSINGEPRE5LICENSURE PROGRAM )he +e&artment of Nursing offers a &re-licensure &rogram of study leading to the 1achelor of >cience in Nursing C1>ND degree( >tudents are admitted to the &rogram and begin taking nursing courses in the s&ring semester of their so&homore year( Eraduates of this &rogram are eligible to take the registered nurse licensure e*am, the National %ouncil 0icensure :*amination CN%0:F-9ND( BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSINGERN TO BSN PROGRAM BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING WITH A MINOR IN LEADERSHIP STUDIESERN TO BSN PROGRAM )his course of study is o&en to registered nurses C9ND ho ha"e either earned a di&loma or an associate degree in nursing, and leads to com&letion of the 1achelor of >cience in Nursing C1>ND degree ith a Binor in 0eadershi& >tudies O9 the 1achelor of >cience in Nursing C1>ND degree( 9N students ill choose ON: of the t o a"ailable tracks( ADMISSION4 PROGRESSION4 AND RETENTION ADMISSONEPRE5LICENSURE PROGRAM -&&licants ho meet the follo ing criteria are eligible to a&&ly to the nursing ma'or in the fall semester of the so&homore year Ca&&lication does not guarantee acce&tance and admissionD? %om&letion of 1iology C1IO 1010G1011D and %hemistry C%H:B 1010G1011D :nrollment in -natomy and 8hysiology %om&letion of :nglish se,uence %om&letion of, or e*em&tion from, >:B 1001-1002 %om&letion or in se,uence to com&lete the follo ing courses &rior to entering into the nursing &rogramD? a( b( c( d( e( 8HI 1020 C0ogicD 8>H 1100 >O% 1100 :%O 10<0 B)H 11A0 C8robability and >tatisticsD

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Binimum cumulati"e E8- of 2(3< on a 5(0 scale Binimum E8- of 2(< on a 5(0 scale for the 1iology, %hemistry and -natomy and 8hysiology se,uences >ubmit transcri&t of all college-le"el courses from other institutions ith the de&artmental a&&lication

%andidates may be a arded &ro"isional acce&tance follo ing the a&&lication &rocess( -ll general education and &rere,uisite courses must be com&leted &rior to beginning the clinical nursing courses in the fall semester of the 'unior year( )he student must maintain the minimum cumulati"e E8- of 2(3< * 0 science E8- of 2(< in all course ork &rior to beginning the 'unior clinical nursing courses( %andidates may be a arded ,#'"!$!' *+ acce&tance follo ing the a&&lication &rocess at the end of the fall semester of the so&homore year( F! *+ acce&tance is de&endent u&on the follo ing? %om&letion of all &re-re,uisite courses &rior to entering the full-time nursing &rogram in the 'unior year Baintaining minimum cumulati"e E8- of 2(3< on a 5(0 scale Baintaining minimum science E8- of 2(< on a 5(0 scale

ADMISSIONERN TO BSN PROGRAM -&&licants ho met the follo ing criteria are eligible for admission into the nursing ma'or ith 'unior status? Eraduation from a state-a&&ro"ed nursing &rogram from a regionally accredited community college or hos&ital school of nursing %om&letion of 20 or more of the <1 semester hours of general education re,uired for graduation ith a grade of % or abo"e %umulati"e grade &oint a"erage of 2(0 or abo"e for all &rior academic Cnon-nursingD ork and a 2(2 C%ID or abo"e for all &rior nursing course ork 0icensure as a registered nurse in one or more states Cmust be licensed in states here clinical e*&eriences are conductedD >uccessful com&letion of the N%0:F-9N e*amination &rior to enrolling in u&&er di"ision clinical nursing courses %haracteristics consistent ith acce&table academic study and &rofessional &ractice

-&&licants to the &rogram follo regular %ollege admission &rocedures( In addition as transfer students, they must submit the follo ing?

2010-2011 Nursing Handbook Official transcri&ts of all academic ork com&leted at other academic institutions they attended including hos&ital schools of nursing 9egistration number and e*&iration date of license to &ractice nursing

STUDENT AND FACULTY ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES !&on declaration of &re-nursing as a ma'or, students are assigned to a nursing faculty member as an ad"isor( 1oth the student and the ad"isor ha"e the 'oint res&onsibility to ensure that a student$s course of study and degree re,uirements are outlined and identified( )he faculty ad"isor guides the student through the designed &rogram curriculum, as ell as monitoring course &rogress and &ro"iding career assistance( %onference notes are ke&t of each ad"ising session, ith the o&&ortunity to meet minimally t ice a year( >enior nursing students should meet ith their nursing ad"isor in the fall semester to e"aluate their transcri&t for graduation clearance( It is the res&onsibility of the student to initiate contact during registration &eriods, and to kee& ad"ising a&&ointment( >tudents should call or sto& by their faculty ad"isor$s office to make an ad"ising a&&ointment( -&&ointments can be arranged for any nursing faculty members through the -dministrati"e -ssistant for the nursing de&artment, /im 0a son, at 234-234-5460 or e-mail at kal4'7u"a ise(edu, +arden Hall 11<( !nresol"ed student-faculty concerns should be directed to the attention of the +e&artment %hair( 8lease refer to the de&artmental organi.ational chart at the end of the handbook( TRANSFERRING 7 CHALLENGING NURSING COURSES -&&licants acce&ted into the nursing ma'or ho ha"e &re"iously taken 2000- or 5000-le"el nursing courses that a&&ear on a college transcri&t may recei"e transfer credit after re"ie of the courses by the nursing faculty( )he faculty ill consider re,uests for transfer courses from accredited colleges or uni"ersities for courses that are e,ui"alent to those in the baccalaureate &rogram( Initiation of the )ransfer 8rocedure? 1( )he student should submit to his G her ad"isor a ritten &etition, using a 9e,uest for %ourse >ubstitution form, to recei"e transfer credit for nursing courses taken at another uni"ersity or college( )he &etition is submitted at the time he G she a&&lies to the nursing ma'or( - se&arate &etition must be com&leted for each course that transfer credit is re,uested( - co&y of the college G uni"ersity catalog, a&&licable course syllabi and course content materials must be su&&lied along ith the &etition(

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)he instructor ill determine any deficient areas related to course content( ;or courses in hich a student recei"ed a 1- or abo"e, the e,ui"alent course ill be transferred( No grade less than a 1- ill be acce&ted for transferred nursing courses in the &re-licensure &rogram( >tudents are not guaranteed to ha"e transfer courses in nursing acce&ted by !#a-Wise(

