Attend the meeting of a Government body at the local, state, regional or national level. This may be a city council, county commission, state or national legislature meeting. Submit a formal report on the proceedings to include the observations of the meeting and possible impacts on the health of the associated community.
Students may also attend such meetings virtually. Access your community’s online archives to see if they have recorded meetings that you may watch. Meetings may be no older than 90 days. The URL must be included in the written report. Meetings may be local, state or national.
Professional Organizational Meeting:
Attend the meeting of a professional nursing organization such as a chapter meeting of Sigma Theta Tau, AACN, ENA, AWHON, FNA or FONE. Students may also attend open meetings of a nurse practice council within their organization of employment so long as they are not a member of that council. Unit level staff meetings orin-servicesare not acceptable for this assignment.
Given the nationwide efforts to socially distance, review of online Webinars offered by Professional Nursing Organizations will be acceptable during the Summer 2020 semester. Follow the same processes of documenting such recorded, on-demand sessions as is instructed in the Civic Meeting assignment by including the URL in your report. The address must work and not require a paid membership to view. Business type meetings are preferred, but it is understood that these are rarely delivered to the general public. As such, general educational/informational sessions will be accepted.
Submit a formal report on the proceedings. The report must include the observations of the meeting and possible impacts on the community the organization may or may not have. Students may also attend such meetings virtually. If a virtual meeting is attended, it may be no older than 90 days. The report must include a working URL.
As a medical professor, it is important to provide assignments to medical college students that not only enhance their medical knowledge but also their civic and professional development. The following are answers to two different assignments that require the students to attend meetings that will broaden their experiences and understanding of the impact of health at various levels.
Answer to Assignment #1 – Civic Meeting:
The civic meeting assignment requires the students to attend a meeting of a government body at the local, state, regional, or national level. The student can attend the meeting virtually if it is not possible to attend it physically. The student must submit a formal report that includes observations of the meeting and the possible impact on the health of the associated community.
The purpose of this assignment is to expose the students to the importance of government policies on health and how to navigate the government’s institutions. Through attending the meetings, students will gain insight into how government decisions impact healthcare, health policies, and access to healthcare.
Answer to Assignment #2 – Professional Organizational Meeting:
The professional organizational meeting assignment requires students to attend a meeting of a professional nursing organization or an open meeting of a nurse practice council within their organization of employment. The student must submit a formal report that includes observations of the meeting and the possible impacts on the community the organization may or may not have. The student can attend the meeting virtually if it is not possible to attend it physically.
The purpose of this assignment is to expose the students to the importance of professional organizations in the nursing profession. Through attending the meetings, students will gain insight into the issues and challenges that the profession faces and how healthcare policies impact their work. It also provides them with an opportunity to network with professionals from the nursing field and learn from their experiences.
In both assignments, the students are required to attend meetings and submit formal reports. These reports will allow the students to articulate their observations and the implications of the proceedings on the healthcare system. Furthermore, it allows them to develop their writing skills and communicate effectively, which is important for healthcare professionals, who often interact with a wide range of stakeholders.
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