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Waxahachie · Health Professions · Nursing - RN

Clinical-Nursing (Pract I)
RNSG-1262

  • Summer 1 2021
  • Section 61
  • 2.0 Credits
  • 06/07/2021 to 07/12/2021
  • Modified 05/24/2021

Based on recommendations from the CDC and other governmental agencies, the content delivery method for this course may need to be modified.

Meeting Times

Clinical activities, days, and times will vary. Please refer to the course calendar/clinical schedule.

Contact Information

Instructor/Course Coordinator: Mrs. Catherine D. Van Zandt

Office Hours

Classroom/Office Monday, June 7 0800-1700

Clinical at the VA Hospital- Dallas Mondays, June 14, 21, 28 from 0630-1630

Clinical Simulation/Labs Tuesdays, June 15, 22, 29, July 6 from 0800-1630

Office Hours Wednesday & Friday by appointment.

Office hours vary according to class and clinical schedule. See posted calendar on door.

Description

6 external hours (2 Cr.) (16 hours a week) Clinical experience involving direct patient/client care in selected clinical facilities. The student will be expected to begin the application of the concepts and skills of the associate degree nurse with adult as well as begin to demonstrate professional registered nurse-level legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate communication. Twenty-four (24) hours of general education courses specified on degree plan: (BIOL2401, BIOL2402, BIOL2420, PSYC2301, PSYC2314, ENGL1301, SPCH13ll or 1315).

Requisites

Co-requisite: RNSG 1517.

Objectives

Upon completion of the core curriculum, students are expected to demonstrate competence in all of the core objectives listed in the college catalog. The overall content of this course is designed to enhance skills in each of the following core objectives.

  • Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision making
  • Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Outcomes

COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

SLO 1  Function within the legal and ethical parameters of the Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings.
SLO 2  Demonstrate activities and behaviors that promote the development and practice of professional nursing.
SLO 3  Utilize health assessment findings and recognizes comprehensive needs of patients using holistic approach.
SLO 4  Utilize the nursing processes to enhance nursing care of culturally diverse patients and their families across the life span.
SLO 5  Plan and implement individualized teaching for adults with common healthcare needs.
SLO 6  Develop goals and outcomes using evidenced based data that will reduce health care risks and promote quality care and a safe environment.
SLO 7  Demonstrate safe administration of medications and treatments to patients with common healthcare needs.
SLO 8  Utilize principles of therapeutic communication with individuals and the interdisciplinary health care team to provide safe patient- centered care.
SLO 9  Utilize information and material resources in providing care for individuals and their families.
SLO 10  Utilize technology (when available) and informatics to gather information that will support decision making to improve care for selected individuals and their families.

 

Accreditation

ACEN and SACSOC: The ADN Program has Program Long-Term Goals and Program Outcomes
plus course specific Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). The Program Long-Term Goals and
Outcomes are available in the ADN Student Handbook. The SLOs are listed above. SLOs are
measured with clinical evaluation tools, student self-evaluation forms, clinical assignments, and end of course evaluations.

 

Competencies

• Texas Board of Nursing- Differentiated Essential Competencies: are defined by the Texas Board of Nursing as “effective demonstration, by the time of graduation, of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values derived from the nursing and general education content” (BON, October 2010). The competencies describe the expected outcomes for students at the time of graduation. The competencies are organized according to four major roles of the nurse: I. Member of a Profession (MOP); II. Provider of Patient Centered Care (POC); III. Patient Safety Advocate (PSA); and IV. Member of Health Care Team (MOT). A pdf copy of the Differentiated Essential Competencies (DECs) can be found at the Texas BON website: https://www.bon.texas.gov/pdfs/differentiated_essential_competencies-2010.pdf


• QSEN Competencies: The overall goal for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is to meet the challenge of preparing future nurses who will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work. There are six QSEN competencies that were developed for prelicensure and graduate nursing programs: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), safety, and informatics.


