The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Department of Nursing will be hosting a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visit November 10-12, 2014. This visit is part of the process for seeking continuing nursing professional accreditation through CCNE for the Baccalaureate Nursing Program and initial nursing professional accreditation for the Master’s Nursing Program.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency, which ensures the quality and integrity of professional nursing programs. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional nursing education.
Prior to the accreditation visit, schools of nursing are required to provide an opportunity for communities of interest (e.g., students, alumni, faculty, employers, etc.) to provide third party comments about our program, students, and graduates directly to CCNE. Written and signed third-party comments related to the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards will be accepted by CCNE until October 11, 2014. CCNE will share comments with members of the on-site evaluation team prior to the November visit, but at no time during the review process will these comments be shared with the nursing program.
Any specific signed third-party comments relating to the accreditation process should be directed to the CCNE home office at the address listed below:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Preparing to take the NCLEX-RN
- Candidate Guide for New Test Plan (NEW TEST PLAN 2013)
Family Nursing I and II
- Maternal Child Review
- Contraceptive Methods
- Administering Blood Products
- Anticoagulant Therapy (Podcast)
- Female Reproductive Cycle Drugs I
- Female Reproductive Cycle Drugs II
- Postpartum and Newborn Drugs
- Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
- Dosage Calculations Quizzes (link)
- Blood Pressure Medications (article/post-test)
- Fluid and Electrolytes
- Acid Base Balance (link)
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Welcome to the Mobile Math Lab! Here, you may watch an array of short video clips from basic math calculations to calculation of IV flow rates, solutions, parenteral and non-parenteral medications. These clips play easily in QuickTime and may be download to your Ipod or MP4 player so you can learn "On the Go!" or you may view at home on your PC or laptop. Convenience is the key! Clips are added frequently, if you do not see an instructional clip that you need, just ask. We can add it.
NOTE: Should you have difficulty opening the file, please follow these directions. First, right click on the link you are trying to open and select "Save Target As." Save the file to your desktop and then open it in Quicktime.
This site is intended to provide students with additional resources related to dosage calculations in specific courses within the nursing program. Content may include links to external sites, worksheets and practice tests.
- Study Guide (decimals, fractions, percentages)
NUR 4350 Community Health
NUR 3150 Adult Health I
NUR 3050 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice
managing your time
Look, we all know that nursing school is difficult--we have all been there. If it was easy, everyone who wanted to be a nurse, would be a nurse! Your success in the nursing program is up to you and your ability to effectively manage your time. This page is dedicated to providing you with a few tools to get you started in your quest to slay those little "time-thiefs" that crop up throughout your day. Before we begin, let us provide you with a little factoid---There are 168 hours in a week. How are you using your hours?
keys to successful time management
View the Time Management presentation to learn what they are!
What do you have to gain?
A reduction of your anxiety
The elimination of cramming for exams
What do you have to Lose?
Your place in the nursing program.
Your dreams of becoming a baccalaureate prepared nurse.
The potential of changing your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Time management tools?
The UNCP Academic Calendar
What type of planner are you? Take the Planning Quiz.
Create a Master Schedule.
Create a Personal Schedule.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston
The Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) opened in 2008 in an effort to provide comprehensive academic and social support services to all pre-nursing majors as well as students enrolled in the pre-licensure BSN program and RN-BSN completion option. The Center is located in the Nursing Building on the campus of UNCP in Pembroke. Students may make appointments with the Learning Enhancement Center Coordinator, Ms. Joyce Stanley by self-referring via the Center website or be referred by a faculty member.
The mission of the Learning Enhancement Center to create a culturally responsive learning environment so that (1) students will have the greatest opportunity to successfully complete the nursing program and (2) graduates will be have the nursing knowledge required for licensure and entry-level competence for professional nursing practice. The goals of the LEC are to improve the overall retention rate of students enrolled in the baccalaureate nursing program and to achieve a minimum of 90% passage rate per year of graduates on the NCLEX-RN exam on their first attempt, in order to increase the number of professional nurses capable of providing competent, quality, culturally-specific health care to diverse populations in their rural, underserved communities.
