Courses involved: All sections of Nursing 101, 102, 201 and 202
Professor who participated: Linda Horgan
Number of students involved: Most Nursing students participated.
Method used to incorporate title: Linda Horgan developed and designed “The Tree of Inspiration.” Her students helped the tree come to life. At the Nursing Department’s annual open house for the skills labs, flyers were posted asking students, faculty and family to write something inspirational, their motto, or something they just wanted to share, onto a leaf, or cherry blossom and those “thoughts” were attached to the tree. The tree will remain in R-211 until next year.
Outcomes: See below for photos of the Nursing Department’s "Tree of Inspiration" before, and after the cherry blossoms and leaves were attached.
Faculty feelings regarding the process and the result of activity: “I think this activity was thought provoking and helped the students feel that they contributed a part of something bigger then themselves.”
Will you be using the lecture or the book in your class(es) again this Spring 2011 semester? "Definitely"