Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
I: 16, 17
I: 1-3, 6, 7
II: 4, 5, 6
II: 7, 8, 10
VII: 1-3, 5
I: 18, 19, 23
VII: 4, 6
IV: 3, 7, 8
OVERVIEW OF ASSIGNMENTS
A. Group Presentation - Cultural Beliefs and Practices
Students will select from a pool of 5 cultures often encountered in the southwest United States, including Native American, Rural, Urban, Hispanic, and Military. The students will prepare an informational document utilizing Power point and clinically useful informational handouts on the culture, to include at least 5 bibliographic citations in APA format. Examples from the culture including dress, food, music, beverage, pictures, etc. are effective ways to help us experience the culture. The group will email the presentation to the class regarding the culture, including:
B. Poster Presentation - Health Promotion Intervention
The student will research one health promotion/disease prevention strategy for the family. The focus must be on primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention of a disease, condition, or injury. This information is to be presented by uploading their poster to the specified discussion area in the course discussion section. The poster must focus on health promotion/disease prevention strategies and application to advanced practice as an FNP. This will be a poster presentation of the information contained in the formal paper (see below).
An informational document including references in APA format is to be distributed to class members. The reference list must include a minimum of 5 professional, evidence-based references.
The student will select a family with a health promotion/disease prevention need. The family should not be the student’s family. The student will write a paper that identifies the need and uses a theoretical framework for family assessment and intervention. The paper should be no more than 10 pages, excluding title and reference pages.
D. Online Discussion
Each student is responsible to respond to the discussion topics posted by faculty on the Blackboard discussion board. The purpose of this discussion is to take the place of classroom discussion. Each student should lead a discussion on the topic, posing challenging questions that would further or refute your position or seek solutions. These are collegial, peer review type discussions, providing evidence of both depth and breadth of the issue. Grading is based on the discussion you lead, as well as your contribution to two (2) other students’ discussions. You should post your discussion 4-6 days prior to the due date to allow time for discussion to occur. Discussion due dates are listed in the schedule. Each discussion topic is worth 25 points.
A personal computer
American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (LATEST edition.). American Psychological Association.
Friedman, M.M., Bowden, V.R., & Jones, E. (2002). Family Nursing: Research, Theory,
and Practice (5th ed.). Appleton & Lange.
Purnell, L.D. (2009). Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care (2nd ed.). F.A. Davis ISBN: 0803620640
Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (2005). Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family
Assessment and Intervention (4th ed.). F.A. Davis.
65 and below
The grade for the class will be based upon the following criteria:
% of Total Grade
Presentation: Cultural Beliefs Presentation & Handout
Paper: Theoretical Framework for Advanced Practice with Families
Poster Presentation: Theory-Based, Family-Focused Health Promotion Intervention & Handout
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Select assignments will be submitted via Dropbox (D2L). Other assignments may be submitted via email and posted discussion threads.
Papers, presentations, and other assigned work must be submitted on time. Failure of a student to submit work at the designated time will result in a grade of zero unless prior arrangements have been made in writing. In the event of an extenuating circumstance (illness of the student or in the student’s immediate family; birth or adoption of a child; death in the family; other unforeseen circumstance) the student and professor can negotiate a later submission date and opportunity for full points to be earned. In other circumstances the student and professor will negotiate a reduction in available points to be earned. The usual rule in this case will be a loss of 3 points per day (including weekends).
Student Responsibilities and Class Requirements
Students are accountable for policies regarding graduate nursing programs and completion of requirements for all graduate students as stated in the MSU Graduate Catalog and MSN Student Handbook.
Students are responsible for making appointments with faculty with concerns about class assignments.
All students are expected to pursue their scholastic careers with honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test or other course work, plagiarism (offering the work of another as one’s own), and the unauthorized collaboration with another person. Students found guilty of dishonesty in their scholastic pursuits are subject to penalties that may include suspension or expulsion from the University.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include, but shall not be limited to, the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.