eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Joseph Niemczura

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NURS220, Fall 2011
NURS439, Fall 2011
NURS220, Spring 2011
NURS331L, Fall 2010
NURS486, Fall 2010
NURS331L, Spring 2010
NURS331L, Fall 2009

Joseph Niemczura: NURS220, Fall 2011

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 220 - Health and Illness I Crn (Section): 78936 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 12 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (100%)
4. Other comments:
I am so glad I had Joe this semester. I learned a lot and had fun at the same time. Great instructor
Very great instructor. Aided in my learning tremendously this semester.
I'm glad that we were able to do pre-care the day before clinical, however, I wish we were informed that pre-care was required before actually registering for the section. It kinda threw my work schedule off and I wasn't happy to hear that we would have to do pre-care on what normally would have been a day off. Otherwise, I learned many skills and probably had more experience doing skills compared to my classmates.
The instructor emphasizes teamwork and communication which has me and my classmates both in and out of the hospital/classroom setting. The intructor is sometimes unpredictable making lectures fun and it kept me to be on top of how I was performing in the hospital setting. He is always open and willing to help his students when they need it.
He was a great professor. I learned so much from him and had a blast in his clinical group! Thanks Joe!
Awesome professor by far :) Really makes sure his students are learning and perfecting the skills needed to move on to the next level of nursing. Very involved in our learning experiences; never leaves us behind.
This was the best instructor I have ever had! He gave me knowledge and confidence in my clinical setting.
Professor Neimczura is the best nursing professor I have had this far.
Awesome teacher!!!! will to teach you and is patient when trying to learn new skills!! He also guides you when doing the steps of each skill...he also encourages you and makes you laugh....he has a good humor!! I would definitely recommend him to other students!!!
Enjoyed clinicals and instructor this semester. Thanks for all the teaching moments.
Joe was an awesome professor! I really enjoyed having him as my clinical instructor. He has guided me well and has made me much more proficient in my nursing skills. If there is one thing I learned from his instruction it's teamwork and communication. I would definitely recommend him to future nursing students. He's a great, caring, funny and just overall best teacher!

Joseph Niemczura: NURS439, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 439 - Mgmt for Health Professionals Crn (Section): 74155 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 33 0.82 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 15 (45%) 16 (48%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 33 0.8 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 18 (55%) 13 (39%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.12 33 0.99 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (6%) 2 (6%) 15 (45%) 13 (39%)
4. Other comments:
When asking him questions to clarify assignments, it is hard to get a straight answer out of him. He sometimes gives you a question on top of a question, instead of an answer. But he did make class interesting though in a very creative way. The class time was too long for this class.
Joe made this class interesting with the activities and presentations. I learned a lot in this class and it has definitely prepared me especially with preparing my resume and interviewing skills.
Provided timely feedback, encouraged active learning, promoted personal and professional growth in performance of course assignments and activities.
I really enjoyed Joe's class. I really enjoyed the class activities and the "Night at the ER" game. I'm a visual person. I learn best when I'm able to see and do things, so having the class activities and the game helped me learn the materials being taught in class.
Joe was very awesome. He always made the class creative and entertaining. I had a lot of fun, and also learned a lot.
Didn't really learn anything.
Joe is very verbal and tells relatable stories to bring concepts to life.
Overall good course. I learned a good deal about nursing management. I wish classes were more shorter though. I think a lot more class content can be done effectively if planned and organized.
Joe is a great instructor that teaches 'out-side of the box.' He is unconventional and likes to do things his way. I always learn so much from Joe. He is a good-spirited person who makes everyone laugh. He makes learning fun!
Joe can sometimes rub people the wrong way, but I feel his intentions are good. I think he really cares about his students and wants all of us to succeed but sometimes his vague instruction can be frustrating. I think he used very creative ideas in class to try and keep us engaged, but I also felt that the material presented could have been done in a shorter amount of time.
No need to drag class out just to meet a time requirement while the other class was arriving 30 minutes later and always leaving before us.
I enjoyed Joe's class. He made the subject matter interesting & fun. I liked that he incorporated his own experiences as charge nurse into the discussions. The Friday Night in the ER game was great. Thanks for a fun semester.
