NU-241 NCLEX RN Review Course

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Course Description: 

This course helps prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) ( exam required by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for RN licensure in the United States and several Pacific Island jurisdictions and admission to most baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs). The test-blueprint for the NCLEX-RN provides the organizing structure for review utilizing lecture, small group, and online study strategies.

This course also meets PLO #(s) _NA__ of the PN/RN program.

Prerequisite Course: Co requisite NU 245 or instructor’s consent

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 
The student will be able to:

  • Model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice.
  • Incorporate nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care within the context of the inter-professional health team.
  • Make evidence-based nursing judgments in the delivery of safe, holistic nursing care.
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to manage and improve the quality of care and outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
  • Practice relationship-centered communication and incorporate health technology as a member of the inter-professional team.
  • Advocate for a caring, culturally safe, and flourishing environment that reflects the values and needs of Micronesian families and communities.
  • Practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness.

B.        STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)- GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  • Develop strategies to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam, integrating professional behavior, standards of practice, ethical-legal principles, and lifelong learning.
  • Apply nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care in analyzing NCLEX-RN exam questions.
  • Utilize evidence-based nursing judgment in determining the one priority response to NCLEX-RN test-items.
  • Apply principles of management, quality improvement, and health outcomes in response to NCLEX-RN exam questions related to safe and effective environment.
  • Apply principles of communication, documentation, teaching-learning, and psychosocial integrity to NCLEX-RN exam questions.
  • Apply principles of caring, diversity, cultural competence, and developmental changes across the lifespan to NCLEX-RN exam questions.
  • Apply principles of health and wellness, health promotion and maintenance, health screening, lifestyle behaviors, referrals, and discharge planning to NCLEX-RN exam questions.

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M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC: 
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1. Develop strategies to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam, integrating professional behavior, standards of practice, ethical-legal principles, and lifelong learning.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1. Develop a comprehensive study plan to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Study plan for NCLEX-RN
(scored by rubric)

1.2. Apply principles of prioritization, delegation, and assignment to NCLEX-RN test questions.

Quizzes, exams

 

General SLO 2. Apply nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care in analyzing NCLEX-RN style exam questions.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1. Analyze test-item questions based on the four client needs in the NCLEX-RN test blueprint.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

2.2. Analyze test-item questions based on the integrative processes of nursing process, caring, communication and documentation, and teaching-learning.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

 

General SLO 3. Conduct a comprehensive review evidence-based nursing literature to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1. Conduct a review evidenced-based nursing literature based on the focused assessment of own knowledge base.

Study plan for NCLEX-RN
(scored by rubric)

3.2. Utilize evidence-based nursing judgment in determining the one priority response to NCLEX-RN test-items.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

General SLO 4. Apply principles of management, quality improvement, and health outcomes in response to NCLEX-RN exam questions related to safe and effective environment.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1. Analyze test-item questions related to management of care and safety and infection control.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

4.2. Accurately answer test-item questions related to management of care and safety and infection control.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

General SLO 5. Apply principles of communication, documentation, teaching-learning, and psychosocial integrity to NCLEX-RN exam questions.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1.  Analyze test-item questions related to communication, documentation, teaching-learning, and psychosocial integrity

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

5.2. Accurately answer test-item questions related to communication, documentation, teaching-learning, and psychosocial integrity.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

General SLO 6.  Apply principles of caring, diversity, cultural competence, and developmental changes across the lifespan to NCLEX-RN exam questions.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1. Analyze test-item questions related to caring, diversity, cultural competence, and developmental changes across the lifespan.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

6.2. Accurately answer test-item questions related to caring, diversity, cultural competence, and developmental changes across the lifespan.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

General SLO 7. Apply principles of health and wellness, health promotion and maintenance, health screening, lifestyle behaviors, referrals, and discharge planning to NCLEX-RN exam questions.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

7.1. Analyze test-item questions related to health and wellness, health promotion and maintenance, health screening, lifestyle behaviors, referrals, and discharge planning.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

7.2. Accurately answer test-item questions related to health and wellness, health promotion and maintenance, health screening, lifestyle behaviors, referrals, and discharge planning.

