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Student Achievement Data

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Student Achievement Data NCLEX-RN Pass Rates 2016- pending 2015-  84% Nursing Program Completion Rates Graduating class of Spring 2016- 78 % Graduating class of Spring 2015- 68% Job placement Rate Graduating class of Spring 2016- pending Graduating class of Spring 2015- 96%

Student Learning Outcomes

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Student Learning Outcomes Plan, provide and delegate patient-centered care and coordinated care that promotes safe and high quality outcomes.   Develop the ability to use interdisciplinary communication effectively and employ patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.   Synthesize leadership concepts, principles and ethical reasoning in decision making to ensure quality outcomes in providing client care in a variety of settings.   Integrate professional standards in the practice of nursing with integrity, caring, accountability, respect, and excellence in nursing practice.   Collaborate with clients and healthcare professionals to provide safe, effective and culturally competent nursing care through the integration of knowledge and skills.   Synthesize knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through the demonstration of clinical reasoning.

Role Specific Graduate Competencies

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ROLE SPECIFIC GRADUATE COMPETENCIES   Nursing Judgment Make decisions in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within the family and community context.   Professional Identity Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity,  responsibility, ethical practices and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.   Spirit of Inquiry Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying, and offer new insights to improve the quality care for patients, families, and communities.   Human Flourishing Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing as human beings.  

Mission and Philosophy

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DEPARTMENT OF NURSING MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the baccalaureate of science nursing program aligns with the mission and core values of Delaware State University as well as the College of Education, Health, and Public Policy.  The nursing program provides exceptional educational opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and prepares entry level nurses to practice competently and safely in a variety of healthcare settings including preparation for future specialization and/or graduate study.   Baccalaureate nursing graduates are prepared professionally to provide compassionate and culturally competent evidence-based healthcare to meet the current and future needs of individuals, families, and communities within the state of Delaware, the nation, and the international environment.   DEPARTMENT OF NURSING PHILOSOPHY The Department of Nursing’s philosophy, at Delaware State University, is congruent with the College of Education, Health, and Public Policy as well as the University’s mission statement.  The faculty will provide nursing education while promoting distinguished academic excellence, innovation, and world-class service to the graduate.  Faculty are also committed to best practice within a learning environment that fosters mutual commitment, respect, integrity, and accountability among students, faculty, administration, and staff. The nursing philosophy encompasses the University’s core values as they relate to professional nursing education and professional practice.  This includes: Excellence in nursing education and practice in the form of scholarship; outreach to others with an appreciation for diversity; an engaging community which fosters skills in the art and science of nursing; and the ability to demonstrate ethical reasoning and integrity which promotes patient advocacy and professionalism in an ever changing health care environment. The nursing faculty believes the nursing program prepares the graduate to provide safe, compassionate, and competent nursing care across the lifespan to individuals, families, and communities in a variety of practice settings.  The graduate will integrate evidence-based principles, sound nursing judgments, the sciences, and clinical reasoning skills necessary for entry level practice.   Graduate nurses are empowered to become effective nurse leaders with a professional identity to transform healthcare, maintain a spirit of inquiry, and are committed to life-long learning.