Enjoyed the class. Great stimulating scrnarios
great teacher! made the course stress free :) group projects were a nice alternative to sitting through powerpoint presentations that would be boring. games made the class more fun :)
I think length of the class is too long and too late! I don't think we need full two hours! Other than that, class is quite easy.
I think the class could have been shorter if the material was presented in a more condensed way.
Good class. Learned quite a bit regarding management. Loved that we did resumes and cover letters.

Joseph Niemczura: NURS220, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 220 - Health and Illness I Crn (Section): 88733 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.36 14 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 4 (29%) 8 (57%)
4. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
5. The instructor appears to have a thorough knowledge of the subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
6. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
7. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
8. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 14 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (29%) 10 (71%)
11. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
12. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 13 (93%)
13. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.85 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 10 (71%)
14. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
15. Sufficient observation and supervision were provided.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
16. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
17. Other comments:
We worked really hard but it paid off in the end because we learned a lot. Our skills improved significantly and we learned to work really well as a team.
I was lucky to have to Joe as a clinical instructor. He is very into nursing and does a great job of creating opportunities for us to practice our many skills. He teaches by allowing the student to lead which i am appreciate of because if i had the teacher wispering every correct action in my ear i would never learn how to do it on my own. though This does mena we all have to be on top of our game and i do think did a lot of more work before and during clinicals then i've heard from other groups I will be better prepared to be a nurse because of him. Thanks Joe!!
Professor Joe made this semester a great experience and I feel that I was able to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience being in this section. Joe makes it a point to utilize any and every opportunity to allow students to learn. His passion and expertise in nursing was demonstrated on a daily basis during clinical and labs. He was very approachable when help was needed and had a strong emphasis on "teamwork" that helped to have a strong line of communication amongst my fellow group members. I only hope to have him as an instructor again throughout the nursing curriculum.
I enjoyed Joe's way of teaching and always willing to help us in any way possible. He always made sure that everyone's voice was heard and always encouraged class participation.
Joe is/was/and will continue to be a great professor. Every clinical experience was filled with practicing the skills we learned in class, and more, as well as being extremely enjoyable. There was never a clinical that I didn't like. Joe was always available to answer questions and shared many of his experiences. He made sure to push everyone to help one another, so that none of us would be left standing around doing nothing, and just for the sheer fact that we were lending a helping hand. We welcomed others who volunteered at our site and treated them as part of our family or "Ohana" with instruction from Joe. When one person was having a harder time than others, he would have us pause what we were doing, and head their way to help out. Although this is just our second semester, I will truly miss this class and Joe, and this semester will surely make the record books. I only hope that the upcoming semesters will further teach us about helping each other, being and acting together as a family and being enveloped in cushion of love. Also, seeing Joe ride his bike to Leahi has encouraged me to get a bike and start riding a bike to Leahi and to other places as well. Joe, when you read this, thanks! :)
Have a tracker for clinical patients based on wounds, suctioning, and trach care. There were a few students who were able to do everything multiple times while other got to do it once or never.
Joe did a fine job at pushing our team members to become more efficient student nurses. He expected a lot out of our group for our benefit, however some of the methods in which this was attempted to be communicated did not transition so well. Some instructions provided in regards to clinical procedures or what was expected to be turned in were not always consistently understood amongst all students. Students did seem to appeal to his nontraditional approach to instruction. Joe has fostered an amicable working relationship with staff at our clinical setting. On the other hand, if I am being honest, I must relate that my time in clinicals under Joe's direction was not the same as other students. My main concern with Joe is he has demonstrated favoritism for certain students over others. Some students have gone out of their way to, I don't know how to put this, but "suck up to him" to be in his good graces. Furthermore, I strongly believe that he shows preferential treatment to female students, and being a male student in his group was not an enjoyable experience. I was spoken to dramatically different from others as opposed to the female students in our group. On a couple of occasions, the quality of work I submitted was very much comparable to what other students had handed in, yet I was belittled for my production. At one point I was told that he felt it necessary to "exert [his] alpha male- dominance." Joe and I did have an altercation during clinical in which I was reprimanded in front of the group in a highly unprofessional manner. Although he did apologize, it just made for a strained relationship for the remaining of the semester, and a feeling of having been shamed and uncomfortable in being around our clinical group, and sometimes a feeling of apprehension in trying to approach him. Joe does have a big heart and wants the best for his students, I would just make a recommendation for an improved approach in coaching in private as opposed to scolding in front of everyone. I will say that Joe did encourage me to improve my application of skills learned in lab. He acknowledged that I was of a great help in assisting others in our team in servicing their clients. This praise I respected very much. Joe did take our group under his wing much like a parent which I admired. He has been promptly responsive to emails, texts, phone calls, etc. Joe's efforts to challenge me has increased my confidence in the clinical setting tremendously.