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ACADEMIC WAIVERS !nder e*tenuating circumstances, students may re,uest a ai"er from selected academic &olicies &ro"ided they can demonstrate they ha"e had com&arable andGor e,ui"alent e*&eriences( )he student is res&onsible for initiating the re,uest and for &roducing the re,uired e"idence( >uch re,uests may include, but are not limited to, the follo ing? 1( 2( 2( )ransfer limit of 42 credits from a community college, de&ending on the catalog of record@ >&ecific credit re,uirements for general education re,uirements taken under a ,uarter system@ and :nrolling in courses in other institutions after being acce&ted at )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise C%om&lete K9e,uest to transfer a %ourseL formD(

-ll re,uests for academic ai"ers should be *00#e$$e0 to the -cademic +ean@ ho e"er, they should be $.1-!%%e0 to the %hair of the Nursing +e&artment( )he -cademic +ean is? +r( -melia Harris, -cademic +ean, )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise, Wise, #-, 25262( >tudents re,uesting academic ai"ers must rite a letter that accom&anies the form ith as much e"idence as necessary to su&&ort the re,uest( )he +e&artment %hair and the ad"isor are a"ailable to assist the student( >ubmit the letter to the +e&artment %hair, ho ill rite a letter to accom&any your re,uest( :"idence should be a&&licable and may include? 1( 2( O"erall academic &erformance Cstress &ositi"e as&ects of your academic record and e*&lain &roblemsD -cademic &erformance in a s&ecific field of study Cyour E8- for courses in the area as ell as courses beyond the introductory le"el M2000- and 5000-le"elND

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%redits earned under the ,uarter system C)he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise general education re,uirements are based on the semester system( >emester credits are 2G2 of ,uarter credits Mfor e*am&le, 6 ,uarter credits of :nglish %om&osition e,ual 4 semester credits and, therefore, meet the re,uirementsN( In some instances you may recei"e a ai"er for 1 credit@ &ro"ided the res&ecti"e de&artment does not offer one-credit courses Msee s&ecial section belo on :nglish %om&osition 9e,uirementsND Other information, such as tra"el time to !#a-Wise "ersus a local institution, a full-time ork schedule, and others can be mentioned, although they ill not carry the same eight as academic e"idence(

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STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT AND HONOR CODE Nursing students are re,uired to adhere to )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise &olicies on >tudent %ode of %onduct and the Honor >ystem described in the UVaWise Student Handbook and College Catalog$ >tudents must include the honor code on all ritten ork as described belo ? KI certify on my honor as a student at )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise that I ha"e neither gi"en nor recei"ed aid on this OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(L >tudents enrolled in clinical courses and &artici&ating in laboratory e*&eriences at affiliate agencies are sub'ect to a&&licable &olicies of that agency( >tudents may be dismissed from &artici&ation in a clinical laboratory only after a&&ro&riate disci&linary &olicies and &rocedures of the agency are follo ed( )he agency, ho e"er, may terminate a student$s contact ith &atients immediately u&on the recommendation of the head of the de&artment of the agency to hich the student is assigned ith the a&&ro"al of the agency administrator(

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Nursing ma'ors are go"erned by the %ollege continuance &olicies as stated in The University of Virginia%s College at Wise Catalog as ell as the follo ing +e&artments&ecific &olicies? 1( >tudents are e*&ected to successfully com&lete re,uired &rere,uisite general education course ork &rior to entry into the nursing &rogram( +ue to the com&etiti"e admission &rocess, a cumulati"e E8- of 2(3< or greater and a science E8- of 2(< or greater ith no grade less than a K%L in any science course is re,uired( - grade of A0P or better in all nursing courses is re,uired to continue in the nursing &rogram( >tudents are re,uired to &ass the clinical lab associated ith a nursing course( ;ailure in either the didactic or clinical com&onent re,uires re&eating the associated courses after successfully &etitioning for re-admittance to the &rogram@ this includes the class, the clinical, and the skills laboratory for the associated coursesD( ;or e*am&le, failure N!9 2000 ould re,uire re&eating N!9 2000 and N!9 2010@ failure of N!9 2010 ould re,uire re&eating N!9 2000 and 2010( In order to achie"e a course grade of KA0L in a didactic nursing course, both the test a"erage and final course grade must be at least an KA0L( >tudents ho achie"e a final course grade of less than KA0L in any nursing course are unable to enroll in subse,uent core nursing courses( >tudents may &etition to the Nursing +e&artment to be acce&ted into the failed course the ne*t time it is scheduled, on a s&ace a"ailable basis( >o&homore students ho are unsuccessful in &assing N!9 2000 O9 N!9 2100 must rea&&ly to the nursing ma'or ith the ne*t a&&licant class( - nursing course may be re&eated only once( If the student is not successful in any re&eated nursing course after the second attem&t, the student ill be dismissed ithout the o&tion of seeking readmission to the nursing &rogram( >tudents re,uesting or recei"ing a grade of Incom&lete CKILD in any nursing courseCsD may not enroll in subse,uent courses( %ontinued &rogression in the nursing ma'or is contingent u&on remo"al of the grade of LIL as described in The University of Virginia%s College at Wise Catalog(

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2010-2011 Nursing Handbook P#'/e0.#e ('# Re*0-!$$!' )here are three situations hich may in"ol"e the readmission &olicy in the +e&artment of Nursing? 1( -ny student ho is &assing in re,uired nursing courses and "oluntarily ithdra s must submit a ritten &etition re,uesting readmission to the Nursing +e&artment ithin three C2D months of ithdra al(

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- student ho earns a grade less than KA0L in a re,uired nursing course must submit a ritten &etition ithin three C2D months to the Nursing +e&artment re,uesting consideration for &lacement in the failed course the follo ing year( )he student must meet ith the instructor of the failed course &rior to readmission in order to de"elo& an a&&ro&riate, &ersonali.ed remediation &lan( -ny student ho has been out of the nursing ma'or for more than one C1D academic year must a&&ly for readmission to the nursing &rogram according to The University of Virginia%s College at Wise Catalog(

