Developing Haitian Nursing Faculty in Community Health: The Regis College Haiti Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308677
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Haitian Nursing Faculty in Community Health: The Regis College Haiti Project
Author(s):
Sawyer, Susan; LaPierre, Kellie; Bashaw, Cynthia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Episilon
Author Details:
Susan Sawyer, PhD, RN, CPNP, susan.sawyer@regiscollege.edu; Kellie LaPierre, MS, APRN, BC, FNP; Cynthia Bashaw, MS, APRN,BC, FNP
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purpose:

The Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions is actively engaged in an international nurse faculty development project in Haiti, providing graduate nursing education to current nurse faculty in an effort to elevate nursing education to the baccalaureate level in Haiti.  In the spring 2012 semester three graduate nurse faculty from Regis taught a community health course in an intensive onsite course format.  We traveled to Haiti for intensive classroom work in March 2012.  The course culminated in June with Haitian faculty presenting their community based projects here at Regis College.

Methods:

Our curriculum was adapted to fit an intensive format and tailored to meet the needs of our colleagues in Haiti.  While in Haiti we addressed the components of baccalaureate level education in community-oriented nursing practice. We explored factors that influence the health of the community with emphasis on environmental problems, health surveillance, and assessment of the health status of the community.  Final presentations included epidemiology of population based disease and community health assessment, the health status of vulnerable populations and cultural diversity as it related to health beliefs, and the presence and effect of communicable disease within the population.  

Results:

The outcome of this course was two-fold:

  • provide a model for teaching of Community Health Nursing at a baccalaureate level
  • to conduct a community health assessment in the neighborhoods or regions of Haiti

Final community assessments required the identification and analysis of a community health problem, clarification of the problem by identifying contributing factors, establishing priorities, goals and objectives, and establishment of appropriate interventions.

Conclusion:

 Their presentations demonstrated an in-depth understanding and analysis of an identified problem, factors that contributed to the problem, and development of interventions necessary for expected outcomes, meeting the standards set forth in a baccalaureate nursing curriculum.

Keywords:
Leadership; Global; Education
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping Haitian Nursing Faculty in Community Health: The Regis College Haiti Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSawyer, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaPierre, Kellieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBashaw, Cynthiaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Episilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan Sawyer, PhD, RN, CPNP, susan.sawyer@regiscollege.edu; Kellie LaPierre, MS, APRN, BC, FNP; Cynthia Bashaw, MS, APRN,BC, FNPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308677-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Purpose: <p>The Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions is actively engaged in an international nurse faculty development project in Haiti, providing graduate nursing education to current nurse faculty in an effort to elevate nursing education to the baccalaureate level in Haiti.  In the spring 2012 semester three graduate nurse faculty from Regis taught a community health course in an intensive onsite course format.  We traveled to Haiti for intensive classroom work in March 2012.  The course culminated in June with Haitian faculty presenting their community based projects here at Regis College. <p>Methods: <p>Our curriculum was adapted to fit an intensive format and tailored to meet the needs of our colleagues in Haiti.  While in Haiti we addressed the components of baccalaureate level education in community-oriented nursing practice. We explored factors that influence the health of the community with emphasis on environmental problems, health surveillance, and assessment of the health status of the community.  Final presentations included epidemiology of population based disease and community health assessment, the health status of vulnerable populations and cultural diversity as it related to health beliefs, and the presence and effect of communicable disease within the population.   <p>Results: <p>The outcome of this course was two-fold: <ul> <li>provide a model for teaching of Community Health Nursing at a baccalaureate level</li> <li>to conduct a community health assessment in the neighborhoods or regions of Haiti</li> </ul><p>Final community assessments required the identification and analysis of a community health problem, clarification of the problem by identifying contributing factors, establishing priorities, goals and objectives, and establishment of appropriate interventions. <p>Conclusion: <p> Their presentations demonstrated an in-depth understanding and analysis of an identified problem, factors that contributed to the problem, and development of interventions necessary for expected outcomes, meeting the standards set forth in a baccalaureate nursing curriculum.en_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectGlobalen_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:39Z-
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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