There was much valuable learning. Clinicals were great, and Joe was able to teach us a lot about Nursing and Humanity in general.
Excellent instructor. I learned so much. I highly recommend him. Beware, though: if you don't get dry humor or sarcasm and are not entertained by intellectual discussions you probably won't understand where he's coming from and you may misinterpret his communication. Also, it will help if you can gracefully integrate the opposing paradigms in human nature.
Professor Joe took the time to make sure that we got the best from our lab and clinical experiences. For our labs he would send us at least 10 different sections to read from different books to make sure we understand how to do things like trach suctioning. I could tell that he put alot of work into composing it. At clinical sites he gave us the foundation of learning and supervised us performing the skills, but he let us be autonomous in taking the initiative to learn what the Dr.s prescription says for a dressing change and setting it up and performing it. He also let us practice delegating to other team members to help us in taking care of our patients and get ready for our leadership roles that we will have to perform outside of school. Joe is normally of good nature, but can get short and curt with us at clinical sites most of the time it was because of error we have made or we were taking too long to do a procedure, but he could be a bear and times, very impatience and patience is really needed when students are trying to learn something new, this was the occasion and not the norm. Overall he is a very good instrutor he set high challenges for us, I always felt I had to be overprepared because you never know what he is going to ask and I learned alot.
Joe forced me to think for myself and I was terrified of this! With Joe's supervision, I started feeling more confident with the nursing skills we learned this semester. He always had a pathophysiology dialogue going which really helped me understand how one disease could have many systemic effects. As a new nursing student, the interaction with my client is always flavored with uncertainty and inexperience. It was really nice to see how Joe interacted with my clients- every time he made my client smile it gave me more confidence in my communication skills which positively influenced how I interacted with the same client. His method of teaching may not work for everyone, but it work very well with me. Joe is an advocate for his students and will go out of his way to ensure the best possible learning experience for them.
Joe is a GREAT instructor that is incredibly knowledgeable about the field of nursing. He never ever sits down in clinicals and is constantly providing guidance as if he was the voice of god in your head, telling you how to preform a skill. He teaches from a simple concept and allows you to develop that concept into a complex idea. He promotes teamwork like nothing else and I only hope that I can promote the idea of teamwork further in my nursing career. THANKS JOE!! one million gold stars for Joe!
Professor Joe is a fun, awesome instructor who presented materials and willingness to share knowledgeable information of the subject in health. With his help and guidance, I was able to build more confidence in assessing and interacting with my residents. I am glad to have him as my instructor for N220 Spring 2011 and I hope that he would consider teaching the upper level semesters.
Joe was a truly supportive teacher who made sure that we got the most out of our clinical experience. The best part of clinical was being able to practice skills under the supervision of a knowledgeable expert who let us make mistakes without ridicule. Joe really pulled the most out of each clinical session helping to facilitate conversation and teamwork. I feel that skills seen in a real clinical setting helped tie the concepts together and Joe was awesome.

Joseph Niemczura: NURS331L, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 331L - Professional Nursing II Lab Crn (Section): 72819 (001)     77406 (005)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 9 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (90%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 8 (89%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 7 (78%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 9 (90%)
6. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 9 (90%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 10 (100%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (100%)
9. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (78%)
10. The instructor was easy to talk with and available for consultation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.89 9 0.33 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 9 (90%)
11. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 7 (70%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Listen to the students more instead of own voice. Offer some better advise
The main issue that I would like is to have more direct supervision either in lab or at clinical, just so that someone is there to be able to say that you are, or are not, performing the therapies correctly. At times it seemed as though the inmates were running the asylum, and while the product yielded has been approved, it would do well for confidence levels and appropriate performance to have someone there for immediate feedback. This is obviously an issue of instructor/student ratio, and it is clear that a functional compromise has been made, but in an ideal situation this would be the change that should be made. Niemczura can't be everywhere at once, unfortunately/fortunately.