The following is a list of some of the academic and social support services available through the LEC:
Pre-nursing assessments of academically oriented exams such as math, reading, grammar, vocabulary, chemistry, anatomy and physiology and biology. This is accomplished through the use of Testing of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). TEAS is a computer-based product designed to predict the academic readiness of applicants prior to admission into a program of study in nursing. The four subsets are math, science, English and reading.
Assessment of each student’s individual learning styles through the computer-based ATI Self-Assessment Inventory. Students are provided a printout describing how to study in nursing school based on their individual learning style.
Academic advising and development of individual plans of study for all pre-nursing students upon admission to UNCP by pre-nursing advisor until students matriculate into the nursing major. At the time of matriculation, students will be assigned a nursing major academic advisor who will be the academic advisor throughout major coursework.
Tutoring is available during flexible hours and is provided in individual and/or group settings according to students’ preferences.
Academic counseling for a range of study skills such as goal setting, time management, reading skills, note taking, test preparation, test-taking strategies, and solving problems creatively. A monthly calendar of activities is located on the LEC website.
Skills workshops for vocabulary and reading comprehension, meds test preparation and NCLEX blueprint testing. Writing assistance may be provided related to stages of writing, organizing ideas, clarifying thoughts, and APA format guidelines.
Progress testing for each competency in the nursing major. Testing is useful in identifying participants’ strengths and weaknesses prior to or concurrent with entry into the remaining portion of the nursing curriculum. Individual and/or group tutoring in nursing subject matter is provided for those needing additional support. A comprehensive exam is administered near to completion of the program to measure students’ preparedness for the NCLEX-RN. Additional academic support is provided in nursing subject matter as needed.
NCLEX-RN review course, offered either face-to-face or online, in preparation for professional licensure for senior pre-licensure BSN students. This is accomplished through products developed in conjunction with Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) or other vendors selected by students.
“New Nursing Student Orientation” program for newly admitted students to pre-licensure BSN program
“Family Orientation” program for families of newly admitted students to the pre-licensure BSN program. The family orientation gives students an opportunity to bring their families to campus to meet the faculty, meet other student families, learn about the importance of their support role throughout the period of enrollment, and tour the academic facilities, including the clinical learning center which houses the high-tech simulation equipment.
Student counseling/referral on issues such as difficulty adjusting to nursing school, faculty-student conflicts, peer relationships, distress due to conflicts with family, friends or partner, poor self esteem or self-confidence, depression, social anxiety, academic anxiety, and stress management.
Simulation Contract: The University of North Carolina (UNCP) Department of Nursing has incorporated simulated experiences throughout my curriculum to best represent actual client situations. During these simulated experiences, the roles of clients, family and members of the interprofessional team are fulfilled by students, volunteers, faculty and/or mannequins, and I am expected to engage with these actors and/or simulators in a professional and realistic manner. The simulation mannequins are to be used with respect and be treated as if they were live clients. Situations simulated in the lab are to be used as learning experiences; thus, I will respect the roles of my faculty and peers as well as volunteers and follow the Clinical Learning Center’s Code of Conduct/Behavior during all simulated experiences.
Confidentiality Agreement: As a user of the clinical learning center, I understand the significance of confidentiality with respect to information concerning simulated clients and fellow students. I will uphold all requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and any other federal or state laws regarding confidentiality. I agree to report any violation(s) of confidentiality that I become aware of to my instructor or facilitator and agree to adhere to the guidelines as outlined below:
- All client information, actual or simulated, is considered confidential and any inappropriate viewing, discussion or disclosure of this information is a violation of UNCP Department of Nursing Policy.
- The simulation center is a learning environment. All scenarios, regardless of their outcome, should be treated in a professional manner. Situations simulated in the lab are to be used as a learning tool and not to be used for humiliation of fellow students.
- I am not to remove, release or make publicly available any documented (written or electronic), observed or recorded client or student information that may be accessible to me as part of a simulated learning experience.
- Simulation and debriefing sessions may be audio-taped and/or videotaped. This recorded information is privileged and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
CLC Policies and Procedures: I understand that I must uphold the stipulations outlined in the CLC Policies and Procedures Manual and the Simulated Learning Contract and Confidentiality Agreement as a component of successful progression in the UNCP nursing program. I have continuous access to the policies and procedures manual (with the option to download for saving/printing if desired) on the CLC website and Blackboard site.