ERIC Number: ED398948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
"Curriculum Development for Home and Health Nursing," January 1995-1996. Final Report on Project.
In 1995, Southwestern College, in California, participated in a project to develop a home health course for registered nurses and students interested in working in home health settings. The course was intended to provide nurses and students with the knowledge and clinical skills required for home health care, improve collaboration among community college educators and home health agencies, and increase awareness in the community of the movement away from hospitalization toward home health care. Five community colleges, including Southwestern, and five home health agencies in San Diego formed the project's advisory committee, developing a detailed 3-unit summer elective course that included 27 didactic hours, 81 clinical hours, and a 4-hour preceptorship program for the clinical component. One challenge involved in the project was ensuring that student costs were reasonable, since other home health programs in the area had failed due to low turnout and a $300 fee. A low cost of $39, plus college credit and a certificate of completion, was achieved by arranging for donated course materials and volunteer preceptors from health care agencies. The project was successful in providing a model for agency collaboration and generating interest in home health care. A project budget is included. (TGI)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Allied Health Personnel, Budgets, Community Colleges, Community Health Services, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Home Health Aides, Home Programs, Nursing Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Costs, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.