Weight Loss Challenge

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Weekly Content Overview  National Weight Control Registry 10 Tips:  Enjoy you food, but eat less Use the Food Label to Compare Calories Week 2 (2/8 to 2/14) Swap 100 Ways to Save Calories Physical Activity Log Week 3 (2/15 to 2/21) Prevent Portion Distortion Week 4 (2/22 to 2/28) How Sweet It Is...! Week 5 (2/29 to 3/6) Snacks with Approximately 100-150 Calories Week 6 (3/7 to 3/13) 25 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Week 7 (3/14 to 3/20) Tips for Eating Out Healthfully AND Healthy Eating on the Run BINGO! Week 8 (3/21 to 3/27) Tips to Weight Loss Success Week 9 (3/28 to 4/3) 1500 Calories -- Nutrient Rich vs. 1500 Calories -- Nutrient Poor Week 10 (4/4 to 4/10) Eating Awareness Journal Week 11 (4/11 to 4/17) Fats:  The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Week 12 (4/18 to 4/24)  Final Overview Suggestions from Participants   Question and Answer Section Q:  Is Diet Soda okay? A:  On occasion, it’s not harmful, but I wouldn’t consume diet soda in large quantities.  Here’s an article that explains why… http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/artificial-sweeteners-and-weight-gain/?_r=0 Q:  How safe is the Paleo diet? A:  This is another fad diet that has gained in popularity.  There’s no scientific data that supports it, and this recent study in mice will convince you that it’s not the answer. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306816.php Q:  Will cayenne pepper cause me to lose weight? A:  If only it were that simple…  Cayenne pepper is not a miracle food, and by simply ingesting it, you will NOT lose weight.  (If it truly was the answer, every doctor, dietitian, nurse, etc. would be promoting it, and I would own stock in it!)  For successful weight loss, it’s all about taking in fewer calories than your body is used to.      Weekly Winners Week 2 -- TyQwan Ward Week 3 -- Wendy Anyona Week 4 -- Josue Jean-Baptiste Week 5 -- Crystal Cannon Week 6 -- Cheryl McCrea Week 7 -- Philomena Dolbow Week 8 -- Pleadge Sanders Week 9 -- Monifa Carter Week 10 -- Zhanice Reid Week 11 -- Susan Kelly Week 12 -- Bakare O'Neill Personal Training Winner -- Shonda Poe Grand Prize Winner -- Kevin Staniszewski

B.S. Degree in Movement Science -- Pre-Health Professional (effective Fall 2015)

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  Movement Science: Pre-Health Professional Effective Date: Fall 2015 The purpose of this concentration is to provide students with the background and introductory courses for allied health profession, and be flexible enough to allow students to take all pre-requisite classes for entrance to graduate schools for continued education in allied health fields such as physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, or physician’s assistant.   Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR MVSC-110 Intro to Movement Science 1 MVSC-192 University Seminar II 1 MVSC-191 University Seminar I 1 PSYC-201 Intro to General Psychology 3 MVSC 101 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 2 MVSC-124 Exercise Leadership 3 MTSC-121 College Algebra or Equivalent 3 ENGL -102 English Comp II 3 ENGL-101 English Composition  1 3 MVSC-202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 MVSC-201 Human Anatomy& Physiology I 4         Total Credits 14   Total Credits 14 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR SCCJ-101 Sociology♦ 3 MVSC-255 Introduction to Motor Learning and Motor Control 3 MVSC-210 Psychology of Physical Activity 3 MVSC-265 Research Design * 3 ____-____ Statistics 3 MVSC-257 Exercise Testing 4 MVSC-355 Exercise Physiology  4 BIO-102 Biology II 4 BIO-101 Biology I 4         Total Credits 17   Total Credits 14 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR MVSC-364 Exercise Prescription 3 MVSC-319 Biomechanics 3 Engl-200 Speech 3 MVSC-461 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries * 3 ENGL-____ Literature ♦■ 3 ____-____ Arts and Humanities Elective♦■ 3 MVSC-___ Elective 3 _____-____ Elective 3 CHEM-101 General and Analytic Chemistry I 4 MVSC-200 CPR and First Aid 1       CHEM-102 General and Analytic Chemistry II 4   Total Credits 16   Total Credits 17 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR GLOB-395 Global Societies 3 HIST-___ History ♦■ 3 MVSC-483 OR MVSC 481 ____-____ MVSC Senior Seminar*^ ­ OR MVSC Senior Seminar Research Option*^ AND Elective 6 ____-____ OR MVSC-482 Elective OR MVSC Senior Seminar Research Option II*^ 3 MVSC-____ MVSC Elective 3 ____-____ Arts and Humanities Elective♦■ 3 ____-____ Elective 3 ____-____ Elective 3       ____-____ Elective 3               Total Credits 15   Total Credits 15 Total Credits: 122   Note: Students must take either MVSC 480 OR both MVSC 481 and 482 for their Senior Capstone Experience ♦A second multi-cultural experience course, in addition to SCCJ 101, should be taken within these courses ■African-American experience course should be taken within these courses *Writing Intensive Course ^ Senior Capstone Course

