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  • 1. Syllabus Summary
    Nursing 420 – Community Health Winter 2010
  • 2. Contact information
    Shirley Comer, RN, MSN, JD
    Office C3354
    Use WebCT email
    Phone 708-235-2133
    Fax 708-235-2197
  • 3. Special Instructions
    Fully online course
    Textbook: Clark, (2008). Community Health Nursing 5th ed.
    Assignments are due when indicated. No late assignments will be accepted
    Academic Honesty Policy
    All assignments submitted to WebCT and Turnitin.com
  • 4. Turnitin.com password
    Class ID=3069491
    Password = nurs420
    All assignments must be submitted
    Failure = zero for the assignment
  • 5. 2 Ways to Earn Points
    1. Nursing 420- Community Health Nursing is divided into 15 weekly modules.  Each module will require participation in a weekly discussion topic, determined by the faculty. 
    Each weekly discussion is worth 50 points and will be graded according to the following rubric (guidelines)
    Students must submit their main post for each week to turnitin.com as well as to the discussion thread in WebCT.
    Students should note that the majority of the points in this course will come from the weekly discussions. Students should devote sufficient time and effort to their weekly discussion posts which should demonstrate that they have read and understood the assigned material.
  • 6. 2 ways to earn points
    2. Group Position Paper/Presentation……………………………………(250)
     Each group will select (with instructor approval): A current community health topic and prepare a balanced, evidenced based, paper on the topic. (20%)
    The paper should be 6-10 pages in length and in APA format
    The paper will be shared with the class
    The group should strive to select an emerging issue in community health on which public policy is not yet established or is considered controversial. (5%) 
    Each group will present the topic in a non biased fashion. (5%) 
  • 7. Course Structure
    Arranged in weekly modules
    Starts Monday 8a and ends Sunday at midnight
    Contain an introduction with objectives, Activities, Content and links to discussions.
    Go to “take the course” or “learning modules”
    Follow the menu links on the left side of the screen
    Contain all links you need to complete the assignments
    Use student tutorials if this is your first online course.