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South Texas College
Nursing & Allied Health Division
 South Texas College’s NAH Division
 Nursing and Allied Health Prog...
College Success for Healthcare
CS4H Pilot Program
Purpose Statement
To provide timely, specific, accurate,
didactic, and ...
CS4H Pilot Program Participants
 Program Chair of College Success
 Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
 Dean of Student S...
Research & Analytical Services
 This study seeks to discover how effective the
CS4H course is in preparing students for N...
Research & Analytical Services
 Qualitative Pre & Post data was collected from
focus groups & classroom observations
 Da...
Target Student Population
 Texas Success Initiative Developmental Students
 College Success Required by South Texas Coll...
Target Student Population Data
NAH Majors Enrolled in DEV. Courses by FALL TERMS
Subject Course 2006 2007 2008 2009
TOTAL ...
Rationale for Course & Location
 STC NAH Majors TSI Liable for College Success
 Early Contact with Potential Program Can...
NAH Division Program Issues
 NAH Program Academic Advisement
 Pre-Entry Program Requirements / Reading
 Academic Placem...
College Success Course Content
 Critical Thinking for
Healthcare Students
 Healthcare Professions
Course Textbook
 Medi...
College Success Course Content
 Skills Lab Tours in
Healthcare Facility
 Conversations with
Program Students
 Online St...
Benefits to CS4H Students
 NAH Program Advising & Educational Experience
 Clearer Understanding of Program Expectations
...
Initial Plan: 2009 Pilot Program
 One Section Spring 2009 (12 Students)
 Six Sections of CS4H Fall 2009 (168 Students)
...
A Defining Moment in May 2009
 In Spring 2009, STC NAH program chairs provided
presentations to the twelve students in th...
Actual Pilot Program Details
 One Section Spring 2009 (12 Students)
 Two Sections Summer 2009 (58 Students)
 Fourteen S...
Research & Analytical Services
 Preliminary findings show that students are
showing interest in a variety of NAH fields a...
Student “Focus Group” Comments
 “When he started speaking the first day, he kind of
opened my eyes to what could be done ...
Faculty Comments
“Your students are doing very well in my patient
care classes. They are some of my better students
and it...
Student Comments
“Thank you so much for all I learned in my
CS4H class! I never knew about all the
opportunities that were...
Student Comments
 “I have the highest grades
in my classes in the EMT
basic program, and
wanted to just say thanks
for al...
CS4H Pilot Program Future
 3 Scheduled CS4H Summer 2010 Sections
 20 Planned CS4H Fall 2010 Sections
 Further Healthcar...
Healthcare Specific College Success Class
Healthcare Specific College Success Class
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Healthcare Specific College Success Class

  1. 1. South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health Division  South Texas College’s NAH Division  Nursing and Allied Health Programs  Student Population Information  Division Facilities and Physical Resources  Rigorous Healthcare Curriculum  Critical Student Success Difficulties  Funding Based on Graduation Rates
  2. 2. College Success for Healthcare CS4H Pilot Program Purpose Statement To provide timely, specific, accurate, didactic, and experiential curriculum to STC students who have declared a major in the Nursing & Allied Health division in order to improve student success and persistence in healthcare education.
  3. 3. CS4H Pilot Program Participants  Program Chair of College Success  Dean of Nursing and Allied Health  Dean of Student Support Services  Program Chairs of Developmental & NAH Divisions  Program Chair: Vocational Nursing (1 Point)  Program Chair: Physical Therapist Assistant (Points)  NAH Counselor/CS4H Lead Instructor  NAH & Developmental Instructors  Research & Analytical Services
  4. 4. Research & Analytical Services  This study seeks to discover how effective the CS4H course is in preparing students for NAH programs and careers.  It also seeks to examine students’ attitudes, perceptions, and expectations in regard to the CS4H course.  The study is a longitudinal investigation that will take place over a number of semesters.
  5. 5. Research & Analytical Services  Qualitative Pre & Post data was collected from focus groups & classroom observations  Data was also collected in the form of surveys  STC RAS is in the process of conducting full analysis of this data  The study is ongoing & adapting dynamically  Initial findings are based on partial analysis of focus group & observational data.
