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Effective: Early Spring 8-Week 2017/2018

NURS 410: Community Health Nursing

Course Description

This course introduces the theoretical basis for community - oriented nursing practice. It emphasizes the application of community/public health concepts applied to promoting and preserving the health of the community.  Diverse populations across the lifespan and throughout the continuum of the healthcare environment will be examined. Community assessment, epidemiology, environment, political action, and case management frameworks are used to guide evidence-based nursing care delivery to individuals, families, and populations in community settings.  Students will use their own family genogram and eco-map to data to identify factors which contribute to their family's health and the achievement of health outcomes.

Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN program; NURS 409

Proctored Exams: None



Syllabus Contents

Textbooks

Required

  • American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
    • [ISBN-978-1-4338-0561-5]
  • Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J.. (2014). Foundations of nursing in the community: Community-oriented practice (4th). St. Louis, MO: Mosby: Elsevier.
    • [ISBN-978-0-323-10094-6]

Additional Textbook Information

If you purchased a new copy of Foundations of Nursing in the Community textbook, it will contain a supplementary resource, Evolve from Elsevier Inc. If you choose to purchase the book used, it is recommended you also purchase a key from the Elsevier website to utilize this resource.

MBS Information

Textbooks for the course may be ordered from MBS Direct. You can order

For additional information about the bookstore, visit http://www.mbsbooks.com.


Course Overview

This course covers community-oriented nursing practice. The course focuses on the processes and practices for health promotion. Content covered provides a foundation for designing nursing strategies for individuals, families, and populations, including communities. The student will select a healthcare provider in the community with whom they will review the findings of their own family’s health risk appraisal, and identify community agencies and resources appropriate for the health risks that exist within their family.  Students will gain advanced skills and work toward achieving independence in applying the entire nursing process toward promoting and preserving the health of the community. Quizzes, weekly discussion threads, and several Dropbox assignments will be utilized to prepare the learner to assess and evaluate the health of a community environment.  This course is based on the nursing process.  Students should be familiar with this process prior to taking this course.


Technology Requirements

Participation in this course will require the basic technology for all online classes at Columbia College:
  • A computer with reliable Internet access
  • A web browser
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Office or another word processor such as Open Office

You can find more details about standard technical requirements for our courses on our site.


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe community-oriented nursing practice.
  2. Discuss specific issues, vulnerable populations and societal concerns that affect nursing practice in the community.
  3. Examine conceptual frameworks applied to nursing practice in the community.
  4. Describe the management of health care and selected community environments, to include the managing of cases, programs, disasters and groups.
  5. Discuss risk factors and health problems for families and individuals throughout the life-span.

Grading

Grading Scale
Grade Points Percent
A 378-420 90-100%
B 336-377 80-89%
C 294-335 70-79%
D 252-293 60-69%
F 0-251 0-59%
Grade Weights
Assignment Category Points Percent
Weekly Quizzes 105 25%
Discussion 105 25%
Dropbox 110 26%
Final Exam 100 24%
Total 420 100%


Schedule of Due Dates

Week 1
Assignment Points Due
Introduction - Saturday
Discussion 1 Post/Responses 15 Wednesday/Saturday
Syllabus and Handbook Quiz - Before Quiz 1
Quiz 1 15 Sunday
Week 2
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 2 Post/Responses 15 Wednesday/Saturday
The State’s Official Powers in Regulating Epidemics Paper 25 Saturday
Quiz 2 15 Sunday
Week 3
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 3 Post/Responses 15 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 3 15 Sunday
Week 4
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 4 Post/Responses 15 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 4 15 Sunday
Week 5
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 5 Post/Responses 15 Wednesday/Saturday
Community Windshield Survey 55 Saturday
Quiz 5 15 Sunday
Week 6
Assignment Points Due
Family Health Risk Appraisal 30 Saturday
Quiz 6 15 Sunday
Week 7
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 6 Post/Responses 15 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 7 15 Sunday
Week 8
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 7 Post/Responses 15 Wednesday/Saturday
Final Exam 100 Saturday
Total Points 420

Assignment Overview

Assignment Deadlines

All assignments, unless mentioned otherwise, are due by 11:59 pm Central Time (CT) on the date listed.


