NURS 3400: Health Education in Nursing Practice
This course focuses on theories and strategies relevant to health education throughout the life span. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in the health teaching process. Students develop, implement, and evaluate a teaching plan for an individual based on assessment of their education needs.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss selected learning and behavior change theories.
- Apply teaching/learning principles to a specific teaching/learning situation.
- Assess the characteristics and health education needs of clients of various developmental levels and cultural backgrounds.
- Select appropriate content, teaching strategies, and materials based on client assessment.
- Plan and implement a health teaching plan with an individual.
- Develop criteria for evaluating learning outcomes and teaching performance.
Admission into the BSN program is required to take any nursing course. NURS 3010 and NURS 3020
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An assignment in this course requires you to record audio and video of yourself. Audio and video quality must be adequate to get your point across, show your interaction with your client, and display your teaching skills. You will need to have access to the following equipment to complete this course:
- Video camera
A digital camera with video capability is not adequate. The assignment stipulates that you must place the camera behind/or to the side of the person that you are teaching, so the camera captures details about the presenter and the presentation. The camera must also be capable of recording at least 20 minutes of footage.
- Access to DVD burning capabilities to convert the video to a DVD.
It is likely that you will also need this equipment to complete other courses in the Nursing Program at Webster University. Students must confirm they can access this equipment (own/borrow/rent) before the University drop date
The course will be conducted entirely online. Students are expected to participate in all course activities as assigned by the instructor. Course activities may include readings, presentations, discussions, formal papers, learner assessments, teaching plans, and a teaching demonstration and evaluation. However, individual instructors may incorporate other activities such as journals and group work into the course materials.
The course policies follow Webster University policies including online class policies. Non-participation in online discussions and activities will affect your grade. Remember plagiarism concerns are part of this online course and the University's overall academic dishonesty policies. Plagiarism is use of another's idea, opinion, publications, writings, information in one's own publication without proper credit to the original source of the idea, opinion, writing, or information. Please cite whenever appropriate. (see the Undergraduate College Academic Policies and Procedures)
The university is committed to high standards of academic honesty. Students will be held responsible for violations of these standards. Please refer to the university's academic honesty policies for a definition of academic dishonesty and potential disciplinary actions associated with it. These policies can be found online at: http://www.webster.edu/graduatecatalog/policies.shtml and in the Nursing Department Handbook http://www.webster.edu/depts/artsci/nursing/handbook.htm
Drops and Withdrawals
Please be aware that, should you choose to drop or withdraw from this course, the date on which you notify the university of your decision will determine the amount of tuition refund you receive. Please refer to the university policies on drops and withdrawals (published elsewhere) to find out what the deadlines are for dropping a course with a full refund and for withdrawing from a course with a partial refund. These policies can be found online at: http://www.webster.edu/graduatecatalog/policies.shtml
If you are registered as a student with a documented disability and are entitled to classroom or testing accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the instructor at the beginning of the course of the accommodations you will require in this class so that these can be provided. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations please contact the Academic Resource Center.
Every student is entitled to full participation in class without interruption, all students are expected participate in all in class and online course activities. Disruption of the learning process or inconsiderate behavior, on line or in class, is not acceptable. Students are expected to treat the instructor and other students with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises. Students who engage in disruptive behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the course.
Student Assignments Retained
The College of Arts and Sciences will retain some random student assignments or projects for the purpose of academic assessment as it relates to student learning outcomes.
Note: This syllabus may be revised at any time at the discretion of the instructor and without prior notification or consent of the student.