Seminars may be a new way of learning for you. Webster defines seminar as "a group of students studying under a professor with each doing original research and all exchanging results through reports and discussions." The important words in this definition are original, exchanging, reports, and discussions.Every Thursday from 1000-1200 you will be in small seminar groups to share your input about the chosen topic. This is your opportunity to teach and learn with your fellow students. This means you will be expected to actively participate at each session.
In order to be successful with learning through seminars, you must be prepared. Remember the key concepts of original and discussion. This requires that you read the required reading ahead of time, can describe the content in your own words and come prepared with your own ideas and questions to clarify your understanding. The focus of the seminar may either expand on formal classroom topics or introduce new topics. The calendar in your syllabus lists the topic for each seminar session. The seminars can be downloaded here:
NURS 141 Seminars:
Interview Skills/Process Recording
Critical Thinking Exercises
Documentation/Care Plan Exercises
Critical Thinking/Pharmacology issues
Decision-making/Fluids & Lytes
Pain Management issues
Ethical issues/Death & Dying
Cardiovascular Case Study
Arthritis Effects of Chronicity
Critical Thinking Skills
Care Planning - Patient with Diabetes
During the seminar be sure to take notes and asks questions. The discussions will give you the opportunity to contribute your own way of thinking about a concept. It is the time to question what may be unclear to you. After the seminar, be sure to review your notes - this will help you learn the content covered and - who knows - maybe to answer a test question!