Sometimes it was difficult to get his attention during certain skills that we were learning for the first time and it would be better if he could be a little more focused at times. Otherwise, he was great!
He can't, I believe it's as close to perfect as it can be.
I do not think there is much room for improvement needed for Joe. He has developed a method to teach this course very well. He is great in providing students the confidence they need to learn new skills. He also implements the use of teamwork, which is oddly enough the first time I have heard of any instructor put emphasis on team work. This I believe is the reason for the amount of success that is produced in understanding the skills needed and bigger picture of nursing at the end of the semester.
Thanks for leading your sheep this semester, Joe! Its a lot of work leading 10 ignorant, blind mice but somehow you do it and it works!
None.
Get a bigger office so we can fit both clinical groups in there for our meetings?
Joe has put a very high standard for my next clinical instructor. I am so very grateful that he is a part of this program. I am deeply saddened to leave this semester knowing that he will not be there next semester. His ideas of teamwork really brought our entire group closer and I am just so very grateful that he was my teacher. I would not change a thing about this semester and I would not want Joe to be any different. He stepped up to the plate and was emotionally and physically there for us and I appreciate it a lot. He was hard on us when he needed to be and only encouraged our growth as nurses. At this moment, I am very speechless as how to put in words how great Joe is, how awesome my clinicals were, and how grateful I am to come into contact with such a great person. Joe, by far, you are one of the greatest inspirations to me. You have given me a passion for nursing that I have not yet had. You kicked into "daddy mode" when you had to and words cannot express how deeply happy I was to choose you for my teacher. I have grown so much through this semester and I have learned so much from you. Thank you. I am deeply saddened that I have to leave, although I think I would be even more sad if I had to repeat this course. This is a bitter sweet goodbye for me. You have inspired me to be the best I can be and not to let people get to you. With all the craziness going on, clinicals were the best part of this semester. 11 people who never worked together came out of this semester with new friends and colleagues we know we can turn to for help. Thank you very much.
He can't.
Professor Niemczura did a great job teaching this course.
He needs to just continue what he's doing. Joe is an excellent and inspirational instructor!
Student should have a lecture on how to do the patho-schematic. I had a difficult time doing this part of the pre/postcare becuase I wasn't sure if I was doing it right.
Joe can not improve the course because he teaches it so well already. He was always a phone call away, his office was always open if we needed anything and he provided us with attention when needed during clinical. He emphasized team work and gave each of us feedback individually during our debrief at the end of clinical.
N/A
Maybe smile a little more, but is doing an awesome job teaching this course!
he was very effective in the way he taught this course. however, when he does demonstrations in lab he could go a little slower
13. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
14. The instructor's clinical demonstrations were clear and concise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 10 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (56%) 8 (80%)
15. Sufficient observation and supervision were provided.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 9 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (44%) 9 (90%)
16. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 9 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
17. Considering client/patient availability, the clinical experiences were realistic and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 10 0.32 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
18. The instructor satisfactorily answered my clinical questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 10 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (30%) 7 (70%)
19. Other comments:
Joe is a very good clinical teacher. He is very knowledgeable and always available for extra help or questions. He made clinicals fun and educational all at the same time. He demonstrated concern in all of us and made sure we we learned and understood what he expected of us. Overall, good :)
Best clinical teacher I've had so far. Love the humor, lightened up many stressful situations.
At times long winded, but always with a point or elucidating anecdote to educate or relax the group. Good group with a good instructor. Would definitely take another class under his direction.
Joe was great because had a certain attitude that helped him to teach the skills we needed to learn during this semester, while making it as less stressful as possible. He was always there for you to ask questions, even dumb ones, and he didn't make you feel stupid. Deep down Joe really does care about his students.
