Service Learning 2

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 4852  Spring 2014

Location: Online

Classroom Number: NA

Days & Times:

Service Learning 2 is a self-paced community service course for nursing students enrolled in the third semester of the Accelerated Second Career Program.  

This is an off-campus course which involves 90 on-site volunteer hours at community agencies/organizations.

The course is managed using Desire2Learn (D2L) course management system as follows:

Desire2Learn (D2L) is required for this course and is the preferred site for all communications between the course coordinator and students.  If, for any reason, access to D2L is a problem, please notify MSU Distance Education at http://distance.mwsu.edu/distance/OPRS/OPRS.asp, or feel free to contact the course coordinator by campus email at maryjo.distel@mwsu.edu.

 



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Service-learning guide and journal: Higher educat
Toool for diocumenting community service hours
  ISBN: 9780974450438

MSU Faculty Member
Mary  Jo Distel   
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Course Objectives

Course Description:

Service Learning 2 is a self-paced community service course for nursing students enrolled the third semester of the Accelerated Second Career Program.  SL2 is the second of a two-course series designed to reinforce concepts taught in nursing courses.  Emphasis is on using the nursing process as a framework for assessment of families, groups, and communities as clients; and developing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate plans of care.

 

Placement:     Third semester of the Accelerated Second Career Program

 

 

Course Objectives:

AACN Essentials: For further information regarding the AACN Essentials identified for each course objective, refer to http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/baccessentials08.pdf

 

DEC Competencies: In the DEC Competencies below the following designations apply: I: Provider of Patient Centered Care, ii: Coordinator of Care, III: Patient Safety Advocate and IV: Member of the Health Care Team. For further information regarding the competencies indentified in each course, refer to http://www.bon.texas.gov/about/pdfs/delc-2010.pdf

 

Objectives

AACN Essentials

DEC Competencies

1. Describe the skills necessary for identifying and addressing health needs of the client in a community service organization.

I

II

V

VII

I: A,B,C

II: A,B,E,G

III: BC

2. Demonstrate therapeutic communication techniques when interacting with clients and other members of the health care team/community service organization.

VI

I: A,B,C

IV: A

 

 

 

 

3. Utilize the nursing process to establish nursing diagnoses relevant to the physical, cultural, and social needs of the client in a community service organization

VI

VII

 

I: A,B,C

II: A,B,E,G

III: B,C

4. Develop, implement, and evaluate appropriate plans of care.

VI,VII

II: E,G

III: B,C

5. Demonstrate patient teaching for health promotion and disease prevention in a community service setting.

 

VI

VII

I: A,B,C

II: E,F,G

III: B

6. Utilize legal and ethical concepts to provide safe and effective care of the client in community service setting.

IV

VI

VIII

II: E

III: B

7. Describe the role of nurse as patient and community advocate.

I, VII, VIII

II: E,F,G

IV: B,C D

 

Course Expectations

(Please note:  This is the official course syllabus for student use this semester; therefore, students enrolled in this course will be held accountable for contents which follow.)

 

Pre-requisites:            NURS 3853:  Concepts in Caring for the Adult Client;  NURS 3863:  Concepts in Caring for the Pediatric Client; NURS 3873:  Concepts in Mental Health Care;  NURS 3503:  Nursing Research; NURS 4123:  Data Analysis

 

Co-requisites:             NURS 4803:  Concepts in Caring for the Acutely Ill Client; NURS 4813:  Concepts in Leadership in Nursing; NURS 4823:  Concepts in Community Health; NURS 4833:  Concepts in Caring for the Childbearing Family; NURS 4842:  Concepts in Clinical Reasoning and Judgment

 

Credit hours:             Two (2) credit hours, (0-6)

 

Course Description:

Service Learning 2 is a self-paced community service course for nursing students enrolled the third semester of the Accelerated Second Career Program.  SL2 is the second of a two-course series designed to reinforce concepts taught in nursing courses.  Emphasis is on using the nursing process as a framework for assessment of families, groups, and communities as clients; and developing, implementing, and evaluating appropriate plans of care.

