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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7767

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-06-03
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1548 2009-02-23
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC 006201-10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Fran D'Avanzo-Schrader 69978 fdavanzo@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7767 Practice Management

    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)
    Practice Management
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course presents the legal, economic and business basis for developing advanced nursing clinical practice models.


  3. Justification

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

    The courses has been taught under special topics number, and a permanent number is being requested. Suggested number is NGR 7767.

    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?

    The course is required for the DNP degree program.

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

    Yes, several semesters

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

    Ph. D Nursing


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. recognize the regulatory and legal requirements for advanced nursing practice and healthcare organizations

    2. analyze principles of practice management, including clinical practice models and conceptual and practical strategies for balancing productivity with quality of care

    3. analyze the financial structures that support advanced nursing practice

    4. learn economic, business and financial strategies needed for the analysis of clinical quality and costs

    5. apply economic, business, and financial strategies to develop system-wide initiatives that will improve the health-care outcomes and quality

    6. plan communication and marketing strategies for advanced nursing practice

    7. analyze the cost-effectiveness of clinical initiatives accounting for risk and improvement of healthcare outcomes

    8. select, implement and evaluate the use of patient care technology relevant to a specialized area of practice (i.e., practice site clinical information systems, Web-based tools, electronic medical records)

    9. evaluate consumer health information sources for accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness

    B. Learning Outcomes

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. recognize the regulatory and legal requirements for advanced nursing practice and healthcare organizations

    2. analyze principles of practice management, including clinical practice models and conceptual and practical strategies for balancing productivity with quality of care

    3. analyze the financial structures that support advanced nursing practice

    4. learn economic, business and financial strategies needed for the analysis of clinical quality and costs

    5. apply economic, business, and financial strategies to develop system-wide initiatives that will improve the health-care outcomes and quality

    6. plan communication and marketing strategies for advanced nursing practice

    7. analyze the cost-effectiveness of clinical initiatives accounting for risk and improvement of healthcare outcomes

    8. select, implement and evaluate the use of patient care technology relevant to a specialized area of practice (i.e., practice site clinical information systems, Web-based tools, electronic medical records)

    9. evaluate consumer health information sources for accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness

    C. Major Topics

    Week 1 Aug 25: Introduction- Issues Related to Nurse Practitioner Owned Practice and Political Action

    Week 2 Sept 1: Labor Day

    No classes

    Week 3 Sept 8: Basic Practice Management Concepts

    Week4 Sept 15: Political and Professional Involvement

    Assignment 1 provided

    Week 5 Sept 22: Developing a Practice Management Plan

    Assignment 2 provided

    Week 6 Sept 29: Small Business Resources, Professional Collaboration and Mentoring Opportunities

    Week 7 Oct 6: Personal Finance

    Week 8 Oct 13: Business Finance

    Assignment 1 Due

    Week9 Oct 20: Negotiating Employment Contracts

    Week 10 Oct 27: Malpractice Protection

    Week 11 Nov 3: Marketing Strategies

    Week 12 Nov 10: Reimbursement Issues: 3rd Party Payers, Medicare, Medicaid

    Week 13 Nov 17: Reimbursement Issues: Billing and Coding

    Week 14 Nov 24: Selecting Electronic Medical Record Systems and Physical Space Considerations

    Week 15 Dec 1: Performance, Quality of Care and Risk Management Issues

    Guest Presenter:

    Week 16 Dec 8: Final Exam Week: Final Assignments Due

    Assignment 3 due

    The above topics and dates of these topics are subject to change. The course will be tailored and changed as needed to fit the participantís special interests and needs.

    D. Textbooks

    Business and Legal Essentials for Nurse Practitioners, Author: Sally J. Reel and Ivo L Abraham

    Or

    Starting Your Practice: A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners, Author: Jean Nagelkerk

    Or

    Nurse Practitionerís Business and Legal Guide, Author: Carolyn Buppert

    Required Readings:

    Selected articles from peer-reviewed journals will be posted on Blackboard

    Web Content:

    Selected web sites will be posted on Blackboard for review and are required reading resources.

    Ewing Marion Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurship

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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