• NLN Competencies: The NLN developed competencies to address both the specialized role of the nurse educator and competencies for graduates of all types of nursing programs. The competencies reflect the NLN's core values and guide nurse educators to design curricula that position graduates for practice in a dynamic health care arena: practice that is informed by a body of knowledge and ensures that all members of the public receive safe, quality care. The NLN competencies focus on: Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Professional Identity, and Spirit of Inquiry.


 TIGER Competencies: The TIGER Initiative is focused on helping the nursing profession to adopt informatics tools, principles, theories, and practices that make healthcare safer and more effective, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable for all stakeholders.

Required and Optional Materials

Visit the Navarro College Bookstore: http://bookstore.navarrocollege.edu/home

Required Textbooks & Materials

 

  1. Assessment Technologies Institute (2021). [Computer software]. (Included with tuition).
  2. Clayton, B. D. & Willihnganz, M. J. (2020). Basic pharmacology for nurses. (18th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  3. Halter, M. J. (2018). Varcarolis’ foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing: A clinical approach. (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  4. Ignatavicius, D. D., Workman, M. L., & Rebar, C. R (2021). Medical-surgical nursing: Patient-centered collaborative care. (10th ed.) St. Louis Missouri: Elsevier. ISBN #9780323612418
  5. Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (2018). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests.  (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  6. Potter, P. A., Perry, A. G., Stockert, P. A. & Hall, A.M. (2021). Fundamentals of nursing. (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier-Mosby.
  7. Shadow Health. (2018). Digital Clinical Experience (Version 2018-08) [Computer software]. (ISBN: 978-0-9897888-0-9)
    (Access code can be purchased at the Navarro College Bookstore).
  8. Texas Nursing Statutes and BON rules including Nursing Education Laws and Rules. Refer to:  https://www.bon.texas.gov/practice_scope_of_practice_rn.asp
  9. Vallerand, A., & Sanoski, C. (2021). Davis's drug guide for nurses(17th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. ISBN: 13: 978-1-7196-4005-3

 

Optional Textbooks & Materials

 

  1. American Psychological Association (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  2. Purdue University (2019). Purdue Online Writing Lab: APA Style. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
  3. Gahart, B., & Nazareno, A. (2019). Gahart’s 2020 intravenous medications: A handbook for nurses and health professionals (36th ed.). Mosby.
  4. Ignatavicius, D., Workman, M.L., & Rebar, C. (2020). Clinical companion for medical-surgical nursing. (10th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Required Technology and Equipment

  • Webcam (internal or external)
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Earbuds
  • Internet access
  • Online collaboration tool such as Zoom (free download from https://zoom.us)

Multimedia and Lab Resources

Students will have the opportunity to utilize a variety of learning resources, such as audiovisual aids, videos, computer-assisted tutorials, simulation labs, interactive video programs, skills equipment, life-like models, and other resources.

Forms and Supplies

The forms required for RNSG 1261 are located in your NC RNSG 1261 Canvas course.

  • RNSG 1261 Course Packet (syllabus and outline) will be available on NC Canvas on or before the first day of class.
  • A combined course calendar for RNSG 1517 and RNSG 1261 will be provided and will be available on Canvas.

Other Requirements

  • Students will utilize their NC e-mail address to facilitate communication with faculty.
  • The Navarro College computer lab may be used for these e-mails.
  • Students are responsible for obtaining, reading, understanding and abiding by the guidelines in the NC Student Handbook and ADN Program Student Handbook. 
  • Students are required to read the syllabus and course outline and be familiar with the policies therein.
  • ADN Program Student Handbook is available on Canvas (Clinical Course)
  • Examsoft is used for administration of all online course exams. Students may be video recorded during remote proctoring.

