Syllabus - College of Nursing

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
COLLEGE OF NURSING
COURSE SYLLABUS
Fall 2011
COURSE NUMBER
NUR 3138 L
COURSE TITLE
Clinical Practice 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness Prevention
CREDITS
3
PLACEMENT
BSN Program: 1st Semester Upper Division
PREREQUISITES
Admission to Upper Division BSN Program
COREQUISITES
NUR 3069C Health Assessment and Communication
AGR 4932 Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
NUR 3138 Systems of Care 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness
Prevention
FACULTY
Nancy Gill Young, RN, ARNP, MSN, CPNP
[email protected] (352) 273-6403 HPNP 2218
Office hours: Monday Wk 1-3, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM; Wk
4-9, 1:00-2:00 PM; Wk 10-16, 10:00-11:30 AM; and by
appointment.
Charlene Krueger, PhD, ARNP
[email protected] (352) 273-6332 HPNP 2228
Office hours: Fri. 11:00am – 1:00pm
Karen S. Reed, MSN, DHSc, RN, CNL, CRRN
[email protected] office: 352-273-6097, Cell: 352-514-8565
HPNP 3235
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:30AM-1:30PM
DEPARTMENT CHAIR
M. Josephine Snider, EdD, RN
[email protected] (352) 273-6359 HPNP 4221
Office hours: By appointment only
JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS DIRECTOR
Andrea Gregg, DSN, RN
[email protected] Jacksonville (904) 244-5172
Office hours: By appointment only
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with clinical experience in the promotion of
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wellness and prevention of illness for diverse clients across the lifespan. Emphasis is on risk appraisal,
environmental assessment, and the context of family in wellness promotion and risk reduction. Focus
is on use of health education and counseling with clients in selected settings.
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply concepts of wellness promotion and disease, injury, and disability prevention with
selected individuals across the lifespan
2. Apply therapeutic communication strategies.
3. Apply primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies used in selected settings.
4. Utilize principles of privacy and confidentiality in the interaction with clients.
5. Assess environmental factors that influence the healthcare needs and preferences of individuals
as members of families.
6. Utilize principles of health teaching and counseling with clients across the lifespan in selected
settings.
7. Utilize scientific principles in the demonstration of selected psychomotor skills.
CLINICAL/LABORATORY SCHEDULE
Section
8419
Skills Lab
Clinical
Seminar
Day
Time
Monday
Tuesday and Friday
Friday
8:30-10:25am
Room
NRC
Community/Hospital
G301A
E-Learning in Sakai is the course management system that you will use for this course. ELearning in Sakai is accessed by using your Gatorlink account name and password at
http://lss.at.ufl.edu. There are several tutorials and student help links on the E-Learning login
site. If you have technical questions call the UF Computer Help Desk at 352-392-HELP or send
email to [email protected]
It is important that you regularly check your Gatorlink account email for College and University
wide information and the course E-Learning site for announcements and notifications.
Course websites are generally made available on the Friday before the first day of classes.
ATTENDANCE
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Students are expected to be present for all scheduled clinical practice experiences and seminars.
Students who have extraordinary circumstances preventing attendance should explain these
circumstances to the course instructor prior to the scheduled clinical practice experience or
seminar. Instructors will make an effort to accommodate reasonable requests. A grade penalty
may be assigned for unexcused seminar or clinical absences. The faculty member will advise the
method of notification for absences to the clinical site e.g. phone, email, and notification of
facility.
ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO DISABILITY
Each semester, students are responsible for requesting a memorandum from the Disability
Resource Center to notify faculty of their requested individual accommodations. This should be
done at the start of the semester.
STUDENT HANDBOOK
Students are to refer to the College of Nursing Student Handbook for information about College
of Nursing policies, honor code, and professional behavior. Of particular importance for this
course are the sections on appearance in clinical practice areas, personal liability insurance, and
student safety.
TEACHING METHODS
Demonstrations, supervised laboratory and simulation experiences, supervised clinical
experiences and seminars
LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Selected laboratory, community-based, and acute care clinical experiences, community home,
participation in seminar and assigned activities
EVALUATION METHODS or CLINICAL EVALUATION
Clinical experience will be evaluated through faculty observation, verbal communication with
the student, written work, and agency staff reports using a College of Nursing Clinical
Evaluation Form. Faculty reserve the right to alter clinical experiences, including removal from
client care areas, of any student to maintain patient safety and to provide instructional
experiences to support student learning.
Evaluation will be based on achievement of course and program objectives using a College of
Nursing Clinical Evaluation Form. All areas are to be rated. A rating of Satisfactory represents
satisfactory performance and a rating of Unsatisfactory represents unsatisfactory performance.
The student must achieve a rating of Satisfactory in each area by completion of the
semester in order to achieve a passing grade for the course. A rating of less than satisfactory
in any of the areas at semester end will constitute an Unsatisfactory course grade.
The faculty member will hold evaluation conferences with the student and clinical preceptor, if
applicable. The faculty member will document or summarize each conference on the Clinical
Evaluation Form or Incidental Advisement Record. This summary will be signed by the faculty
member and student. Mid-rotation evaluation conferences will be made available to each
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student. Final evaluation conferences with faculty members are mandatory and will be held
during the last week of each clinical rotation. A student may request additional conferences at
any time by contacting the faculty member.
Feedback on all graded assignments routinely is given within five [5] working days of the due
date.
GRADING SCALE/QUALITY POINTS
S
U
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
REQUIRED TEXTS
Giddons, J. F. (2010). The neighborhood. Boson, MA: Pearson.
On-line at http://wwww.pearsonneighborhood.com
Mosby’s Nursing Video Skills. (2009). Basic, intermediate and advanced skills: Student
version 3.0. St. Louis: Mosby/Elsevier
REQUIRED TEXTS (continued):
Perry, A. G & Potter, P. A. (2010). Clinical nursing skills & techniques. (7th ed.). St. Louis:
Mosby/Elsevier.
RECOMMENDED TEXTS
Books from NUR 3138; NUR 3069C
Approved:
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Academic Affairs Committee:
General Faculty:
UF Curriculum Committee:
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