Test-item analysis assignments; Quizzes, exams

D.  COURSE CONTENT
1.  Introduction to the NCLEX-RN Exam process

  1. Becoming a candidate for the NCLEX-RN exam
  2. Application process for international candidates
  3. Exam preparation: before, exam day, after
  4. Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAD)

2.  Test Plan Blueprint

  1. Classification of cognitive levels
  2. Test-plan structure
  3. Client needs
    1. Safe and effective care environment
      1. Management of care
      2. Safety and infection control
    2. Health promotion and maintenance
    3. Psychosocial integrity
    4. Physiological integrity
      1. Basic care and comfort
      2. Pharmacological and parenteral therapies
      3. Reduction of risk potential
      4. Physiological adaptation
  4. Integrated processes
    1. Nursing process
    2. Caring
    3. Communication and documentation
    4. Teaching-learning

3.  NCLEX-RN type questions

  1. Comprehension
  2. Application
  3. Integration
  4. Synthesis

4.  Studying for NCLEX-RN

  1. Comprehensive review
  2. Studying NCLEX-RN type questions
  3. Strategies for study
  4. Time management
  5. Managing test anxiety
  6. Print, media, and online resources

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
1.  Mini-lecture and discussion
2.  Computer assisted learning activities
3.  Online activities.
4.  Interactive group activities.
5.  Independent learning activities.

F.  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Irwin, B. and Burckhardt, J. (2012). Kaplan NCLEX-RN exam 2012-2013: Strategies, practice & review. New York: Kaplan Publishing. (or most recent edition)

LaCharity, L. Kumagai, C., and Bartz, B. (2010). Prioritization, delegation, and assignment: Practice exercises for NCLEX. (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier. (or most recent edition)

Silvestri, L. (2011). Saunders comprehensive review for the RN-NCLEX examination. (5th ed). St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier. (or most recent edition).

 

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS
Bucholz, S. (2012).  Henke’s med-math dosage calculation, preparation and Administration (7th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Carpenito-Moyet, L. (2009). Nursing diagnosis: Application to clinical practice (13th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Jensen, S. (2011). Nursing health assessment: A best practice approach with DVD. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Karch, A. (2011).  Focus on nursing pharmacology (5th ed.).  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Karch, A. (2012). 2012 Lippincott’s nursing drug guide. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. (2011).  Lippincott’s interactive tutorials and case studies. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. (2009).  Lippincott’s video guide to psychiatric mental health nursing assessment. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Maville, J., & Huerta, C.  (2008). Health promotion in pursing. (2nd ed).  NY: Thomson Delmar Learning. (or most recent edition)

Pilliteri, A., and others. (2009). Care of the childbearing and childrearing family (6th ed), text, study guide, and Lippincott’s clinical simulations: maternity/pediatric nursing course set.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Porth, C. (2011). Essentials of pathophysiology: North American edition.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Smeltzer, S., Bare, B., Hinkle, J., and Cheever, K. (2011).  Textbook of medical-surgical nursing. (12th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Smeltzer, S. (2009). Lippincott's interactive case studies for Brunner & Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Smeltzer, S. (2011).  Smeltzer, Brunner and Suddarth's Handbook for Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

Stedman, (2010) Stedman’s medical dictionary for the health professions. (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, & Wilson, & Williams. (or most recent edition)

Taylor, C., Lillis, C., LeMone, P., and Lynn, P..  (2011).   Fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing (7th ed).  Philadelphia: Lippincott, & Wilson, & Williams. (or most recent edition)

Taylor, C., and others.  (2011).   Skills checklists for fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing (7th ed).  Philadelphia: Lippincott, & Wilson, & Williams. (or most recent edition)

Taylor, C., Lillis, C., LeMone, P., and Lynn, P.  (2011). Taylor’s video guide to clinical nursing skills. (2th ed).  Philadelphia: Lippincott, & Wilson, & Williams. (or most recent edition)

Videback, S. (2010). Psychiatric mental health nursing. (5th ed.), Philadelphia: Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (or most recent edition)

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.   EVALUATION
None

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

 

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