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1 College of Nursing Community Initiatives Presented by Dean Patricia A. Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN

2 Nursing Professionals of the Future A Community Outreach Program

3 Rationale for Program The critical shortage of nurses will continue to grow to unprecedented proportions, especially among minorities, unless innovative programs are implemented What to do…. The world needs nurses!

4 Goals The goal of Nursing Professionals of the Future is twofold:  Address the critical shortage of nursing professionals  Introduce students, especially in underserved areas, to the nursing profession  Provide them with educational experiences necessary to make an informed decision in their career development

5 Objectives  Create a program that provides a motivational environment  Enhance the students’ learning experience through:  Motivational speakers  Innovative curriculum  Hands-on clinical activities  Field trips & shadow programs  Participation in community health events

6 Objectives  Instill the knowledge that each student can achieve his or her full potential through education and the desire to achieve

7 Program Status  Introduced into schools February, 2003  After-school program  Monthly meetings  Currently in three area middle schools  McLane – 30 students  Tomlin – 35 students  Webb – 12 students

8 National Youth Sports Program A Community Outreach Program

9 Community Need Each Year the National Youth Sports Program hosts up to 500 underprivileged youths at sports camps at USF’s Tampa Campus. Each of these students needs a sports physical to attend, yet many do not receive regular medical care. What to do….

10 The Innovation Today this annual event is supported at the College of Nursing facilities by a full compliment of Nursing faculty as well as both undergraduate and graduate nursing students, and other volunteers. This important community endeavor has been fully integrated into the course curriculum and is now a model of community service within the Nursing Profession.

11 Clinical Team Faculty, Staff and Students of the USF College of Nursing Students of the USF College of Medicine Local Physicians

12 The Plan Over several years the College and NYSP staff have developed a plan which allows the 500+ physicals to be performed over three Saturdays, while ensuring a pleasant experience for the families, excellent medical care for the clients, and at the same time providing a quality learning and practice environment for the Nursing students.

13 USF / Community Clinical Education Collaborative Patricia A. Burns, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of South Florida College of Nursing

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15 USF / Community Clinical Education Collaborative  I -Tampa General Hospital  Level I Trauma Center  Heart, Liver Lung Transplant Service, Major Urban Provider underserved  Migrant Workers – outreach  Satellite Clinics  II - St. Joseph’s Hospital –Bay Car Consortium Tampa Bay  Level II Trauma Center Tampa  Children’s Center Tampa Women’s Center for high risk obstetrics  Parish Nursing

16 USF / Community Clinical Education Collaborative  III – Bayfront Hospital / All Children's Hospital St. Petersburg  Level I Trauma Center – Nationally recognized  Children’s Hospital – Level I Acute Neonatal Care Unit  IV – University Community Hospital  Level II Trauma Center Tampa  Pepin Heart Center  Women’s Health Center  Pediatric Center

17 USF / Community Clinical Education Collaborative  V – VMS – USF Campus  James A. Haley Veteran’s Administration Hospital  Comprehensive Service hospital  Multiple satellite clinics  Model Women’s Center  Homeless Veteran’s Program  Moffitt Cancer and Research Center  Ranked 10 th U.S. in comprehensive Cancer Care and Research  Shriner’s Children’s Hospital  Acute Care and Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities

18 Teams Expert Faculty with Clinically Expert Staff  Staff preceptors appointed as Clinical Faculty  1 : 1 Preceptor – Student  Mutual Identification of learning objectives, activities /  other experiences  Formative (daily) evaluation of students based on daily  objectives  Summative evaluation of students

19 Teams Expert Faculty with Clinically Expert Staff  Faculty teams – expertise in all sub-specialties:  Medical –surgical nursing, psychiatric mental health nursing, pediatrics, obstetrical nursing, community health population – based nursing  Clinical Preceptors – >350 all areas  48 students in agency at all levels

20 Student “Match” Process  Begins at orientation when new incoming  students select a “home team”.  From the beginning students become part of the agency/facility family.  Early socialization to health care  organization and role of professional nurse

21  Certificate of Appreciation  White Lab Coat – Clinical Nurse Preceptor  Tuition Support – 3 credit course 70 hours of Preceptorship Preceptor/Mentor Recognition

22  Non-Licensed Students - 100,000+ hours  Registered Nurse Students - 15,000+ hours  Graduate Students - 50,000+ hours Enhanced Patient Care Provided by USF Nursing Students Each Year

23 Childhood Amblyopia Prevention Screening University of South Florida Student Nursing Council

24  The College of Nursing undergraduate non-licensed students, in conjunction with the Florida Nursing Student Association and Prevent Blindness Florida, have been conducting amblyopia screenings to pre-school age children in an effort to identify and refer children with potential vision problems to an eye care professional.  These amblyopia screenings are a part of a state-wide program known as “Childhood Amblyopia Prevention Screening” (CAPS).  The nursing students that participate in CAPS have been trained to identify children that are at high risk or in need of a professional eye examination.

25  Pre-school children ages 3-5 are targeted in these screenings because most conditions that cause amblyopia can be prevented if they are detected before the age of six.  Amblyopia screenings were conducted at local schools and churches in Hillsborough County.  Approximately 450 pre-school age children were screened for amblyopia during  Twenty-five (25) of those children screened were found to have a visual deficit and were referred for further follow-up to a medical provider.

26 The University of South Florida Student Nursing Council Association was awarded the Florida Nursing Student Association Award for the most pre-schoolers screened at the State Convention in 2001 and 2002.


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