Readings

Each week of the course you will have 3-5 chapters of reading assigned.


Discussions

Each week (except week 6) you will have a discussion due. Each of these will be worth 15 points. This course is dependent upon the exchange of ideas, experience and peer critique. Therefore, your participation and positive citizenship in this course is fully expected. Discussion topics will open at 12:01 am CT on Monday. Students can receive up to 15 points per week’s discussion topics. A detailed discussion grading rubric can be located within the Content area of the course. For the benefit of all who are reading responses; keep your personal agendas, attitudes, and grudges in check.  This course will sometimes touch on topics that will stir controversy and debate, which can and should be a healthy, educational exchange of ideas. Remember that this exchange should be about learning, not winning a debate or verbal exchange. Your posts are due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday and the responses are due by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.  


Dropbox Assignments

The State’s Official Powers in Regulating Epidemics Paper

The State’s Official Powers in Regulating Epidemics Paper is due in Week 2. This written assignment is worth 25 points. Refer to The State’s Official Powers section of the General Resources in the course Content area for detailed expectations and the grading rubric. There are four criteria to be addressed and each criterion is worth 5 points. Proper use of APA format and writing mechanics is worth 5 points.  Document your findings in a comprehensive narrative format using each of the elements as a heading. The paper must be 1-2 pages in length.

Your analysis should be submitted to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area and is due by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday of Week 2.

Community Windshield Survey

This survey is worth 55 points. Refer to Table 12-3 Windshield Survey Guidelines (p 220) of your textbook and the Windshield Survey Guideline Worksheet in the Content area of the course to complete this assignment. There are 15 elements to be addressed and each element is worth 3 points. Proper use of APA format and writing mechanics is worth 5 points. Document the survey findings in a comprehensive narrative format using each of the elements as a heading. Photographs must be taken of each element and submitted with the paper (worth 5 points). These photographs will also be a requirement for the Community Health Assessment/Analysis project for NURS 411.

Your specific community may not have all fifteen elements. For example on a military ship you would not have “Street People or Animals” but you should include reasoning for the lack of that particular element. Refer to the Community Windshield Rubric in the Content area for grading criteria.

This Community Windshield Survey should be submitted to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area and is due by 11:59 pm CT on Friday of Week 5.

Family Health Risk Appraisal

This written assignment is worth 30 points. There are five criteria that will be assessed in this project.

  • Genogram
  • Ecomap
  • Genogram and Ecomap Use in Nursing
  • Significant Findings
  • How to Incorporate These Tools in Nursing Practice

Each criterion is worth five points. Proper use of APA format and writing mechanics is worth five points. You will create a Genogram and Ecomap for your family and attach these documents to your final analysis.  Then you will document your findings in a comprehensive narrative format using the final three criteria as your headings. Refer to The Family Health Risk Appraisal Rubric in the Content area for grading criteria.

Your Family Health Risk Appraisal should be submitted to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area and is due by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday of Week 6.


Weekly Quizzes

Coinciding with your weekly readings, you will complete a timed weekly quiz worth 15 points. The weekly quizzes will consist of 15 multiple choice questions that come from your assigned textbook readings. Each quiz question is worth one point for a total of 15 points per quiz. You will have 20 minutes to complete each of the weekly quizzes.  These quizzes are open book.

Each quiz must be completed by 11:59 pm CT on Sunday.


Final Exam

The final exam will be a total of 100 questions. Each question will be worth 1 point and the total exam will be worth 100 points. You will have 125 minutes to complete the final exam. The exam will open at 12:01 am on Monday of Week 8.  The exam must be completed by Saturday by 11:59 pm CT during Week 8.



Course Outline

Click on each week to view details about the activities scheduled for that week.

Week 1: Perspectives in Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice in the Community
Readings
  • Stanhope, Chapters 1, 2, and 3
  • Review Appendix H: Essential Elements of Public Health Nursing in your textbook.
Introduction

In the Discussion area, take a moment to introduce yourself to the class.  Tell us about yourself, such as your current occupation, family, where you live, your experience with online classes, or anything else you would like us to know about you.

