SOCIAL WORK AND NURSING INTER-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROJECT
The purposes of this project are to:
1. 1. Increase the number of culturally competent Master level social workers and neonatal and acute care pediatric nurse who are educated using a technologically enhanced inter-professional education (IPE) model.
2. 2. Prepare graduate social work and advanced nurse practitioner students to provide biopsychosocial assessments and holistic patient care as part of a multidisciplinary team to neonates (birth to 28 days of life), children, and their families in various healthcare settings.
WHO: Advanced standing or second year social work students interested in working in hospitals or other healthcare settings with children and families. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for the program.
WHAT: During the 2014-2015 academic year (fall and spring), NuSWIPE students will enroll in two UTA School of Social Work NuSWIPE-designated courses (SOCW 6364 and SOCW 6360). Social work students will work together with graduate-level nursing students on case scenarios using a virtual classroom, Second Life, and the Smart Hospital™. In conjunction with the two courses, students will have an advanced field placement in a hospital or healthcare setting working with children and families.
Seminar Topics Will Include:
- Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities
- Roles and Responsibilities in Healthcare Settings
- Boundaries and Communication
- Identification and Assessment
- Treatment Planning
- Coordination of Services
- Discharge Planning
- Intersection of Physical and Psychosocial Issues for Children and Families
- Recognizing and Handling Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
- Effects of Trauma on Children and Families
- Effects of Substance Abuse on Children and the Family System
Upon completion of the yearlong seminar, students will:
- Develop knowledge, skills, and a better understanding of biopsychosocial issues associated with the diagnosis and management of health care needs of children using a three-dimensional (3D) virtual classroom for didactic instruction. nursingap.com/static/home/
- Learn how to demonstrate skills through a virtual-patient experience and standardized patients (actors who will play parents and family members) at the Smart Hospital™, a 13,000 square foot simulation laboratory using high-fidelity simulators. uta.edu/nursing/smarthospital/virtualtours/