This process takes a day for each chapter. My test grade after doing this was His death hurt a lot so I did not write about it before. He help me a lot with my science classes even though he could not physical see.
The kids love going to him because he tough them nursery rhymes. He was a good grandpa. Two day after his funeral I started my first nursing class. My children grandmother when to Trinidad for their grandfather memorial service two weeks into my semester. She took my 1 year old with her to alleviate some pressure of her father and me. Which left us with only 4 kids to worry about, they were all in school. I started cooking every other weekend. Once I baked a whole mushroom chicken, made a big pot of African soup called palm butter, and stew beef.
All their dad had to do was cook rice, mash potato, or macaroni. By the way Nursing 1 is writing intensive so if you took a writing intensive class before you still have to take this one.
You have to do a research paper on a disease and journals writing. Each student goes to the nursing home and watch OT and PT in action and also gets to feed patients. At the end of the day we talk to each other about the experience and we have to write about it as one of our journals. There is a math test three weeks into nursing class. There is no clinical the first month of nursing 1. The math test is like your math final so study your math also before nursing start and hold on to your math book.
If you do not pass the first test than you are sent to tutoring for two week and retested again. You get 3 changes and after that they can drop you out of the nursing program.
You are not allow to give medicine in the hospital until you pass the math test. You also have to go to the Lab and practice your clinical skills on three different days to get three different lab tech signatures. You can go as much as you want but do not forget to get your paper sign. The practicum is given in the lab to test the skill you learn in the lab and from your nursing video. Bed making, wound care, vital signs, transfer, patient identification, etc. If you do not passed the practicum you will have to practice three more time and ask for a retest on the skill you missed up on.
You get a class group and a clinical, these are the classmates you will work with until the end of the semester. The hospital you get depend on the clinical Professor you have. They have online charting included in the clinical potion so you have to remember to do your charting.
The assignment is email to you and it is graded my your clinical Professor. Do your reading before you do your Case Studys. You do not get a grade for clinical, it is a passed or fail. You need to pass clinical to pass the course. Read a lot it really helps. The clinical I was assign to Bellevue Hospital because that is where my clinical professor was assign to. She was tough but very good. We meet at the front of the hospital at and we when up together at 8 am.
We had preconference in which we talk about diseases and how we can help our assigns patient. We did vital signs, bed bath, and learned a lot of new things. Being in the hospital environment made me felt happy. Watching nurses at work made me wonder if I will ever be like these nurse.
They were fast, moving from patient to patient, and they had skills. Our clinical advisor even helped us with our class work after clinic. The class Professor Clarke uses slides and she is a great teacher. She when over the slides but she really teaches from her knowledge. Try not to interrupt her, wait until she ask do you have any question.
Write down your question while she is talking. You can record her lectures which help a lot for reviews. You have to read before class because she gives pretest and posttests. She gears her teaching base on the personality of her class.
She said our class was a toughies feely class so we did a lot of hands on work. My schedule was clinical on Tuesdays at 8 am to , Wednesdays African Studies at to , Thursday 1pm to 5pm, Friday 1pm- 5pm, I usually come to school at 10 am, read for 2 hours, go to lunch, and then class. When I get home I put out the kids clothing for school, wash the dishes, and throw out the garbage. I fall asleep at 2 am most night. My body feel so heavy in the morning. On Mondays I get to sleep late. I am in school at 12 pm and ready for tutoring at 1 pm in the nursing lab.
Tutoring was great, Liz the tutors make nursing comes of the paper. I find myself thinking will I ever be able to talk and explain nursing the way she does? I got home at 9 pm on Monday nights to get ready for my clinical which was at 8 am on Tuesday morning.
I do not usually get in the bed until 12 am on Mondays. I took my nursing book and my dinner with me because I came to the school after clinical for studying time. The total amount of students that participated in this one-year research project was The sample size was the total amount of students that were registered in both Fall and Spring semesters.
Subject Identification and Recruitment The student participants were recruited during orientation prior to the commencement of the training program, and an informed consent was obtained. Participation in the research study had no influence on their grades for the course and has no bearing on their university standing. Potential Risks The risks associated with participation in this research study were not greater than those associated with or encountered in their everyday lives or as nursing students at City Tech.
Potential Benefits for Subjects There were no direct benefits to the participants of the research study. However, participating in the study improved the understanding of the experience as a nursing student participating in the training program.
The results of the study would be used in nursing publications or presentations. Research Design A cross-sectional qualitative and quantitative non-experimental descriptive research design was used to conduct the study. Methods The proposed research design was a cross-sectional design. The study used a pre-test, a post-test, and an evaluation method. The training program was a one-day training program. At the beginning of the training, participants were asked to complete a five-minute pre-test, and at the end of the training, they completed a post-test and also a participant evaluation form.