Assignments and Activities

Daily Clinical Evaluation:

The Clinical Evaluation tool will be used to document the student’s performance each clinical day and during campus lab activities. Clinical judgment, behaviors and performance will be evaluated by faculty after each clinical experience. Faculty will complete the tool and make necessary comments. The course begins with 100 points. Points are deducted based on the evaluation tool. Points that are lost are NOT reclaimed and can NOT be made up (see Clinical Evaluation tool). Forty-five percent (45%) of the student’s clinical grade will be determined by the grade received on the Clinical Evaluation Tool during the clinical experience for the semester. Students must achieve a grade of >75% on the Clinical Evaluation Tool to pass the course.

Students will be counseled whenever a problem is identified in the clinical area. At any time, the student is at risk for failure due to grades, clinical performance or attendance, an SSI will be developed. However, any student behavior that jeopardizes the patient's physical or psychological well-being may be grounds for immediate dismissal. An unsatisfactory grade is equivalent to an “F” and the student cannot progress in the program even if co-requisite grades are a “C” or higher.

Written Clinical Assignments:

Written clinical assignments are evaluated based on set criteria in a designated rubric. Clinical assignments are weighted as outlined
below:

  • 10% Process Recording
  • 10% Teaching Care Plan
  • 10% Nursing Care Plan
  • 10% Simulation Reflections Average (2)

Students must achieve an average of > 75% on written clinical assignments to pass the course.
Required clinical assignments are listed in the course outline. Students must utilize clinical assignment rubrics in order to meet guidelines for a passing grade. All guidelines for the assignment must be followed. Assignments must be in a professional format, which includes neatness, clarity, black ink, proper grammar, and spelling. Each assignment must be submitted in the correct place in Canvas, on time and in the Portable Document Format (*pdf). Assignments not submitted as a pdf file will not be accepted. All assignments submitted online should be saved in a standardized manner using the following file name and document formatting:

Lastname.firstinitial.coursenumber.assignmentname.pdf

For example: Jones.J.1361.tcp.pdf

There are clinical assignments that count towards the clinical assignment grade (See outline). Additional assignments will be completed to achieve course objectives. All assignments must be completed and submitted to meet the objectives of the course.

Skills Proficiency:

The campus skills lab experience is an essential component of RNSG 1262. Students will receive reading assignments, classroom instruction, lab instruction, and audiovisual aids to enhance learning clinical skills. Both supervised and unsupervised lab practice time will be available. Students will be expected to attend scheduled practice sessions. Instructor validation of competency and proficiency in the following skills are a requirement for successful completion of RNSG 1262:

  • Physical Assessment
  • Medication Preparation and Administration
  • Intravenous Catheter Preparation, Insertion and Removal
  • Urinary Catheter Insertion and Removal

A student who does not demonstrate satisfactory performance on two or more critical elements as noted with an asterisk (*) on the skills validation form will be required to revalidate the skill. Instructors will validate students performing the clinical skills during scheduled, timed, skills validation in the Skills Laboratory. If appropriate, instructors may require validation of additional skills. Students will be provided written guidelines and supervised practice time prior to each scheduled skills demonstration. Students will have two (2) opportunities to demonstrate competency in the clinical skills. Students who are unsuccessful (U) on the first attempt
will be provided a written student success initiative (SSI) detailing expectations and plans for success on the final attempt. Remediation plans following unsuccessful attempts may include additional reading assignments or written assignments. Students must complete designated requirements before being permitted to repeat a skills demonstration. If a student is unsuccessful in achieving an evaluation of “satisfactory” after the second attempt for any of the critical clinical skills, the student may be withdrawn from RNSG 1262, RNSG 1517, and RNSG 1201. The student may not be able to progress in the ADN program.

Shadow Health® Digital Clinical Experience™ (DCE) Health Assessment.

The Shadow Health® Digital Clinical Experience™ (DCE) Health Assessment is a required component of RNSG 1262. DCE Health Assessment is designed to give an opportunity to conduct assessments on a digital patient. Shadow Health improves health assessment skills in a safe learning environment. Students will assess digital patients throughout the semester. There will be Shadow Health assignments that must be completed to meet course objectives. The PIN for this module is 2056-0186-0785-8353

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)

The Skills Modules 3.0 Series is a required component of RNSG 1262 The assigned skills modules will support learning and skillbuilding. Required ATI assignments are listed in the course outline.