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9e,uired information in the re,uest for readmission includes the reason for ithdra al or failure and desired date to return to the &rogram( )he re,uest, along ith the student$s record and other &ertinent information ill be considered in making the decision( >ubmission of a &etition re,uest does not guarantee readmission in the +e&artment of Nursing( The $%.0e % !$ #e$,' $!1+e %' ! !%!*%e %he #e*0-!$$!' ,#'/e$$ *//'#0! ) %' %he$e ).!0e+! e$3 C+! !/*+ * 0 C+*$$#''- C' 0./% * 0 E"*+.*%!' %linical &erformance is an integral com&onent of the educational &rocess in nursing( >atisfactory clinical &erformance is an o"erriding concern in &rofessional &ractice( %linical ob'ecti"es and student beha"iors for e"aluating these ob'ecti"es are defined for each clinical nursing course and are located in the course syllabus( student$s clinical &erformance is e"aluated by the clinical faulty in each course( %linical &erformance is e"aluated using K)he %linical 8erformance :"aluation )oolL( )his tool is designed to measure student &erformance in relation to clinical ob'ecti"es as ell as end of &rogram goals( In some cases, the course ob'ecti"es ha"e been subdi"ided into multi&le categories( :ach category has se"eral &erformance le"els identified, ith the highest le"el listed first( )he critical &erformance le"el is &rinted in 1'+0(*/e ty&e and is mid ay among the le"els(

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)he student should stri"e to demonstrate all critical &erformance beha"iors in each clinical rotation( >tudents may recei"e a rating of less than this standard mid ay through the clinical e*&erience, but must im&ro"e &erformance to at least the critical le"el by the end of the clinical rotation( 8erformance at any le"el belo the minimum le"el Cidentified by boldface ty&eD for critical beha"iors Cidentified by an asteriskD by the end of the semester re,uires ritten faculty documentation and constitutes a course failure( G.!0e+! e$ ('# Beh*"!'# ! C+! !/*+ Se%%! )$ * 0 C+*$$#'')he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise nursing students ill demonstrate &rofessional beha"ior during all clinical &lacements in all settings, follo ing the legal and ethical codes of nursing and %ommon ealth of #irginia Nurse 8ractice -ct( 8rofessional beha"iors include res&ect for self and others and accountability for one$s actions and decisions( 1( %ontractual >tudents must &ractice ithin the contractual agreements bet een )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise and the affiliating agency and the ob'ecti"es of the s&ecific course( >tudents must adhere to the uniform re,uirements outlined in this handbook and must conduct themsel"es in a &rofessional manner at all times ithin the affiliating agency( :*am&les of unsafe and unsatisfactory &erformance include but are not limited to the follo ing? a( b( c( d( 2( ;ailure to notify the agency and clinical instructor of clinical absence@ ;ailure to com&lete standards of &erformance as re,uired@ 0ack of trans&ortation a&&ro&riate for clinical rotation@ and 1eha"ior hich results in dismissal of the student by the agency(

-ccountability >tudents must demonstrate res&onsibility in all as&ects of com&rehensi"e client care( :*am&les of unsafe and unsatisfactory &erformance include but are not limited to the follo ing? a( b( c( Inade,uate &re&aration for laboratory Inade,uate ritten andGor "erbal communication@ :rrors in &erformance of nursing thera&eutics, including, but not limited to, medications@

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:thical >tandards )he student &ractices according to the -merican Nurses -ssociation %ode of :thics, >tandards of &ractice, and the Nurse 8ractice -ct go"erning the %ommon ealth of #irginia( :*am&les of unsafe and unsatisfactory &erformance include but are not limited to the follo ing? a( b( 9efuses assignment based on client$s race, culture, diagnoses, gender, disability, or se*ual or religious &reference@ Ina&&ro&riate beha"ior in any assigned acti"ity related to clinical &ractice such as? C1D ;alsifying any documentation Cthis includes actual &atient care -N+ ritten assignments such as clinical reasoning formsD@ C2D #iolating client confidentiality@ C2D ;ailure to re&ort errors Ignoring unethical beha"iorCsD of other health care &ersonnel and other nursing students hich affects client$s elfare@ and 8lagiarism(

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8romotion of Health and :n"ironment )he student$s &ractice utili.es the nursing &rocess to manage the health care needs of indi"iduals, families, grou&s and communities in a confidential, safe, thera&eutic en"ironment( :*am&les of unsafe and unsatisfactory &erformance include, but are not limited to, the follo ing? a( b( c( d( e( ;ailure to recogni.e and seek treatment for a &hysical, mental or emotional condition hich may affect the safety or ell-being of self or others@ ;ailure to follo through on suggested referrals or inter"entions to correct deficient areas@ ;ailure to &ro"ide a&&ro&riate client care@ 8hysical, mental or emotional abuse of clients@ Ina&&ro&riate inter&ersonal relationshi&s ith agency staff, coorkers, &eers, andGor faculty@

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9e&orting for clinical &racticum or classroom under the influence of drugs andGor alcohol(

Human 9ights )he student$s conduct reflects res&ect for the indi"idual client, health team members, faculty, and self( :*am&les of unsafe and unsatisfactory &erformance include, but are not limited to, the follo ing? a( b( c( d( ;ailure to maintain client confidentiality based on standards set forth by HI8-- guidelines@ +ishonesty@ !tili.ation of stereoty&ical 'udgments hich are detrimental to client care@ and ;ailure to recogni.e and &romote e"ery client$s rights(

C+! !/*+ P#')#e$$!' : U $*(e '# U ,#'(e$$!' *+ Beh*"!'# 8rofessional beha"iors e*&ected of the student are confidentiality, res&ect, accountability, "aluing of &eo&le$s differences, &re&aration to ensure safe clinical &ractice, and adherence to %ollege and agency &olicies and &rocedures( -ll nursing students are accountable and res&onsible to re&ort unsafe andGor un&rofessional beha"ior of other students to their clinical instructor( !nsatisfactory or un&rofessional beha"iors may result in remo"al of the student from the clinical setting, clinical arning, &robation, or failure based u&on the &rofessional 'udgment of the faculty( %linical Warning - student may be &laced on clinical arning at faculty discretion based u&on un&rofessional or unsafe clinical beha"iors( In addition, beha"iors belo minimum &erformance standards on a critical beha"ior Cas identified on the clinical e"aluation toolD ill result in clinical arning( >tudents on clinical arning may &rogress to the ne*t semester@ ho e"er, the unacce&table beha"iors must be corrected by the end of the subse,uent semester( ;ailure to do so ill result in clinical &robation or clinical failure( >tudents ill be notified in riting C%linical 8rogression ;ormD and ill meet ith the clinical instructor andGor course coordinator( >&ecific clinical ob'ecti"es not being met ill be re"ie ed and a remediation &lan ill be de"elo&ed( )he %linical 8rogression ;orm, along ith the remediation &lan, ill be &laced in the student$s file( - student$s clinical arning status ill be submitted to the nursing admission and &rogression committee and ill be discussed in the faculty meeting( +ocumentation that re"ie s of the student$s &rogress on the clinical &rogression form ill be &laced in the student file

