eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Diane Van Hoose

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NURS157, Spring 2013
NURS254, Fall 2012
NURS157, Spring 2012
NURS254, Fall 2011

Diane Van Hoose: NURS157, Spring 2013

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 157 - Adult Health Nursing Crn (Section): 18475 (0)     18476 (HIT)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
2.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 2 2.83 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.0 2 2.83 Freq(%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.12 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (11%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.33 9 1.32 Freq(%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.44 9 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 1 (11%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I loved that we were able to focus on just one course this semester. As much as I hated alllllllll the endless paperwork, I have gained so much knowledge and understanding. I have grown to dislike care plans, but appreciate them as well. We have finally reached the halfway mark to the finish line!
You made it enjoyable.
I appreciate your attention to detail. You are able to create an unintimidating learning environment that is calming to both the student and patient. Thank you for being well prepared, your organization helped to ensure that all students were providing nursing care beyond the standard of care.
I liked that she was funny and kept the class up beat
I really like Diane's enthusiasm for students to learn. I like that she is helpful if we have questions.
Diane has a way of simplifying information in way that really helped me to understand it.
I appreciated her humor in her lectures.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
Don't ever say the test will be "easy." Hehehehe, cause we all ended up doing terrible. Lol.
Lectures a bit lengthy. Could be shorter to just the need to knows.
I enjoyed her lectures because Mrs. Van Hoose was well prepared, and she knew about her subject . She constantly researched about new technologies in medicine, about the newest and the best standards of care. It seemed like she constantly researched what new happened on the nursing field.
More wound care rotations, possibly PACU rotation?
Smaller PowerPoint slides, explain more to students on what you want for grading. I passed my care plans with a 84 and 99/100, then when I did your care plan I got below and 80. But I did everything the same as I did with prior instructors
I think Diane puts WAY TOO MUCH information in her power points and it is overwhelming. Most lectures we don't get through everything because there is just too much stuff in the power points. Just make it simpler. We have the readings that we are responsible for, so just hit the main points and that way we can get through the lecture and ask questions if we need to. Also it seems as if she isn't prepared to lecture, again just give us the main points.
The instructors should be able to give rationales as to why a test question is the best answer. Many times the instructors are unable to say why an answer was correct. It would be helpful for the purpose of understanding why we missed a particular question and would enable us to improve.
I did not appreciate the volume of information that was included in the powerpoints. I felt overwhelmed and confused. It seemed as though she tried to include everything from our readings into her PPT which made it too difficult to follow. She also was often distracted and went off on tangents during her lecture that seemed irrelevant to the lecture.
15. Other comments:
Diane- thank you for everything. I enjoyed having you as an instructor and I look forward to next semester. It made me feel so great that when I felt my grades weren't so great, you took the time to go out of your way and help me out. The way you honestly care about us is so warm and makes me appreciate you so much because most instructors just play that role... an instructor. But you go above and beyond to do as much as you can for us. And you are very honest with your words and advice. Thank you for all of your hard work :) !!!
Very understandable. Easy to talk with and learn from. Worked with you at clinicals, and helped you step by step if needed. Very involved with students. Very approachable, never intimidating.
Expect te same amount of work as the other instructors. I think all instructors need to be on the same boat as far as expectations and grading
Diane is a good clinical instructor, I like that she is knowledgeable and is motivated and can move fast. I think that Diane needs to let us do more things under her supervision, like opening a flush, and little things that she likes to take over but then we don't get the whole process. I get that she likes to be there and supervising, I like that too, but sometimes she just needs to observe and if she sees we are about to mess up then jump in. Or have us talk through with her what we are going to do. It can be frustrating because we want the full experience. Diane is super sweet and approachable. I know she has our back when we are in clinical situation.
I would suggest narrowing down the power points to the need to know information. I use the power points for studying.These power points had to much information and much of the content was skipped over during lecture. Overall Diane is an excellent instructor.
Sorry for the bad review but I just don't understand why no change was made to the PPT format after we shared our feelings with you. Although only one student pointed out that the information included in the lecture was too much, it was based on the opinion which was shared by all in the Kona group. The program is intense and there is a lot of new information to absorb in a short amount of time. If the information is focused and presented in a clear manner, it can be so much more helpful.