If you feel so inclined and have not already done so, you can upload a photograph of yourself, which at least allows us to put a face with a name.

The Introduction is completely optional.

Discussion 1 Post/Responses

Every community is different.  This week discuss the examples in your community in which the community based nursing (CBN) role is ideal to meet client needs. Indicate examples in your community in which the most useful nursing role would be that of the community-oriented nurse.  What areas do you believe the CBN would not be effective in your community? Do you currently view any impediments to CBNs in your community?

In your responses to your classmates, think about and comment on the following:

  • Do you agree with your classmates classifications of examples as either CBN or community-oriented nursing roles?
  • Compare the findings in your community to the findings of your classmates.
  • Support your opinions with what you have learned about these roles.
Syllabus and Handbook Quiz

In order to access Quiz 1, you will need to do the following:

  1. Review the course syllabus (located in the "Start Here" section of the Course Content area)
  2. Review the RN to BSN Student Handbook (located in the "Start Here" section of the Course Content area)
  3. Complete the Syllabus and Handbook Quiz (located in the Quizzes area)

Quiz 1 will not appear until all three actions have been completed.

Quiz 1

This quiz is located in the Quizzes section of D2L.  You will have 20 minutes to complete this 15 question quiz.  Once you start the quiz, you must finish it.  This quiz will cover your readings for Week 1.

Week 2: Influences on Health Care Delivery and Nursing
Readings
  • Stanhope, Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, and 21
  • Review a news report from your community and look for issues or events (with an environmental issue/concern) that have an effect on the health of the community.
  • Visit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website and review information on the selected environmental issue/concern discussed in your article. 
Discussion 2 Post/Responses

Environmental issues and concerns are in the news every day.  Take time this week to examine an environmental issue/concern as reported in the news that may have an effect on the health of your community.  Make sure to analyze the information obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website related to the environmental issue/concern and offer ways to protect or solve the identified environmental issue/concern within your community.

In your responses to your classmates, think about and comment on the following:

  • Do you agree with the suggestions identified to protect or solve the environmental issue or concern?
  • Do you have other suggestions for your classmates on ways to protect or solve the environmental issue of concern?
The State’s Official Powers in Regulating Epidemics Paper

Research a state’s public health policy to determine the state’s official powers in regulating experiences, such as a West Nile virus outbreak and anthrax exposures related to bio-terrorism.

Discuss each of the following as it relates to this epidemic or exposure:

  • Select a category of either epidemic or exposure.
  • Explore the states’ right to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens.
  • Determine how a conflict between the state rights and individual rights are resolved.
  • Identify the standards of care that apply to this issue and how it is decided which services offered to clients should be mandatory and which should be voluntary.
  • Explore how the role of public health differs in these epidemics in contrast to the past epidemics of smallpox and tuberculosis. Be specific.

Your paper should be in the appropriate APA format and should comprehensively address the areas above.  You can review the scoring rubric in the Content area.  Remember the paper must be 1-2 pages in length.

This paper should be submitted to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area and is due by 11:59.

Quiz 2

This quiz is located in the Quizzes section of D2L.  You will have 20 minutes to complete this 15 question quiz.  Once you start the quiz, you must finish it.  This quiz will cover your readings for Week 2.

Week 3: Conceptual Frameworks Applied to Nursing Practice in the Community
Readings
  • Stanhope, Chapters 9, 10, and 11
  • Visit the Center for Diseases Control website and look at a recent issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and find one health issue that is or could possibly affect your community.
Discussion 3 Post/Responses

This week we continue to look at health issues within your communities.  Identify and examine a current health issue in your local community (i.e., childhood lead poisoning, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, Escherichia coli, childhood obesity).  Describe primary, secondary and tertiary prevention interventions related to this health issue. How could nurses improve the effectiveness of their prevention activities related to this health issue?