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Inability to correct deficiencies that resulted in clinical arning may result in &rogression to clinical &robation( - student may be &laced on clinical &robation at faculty discretion based u&on un&rofessional or unsafe clinical beha"iors that constitute immediate inter"ention( >tudents on clinical &robation at the end of a semester may not &rogress to the subse,uent semester, resulting in a clinical failure( >tudents ill be notified in riting C%linical 8rogression ;ormD and ill meet ith the clinical instructor andGor course coordinator( )he student may be re,uired to meet ith the de&artment chair( >&ecific clinical ob'ecti"es not being met ill be re"ie ed and a remediation &lan ill be de"elo&ed( )he %linical 8rogression ;orm, along ith the remediation &lan, ill be &laced in the student$s file( - student$s clinical &robationary status ill be submitted to the nursing admission and &rogression committee and ill be discussed in the faculty meeting( +ocumentation that re"ie s of the student$s &rogress on the clinical &rogression form ill be &laced in the student file follo ing discussion ith instructor( %linical ;ailure %linical failure may occur if the student demonstrates unsafe, un&rofessional, negligent or incom&etent clinical &erformance( >tudents unable to &erform at the minimally acce&table le"el of critical beha"iors, those unable to correct deficiencies resulting in clinical arning by the end of the subse,uent semester, and students unable to be remo"ed from clinical &robation by the end of the current semester ill result in clinical failure( When a student$s clinical &erformance endangers &atients or is deemed unsafe, the student may be remo"ed ithout &rior arning or notice from the clinical area for the remainder of the semester, resulting in failure of the course( - meeting ill be arranged ith the student, clinical instructor, course coordinator and de&artment chair to discuss the situation and to determine the &rogression of the student in the &rogram( C+! !/*+ A%%e 0* /e P'+!/& %linical is essential and absences are unacce&table( In the e"ent of an e-e#)e /& '# $e"e#e !++ e$$, absences may be granted on an indi"idual basis &rior to the scheduled clinical time at the discretion of the faculty( If the emergency or se"ere illness occurs suddenly, the student is res&onsible to ha"e someone notify the instructor andGor clinical facility as soon as it is safe to do so( ;ailure to meet the clinical ob'ecti"es due to absenteeism ill result in an unsatisfactory e"aluation for the semester and an K;L in the course( If there is an emergency &re"enting a student from attending a clinical e*&erience, the student must contact the clinical instructor at least one hour &rior to the re,uired clinical time, as ell as the assigned clinical unit( )he only e*cused absence for illness

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>tudents ill not be e*cused for scheduled a&&ointments including those ith a health care &ro"ider and court dates( %hildcare issues should be &lanned &rior to classes and clinical at the beginning of each semester( -n alternati"e assignment to assist the student in meeting the course ob'ecti"es ill be assigned by the clinical instructor( )he student may be re,uired to do an additional clinical reasoning form and teaching &lan in addition to regular &atient assignments for the semester at the discretion of the faculty member( :*tenuating circumstances ill be e"aluated by the clinical instructor, the course coordinator, and the de&artment chair( 0ateness is considered to be anytime after the designated start time, and may result in an une*cused clinical absence( 1eing un&re&ared for a clinical includes inade,uate &re&aration to discuss and deli"er &atient care, incom&lete &re-clinical &a&er ork, and ina&&ro&riate dress( 1eing un&re&ared for clinical may also result in a student being sent home and the day counted as an une*cused clinical absence( -n une*cused absence ill result in clinical arning( C+*$$ A%%e 0* /e P'+!/& >ince most nursing classes meet once a eek, missing one class is the e,ui"alent of missing three regularly scheduled classes( )hree times tardy ill result in one une*cused absence( >tudents in the nursing ma'or are e*&ected to attend all classes e*ce&t in the e"ent of an emergency( >tudents should re"ie each course syllabus for course &olicies related to attendance( >tudents ho attend less than 3< &ercent of a regularly scheduled class are sub'ect to academic failure for that class( Bissing four classes C2 hr(D ill result in academic failure( ;or e"ery three hours of an une*cused absence, your final course grade decreases to the ne*t grade le"el( >ome e*am&les of this &olicy are? if you ha"e an -- as your final course grade@ missing three hours ill reduce your final course grade to a 1I, and if you ha"e a % as your final course grade@ that ill decrease your final course grade to +I Csee Erading >cale in ne*t section of the handbookD( -n e*cusedGune*cused absence ill be determined by the classroom instructor(

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>tudents ho belie"e their final grade to be a arded unfairly should discuss the matter ith the instructor( If this does not resol"e the issue, the student may a&&eal to the +e&artment %hair in hich the course is housed( In the e"ent the issue is not resol"ed at this le"el, the student may a&&eal in riting to the -cademic +ean ho may refer the a&&eal to the -cademic -&&eals %ommittee( )he a&&eal &rocedure must be initiated during the initial four eeks of the ne*t regular semester of enrollment after the grade in ,uestion has been assigned( G#*0! ) S/*+e Erade 9ange 64-100 65-6< 62-62 AA-61 A4-A3 A5-A< A0-A2 3A-36 34-33 35-3< R 32 0etter Erade -1I 1 1%I % +I + +; Quality 8oints 5(0 2(3 2(2 2(0 2(3 2(2 2(0 1(2 1(0 0(3 0

Me0!/*%!' C*+/.+*%!' Te$%$ >tudents are re,uired to take a medication calculation test in all clinical courses starting in the second semester of the 'unior year( )he medication calculation &olicy includes? 1( 2( 2( 5( <( 4( %alculators are allo ed but students must sho their ork@ )he test must be com&leted and &assed by the ;riday of the third eek of the semester@ >tudents must earn a 60P on the test to &ass@ )he medication calculation test may only be taken a ma*imum of three times@ >tudents ill be referred to the )utoring %enter for remediation after the second failure and must submit documentation they ha"e been tutored@ and >tudents ill not be allo ed to continue in clinical if the medication calculation test is not &assed, resulting in a clinical failure(

