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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6240

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09; SCNS approved 12/16/09, effective 1/2010; posted in banner 12/16/09


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2148 2009-02-23
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC 006201-10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Denise Maguire 69978 fdavanzo@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6240 Adult Health for Specialty Care Nursing

    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)
    Adult Hlth for Nurs Spec
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    NGR: 6140, NGR 6172, NGR 6002C

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Prepares specialty care nurse practitioners to recognize and assess complex, multi-system problems within their specialty, make appropriate referrals and collaborate with other specialty/primary care providers to meet the healthcare needs of the patient


  3. Justification

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

    A specific adult health course is needed to reflect nursing specialties outside of primary care such as, oncology, acute care, and psychiatric/mental health nursing.

    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 part of the required sequence in the specific concentrations of oncolgy, acute care, and psychiatric/mental health nursing.

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

    Yes, three times.

    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

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1) Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate assessment and management skills necessary for collaborating with primary care providers and other specialists to provide care for patients with common complex multi-system health problems of high-risk adults across the lifespan.

    2) Develop a comprehensive regimen of specialty care that includes physical, psychological and sociological/cultural needs and resources of the patient and significant others as well as anticipatory guidance and patient education.

    3) Demonstrate critical thinking and data-based clinical decision making in planning

    nursing interventions for adult patients/clients within a chosen specialty.

    4) Apply current evidence based practice outcomes to the assessment and management of patients/clients with acute and chronic conditions within a chosen specialty.

    5). Differentiate specialty and discipline practice boundaries for the management and referral of the patient/client population being served.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1) Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate assessment and management skills necessary for collaborating with primary care providers and other specialists to provide care for patients with common complex multi-system health problems of high-risk adults across the lifespan.

    2) Develop a comprehensive regimen of specialty care that includes physical, psychological and sociological/cultural needs and resources of the patient and significant others as well as anticipatory guidance and patient education.

    3) Demonstrate critical thinking and data-based clinical decision making in planning

    nursing interventions for adult patients/clients within a chosen specialty.

    4) Apply current evidence based practice outcomes to the assessment and management of patients/clients with acute and chronic conditions within a chosen specialty.

    5). Differentiate specialty and discipline practice boundaries for the management and referral of the patient/client population being served.

    C. Major Topics

    TOPICAL OUTLINE

    Cardiovascular Disease Management

    Coronary Artery Disease

    CHF

    HTN

    Hyperlipidemia

    Pulmonary Disease Management

    Asthma

    COPD

    Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Smoking Cessation

    Endocrine Disease Management

    Metabolic Syndrome

    Diabetes

    Thyroid disorders

    Adrenal excesses and insufficiencies

    Bone Metabolism

    Hematology

    Anemias

    Dyscrasias

    Coagulopathies

    Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    Basic Labatory Interpretations

    EENT Disease Management

    Gastrointestinal Disease Management

    Hepatitis

    Cirrhosis

    Pancreatitis

    GERD

    H-Pylori, Ulcers

    Neurological Disease Management

    CVA/stroke

    Seizure Disorders

    Movement disorders

    Dementia

    Headaches

    Chronic Pain Management

    Psychiatric Condition Management

    Mood disorders

    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Dermatology Condition Management

    Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Cutaneous Malignancies

    Genitourinary Disease Management

    Chronic Kidney Disease

    Hormone Replacement Therapy

    D. Textbooks

    Required Books: Either online or hard copy of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 16th edition (2005) by Dennis L. Kasper (online version is available free through the USF library)

    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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