Medication Dosage Competency:

All students will take three Medication Dosage Competency examinations administered during the semester. The average of the three Medication Dosage Competency Examinations will count as 5% of the clinical grade. Students must achieve > 90% on a minimum of one of the Medication Dosage Competency examinations. After the 1st unsuccessful attempt the student will be required to complete remediation. The remediation must be completed prior to any further attempts. If the student is unsuccessful on the third attempt, the student may be dropped from the course and will not be eligible to progress in the program. If a student is absent from a Dosage Competency exam, a zero will be recorded in the gradebook and the student will not be able to make-up the exam. One hour of absence will also be documented in the clinical evaluation tool. Medication dosage competency is also evaluated in the clinical setting and campus lab assignments. Students who successfully pass the dosage examination but demonstrate difficulty with dosage calculations in the clinical setting may not meet clinical objectives successfully.

Self-Reflection Journals:

Students are expected to demonstrate progression as they advance through the ADN program. Students will describe affective learning in the clinical course through assigned Self-Reflection Journals and/or assignments.

Self-Evaluation:

Students will complete a mid-term and final self-evaluation. The mid-term self-evaluation should help one identify strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the mid term evaluation will help target areas that need improvement. The final evaluation is to self-evaluate learning at the end of the semester. Clinical instructors will assign grades throughout the semester. The self-evaluation will be reviewed at the mid-term evaluation and during the final clinical evaluation.

Mid-Term and Final Clinical Evaluations:

Students will receive a mid-term and final clinical evaluation. Students will be counseled whenever a problem is identified in the clinical area. In addition, a Student Success Initiative (SSI) will be developed and initiated. Any student behavior that jeopardizes the clinical area. In addition, a Student Success Initiative (SSI) will be developed and initiated. Any student behavior that jeopardizes the patient’s physical or psychological well-being may be grounds for immediate dismissal. A grade of <75% is equivalent to “D” or “F” and the student cannot progress in the ADN program even if co-requisite grades are “C” or higher.

Electronic Health Record Assignments(EHR):

Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology. EHR assignments will be assigned in Canvas and completed in EHR Tutor. 

Grading Criteria

Grade criteria will conform to the established policy of Navarro College as stated in the College catalog: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=59% or below.

Criteria

ADN Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria will conform to the established policy of the Navarro College ADN Program as follows: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=75-79%; D=60-74%; F=59% or below.

Students enrolled in RNSG 1262 must meet all course requirements detailed above and achieve a final course numerical grade of at least 75% (which is equivalent to a course grade of “C”). The final course grade is the weighted grade as detailed below. A “C” or better is required in order to progress in the program.

Breakdown

Criterion

Percentage

Daily Evaluation

45%

Process Recording

10%

Nursing Care Plan

10%

Teaching Care Plan

10%

Dosage Calculation Exams Average (of 3)

5%

Simulation Reflections Average (of 2)

10%

DCETM Body System Assessment Average (of 2)

10%

Total

100%

Course Policies

Instructional Methodologies

 

Face to Face Hybrid Online
Face to face courses are taught in a traditional classroom format. Courses classified as “Hybrid” in the course schedule (identified with the letter ‘H’ in the course section designation) will use a combination of face-to-face
classroom and online instructional methods. A minimum of 50 percent of the course must be taught online to be classified as a hybrid course.
Students must have regular access to a
computer and a reliable internet connection,
either on campus or in a personal setting, to
complete all assignments.

In addition to traditional lecture, Navarro College uses the Canvas Learning Management System to provide course materials and
activities assigned by the instructor. Access user information here:

To access Canvas:

(1) Go to: mync.navarrocollege.edu (https://mync.navarrocollege.edu)
(2) Enter your User Name (MyNC ID) and Password
(3) Click on the Canvas icon and locate your course in your Canvas Dashboard.

