Community Health...who has taken or wil be taking?

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Thought I would start a new thread on my next class coming up. I know Delta...you have already taken this class, and have commented elsewhere about some of the requirements.
Any words of wisdom you and others can share whould be appreciated.

I'm with rninme, I would like to get a head start on reading for this class. Especially since I have some downtime this week and can work on my tan while reading, lol. It's 85 and sunny in Chicago!

I had to bring up the 2020 objectives website and then check my county to see if they even mentioned any of those issues. This is very time consuming, 5 credits stink! Luckily we are allowed to say no data available.....Oh and don't forget the core nursing functions.......wth are they????
I know...I told my husband they are really milking that fifth credit hour...LOL

Chp 1-3 and 5

I just looked on EPIC and community is on there already!!! I am taking with statistics so I will be getting a head start. :spin: I checked blackboard but nothing for statistics yet!!

I just looked on EPIC and community is on there already!!! I am taking with statistics so I will be getting a head start. :spin: I checked blackboard but nothing for statistics yet!!
Just came to post the same!

My section is also up on EPIC. I would rate the BWF* for this course up at around .9 to .95. I also noticed that grading is a bit different with 95 or above needed for an A (I think most are 94). Thankfully, after this course is done, I will have only 4 more to go. So the torture continues but at least now I see can clearly when it will end.

* Busy Work Factor (BWF) - a measurement of the amount of work in a BSN course intended to to occupy the nursing student in completing trivial, meangless tasks. The BWF is the simple ratio of the total estimated hours of work for the course to the estimated hours of trvial but time-consuming, non-value added work. Obviously, greater learning occurs wher the BWF is small and less as the factor approaches 1. At present, NRSE 414 (Diversity) has the distinction of having the highest BWF (.98), indicating that almost no real learning occurs in that course.

google here I come...

Excellent definition of BWF! I couldn't agree more!

Has anybody read anything about these core nursing functions in the textbook? Not sure where this question is coming from. Gotta google THAT one too mtsteelhorse!

I vow to:
a) not be obsessed about my grade
b) not get freaked by the workload (aka BWF)

remember the core functions part of the assignment: the core functions of public nursing include: assessment, policy development and assurance or the public health nursing competencies: analytic assessment skills; policy development/program planning skills; communication skills; cultural competency skills; community dimensions of practice skills; basic public health sciences skills; financial planning and management skills; and leadership and systems thinking skills.

Hahahahaha! That fill in template takes more time than I expected!
Talk abou BWF!!!

Hahahahaha! That fill in template takes more time than I expected! Talk abou BWF!!!
I just peaked...you mean the one with your community statistics?

Ugh...that's too heady for me tonite...

Got a 92% on assignment 2. I'll take it!

Thanks for the headsup on EPIC for this class. I think I am going to really like this subject matter. Been viewing the videos and thought they were interesting.
Really those statistics and templates are easy. I just googled for my city and they have everything spelled out in a public health report already even comparing to the nation overall. Just need to find two nursing diagnosis, which should not take long.

You guys are fine!

Great!!! Just like family health nursing!
I just did the preassessment yesterday and got a 75%, which is the best I have done on any of the preassessments, so I thought maybe this class wouldn't be so bad...guess I was wrong
I'm with you. I got a 77% on the pre assessment...best I've ever done also. ......I am waiting until the last minutes to take the quiz

I always wait until Sunday late afternoon/early evening to take the tests/quizes and to submit my final papers! I doubt I'll break the habit now!

Got a 100% on DB however, ugly 80% on quiz. Now have a 90% average. ho hum.

Ohiomom…That's not a bad option. I was in 1 class (might have been this one), that TA sent out a study guide "AFTER" the quiz was opened. So folks that took it early were't privy to using the study guide prior to taking the quiz.

" Just need to find two nursing diagnosis, which should not take long. "

OK - Officially do not like this class already - nursing diagnosis BS is BS

Ohiomom…That's not a bad option. I was in 1 class (might have been this one), that TA sent out a study guide "AFTER" the quiz was opened. So folks that took it early were't privy to using the study guide prior to taking the quiz.
Maybe I'll wait until just before I go to bed to take it then!!! LOL!

remember the core functions part of the assignment: the core functions of public nursing include: assessment, policy development and assurance or the public health nursing competencies: analytic assessment skills; policy development/program planning skills; communication skills; cultural competency skills; community dimensions of practice skills; basic public health sciences skills; financial planning and management skills; and leadership and systems thinking skills.
i'm sorry but the website does not get into the role of the rn in the public health system. no mention of anything remotely close!! anybody actually find that?

Read through the instructions. The prof has already said this should not be a long, lengthy process. A few hours at the most.
You only need the Diagnosis...not interventions or evaluations. You look at a list of diagnosis and pick two. VERY EASY. Nothing hard about that.

nope - lol. Not in my state anyway!! There is very little written at all but that is Maine - one of those figure it out for yourself kinda states!!

Not sure if we all have the same quiz. If you read the chapters, the information is there!