The five-item pre-test, the eight-item post-test, and the item participant evaluation survey of the training were developed by CPI. CPI gave permission to the principal evaluator to use this survey in the research study. The five items on the pre-test asked the participants to answer basic questions. The eight-item post-test asked questions pertaining to the training. The item participant evaluation used a scale of 5 strongly agree through 1 strongly disagree. Statistical Analysis The statistical analysis plan used Excel to analyze the data of the pre-test, post-test, and evaluation method.
A paired T-test was used to analyze the total scores of the participants before and after the training program. Furthermore, each specific question was analyzed using the same methodology.
Statistical Analysis Plan There were 46 nursing students enrolled in the Fall semester and 62 nursing students enrolled in the Spring semester. Both cohorts participated in this research project. Excel was used to conduct the statistical analysis of the pre-test, the post-test, and the evaluation method. Limitations of the Study In line with most research studies, this study had limitations that may impact or influence the generalizability of the findings.
One limitation is that it was conducted in a single institution with internal controls rather than comparison controls. If the study included participants from other similar institutions, internal comparison might have added weight to the study. As such, the responses of students are open to prejudicial treatment if respondents believed that their respective responses were desirable or more socially acceptable. A further limitation was that there was no measurement of skills transfer to the clinical environment post-intervention.
Results Demographics A total of male and female matriculated City Tech students from the Fall and Spring semester completed both the pre-test and post-test. The pre-test and the post-test results showed a major difference between the pre-test and post-test responses.
Findings As a result of completing this program, I believe that I have learned to: Use nonverbal techniques to prevent acting-out behavior. Discussion Given the importance of training, enhanced patient rights, increased litigation, and the use of evidence-based practice in the prevention and management of aggressive incidents, health services, both nationally and internationally, have initiated training programs to educate nurses in the prevention and management of violence and aggression to reduce and mitigate such behaviors, including their impact on health care facilities, staff, and patients.
Appropriate training has reduced the need for coercive practices and reduced the rate, severity, and negative outcomes due to the application of de-escalation strategies Abderhalden et al, Many training programs emerged from the prison system in the US and UK.
Calabro, Mackey, and Williams studied a training program designed to prevent and manage violent and aggressive patients in the US in an acute psychiatric hospital consisting of 12 inpatient units. Five percent of respondents were neutral or indicated not applicable.
A five-point Likert scale was used to evaluate the areas of attitude, self-efficacy, and behavioral intention. All outcomes showed a significant improvement immediately after the one-day course.
One of the goals of the training program is to find positive ways of dealing with crises so they are not traumatic. I expressed to them the lost in my family and as I was talking tears started running down my face. All their dad had to do was cook rice, mash potato, or macaroni. For nursing 2 I lucked out and got a morning class.
I still felt weak so I took of doing any school work for two days, but I took this time to write you. After class I came back to quite study and read until 12 am. Findings As a result of completing this program, I believe that I have learned to: Use nonverbal techniques to prevent acting-out behavior. If you remain mindful about your ability to control your own behavior, you can make constructive choices that can promote the best possible outcome instead of the worst-case scenario.
The course consists of two hours of lecture for 14 weeks and six hours of clinical practice on a psychiatric unit in several hospitals in Brooklyn, New York. Statistical Analysis The statistical analysis plan used Excel to analyze the data of the pre-test, post-test, and evaluation method. The training helped them decrease their fears and become better prepared for their future psychiatric clinical experiences.
Once I see improvement in my score I stop. However, participating in the study improved the understanding of the experience as a nursing student participating in the training program. Results Demographics A total of male and female matriculated City Tech students from the Fall and Spring semester completed both the pre-test and post-test. They reported that it increased their knowledge in dealing with individuals experiencing a mental illness in the hospital setting and in the community. There is no clinical the first month of nursing 1.
They did not know me so all they could do was listen, which was good enough for me. The sample size was the total amount of students that were registered in both Fall and Spring semesters. Excel was used to conduct the statistical analysis of the pre-test, the post-test, and the evaluation method. Knowledge gained from this study will help curriculum designers develop future sound educational programs for nursing students undertaking psychiatric nursing courses. The eight-item post-test asked questions pertaining to the training.
When back to quite study after tutoring and home at 12 am. I started cooking every other weekend. Knowledge gained from this study will help curriculum designers develop future sound educational programs for nursing students undertaking psychiatric nursing courses. Potential Benefits for Subjects There were no direct benefits to the participants of the research study. The rationale and justification for the research study was to test the effectiveness of the Program at City Tech. It took 6 week to unpack and get our life back in order.
The class Professor Clarke uses slides and she is a great teacher. Which left us with only 4 kids to worry about, they were all in school. She gears her teaching base on the personality of her class. I love the Kaplan because you can build your own test based on the topic the class is working on. My children grandmother when to Trinidad for their grandfather memorial service two weeks into my semester. This book really helped me.
Kirkpatrick, D. My class is on Mondays and Tuesdays 9am to 1 pm. All their dad had to do was cook rice, mash potato, or macaroni. You also have to go to the Lab and practice your clinical skills on three different days to get three different lab tech signatures.