In your responses to your classmates, think about and comment on the following:

  • Do you agree with the suggestions identified on ways to improve the effectiveness of prevention activities related to this health issue?
  • What additional recommendations would you make to improve the effectiveness of prevention activities related to this health issue?
Quiz 3

This quiz is located in the Quizzes section of D2L.  You will have 20 minutes to complete this 15 question quiz.  Once you start the quiz, you must finish it.  This quiz will cover your readings for Week 3.

Week 4: Issues and Approaches in Health Care Populations: Part A
Readings
  • Stanhope, Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 21
  • Visit the Nursing World Website

    Review the Workplace Safety/Healthy Work Environment/DPR/Disaster Preparedness

  • PDF in the Content area
Discussion 4 Post/Responses

After completing your weekly readings, describe the role of nurse in preparedness, response, and recovery stages of disaster/disaster management.  Do you believe nurses in your community would be prepared during a disaster? Why or why not?  What deficits do you view in your community being prepared for a disaster?  What would improve your community’s preparedness for a disaster?

In your responses to your classmates, think about and comment on the following:

  • What similarities and differences do you see between your community’s preparedness and your classmate’s communities?
  • Is there something in your community that you believe your classmate’s community can implement from your community?
  • Are there any issues that you believe do not have a solution?
Quiz 4

This quiz is located in the Quizzes section of D2L.  You will have 20 minutes to complete this 15 question quiz.  Once you start the quiz, you must finish it.  This quiz will cover your readings for Week 4.

Week 5: Issues and Approaches in Health Care Populations: Part B
Readings
  • Stanhope, Chapters 15, 16, 17, and 21
  • Review Poverty: 2000 to 2012 PDF in the Content Area
Discussion 5 Post/Responses

Social and economic factors can be very difficult to improve upon within a community.  This week discuss the effects of social and economic factors on vulnerability. How can poverty (i.e., “being poor”) and other social factors affect cumulative risk, susceptibility, resiliency, and vulnerability? How can nurses working in the community affect or alter vulnerability in their clients? How can the activities addressed by Healthy People 2020 be incorporated into the nurse’s activities? Do you see any areas that can immediately be improved upon within your community? If so, what and how would you improve them based on social and economic factors?

In your responses to your classmates, think about and comment on the following:

  • Do you see any areas of the Healthy People 2020 goals that your classmate’s communities are not addressing?
  • What alternative solutions do you see for you classmate’s community regarding how to improve community health when dealing with social and economic factors?
  • Do you agree with your classmate’s assessment of the cumulative effect of poverty?
Community Windshield Survey

Community Windshield Surveys are used to gain a better understanding of a community in general or a specific area of a community.  For this course, you will complete a Community Windshield Survey of your community or one near your home. Make sure to refer to Table 12-3 Windshield Survey Guidelines (p 220) of your textbook and the Windshield Survey Guideline Worksheet which is available in the Content area.

To comprehensively understand the issues/concerns of a community and place it within a Community Windshield Survey, it may take multiple trips through a community.  You should consider driving through your community at different times of the day as well.  Plan to drive through your community at least twice and consider having a colleague or friend drive for you so you can thoroughly observe your community.  

Areas to make specific notes on include:

  • Boundaries
  • Housing and Zoning
  • Open Spaces
  • Commons
  • Transportation
  • Social Service Centers
  • Stores
  • Street People and Animals
  • Condition of the Area
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Health Indicators
  • Politics
  • Media
  • Business and Industry

Photographs should be taken of each element and submitted with the paper.  For more details, make sure to download a copy of the Windshield Survey Guideline Worksheet in the Content area.  This analysis should be submitted to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area and is due by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 5

This quiz is located in the Quizzes section of D2L.  You will have 20 minutes to complete this 15 question quiz.  Once you start the quiz, you must finish it.  This quiz will cover your readings for Week 5.

Week 6: Issues and Approaches in Family and Individual Health Care
Readings
  • Stanhope, Chapters 18, 19, and 20
Family Health Risk Appraisal

Assessment of the family health risks requires many approaches. This assignment will focus on two tools used to help identify factors which contribute to family’s health and the achievement of healthy outcomes. To complete this assignment, there are five elements to this project.