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)ests are the &ro&erty of the +e&artment of Nursing( 9emo"al of a test from the classroom or de&artment is considered an Honor %ode "iolation( +uring test re"ie there is no riting( >tudents may make indi"idual a&&ointments ith their instructor to re"ie a test( +uring that meeting, the student ill be allo ed to rite do n content areas that need re"ie ( :nd of semester re"ie ill be at the discretion of the faculty member and ill be done under direct faculty su&er"ision( G.!0e+! e$ ('# W#!%%e A$$!) -e %$ Written assignments for all courses in the nursing ma'or are e*&ected to be ty&ed and double-s&aced( )he -merican 8sychological -ssociation C-8-D Banual, 4th edition, is the acce&ted reference for riting &a&ers, &re&aring bibliogra&hies and reference lists, etc( >tudents in Wise may use com&uters in the %linical 9esource %enter CSehmer, 9oom 202D as ell as any of the other com&uter labs on cam&us that are not scheduled for classes( >tudents in -bingdon can use com&uter labs in the Higher :ducation %enter hene"er the %enter is o&en( -ll formal ritten &a&ers should be submitted ith a title &age and a running head &er -8- format( W!%h0#*A*+ P#'/e0.#e >tudent ho desire to ithdra from classes or the %ollege should follo the &rocedures outlined in The University of Virginia%s College at Wise Catalog( -ll nursing students e*iting the nursing &rogram for any reason other than graduation are re,uested to com&lete an e*it inter"ie ith an ad"isor or the de&artment chair &rior to contacting the #ice %hancellor for >tudent -ffairs( GRADUATION REFUIREMENTS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSINGEPRE5LICENSURE PROGRAM >tudents are e*&ected to com&lete the course of study as outlined in The University of Virginia%s College at Wise Catalog u&on acce&tance as a nursing ma'or( It is the student$s res&onsibility to a&&ly for graduation and to com&lete the a&&lication for graduation at least one full semester &rior to graduation( -ll senior &re-licensure 1>N students are e*&ected to take a standardi.ed readiness e*amination, administered by the de&artment in the s&ring semester of senior year, to &re&are for the licensure e*am( )his e*amination indi"idually e"aluates strengths and de"elo&mental needs of the graduating no"ice &rior to sitting for the N%0:F-9N( >enior &re-licensure 1>N students ho successfully com&lete all re,uirements for the 1achelor of >cience in Nursing degree &rogram are eligible to rite the N%0:F-9N

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for licensure as a registered nurse( -&&lications to rite the N%0:F-9N e*amination for licensure in the %ommon ealth of #irginia ill be a"ailable and ill be re"ie ed in N!9 5600, >eminar in 8rofessional 8ractice( >tudents intending to a&&ly for licensure in a state other than #irginia should contact that state$s 1oard of Nursing for a&&lication &rocedure re,uirements( It is the student$s res&onsibility to ha"e final transcri&ts, indicating the 1>N degree com&letion, sent to the >tate 1oard of Nursing to ensure eligibility for taking the e*amination( %om&letion of the 1achelor of >cience in Nursing &rogram does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the N%0:F-9N e*amination( 8lease see the Virginia &oard of #ursing' Titles and (egulation' &oard of #ursing (egulations for further details regarding eligibility re,uirements( RN TO BSN PROGRAM TRACK ONE: 1-%H:0O9 O; >%I:N%: IN N!9>INE WI)H - BINO9 IN 0:-+:9>HI8 >)!+I:> RN TO BSN PROGRAM TRACK TWO: 1-%H:0O9 O; >%I:N%: IN N!9>INE >tudents are re,uired to com&lete 5< semester hours through )he !ni"ersity of #irginia$s %ollege at Wise, hich includes the u&&er di"ision ma'or courses in nursing( ;ifty-eight semester hours of u&&er-di"ision courses from a regionally-accredited fouryear college or uni"ersity must be com&leted( :nrollment at )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise for the semester in hich degree re,uirements are com&leted must be documented( GENERAL GRADUATION INFORMATION Fee$ Eraduation fees as re,uired by the %ollege are the res&onsibility of the student( P! $ -ll graduating students and their families ith guests are encouraged to &artici&ate in the &inning and recognition ceremony that is held &rior to commencement( %ollege &ins denoting the +e&artment of Nursing are ordered through the cam&us bookstore in Wise during the last semester &rior to graduation(

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STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE PHYSICAL E6AMINATION AND IMMUNIGATIONS +ocumentation of the follo ing must be &ro"ided by all students enrolled in N!9 2000 on or before August 1st( F*!+.#e %' ,#'"!0e %h!$ ! ('#-*%!' ! !%$ e %!#e%& 1& %h!$ 0.e 0*%e A!++ #e$.+% ! %he $%.0e % 1e! ) . *1+e %' *%%e 0 /+*$$e$ * 0 /+! !/*+ ('# %he (*++ $e-e$%e#3 8hysical :*amination Cform a"ailable in the +e&artment of NursingD %hildhood Immuni.ation 9ecord? o +i&htheria, )etanus, 8ertussis C+8)D series o Beasles C9ubeolaD "accination o Eerman Beasles C9ubellaD o 8oliomyelitis CO8#D series Immuni.ation 1oosters o )etanus booster ithin 10 years &rior to registration o BB9 booster (Not required for those born before 1957)@ must have a rubella antibody titer test done if born in 1957 or later o )uberculosis screening? 88+Gtine skin test ithin 4 months of registration for nursing classes( If 88+ is &ositi"e, a chest *-ray must be done ithin 4 months of registration (RN to BSN students must have a s in test !ithin one year of entering N"RS #$%& 'ommunity (ealth Nursing) o Beningitis Cor sign a ai"er decliningD o #aricella antibody blood titer test o He&atitis 1 series CStudents must )om*lete series of + in,e)tions !ithin 1 year of entering the *rogram- if longer than one year& an antibody titer is required)

CPR REFUIREMENT :ach student must maintain %!99:N) %89 certification hile enrolled in the nursing ma'or C10> for Healthcare 8ro"iderD( 8rior to the date of e*&iration, each student must &ro"ide documentation of %89 recertification to the nursing de&artment( >tudents !ill not be &ermitted in the clinical setting ithout "erification of recertification on file in the +e&artment of Nursing office( LIABILITY INSURANCE

2010-2011 Nursing Handbook -ll students are re,uired to carry current &ersonal liability insurance at the minimal T2,000,000 G T4,000,000 G T2,000,000 le"el( #erification of insurance status is re,uired &rior to beginning the clinical e*&eriences and annually during enrollment in clinical nursing courses( >tudents !ill not be &ermitted in the clinical setting ithout acti"e liability insurance co"erage on file in the +e&artment of Nursing office( PERSONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