Diane Van Hoose: NURS254, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 254 - Family Hlth Nsg Care I Crn (Section): 17621 (0)     17622 (HIT)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.25 4 1.71 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.75 4 1.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 4 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.75 4 1.89 Freq(%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 4 1.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.67 4 1.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.63 8 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 8 1.07 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 6 (75%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
Lectures were well organized, power-points were up on time or before lectures, study guides were given well in advance. Tests were on subject matter and in NCLEX style.
I enjoyed the Health Promotion Project that I did this semester. That was right up my alley. The SIM's were ok except that I ended up always being chosen to be the nurse in the demonstration room. i have yet to see a SIM where Nicole, Evelyn or Marsha had to be the nurse!
I enjoyed the WIC experience and birthing class!
lectures were always interesting to listen to and were very relevant. Loved the study guides and little tips for exams here and there.
I learned the most when we were able to apply learned material to clinicals. This is when I was most motivated to go back and read/review text.
Diane provides comprehensive powerpoints before the lectures for students to print out. It enhances the learning process to have the powerpoint for the lecture. Diane is a wonderful lecturer. She is very knowledgable and is always prepared and organized for class. It is a pleasure having her as a teacher. Her lectures are clear and easy to follow.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
1) Do not put your students on the spot with role plays and then pick their performances apart in front of the class.
Throw out the Web Page Project completely! That project is entirely too time consuming and it doesn't even count towards our overall grade. We need to spend our time on things that can boost or letter grades in this course because that is what directly affects our GPA. For those of us on certain types of financial aid, we need to maintain certain GPA's in order to not have to repay our financial aid award moneis. So, spending our time on projects like the web page one, is really a kill fight kind of project. Thats why you end up with web pages that are half heartedly done! Also, in SIM's: utilize different people in the class to go in to the SIM room for demonstrations. Being the one who is always picked to go in and have the class watch, sucks! The pressure that it places upon your shoulders is immense and it actually ends up hindering your learning experience and is discouraging instead of beneficial!
Have the web page project graded and maybe be a little more clear on the health promotion project before it is due.
I am a visual learner, incorporating videos into the power points helps me learn some of the more difficult material.
When Kathi was lecturing and Diane was not present the Hilo students were very rude to Kathi. They have theirs laptops on (some with earphones), some text message, and they do not participate when she calls on them. The Hilo students pay attention to Kathi's lectures when Diane is present. I feel like the Hilo students need to be babysat to show respect to the lecturer. I think stressing to the Hilo students that they should be respectful to Kathi while she is lecturing would improve the course. Our rubrics for the Health Promotion project were posted after the first due date for the project. I had to completely redo my project in order to fit the rubric. Students should have the grading rubrics to assignments at least a week in advance. Having to do the assignment two times and our teachers having to grade the project twice was a waste of time because it could have been done one time and appropriately. It was confusing having two portfolio guidelines (one for 254 and one for 255); the decision was made at the very last minute as to what we needed to do for the portfolio.
15. Other comments:
Instructor was late for clinicals and class at least twice.
Diane is the master at this content! She is awesome! She knows her stuff and I enjoyed learning from her overall! She is second to none in OB Nursing! Being that this is the specialty of nursing I would like to get employed in, I can guarantee you that in the months ahead, I will be calling upon her for advice, guidance and motivation! I am surely going to miss having her around as an instructor in the 4th semester!
I feel that Diane should let the students be able to do more clinical skills while in clinical because at times i felt like she was hovering and then would just do whatever that skill was for me, which didnt let me have a chance to do it myself.
Diane is an animated instructor, and I appreciated her enthusiasm. We have had lectures that were extrememly difficult to hear due to feed back, and I appreciated Diane & Kathi addressing this by having everyone turn off their cellphones prior to lecture. I would hope that there would be understanding and consideration from both instructors and students as this has been an ongoing issue. The point I'm making is that my family has sacrificed greatly for me to afford to sit in class and pay for the hours that I'm there as I'm not the only college student in my family. It takes away from my learning time and, in effect, my families financial resource when something as simple as turning cellphones off prior to class is such a simple fix, and has proven to be the source of the annoying and grating feedback during lectures. Your continued help in reminding students prior to class and after returning from breaks in between lectures has been both necessary, effective, and appreciated.