1.  Element 1: Develop your own family genogram.

  • Go to http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/portrait/index.html to develop your genogram. Follow instructions on website.
  • Save the final genogram
  • Attach the final genogram to this assignment.

2.  Element 2: Develop your own family eco-map.

  • Refer to eco-map example in textbook, p. 335.
  • You can develop your eco-map by using three different methods.
    • Download a free eco-map template from the internet.
    • Develop an eco-map using your computer software.
    • Hand draw the eco-map and scan to a PDF form.
  • Attach the final eco-map to this assignment.

3.  Elements 3-5: Analyze your findings

  • Discuss how the genogram and eco-map tools are used in nursing.
  • Review with a healthcare provider the findings of your own family’s health risk appraisal and identify community agencies and resources appropriate for the health risks that exist within their family.
  • Discuss how you as a nurse will incorporate a genogram and eco-map into your nursing practice.  

Elements 1 and 2 (Genogram and Ecomap of your family) will need to be attached to your final analysis.  Your analysis paper should follow the appropriate APA format and answer the questions/topics above.  In addition to attaching your genogram and eco-map, submit your analysis to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox area.  This paper is due by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 6

This quiz is located in the Quizzes section of D2L.  You will have 20 minutes to complete this 15 question quiz.  Once you start the quiz, you must finish it.  This quiz will cover your readings for Week 6.

Course Evaluation
Please evaluate the course. You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course near the end of the session. A link sent to your CougarMail will allow you to access the evaluation. Please note that these evaluations are provided so that I can improve the course, find out what students perceive to be its strengths and weaknesses, and in general assess the success of the course. Please do take the time to fill this out.
Week 7: Nursing Practice in the Community: Roles and Functions
Readings
  • Stanhope, Chapters 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32
  • View the Parish Nurse Video in the Content area
  • Visit the OSHA website and review the information regarding Nursing in Occupational
  • Health Visit the AACN website and review the information regarding Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Competency Domain 3: Interprofessional Communication
Discussion 6 Post/Responses

As with everything in the world, the roles and settings for nurses is ever changing.  Compare and contrast the rapidly changing roles, functions, and practice settings for nurses practicing in:

  • local public health agencies, 
  • faith community nursing, 
  • home health and hospice,
  • school and occupational health.

How are these roles interconnecting within a community? If you community does not have one of these nursing roles, do you believe they need that role? 

In your responses to your classmates, think about and comment on the following:

  • Do you agree with your classmate’s assessment of the changing roles of the nursing roles?
  • Do communities need all these nursing roles? Why or why not?
Quiz 7

This quiz is located in the Quizzes section of D2L.  You will have 20 minutes to complete this 15 question quiz.  Once you start the quiz, you must finish it.  This quiz will cover your readings for Week 7.

Week 8: Foundations of Nursing in the Community Review
Discussion 7 Post/Responses

Reflection is critical in all occupations.  We must take time to reflect on our decisions, actions, and beliefs to continue to improve.  This week identify some of the reading materials and class experiences that immediately come to your mind. Why did these experiences stand out to you? Share your thoughts and analysis of what you have read and experienced in this course with the class.  Additional questions to ask yourself include:

What have you learned about community health nursing that might affect your nursing practice?

  • Are there still areas you are unsure about?
  • How do you believe you can make an immediate impact on your community?

Include in-text references and a reference page for materials used for this assignment in correct APA format.

Final Exam

The final exam will be a comprehensive exam of 100 questions that cover the readings of this course.  You will have 125 minutes to complete this exam.  Once you begin the exam you must finish it. The final exam will open at 12:01 am Monday of Week 8.

The exam must be completed by Saturday by 11:59 pm CT.



