Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Program Information

Primary Care Community Health Nursing Scholar (PCCHNS) Expectations, Requirements, Responsibilities, and Course Information 

Expectations:

  • Complete the application (go to PCCHNS Application Link) and meet with one of the leaders of the program.
  • Maintain good academic standing in the School of Nursing (GPA of 2.8 or above)

Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and completing two online, asynchronous modules each semester (except the first semester of the year of the nursing program) in their designated educational track.
  • Each PCCHNS is required to participate in the designated experiential educational activity and any small group discussions identified for the semester.
  • Maintain good communication with fellow students and designated leaders in the program. If for some reason, a PCCHNS cannot attend the experiential or group activity they should contact Dr. Solari-Twadell (psolari@luc.edu) prior to the scheduled event to arrange for an alternative educational opportunity.

Proposed PCCHNS Educational Curriculum:

Primary Care Community Health Nursing Scholar (PCCHNS) Program
CLASS FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
FRESHMAN Apply to program

MODULES:

  • Primary Care
  • Primary Care for Underserved Populations

Dr. Pam Andresen

EXPERIENTIAL:

  • Visit a Primary Care Clinic
SOPHOMORE

MODULES:

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Motivational Interviewing with underserved clients

EXPERIENTIAL:

  • Motivational Interviewing Simulation

MODULES:

  • Population Health/Assessment
    Dr. P. Andresen

  • Culturally informed Community Nursing Practice Model
    Dr. Lisa Skemp

EXPERIENTIAL:

  • Population assessment using Culturally Informed Community Nursing Model
JUNIOR

MODULES:

  • Support for Self-Management,
    (2 Modules)

Dr. P. Andresen

EXPERIENTIAL:

  • TBD

MODULES:

  • Cross Setting Communication: Care Coordination/Transition Managemnt (2 modules)

EXPERIENTIAL:

  • TBD
SENIOR

MODULES:

  • Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration,
    (2 Modules)

Dr. F. Vlasses

EXPERIENTIAL:

  • TBD

MODULES:

  • Using Technology in Primary Care
    1. Telephone Triage
    2. Tele-health Triage Modalities

Gloria Hopkinson

EXPERIENTIAL:

  • Simulation Telephone Triage

PCCHNS Program Plan (to print)

 

Experiental Learning:

  • Cross-over Credit bearing Clinicals CMAN 380L

Simulation:

  • Poverty Simulation
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Tele-Health Simulation

Service Learning Opportunities:

  • Pine Ridge Nursing, South Dakota: This immersion is part of Loyola's Alternative Spring Break program, and take place at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This week will be a cultural immersion on the Pine Ridge Reservation with a focus on the health issues, primary care services as well as the impact cultural and environment has on the health of the Pine Ridge Community.  Evenings will be spent preparing dinner, having guest speakers or other cultural programs and reflection with the group (including the other Pine Ridge student group from LUC, which will be  working in the Red Cloud Schools). Pine Ridge Information

Special Interest Education Opportunities:

  • Examples: visit to primary care clinics, community assessment opportunities, tele-health clinic visit

Please click HERE to apply.