 

Placement:     Third semester of the Accelerated Second Career Program

 

Course Content:

Participation in 90 hours of Service Learning Activities

Examples of Service Learning Organizations/Agencies

  • United Way
  • YMCA
  • Girls/Boys Club
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Head Start
  • Homeless shelters
  • Area food banks
  • Salvation Army
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospice centers
  • Health Department (various programs)
  • Pregnancy help agencies
  • The Kitchen/Meals on Wheels
  • Other organizations per faculty approval

Community Health Fair

Great Day of Service (spring semester)

 

Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Methods:

 

1.         Students will develop a sense of self-understanding. (Assessment method:  90% of the students will complete the Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool of Caffrey Cultural Competence.)

 

2.         Students will develop, implement, and evaluate a community health fair.  (90% of the students will successfully complete the community health fair competence.)

 

Required Texts

Schoenfeld, R. M. (2004).  Service-learning guide and journal:  Higher education edition. Seattle, WA:  Guide and Journal Publications. (ISBN 9780974450438)

 Midwestern State University BSN Handbook found at: http://www.mwsu.edu/Assets/documents/academics/hs2/nursing/pdf/BSN-handbook.pdf

 Recommended/optional texts or reference books

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual (6th ed.). OR  http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx  (on-line tutorial)

Nursing texts from pre-requisite/co-requisite nursing courses

Nursing reference books from pre-requisite/co-requisite courses


Grading Standards

Evaluation

Grading Scale

 

90 - 100.......................................................................................................................................... A

80 - 89............................................................................................................................................ B

74 - 79............................................................................................................................................ C

65 - 73............................................................................................................................................ D

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

 

 

Evaluation Methods for NURS 4852

 

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

 

Community Health Fair Assignment…………………………...……………………………50%

Completion of 90 hours of Self-Scheduled Community Service Volunteering.…….………25%

Self-Reflection in Journal Entries at least weekly …………………….…………...…..……25%

Cultural Competence Tool and Assignment…….……………………………………....…..Pass

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

 

Grading Criteria

 

Community Health Fair Assignment (50% of total course grade)

 

Students will actively participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Spring 2014 Community Health Fair scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014 at 0900-1300 hours in the MSU Coliseum.

 

This assignment will be done by completing the following steps and timeframes using the Community Health Fair packet (attached to the end of this course syllabus) as a guide:

 

Step 1:  Assessment of Community Needs & Resources / Goals & Objectives)

              (planning step 1 must be completed NLT Friday, January 24, 2014; worth 30 points)  

Step 2:  Planning / Implementation of the Community Health Fair Project

             (planning step 2 must be completed NLT Friday, February 14, 2014; worth 25 points)

Step 3:  Marketing / Evaluation / Dress Rehearsal

             (planning step 3 must be completed by Wednesday, March 5, 2014; worth 15 points)

Step 4:  Setting up for event- Thursday, March 6 @ 3 PM & Friday, March 7 @ 8 AM

Step 5:  Community Health Fair, March 7, 2013 @ 0900-1300 hours

            (Implementation of plan; worth 25 points)

Step 6:  Group Evaluation

             (must be completed by Friday, March 14, 2014; worth 5 points)

 

This assignment is worth a total of 100 points.  Each step of this assignment (planning, implementation, and evaluation) will be graded using the Community Health Fair grading rubrics posted on D2L.

Community Service Volunteering  (25% of total course grade)

 

Students must complete a total of 90 clock hours of volunteering with community organizations/agencies in order to successfully complete this course.  All 90 hours may be done in a single agency or time may be divided between multiple agencies/organizations. 

 

Students will contact organizations/agencies in which they wish to volunteer, and will self schedule days/timeframes with that agency.  After making initial contact, students will complete a Collaborative Learning Contract which will be signed/dated by the student and the volunteer coordinator/agency point of contact. The signed contracts will be returned to course faculty for filing.

 

Students will complete the Service Learning Time Line Record at the close of each service learning experience and will have the entry signed by an agency/organization representative.  The Time Line Record will be turned in to the course faculty member by 1700 hours on the last day of classes, Friday, May 2, 2014.

 

Satisfactory completion of this requirement will earn the student the grade of 100%.  Failure to complete this course requirement will earn the student automatic course failure.

 

Self-Reflection Journaling (25% of course grade)

 

Students will “journal” about each service learning experience they participate in by posting an entry on the course D2L discussion board for faculty review/replies.  Journal entries will be posted after every session (or at least weekly) and should reflect activities the student performed, interactions the student had with clients/families/communities and personnel, ways the experience helped the student gain inner satisfaction from doing something meaningful for others, and how the experience helped prepare the student for civic engagement and personal/professional development.

