NUR 290 “Nursing Concepts” Service-Learning

Honoring our Kupuna and their Legacies

As an ongoing project for NUR290, students conduct interviews or “talk-story” sessions with elders at our partner facilities. These precious oral histories are then “gifted” to the elders and their families. In some cases, formal presentations have been delivered to staff at our partner organizations, reporting on the highlights of our findings and interview aggregates.

For Current NUR290 Students:

Confidentiality, integrity, and professionalism are important to all of our partner organizations which serve elders.

Volunteers are expected to be….
…active listeners
…patient, respectful, tolerant, sympathetic, pleasant, conversant, and mature
…positive, sensitive, & interested
…prompt, & responsible for fulfilling agreed-upon tasks (with client/organization).
…positive representatives of the CUH SON. Community uniforms with badges should be work during all service-learning interactions this term.

All NUR290 students are focusing on service at St. Francis this term; please read the information below. However, if you are currently connected with another adult care facility as an employee or volunteer, we would like to facilitate your assignment through your existing connection. Skip to the bottom of this page to follow different instructions for your service.

Saint Francis Adult Day Center

St. Francis Healthcare Systems provides a therapeutic, social, educational, and recreational adult day care program certified by the Department of Human Services. This Adult Day Center in Manoa is the primary partner for NUR290.

Volunteers will provide assistance for small groups of elders, who are at varying levels of ability. Each small group will also be supervised by a staff person, but volunteers will provide individual encouragement, companionship, and assistance in completing the activities. You’re encouraged to develop and lead activities that are music- or art-related, if you have those skills or interests.

Monday through Friday, 10-11:00am = Arts & Crafts
Monday through Friday, 1:30-2:30pm = Activity Hour

Located at 2715 Pamoa Road, the center is near the service-road entrance to UH Manoa, and it shares an area with St. Francis School. Park along the roundabout, as shown on this map (PDF).

Benefits:  This is your chance to represent Chaminade in a relatively new partnership, linked to a local healthcare provider. There should be ample supervision and good structure to the program. You should be able to work with and/or observe elders with a wide range of physical/mental abilities.

Challenges: Some elders may not wish to participate, or may not be able to do an oral history recording.

To get started:
Complete the SL Community Connection Form and submit it to your professor, in class on FRIDAY 9/8/2017. “St.Francis Adult Day Center” is your Project/Site. You do not need a site supervisor’s signature. Be sure to obtain a timesheet/evaluation form for SL. All forms are available from your professor.

Find a partner for the semester. You should complete service as a team of two. Sign up for EIGHT 1-hour shifts, with no more than 2 shifts per week, by entering your first AND last names in each Doodle slot. (ie: “Jane Doe & John Doe”) Note that only 3 teams can sign up during a shift.
(An additional two hours will be added to your timesheet by your professor, after you show your work on the oral history piece of this project.)

Complete sign-ups by 11:59pm on Friday, 9/8/17. No changes will be registered after that date.

For your first day on site, plan to arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. You must check in and complete a short orientation with Site Supervisor, Mrs. Jacquelyn Manaole (if she is not available, another staff member will do intake with you).  Obtain a parking pass for the term, and tell her about any arts & crafts or musical interests/talents you have.

 

Instructions for those who currently working/volunteering at a facility which focuses on elders:

You can complete your service-learning through your existing placement (predating the start of this fall semester), as long as you receive approval from the SL Office and your site supervisor. Your time at the site should correspond with the general SL assignment (service and oral history). It should be UNPAID work.

To get started:
By Wednesday, 9/6/17, Send an email to Service.Learning.CUH@gmail.com with the following information:
– Your name (and please reference NUR290)
– Elder-focused site’s name and address
– Supervisor’s name, email address and/or phone number
– Description of your current duties

The SL Office will respond with authorization to proceed. If you are authorized to proceed at this site, please discuss the assignment with your site supervisor and secure his/her approval for you to do EIGHT hours of active service and interaction with elders. (An additional two hours will be added to your timesheet by your professor, after you show your work on the oral history piece of this project.) If there are any questions or issues with your site that can’t be resolved, you can serve at St. Francis instead (see above).

Complete the SL Community Connection Form and submit it to the inbox outside Henry 117, by FRIDAY 9/15/2017. On the top, in the section for alternate sites, fill in your site supervisor’s name, your site’s name, and ask your supervisor to sign and date the form. Complete the bottom portion with your name and signature.

Be sure to obtain a timesheet/evaluation form for SL. All forms are available from your professor.