Curriculum Development and Service Learning to Bring Theory into Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602653
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Curriculum Development and Service Learning to Bring Theory into Practice
Author(s):
Alexandre, Margaret
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Omega
Author Details:
Margarett Alexandre, CNA, RN, malexandre1@york.cuny.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: An elective course was developed incorporating the Student Learning Outcomes; which included the need to advocate for health policies that address local and global health issues, effectively communicate with diverse client populations and disciplines using a variety of strategies and respecting client's cultural beliefs and practices, as well as the essential curriculum concepts: Communication/Collaboration, Safety/Technology, Critical Thinking/Nursing Process, Leadership/Management, Professional Accountability/ Advocacy, Legal, Moral, Ethics and Research. A two week service learning component in Haiti, gave the nursing students the opportunity to immerse and provide needed services to an underserved population. Senior and junior level nursing students were selected. Nursing students and faculty worked along other health professionals in the Carries community; at the Mission of Grace Medical Clinic, Orphanage, Elementary School, and Senior Home. Course preparation involved: development and review of syllabus, completion of assigned readings and research on Haiti’s history, culture, healthcare, social and economic issues as well as immersion in the Kreyol language. Students also attended seminars and an eight hour orientation before travel. Emphasis was placed on communication, critical thinking, client education, cultural considerations and evidence-based clinical guidelines in nursing practice. Conferences and lectures were held to assist the students to reflect, synthesize. Overall the course provided a service learning experience where students could contribute; to delivery of health care; to underserved population on a global level; as well as to provide engaged learning that integrates theory into practice. Comparison and contrast could be made within and among the communities. While a fair comparison could not be made, inequality and inequity among the local people was undeniable. Another is the need for infrastructure (health care, education, sanitation, water, and housing). We left being more appreciative of the things we take for granted living the United States, such as clean water, shelter, and access to health care.
Keywords:
Curriculum; Service-Learning; Nursing Students
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.3
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.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleCurriculum Development and Service Learning to Bring Theory into Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorAlexandre, Margareten
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Omegaen
dc.author.detailsMargarett Alexandre, CNA, RN, malexandre1@york.cuny.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602653en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: An elective course was developed incorporating the Student Learning Outcomes; which included the need to advocate for health policies that address local and global health issues, effectively communicate with diverse client populations and disciplines using a variety of strategies and respecting client's cultural beliefs and practices, as well as the essential curriculum concepts: Communication/Collaboration, Safety/Technology, Critical Thinking/Nursing Process, Leadership/Management, Professional Accountability/ Advocacy, Legal, Moral, Ethics and Research. A two week service learning component in Haiti, gave the nursing students the opportunity to immerse and provide needed services to an underserved population. Senior and junior level nursing students were selected. Nursing students and faculty worked along other health professionals in the Carries community; at the Mission of Grace Medical Clinic, Orphanage, Elementary School, and Senior Home. Course preparation involved: development and review of syllabus, completion of assigned readings and research on Haiti’s history, culture, healthcare, social and economic issues as well as immersion in the Kreyol language. Students also attended seminars and an eight hour orientation before travel. Emphasis was placed on communication, critical thinking, client education, cultural considerations and evidence-based clinical guidelines in nursing practice. Conferences and lectures were held to assist the students to reflect, synthesize. Overall the course provided a service learning experience where students could contribute; to delivery of health care; to underserved population on a global level; as well as to provide engaged learning that integrates theory into practice. Comparison and contrast could be made within and among the communities. While a fair comparison could not be made, inequality and inequity among the local people was undeniable. Another is the need for infrastructure (health care, education, sanitation, water, and housing). We left being more appreciative of the things we take for granted living the United States, such as clean water, shelter, and access to health care.en
dc.subjectCurriculumen
dc.subjectService-Learningen
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:33:49Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:33:49Zen
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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