NURS 4227-001 Population Focused Health: Clinical Application
Welcome to Population Focused Health-Clinical Applications!
Clinical will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. The students assigned to Wednesday clinical will meet with their clinical faculty instructors that morning beginning at 9am on campus. The room number assigned to your clinical group will be posted on BB Learn.
The students assigned to Monday clinical will meet with their clinical faculty instructor on campus at 9am on Monday, September 10, 2012. The room number assigned to your clinical group will be posted on BB Learn.
In prepartion for that first day, be sure to have reviewed the online lecture on Community as Partner that is posted on BB Learn in Population Focused Health-Theoretical Applications. Other assigned tasks will be assigned by your clinical faculty.
I am available by email (email@example.com) or cell phone (210-289-7623). I respond to my emails within 24 hours. I will respond to text messages, however by sure to include your name in the text.
FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION
Adelita G.Cantu, PhD, RN
210-289-7623(Cell-call or text!)
Office Hours by Appointment Only
This course provides clinical experience for application of population focused health promotion, and disease and injury prevention based on determinants of local, national and global health including lifestyle, environmental, cultural and genetic factors.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
2 semester hours (2 hours clinical)
Completion of Population Focused Health: Theoretical Foundations
- Integrate information and communication technologies into the process of providing care for groups and populations. (Essential IV)
- Adapt approaches to providing nursing care to groups and populations related to their cultural differences, genomics, spirituality, knowledge level, and preferred language. (Essential VI, VII, IX)
- Conduct comprehensive community assessments which incorporate knowledge about genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risk factors. (Essential VII)
- Collaborate and communicate with local, national, international communities to attach meaning to collected quantitative and qualitative data. (Essential VI, VII, VIII, IX)
- Participate in interprofessional community service-learning projects. (Essential I, VI, IX)
- Develop mechanisms to monitor and evaluate community health programs for their effectiveness and quality. (Essential II, III)
- Apply ethical principles to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information. (Essential IV)
- Apply evidence from research and other credible information sources as a basis for nursing practice with populations. (Essential III)
- Compare a variety of local, national, and international models of population focused care in order to highlight nursing's role in the delivery of care to diverse groups and populations. (Essential IX)
- Demonstrate professional nursing skills, knowledge, and attitudes in all interprofessional and client interactions. (Essential VIII, IX)
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES
Your clinical grade is pass/fail. There are a number of projects that will be required to successfully pass clinical. All projects will be done in groups and they include a windshield survey, data collection, key informant interviews and health and social services report. In addition, a weekly clinical evaluation will be due at the end of each clinical day. Your clinical instructor will further explain these projects and the grading rubric for each is posted on BB Lean.
CELL PHONE POLICY
- Respect for classroom and clinical communication processes are necessary for teaching and learning.
- Silence mobile devices / cell phones in classrooms and clinical settings.
- Remove Bluetooth devices prior to entering the classroom and when in ANY clinical setting.
- Failure to do so can / will / may (depending on the faculty) either affect your class participation, clinical or final course grade.
Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.
- If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
- Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
- The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
- If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
- Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
- Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.
Effective Fall 2010, the APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs.
Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.
Any student seeking ADA Accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act should contact the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A Request for Accommodations (Form 100) must be completed. These forms are available in the Office for Students Room: NS 1.106.
REQUIRED TEXT / REFERENCE
Anderson, E. & McFarlane, J. (2011). Community as partner: Theory and practice in nursing. (6th Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Stanhope, M, & Lancaster, J. (2011). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the community. (8th Ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.
Each clinical instructor will discuss your assigned clinical locations and activities with you.
CALENDAR - 1st Day Only
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Please refer to First Day Announcements
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