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-ll students are re,uired to ha"e &ersonal health insurance once acce&ted into the nursing &rogram( >tudents !ill not be &ermitted in the clinical setting ithout "erification of &ersonal health insurance on file in the +e&artment of Nursing office( BACKGROUND CHECKETRADITIONAL BSN STUDENTS AND RN TO BSN STUDENTS -ll students are re,uired to ha"e a criminal history and se*ual offender check once acce&ted into the nursing &rogram( >tudents !ill not be &ermitted in the clinical setting ithout "erification of criminal history and se*ual offender checks on file in the +e&artment of Nursing( REGISTERED NURSE 8RN9 LICENSUREERN TO BSN STUDENTS -dmission to the 9N to 1>N &rogram is limited to students ho hold a license to &ractice as a registered nurse in #irginia or another 'urisdiction( +uring initial enrollment, students are res&onsible for &ro"iding the license number and e*&iration date to the nursing de&artment( When you rene your license, &lease &ro"ide the ne e*&iration date to the +e&artment of Nursing( CLINICAL PRACTICE POLICY 7 ANNUAL REVIEW OF OSHA INFORMATION -ll &re-licensure 1>N students are res&onsible for re"ie ing and maintaining clinical skills in accordance ith the %enters for +isease %ontrol C%+%D( )he nursing skills lab ill ha"e information &ackets ith the follo ing booklets? >afety Orientation, 1lood 1orne 8athogens, Infection %ontrol, Banaging Healthcare >tress and Ha.ardous Baterials( >tudents are e*&ected to com&lete a form stating they ha"e read the guidelines annually, before the clinical e*&eriences in the ;all semester( )hese forms ill be filed in the students$ files( -ll 9N to 1>N students recei"e this annual u&date training in their &ractice, and are not re,uired to submit documentation to the +e&artment of Nursing(

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)esting is mandatory after any accidental e*&osure incident( -ll clinical agencies re,uire students or faculty to re&ort all &atient G &ractitioner e*&osure incidents to the a&&ro&riate su&er"isor and com&ly ith follo -u& testing( 8ost-e*&osure testing is done at no e*&ense to the indi"idual( %onfidentiality is maintained for the &atient as ell as the student or faculty member( If an e*&osure incident occurs, students are e*&ected to adhere to the follo ing guidelines? 1( 2( 2( >tudents should notify their clinical instructor immediately( -gency &olicies related to the re&orting, testing, treatment and counseling must be follo ed( - #ariance 9e&ort Csee ne*t sectionD is com&leted and &laced in the indi"idual$s file

PROCEDURE FOLLOWING A CLINICAL VARIANCE )he #ariance 9e&ort is to be com&leted by the student ith the assistance of the clinical instructor if any unto ard e"ent should occur in the clinical area, including? &atient falls, medication errors, errors of omission, accidental e*&osure to blood or body fluids( )he form ill be brought to the +e&artment of Nursing by the clinical faculty member as soon after the e"ent as &ossible, making the course coordinator and the de&artment chair a are of the situation( CLINICAL SITES O&&ortunities to achie"e clinical e*&eriences in nursing are a"ailable throughout the >outh est #irginia and Northeast )ennessee area( %linical sites are located in many cities and on a "ariety of days and shifts( >tudents should be &re&ared to tra"el throughout the region, and should be a"ailable se"en days of the eek, day or e"ening( ;aculty ill determine clinical &lacements for students( STUDENT TRANSPORTATION >tudents are res&onsible for &ro"iding their o n trans&ortation to and from clinical e*&eriences( %ar &ooling is encouraged( ;or certain clinical e*&eriences, trans&ortation may be organi.ed through the %ollege( Other ise, it is the student$s obligation to make any necessary arrangements and to &ay any associated costs or fees(

2010-2011 Nursing Handbook UNIFORM REFUIREMENTS 1( 2( !niforms must com&ly ith the dress code of the coo&erating agency during clinical e*&eriences(

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White, knee-length laboratory coats o"er a&&ro&riate street clothes ill be orn during orientation, tours, obser"ational e*&eriences or clinical &re&aration time as directed by the instructor( Hair Cincluding facial hairD should be neatly styled( Hair belo the to& of the shoulders is to be orn off the collar to &re"ent it from falling for ard( :ngagement rings, edding rings, and &ost earrings are the only 'e elry to be orn( >ome clinical settings may &rohibit the earing of 'e elry entirely( No &ins are to orn on the uniform other than the nursing student name &in( %osmetics are to be orn in moderation@ do not ear &erfume andGor cologne( ;ingernails must be short, smooth and rounded@ no nail &olish is to be orn( ;alse fingernails are not &ermitted in the clinical setting( 1ody &iercing 'e elry is not to be orn during the clinical rotation, ith the e*ce&tion of earrings C2 ma*imumGearD( )attoos must be co"ered( 9e,uired items for clinical? a atch ith a second hand, a stethosco&e ith a dia&hragm and bell, bandage scissors, a &ocket &en light, a &en and &a&er(

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)he follo ing are ina&&ro&riate for clinical attire at any time? 'eans, t-shirts, athletic attire, sandals, sundresses, mini-skirts or shorts, bare feet ithout stockingsGsocks or e*cessi"e 'e elry( I( . !('#- ,'+!/!e$ *#e '% *0he#e0 %'4 %he $%.0e % A!++ '% 1e *++'Ae0 %' ,*#%!/!,*%e ! /+! !/*+ eC,e#!e /e$4 #e$.+%! ) ! * . eC/.$e0 /+! !/*+ *1$e /e3 S,e/!*+%& U !('#-$ 8sychiatric Nursing %linical :*&erience >treet clothes ith laboratory coats are to be orn in &sychiatric clinical settings( -ll clothes are to be clean and in good condition( Women are to ear dresses, skirt and blouse, &antsuits or dress &ants and blouse( Ben are to ear shirt and &ants( Name tags ill be orn( %ommunity Health Nursing %linical :*&erience >tudents must conform to the dress code of the &artici&ating agency( )he course instructor ill inform the student of the re,uirements( Baternal Ne born >tudents are to &urchase a scrub to& and scrub bottoms through the a&&ro"ed nursing de&artment "endor Call uniforms sameD( %olors are to be limited to light blue or light green( >tudents ill ear street clothes to the hos&ital and change into scrubs and nursing shoes onsite( NAME PINS :ach student is res&onsible for obtain a name &in that identifies the student as a nursing ma'or enrolled at )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise( )his name &in must be orn at all times in the clinical setting, and should be in the follo ing format? 9ed name &in C1L F 2LD ith centered sil"er lettering )raditional 1>N >tudent 9N to 1>N >tudent ;irst initial, 0ast name, >N ;irst initial, 0ast name, 9N !#a-Wise 1>N >tudent !#a-Wise 1>N >tudent 8ins ill be ordered through Im&ressions, and ill ha"e )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise logo engra"ed on them(