He's quite the character. He's also quite the instructor. Instilled everyth
I do not think there is much room for improvement needed for Joe. He has developed a method to teach this course very well. He is great in providing students the confidence they need to learn new skills. He also implements the use of teamwork, which is oddly enough the first time I have heard of any instructor put emphasis on team work. This I believe is the reason for the amount of success that is produced in understanding the skills needed and bigger picture of nursing at the end of the semester.
Have a "wicked cool" winter break! Hope you get to tackle more mission trips in the near future!
Joseph Niemczura has instructed this class well with his diverse teaching methods and I feel that I have become more proficient as a student nurse entering the clinical setting. Joe has helped us develop important skills like confidence, teamwork and communication into out learning curriculum. He has well equipped us for the oncoming nursing semesters. Go wolf pack!
Joe demanded that we work together as a team which really served to foster cohesiveness and independent learning as he had students help teach one another in both the lab and clinical setting. He made himself available to his students as well as other clinical students for questions at hours that extended well beyond the usual 8-4 work day.
Joe put life into this semester and I appreciate all that he has taught me. I don't know what else to say, but Joe is a great instructor and he needs to be in this program until he's good and ready to retire. If Joe were to ever leave, it would leave a very difficult position to fill and nobody can take the place of an instructor like him.
Mr. Niemczura is an excellent teacher. He brings a much needed joie de vivre to the often stuffy atmosphere of Nursing, let alone academia. He has instilled a sense of teamwork and brotherhood that I will treasure always. Most importantly, under all his glitz and glamour, Mr. Niemczura taught me how to be a confident, competent, and effective nurse. I do not think anyone will ever be able to make cleaning up poo as fond of a memory as he was able to. Thanks Joe.
Professor Niemczura was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the fundamentals course as well as the field of nursing. He helped me personally to grow by identifying areas where I needed to improve on and put me in situations to work on these skills. Professor Niemczura helped our clinical group bond, work as a team, have fun, grow and learn together, for which I really appreciate. In his clinical group we learned the skills and knowledge as well as how to be overall good nurses and people.
Prof. Niemczura is a great professor. Being in his lab/clinical group was fun and I learned a lot. I like how he encouraged us to work together as a team by helping each other out and not to be afraid to ask questions. He makes clinicals exciting.
Joe is an incredible instructor. I came into this semester scared and worried that it would be extremely boring and strenuous, which it was strenuous-but, with Joe I was able to find ways that make what we learn by the books practical and rather enjoyable in the clinical setting. I grew a lot with Joe's instruction and he believed in me when I seemed hesitant or unsure. He provided his professional support whenever possible and also shared his stories and wisdom with us on a day to day basis. He was also upbeat, which is nice to have in an instructor. If I had a choice I would pick Joe for third semester clinical, I am very sad to be leaving his clinical because I feel like he taught me so much and I can not thank him enough for that.
Professor Joe was an excellent fundies teacher as we entered the crazy hospital setting. I enjoyed the amount of hardwork he put us through, yet felt he cared by putting us up to the tasks and would guide and help us along the way with calmness, which allowed us to feel better amount our insecurities. We learned to be confident in the end, learning from our mistakes. You can tell he truly cares about his students and instills wonderful values into his students such as teamwork which goes beyond material we could learn in clinical setting on our own. Glad to learn from him. He has high standards for his students but reminds us that we are all human.
Thank you Joe for being the best clinical instructor I've had so far and for forming our group into a happy family! I will miss being in your class. Have a Great Christmas break and a Happy New Year!

Joseph Niemczura: NURS486, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 486 - Professional Issues & Trends Crn (Section): 72859 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 38 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 10 (26%) 23 (61%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.18 38 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 7 (18%) 11 (29%) 18 (47%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 39 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 6 (15%) 11 (28%) 21 (54%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.13 38 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 4 (11%) 16 (42%) 15 (39%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.05 39 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 4 (10%) 14 (36%) 16 (41%)
6. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.08 39 0.98 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 2 (5%) 5 (13%) 16 (41%) 15 (38%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 39 1.02 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 3 (8%) 14 (36%) 17 (44%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.92 38 1.1 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 6 (16%) 13 (34%) 14 (37%)
9. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.41 39 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (13%) 10 (26%) 23 (59%)
10. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.26 38 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (18%) 11 (29%) 19 (50%)
11. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 39 0.99 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 8 (21%) 10 (26%) 18 (46%)
12. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Stop adding in comments when others are speaking.
