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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7950

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1605 2008-01-14
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HDC-006201-10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Mary Evans 49112 mevans@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7950 Scientific Writing - Writing for Publication

    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 O - Other S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Writing for Publication
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Admission to DNP or Ph.D. program

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course focuses on the development of a scholarly empirical manuscript or technical report of publishable quality.


  3. Justification

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

    Currently students take NGR 6950 Capstone which is a masters level writing course. The College plans to offer a writing course at the doctoral level as a requirement for the DNP students and an elective for the PhD students.

    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?

    Since it is a required courses it can be offered minimally once per year.

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

    This will be the first time the course is offered.

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

    The faculty member will have a DNP or PhD degree in the discipline or an interdisciplinary discipline.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The student will:

    1. apply written communication skills in the development of an empirical scientific manuscript.

    2. construct a scientific abstract.

    3. display the accepted scientific format for the theoretical aspect of a scientific manuscript or technical report (review of literature).

    4. display the accepted scientific format for the empirical aspect of a scientific manuscript.

    5. construct tables and figures associated with a scientific manuscript.

    6. describe methods and places to disseminate research.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The student will:

    1. apply written communication skills in the development of an empirical scientific manuscript.

    2. construct a scientific abstract.

    3. display the accepted scientific format for the theoretical aspect of a scientific manuscript or technical report (review of literature).

    4. display the accepted scientific format for the empirical aspect of a scientific manuscript.

    5. construct tables and figures associated with a scientific manuscript.

    6. describe methods and places to disseminate research.

    C. Major Topics

    Syllabus and course expectations.

    Introduction to scientific writing Fridlund (2006) editorial on writing a scientific manuscript.

    Kotur (2002)

    Saver (2006)

    D. Textbooks

    Recommended Textbooks:

    Peat, J., Elliott, E., Baur, L., & Keena, V. (2002). Scientific writing: easy when you know how BMJ Publishing group: London.

    Oermann, M.H. (2002). Writing for publication in nursing. Philidelphia: Lippincott.

    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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