Please note some courses will also use materials provided by the publisher and require the student to have an access code in order to complete assignments, activities, and exams. Please see the Materials section of this syllabus to determine if an access code will be necessary for this course.

Final Exams

Students are required to take final exams during the posted final exam week and should not make travel reservations or other plans which would require them to request a rescheduled final. Requests to take final exams early, or at a time other than indicated on the final exam schedule, must be approved by the appropriate Executive Dean and are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Personal or family travel plans are not deemed as exceptional circumstances.

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

Students may choose to share personal information or experiences, as appropriate, in written assignments, class discussions, presentations, and conferences with instructors. While instructors and other college employees will strive to keep personal student information private, they are required to report information about sexual misconduct, childhood abuse, and criminal activity to the proper authorities. Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting NorthSTAR Mobile Crisis at 1-800-260-8000 or the Navarro College Licensed Counselor at 903-875-7393.

Course Content and Rigor

College-level courses may include controversial, sensitive, and/or adult material. Students are expected to have the readiness for college-level rigor and content.

Email

All Navarro College students are required to use their Navarro College email to correspond with instructors and other Navarro College personnel.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to do their own work at all times. Cheating is a serious offense with serious consequences which may include any of the following: a grade of zero, course failure, or removal from a program.

Student Conduct

All students enrolled in classes at Navarro College shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conducive to a positive learning environment. Behavior deemed by the instructor to be disruptive may result in the student being dropped from the course. 

Subject to Change

The Course Syllabus and/or the Course Calendar may be changed as the term progresses at the discretion of the department and/or instructor.

Clinical Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all scheduled days of clinical experience. There are no excused absences. If the student accumulates more than two clinical absences, it may result in dismissal from the program. In the event of a clinical absence, a SSI or Progressive Discipline (PD) contract will be completed according to the specifications below:

The student’s first absence will result in a SSI. If an absence occurs after issuance of the SSI, the student will be placed on PD-Probation status. If an absence occurs after the PD contract, the student may be dropped from the course.

NOTE: Clinical absences are limited to one absence for short semester (6 week) courses. The student will be placed on PD-Probation status after 8 hours. If the student is absent for more than 8 hours, it may result in dismissal from the program.

In the event that the student is not able to attend an assigned clinical rotation, the student must call or text the clinical instructor within 30 minutes prior to the start of the clinical rotation. A no call/no show by the time the clinical rotation begins, will result in the student being placed on Progressive Discipline and losing points for unprofessional behavior. In addition, clinical absences will result in a 1-point deduction per hour missed. This will be documented in the clinical evaluation tool. If there is insufficient time for the student to satisfactorily meet clinical objectives, then the student may be withdrawn from the course.

Students are considered tardy if not in attendance at the designated time (0630 for most rotations, but times will vary according to each clinical rotation). Being late to clinical is disruptive to clinical agencies and potentially unsafe for patients. Faculty will evaluate the circumstances or the tardiness. This may result in the student being sent home and a receiving a clinical absence. Additionally, a pattern of being tardy to clinical will be documented as unprofessional behavior.

Students may not switch clinical assignments with classmates or show up for an unassigned clinical as there are student capacity limits for all patient care clinical rotations. For skills lab activities, alternate clinical experiences (ACE), faculty-directed simulation, or other oncampus
clinical activities; students should contact the course coordinator no less than one week prior to the scheduled activity, to request permission to switch times with a classmate. The hours per week of class and lab time vary with each course and will be documented in
the syllabus and on the combined course calendar.

Clinical Attendance Policy - COVID-19

If a student is absent from class or clinical, the hours will be deducted and reflected in Canvas.

For clinical, the student will be issued a SSI that will serve as a warning and will address further requirements.