How do we identify the National Health Objective of greatest concern in the county? It's not spelled out as "the greatest concern." Anybody? Yes, looks like an "easy" assignment until you delve into it. HELP ME Puleeezzzzzzz........!!!!!
Here's the question I asked about that:
Is the National Health Objective supposed to be one that the county considers important or one that we are suggesting the county
consider important?
Here's the response:
the national health objective should be one that the county considers important. If the national health objective is not clearly written any where on the website, then you will need to extrapolate to see if there are a lot of programs geared towards one particular objective. If so, then you can choose that one and back up your choice with some data.

Ugh...nothing spelled out easy for me. Busy work...searching, searching for data...Thank goodness it was posted early.

chuckster - you rock as always :bowingpur

Wow...got an 85% on my discussion post. Had 3 posts all with citations. But, with errors...so was marked off.
This is the lowest grade I have gotten in any class on anything. Hard core TA for this class. Yuck.

Wow...got an 85% on my discussion post. Had 3 posts all with citations. But, with errors...so was marked off.
This is the lowest grade I have gotten in any class on anything. Hard core TA for this class. Yuck.
What section are you in? No grades back yet here...

Here's the question I asked about that:
Here's the response:
Enough with the data...enough!!!

I will not be able to work on anything until next Weekend. I am out of town this weekend and then have my intense 8.5 hour days with statistics for one week with a brutal exam due the following Tuesday. So, I really perused the syllabus and assignment. So far I think Family Nursing was the most labor intensive.

I wonder if you have my Comm TA. She was BRUTAL. After every module, I'd just get more and more annoyed. Just nit picked every little thing. But I was BOUND AND DETERMINED to not let that TA get the best of me. Bout killed myself that last week, but I aced everything on Module 5 and was able to get a 93.12% in the class. There was no doubt in my mind, I earned that A…LOL

Has anybody notices something weird about the mod 2 assignment download (windshield survery? Spell check not working when I write.....is it me????

Enough with the data...enough!!!
someone is near the breaking point ...

All grades except quiz are up for my section. Overall did quite well - just waiting on the quiz grade which I hope to heck has a massive curve to it!

Got my grades and yes, thankfully, the curve was huge! No complaining here. Okay, now off to 455 and then I will be done! Anyone else going to commencement in Athens on June 9th?

I had issues with one of those fill in the blank documents before and spell check not working among other things. I finally printed what I had done, deleted it and downloaded again and it worked fine.

Okay...breathe. I only post my grades to let others know not to sweat the small stuff...this class is not that bad. Right?

I had issues with one of those fill in the blank documents before and spell check not working among other things. I finally printed what I had done, deleted it and downloaded again and it worked fine.
UGH...........:spin:. thanks rninme........
BTW, chapter 8 really stinks!!!:zzzzz....just sayin.

UGH...........:spin:. thanks rninme........
BTW, chapter 8 really stinks!!!:zzzzz....just sayin.
Toothpicks firmly inplace

Just choose global health as an objective. Easily to find information, and it's definitely a national objective?.

All grades except quiz are up for my section. Overall did quite well - just waiting on the quiz grade which I hope to heck has a massive curve to it!
No grades for my section yet. I'm really not digging this course . . .

MAJOR TIP for those w/picky TAs..When you do the windshield survey ACT LIKE YOU ARE WRITING A NARRATIVE. Don't just say you see a church on the corner. What does it look like (brick, stained glass windows, cross on top)? If you see people, DESCRIBE them in detail. I got dinged b/c I didn't state the COLOR of a turban a man I saw was wearing….WT$(*%W

Or act like you toured the country and the only thing to describe is green landscape and cows…LOL

Okay...breathe. I only post my grades to let others know not to sweat the small stuff...this class is not that bad. Right?
I think it's cool sharing grades and posting insight. But whether or not a class is not that bad is all relative. I think this class can be an issue b/c we all live in different areas, and for some, data may be a bit taxing to find. As a result, that can make the class unbearable.

Just got all grades except quiz...which I expect we'll get tomorrow. Hang in there. And yes, Chp 8 is the pits. OMG...can't seem to read that one in its entirety.:zzzzz

I live in Bum *&^% Egypt...AKA Montana. Everything in life is relative...deltaroxxy2, you are so wise and wonderful. Don't leave us!!!

I wonder if you have my Comm TA. She was BRUTAL. After every module, I'd just get more and more annoyed. Just nit picked every little thing. But I was BOUND AND DETERMINED to not let that TA get the best of me. Bout killed myself that last week, but I aced everything on Module 5 and was able to get a 93.12% in the class. There was no doubt in my mind, I earned that A…LOL
I think I must have gotten your TA!!!! These are the lowest grades I have ever had!!! I guess you took it last year?? I only have two more classes after this one and I'm worried this community class might kill my GPA, if so I will not be happy!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Got a 100% on DB however, ugly 80% on quiz. Now have a 90% average. ho hum.
Got an even uglier 73.3%. I knew it, last week I guessed a lucky 100%. My other things are not graded yet, so frustrating.

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