Community Health Nursing II

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 4142   Fall 2010

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 108

Days & Times:

Wednesday 2:00-3:50pm



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Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr Martha (Marty) Gibson   
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Course Objectives

The focus of this course is on application of holistic nursing principles in a global community.

Students will be able to apply the nursing process within a global community through clinical experiences, the health fair, journaling, and discussions,

Students will be able to Utilize epidemiological data, health promotion, disease prevention, health planning/teaching, and issues of diversity that will be emphasized at the local, state, national, and global levels in their research and writings, discussions, and clinicals.

Students will be able to discuss and apply the concept of wellness in communities and quality of care through clinical experiences, discussions and journaling.

Students wil be able to synthesize knowledge to develop sustainable wellness programs such as the community health fair.

Students wil be able to analyze the impact of vulnerable populations on health promotion and disease prevention within the community and globally through lectures, films, clinical experiences, and discussions.

Based on research findings students will be able to analyze community needs and global health to identify interventions for wellness programs.

Students will be able to discuss and analyze the role of programs such as coordinated school health in the wellness of a community.

Students will be able to describe the nurse’s role in community preparedness, global health, and bioterrorism


Course Expectations

 

Prerequisites  NURS 3323 Co requisite  NURS 4132, 4052

Credit Hours

Four credit hours to include two (2) lecture hours and eight (8) clinical hours per week. Additional clinical hours will be scheduled to meet the needs of the Program Development portion of the course. Clinical hours will total ninety (90) hours for the semester. Weekly times will change throughout the clinical assignments to meet the needs of the agencies assigned.

Learning Experiences

Lecture, group discussion, assigned and independent readings as well as web-based research with resources, community assignments and discussion on Web CT provide clinical instruction. Students are expected to be self‑directed in the acquisition of basic community health nursing knowledge. Students should arrive to lecture and clinical prepared to participate, having read assignments prior to class.  Students are encouraged to ask questions for clarification purposes at appropriate times during the clinical time.

Clinical Competence will be evaluated through the student’s portfolio, establishment and completion of individual clinical objectives, and interaction with clinical instructor. Participation in clinical will exemplify professional public health nursing. Students must comply with guidelines and contract stipulations at their clinical site. In order to successfully complete the clinical, a clinical evaluation must be completed with the instructor. Two clinical failures will result in a failure for the course. Talk with your clinical faculty for further information.

Professional Image:

Students are to present a professional image at all times.

1        Clean and well-maintained professional or athletic shoes.  Hair clean, neat and trimmed including facial hair for men. Hair is to be worn in a manner that prevents it from falling forward over the patient. Hair must be self contained and unadorned. Clips, pins, ties must be the same color as the hair; no large bows permitted.  Jewelry may include a wedding ring, a watch and one pair of earrings that do not dangle and are no larger than a dime. A single neck chain is allowed.

2        An approved MSU BSN name badge is to be worn at all times.  No cologne or perfume; makeup in moderation.  Nails must be maintained as clean, neat and trimmed short with NO polish.   Artificial nails are not permitted by the health care agencies. 

3        In addition to the requirements found in the BSN Handbook the students will maintain professional dress when not in the BSN uniform. Professional dress does not constitute jeans or casual clothing. The student will wear slacks that are neat and clean. The shirt or blouse or jacket will cover the student while the student is actively participating in clinical. For example, if there is separation between the shirt and slacks it is not acceptable. Shirt/blouse must not fall forward when bending forward. The image you present reflects the university, your profession and yourself. If you are not in compliance with these guidelines you will receive a clinical failure for the day and will be required to make up that clinical.

4        Behaviors that detract from the learning process or disruptive behavior will NOT be tolerated. Professional behavior is expected in class as well as clinical.  There will be no eating in class.  Students are expected to come into class prepared and ready to begin the class promptly at 2:00pm.  No student will be allowed to enter the classroom late.  A 5-minute break will be given during the class.  Late students may enter at that time to receive content material; however no attendance points will be given. In addition, disruptions occurring from students entering or leaving the classroom during class time will not be tolerated. Students should use the 5-minute break time to their advantage rather than disrupting class with their activities.  If there is an emergency that requires you to leave during class, please refrain from re-entering the room until the next break.

5        Students should be prompt to clinical.  In the event of an emergency that might necessitate your tardiness, you are to contact the clinical instructor and agency.  A reassignment of a make-up clinical will be done if deemed more appropriate.