Although I wrote that building confidence in a class was unrealistic in the N439 survey, this class did build my confidence because my group activity was mostly successful and my classmates seemed to respond positively to our group's presentation. It built confidence. Joe encouraged us to use an interactive approach and own our presentation, which provided an opportunity for creativity. This class helped develop skills needed by professionals in this field. "DevelopED" gives the impression: "now you have COMPLETED development of 'skills needed by professionals in this field'". If those "skills needed by professionals" were a frog, I would say this class was the egg in a big puddle, and I hatched out, swam around, and started to grow some legs - which is close to about as far one could get in a big puddle. To really become that frog, I would think you actually need to be IN that professional position - or POOL.
This class needs to be combined with Management. Joe tried to make it interesting, but there wasn't much he could do with the content.
Perhaps let us know early on if we need to make a seminar plan. Your grading system seems fair.
disregard asking questions through phone
Joe took a very difficult class to manage and made it worthwhile to attend. However, I am disappointed in the majority of students' lack of ability regarding presentation skills. Students should be able to command a class, be able to present without reading from the slides and come up with creative ways to encourage class participation. Maybe each student needs to stand up in the middle of the class and scream to loosen up and get comfortable. Some of my classmates still have major anxiety about presentations and Joe does his best to remove the anxiety. Perhaps next semester Joe and Misola's class can work more in conjunction to remove a repeat of topics. Hearing a 1hr presentation on "Phases of Change" followed by a 2hr presentation on "Phases of Change" makes me want to strangle myself (figure of speech, no suicidal ideations present).
Plan with other classes course content so we don't have so many repeats Less group presentations Much less group activities, they don't teach anything. I payed money to have my classmates teach me something and then me myself have to act out a scene. Waste of money
Issues and Trends and Management had the same topics and similar ways of teaching. I felt that these courses could be combined because of the overlap. Perhaps we could have discussed more what was happening currently in health care, like the Health Care Reform.
I would make the topics different from our leadership class. Having them mimic each other every day made it difficult to focus.
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Joe should work with the instructor of the N439 course to coordinate the material. The subjects that we learned in this class and N439 were exactly the same. I think one of these courses needs to be done away with. Otherwise, Joe was a very enthusiastic instructor. I like how he tries to provide us with real life examples and gives us a lot of his own personal experiences.
Need to coordinate with Management. There were repetitions of lectures every Monday.
Absolutely nothing.
great teacher.
The class was conducted very well. No suggestions.
Liked the course format, enjoyed the guest speakers, but would like speakers to be less politically biased.
No more class skits!!!
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13. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 35 1.13 Freq(%) 2 (6%) 0 (0%) 16 (46%) 5 (14%) 12 (34%)
14. The instructor's clinical demonstrations were clear and concise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 36 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 13 (36%) 7 (19%) 15 (42%)
15. Sufficient observation and supervision were provided.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.14 35 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (31%) 8 (23%) 16 (46%)
16. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 35 1.03 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (9%) 9 (26%) 8 (23%) 15 (43%)
17. Considering client/patient availability, the clinical experiences were realistic and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 35 0.92 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (31%) 9 (26%) 14 (40%)
18. The instructor satisfactorily answered my clinical questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.06 35 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (31%) 8 (23%) 15 (43%)
19. Other comments:
Thank you, Joe!
The course could be combined with the leadership course, since there are frequent overlapping topics.
We never had a clinical section, so I'm confused as to why there are questions pertaining to that here.
We didn't have clinical with Joe
The questions above to not conform to the class. We had no "clinical." Please do not use generic question formatting to a class that had no lab. I am using Strongly Agree even if the questions are not relevant because Professor Niemczura is a wonderful instructor who does not receive enough credit for his ability to relate to students and share very valuable words of wisdom with the class.
I thought Joe did a good job with this class. The topics could have been more about current events rather than the topics we were going to cover in management. I enjoyed that we occasionally had guest speakers because they were interesting to listen to. I enjoyed that we did group work rather than just sitting in lecture the entire time.
