The focus of this course is on various roles that nurses can fill as well as the sites for practice. A major focus is for students to develop an appreciation of the nursing profession, while at the same time exposing them to the challenges in our present health care system.
Nursing students and alumni have requested that a course be provided in the Freshman year to introduce them to the profession of nursing.
In the previous round of the approval process it was recommended that this course be changed to pass fail. The College of Nursing would like this course to remain as a credit course for this reason:
Statement related to Pass/Fail vs Letter Grade: Knowledge and skills taught in NURS 112 provide a foundation for NURS 212 and subsequent nursing courses. Pass /fail grading will not allow an accurate assessment of the student’s level of performance and knowledge acquisition in the class. A traditional letter grading system would provide a more accurate representation of students’ performance and may encourage a greater work effort in the class. The grade from this course is one of the select courses used to determine a student’s readiness to progress to upper division course work.
Comments from the InDEV On-Line Courses Committee
USC Palmetto College
NURS 112 contact: Susan Beverung
NURS 112 – Summary of InDEV Committee Comments
December 2, 2016
Comments for NURS 112
Apparently NURS 112 was presented by someone else.
The comments indicate that:
1) a justification for online delivery needed.
2) the quizzes need to be secured or open book needs to be indicated.
3) a description of assignments needs to be added.
4) a description of the coursework components needs to be added.
5) a percent symbol needs to be added to the grading scale numbers.
6) contact hour requirement total should be added and should meet the 6300 LM (currently 2100 LM) with total minutes spent on activities summed up for a total over the full semester and each week.
7) technology requirements need to be given.
8) One credit hour course should be pass/fail.
Thanks to Mark Beck for compiling these comments.
Return to Proponent from College Rep due to INDEV committee return.
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