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Instructor: Carmen Linhares

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NURS320L, Fall 2013
NURS372L, Spring 2010

Carmen Linhares: NURS320L, Fall 2013

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 320L - Health & Illness II Lab Crn (Section): 79325 (003)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
3.25 8 0.89 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
7. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
8. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
She always encouraged you to look at the whole picture. Her instruction ushered me to critically think about why this patient is presenting like this, or why does a certain procedure need to be done. It has taught me to anticipate what could happen and prepare accordingly. This will benefit me in the future because in any field of healthcare it will require you to think critically, analyze data and alter or implement interventions as necessary.
There are so many things I gained from this course that will benefit me personally. The most important thing I gained was personal confidence. I now feel as if I have the confidence to take care of patients and be an integral part of their care team. Through the knowledge and skills gained in this course, I know feel confident to care for women in the labor and postpartum process, as well as care for their infants. I now have the confidence to administer injections, something I have not had yet in this program. And I also gained to confidence to communicate in a professional manner with other members of a patients health care team.
Gaining a lot of knowledge on the whole process and concerns of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborn care which will benefit me when I have children of my own someday.
Personally, I think I learned to share my feelings and observations more during post-conference.
It has definitely prepared myself for when I plan for a family of my own. It also prepares me to assist friends or families that I do know that are having families.
9. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
10. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
11. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
12. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
13. The instructor's feedback about my writing helped me become a better writer.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
14. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 8 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 0 (0%) 7 (88%)
15. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
16. The instructor presented the course materials in a clear and organized way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
17. The instructor sets high standards for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
18. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think she's doing a great job and I found the voice over powerpoints to be very helpful.
Carmen Linhares was absolutely wonderful, and I can't think of a way she could improve her teaching of this course.
None. She is doing a great job.
I cannot thing of anything, I think that her way of teaching this course is already great. I really liked her voice over power points, those were extremely helpful. Also, I felt very supported during clinical.
19. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.88 8 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) 7 (88%)
20. Sufficient observation and supervision were provided.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
21. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
22. Considering client/patient availability, the clinical experiences were realistic and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
23. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 8 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (100%)
24. What changes would you make in the clinical experiences?
It would be nice to have 2 days for the newborn assessment.
I understand that the postpartum clinical days are very important as they give us a better chance to practice skill and assessments, however I personally wish I had more clinical days of labor and delivery and less clinical days on the postpartum floor as I am interested in being a labor and delivery nurse and not interested in being a nurse on the postpartum floor. I also wish we had more clinical days in the newborn nursery as it proves to be very interesting and a good opportunity to practice newborn assessments (which is a big part of this course), and a good opportunity to administer medications.
Not much, maybe just more admission days.
I loved the newborn admissions day, so it would be nice if we could get more than one admissions day.
It would have been really nice to weekly switch labor & delivery and mother baby care unit instead of switching it half the semester. I feel that we would have learned more and applied our knowledge throughout the semester instead of just half of it. For example if we learned about complicated births in the second half of the semester and we were already in the L&D floor for the first half we couldn't have applied that knowledge for that floor.
25. Other comments:
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and facilitating a positive learning environment.
I am so grateful to have had Carmen Linhares as an instructor. I will cherish the things she has taught me and will always remember her as a very knowledgeable and patient-centered nurse. I love her style of nursing, and love how she motivated me to be a better nursing student. She was definitely my favorite nursing instructor of this whole program to date.
She was very helpful, respectful, knowledgeable, and had a sense of humour. I learned a lot from her and I am glad to have been one of her students.
I had a great semester, I feel that I've gained experience and knowledge that will help me throughout the nursing program and on. Thank you very much.
Carmen Linhares is an awesome teacher. She is extremely knowledgable and patient. She expects a lot from the students but she also does not make us feel uncomfortable by coaching us appropriately while still encouraging us to practice skills on our own.