I enjoyed the topics covered in this course. This class allowed much conversation and student participation which is good.
This course seemed to lack structure, which was both a good thing and a bad thing. I think that without the structure, students felt lost and unsure of the value of this course.
Questions 13 to 18 do not apply.
There were no clinical aspects to this course.
Joe is a great teacher!
There was no lab/clinical for this course.
there was no clinical aspect of this course. questions 13-18 do not apply. The material covered in this course was nearly IDENTICAL to the material covered in the management course (Nurs 439). The schedules were nearly identical as well, so we would usually hear the exact same presentation in both classes. It was a complete waste of our time as well as the instructors time. The courses should be combined.
The loud singing in Webster drove me crazy. I really liked the difference in the way you treated us as seniors compared to earlier in nursing school. Take care!
This class mirrored N439 Management. More often than not, the lectures were exactly the same. All we did were class activities. Some of the speakers were interesting but I wished that we were studying for NCLEX instead of sitting through this class.
I enjoyed the skits the student did. It made the content a lot more interesting. However, I felt the N439 could have been combined with this lecture.

Joseph Niemczura: NURS331L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 331L - Professional Nursing II Lab Crn (Section): 82498 (001)     86416 (005)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 4 (57%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (50%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 7 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 2 (50%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (25%) 4 (57%)
6. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 3 (43%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (25%) 3 (43%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 4 (57%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Being able to work with a big variety of patients
Everything was valuable. Joe taught us the nitty gritty about nursing fundamentals. He made our experience in clinicals the best!
I found most valuable is the skills that we learned in practice labs and perform them on the real patient. The simulation labs and mosby video were great assistant tools to our learning.
The hands-on class activites were very helpful with our learning.
Having the opportunity to go the HMCE and gaining hands-on experience.
The number of clinical hours were most valuable. Being able to be in a medical setting and being able to demonstrate our skills on patients was a great experience.
The most valuable aspect of the lab was actualy going to the clinical site and practicing our skills.
Being able to perform/practice the different skills in regards to trach care, foleys, IV's, wound care and medications.
The fact that we practiced skills in the lab before actually doing them in the hospital
Everything. I learned that every aspect of the course is equally valuable.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
NA
n/A/
NONE. Everything was taught for a reason.
There is none at this point.
The singing and rude jokes were inappropriate.
N/A
Nothing
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
How it was my first time actually being hands on and working with patients.
The patients we had and the types of care that we got to do.
How much we had suffer and learn from our clinicals
The activities we did and the discussions that we had together. Also, I will remember the patients and situations we had in clinical.
giving my first insulin shots to patients.
remembering the first time I learned how to perform the skills that nursing professionals should know.
My experiences in clinical
Joe's character! He made learning fun and interesting...and easy.
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 4 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 1 (25%) 2 (50%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 0 (0%)
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
be a bit more organized and more clear of what he wants.
N/A. Keep doing what you're doing Joe.
To stop being sloppy and lazy at times, and put more effort into teaching us the correct ways of nursing instead of his bad habits.
Professor Niemczura could improve by eliminating silly distractions like his flute playing and singing, especially during times when students are working together in the lab to practice a new skill. I think that if he stopped playing his flute and refrained from singing during class time, he would be able to spend more time teaching his students to become excellent nurses. I think that the flute playing and random singing is completely unnecessary.
He should communicate more effectively with his students and he should give all his students the opportunity to do some type of shadowing, like it says on the syllabus.
I dont know
None. He's already a great teacher.
16. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 6 (86%)
17. The instructor's clinical demonstrations were clear and concise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.71 7 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (43%) 2 (50%) 1 (14%)
18. Sufficient observation and supervision were provided.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (25%) 3 (43%)
19. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 4 (57%) 1 (14%)
20. Considering client/patient availability, the clinical experiences were realistic and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
21. The instructor satisfactorily answered my clinical questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.43 7 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 0 (0%) 4 (57%) 0 (0%)
22. Other comments:
He is a very good teacher and is always willing to help his students. He also makes learning the skills fun.
He had strong favorites among the class. I felt they were given special treatment. He had others he did not like and they were definitely not treated fairly. He often spoke rather rudely to students and more than once offended many people. Very messy, disorganized, and difficult to get along with.