Please don't be so short with Kathi. It makes the students feel uncomfortable. It does not always feel like Kathi is treated like an equal. Also, Gibo gave a very inappropriate Health Promotion Project presentation. He spoke about the Marshallese people making a lot of kids and suggested sterilization as a form of contraception for them. I hope this was addressed because it was very offensive. Thank you for cooperating and always being willing to address the cell phone feedback we experience on HITS. Sometimes the feedback is so loud we cannot hear the lectures. I hope to have continued cooperation in addressing this issue in the future.
She wasn't organized . She was very rude to the kona class and kona instructor. I really felt uncofortable with the way she spoke to my instructor

Diane Van Hoose: NURS157, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 157 - Adult Health Nursing Crn (Section): 16467 (0)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 17 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 4 (24%) 10 (59%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.35 17 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.65 17 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (35%) 11 (65%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.29 17 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 8 (47%) 7 (41%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.69 16 1.25 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 4 (25%) 3 (19%) 3 (19%) 6 (38%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.31 16 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (13%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.71 17 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (29%) 12 (71%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.47 17 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 7 (41%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.69 16 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (13%) 10 (63%) 3 (19%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.12 17 1.11 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 3 (18%) 9 (53%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.82 17 1.29 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 3 (18%) 4 (24%) 7 (41%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.18 17 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 7 (41%) 7 (41%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I liked working on the projects and group work!
clinicals of course
Received very limited or no feedback on the clinical papers.
Because this class is taught by all three instructors, so this will be copied into each ecafe review. Nursing 157 is a great course with loads of vital information and lots of clinical experience. Having completed this first year, I do have feedback however. First, and foremost, the program thus far, seems to be created for the student who is 21yrs, no relationship, no children, lives at home, no job/bills, has little responsibility, and never gets sick â?? the irony is that we had a student like that, and he dropped out, didnâ??t want to be so stressed out all the time! The rest of us are holding on by threads at times â?? quite honestly, there is too much paperwork (some of which is busy work probably to meet accredidation reqs), and in spite of what yâ??all think, getting it completed by Thursday every week can be a real push, creating sleep deprived, and therefore not- so- safe- on- the- clinical -floor nursing students, and the real kicker is that yâ??all often donâ??t read them or pick them up in a reciprocally respectful time frame. And here is the other thing about paperwork, my classmates and I have all felt that it has taken precious time away from more appropriate nursing study time, time spent with our Patho or other books. Suggestion: allow students to turn in clinical paperwork on Mondays! And by the way, there is so much reading assigned -it would be impossible to complete- in fact, just focusing on ATI and Iggy was plenty, without Huether! No one can do all the reading, but it is good to have as reference. Next, a couple of suggestions: that the head-to-toe be taught in the first semester and that the use of a multiple â??brainâ?? be utilized as well. Very important: That more med experience be made available to all students, IV and PO!!!! â?? on this note â?? Diane, you hardly gave your students any experience with meds, and then when you did, you talked each one through hanging an IV blow-by-blow, with good pieces of advice, but to the point that we felt like a puppet, and then later you reviewed us as being â??slow-as-mudâ?? (which was the pace you talked us through it!) and basically incompetent, and needing to spend more time in the lab practicing, which is always good to do, but Diane, you never let these students give even one IV just simply observing them, so it was a very strange experience as a student and felt somewhat passive-aggressive in communication. Also, if you are going to give a â??Prescription for Successâ??, shouldnâ??t you be there to sign
I liked the clinical days.
I liked her demonstration of nursing care plans, and how she just put it together in about 15 minutes. Her power points were really well done, and her lecture notes and outlines were very helpful.
Ive noticed that Diane has expectations that we as students take the next step, in that she expects her students to take a higher degree of responsibility for our performance. Since getting our class to do anything in an orderly fashion is about like trying to herd cats, I do feel for her, However, I wouldnt bet against her accomplishing anything she sets her mind to do. She has an in depth knowledge of everything she teaches and is always prepared.
Diane took the time to explain answers when I had questions about patient assessment findings on the Laulima/surgical floor. After my rotation with her I felt autonomous. I learned how to write a quick student/instructor note in the EMR; this was a good communication tool. This was my first time on the Laulima/surgical floor, so I was nervous as to what to expect. It actually turned out to be my favorite place in HMC. The staff were approachable, Diane was always reachable, and everything seemed organized during the rotation.
pre clinical paperwork on pathophys, meds, focused assessments, and labs was appropriate and helped me learn a lot but the self-reflections day 1 and 2 not so much...
