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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308218
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Disease of the Month
Author(s):
Lockshin, Linda; Miller, Constance
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Linda Lockshin, MSN, ARNP, llockshi@mdc.edu; Constance Miller, DNP, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Service learning activities has impacted the nursing department as well as the college and eight campuses.  The “Disease of the Month” program, a nursing initiative service learning activity, student driven started on 4 campuses in the early 90s, expanding to 8 campuses in 2000.  The Accelerated Nursing Program recognizes the "Disease of the Month" Project with a "STD Awareness" presentation that includes exhibits, poster presentations, distribution of pamphlets and fliers, distribution of condoms, video presentations, and individual and small group teaching sessions. Faculty, utilizing their organizational skills, paying close attention to detail while planning and implementing activities and events for eight MDC campuses, have 8 - 10 nursing students participating in projects. One activity includes health screening and education on “Diabetes Mellitus”, an annual undertaking; it is a logistical nightmare to make arrangements for 8 campuses of the largest, most diverse US College.  Nursing faculty order supplies and equipment thorough donations or purchase, negotiating these purchases from college vendors with whom they have established great working relationships.  Donations come along with purchased items because of the respect these organizations have for MDC. Orientation is provided for faculty with arrangements for these health fairs through the medical-surgical nursing course faculty, thus expanding nursing faculty’s sphere of caring and influence across the college.  The amazing point is that faculty may not even teach in the course or nursing program option in which this particular Disease of the Month service learning activity is offered, and essentially volunteering for this assignment!   The STI and Diabetes Awareness projects are the largest and most successful of the Disease of the Month activities as all campuses of the college are covered, with far more students involved in teaching and learning. The most successful outcome is that more MDC students and staff are exposed to the program.
Keywords:
Service Learning; Disease of the Month
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDisease of the Monthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLockshin, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Constanceen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsLinda Lockshin, MSN, ARNP, llockshi@mdc.edu; Constance Miller, DNP, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308218-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Service learning activities has impacted the nursing department as well as the college and eight campuses.  The “Disease of the Month” program, a nursing initiative service learning activity, student driven started on 4 campuses in the early 90s, expanding to 8 campuses in 2000.  The Accelerated Nursing Program recognizes the "Disease of the Month" Project with a "STD Awareness" presentation that includes exhibits, poster presentations, distribution of pamphlets and fliers, distribution of condoms, video presentations, and individual and small group teaching sessions. Faculty, utilizing their organizational skills, paying close attention to detail while planning and implementing activities and events for eight MDC campuses, have 8 - 10 nursing students participating in projects. One activity includes health screening and education on “Diabetes Mellitus”, an annual undertaking; it is a logistical nightmare to make arrangements for 8 campuses of the largest, most diverse US College.  Nursing faculty order supplies and equipment thorough donations or purchase, negotiating these purchases from college vendors with whom they have established great working relationships.  Donations come along with purchased items because of the respect these organizations have for MDC. Orientation is provided for faculty with arrangements for these health fairs through the medical-surgical nursing course faculty, thus expanding nursing faculty’s sphere of caring and influence across the college.  The amazing point is that faculty may not even teach in the course or nursing program option in which this particular Disease of the Month service learning activity is offered, and essentially volunteering for this assignment!   The STI and Diabetes Awareness projects are the largest and most successful of the Disease of the Month activities as all campuses of the college are covered, with far more students involved in teaching and learning. The most successful outcome is that more MDC students and staff are exposed to the program.en_GB
dc.subjectService Learningen_GB
dc.subjectDisease of the Monthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:26Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:26Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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