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Concepts in Community Health

Course Details

Course Number
4823
Semester
Spring 2015
Location
Dillard College of Business Administration
Classroom Number
329
Days & Times

Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Professor
Dr. Betty Carlson Bowles PhD, MSN, RNC, IBCLC (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

 

 

NURS 4823 Concepts in Community Health Spring 2015

Tuesdays,  Dillard 329, 1:00-3:50 pm

 

Course Faculty

 

Betty Bowles, PhD, RNC-OB                 betty.bowles@mwsu.edu                           397-4048

 

Pre-requisites:                  Concepts in caring for the adult client; Concepts in caring for the pediatric client; Concepts in mental health care; Evidence-based nursing care; Data-analysis

 

Co-requisites:                   Concepts in caring for the acutely ill client; Concepts in Leadership in nursing; Concepts in caring for the child-bearing family; Concepts in clinical reasoning and judgment

 

This is the official syllabus for this course. The faculty reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus at any time.

 

Course Description         

 

The focus of this is on application of holistic nursing principles in the community. The emphasis  is on the nurse in the community, putting prevention into practice and the promotion of wellness. Assessment and planning care to families, groups, and communities and application of the nursing process will be explored. Utilization of epidemiological data, local, state and national resources for community health, health promotion, disease prevention, health planning/teaching, cultural awareness and issues of diversity will be emphasized at the local, state, national, and global levels.

 

Credit hours                      Three lecture hours (3-0)

 

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 Competenices 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 furher information regarding the competenices indentified in each course, refer to  http://www.bon.texas.gov/about/pdfs/delc-2010.pdf

 

Course Objectives

AACN Essentials

DEC Competencies

1. Discuss the development of community health practice and community health nursing from a conceptual and historical perspective.

I,VII

IB,IC IIB,IIE

2. Discuss the concept of wellness in communities and quality of care.

IV,V,VI,VII

1A,ID IID,IIE, IVA,IVD

3. Apply the concepts of health promotion and disease prevention in the planning of care for individuals and families in the global community.

IV,VII,VIII,IX

IID,IIE,IIG IIIA,IIIC

4. Synthesize knowledge to plan sustainable wellness programs.

V,VI

IIE,IIF,IIG IVA,IVD,IVE

5. Examine the impact of cultural diversity on health promotion and disease prevention within the global community

VII

IB,IC IIE,IIG

6. Analyze the impact of vulnerable populations on health promotion and disease prevention within the global community.

VIII

IIG IIIA

7. Analyze community needs based on research findings to identify interventions for wellness programs.

II,III

IIA,IIB,IIF,IIG,IIH, IVB,IVC,IVD

8. Identify community resources for health promotion and disease prevention based on current research.

III,V

IIA,IIB,IIG,IIH IVB,IVC,IVD

9. Analyze the role of programs such as coordinated school health in the wellness of a community.

VII

IIE IIIE

10. Identify community health resources to meet the needs of individuals and families within the community.

I,II,V,VI,IX

IB,IC IIB,IIC

IIIB,IIIC,IIID IVA,IVD,IVE

11. Describe the nurse’s role in community preparedness global health and bioterrorism

II,

IC IIB

12. Demonstrate understanding of epidemiological principles in health promotion and disease prevention.

II,VII

IC,ID IIB,IIE,IIG IIIB,IIIC,IIID

 

Learning Experiences

 

Students are expected to be self-directed in the acquisition of basic nursing knowledge. Learning activities available to students include:

 

1.   Classroom activities : Information relevant  to each unit of study will be presented in class either by the instructor or by guest lecturers. Students should come to class promptly prepared to participate.

 

2.   Readings Readings from the textbook are essential for each unit of study.

 

3.   Risk Assessment / Behavior Change Project:  This project will assess personal health risks and initiate a behavior change to reduce a risk.

 

4.   Field Trip:   A field trip to tour Hospice is included in the learning experiences.

 

5.   Photonovella:  Group presentation of a public health issue  OR a vulnerable population.

 

6.   Desire 2 Learn (D2L) supplement is available for announcements (News), course materials, e-mail, and grade book. Students are expected to check D2L daily for course announcements.

 

7.   Evolve Website: Evolve is available for practice tests and study materials.  http://evolve.elsevier.com

 

8.  Midwestern State University BSN Handbook found at:  http://hs2.mwsu.edu/nursing/pdf/BSN-handbook.pdf

 

Required Text

 

Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (2014). Foundations of Nursing in the Community (4th ed). St Louis: Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-323-10094-6

 

 

 

Evaluation

 

Attendance and Participation

          Students are encouraged to attend all lectures. Students may be dropped from the course for         

     excessive absences per University policy.  Class attendance and participation count  5% of the                   course grade.

 

Risk Assessment / Behavior Change Project

This project has required assignments in planning, implementing and evaluating a behavior change to reduce health risk.  This semester-long assignment is worth 15% of the course grade.

 

Photonovella

This 10 minute group presentation is worth 5% of your course grade.

 

Course Exams:

There will be three (3) unit exams each comprising 25% of the course grade. The exam average must be at least 75% for the student to pass the course, regardless of the grades on the other course requirements.

 

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, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the course coordinator at least two hours prior to the exam.  Failure to comply with this policy will 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.

 

Students scoring less than 74% on any exam must make an appointment with the instructor for exam review / remediation strategies at least one week prior to the next scheduled exam.  Students failing to comply with this requirement will not be permitted to take the next exam but must take a make-up exam at the discretion of the faculty when this requirement is accomplished.

