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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157671
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Scholarship, Service and Praxis: A Triad of Fair Play for Nursing Students
Abstract:
Scholarship, Service and Praxis: A Triad of Fair Play for Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Wechter, Susan M., RN, MSN, PNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Walsh University, Nursing
Title:Assistant Clinical Professor
Contact Address:2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH, 44720, USA
Contact Telephone:330-497-0628
Co-Authors:Linda G. Linc, PhD, RN, Chair of Division, Professor
Purpose and Background: Scholarship, service and praxis are a vital triad of components to incorporate into curriculum for nursing students.  Nurse educators are challenged to prepare nurses of the future to embrace these components to enhance the future of the nursing profession. A family health fair was integrated into pediatric curriculum for students to capture this triad in a Bachelors of Science nursing program at a private liberal arts university. Contributions to primary prevention in children's health in a inner city school system was the ultimate goal of implementing this curriculum. Alarming increases in childhood obesity, teenage substance abuse, infectious diseases, accidents, injuries, environmental hazards, and internet dangers for the pediatric population prompts nurses to investigate strategies that will decrease these problems. Research shows that preventative health programs are effective in decreasing these health risks in children and families (Stanhope and, 2006). Methods and Process: The family health fair was a forum to do preventative health teaching, while supporting scholarship, service and praxis for nursing students. Individual booths were presented by students to teach children and families topics on nutrition, drug awareness, infection control, first aid, dental health, bike and sport safety, and internet safety. Scholarship was emphasized through student preparation of research papers in support of evidence on each topic prior to the fair. Service was supported by contracting to serve a vulnerable population in an inner city school system. The elementary school principal and school nurse together with the pediatric faculty aligned to serve 400 students and their families by having the fair during parent teacher conferences. Finally, praxis was embraced through reflective evaluation of health prevention teaching strategies by students and faculty after completion of the fair. Outcomes and Implications: This creative teaching strategy assisted nursing students to practice the vital role of client teaching in a real world setting. Support of scholarship, service and praxis through education has implications for future nurses to become better prepared to care for patients and families in a demanding health care arena. Recommendations for research would include a follow-up analysis of the effectiveness of preventative teaching. In addition, long-term follow-up of students exposed to this triad would be vital to explore whether an impact was made on their continued scholarship, service and praxis as registered nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleScholarship, Service and Praxis: A Triad of Fair Play for Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157671-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Scholarship, Service and Praxis: A Triad of Fair Play for Nursing Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wechter, Susan M., RN, MSN, PNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Walsh University, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Clinical Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH, 44720, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330-497-0628</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">swechter@walsh.edu, swechter@neo.rr.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda G. Linc, PhD, RN, Chair of Division, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose and Background:&nbsp;Scholarship, service and praxis are a vital triad of components to incorporate into curriculum for nursing students.&nbsp; Nurse educators are challenged to prepare nurses of the future to embrace these components to enhance the future of the nursing profession.&nbsp;A family health fair was integrated into pediatric curriculum for students to capture this triad in a Bachelors of Science nursing program at a private liberal arts university.&nbsp;Contributions to primary prevention in children's health in a inner city school system was the ultimate goal of implementing this curriculum.&nbsp;Alarming increases in childhood obesity, teenage substance abuse, infectious diseases, accidents, injuries, environmental hazards, and internet dangers for the pediatric population prompts nurses to investigate strategies that will decrease these problems. Research shows that preventative health programs are effective in decreasing these health risks in children and families (Stanhope and, 2006). Methods and Process:&nbsp;The family health fair was a forum to do preventative health teaching, while supporting scholarship, service and praxis for nursing students. Individual booths were presented by students to teach children and families topics on nutrition, drug awareness, infection control, first aid, dental health, bike and sport safety, and internet safety.&nbsp;Scholarship was emphasized through student preparation of research papers in support of evidence on each topic prior to the fair. Service was supported by contracting to serve a vulnerable population in an inner city school system.&nbsp;The elementary school principal and school nurse together with the pediatric faculty aligned to serve 400 students and their families by having the fair during parent teacher conferences. Finally, praxis was embraced through reflective evaluation of health prevention teaching strategies by students and faculty after completion of the fair. Outcomes and Implications: This creative teaching strategy assisted nursing students to practice the vital role of client teaching in a real world setting. Support of scholarship, service and praxis through education has implications for future nurses to become better prepared to care for patients and families in a demanding health care arena.&nbsp;Recommendations for research would include a follow-up analysis of the effectiveness of preventative teaching.&nbsp;In addition, long-term follow-up of students exposed to this triad would be vital to explore whether an impact was made on their continued scholarship, service and praxis as registered nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:05:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:05:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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