Public & Allied Health Sciences B.S. Degree in Movement Science -- Health and Exercise Science

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B.S. Degree in Movement Science -- Health and Exercise Science (effective Fall 2015)
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Movement Science: Health and Exercise Science Effective Date: Fall 2015 Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR MVSC-110 Intro to Movement Science 1 MVSC-192 University Seminar II 1 MVSC-191 University Seminar I 1 PSYC-201 Intro to General Psychology 3 MVSC 101 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 2 MVSC-124 Exercise Leadership 3 MTSC-121 College Algebra or Equivalent 3 ENGL -102 English Comp II 3 ENGL-101 English Comp  1 3 MVSC-202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 MVSC-201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4         Total Credits 14   Total Credits 14 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR MVSC-210 Psychology of Physical Activity 3 MVSC-218 Sport and Fitness Nutrition 3 MVSC-355 Exercise Physiology 4 MVSC-255 Introduction to Motor Learning and Motor Control 3 ____-____ Any Statistics 3 MVSC-257 Exercise Testing 4 ____-____ Arts/Humanities Elective♦■ 3 MVSC-265 Research Design * 3 ____-____ Elective 3 ____-____ Elective 3   Total Credits 16   Total Credits 16 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR ENGL-200 Speech 3 HIST-____ History ♦■ 3 ENGL-___ Literature ♦■ 3 MVSC-200 CPR and First Aid 1 MVSC-364 Exercise Prescription 3 MVSC-319 Biomechanics 3 MVSC-463 Strength and Conditioning 4 MVSC-465 Population Specific Exercise Intervention 3 ____-____ Elective 3 MVSC-461 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries* 3   Total Credits 16 ____-____ Arts/Humanities Elective♦■ 3         Total Credits 16 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name CR Course Course Name CR GLOB-395 Global Societies 3 SCCJ- 101 Sociology ♦ 3 MVSC-___ MVSC Elective 3 MVSC-203 Fitness Management 3 MVSC-483 OR MVSC-481 ____-____ MVSC Senior Seminar*^ OR MVSC Senior Seminar Research Option I*^ AND Elective 6 ____-____ OR MVSC 482 Elective OR MVSC Senior Seminar Research Option II*^ 3 ____-____ Elective 3 MVSC-____ MVSC Elective 3       MVSC-475 MVSC-476 CSCS Workshop OR HFS Workshop 1   Total Credits 15   Total Credits 13     Total Credits: 120     Note: Students must take either MVSC 483 OR both MVSC 481 and 482 for their Senior Capstone Experience A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses.  ♦A second multi-cultural experience course, in addition to SCCJ 101, should be taken within these courses  ■African-American experience course should be taken within these courses  *Writing Intensive Course  ^ Senior Capstone Course  

Student Services Center

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Student Services Center for the College of Education, Health & Public Policy  The Student Services Center’s mission is to mentor and assist freshman, sophomore and pre- majors in goal setting and establishing strategies to progress to advanced levels of education in the College of Education, Health and Public Policy. The objectives of the center are to: Encourage students to gather and evaluate information, and make meaningful decisions based upon a consideration of the information, alternatives, and personal values and goals. Assist students in the exploration of possible short- and long-range consequences of decisions and facilitate advisees' recognition and acceptance of personal responsibility for their choices. Assist students in developing an academic program consistent with their goals. Help students recognize and accept the reality of possible successes and failures, thereby encouraging a sense of confidence and maturity. Help students explore career choices and choices of academic major based on their interests, values, skills, and abilities. Student Services & Academic Advising Syllabus    
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Staff 


Mrs. Michele Rush
Director
Student with last name A-D
302.857.6742
mrush@desu.edu
 


Mr. Kevin Noriega
Academic Advisor
Students with last name E-K
302.857.7862
kenoriega@desu.edu

 

Mr. Roger Phillips
Academic Advisor
Students with last name L-R
302.857.6836 
raphillips@desu.edu

 

