Community Survey Report
NUR 1030 Foundations of Caring
Activity Description: Provide a brief description of the activity
Students will walk around their neighborhood/Zip code and survey the neighborhood looking at the conditions of the buildings, stores, transportation, and health of the community.
Learning Goals: What do you aim to achieve with this activity?
• Recognize the role of health care providers in providing a protective, supportive and/or corrective environment.
• Recognize the responsibility of the nurse as a client advocate in the health care delivery system.
• Professional/Personal Development: Demonstrate intellectual honesty and personal responsibility, discern consequences of decisions and actions, demonstrate intellectual agility and the ability to manage change, work with teams including those of diverse composition, build consensus, and respect and use creativity.
Timing: At what point in the lesson or semester do you use this activity? How much classroom time do you devote to it? How much out-of-class time is expected?
This assignment is distributed to the students during the first class, we then discuss community nursing and health during the next 2 meeting dates. The students are expected to submit the exam by week 4. The students will probably spend about 4 hours on this assignment.
Logistics: What preparation is needed for this activity? What instructions do you give students? Is the activity low-stakes, high-stakes, or something else?
Preparation is the overview of the assignment, the written assignment that is given to the students, and the discussion of community, health, and the role of the nurse in both of those environments. I would say this is a low-stakes activity only because it doesn't have any weight on the students average, however it could be considered high-stakes because it is a requirement of the course and the student will not pass without completing the assignment.
Assessment: How do you assess this activity? What assessment measures do you use? Do you use a VALUE rubric? If not, how did you develop your rubric? Is your course part of the college-wide general education assessment initiative?
Right now it is just at the discretion of the professor, this is a pass fail assignment. Going forward I am going to use the writing rubric and the ethical reasoning rubric when marking this assignment.
Reflection: How well did this activity work in your classroom? Would you repeat it? Why or why not? What challenges did you encounter, and how did you address them? What, if anything, would you change? What did students seem to enjoy about the activity?
This assignment is working fairly well although I do have some students resubmit any section that was not completed properly or not addressed at all. The students seem to really enjoy this assignment because many of them have not been aware of their surroundings and just go about their business. I think it helps them to think about their neighborhoods in a new way to see how as a nurse they can offer help or assistance to the people who live in their neighborhood.
Additional Information: Please share any additional comments and further documentation of the activity – e.g. assignment instructions, rubrics, examples of student work, etc. These can be links to pages or posts on the OpenLab.
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