6        Laptops or other PDAs are not needed during this class and/or clinical. Beepers and cellular phones are to be muted during all class sessions and clinical experiences so that others will not be disturbed. You are only allowed to use cell phones during breaks away from the clinical setting or after the clinical experience is over.

7        Incidents of disregarding professional ethics or standards of care may also include but are not limited to the following:

            Nonconforming to the dress code

            Unprofessional/inappropriate language or gestures

            Unprofessional/inappropriate behavior

            Disregarding patient confidentiality

            Patient negligence including leaving the premises early without permission from the preceptor

                         and/or agency and/or letting the clinical instructor know

            Omissions and falsification and/or lying on any of your paperwork

           Studying for exams, HESI, completing other course paperwork, etc. during class and/or clinical.  

Student Responsibilities:

Students are responsible for all policies found in the BSN Handbook. Non-compliance with BSN requirements may lead to clinical and course failure. Students and faculty are expected to read and use the information presented in “Netiquette” and the course “Code of Conduct”.

Required Textbooks/Supplies:

Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (2005).  Foundation of Nursing in the Community (2nded.) St. Louis: Mosby.

American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington DC:  Author.

Midwestern State University BSN Handbook.


Grading Standards

 

EVALUATION:

Theory Grade Required to Pass: There will be 2 written exams and at least 2 quizzes including an optional comprehensive final for anyone that has not met the 74% requirement on the 1st two exams.  The weighted grades from the two written exams (weighted at 50%), the two quizzes (weighted at 5%) and the final exam (if applicable) averaged together must be 74% or above to pass this course:  Weighted Quiz scores + Weighted Exam 1 Grade + Weighted Exam 2 Grade + Weighted Exam Final (if applicable) =74% or above to pass course.

Should the student be absent from an exam, arrangements must be made according to the procedure found in the B.S.N. Student Handbook.  Specifically, he/she must notify the instructor atleast two hours prior to the exam. Failure to comply with this policy may result in a "0" for the exam missed. Any make‑up exam may be different from the original exam and may include multiple choice, essay, short answer, true/false, and/or matching questions.  The exam make-up dates are October15, 2010 and/or December 3, 2010 from 1300 to 1555 in Bridwell 108.

Note:All clinical components of the course must be completed with a grade of pass to complete the course.  Students must make arrangements with the clinical instructor prior to missing a clinical to obtain alternate clinical assignments to satisfy these requirements.

 

 

Clinical Components

Program Development: Attendance, Participation and Assignments

Pass

Fail

Family Adolescent and School Health: Attendance, Participation and Assignments

Pass

Fail

Clinical Agencies-Health for Vulnerable Populations: Attendance,

Participation and Assignments

Pass

Fail

Clinical Portfolios

 

Pass

Fail

Health Fair Participation as designated

Pass

Fail

       

   Clinical Evaluation     Pass/Fail

Note*All clinical components of the course must be completed with a grade of pass to complete the course. 

Grading Scale  

90 ‑ 100. A

80 ‑ 89... B

74 ‑ 79... C

65 ‑ 73... D

64 & Below................... F

Grades will be based on whole number scores. Grades are not rounded.

Course Grading 

     The final course grade will be calculated in the following manner:

Exam 1...................................................................................................................25%

Exam 2 ..................................................................................................................25%

Final Exam.... (will be averaged with Exam #1 and Exam #2 to equal the 50%)

Discussion Boards…………………………………………..………………...10%

Classroom assignments and participation...................................................10%

Online Quizzes………………………………...…………………….. ……..…..5%

Pro MED Project………………………………………………………….……...5%

Program Development Participation/Paperwork…………….……..……..20%

Total:…………………………………..100%                                                                                        

Note: A class participation grade will be considered in the exam and quiz average at the instructor’s discretion.


Submission Format Policy

 

Discussion Boards and ProMED:  Submit on Threads Provided

There are four discussion board exercises and 3 ProMED postings that reflect the learning goals of each module. These are found on the course schedule. The grading rubric for the discussion questions will be applied to each exercise. The ProMED assignment requires a posting by the due date with 1 response that reflects critical thinking and contributes positively to the learning environment of the class.  The assignment requires a heading with the student’s name, the date, the archive number, the city/and or country and the disease/condition discussed. Grades will be adjusted as warranted. Failure to do the discussion boards and/or ProMED will result in a grade of zero for that assignment.

Clinical Components: The student is to bring the required 2 portfolio(s) to each class.