  6. 6. Target Student Population  Texas Success Initiative Developmental Students  College Success Required by South Texas College  Any Self-Declared NAH Program Major  Deficient in Level 90 Reading or Mathematics  Traditional & Non-Traditional Student  Ambition to Enter a Healthcare Profession  Interested in Healthcare Education Experience  Desire to Receive Additional Selection Criteria for Selective Entry Healthcare Programs
  7. 7. Target Student Population Data NAH Majors Enrolled in DEV. Courses by FALL TERMS Subject Course 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL MATH 90 138 202 221 TOTAL ORIN0101 College Success 681 669 686 1225 -420 NAH Self Declared Students not in CS4H 805 READ 70 100 89 86 80 123 124 154 90 216 219 257 TOTAL READ 439 432 497
  8. 8. Rationale for Course & Location  STC NAH Majors TSI Liable for College Success  Early Contact with Potential Program Candidates  Effective Career Discovery & Assessment  Specific, Accurate Healthcare Academic Advising  Healthcare Instructor Availability & Access  Proximity to Current Healthcare Students  Exposure to Healthcare Facilities & LRC Services
  9. 9. NAH Division Program Issues  NAH Program Academic Advisement  Pre-Entry Program Requirements / Reading  Academic Placement Testing ACT / Texas TSI  Criminal Background Check (Pre-Application)  Mandatory Urine Analysis and Testing  Required Vaccinations & Medical Insurance  Rigorous Healthcare Educational Expectations  Certification Exams for Healthcare Profession
  10. 10. College Success Course Content  Critical Thinking for Healthcare Students  Healthcare Professions Course Textbook  Medication Dosage Module  Healthcare Topics for Class Assignments  Traditional Academic Skills
  11. 11. College Success Course Content  Skills Lab Tours in Healthcare Facility  Conversations with Program Students  Online Student and Instructor Resources  Guest Presenters from every NAH Program These Components Are Intended To Provide Realistic Healthcare Education Experiences
  12. 12. Benefits to CS4H Students  NAH Program Advising & Educational Experience  Clearer Understanding of Program Expectations  Interaction with NAH Students & Faculty  Access to Healthcare Learning Resources Center  Familiarity with Nursing Allied Health Campus  Developing Understanding of Healthcare Fields  Specialized NAH College Success Curriculum  NAH Program Selection Criteria Point Awarded
  13. 13. Initial Plan: 2009 Pilot Program  One Section Spring 2009 (12 Students)  Six Sections of CS4H Fall 2009 (168 Students)  Four Sections of Reading 0090/80/70  Two Sections of Mathematics 0090  150-180 Self-Declared NAH Enrolled Students  Multiple College Success & NAH Instructors  College Success and Developmental Classes Conveniently Scheduled for Target Population
  14. 14. A Defining Moment in May 2009  In Spring 2009, STC NAH program chairs provided presentations to the twelve students in the pilot class.  A defining moment for the pilot program came in May when the VN program chair, Ms. Daphine Mora decided that the CS4H class would greatly benefit potential VN students.  Acting upon that decision, the program decided to award one selection point to students passing the CS4H class with an “A” or “B”, and began advising this in VN orientation sessions.  There had been no plan to offer the course in the summer of 2009, but this decision changed all that, and the size of the pilot program in fall 2009 as well!
  15. 15. Actual Pilot Program Details  One Section Spring 2009 (12 Students)  Two Sections Summer 2009 (58 Students)  Fourteen Sections Fall 2009 (420 Students)  Two Sections of Reading 0090 at NAH campus  Interim Dean of NAH Teaching One Section  10 Developmental & NAH Instructors Teaching  Research & Analytical Services Longitudinal Research Project begun June 09 ongoing Fall 09  10 CS4H Sections Currently for Spring 2010
  16. 16. Research & Analytical Services  Preliminary findings show that students are showing interest in a variety of NAH fields after enrolling in this course, branching out from their initial aspirations to enter LVN and ADN programs.  Many are developing back-up career plans.  A number of students also feel that the course is preparing them for entry into an NAH program.  Many are enrolling in entry level certificate programs such as EMT and Medical Assisting.
  17. 17. Student “Focus Group” Comments  “When he started speaking the first day, he kind of opened my eyes to what could be done in this program.”  “Well, I enrolled in this course not because of the points, just because I wanted to know more or less how is it going to be when I come into the program. I wanted to be a little bit prepared to see what is going to happen next, I wanted to learn to see all of that stuff…”
  18. 18. Faculty Comments “Your students are doing very well in my patient care classes. They are some of my better students and it is obvious that they are more prepared!” M.H. PCTA Faculty “We have seen our enrollment numbers increase greatly as we present the EMT program in the CS4H classes, and those students are doing very well academically.” R.G. EMT Program Chair S.M. EMT Faculty
  19. 19. Student Comments “Thank you so much for all I learned in my CS4H class! I never knew about all the opportunities that were available for me in healthcare before taking it!” C.H. Summer 2009 “I only received a “B” in your class, but I know I am prepared to face whatever the VN program requires of me.” V.C. Fall 2009
  20. 20. Student Comments  “I have the highest grades in my classes in the EMT basic program, and wanted to just say thanks for all I learned in the CS4H class I took. I start the vocational nursing program in the fall.” M.H. Fall 2009
  21. 21. CS4H Pilot Program Future  3 Scheduled CS4H Summer 2010 Sections  20 Planned CS4H Fall 2010 Sections  Further Healthcare Program Selection Points  NAH Programs promote CS4H as Recommended  Possible Requirement for Healthcare Programs  Ongoing Assessment & Data Collection by RAS  Tremendous Healthcare Education Impact!!  Increase of Successful Healthcare Students!!

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