Ms. Charmaine Whyte
Assistant Director
Students with last name S-Z
302.857.7142
cwhyte@desu.edu
 

 


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1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901-2277
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DE Center for Health Promotion

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Welcome to the Delaware Center for Health Promotion The mission of the Delaware Center for Health Promotion (DCHP) is to encourage Delawareans to adopt healthier lifestyle habits in an effort to increase their quality of life and to reduce the incidence of preventable illness. DCHP is housed at Delaware State University, and is partially funded by corporate contributions and grants.  DCHP collaborates with allied health organizations to identify current health priorities and provide programming to address those needs. About Delaware’s Health Delaware currently ranks in the bottom half of the nation - #32 out of 50 states – according to the United Health Foundation, 2015. The following statistics identify the need to increase health promotion efforts in the First State: In the past two decades, the prevalence of obesity among Delaware adults has doubled— from 14.4% in 1990 to 31% in 2015. Currently, 66% of adult Delawareans are classified as either overweight or obese. Only about 50% of adults meet the recommended level of physical activity. About 80% are not consuming adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables daily. While the smoking rate among adults has declined, ~20% of adults continue to smoke.  The First State Can Do Better! DSU Inside Perspective – Heart Disease and Future DSU Smoking Restrictions  The latest segment of DSU Inside Perspective – a video interview show hosted by Carlos Holmes –  features Marianne Carter, director of Delaware Health Promotion at DSU, who shares info about Million Hearts Delaware, a heart disease prevention campaign, as well as the related recently announced plan to increase the restrictions on smoking on the DSU campus.  
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Weight loss challenge 

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Staff

Mrs. Marianne Carter
Director
302.857.7309


Wellness & Recreation Center, Room 107
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302.857.7309
302.857.6080

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Undergraduate Program in Social Work

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The Baccalaureate Social Work Program was granted full accreditation status by the national professional accrediting agency, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1982 and Reaffirmation of Accredited Status in 1990 and 1998. The curriculum of the Bachelor’s of Social Work Program is designed to fulfill the program’s Mission, which is to prepare baccalaureate students for generalist practice at the entry level of the profession.  Upon graduating from the BSW program at Delaware State University, students are prepared to demonstrate the knowledge, values and skills integrated in the ten core competencies and all 41 practice behaviors when working in diverse practice settings with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  The BSW curriculum is grounded in the Department of Social Work’s five underpinnings. Applicants seeking admission to Delaware State University are expected to follow the general admission procedures. Formal admission into the Baccalaureate Social Work Program (BSW) is decided at the departmental level. The following admissions criteria must be completed: successful completion of two years of undergraduate study with a GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale; a grade of "C" or better in all social work courses and corequisites; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Microcomputer Applications; a completed application form; and an interview. The Baccalaureate Social Work curriculum is structured to offer a well-integrated program in the liberal arts, socio-behavioral sciences, scientific-analytical study, and professional content courses. The foundation content areas include: Social Welfare Policies and Programs, Human Behavior and Social Environment, Social Work Practice, Research, and Field Practicum. Students must complete general education requirements as defined by the University, social work corequisites and social work courses, including twelve (12) credit hours of field practicum for a total of 124 credit hours as presented in the attached curriculum. Students are provided individual advisement by the social work faculty from time of contact through graduation. All care is taken to ensure that student career goals and objectives are in congruence with the objectives of the social work program and the profession. NO CREDIT IS GIVEN FOR PRIOR FIELD OR LIFE EXPERIENCES. Students are encouraged to participate in student organizations of the department and University and with affiliated professional organizations. THERE IS NO MINOR IN SOCIAL WORK.
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Faculty/Staff Profile


Chair
Dr. John Austin
jaustin@desu.desu
302.857-6771

 
Associate Professors
Finger Wright
302.857.6784
 
Hill
302.857.6790
 
Assistant Professors
Balliro
302.857.6794
 
Franklin (BSW Program Director)
302.857.6773
 
Director of Field Instruction
Dottin
302.857.6778
 

Forms Library


BSW Student Handbook – under construction

BSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

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