 

Documentation of this self-reflection, through journaling, is required for successful completion in this course.  If this journaling is completed at least weekly, the student will earn 100% for this course requirement.  If this course requirement is not done as instructed, the student will earn a zero for 25% of course grade.

 

Cultural Competence Tool and Self-Reflection Paper (must complete this tool and paper to satisfactorily “pass” this component of the course)

 

After completing 90 hours of volunteer services this semester, students will complete a copy of a cultural competence tool provided by the Wilson SON.  After completing this tool, students will self reflect on their responses and type up a two-to-three page paper summarizing how their volunteer experiences helped them develop/groom cultural competence in preparation for nursing practice.

 

This paper will be typed in APA format, doubled spaced, and will be submitted to faculty by posting it in the course D2L Drop Box (in the folder titled “Cultural Competence Assignment”) by  midnight on Friday, May 2, 2014.  This assignment will be reviewed and evaluated as pass/fail.

 


Submission Format Policy

All submissions will be loaded on the course Desire2Learn (D2L) site as follows:

Community Health Fair Assignment (50% of total course grade)

 

Students will actively participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Spring 2014 Community Health Fair scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014 at 0900-1300 hours in the MSU Coliseum.

 

This assignment will be done by completing the following steps and timeframes using the Community Health Fair packet (attached to the end of this course syllabus) as a guide:

 

Step 1:  Assessment of Community Needs & Resources / Goals & Objectives)

              (planning step 1 must be completed NLT Friday, January 24, 2014; worth 30 points)  

Step 2:  Planning / Implementation of the Community Health Fair Project

             (planning step 2 must be completed NLT Friday, February 14, 2014; worth 25 points)

Step 3:  Marketing / Evaluation / Dress Rehearsal

             (planning step 3 must be completed by Wednesday, March 5, 2014; worth 15 points)

Step 4:  Setting up for event- Thursday, March 6 @ 3 PM & Friday, March 7 @ 8 AM

Step 5:  Community Health Fair, March 7, 2013 @ 0900-1300 hours

            (Implementation of plan; worth 25 points)

Step 6:  Group Evaluation

             (must be completed by Friday, March 14, 2014; worth 5 points)

 

This assignment is worth a total of 100 points.  Each step of this assignment (planning, implementation, and evaluation) will be graded using the Community Health Fair grading rubrics posted on D2L.

Community Service Volunteering  (25% of total course grade)

 

Students must complete a total of 90 clock hours of volunteering with community organizations/agencies in order to successfully complete this course.  All 90 hours may be done in a single agency or time may be divided between multiple agencies/organizations. 

 

Students will contact organizations/agencies in which they wish to volunteer, and will self schedule days/timeframes with that agency.  After making initial contact, students will complete a Collaborative Learning Contract which will be signed/dated by the student and the volunteer coordinator/agency point of contact. The signed contracts will be returned to course faculty for filing.

 

Students will complete the Service Learning Time Line Record at the close of each service learning experience and will have the entry signed by an agency/organization representative.  The Time Line Record will be turned in to the course faculty member by 1700 hours on the last day of classes, Friday, May 2, 2014.

 

Satisfactory completion of this requirement will earn the student the grade of 100%.  Failure to complete this course requirement will earn the student automatic course failure.

 

Self-Reflection Journaling (25% of course grade)

 

Students will “journal” about each service learning experience they participate in by posting an entry on the course D2L discussion board for faculty review/replies.  Journal entries will be posted after every session (or at least weekly) and should reflect activities the student performed, interactions the student had with clients/families/communities and personnel, ways the experience helped the student gain inner satisfaction from doing something meaningful for others, and how the experience helped prepare the student for civic engagement and personal/professional development.

 

Documentation of this self-reflection, through journaling, is required for successful completion in this course.  If this journaling is completed at least weekly, the student will earn 100% for this course requirement.  If this course requirement is not done as instructed, the student will earn a zero for 25% of course grade.

