Nursing 4600 Excellence Spring 2013 Session 2 - page 3

The syllabus for this class was emailed yesterday. Most non-clinical assignments are DB items. Clinical looks fairly straightforward that culminates in a research paper. These are not clinicals in... Read More

  1. by   VinoLover2030
    Me too....good god let these next few weeks be over soon. Did anyone catch that we have a spring break for Eng but none of the nursing classes?
  2. by   EmJeanRN
    Just finished week two of Excellence. Glad to have that behind me. Three more to go!!
  3. by   Simply Complicated
    Any updates on the "clinical" component and what the preceptor does?
  4. by   SmoothOperatorRN
    I am taking 4600 in March and am thinking about a project. I consulted my Manager and agreed to work on a project with him. My only concern is: does this project have to be done from beginning to end within that 5-week period? To get something approved where I work takes forever and a ton of paperwork (government). I am afraid I won't be able to complete a "project" within that short time period.
  5. by   EmJeanRN
    It is not a project in that since. It is more a series of papers. You think of a problem that you see in your work place and you come up with goals and solutions to the problem. Not anything that needs to be run by management in order for you to accomplish. It is more research oriented and you "meet" with your mentor to discuss things. I think people are making this much more complicated than it needs to be.

    The areas you can decide to write about and research are listed at QSEN.org

    I find myself just writing, thinking, researching articles and that is the extent of it. And talking with my mentor/slash coworker/preceptor who has a BSN. Remember this is called an INDIRECT clinical.

    People...do not make this harder than it is!
  6. by   enuf_already
    Quote from EmJeanRN
    It is not a project in that since. It is more a series of papers. You think of a problem that you see in your work place and you come up with goals and solutions to the problem. Not anything that needs to be run by management in order for you to accomplish. It is more research oriented and you "meet" with your mentor to discuss things. I think people are making this much more complicated than it needs to be.

    The areas you can decide to write about and research are listed at QSEN.org

    I find myself just writing, thinking, researching articles and that is the extent of it. And talking with my mentor/slash coworker/preceptor who has a BSN. Remember this is called an INDIRECT clinical.

    People...do not make this harder than it is!
    How many papers each week? How long? And are you still doing other assignments?
  7. by   SmoothOperatorRN
    Quote from EmJeanRN
    It is not a project in that since. It is more a series of papers. You think of a problem that you see in your work place and you come up with goals and solutions to the problem. Not anything that needs to be run by management in order for you to accomplish. It is more research oriented and you "meet" with your mentor to discuss things. I think people are making this much more complicated than it needs to be.

    The areas you can decide to write about and research are listed at QSEN.org

    I find myself just writing, thinking, researching articles and that is the extent of it. And talking with my mentor/slash coworker/preceptor who has a BSN. Remember this is called an INDIRECT clinical.

    People...do not make this harder than it is!
    Thank you. That makes me feel relieved. I am starting to work on a project with my manager so I will keep my idea.
  8. by   EmJeanRN
    Quote from enuf_already
    How many papers each week? How long? And are you still doing other assignments?
    Other assignments consist of DB...one week has an extra DB and assignment in place of project work.

    These are fill in the blank template papers (I find those easier to do) for three of the weeks of your "project". One week you just do a DB post about your "project" and the final week is a paper summarizing all your points from the previous weeks. Still need to cite and have references for of these writings every week..
  9. by   EmJeanRN
    The hardest part of the indirect clinical is thinking of what objective and goal you want to focus on and then finding the information to go with it. The areas of focus you choose from are found on QSEN.org Examples are Evidenced based practice, Quality assurance, safety, etc.
  10. by   SoundRN7
    That's a lot of great info EmJean,thanks so much for sharing. It sounds very doable.
  11. by   SoundRN7
    How's everyone doing in this class? You are almost done!
  12. by   EmJeanRN
    Doing fine. Week 5 you have a paper due with an abstract and one discussion board.

    There are no tests in this class. Most weeks one discussion board and then filling in template for project with references...culminating in one large paper week 5. Week 4 you do 2 discussion boards...one outlining your project.

    Good luck to all of you starting this class soon. I know you can handle it without a problem.
  13. by   SoundRN7
    Quote from EmJeanRN
    Doing fine. Week 5 you have a paper due with an abstract and one discussion board.

    There are no tests in this class. Most weeks one discussion board and then filling in template for project with references...culminating in one large paper week 5. Week 4 you do 2 discussion boards...one outlining your project.

    Good luck to all of you starting this class soon. I know you can handle it without a problem.
    Thanks EmJean, your info the past several weeks about this class has decreased my anxiety about it. Can't wait to be done!!!

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