Three Components Of Clinical Practicum
1- How have you experienced the three (3) components of the Community of Inquiry (cognitive presence, social presence, and teaching presence) since your first term in your midwifery, family nurse practitioner, or women’s health nurse practitioner program? Please describe the role the three (3) components played in your education during both your didactic studies and your clinical practicum.
The educational framework used by Frontier Nursing University fosters high levels of cognitive presence. Throughout the program I felt compelled and motivated to study. I found the quality of the coursework not lesser than in-person courses. My test taking experiences feel real with the proctor. I have acquired valuable knowledge and thinking skills from the program.
After frontier bound about 3 years ago, I developed a strong sense of connection with my peers and my advisor. My fellow classmates initiated networking groups to support and uplift each other. The group projects foster student’s participation and collaboration. We were able to gain and share knowledge and ideas with one another. Instructors were always available for questions and concerns. The social presence, however, declined over time because we all live in separate space and time. I personally felt isolated at some point because I lost touch with some classmates. Gratefully at clinical bound last year, I met new peers and instructors which somewhat rekindle the social presence. I believe that face to face communication…