I enjoyed watching the 3 instructors role play the proper way to perform certain nursing interventions. It was a great visualization and has stuck out in my mind since then!
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
The power-points were to long. Many times we were unable to cover all the material.
I think it would help to have more projects and not have Our entire grade based on our tests
off your students? Also, Diane, it took 6 weeks to get returned paperwork, except for the first weekâ??s clinical papers, and then there were only little checks made without feedback comments. Diane, you have a lot of knowledge and a fun approach but at times, as a student, your communication style is hard to read and it feels a bit insecure whether you are doing well and then oops off with your head! Hope this is helpful feedback, not hurtful. We are still looking forward to the fall with you! Janene, you are always reasonable and approachable, thank you for being so great to work with- only piece of advice would be the more meds the better and I am glad you are back on your toes with the IVs, etc. Sharon, students love working with you as well, though at times you can be quite intimidating and sarcastic, not always approachable. Waimea is a great experience, but I think students should be forewarned of the extra expense and time and energy, it really is a very exhausting month and whether you drive, or stay over, the gas and eating out (cuz you are so exhausted, and your kitchen is a bomb, and you canâ??t cook) adds up! I think two weeks would be great or even making it optional if longer. In closing, I have loved all the knowledge gained through the program and time spent with all of you. The one thing to impress upon you all, is that there are only 24 hrs in the day â?? not 48 hrs in 24 hrs!! Honestly, this program is very taxing, and NOT because it necessarily needs to beâ?¦.what I mean is yes, there is a lot of ground and information to cover and experience to gain, but pacing your students, providing more support, and safety nets (even giving the student the wild card option of getting to choose one week that they donâ??t have to turn in paperwork) would help lower your students stress level, improve success, and lower your drop-out rate!! I have the understanding that this â??culture of stressâ?? continues in the second year, that a student never feels sure that they will make it to see their graduation day, and I think that approach (and emotional wear and tear) needs to change- students should be selected because they are intelligent, hard- working, and RN material- and then they should be taught, mentored into becoming incredible RNs, not made to feel like they might be booted if they ask a â??dumbâ?? question. We are here to learn, we are not experts yet, allow some wiggle room and know that we are dedicated and excited to become the best RNs we can be! :-)
Maybe get together with the other staff and determine a set of rules that everyone will follow because it gets hard to change a way of doing something depending on who you are with for the clinical rotations.
Give this instructor a lesson on how to run the HITS stuff, because she is going to be teaching us next semester, and I want to hear what she has to say rather than waiting for the techs to do everything. Have the techs stay the length of the class because if something goes down, there goes our class time. We need new supplies, IV lines, gloves, etc, and more lab hours. PLEASE!! Diane is always telling the students to go to the lab to practice, but the supplies are in ruins. We need more real life situations, they would shoot us if we re-packaged supplies and re-used them at HMC!!
The lectures are really good because Diane likes to link material with real- life experiences and that help me retain information. But, the lectures need to either be faster-paced in speaking or longer in time because half the time, we didn't get to the end of the powerpoints. I am an audio-visual learner and hearing material really make it stand out in my memory.
Have the 3 instructors stand as a unified front and not be so "wishy-washy".
15. Other comments:
Thanks had a great time on laulima Gibo
I enjoyed this course and working with Diane!
Instructor promoted a very effective environment for learning through both course materials and stimulating speaking techniques.
Please see essay that is split between two boxes- wouldn't fit in just one! Have a great summer!!
I feel like the grading was unfair between the teachers because depending on who you had for your clinical time, the expectations were all different.
Have not received the last 3 weeks of clinical papers from Diane. I have no grade for my care plan. Diane is a kind instructor who is very skilled in nursing. She is able to pull it together and function when life gives her lemons. Please work with the students on skills....tell them what you want and expect them to be slow, you have 30 years of nursing under your belt!! Print out of HMC P&P needed to give to every nursing student!! Time=excellence=you Diane. Looking forward to next semester!!
