NURS 102 Introduction to Professional Nursing is a Colonnade Explorations course and enrolls approximately 230 students per semester. The project objective is to build upon the ENG 100 and COMM 145”revised first-year writing and communication experience” to further develop NURS 102 students’ performance with 1) Evidence-Gathering, 2) Sense-Making, and 3) Argumentation.
Students write an APA paper in the NURS 102 course where they compare/contrast the US health care system and nursing education system with that of another industrialized country. The CHHS library liaison visits the classroom and provides library support for the students.
This project proposal would allow me to further define the E&A in NURS 102 to give them a stronger foundation as they move into their upper level nursing courses or other academic areas of their interest. Professional nursing practice is evidence-based and having a solid foundation in E&A in their writing is critical.
The students will have the following learning objectives:
- Students will identify the differences between various sources of information and scholarly materials.
- Students will gather evidence to compare/contrast the US health care system and nursing education system with that of another industrialized country.
- Students will write an APA formatted paper and present a power point presentation based on their evidence and argument (compare/contrast).
Bormann, Lorraine B., "Integration of E&A into NURS 102 Introduction to Professional Nursing – A Colonnade Explorations Course" (2017). Natural and Health Sciences. Paper 1.