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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7103

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change pre-requisites from NGR 7774 to NGR 7774 or NGR 7766
Comments: GC approved 9/18; sent to USF SCNS Office 10/12/09; was pending SCNS issue; SCNS approved 12/2/09, effective 1/2010. SUBMISSION


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1523 2009-09-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC-006201
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Mary Webb 9749133 mwebb@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7103 Evidence-Based Practice

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Evidence-Based Practice
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    NGR 7774

    Corequisites

    N/A

    Course Description

    Provides experience in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of evidenced based practice standards. Qualitative research methods are used to consider patient and provider values and preferences in patient care and practice/program evaluation.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed as part of recent program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    A

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1.Critically appraise evidence used for clinical decision-making to generate practice plans, standards, and patient education that are efficacious, safe, and cost-effective.

    2.Incorporate provider and patient values and preferences into evidence based practice using research methods including basic surveys, needs assessments, interviews and focus groups.

    3.Synthesize data about human error in clinical practice and patient safety into clinical practice.

    4.Develop evidence based practice plan revisions for individuals and organizations using organizational change theory.

    5.Evaluate the implementation of a new evidence based practice plan.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1.Critically appraise evidence used for clinical decision-making to generate practice plans, standards, and patient education that are efficacious, safe, and cost-effective.

    2.Incorporate provider and patient values and preferences into evidence based practice using research methods including basic surveys, needs assessments, interviews and focus groups.

    3.Synthesize data about human error in clinical practice and patient safety into clinical practice.

    4.Develop evidence based practice plan revisions for individuals and organizations using organizational change theory.

    5.Evaluate the implementation of a new evidence based practice plan.

    C. Major Topics

    1.The Need for Evidence-Based Practice

    2.The Critical Appraisal of Evidence

    a.Sources of Evidence

    b.Quantitative Evidence

    c.Qualitative Evidence

    3. Applying the Evidence to Clinical Practice

    a.Models and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice

    b.Tools for improving Practice

    c.Patient Concerns and Choices

    4. The Generation and Dissemination of Evidence

    a.Quantitative Research

    b.Qualitative Research

    c.Outcomes Management

    d.Dissemination of Evidence

    5. Creating a Culture for Evidence-Based Practice

    a.Developing Evidence-Based Practice Plans

    b.Teaching Evidence-Based Practice

    c.Change Theories

    d.Motivating Change in Individuals and Organizations

    e.Evaluation of Evidence Based Practices

    D. Textbooks

    Girden, E.R. (1996). Evaluating research articles: From start to finish. London: Sage Publications.

    Melnyk, B.M. (2005). Evidence –based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Girden, E.R. (1996). Evaluating research articles: From start to finish. London: Sage Publications.

    Melnyk, B.M. (2005). Evidence –based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Course Requirements:

    Satisfactory completion of written assignments, papers, projects, and examinations. Assignments are due on the assigned date and failure to meet this requirement will result in a grade of “0.” No test retakes will be permitted in this course. There will be no assignments for extra credit.

    Class Attendance is required and is an expectation. If unforeseen emergency events arise where class will be missed students should notify the faculty by voicemail or e-mail. Any student missing three or more classes will , at the discretion of the faculty, receive an “F” in the course.

    Students are expected to arrive to class on time. Late arrivals are disruptive and disrespectful to the faculty and students who are already engaged in the course.

    Evaluation Methods:

    Critical Appraisal of Published Evidence : 30%

    Evidenced Based Clinical Practice plan: 40%

    Class Presentation of Literature Summary: 10%

    Class Participation and weekly progress reports: 15%

    Grading:

    A=93-100%

    B= 84-92%

    C= 75-83%

    D= 67-74%

    F= 66% and below

    A grade of B or better must be achieved to progress in the graduate program.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1.The Need for Evidence-Based Practice

    2.The Critical Appraisal of Evidence

    a. Sources of Evidence

    b. Quantitative Evidence

    c. Qualitative Evidence

    3. Applying the Evidence to Clinical Practice

    a. Models and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice

    b. Tools for improving Practice

    c. Patient Concerns and Choices

    4. The Generation and Dissemination of Evidence

    a. Quantitative Research

    b. Qualitative Research

    c. Outcomes Management

    d. Dissemination of Evidence

    5. Creating a Culture for Evidence-Based Practice

    a. Developing Evidence-Based Practice Plans

    b. Teaching Evidence-Based Practice

    c. Change Theories

    d. Motivating Change in Individuals and Organizations

    e. Evaluation of Evidence Based Practices

    H. Attendance Policy

    Class Attendance is required and is an expectation. If unforeseen emergency events arise where class will be missed students should notify the faculty by voicemail or e-mail. Any student missing three or more classes will , at the discretion of the faculty, receive an “F” in the course.

    USF Policy on Religious Observances: “ Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.”

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Assignments are due on the assigned date and failure to meet this requirement will result in a grade of “0.” No test retakes will be permitted in this course. There will be no assignments for extra credit.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Nursing


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    A; DNP



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