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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7974

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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
    1549 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 7974 Evidenced-based Practice Project

    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
    1-4 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Evid-based Prac Project
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Completion of core courses with grade of B or higher in all courses.

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course serves as the final capstone project for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree and is completed over a minimum of two semesters.


  3. Justification

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

    Course has been offered under special topics; permanent number requested. The above number is a suggested number.

    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?

    Serves as the captsone course in the DNP 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

    Course Objectives:

    1. Critically appraise published evidence used for clinical decision-making.

    2. Develop an evidence-based project proposal appropriate to a selected population.

    3. Demonstrate integrity in the protection of human rights who participate in project.

    4. Critically evaluate project implementation and evaluation results

    5. Disseminate project results through the completion of a written document (s).

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Course Objectives:

    1. Critically appraise published evidence used for clinical decision-making.

    2. Develop an evidence-based project proposal appropriate to a selected population.

    3. Demonstrate integrity in the protection of human rights who participate in project.

    4. Critically evaluate project implementation and evaluation results

    5. Disseminate project results through the completion of a written document (s).

    C. Major Topics

    Overview of DNP Project

    Doctoral education, whether practice or research, is distinguished by the completion ofspecific project that demonstrates synthesis of the studentís work and lays the

    \groundwork for future scholarship. The final DNP project documents outcomes of the studentís educational experiences, provides a measurable medium for evaluating the immersion experience, and summarizes the studentís growth in knowledge and expertise. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2006) a DNP final project may take the form of several options. One example of the final DNP product might be a practice portfolio that includes the impact or outcomes due to practice and documents the final practice synthesis and scholarship. Another example of a final DNP product is a practice change initiative. This may be represented by a pilot study, a program evaluation, a quality improvement project, an evaluation of a new practice model, a consulting project, or an integrated critical literature review. Additional examples of a DNP final product could include a research utilization project, practice topic dissemination, substantive involvement in a larger endeavor. The theme that links these forms of scholarly experiences is the use of evidence to improve either practice or patient outcomes.

    The final DNP project produces a tangible and deliverable academic product that is

    derived from the practice immersion experience and is reviewed and evaluated by an

    academic committee. The final DNP product documents outcomes of the studentís

    educational experiences, provides a measurable medium for evaluating the immersion

    experience, and summarizes the studentís growth in knowledge and expertise. The final

    DNP product should be defined by the academic unit and utilize a form that best

    incorporates the requirements of the specialty and the institution that is awarding the

    degree. Whatever form the final DNP product takes, it will serve as a foundation for

    future scholarly practice.

    D. Textbooks

    n/a

    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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