District Syllabus
NUR4636L
Community Systems Practicum


Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing
Corequisites: NUR4636 Nursing In Community Systems
Catalog Description: This course offers opportunities to practice the principles and theory of community health nursing in a variety of health care settings. Included are the identification of health care needs of the community as a client, and the nurse’s role as a facilitator, teacher, and evaluator in promoting and maintaining health and wellness. 15 contact hours. 1 c.c./ 45 Practicum Hours
Required Materials:
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Must successfully complete a drug screening and background check within three weeks of beginning a clinical experience. Students may not attend any clinical facility before securing clearance from the nursing administration. Students will be allowed to choose from a list of contracted agencies that must be approved by the course instructor. A log of hours completed in the clinical setting will be maintained by the student for submission to the instructor at the end of the practicum course.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5:

1.  Integrate professional behavior. 
2.  Apply methods of research and scholarship.
3.  Apply legal, ethical and cultural sensitivity practices.
4.  Demonstrate methods of health maintenance and enhancement.
5.  Apply organizational strategies.
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcvomes:

By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Design, deliver and evaluate a community wellness plan using the 
tools of public health and community health nursing based on a 
community health assessment.

2. Collaborate with members of the community and other members of 
the health care team in promoting wellness to an at risk population 
aggregate in the community.

3. Integrate critical thinking in the process of making decisions 
regarding community health care.

4. Initiate effective treatments to promote quality of life and 
relieve pain and suffering in light of patient, family, and 
community values.

5. Examine nursing roles in assuring coordination, integration, and 
continuity of care within and among community resources.

6. Engage patients or designated surrogates in active partnerships 
that promote health, safety and well-being, and self-care management.
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.