Liberty NURS 632 Community Health Practicum II Entire Course
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This practicum course is designed to build on practicum experiences from NURS 631 and expand the practicing RN’s engagement within the community setting by considering community concepts and addressing the social determinants of health; with the goal of promoting and preserving the health of populations. RNs will apply knowledge and skills from nursing practice, nursing courses, and public health sciences to broaden their understanding of caring for a community’s health. For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
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To prepare graduate students for practice as a nurse within the community setting based on an understanding of the advanced practice role and application of principles and theoretical models relevant to population-based nursing practice. This course is a continuation of NURS 631 where a foundation for advanced community practice was initiated.
Measurable Learning Findings:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Educate communities about available healthcare programs and services to improve access to care for vulnerable and at-risk populations. AACN Essentials I, I.2 and VIII, VIII.3; ANA Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing 5B, 8, and 12; PLOs 4 and 18
- Establish effective collaborative relationships and partnerships within organizations and systems. AACN Essentials IV, IV.4; ANA Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing 5A, 10, and 16; PLOs 4 and 17
- Formulate program goals and objectives based on a community diagnosis. AACN Essentials I, I.3; Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing 1, 2, 3, and 4; PLOs 4 and 18
- Describe the community program planning process: defining, analyzing, choosing, and mapping. AACN Essentials I, I.3; ANA Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing 4 and 5A; PLOs 18
- Focus program planning to expand upon a community diagnosis and narrow areas to be addressed in the program. AACN Essentials IV, IV.4; ANA Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing 2 and 4; PLOs 4 and 18
- Develop an evidence-based program plan that addresses a problem or situation that requires a solution through a structured intervention. AACN Essentials I, I.5; III, III.2; IV, IV.3, IV.6; VIII, VIII.1; IX, IX.2; ANA Standards for Practice for Public Health Nursing 5A, 10, and 13; PLOs 16
- Explore budget planning. AACN Essentials II, II.5; ANA Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing 15 and 16; PLOs 4, 17, and 18
- Implement an evidence-based program plan. AACN Essentials IV, IV.6; VIII, VIII.1; IX, IX.2, 7, 11 and 13; ANA Standards for Practice for Public Health Nursing 5; PLOs 4, 17, 18
- Monitor program implementation. AACN Essentials VIII, VIII.1, 2, 3 and 5 and IX, IX.6; ANA Standards for Practice for Public Health Nursing 6; PLOs 4 and 18
- Incorporate a biblical worldview into community program planning.
Course Assignment Explanation:
Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Total No. of Discussions Sessions (3)
The discussions are designed to promote discussion among class participants and provide an environment to exchange ideas and comments based on the readings, assignments, and personal/professional experiences. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words. Each thread and each reply must be supported with at least 2 citations in the current APA format.
Measurable Learning Outcomes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I; MSN PLOs- 4, 16, and 17; AACN Essentials- I IV, VIII, IX; ANA Standards of Public Health Nursing- 1, 2, 10, and 12
Community Program Plan:
Students will continue to refine their community assessment as completed in NURS 631 and develop a community program plan based on that assessment. This plan will comprise five assignment parts as shown below (further details are provided in the respective modules):
- Program Goals and Objectives: The student will identify the priority community diagnosis from their community assessment in NURS 631 and develop three goals with three to five objectives. Goals and objectives are necessary to operationalize the priorities from your community assessment and to guide your program plan.
- Developing a Program Plan Outline: The student will devise an outline in support of a proposed community program plan.
- Developing a Budget for Program Plan: The student will discuss 3-5 funding sources for their program plan and discuss the role of the advanced practice public/community health nurse in securing funding.
- Program Implementation: The student will develop a PowerPoint presentation that discusses each phase of program implementation as it relates to their program.
- Monitoring Program Implementation: The student will describe the components of successful program implementation, reflect on their program plan and relate each component. The student will also discuss their role as an advanced practice public/ community health nurse and how they will enhance community involvement in and ownership of the planned program.
Measurable Learning Outcomes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I; MSN PLOs- 4, 16, 17, and 18; AACN Essentials- I IV, VIII, IX; ANA Standards of Public Health Nursing- 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15
- Students must complete the clinical portion of the class in order to pass the course.
- This includes written documentation of the clinical experience by completion of the required practicum hours (75 hours)
- Measurable Learning Outcomes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I; MSN PLOs- 4, 16, 17, and 18; AACN Essentials- I IV, VIII, IX; ANA Standards of Public Health Nursing- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 16
- As part of the requirements for all practicum courses, the MSN student is required to complete a portfolio that highlights components of his/her coursework, special projects, and practicum experiences.
- This portfolio is to be created using Typhon Portfolio and is available for the instructor’s review.
- This assignment will be be completed in three parts: Part 1 = NURS 631, Part 2 = NURS 632, and Part 3 = NURS 633.
- Students will complete portfolio outline sections II and III for NURS 632.
Community Program Plan Proposal PowerPoint:
Students will submit a formal Community Program Plan, to showcase a culmination of their work in NURS 632. This proposal will be delivered via PowerPoint.
Measurable Learning Outcomes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I; MSN PLOs- 4, 16, 17, and 18; AACN Essentials- I IV, VIII, IX; ANA Standards of Public Health Nursing- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 16