Thank you for a knowledgeable and fun rotation/semester! See you next semester. =)

Diane Van Hoose: NURS254, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Hawaii Community College Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 254 - Family Hlth Nsg Care I Crn (Section): 15492 (0)     15493 (HIT)    
1. Course syllabus and procedures (for example, expectations regarding attendance, participation, grading, etc.) were clearly explained at the beginning of the term.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.5 4 1.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
2. Course activities (lectures, group work, student presentations, etc.) were appropriate to the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
3. The reading and course materials were relevant and useful.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
4. Assignments helped me learn about the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
5. The total amount of course work was appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
6. The instructor was well prepared.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
7. The instructor’s delivery of course content demonstrated his/her knowledge of the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. The instructor used a variety of instructional techniques and methods to present course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%)
9. The instructor was willing to help me during office hours and/or via email.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
10. The instructor motivated me to learn the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.27 11 1.27 Freq(%) 1 (9%) 0 (0%) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 4 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor gave me appropriate feedback on my course work
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
3.5 10 1.58 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 3 (30%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 4 (40%) 0 (0%)
12. Overall, the instructor was effective.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree   N/A  
4.0 10 1.33 Freq(%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%) 2 (20%) 2 (20%) 5 (50%) 0 (0%)
13. What did you like about this course, such as activities, projects, assignments, etc.?
I enjoyed this course because Diane made learning fun and she was always organized in lecture, clinicals, and doing SIMS. Seriously this RN instructor is amazing & a valuable member in the HCC ADN program. She was always willing to and ready to answer questions as needed. I enjoyed her positive attitude and encouragement. I always felt comfortable asking her questions because I knew she would make me think critically but also teach at the same time. I believe to be a good teacher, you need to teach your students what you expect them to know, but also lead them into the right direction!! Also if you see a student that is lacking in one area, point that out to them and allow the student to think of what she feels she can do to better her self in that area. I sincerely feel that Diane has allowed me to grow as a student nurse and foster an education in me to enable myself to thrive!!!
Diane is a knowledgeable and effective instructor. I really appreciated how encouraging she was in clinicals- she was available, helpful, and demonstrated skills. She created a safe and supportive learning environment.
Although the case study's seemed to be time consuming when we have so much other stuff going on, I believe it was very useful.
Simulations were helpful but the staff was not very well prepared for them. The webpage was not helpful in learning the material relevant for this subject although I liked the information on building the webpage.
I feel this instructor did not give enough feedback on homework. She is in school and it seems that us students were not her priority. Her priority was her doctorate class that she is in. She still has not returned homework to me that was turned into her from October this is December now. She did not want to give my friend a make up test because her first response was " I don't want to make up a new test" It seems that if you took a job as a teacher that would be an expectation. She was too busy in her doctorate class to fulfill her responsibilities as a teacher. Also she failed a student for one mistake that was don. When asked why had she not given a contract or remediation her reply was "I don't know what to give you for remediation" She has her masters in nursing education . Again that demonstrated a lack of responsibility to the student to teach the student what they need to learn. Also again because she did not have the time because she is overwhelmed with her schooling and she was on sick leave for a week or two. Again the students suffer. She appeared to be scattered at times and disorganized. She got people mixed up with situations and when told she was wrong would not believe students even when all the students knew she was wrong.
I enjoyed being in the OB unit for clinicals.
I liked that the case studies and sims were appropriate to the subject we were currently learning in lecture.
Very diversified techniques. Instructor is a master of her subject and an excellent, interesting lecturer. A++
I learned an an immense amount of information!
On occasion, Diane would ask the class what would be helpful during our simulation exercises to enhance our learning experience. She provided a well set and organized learning environment that facilitated my learning and interest in the material.
mini presentation helped to learn the material. Don't like to be up in front of the class. But, they are very helpful. For example, the last mini presentation on the last day of lecture.
14. Any suggestions to improve this course?
No. It was a wonderful course.
I think it would have been helpful to put the lecture on postpartum care at the beginning of the semester instead of the end, as it would have given us a clearer picture for our postpartum clinical rotation.
I think there is too much filler work in this class. I would like to see more education prior to going into the hospital setting so we are more knowledgeable on taking care of the patient prior to taking care of them.
