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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6653

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-07-31
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1760 2006-04-26
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 62100-000-0
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Candace Burns 9749160 cburns@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6653 Occupational Health Nursing IV

    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)
    Occup Hlth Nur IV
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Focuses on the management of psychosocial factors in the occupational setting; examples of occupational health and safety programs; environmental health; research; and professional issues related to occupational and environmental health nursing.


  3. Justification

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

    To enhance the educational preparation of nurses working in occupational health

    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?

    To fulfill the educational requirements for occupational health nurses desiring to take the National Occupational Health Nursing Certification Examination

    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.)

    MS in Occupational Health and CHON-S


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Examine the psychosocial factors affecting worker and worker populations.

    2. Compare and contrast occupational health and safety programs.

    3. Examine the principles of environmental health.

    4. Explore research supporting evidence based practice and professional issues that advance the specialty of occupational and environmental health nursing.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Examine the psychosocial factors affecting worker and worker populations.

    2. Compare and contrast occupational health and safety programs.

    3. Examine the principles of environmental health.

    4. Explore research supporting evidence based practice and professional issues that advance the specialty of occupational and environmental health nursing.

    C. Major Topics

    Overview of psychosocial factors impacting occupational health nursing

    International travel heath and safety program

    Hearing-loss prevention program

    Hazard communication program

    Drug and alcohol testing program

    Emergency preparedness/disaster planning

    Ergonomics programs

    Environmental health risks across settings

    Nursesí roles in environmental health

    Professional mandates for research

    Research roles of occupational and environmental health nurses

    Professional associations

    Competency in occupational and environmental health nursing

    Role expansion

    D. Textbooks

    American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. (2003). Competencies in occupational and environmental health nursing. AAOHN Journal, 51(7), 290-302.(Will be available on Blackboard).

    American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. (2004). Standards of occupational and environmental health nursing. Atlanta: Author. (Will be available on Blackboard).

    Salazar, M.K. (Ed.)(2001). Core curriculum for occupational and environmental health nursing, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company

    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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