 

Cultural Competence Tool and Self-Reflection Paper (must complete this tool and paper to satisfactorily “pass” this component of the course)

 

After completing 90 hours of volunteer services this semester, students will complete a copy of a cultural competence tool provided by the Wilson SON.  After completing this tool, students will self reflect on their responses and type up a two-to-three page paper summarizing how their volunteer experiences helped them develop/groom cultural competence in preparation for nursing practice.

 

This paper will be typed in APA format, doubled spaced, and will be submitted to faculty by posting it in the course D2L Drop Box (in the folder titled “Cultural Competence Assignment”) by  midnight on Friday, May 2, 2014.  This assignment will be reviewed and evaluated as pass/fail.

 



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 submissions will be accepted, but a total of five points will be deducted from the student's grade for each day they are submitted late.


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.

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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

Not applicable.  No classroom hours required.  This is a self-paced community service course.


Other Policies

Community Health Fair Assignment (50% of total course grade)

 

Students will actively participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Spring 2014 Community Health Fair scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014 at 0900-1300 hours in the MSU Coliseum.

 

This assignment will be done by completing the following steps and timeframes using the Community Health Fair packet (attached to the end of this course syllabus) as a guide:

 

Step 1:  Assessment of Community Needs & Resources / Goals & Objectives)

              (planning step 1 must be completed NLT Friday, January 24, 2014; worth 30 points)  

Step 2:  Planning / Implementation of the Community Health Fair Project

             (planning step 2 must be completed NLT Friday, February 14, 2014; worth 25 points)

Step 3:  Marketing / Evaluation / Dress Rehearsal

             (planning step 3 must be completed by Wednesday, March 5, 2014; worth 15 points)

Step 4:  Setting up for event- Thursday, March 6 @ 3 PM & Friday, March 7 @ 8 AM

Step 5:  Community Health Fair, March 7, 2013 @ 0900-1300 hours

            (Implementation of plan; worth 25 points)

Step 6:  Group Evaluation

             (must be completed by Friday, March 14, 2014; worth 5 points)

 

This assignment is worth a total of 100 points.  Each step of this assignment (planning, implementation, and evaluation) will be graded using the Community Health Fair grading rubrics posted on D2L.

Community Service Volunteering  (25% of total course grade)

 

Students must complete a total of 90 clock hours of volunteering with community organizations/agencies in order to successfully complete this course.  All 90 hours may be done in a single agency or time may be divided between multiple agencies/organizations. 

 

Students will contact organizations/agencies in which they wish to volunteer, and will self schedule days/timeframes with that agency.  After making initial contact, students will complete a Collaborative Learning Contract which will be signed/dated by the student and the volunteer coordinator/agency point of contact. The signed contracts will be returned to course faculty for filing.

 

Students will complete the Service Learning Time Line Record at the close of each service learning experience and will have the entry signed by an agency/organization representative.  The Time Line Record will be turned in to the course faculty member by 1700 hours on the last day of classes, Friday, May 2, 2014.

 

Satisfactory completion of this requirement will earn the student the grade of 100%.  Failure to complete this course requirement will earn the student automatic course failure.

 

Self-Reflection Journaling (25% of course grade)

 

Students will “journal” about each service learning experience they participate in by posting an entry on the course D2L discussion board for faculty review/replies.  Journal entries will be posted after every session (or at least weekly) and should reflect activities the student performed, interactions the student had with clients/families/communities and personnel, ways the experience helped the student gain inner satisfaction from doing something meaningful for others, and how the experience helped prepare the student for civic engagement and personal/professional development.

 

Documentation of this self-reflection, through journaling, is required for successful completion in this course.  If this journaling is completed at least weekly, the student will earn 100% for this course requirement.  If this course requirement is not done as instructed, the student will earn a zero for 25% of course grade.

 

Cultural Competence Tool and Self-Reflection Paper (must complete this tool and paper to satisfactorily “pass” this component of the course)

 

After completing 90 hours of volunteer services this semester, students will complete a copy of a cultural competence tool provided by the Wilson SON.  After completing this tool, students will self reflect on their responses and type up a two-to-three page paper summarizing how their volunteer experiences helped them develop/groom cultural competence in preparation for nursing practice.

 

This paper will be typed in APA format, doubled spaced, and will be submitted to faculty by posting it in the course D2L Drop Box (in the folder titled “Cultural Competence Assignment”) by  midnight on Friday, May 2, 2014.  This assignment will be reviewed and evaluated as pass/fail.

 


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