Georgia College & State University (GCSU)

School of Health Sciences (SHS) - Nursing

First Year Academic Seminar – NURF 001 (Section 2)

Fall Semester 2004 Calendar

 

Date

Topic

Activities/Assignments

August 23
Week 1

Introduction to the course and each other.

 

 

Time management and organizational skills.

 

 

Involvement in University activities.

 

Review syllabus, calendar, and several links on my web site.

 

Ice breaker.  

 

Assignments:

  • Using your calendar and syllabi from all of your courses, enter exams and projects on your GCSU academic planner.
  • Explore the links “Where does time go?” and Campus Events located under the Table of Contents. 
  • Print the link University Activity located under Guidelines and Forms.

August 30

Week 2

Library services.  

 

 

Resume writing

Tour of Library Services, by Mr. Jon Darby. Meet in library foyer.

 

Assignments

·        Explore the link Resume Writing located under the Table of Contents. 

·        Begin writing your first rough draft of your resume.

 

September 6

Week 3 

Holiday: Labor Day.

No class.

 Enjoy your holiday! There are no assignments due this week!

September 13
Week 4

Learning Center resources.

 

 

Successful transition to college life.

 

 

Tour of the Learning Center by Ms. Brenda Whidby. Meet at the Learning Center (Lanier Hall Room 210)  

 

Assignments:

  • Explore the links Learning Center Resources and College Transition located under the Table of Contents. 
  • Journal 1 discussion is due on 9/20/04.

 

September 20
Week 5

Community service project.

 

 

 

Note taking and Study Guidelines.

GIVE center guest speaker, Iona Pendergast.

 

Senior Nursing Student guest speaker, Sarah Parker.

 

 Assignment:

  • Choose a community service project that you would like to do this semester. 
  • Explore the links Note taking for class and Study Guidelines located under the Table of Contents. 

 

September 27

Week 6

NO CLASS

Table Talk

Assignment: 

  • Print the link Table Talk located under Guidelines and Forms.
  • Make an appointment with a faculty member for Table Talk and submit the completed form to the instructor by 11/29/04. 

October 4
Week 7

Financial Aid

 

Discovering your personality and learning styles.

 

 

 

Financial Aide guest speaker, Cathy Crawley.

           

  • Assignments: Explore the links Personality and Learning styles and take the tests located under the Table of Contents.
  • Journal 2 discussion is due on 10/11/04.

October 11
Week 8

Academic requirements for the nursing core and curriculum.

 

Academic honesty.

 

Special learning opportunities

  • Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) program.
  • Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Scholars program.
  • Nursing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Internship your senior year.
  • Independent study.
  • Nursing externship at the Medical College of Central Georgia (MCCG).
  • Graduate opportunities.

Class discussion.

 

 

Assignments:

  • Explore the link GPA calculator located under the Table of Contents.
  • Make an appointment with your advisor and plan a program of study.

October 18
Week 9

Involvement in campus nursing organizations:

  • Georgia College Association of Nursing Students (GCANS)
  • Black Association of Nursing Students (BANS)
  • Georgia Men Association Nursing Students (GMANS)

 

Advice from junior and senior nursing students. 

Class discussion.

 

 

Assignment: Work on final draft for resume that is due next week. 

 

October 25
Week 10

Stress management

Counseling Services guest speaker, Dr. Arnold Wade.

 

 

Resume is due today.

 

Assignment: Explore the link Stress Management located under the Table of Contents. 

November 1
Week 11

Study abroad opportunities.

Guest speaker, Dr. Dwight Call.

 

 

Assignment: Journal 3 discussion is due 11/8/04.

November 8
Week 12

Nursing opportunities other than bedside nursing:

 

Panel of Nursing Faculty.

Assignments:

  • Journal 4 Discussion is due on 11/15/04.
  • Print the Presentation link located under Guidelines and Forms and bring it to class next week.
  • Prepare for next week’s presentation.

November 15
Week 13

Community service project student presentations

Class discussion.

 

Relax -you don’t have any assignments this week!

November 22

Week 14
NO CLASS

Compensation time for community service project work

 Assignment: Journal 5 Discussion is due 11/29/04.

November 29

Week 15

NO CLASS

Compensation time for campus event.

Happy Holidays!

Campus event and Table Talk are due today. Submit completed forms to your instructor.   

Labor Day HOLIDAY

September 6

Classes Resume

September 7

Midterm

October 8

Last Day to Drop a Course/Withdraw without Academic Penalty

 

(Unless previously assigned an F by professors for absences)

October 12

Registration for Spring 2005

October 25-November 23

Freshman Class Registration Dates

October 29 - November 23

Thanksgiving HOLIDAYS

November 24-26

Classes Resume

November 29

Classes End

December 6

Payment Deadline for Spring 2005

December 10

Final Exams

December 7-10