The teacher needs to help students to the best of her ability. This teacher did not do the best by her students. If she did then all would of been successful. My friend was a clear example of what a teacher thinks is happening but when told by others would not admit that maybe she was wrong. She also gave too much busy work when students already had a lot of work to do and to study for tests. She never inquired into students lives to see what was going on with them if they were having trouble. A nurse is to care and have empathy for her patients and make nursing care plans for patients then why couldn't she make that for her students. It was very subjective to who kissed her ass and acted nice to her. She couldn't even advocate for us at the hospital when nurses up there were mean and nasty to us. She is trying to teach us about being advocates for our patients but could not demonstrate that to us by her actions and modeling that behavior. It was a poor role model in that perspective. That was like being a hypocrite "do as I say not what I do"
Review a little more about postpartum assessments with students before they actually go to clinicals. The self reflections could be a little shorter.
I felt the clinical self-reflections were too long and repetitive in content. Also, I felt that I was not able to give patient care independently according to our status as 2nd year nursing students. Our first year intructors allowed us to do more on our own at clinicals than Diane did. Another clinical issue I had was that if we are expected to be on time every clinical morning, then the instructor should be on time as well. We waited about 10-15 minutes every clinical morning for her. As for assignments, we did not receive feedback on them for a long time so I wouldn't know if I was doing them right or not.
I felt the web page project was a waste of time. I also feel the case studies should have been worth points. They took a very long to complete. I feel all the paper work should have been worth points. That would have given me more motivation.
I am a kona student participating with this instructor via HITS, so it is difficult to rate an instructor that I have only had contact with over the television. Seems like there were a lot of technical difficulties with the HITS.
The quizzes may need to be reviewed for typos, or perhaps re-written. There are some questions that seem unclear due to the typos or double negative wording. I have noticed that students that have no trouble with the material, have trouble understanding the question due to the wording of the questions.
no
15. Other comments:
Coming from a nursing student, I feel that having the clinical competency test at the end of the semester rather than in the beginning is worthless. To see a student thrive, work hard, and excel in the class and clinicals throughout the whole semester and see it end d/t failing a math test is a waste of time. Why not get that test over with in the beginning of the year to prevent that from happening. Or give students a second crack on that clinical competency exam if they don't pass the first time.
It would have been nice to have received our clinical paperwork and other assignments back in a more timely manner in order to get feedback on our work, to know if we were doing it right, etc... Also, I felt like even though I appreciate that there is flexibility with turning in late work, some people in the class really abused that and didnʻt turn anything in until the very end. Yet I myself made a strong effort to get everything in on time as much as possible, yet, because itʻs "pass or fail" on the paperwork, they ended up with the same "pass" as I did! If I had "slacked off" throughout the semester with case studies and clinical paperwork, I would have had more time to stay current on my reading assignments, study for exams (where the real points are for our grade), and been more rested and less stressed out, too. Somehow it doesnʻt seem fair, but, "whatever"...
I really enjoyed having you as an instructor, Diane! Thank you so much for everything! You bring such joy and laughter to class. I appreciate it, especially because things can get very stressful.
This instructor seems to get rattled very easily and many patients commented on how hurried and anxious she presented herself in helping with there care. I think she had too much on her plate with completing her own education and health issues to give adequate attention to this class.
This teacher did not effectively educate a few people in the class. I feel the students are a reflection of the students so all the students who failed this course are a reflection of her as a teacher and she failed as well. Many students felt she did some very subjective things to students this semester and was not fair with students when something happened. She would not even talk to students after making a decision that impacted them about school. Very cowardly to not talk to a student about a choice you make. You should be able to explain yourself and answer any questions a student may have for you. That is being a professional teacher.
Excellent!
Diane is a great lecturer and I love that she integrates humor while teaching. It would make more sense to have the clinical competency exam at the beginning of the semester, not the end.
Diane knows a lot about post partum
Nursing program seems disorganized. Nothing that is the fault of this instructor or any one individual. This is just a general comment on the overall program
Diane is a knowledgeable instructor that delivers the material very well verbally and visually during the presentation of her lectures. Diane responded promptly when called or emailed when I needed assistance or had questions. I enjoy Diane's energy and enthusiasm during lectures, so much that her demeanor towards the material facilitated my learning and interest for the subject matter. Thank you for a great semester Diane.
You have great energy. Hold on to it. It makes the lecture fun.