2010-2011 Nursing Handbook >tudents ill be re,uired to ear their !#a-Wise student I+ at all times during clinical e*&eriences( )his &icture identification card ill be dis&layed in a &lastic name badge holder ith a cli& or &in that can be attached to the uniform( SUPPLY KITS

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8rior to the beginning of classes in the fall semester of the 'unior year, &relicensure 1>N students -.$% &urchase a su&&ly kit from the %ollege bookstore( )his kit ill &ro"ide the students ith su&&lies needed for skill laboratory &ractice( F*!+.#e %' ,.#/h*$e %h!$ 2!% ,#!'# %' %he $%*#% '( %he $e-e$%e# A!++ #e$.+% ! %he $%.0e %$ eC/+.$!' (#'- /+*$$ * 0 -*& #e$.+% ! * /'.#$e (*!+.#e3 STUDENT TESTINGEPRE5LICENSURE BSN STUDENTS :ach semester, students ill be re,uired to com&lete com&uteri.ed testing acti"ities through -ssessment )echnologies, Inc( )he testing modules are intended to facilitate learning and remediation throughout each course as needed and on an indi"idual basis( The ,.#/h*$e '( %he %e$%! ) -'0.+e$ !$ #eB.!#e0 ,#!'# %' %he $%*#% '( e*/h $e-e$%e#3 F*!+.#e %' ,.#/h*$e %he %e$%! ) -'0.+e A!++ #e$.+% ! %he $%.0e %$ eC/+.$!' (#'- /+*$$ * 0 A!++ #e$.+% ! * /'.#$e (*!+.#e !( %he $%.0e % 0'e$ '% ,e#('#- %he %e$%! ) *$ #eB.!#e0 1& %he /'.#$e ! $%#./%'#3 PREGNANCY 8regnant students may continue in the nursing &rogram at their o n risk( student must ha"e a ritten consent from the attending &hysician on file in the nursing office( )he %ollege assumes no liability for in'ury to the student or to the fetus( >tudents ho continue ill need to com&ly ith nursing &rogram &olicies( )he faculty is not obligated to &ro"ide additional time for clinical e*&eriences( INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise cancels classes and closes offices hen inclement eather is a threat to faculty, staff, and student safety( In such circumstances, the decision is made by a&&ro&riate administrati"e offices( -n announcement is &laced on the %ollege tele&hone sno line C234-5340, 234-5>NOD and on area radio and tele"ision stations( %ommuter students ho are unable to attend classes because of inclement eather are allo ed to make u& academic ork missed and should confer ith their &rofessor( If the eather is orsening, the announcement may change, so commuter students should continue to check the sno line, the ne s media for u&dates, or our ebsite at (u"a ise(edu( Bany clinical e*&eriences begin before the %ollege decisions regarding class cancellation are made or conditions affecting the %ollege may not im&act acti"ity at the clinical site( )he clinical instructor ill make the decision to cancel clinical( )he student is res&onsible for checking ith hisGher clinical instructor regarding cancellation of

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clinical e*&eriences hich are off cam&us( 8hone trees for ra&id notification of students are e*&ected to be &re&ared and u&dated each semester by each student grou&( If the student is unable to attend clinical due to local eather conditions, the student must contact the clinical instructor at least one hour &rior to the re,uired clinical start time, as ell as the assigned nursing unit( -t the time of the student$s absence, the %linical -ttendance 8olicy is in effect( ANTICIPATED7APPRO6IMATE COSTS OF THE NURSING PROGRAM 8IN ADDITION TO REGULAR COLLEGE TUITION7FEES9 aD 0iability insurance each year U a&&ro*imately 5<(00Gstudent bD %riminal 1ackground checks U a&&ro*imately 2<(00Gstudent cD )rans&ortation to and from clinical sites U a&&ro*imately T200(00 &er student &er onetime cost dD !niform re,uirements U -&&ro*imately T200(00 &er student &er onetime cost eD >&ecialty uniforms U Obstetrics U a&&ro*imately 20(00Gstudent fD Nursing su&&ly kits U a&&ro*imately 3<(00Gstudent gD -)I student testing each semester U a&&ro*imately 30(00GstudentGsemester for 'unior and senior students hD -)I student testing for so&homores U a&&ro*imately 6<(00Gstudent &er semester iD 8+- u&dates U 1<5(00Gyear C'unior and senior year onlyD 'D Beals hen in clinical a ay from %ollege U a&&ro*imately 1<0(00 &er student &er semester kD 9egistrationGtra"elGhotel for s&ecial e"ents such as legislati"e day in 9ichmond and >tudent Nurses -ssociation e"ents U a&&ro*imately 1<0(00 &er student &er year lD Immuni.ation u&dates U "aries mD !&-to-date &hysical e*amination &rior to clinical rotations U "aries nD Bust ha"e u&-to-date health insurance - "aries oD !&-to-date %89 U a&&ro*imately <(00 &er studentGyear &D >tate board e*amination CN%0:F-9ND immediately after graduation U a&&ro*imately 2<0(00 &er studentGonetime cost for seniors ,D 8rofessional te*tbooks U on a"erage nursing students s&end about T500(00 dollars &er semester for te*t books

2010-2011 Nursing Handbook GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION FACULTY AND STAFF OFFICES AND NUMBERS Bs( /imberly 0a son +arden Hall 1022 234-5460 -dministrati"e -ssistant for the +e&artment of Nursing +r( %athleen %ollins +arden Hall 1025 22A-023< -ssociate 8rofessor and +e&artment %hair +r( +ebra %arter -ssociate 8rofessor 8rof( 0oretha 1oggs Instructor 8rof( )auna Eulley Instructor 8rof( +a n Beade Instructor 8rof( 1ecky Bullins Instructor A0H. /% F*/.+%& Bs( 0inda %ollins Bs( %rystal Odle Bs( #ada 9ose Bs( +a n >hort Bs( 9enee >tanley lcollinsO<47yahoo(com cro4h7u"a ise(edu "adarose7yahoo(com dshort447hotmail(com r"sAa7u"a ise(edu +arden Hall 1024 +arden Hall 100A +arden Hall 1023 +arden Hall 101< +arden Hall 10221 234-1020 234-5<A2 22A-0252 234-1042 22A-0251 kal4'7u"a ise(edu

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-ll +e&artment of Nursing offices are currently located in +arden Hall( )he area code for all faculty and staff in Wise is C234D( )he de&artment fa* machine number is 234-5<A6(

