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Course and site listing for Denise Matel-Anderson

NURS 3500, 3501: Mental Health Nursing

Aurora Adult Day Center

Limit: 6-8 students/ 8 weeks

Contact: Valerie Ruppel

Phone: (414) – 290 – 5491

Email: Valerie.ruppel@aurora.org

Contact: Melissa Owen

Phone: (414) – 290 – 5494

Email: Melissa.owen@aurora.org

Address: 336 W Walnut Street

Approximate travel time by car: 7 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 25 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: The agency holds adult day services, which provide group and individual activities, and a place to socialize with other adults. Some clients have persistent metal illness, depression or developmental disabilities. Nutritious meals and snacks, nursing care and consultation, counseling, social services, massage therapy, art therapy, recreation therapy, and transportation are all a part of adult day care.

Student Role at Agency: Initiate, maintain and terminate a therapeutic relationship with 1 or more client(s) over 7-8 weeks. Present a 1-hour educational topic to the clients. Students can work with clients in the memory loss program on reminiscence activities, motivation techniques, cooking groups, music, art, ball games, etc. Also, there is a more general program where students will go on outings, do arts and crafts, play games, and visit with clients.

Orientation: Orientation will be your first day of service

Special Requirements: 2-3 hours once a week. Students must complete a volunteer application before beginning service.

NURS 3500/3501 students are expected to wear their MUSN badge at all times as well as business casual clothing or whatever is deemed appropriate per the agency. Students are expected to conduct at least one (1) health literacy or health promotional presentation/activity within the agency that is to be approved by your site contact or site supervisor. Any other requirements involving this course placement will be assigned by your professor and outlined in your NURS3500/3501 syllabus.

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Lutheran Home

Limit: 10-12 students/ 8 weeks

Contact: Terry Deleeuw

Phone: (414) 258-6171 x 732

Email: terry.deleeuw@thelutheranhome.org

Address: 7500 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa , WI 53213

Approximate travel time by car: 10-15 minutes. Head south on South 11th Street toward West National Avenue, take the second left onto West Walker Street, take ramp onto I-43 N/I-94 W/US-42 N continue to follow I-43 N, take exit 72A for I-94 W/US 41 W toward Madison, merge onto I-94 W/US-41, take exit 308C to merge onto US-41 N, take the Lloyd street exit, turn left onto West Lloyd street, turn right onto North 55th Street, turn left onto West North Ave.

Approximate travel time by bus: 45 minutes. Walk to South 11th and National and take #19 bus towards 19 Silver Spring. Walk to Wisconsin and Plankinton and take #10 bus towards Bluemound-Brookfield. Walk to Glenview and Wisconsin and take 67 bus towards Brown Deer Road, walk to 7500 West North Ave, Wauwatosa

Days/Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: Lutheran Home was established in 1906 out of love and concern to provide for retired and indigent pastors and teachers who could live out their lives in relative comfort and dignity. While they serve people of all backgrounds, it’s clear that faith and compassion remain the driving forces in care. Lutheran Home and Harwood Place are a faith-based family of services dedicated to meeting the ever-changing physical, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults, including their families, with a variety of distinctive housing and care options. They offer a full range of services including: retirement living, rehabilitation therapy, assisted living, specialized care for the memory-impaired, adult day services, skilled nursing, and host hospice care on-site.

Student Role at Agency: Students working at the Adult Day Center will be working with individuals and groups as they go about their daily activities. These activities include: daily exercise, pet therapy, music therapy, crafts, discussion groups, and memory enhancement exercises. The students will be able to form a therapeutic relationship with 1 or more clients over the 7-8 week period. Students working at the Skilled Nursing facility will be able to form a therapeutic relationship with 1 or more clients over the 7-8 week period through a number of activities similar to those at the Adult Day Center, as well as visiting individual rooms and talking to patients

Orientation: Orientation is the first day of service

Special Requirements: 2-3 hours once a week. Students must set a consistent weekly time. There is no parking in the staff or visitor parking lots. Students must park on the street near Lutheran Home.

NURS 3500/3501 students are expected to wear their MUSN badge at all times as well as business casual clothing or whatever is deemed appropriate per the agency. Students are expected to conduct at least one (1) health literacy or health promotional presentation/activity within the agency that is to be approved by your site contact or site supervisor. Any other requirements involving this course placement will be assigned by your professor and outlined in your NURS3500/3501 syllabus.

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My Good Mourning Place

Limit: 2 students / 8 weeks

Contact: Connie Taylor

Phone: (414) 385-5257 OR (414) 719-5385

Email: ctaylor@mygoodmourningplace.org

Address: 4005 W. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53215 (located at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church)

Approximate travel time by car: 15 minutes. Head west on Wisconsin Ave. towards 27th street. Turn left (south) on 27th St. Turn right (west) on Oklahoma Ave. towards S. 40th. Turn left on S. 40th and My Good Mourning Place is on that corner.

Approximate travel time by bus: 30 minutes. Take the #14 bus leaving from 16th and Wisconsin headed towards Southridge. Get off at the 28th stop at S 43 and Forest Home. Walk to 4005 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: My Good Mourning Place is a bereavement center designed to help children, teens and families cope with a loved one’s death. Kids attending the programs share their thoughts and memories in a caring and safe environment. A volunteer nurse and other trained facilitators help kids to communicate and cope with their feelings through various projects such as art and music. Dinner is provided for the combined parent and child support group from 6:00-7:30pm and group processing is facilitated in separate kid and parent groups.

