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WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
HAWAII CAMPUS
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
SYLLABUS
1. Mission Statement: Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging,
learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and
humankind.
2. Course: HLAD 4339 – H101: Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Health Care
3. Term: Spring 2015
4. Instructor: Katherine Van Meerten
5. Office Phone Number and WBU Email Address: 808-387-0067/[email protected]
6. Office Hours, Building, and Location: Before and after class, Hawaii campus
7. Class Meeting Time and Location: 5:30-9:30 Mililani campus. Because this is a hybrid class, 2 sessions will be
conducted online.
8. Catalog Description: Review of applicable state and federal laws pertaining to licensure and standards of
participation for skilled and intermediate care facilities, business laws pertaining to long-term care administration.
9. Prerequisites: None
10. Required Textbook and Resources:
BOOK
Nursing Home
Federal Regulations
AUTHOR
Allen
ED
YEAR PUBLISHER
8th 2014
Springer
ISBN#
UPDATED
9780826171245
8/26/14
11. Optional Materials:
12. Course Outcome Competencies: Specific requirements of the course including the criteria utilized to assess
student achievement of outcome competencies, and the weight of each. A variety of means to evaluate student
performance should be used and grading criteria should conform with the grading system contained in the latest WBU
Academic Catalog.
13. Attendance Requirements:
14. Disability Statement: “In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the policy
of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the
university. The Coordinator of Counseling Services serves as the coordinator of students with a disability and
should be contacted concerning accommodation requests at (806) 291- 3765. Documentation of a disability must
accompany any request for accommodations.”
15. Course Requirements and Grading Criteria:
Students shall have protection through orderly procedures against prejudices or capricious academic
evaluation. A student who believes that he or she has not been held to realistic academic standards,
just evaluation procedures, or appropriate grading, may appeal the final grade given in the course by
using the student grade appeal process described in the Academic Catalog. Appeals may not be made
for advanced placement examinations or course bypass examinations. Appeals are limited to the final
course grade, which may be upheld, raised, or lowered at any stage of the appeal process. Any
recommendation to lower a course grade must be submitted through the Executive Vice
President/Provost to the Faculty Assembly Grade Appeals Committee for review and approval. The
Faculty Assembly Grade Appeals Committee may instruct that the course grade be upheld, raised, or
lowered to a more proper evaluation.
Grading Criteria:
Positive Participation in Class
Homework
Paper
Midterm
Final
20%
20%
20%
20%
20%
Students are expected to complete all aspects of the course. If the midterm, paper or final are not
completed, the student will not receive credit for the course regardless of well you did in other areas.
Grading Scale:
100-90
89-80
79-70
69-60
Below 60
A
B
C
D
F
16. Tentative Schedule: (Calendar, Topics, Assignments):
Feb 25
Introductions
Syllabus review
Pages 5-65
Homework: Article Presentations
Mar 4
Article Presentations
Pages 65-130
Homework: Article
Mar 11
Article Presentations
Pages 130-195
Pastor Wayne Clip: 5%
Discussion: There is no such thing as 50%/50%. In our many roles as
Christians, healthcare administrators, mentors and leaders, we should
always strive to be 100% in everything we do… 100% Christian, 100%
leader, 100% Mentor, 100% Healthcare Administrator! As a Healthcare
Administrators, following federal regulations and the delivery of quality
patient care will not be your only focus. It is imperative that we also pay close
attention the morale and needs of the people we lead. We will discuss the 5
pillars of wellness (Emotional, physical, spiritual, social and family), human
intelligence, “emotional hijacking” and how it affects the people we lead.
How do we as leaders ensure that we support our staff in meeting these
needs? Do we remember to make time to meet our own needs? How are
people affected when one of their pillars collapse due to the high demands
and emotional stress of working in a healthcare setting? What differences
can we make in our leadership role to improve morale and well-being of the
people we lead?
Mar 18
SPRING BREAK!
Homework: Remember Pastor Wayne’s message? Basically 80% of what
you can do, anyone can do. 15% of what you do, anyone with the same skill
can do. However, only 5% of what you do, only you can do! Only you can be
a husband or wife to your spouse. Only you can be a parent to your child.
Only you can grow spiritually. In the end, only that 5% is what you will be
accountable for. There are 5 words that can destroy your future…
”I.don’t.have.the.time.”
This week, make a list of your 5% you want to focus on and invest time to
nurture at least one pillar.
Find an article on how nurturing one of the pillars affects well-being. Be
ready to discuss what you chose to focus on in class the following week. We
will discuss how making time for our 5% relates to how we function as
leaders and mentors and how our pillars of well-being affect the way we
react to situations.
Mar 25
Pages 195-260
Homework assignment
Midterm exam review
Discuss paper topics
April 1
Midterm
Pages 260-325
April 8
Pages 325-391
Homework assignment: Article
April 15
Pages 391-462
Homework assignment: Article
April 22
Blackboard: Paper drafts are due
Pages 462-531
April 29
Substitute Teacher (professor working out of country- no access)
Movie/Discussion: Patch Adams
May 6
Blackboard: Final review presentation
May 13
Final Exam
Final papers are due
17. Additional information as desired by the faculty member.
Class Participation: Class participation is a very important part of education. This class requires active
class participation. Many classes begin with a basic question that appears clear-cut, and the class
participation is what helps add to the complexity that is critical for solving problems and understanding
processes. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in class. Please be sure to ask if you have
questions or concerns during this course. Remember that, while you are a student, you are also teaching
the class that which your education and experiences have taught you.
Other Important Information:
1. Homework is due at the beginning of each class.
2. Late homework will result in a lower grade.
3. Written work is graded on the basis of content first, but also on the quality of grammar and
punctuation.
4. All written assignments should be 12-point type, double-spaced, and using APA Manuscript
Writing Style.
5. Questions concerning grades received should be resolved within one week after the
assignment has been returned.
6. Unless noted as a group assignment, all work should be original work of the individual
student.
7. Academic honesty is expected of all students. Plagiarism, cheating, and other acts that lack
academic honesty may result in a zero on the particular assignment.
8. Students will need to use the Internet to access some assignments.
9. Cell phones and pagers must be placed on vibrate or silent mode. Please, NO TEXTING in
class. If you need to text someone, please take it outside.
10. Presentations of papers must be done on the assigned date with the class to receive credit.
11. Exams may be made up, but there is a 20-point penalty for each day it is late.
12. Always contact the professor if you need assistance.
Article Presentations: In order to better understand and participate in the stages of the study of Regulatory
Aspects of Long-Term Health Care, students will be required to bring examples of relevant topics to class. The
format for the articles will be described in class, and when presented they will be graded based upon quality
and relevance to the topic being discussed. Students will be expected to present articles using a power point
presentation and teach the class what they learned. They will be graded based upon the amount of class
discussion that ensues when the summary is presented. Length of the individual presentations will be
discussed when each assignment is made.
Term Paper: Students will complete one research paper for this class. The paper should be a minimum
of 5 pages of content, excluding coversheet, abstract and references, and should utilize at least ten
primary references of high quality. Students will orally present a summary of this paper to the class.
Papers must utilize APA format. Topics for papers must also be pre-approved by the professor.
STATEMENTS:
Course Format: This course will be taught in a hybrid format, with the majority (over 70%) of the
contact hours occurring in class. There will also be Blackboard assignments and other activities outside
the classroom.
“This class will adhere to zero tolerance for using someone else’s work as your own.”
“Students are responsible for reading, understanding, obeying, and respecting all academic policies, with
added emphasis being placed upon academic progress policies, appearing in the Wayland Baptist
University Academic Catalog applicable to their curriculum and/or program of study.”
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