 

Students who do not achieve a passing score (74%) on an exam may schedule a meeting with Brent Walker, Retention Specialist for additional study resources. His office is located in BH 308. Appointments  should be made by email brent.walker@mwsu.edu.

 

 

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

Exams (3 @ 25% each)

75%

Behavior Change Project

15%

Photonovella

5%

Attendance/Participation

5%

Total

100%

 

 

 

Board Of Nursing (BON) Requirements

Students were expected to be compliant with current CPR certification, immunizations, TB testing, health and liability insurance, drug screen and criminal background checks, throughout the semester. Contact Ms. Brunson at 397-6371 or email jeana.brunson@mwsu.edu if you have questions about your compliance. TB testing needs to be repeated every 12 months.

 

 

Failure Policy/Cheating Policy:

·        Students must meet all course requirements, or a grade of "F" will be assigned.

·        A student who receives a "D" or an "F" in two nursing courses must seek reentry to the nursing program and will only be readmitted if can complete the program within 36 months of initial entry into the program.

 

The faculty reserve the right to recommend to the Program Chairs, Graduate Coordinator, Department Chair, and College Dean withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized. In addition, the student must perform within the ANA standards of practice and code of ethics.

 

If student performance falls below acceptable standards of practice, then the student will NOT successfully complete the clinical component of this course. Certain aspects of these standards directly relate to safety in patient care and professionalism in practice. If student performance drops below the standard in these two areas, then the possibility of successful completion of the clinical component of the course is unlikely.  The faculty recognizes that the issues of patient safety and professional standards cannot be compromised; therefore, any student who does not meet these standards will immediately receive a failing clinical evaluation.  The severity of these infractions warrants immediate failure of the clinical component of this course. The ANA standards of practice and code of ethics are posted in the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbooks.

 

Behaviors that detract from the learning process will not be tolerated. Tardiness will not be tolerated. Excessive talking to classmates during class time will not be tolerated. Beepers and cellular phones should be turned off during all class sessions. Text messaging during lectures is considered unacceptable behavior. Students wishing to use laptop computers during lectures are asked to sit in the last row of seats so as not to distract other students. Children are not to be brought to class per University policy. Students who demonstrate distracting behaviors will be asked to leave the classroom. If a student demonstrates continuing behaviors that are distracting to his/her classmates, the student will be administratively dropped from the course.

 

MSU 2010-2012 undergraduate catalog p. 73

Instructor Drop. An instructor may drop a student any time during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent attitude, or for disruptive conduct. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to being dropped from the class. An instructor’s drop of a student takes precedence over the student-initiated course drop of a later date. The instructor will assign a grade of either WF or F through the 8th week of a long semester, the 6th week of

a 10 week summer term, or the 11th class day of a 4 or 5 week summer term consisting of 20 days. After these periods the grade will be an F. The date the instructor drop form is received in the Office of the Registrar is the official drop date.

 

 

 

 

Cheating Policy

The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it as a serious offense that could result in removal from the program.  Cheating, collusion, or plagiarism is defined as follows. Cheating/collusion/plagiarism – cheating means intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise; collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing work offered for credit;    plagiarism means intentionally representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise.

 

For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken refer to the policy statement in the BSN Student Handbook.

 

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 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

 

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.

 

NURS 4823 – Concepts in Community Health

Spring 2015 Calendar

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:50 pm  DB 329

 

Date                                    Topics                                                               Textbook Readings

 

January 20                          Orientation/Syllabus

                                             Community Survey                                         Ch 12

                                             Program Planning                                           Ch 16

 

January 27                          Health Promotion                                           Ch 11

                                             Risk Reduction                                                Ch 19 & 20

                                             Health Literacy Film

                                             Risk Assessment

 

February 3                          Behavior Change Project

                                             Health Determinants

 

February 10                       EXAM I

                                             Health Department ?

 

February 17                        School Health                                                  Ch 31

                                             Health Department?

 

February 24                        Hospice Tour - Guest Speaker                      Ch 30

                                             (Lynn Shawver, RN)

                                             Hospice of Wichita Falls

                                             4909 Johnson Rd.

 

March 3                              Faith Nursing                                                   Ch 29

                                             Occupational Nursing                                    Ch 32

                                             Vulnerable Populations                                 Ch 21

                                             Rural / Migrant Health                                  Ch 22

 

March 10                            Drugs – Guest Speaker                                  Ch 24

                                             ( Jeff Hughes, WFPD/DARE)

                                             Culture (online assignment)                         Ch 5

                                             Advocacy                                                          Ch 7

 

March 17                            SPRING BREAK  

 

March 24                           EXAM II

                                             Environmental Health                                    Ch 6

 

March 31                            Disaster / Triage                                             Ch 14

 

April 7                                  Water - Guest Speaker

                                             (Daniel Nix, Utilities Operation Mgr.)

 

 

April 14                               Global Health

                                             Missions

 

April 21                               Infectious Disease                                          Ch 26 & 27

                                             Epidemiology/Outbreak Investigation       Ch 9 & 15

 

April 28                               Photonovella Presentations

                                             Course Evaluations

 

May 5                                 EXAM III

 

May 11 – 15                       Finals Week

Submission Format Policy 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.
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, (940) 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.

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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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 https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.