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NURSING SKILLS LAB )he >kills 0ab is located in Sehmer Hall, 9oom 202, and the >imulation 0ab is located in +arden Hall, 9oom 1015, on the Wise cam&us, and is a"ailable to all students enrolled in the nursing ma'or( )he %enter &ro"ides a "ariety of materials and ser"ices for students enrolled in the nursing ma'or( One section of the %enter is designated as the %linical >kills 0aboratory( )he laboratory area &ro"ides &atient beds, manikins, bedside su&&lies and e,ui&ment, and simulation e,ui&ment for &racticing nursing skills( )he health assessment area &ro"ides e*amination tables and e,ui&ment for teaching and &racticing assessment skills( %harts, "ideos, and limited references are a"ailable for use in the lab( )he s&ace is a"ailable to students in the nursing ma'or e*ce&t hen a laboratory is scheduled( )he Nursing %om&uter 0ab is located in Sehmer Hall, 9oom 210, on the Wise cam&us, and is a"ailable to students enrolled in the nursing ma'or( )he com&uter lab area &ro"ides learning soft are, &rinters and a net ork hook-u& so students can check e-mail messages( Nursing students may also use any of the other four com&uter laboratories on the Wise cam&us=the B-% 0ab and I1B-com&atible 0ab in +arden Hall, the 1usiness 0ab in >middy Hall, and the 8sych 0ab in Bc%raray 9esidence hall( >cheduled classes in com&uter laboratories take &reference o"er indi"idual student use( >tudents ill be entered into the com&uteri.ed lock system during the orientation session( )his ill allo the student to access the Nursing >kills 0ab hile maintaining a record on dates, times, and names of those ho use the lab( >tudents are urged to make good use of the 0ab and? 9e,uest e,ui&ment, materials, "ideos, and books that ould be useful in the laboratory@ 9eturn la&to& com&uters, &lugged in, to the locked cabinet after use@ +o not remo"e com&uters from assigned areas at the college 8ro"ide &ersonal &rinter &a&er@ 9e&ort any &roblems ith e,ui&ment@ -sk for assistance hen needed@ and When you are the last one to lea"e the %enter, turn off the e,ui&ment and the lights and close the door(

COMMUNICATION )he +e&artment of Nursing bulletin board is located outside Office 101<, +arden Hall to &ro"ide general information to all students( Nursing students are res&onsible for re"ie ing the bulletin board located in the 0earning 9esource %enter on a regular basis

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for information that may affect them( Information regarding students is relayed through the faculty during class time or by letter hen necessary( )he minutes of meetings of the nursing faculty are a"ailable for re"ie from the de&artment chair( >tudents may also communicate ith faculty through com&uter online electronic mail and tele&hone "oice mail( >tudents are re,uired to use their !#a-Wise college email accounts for all corres&ondence for classes and ith faculty and other students( STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES >tudents in each class select a re&resentati"e to the +e&artment of Nursing ;aculty Organi.ation %ommittee of the Whole( )he meetings are held at least monthly( >tudent re&resentati"es 'oin faculty for a &ortion of the meeting to discuss the curriculum, &rogram &olicies, and student G faculty concerns( >tudent re&resentati"es may ask classmates for information to take to the meetings, and students may con"ey information to de&artment faculty by contacting their student re&resentati"e( FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS )he ;inancial -id Office at !#a-Wise can &ro"ide assistance to students for on and off cam&us scholarshi&s( It is recommended that the ;ree -&&lication for ;ederal >tudent -id C;-;>-D be com&leted at the time of acce&tance into the nursing ma'or to facilitate any financial a ards through the de&artment( HONORS AND AWARDS The De,*#%-e % '( N.#$! ) h*$ e$%*1+!$he0 %he ('++'A! ) h' '#$ * 0 *A*#0$ %h*% *#e *A*#0e0 * .*++& .,' "'%e '( %he (*/.+%&: )he O.%$%* 0! ) G#*0.*%e ! N.#$! ) AA*#0 as established by +e&artment of Nursing faculty in 166< in honor of the inaugural class( )he a ard is based on academic &erformance, %ollege and community ser"ice, and commitment to the nursing &rofession and is a arded to one graduating senior annually( )he Ve+%* H'+&(!e+0 Me-'#!*+ S/h'+*#$h!, as established by family and friends in memory and honor of #elta Holyfield, an outstanding nurse educator in Wise %ounty( One or more a ards are made to rising seniors based on academic achie"ement, leadershi& &otential, and moti"ation and talent for e*cellence in nursing &ractice( )he K*#e De !/e L* e N.#$! ) Ch*++e )e AA*#0 recogni.es a graduating senior ho has co&ed ith the challenges of obtaining a degree, demonstrated high academic achie"ement and e*cellence in nursing &ractice, and is committed to community ser"ice and life-long learning( )he N.#$! ) De,*#%-e %*+ H' '#$ recogni.es graduating seniors ho ha"e earned an o"erall E8- of 2(< or higher(

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NURSING STUDENT ORGANIGATIONS S%.0e % N.#$e$ A$$'/!*%!' 8SNA9 )he >tudent Nurses -ssociation C>N-D as established at )he !ni"ersity of #irginiaJs %ollege at Wise in 200<( )he &ur&oses of the >N- are to contribute to nursing education, to &ro"ide &rograms re&resentati"e of fundamental interests and concerns to nursing students, and to aid the nursing student in de"elo&ment of the &erson, the &rofessional role and the res&onsibility for health care( -ll &re-nursing and nursing students, &re-licensure, and 9N to 1>N, are eligible for membershi&( Officers are elected each year in the s&ring semester to ser"e a one-year term( S!)-* The%* T*. Be%%* K*,,* Ch*,%e# H' '# S'/!e%& ('# N.#$e$ FROM SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE 8HONOR SOCIETY IN NURSING9: Bembershi& is by in"itation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students, ho demonstrate e*cellence in scholarshi&, and to nurse leaders e*hibiting e*ce&tional achie"ements in nursing( >i*ty-one &ercent of acti"e members hold master$s andGor doctoral degrees( ;orty-eight &ercent are clinicians, 21 &ercent are administrators or su&er"isors and 20 &ercent are educators or researchers( In order to be nominated, the candidate must graduate ith a E8- of at least a 2(0 and be in the to& 2<P of their graduating class(

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+e&artment of Nursing Organi.ational %hart

If you ha"e issues, concerns, or needs that are not ade,uately addressed through the +e&artment of Nursing, you should make and a&&ointment ith the +ean of ;aculty(