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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6492
Tracking Number - 2217
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Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Course objectives were revised in accordance with CCNE standards. Prerequisites updated. Pre-Reqs: NGR 6140, NGR6404, NGR6400, NGR6460, NGR6422, GMS 6461, NGR 6002C, NGR 6800, PHC 6050 New Objectives: Describe the historical, philosophical and scientific aspects leading to the development of nurse anesthesia as a profession. Evaluate ethical methods of decision making and engage in an ethical decision making process Analyze the impact that the founders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists had in directing the future practice of nurse anesthesia. Examine the structure and function of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Examine the legal and ethical aspects of nurse anesthesia practice. Assess the steps involved in a court trial for a malpractice case. Describe risk reduction strategies appropriate for nurse anesthesia. Review National, State and local legal requirements for ARNP and CRNAs prescriptive authority.
Comments: to GC for review 11/2/09; Approved by GC 11/16/09; to SCNS office for submission 11/29/09. Note Course Description and Objectives listed reflect the revised information. SCNS approved 12/11/09, effective 1/2010; posted in banner 12/11/09
- Date & Time Submitted: 2009-10-21
- Department: Nursing
- College: NR
- Budget Account Number: HSC 006201 10000
- Contact Person: Denise Maguire
- Phone: 813/9749962
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prefix: NGR
- Number: 6492
- Full Title: Nurse Anesthesia Role Development
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: C -
Class Lecture (Primarily)
- 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
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Nur Anes Role Development
- Course Online?: C -
Face-to-face (0% online)
- Percentage Online: 0
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Course Description: Overview of the professional, ethical, and legal aspects regarding the practice of nurse anesthesia and information about the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, including its history and the Councils on Accreditation, Certification and Practice.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
- 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?
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A terminal degree in the field
- Objectives: OBJECTIVES: COURSE OBJECTIVES: AT THE CLOSE OF THIS COURSE THE STUDENTS SHALL: 1. DESCRIBE THE HISTORICAL ASPECTS LEADING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NURSE ANESTHESIA AS A PROFESSION. 2. ANALYZE THE IMPACT THAT THE FOUNDERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS HAD IN DIRECTING THE FUTURE PRACTICE OF NURSE ANESTHESIA. 3. EXAMINE THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS. 4. EXAMINE THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE. 5. ASSESS THE STEPS INVOLVED IN A COURT TRIAL FOR A MALPRACTICE CASE. 6. DESCRIBE RISK REDUCTION STRATEGIES APPROPRIATE FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA.
- Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the historical, philosophical and scientific aspects leading to the development of nurse anesthesia as a profession.
2. Evaluate ethical methods of decision making and engage in an ethical decision making process
3. Analyze the impact that the founders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists had in directing the future practice of nurse anesthesia.
4. Examine the structure and function of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
5. Examine the legal and ethical aspects of nurse anesthesia practice.
6. Assess the steps involved in a court trial for a malpractice case.
7. Describe risk reduction strategies appropriate for nurse anesthesia.
8. Review National, State and local legal requirements for ARNP and CRNAs prescriptive authority.
- Major Topics: Topical Outline
1. Professional Role of the CRNA
a. Scope of Practice for Advanced Practice Nurses
b. Licensure & National Certification
c. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
d. State Board of Nursing
2. Legal Issues and Advanced Practice
a. Negligence & Malpractice
b. Understanding the Judicial and Legislative Influences on Professional Practice
c. Risk Reduction & Malpractice Insurance
3. Ethical Decision Making Models
d. ANA Code of Ethics
4. Contemporary Ethical Issues
a. Reproductive and Family Issues
b. Death and Dying
c. Personal Moral Conflicts
d. Access to Health Care
5. Quality Assurance and the CRNA
a. Measures of Competence
b. Quality Assessment and Improvement
c. AANA Quality Assurance and Risk Management
6. Preparing for Practice
a. Resumes & Portfolios
b. Interviewing and Negotiation Skills
c. Legal Contracts
7. Political Activism for the CRNA
8. Research Issues
9. Doctoral Studies
- Textbooks: Required Text:
Aiken, T. D. (2004). Legal, ethical, and political issues in nursing. (2nd Ed.).
Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. (1996). Professional practice manual for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Park Ridge, IL: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
American Nurses Association. (2001) Code of Ethics. Available online at
Foster, S, & Faut-Callahan, M. (2001). A professional study and resource guide for the CRNA. Park Ridge, IL: AANA Publishing.
- Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Helpful Websites:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. www.aacn.edu.
American Association of Nurse Anesthesia. www.aana.com
Florida Board of Nursing http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing/nur_home.html
Florida Nurses Association http://www.floridanurse.org/
Malpractice Insurance Information http://www.nso.com
Malpractice Insurance Information www.proliability.com
- Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: A = 93-100%
B = 84-92%
C = 75-83%
D = 67-74%
F = 66% & below
A grade of B or better must be achieved in order to progress in the graduate program.
- Assignments, Exams and Tests: Written Assignments 30%
Midterm Examination 25%
Group Presentation 20%
Final Examination 25%
- Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
- Policy on Make-up Work: Students are expected to attend class at scheduled times. Please contact the lead faculty by e-mail if an absence is necessary. Work deadlines will not be extended unless arrangements are made with the lead faculty prior to/or immediately after a class.
Students attending the University of South Florida are awarded degrees in recognition of successful completion of coursework in their chosen fields of study. Each individual is expected to earn his/her degree on the basis of personal effort. Consequently, any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty. Disruption of the classroom or teaching environment is also unacceptable. This cannot be tolerated in the University community and will be punishable, according to the seriousness of the offense, in conformity with this rule. http://www/ugs/usf/edu/catalogs/0304/adadap.htm
- Program This Course Supports: Nurse Anesthesia
- Course Concurrence Information: None