Carmen Linhares: NURS372L, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Nursing
Course: NURS 372L - Matrnl Newborn Nurs Clin Lab Crn (Section): 82509 (002)     85599 (005)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
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%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
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%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
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%) 4 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
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%) 4 (100%)
5. I developed skills needed by professionals in this field.
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%) 4 (100%)
6. What things did you get from this course that will benefit you personally?
Everything she has taught and discussed with us during group sessions and during clinical days.
Through clinical I experienced a number of thing that will benefit me personally. I had the privilege of being apart of and witnessing births with families, communicating with them and educating them with the knowledge that we obtained in class.
I gained hands on experience in taking care of pregnant women and their newborns. Also, I was able to experience live births.
The appreciation of bringing a new life into the world and techniques to help pregnant women.
The benefit of someone who loves her field of study.
I learned how to better handle stressful situations. I also learned how to not take patient comments or requests personally.
All the information learned and the clinical experiences.
7. The instructor was able to explain concepts clearly and effectively.
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%)
8. The instructor was able to clarify difficult course topics.
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%) 4 (100%)
9. The instructor treated students with respect.
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%) 4 (100%)
10. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
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%) 4 (100%)
11. The instructor keeps students informed of their progress.
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%) 4 (100%)
12. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
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%) 4 (100%)
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  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
14. The instructor sets high standards for students.
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%) 4 (100%)
15. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Carmen was the best clinical instructor ever! :) She was so knowledgeable and shared all her experiences with us that would benefit our learning. She was extremely patient and encouraging the whole way throughout this semester.
Carmen did an excellent job teaching this course. I can not think of any areas for improvement. She communicated effectively with students, offered support, and was readily available for any questions or concerns the students had. She demonstrated thourough understanding of the course content and demonstrated true passion for the field.
NA. She is a great instructor.
Provide more opportunities for different clinical complications
I felt she did a good job.
Carmen is so patient and understanding. She showed compassion to the field and her students. She made sure everyone was okay during the cesarean birth. She was always thinking of the students and never took a break. She was always with a student helping them and the patient during birth. She is so knowledgable and wise. I love to hear about her alternate interventions she learned in midwifery and how they vary from the hospital routine interventions. It really made me open my eyes to what I want in my birth that I didn't know was available to me.
She is a great teacher that is very thorough. No improvements needed.
16. I am generally pleased with the materials (texts, handouts) required for this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.44 9 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (33%) 4 (100%)
17. Sufficient observation and supervision were provided.
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%) 4 (100%)
18. The instructor was very helpful in my developing good clinical techniques.
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%) 4 (100%)
19. Considering client/patient availability, the clinical experiences were realistic and appropriate.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 9 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%)
20. Grades are assigned fairly and impartially.
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%) 7 (78%)
21. What changes would you make in the clinical experiences?
none!
Less paper work during the clinical day. When things were slow it was fine to have a lot of paper work, however, when days were busy it was almost as if we were penalized for doing the work with the nurses because we had to stay after to finish up the paper work. I think the course coordinator should change this requirement for the course.
NA
none
Carmen was always helpful and somehow always around to help us even though there are 9 students. I wish we had more time in the nursery and less in the MBCU. Also, writing vital signs down 4 different times in 4 different papers does not have any relevance to me. That takes away from my clinical experience when I have to keep thinking how many times I have to record vital signs.
I would like more days at L&D and less days at high risk or MBCU. I only got to see one vaginal birth and one cesarean birth at Kapiolani because every day I was there, it was slow. I wish I was exposed to more opportunities. High risk and MBCU is very similar to Med-Surg and I feel we do not need that many days.
None.
22. Other comments:
I enjoyed being in Carmen Linhares' clinical group. She is very knowledgeable of the topics discussed and she is always there to help during clinical days. She cares for her students in succeeding.
On the MBCU floor, it felt like we were not welcomed as students. Sometimes clinical experience was not that great because of the nursing staff on the floor. Communication was one problem. There are some things that we students can do for the nurse, yet they go off doing patient care without letting the students know. This gives students less opportunity to practice nursing skills. Another problem with the floor is that there weren't enough vital sign machines. We students end up waiting around for a while because we're waiting for the machine.
NA
none
BEST clinical teacher!
Wonderful teacher. Very organized, prompt, intelligent, understanding, and warm hearted. One of the best clinical instructors I had.