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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7103

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-02-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1797 2005-11-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 6210-000-0
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Mary Webb 9749133 mwebb@hsc.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)
    Edv - Based Pract
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Course focuses on the evaluation and selection of the best evidence in making decisions about personalized patient care. Consideration of patient values and preferences and the expertise of the practitioner are incorporated into the patient care.


  3. Justification

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

    This course is a core component of the new DNP program.

    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?

    This is course is a required course for all DNP students. Ph.D. students will have the option of taking this course.

    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.)

    All faculty will hold doctorates and be tenured or tenure earning. Expertise in course content is also required and available.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

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

    2. Generate a model for the generation and dissemination of evidence in the practice setting.

    3. Apply organizational change theory to the implementation of evidence-based practice in individuals and organizations.

    4. Create an evidence-based clinical plan protocol for a selected population.

    5. Describe the process for incorporating patient values and preferences into evidence-based clinical practice.

    6. Develop a plan for the evaluation of an evidence-based clinical plan for a selected population.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

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

    2. Generate a model for the generation and dissemination of evidence in the practice setting.

    3. Apply organizational change theory to the implementation of evidence-based practice in individuals and organizations.

    4. Create an evidence-based clinical plan protocol for a selected population.

    5. Describe the process for incorporating patient values and preferences into evidence-based clinical practice.

    6. Develop a plan for the evaluation of an evidence-based clinical plan for a selected population.

    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. Quantitiave Research

    b. Qualitative Research

    c. Outcomes Management

    d. Dissemination of Evidence

    5. Creating a Culture for Evidence Based Practice

    a. Teaching evidence-based practice

    b. Change Theories

    c. Motivating Change in Individuals and Organizations

    6. Translating Research in to Practice

    a. Developing evidence-based clinical plans

    b. Evaluation of evidence-based clinical plans

    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

    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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