The clinical instructor using the Grading Criteria for the Community Clinical Components will evaluate competence in clinical performance. All components must be completed with a grade of “pass” to complete the course. The student will maintain 2 clinical portfolio(s) that contains all assignments. The Clinical Agency portfolio is blue *.  The School Health Portfolio is yellow *.  The Program Development portfolio is optional, and a suggested color for it would be red *. The faculty will monitor the students progress in class and in clinical through the student’s portfolio. The student prints all assignments as directed and places them in the designated portfolio(s).   These should be completed as soon as possible or on the Wednesday following the previous week’s clinical.  NO assignments will be accepted more than 2 weeks past the clinical date.

Other Assignments: Submit in Assignment Drop Box

Grade Posting:

Faculty may include comments to your grade when submitted on the assignment drop box. Carefully read the comments for further clarification of the grade and required additions or corrections to the assignment. Contact the instructor if you have questions or concerns.

Non-compliance in the expectations of these documents will incur a reduction in your grade.

1        The learner is expected to function as an adult learner in college level study. The learner is to comply with the following assignment guidelines.

2        All assignments will be written in Microsoft word. Assignments that are written in other programs will not be graded unless other arrangements are made with the instructor.

3        Discussion board assignments are posted on the discussion board to the thread indicated.  They will not be graded in any other form unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.

4        All assignments must indicate the student’s name and name of the assignment on each page. Pages are to be numbered. This includes discussion boards.

5        Please communicate through Web CT emails that must begin with the student’s name, and subject

6        Students are to read their course email at leasttwice weekly and to respond to messages within the week.

The faculty is expected to respond to the course email within the week it is sent. Faculty is not expected to respond on weekends. Feedback on assignments can be expected within two weeks of the assignment due date.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

 

Late Work:

Contact the instructor immediately whenever you determine that your work will be late.           

Grade adjustments and penalties will be given as warranted. Late assignments will incur a five-point deduction from the grade for each day the assignment is late, including weekend days. Contact the instructor immediately if circumstances exist that will make your work late.

NO clinical paperwork assignments will be accepted more than 2 weeks past the clinical date.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Course Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classroom experiences that are scheduled.  Students are responsible for notifying their instructor of any absences.  Unless it is an emergency, notification must be prior to the scheduled time of the classroom.  Excessive unexcused absences from either classroom or clinical experiences will result in removal from the course at the discretion of the faculty.

Clinical Attendance

Students are expected to attend all clinical experiences that are scheduled.  Students are responsible for notifying their clinical instructor if they are to be absent from clinicals. Students are also to notify the agency of the absence as well. Unless it is an emergency, notification must be prior to the scheduled clinical experienceAll clinical time missed must be completed to pass the class. This includes schools, agencies and program planning.  Any clinical absences will be made up at the discretion of the faculty member and will be scheduled by the faculty.


Other Policies

 

Failure Policy:

Students must meet all course requirements.  A grade of “F” will be assigned if requirements are not met. Students are expected to pass both clinical and theory components of the course. Failure in either clinical performance or theory components will result in failure of the course.

The faculty reserves the right to recommend to the School of Nursing Chair and College of Health and Human Services Dean withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons, particularly if client care is jeopardized.  In addition, the student must perform within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.  See MSU B.S.N. Student Handbook for additional requirements. If student performance falls below acceptable standards of practice, then the student will not successfully complete the clinical component of the course.

Cheating Policy

The B.S.N. Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it as a serious offense that could result in removal from the program.  Dishonesty on examinations, falsifying any paperwork, using other student’s work and plagiarism defines cheating.  Plagiarism is further defined as "the act of using source materials of other persons (either published or unpublished) without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual's to whom credit is given.” (MSU Student Handbook, Standards of conduct, Item 10.) Offending material that may constitute plagiarism includes, but is not limited to bibliography cards, formal papers, book reports, written nursing care plans, etc. For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken please refer to the policy statement in the B.S.N. Student Handbook.

Plagiarism Statement

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” to 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 for educational purposes. 

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED

“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.”

 

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

 

Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

 

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own work, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

 

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate

 

Academic Support and Advising:

The student is required to review the resources found on the Academic Support home page http://academics.mwsu.edu/supportcenter/. Further information may located by contacting the offices of each department found listed on this page.

 

The student is required to effectively utilize the resources found at Moffitt library on campus. You are expected to tour the library after the course orientation and locate the resource librarian assign to nursing. Distance policies for library usage are to be located by asking at the resource desk. Review the library home page http://library.mwsu.edu/ for further information.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act

Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities.  MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements.  For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515.

 

It is the student's responsibility to declare any disabilities.  After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.