Per the NC COVID-19 protocol, if a student is exposed to COVID-19 through close contact with another individual; the student will not be allowed on campus. If the student provides a medical note from a healthcare provider (confirming the student was exposed or has tested
positive for COVID-19), missed clinical hours will be recorded, but no points will be deducted on the clinical evaluation tool.

In the event that a student claims they are absent due to exposure to COVID-19, but does not provide a medical note from a healthcare provider, the regular clinical attendance policy will be followed.

Late/Missed Assignments

Late work will not be accepted unless there are serious extenuating circumstances.

  • Clinical assignments submitted after the due date will not be accepted and a grade of zero will be recorded. A pattern of failing to submit assignments on time or submitting assignments which earn a failing grade, may also be reflected in the Weekly Evaluation as Unprofessional Behavior.
  • Prior permission: must be obtained from the instructor, who will make the determination. If written work is turned in after the assigned deadline with instructor approval, 80% is the highest grade possible.

Electronic Devices in the Clinical Setting

Students may use cell phones or similar electronic devices only for required clinical or class activities. Cell phones must be out of site during clinical and class—used only during breaks from class or lab. Cell phones can be used only when looking up medications and only in the medication prep area of the clinical site. Students may not take personal cell phones on the Terrell State Hospital (TSH) patient units. Instructor’s cell phone number will be given to students to provide to family in case of an emergency. The clinical agency policy must be followed regarding cell phones at all clinical sites. Cell phones may not be visible or used in a patient care area. Pictures may not be taken in a clinical setting including, but not limited to, patients or patient information.

Progressive Discipline Policy

Faculty is committed to assisting students to be successful in the program. Therefore, Associate Degree Nursing students who are not meeting course objectives in theory, lab, clinical, or preceptorship will be apprised of their performance status using the progressive discipline process.

Step 1: Warning/Counseling

Step 2: Probation

Step 3: Withdrawal

See ADN Student Handbook (https://navarrocollege.instructure.com/courses/28786/modules/items/583381)

Institutional Policies

Students are expected and required to have read the Student Handbook and to consult appropriate sections of the College Catalog for general academic information.

Attendance and Preparation

Face to Face and Hybrid Online

Regular and punctual class attendance is expected at Navarro College as a key element for student success. Excessive absenteeism is defined as two consecutive weeks of instruction in a 16-week semester (or the equivalent in any shorter term) and may result in being dropped from the course.

Students who miss class to participate in a co-curricular activity must have written permission (e-mail accepted) from a coach/director and must make prior arrangements with the instructor to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day. 

Regular (daily or weekly) online work is a key element for student success in an internet-based class.  Students must complete the first assignment by the designated deadline to document participation in the course.  The instructor will drop any student who fails to complete an assignment by the deadline provided in Canvas.

Although the instructor MAY withdraw a student from the class for insufficient participation the RESPONSIBILITY for dropping a class belongs to the student! Insufficient participation is defined as not logging in and completing assignments for the equivalent of two consecutive weeks.  If you are unable to complete the course, you should formally drop it.

  • Additional information regarding attendance requirements is available in the Navarro College Catalog. https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog
  • You may drop this class by completing an online form. It is the student's responsibility to visit with his or her instructor concerning course status before submitting the required paperwork to the Office of Admissions and Records to drop this class. Additional information about dropping a class may be found in the Navarro College Catalog. https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog/Academic-Policies-and-Information/Academic-Policies/Dropping-and-or-Adding-Courses
  • Failure to withdraw by the deadline may result in your name remaining on the class roll, resulting in a grade of ‘F’ at the end of the semester. 
  • A student who foresees educational issues related to pregnancy, postpartum recovery, or other physical or mental health matters is strongly encouraged to notify the College as soon as possible.  By doing so, the student and College personnel can collaborate and develop an appropriate plan for the continuation of the student's education.  Pre-planning when possible also may help with particular challenges a student faces while pregnant, when recovering from childbirth, or in response to a physical or mental health concern (e.g., missed classes, make-up work).  The choice to inform the College of any health concern is voluntary. A student is not required to share this information with the College. A student may choose to consult a College counselor or the Office of Disability Services before deciding whether or not to disclose any health-related information.
  • If you are receiving financial aid grants or loans, you must ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE in all classes FROM THE FIRST CLASS DAY.  Do not drop or stop attending any class without consulting the Financial Aid Office. Changes in your enrollment level and/or failing grades may require you to repay financial aid funds.  
  • All students receiving Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must notify the Veteran’s Certifying Official of any enrollment changes as soon as they are made. The Veterans Affairs benefit recipient needs to be aware that the VA may require repayment of all benefits received since the beginning of a semester for any course in which a “W” grade is received
  • According to current Texas law, dropping a course may have serious academic consequences. Under most circumstances, a maximum of 6 courses may be dropped throughout the entire undergraduate degree program. Before you decide to withdraw from this or any other course, make sure you understand the consequences. For more information see the Office of the Registrar.

