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Course : Diagnostic Studies and Ambulatory Procedures

Course Number
NURS 5102
Section Number
All sections
Summer I 2021
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1.     Orders, performs, and interprets age, gender, and condition – specific diagnostic tests and screening procedures.

2.     Analyzes and synthesizes collected data for patients of all ages

3.     Performs primary care procedures, including, but not limited to: suturing, minor lesion removal, and splinting.

4.     Makes appropriate referrals to other health care professionals and community resources for individuals and families.

Student Responsibilities and Class Requirements

Students are accountable for policies regarding graduate nursing programs and completion of requirements for all graduate students as stated in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook. Students are responsible for making appointments with faculty concerning class assignments as necessary. This is an online class and students are expected to access the course via Desire2Learn on a regular basis for updates and information. All course requirements must be met in order to pass the course.

Standards of Professional Conduct

Students are expected to uphold standards of professional conduct in the classroom, online, and in clinical settings. Failure of a course and/or clinical is given to students who fail to uphold standards of professional conduct, fail to maintain patient safety, or students who fail to complete clinical hours.


Behaviors that will result in a failure of the course and stop progression in the program include, but are not limited to:

·       Failure of the clinical component of a course or failure to complete all assigned clinical hours;

·       Arriving to a clinical setting unprepared or inappropriately dressed;

·       Unprofessional/inappropriate language or gestures;

·       Unprofessional/inappropriate behavior such as eye rolling, being disrespectful, chewing gum, using tobacco products in a non-smoking areas, disruptive behavior, failure to

comply with a written or verbal instruction, or failure to maintain clinical compliance;

·       Non-compliance with the policy to obtain written approval before attending clinical;

·       An error in care or negligence that does not result in harm; or 

·       Cheating, collusion, and/or plagiarism.


Behaviors that will result in dismissal from the MSN or post-graduate certificate program include, but are not limited to:

·       Falsifications, omissions, and/or lying about a patient care situation, including patient's current health status and/or patient documentation;

·       Testing positive for alcohol, illegal drugs, or unprescribed controlled substances;

·       Negligence of a patient or an error in patient care that results in harm to the patient;

·       HIPAA violations;

·       Failure to report a patient care error;

·       Physical or verbal abuse of a patient, patient’s family member, faculty, staff, or other students.

·       Failure to report any activity on the RN license and/or any stipulations or restrictions placed on the RN license; or

·       Falsification of clinical documents, preceptor signatures, and/or clinical hour logs.

Late assignment policy: All assignments are due at 2300 (11:00 pm) on the day due unless otherwise specified. Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which grade of zero will be recorded for the assignment. Students may request an extension by contacting the faculty via email prior to the due date and time. Extensions will not be granted on or after the due date.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

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The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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