Joseph Niemczura: NURS331L, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 331L - Professional Nursing II Lab Crn (Section): 73011 (001)     78716 (005)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (40%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (60%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (50%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 6 (75%)
5. I learned to apply principles from this course to new situations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (60%)
6. I developed more confidence in myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (60%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 3 (60%)
8. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
9. Which aspects of the course were most valuable?
Everything we did was valuable. Joe's emphasis on teamwork really helped me get through scary situations throughout the semester.
The connection between the students and instructors. He made me feel comfortable and made my learning experience that much greater. The bond that he help us create will be with us for the rest of our nursing school years.
the clinical lab and site were the most valuable. learning in lab and tranferring that knowledge into real life situations was the best
The teaching style that Joe Niemczura has is very valuable. He is colorful and theatrical in his delivery of the course content. This grabs the attention of students and helps us maintain focus. Aside from this side of his teaching style, Mr. Niemczura is balanced with a "serious" approach when necessary.
The team work the i acquired and vital nursing practice that i will use for the rest of my nursing practice.
clinicals were amazing! i learned so much and was happy that joe emphasized team work! you really do need the help of your coworkers and im glad i got to learn how!
The Mosby videos and the instaant videos proved to be very helpful during lab sessions and at our clinical sites. Sim Lab was also very educating and challenging.
Everything. The on-campus and off-campus hands-on experiences we had definitely contributed a lot to my development as a future nurse. Practicing in lab before going out to sites was truly valuable because it prepared me for the clinical-days. Clinical this semester were also truly valuable before this is the first time I truly get to interact with real patients and deliver care they need.
10. Which aspects of the course were least valuable?
Nothing really.
I thought that some of the labs were out of order. I thought that some of the skills that we were tested on were not relevent.
The least valuable aspect of the course would be limited amount of time we have for clinicals.
Nothing.
i feel all of the course was valuable in my learing
Nothing
11. Ten years from now I'll probably remember this course most by ...
Joe's emphasis on teamwork and his trying to make clinicals a fun environment to learn in. He's more about gaining experience than anything.
The Instructor and the bond he helped create with my group members. This was a great experience.
my instuctors, and how they made this class intresting and improved our class interpersonal relationships and taught us important basic nursing tasks.
The enthusiasm that Mr. Niemczura as well as the other lab instructors have towards nursing overall.
Cleaning stool and the support from my peers and instructor.
the laughing and fun we had in clinicals, such a fun group! and all the poop we cleaned up!
Knowing that we would have been a "Barbara" in another life. That our instructor will still be singing down the halls of Webster and playing songs using different types of flutes, and the fact that he has a Masters degree in Nursing and is very proud of it!
The tremendous amount of care plans we had to do. But its okay, because they prepared me and helped me understand the patient I'm going to give care foe.
"Barbara" and Joe's singing...suctioning, and bed baths
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%)
13. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (38%) 2 (40%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 8 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 2 (25%) 2 (40%)
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I thought Joe was an excellent professor. He sometimes would be very passive about certain things, but now that I look it, I realize that he wants us to figure certain things out on our own.
HE'S AWESOME
just continue providing and fun and energetic atmosphere in lab and providing feed back to students to help direct them towards being the best nurse possible
Mr. Niemczura shows a lot of concern in for the growth of his nursing students and it is evident during clinicals. I believe that the only improvement necessary is to allow more clinical time so that he can offer guidance and growth to students.
i think joe is a great teacher! i think he could help us more with working on our pathoschematics and how they should be set up.
Grade his care plans because it's sad knowing how much work you put into it and yet, you don't know if you're improving with the care plans...
Provide students various ways to improve in areas rather than just saying that it's "wrong".
16. The laboratory was a valuable part of this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 5 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
17. The instructor's clinical demonstrations were clear and concise.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.1 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 4 (50%) 3 (60%)
18. Sufficient observation and supervision were provided.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 3 (38%) 3 (60%)
19. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 8 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (20%) 3 (60%)
20. Considering client/patient availability, the clinical experiences were realistic and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 5 0.45 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 4 (80%)
21. The instructor satisfactorily answered my clinical questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 2 (40%)