Course Policies

Student Conduct

All Columbia College students, whether enrolled in a land-based or online course, are responsible for behaving in a manner consistent with Columbia College's Student Conduct Code and Acceptable Use Policy. Students violating these policies will be referred to the office of Student Affairs and/or the office of Academic Affairs for possible disciplinary action. The Student Code of Conduct and the Computer Use Policy for students can be found in the Columbia College Student Handbook. The Handbook is available online; you can also obtain a copy by calling the Student Affairs office (Campus Life) at 573-875-7400. The teacher maintains the right to manage a positive learning environment, and all students must adhere to the conventions of online etiquette.

Plagiarism

Your grade will be based in large part on the originality of your ideas and your written presentation of these ideas. Presenting the words, ideas, or expression of another in any form as your own is plagiarism. Students who fail to properly give credit for information contained in their written work (papers, journals, exams, etc.) are violating the intellectual property rights of the original author. For proper citation of the original authors, you should reference the appropriate publication manual for your degree program or course (APA, MLA, etc.). Violations are taken seriously in higher education and may result in a failing grade on the assignment, a grade of "F" for the course, or dismissal from the College.

Collaboration conducted between students without prior permission from the instructor is considered plagiarism and will be treated as such. Spouses and roommates taking the same course should be particularly careful.

All required papers may be submitted for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers may be included in the Turnitin.com reference database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism. This service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Turnitin.com site.

Non-Discrimination

There will be no discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, political affiliation, veteran status, age, physical handicap, or marital status.

Student Accessibility Resources

Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the office of Student Accessibility Resources. Until the student has been cleared through this office, accommodations do not have to be granted. If you are a student who has a documented disability, it is important for you to read the entire syllabus as soon as possible. The structure or the content of the course may make an accommodation not feasible. Student Accessibility Resources is located in Student Affairs in AHSC 215 and can be reached by phone at (573) 875-7626 or email at sar@ccis.edu.

Online Participation

You are expected to read the assigned texts and participate in the discussions and other course activities each week. Assignments should be posted by the due dates stated on the grading schedule in your syllabus. If an emergency arises that prevents you from participating in class, please let your instructor know as soon as possible.

Attendance Policy

Attendance for a week will be counted as having submitted any assigned activity for which points are earned. Attendance for the week is based upon the date work is submitted. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday (except for week 8, when the work and the course will end on Saturday at midnight.) The course and system deadlines are based on the Central Time Zone.

Cougar Email

All students are provided a CougarMail account when they enroll in classes at Columbia College. You are responsible for monitoring email from that account for important messages from the College and from your instructor. You may forward your Cougar email account to another account; however, the College cannot be held responsible for breaches in security or service interruptions with other email providers.

Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. The class discussions are for public messages so the class members can each see what others have to say about any given topic and respond.

Late Assignment Policy

An online class requires regular participation and a commitment to your instructor and your classmates to regularly engage in the reading, discussion and writing assignments. Although most of the online communication for this course is asynchronous, you must be able to commit to the schedule of work for the class for the next eight weeks. You must keep up with the schedule of reading and writing to successfully complete the class.

No late discussion posts will be accepted.

Course work submitted after the deadline will receive a 30% reduction in points from your score. Course work submitted twenty-four hours late will not receive any credit.

Course Evaluation

You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course near the end of the session. A link will be sent to your CougarMail that will allow you to access the evaluation. Be assured that the evaluations are anonymous and that your instructor will not be able to see them until after final grades are submitted.


Additional Resources

Orientation for New Students

This course is offered online, using course management software provided by Desire2Learn and Columbia College. The course user guide provides details about taking an online course at Columbia College. You may also want to visit the course demonstration to view a sample course before this one opens.

Technical Support

If you have problems accessing the course or posting your assignments, contact your instructor, the Columbia College Helpdesk, or the D2L Helpdesk for assistance. Contact information is also available within the online course environment.

Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is a free online tutoring service available to all Columbia College students. Smarthinking provides real-time online tutoring and homework help for Math, English, and Writing. Smarthinking also provides access to live tutorials in writing and math, as well as a full range of study resources, including writing manuals, sample problems, and study skills manuals. You can access the service from wherever you have a connection to the Internet. I encourage you to take advantage of this free service provided by the college.

Access Smarthinking through CougarTrack under Students -> Academics -> Academic Resources.


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