MyNC Single Sign-On

MyNC Single Sign-On:  https://mync.navarrocollege.edu/

The MyNC Single Sign-On page provides one-stop access to several student resources, such as the MyNC Portal, Canvas, Office365 (Student Email), and Self-Service.

For Login Instructions, please visit: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/service-desk 

For Login Assistance, please contact:

OneStop Service Desk
Phone: (903) 875-7416
Email: [email protected]

Your privacy is extremely important.  Please DO NOT SHARE your account information with anyone.

Always include full name and date of birth, phone number, and valid email address when contacting the One-Stop Service Desk. Navarro College will not disclose sensitive account access information with anyone other than the student regardless of student’s age.

For Assistance with Canvas, please contact:

Matt Miller, Dean of Online Instruction
Phone: (903) 875-7422
Email: [email protected]

Links to Important Information

Academic Decorum: https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog/Academic-Policies-and-Information/Academic-Policies/Classroom-Decorum

Includes:  Civility, Being a Successful Student, Classroom Decorum, Change of Grade, Grade Challenge Procedure, Academic Dishonesty, and User Responsibilities for IT Resources/Penalties for Violation of Technology Policy, Tobacco Use Policy


Academic Integrity: https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog/Academic-Policies-and-Information/Academic-Policies/Academic-Dishonesty


College Catalog: https://navarrocollege.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog


Campus Safety: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/campus-safety/index.html


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/student-records/student-records-family-rights-and-privacy-act.html


Student Rights and Responsibilities: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/handbook/students-rights-and-responsiblilities.html


Student Handbook:   http://navarrocollege.edu/handbook/

Links to Campus Services

Bulldog Life: Learning. Living. Launching: https://navarrocollege.edu/bulldog-life/ 

Navarro College's Bulldog Life is a student success service to all students. Opportunities include Canvas courses, meaningful activities, Culture of Caring and travel opportunities. Bulldog Life is a self-guided experience. We know that every student is in a different stage in life. 


Counseling Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/counseling/index.html 

The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled Navarro College students. The Navarro College Counseling Center is free, confidential, and available to all enrolled NC students.


Testing Center Hours and Contact Information: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/testing-center/testing-hours-contact.html


Online Proctored Testing Information: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/online-campus/online-testing.html


Library Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/library/index.html


Tutorial Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/learning-commons/index.html

NOTE: In addition to Navarro College tutoring services, students also have access to free 24/7 tutoring by visiting UpSwing (http://navarrocollege.upswing.io) and logging in to their UpSwing account.  If you're a new user, click NEW USER to create an account.


Disability Services: http://www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/disability-services. 

It is the responsibility of the student to contact Navarro College Disability Services Office to request accommodations.

The instructor is committed to helping each student reach his/her academic potential and to providing every student equal opportunity to participate in and engage with the course.  In keeping with this commitment, effort has been made to develop accessible learning materials that provide equal access.  Please contact the instructor immediately if access to course materials is restricted due to a disability so the issue(s) can be resolved in a timely manner.


Student Support and Administrative Services: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/