Student Role at Agency: Students will Initiate, maintain and terminate a therapeutic relationship with clients over 8 weeks. They will assist facilitators in group programs and activities. Nursing students may be asked to work one-on-one with kids to provide support, understanding and education to kids during the grief process. Nursing students who have experienced the death of a family member they would be beneficial to this site.

Orientation: Orientation is the first evening of service.

Special Requirements: Students are required to attend consistently and remain at My Good Mourning Place until the program is finished for the evening.

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Our Space

Limit: 4 students (no more than 2 per day) / 8 weeks

Contact: Colleen Aird

Phone: (414) 383-8021

Email: colleenaird@yahoo.com

Address: 1527 W. National Ave.

Approximate travel time by car: 5 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 12 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: The mission of Our Space Inc. is to empower adults who have experienced mental illness to attain a more meaningful life by offering quality programs and services, which promote recovery, rehabilitation and renewal. Our Space is based upon a membership and peer support concept, which enhances connectivity, self-determination and reintegration. Our Space serves diverse populations with varying mental illness diagnoses, ethnicities, income levels, and needs.

Student Role at Agency: : Initiate, maintain and terminate a therapeutic relationship with 1 or more client(s) over 7-8 weeks. Students will also present a 1-hour educational topic to clients. Service learners are needed to assist staff with group facilitation. Groups include Basic Literacy, Health and Wellness, Stress and Anger Management and other Occupational Therapy Programs for adults age 18 and up. Additionally, students may assist staff with conducting arts and crafts or socialize with members who choose not to participate in the daily activities.

Notes: Students will need to fill out a short application, and this will be done at the orientation.

Orientation: Orientation will be your first day of service

NURS 3500/3501 students are expected to wear their MUSN badge at all times as well as business casual clothing or whatever is deemed appropriate per the agency. Students are expected to conduct at least one (1) health literacy or health promotional presentation/activity within the agency that is to be approved by your site contact or site supervisor. Any other requirements involving this course placement will be assigned by your professor and outlined in your NURS3500/3501 syllabus.

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St. Anne’s Rest Home

Limit: 20 students/ 8 weeks

Contact: Sister Andrea Andrezejewska

Phone: (414) 383-2630

Email: srandrea@stannresthome.org

Address: 2020 S. Muskego Ave.

Approximate travel time by car: 25 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 10 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Description of Agency/Activities: St. Ann’s Rest Home is non-profit nursing home operated by the Dominican Sisters. Its mission is to provide a high quality of care to the elderly by a specific respect for human life. They are deeply rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching that gives their residents, families, employees, and friends moral values of respect and dignity regardless of their race or denomination. There is a daily schedule that offers activities that begin with 7:00am mass every morning and include: exercise, spending time outdoors, bingo, arts and crafts, birthday parties and other social events. There are fifty female residents at St. Ann’s.

Student Role at Agency: Initiate, maintain and terminate a therapeutic relationship with 1 or more cognitively intact client(s) over 7-8 weeks. Present a 1-hour educational topic to the clients. Each student will be assigned to a specific client to work with for the 7-8 weeks. The student will have the opportunity to interact with their client in both a group setting during the recreational/social activities and a one-on-one setting. It is extremely important that you inform these clients from day one that you are only there for seven weeks because they have the potential to get very attached to you.

Orientation: Students doing service learning first 8 weeks: January 17th 3:00pm

                     Students doing service learning second 8 weeks: March 19th at 5:30pm

*If you are unable to attend the orientation, please contact Sister Andrea

Special Requirements: 3 hours once a week. All students must complete a volunteer application form before beginning service and attend one of the orientations listed above.

NURS 3500/3501 students are expected to wear their MUSN badge at all times as well as business casual clothing or whatever is deemed appropriate per the agency. Students are expected to conduct at least one (1) health literacy or health promotional presentation/activity within the agency that is to be approved by your site contact or site supervisor. Any other requirements involving this course placement will be assigned by your professor and outlined in your NURS3500/3501 syllabus.


St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care Shepherd House – Dementia Clinic

Limit: 15 students/ 8 week session

Contact: Delma Vega

Phone: (414) 977-5000

Email: delmav@stanncenter.org

Address: 2801 E Morgan Avenue (25th and Morgan)

Approximate travel time by car: 15 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 40 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 11:00am

Description of Agency/Activities: When a greater level of care is needed Shepherd House goes one step beyond traditional day care and provides secure and soothing care to very fragile individuals who live with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The Center is a model of family values and it shows in every life it touches. The clients at St. Ann Center learn what is means to accept, love and care for everyone. Days at St. Ann Center are filled with moments of joy and it is seen on the faces of everyone we touch. Our goal is to ensure that growing and learning never end.

Student Role at Agency: Initiate, maintain and terminate a therapeutic relationship with 1 or more client(s) over 7-8 weeks. Students will also present a 1-hour educational topic to clients. Students will be assisting with therapeutic activities and support.

Orientation: orientation will be your first day of service

Special Requirements: Students must set up weekly visits. A TB test (if one has been done in the past year, it is valid) and background check are required.

NURS 3500/3501 students are expected to wear their MUSN badge at all times as well as business casual clothing or whatever is deemed appropriate per the agency. Students are expected to conduct at least one (1) health literacy or health promotional presentation/activity within the agency that is to be approved by your site contact or site supervisor. Any other requirements involving this course placement will be assigned by your professor and outlined in your NURS3500/3501 syllabus.

 


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