Innovative Teaching Strategies for the Community Clinical Student: Engaging Students Where They Live

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602621
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Innovative Teaching Strategies for the Community Clinical Student: Engaging Students Where They Live
Author(s):
Norman, Bilinda L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Theta
Author Details:
Bilinda L. Norman, APRN, CNS, CDE, bnorman@astate.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate ways the community clinical experience engages nursing students in the community where they live.  With shorter length of stays in the acute care setting, the community health care nurse has assumed the responsibility of caring for more patients on an outpatient basis.   To meet the challenging needs of health care, a mid-southern university used a wide array of community resources to immerse their students into various types of nursing opportunities in the community setting rather than the typical acute care setting.  The students were introduced to community nursing in settings such as diabetes management, dialysis, wound care, school nursing, cancer centers, and a variety of other outpatient venues. Community health nursing provides care not only to the individual patients, but to the families and the communities in which they live. The BSN nursing students are immersed into the community experience, allowing an opportunity to become well-rounded and explore a variety of nursing challenges.  With the changing health care system, and the advancing age of the population, nurses are needed more in the home and in the community setting. Nurses in the community setting serve as educators, advocates for the patients, counselors, and patient liaisons/case managers, as well as providers of direct patient care. Students have observed that these clinical opportunities have opened their eyes to new avenues which nursing has to offer that were nonexistent prior to this clinical experience and have realized that community nursing plays a vital role in caring for the chronically ill and the aging population as well as the under privileged and under-served populations.   This presentation will give specific examples of community health nursing facilities utilized to provide an opportunity for senior students to be exposed to a variety of nursing opportunities within the community.  The students were able to utilize critical thinking skills, advocate for individual patients and families, and provide direct patient care.
Keywords:
community clinical; clinical experience; community setting
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.60
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleInnovative Teaching Strategies for the Community Clinical Student: Engaging Students Where They Liveen
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Bilinda L.en
dc.contributor.departmentEta Thetaen
dc.author.detailsBilinda L. Norman, APRN, CNS, CDE, bnorman@astate.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602621en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate ways the community clinical experience engages nursing students in the community where they live.  With shorter length of stays in the acute care setting, the community health care nurse has assumed the responsibility of caring for more patients on an outpatient basis.   To meet the challenging needs of health care, a mid-southern university used a wide array of community resources to immerse their students into various types of nursing opportunities in the community setting rather than the typical acute care setting.  The students were introduced to community nursing in settings such as diabetes management, dialysis, wound care, school nursing, cancer centers, and a variety of other outpatient venues. Community health nursing provides care not only to the individual patients, but to the families and the communities in which they live. The BSN nursing students are immersed into the community experience, allowing an opportunity to become well-rounded and explore a variety of nursing challenges.  With the changing health care system, and the advancing age of the population, nurses are needed more in the home and in the community setting. Nurses in the community setting serve as educators, advocates for the patients, counselors, and patient liaisons/case managers, as well as providers of direct patient care. Students have observed that these clinical opportunities have opened their eyes to new avenues which nursing has to offer that were nonexistent prior to this clinical experience and have realized that community nursing plays a vital role in caring for the chronically ill and the aging population as well as the under privileged and under-served populations.   This presentation will give specific examples of community health nursing facilities utilized to provide an opportunity for senior students to be exposed to a variety of nursing opportunities within the community.  The students were able to utilize critical thinking skills, advocate for individual patients and families, and provide direct patient care.en
dc.subjectcommunity clinicalen
dc.subjectclinical experienceen
dc.subjectcommunity settingen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:33:08Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:33:08Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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