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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6224L
Tracking Number - 2229
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Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-04-06
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The course description and objectives have been revised to reflect oncology nurse pratitioner competencies from the Oncology Nurse Pratitioner Society. New description: Clinical experiences in advanced oncology nursing focused on the application of theoretical and conceptual knowledge relevant to adults with cancer or at risk; emphasizes evidence based practice, evaluating outcomes and professional role development. New Objectives: Given placement in an appropriate clinical setting, students will: Demonstrate proficiency in physical examination including interpretation and documentation of findings. Use community assessment in evaluating patient needs and in program planning. Demonstrate proficiency in physical examination including interpretation and communication of findings. Demonstrate diagnostic reasoning in clinical decision making by identifying, evaluating, and managing the health needs of patients with cancer. Manage care for individuals at all stages of the cancer continuum including patients under cancer surveillance (including survivors), those undergoing cancer treatment, and those at the end-of-life. Manage all aspects of oncology care including cancer and treatment related symptoms and oncologic emergencies, referring to interdisciplinary team as appropriate. Evaluate results of interventions using expected outcome criteria, revising the plan of care accordingly, and referring as needed. Evaluate and apply research relevant to clinical practice. Offer advice and referrals as needed for sexual function, fertility, and relationships affected by cancer or its treatment. Define own professional roles and scope of practice to peers, clients and colleagues. Participate in peer review for self and other health practitioners. Serve as a consultant for other healthcare providers regarding cancer care.
Comments: to GC for review 11/2/09; Approved by GC 11/16/09; to SCNS liaision 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: 2009-10-27
- Department: Nursing
- College: NR
- Budget Account Number: HSC 006201 10000
- Contact Person: Denise Maguire
- Phone: 8133969962
- Email: email@example.com
- Prefix: NGR
- Number: 6224L
- Full Title: Practicum III in Advanced Oncology Nursing Practice
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: I -
Internships (Including Practicum)
- 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): Prac III Adv Oncology Nur Prac
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online: 0
- Grading Option:
S - S/U Only
- Prerequisites: NGR 6140, NGR 6172, NGR 6002C, NGR 6121, NGR 6737, NGR 6800, NGR 6080, NGR 6220, NGR 6221, NGR 6222L, NGR 6223L, and NGR 6240 (proposed)
- Course Description: THIS COURSE PROVIDES CLINICAL EXPERIENCES IN ADVANCED ONCOLOGY NURSING PRACTICE WITH A FOCUS ON THE APPLICATION OF THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE AND RELEVANT TO ADULTS WITH CANCER OR AT RISK FOR CANCER
- 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: n/a - see revised obj in course change box
- Learning Outcomes: . Demonstrate proficiency in physical examination including interpretation and documentation of findings.
2. Use community assessment in evaluating patient needs and in program planning.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in physical examination including interpretation and communication of findings.
4. Demonstrate diagnostic reasoning in clinical decision making by identifying, evaluating, and managing the health needs of patients with cancer.
5. Manage care for individuals at all stages of the cancer continuum including patients under cancer surveillance (including survivors), those undergoing cancer treatment, and those at the end-of-life.
6. Manage all aspects of oncology care including cancer and treatment related symptoms and oncologic emergencies, referring to interdisciplinary team as appropriate.
7. Evaluate results of interventions using expected outcome criteria, revising the plan of care accordingly, and referring as needed.
8. Evaluate and apply research relevant to clinical practice.
9. Offer advice and referrals as needed for sexual function, fertility, and relationships affected by cancer or its treatment.
10. Define own professional roles and scope of practice to peers, clients and colleagues.
11. Participate in peer review for self and other health practitioners.
12. Serve as a consultant for other healthcare providers regarding cancer care.
- Major Topics: This is a practicum course and does not require course topics.
- Textbooks: None
- Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Students are encouraged to use medical reference software for PDA/Smartphones in the clinical setting.
- Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Clinical: Evaluation of individual students based upon attainment of individual written learning contract objectives, including feedback from preceptor, Oncology Nursing clinical faculty advisor, and student self-evaluation = 85%.
Seminar: Self, peer, and faculty critique of case study presentations, development of professional portfolio, and active participation in class discussion/seminar = 15%.
- Assignments, Exams and Tests: Practicum portfolio documenting successful completion of outcome criteria and containing the following:
Completed and signed learning contract
Patient contact logs
Patient contact log summary
Case study presentation and supporting literature
Evaluation of preceptor and clinical site
Satisfactory preceptor clinical performance evaluation
Clinical: Each student's practicum will involve a unique set of experiences planned by the student in conjunction with faculty and preceptor. The student will write her/his own clinical objectives in such a way that they will be able to demonstrate attainment of course objectives. Student contracts will include objectives, learning activities designed to help the learner meet the objectives, and methods of evaluating attainment of objectives. The contracts must be approved and signed by the student, preceptor, and faculty prior to the beginning of each clinical experience.
The clinical requirement for this course is 166 clinical hours and 14 hours of seminar. Any hours missed in seminar must be made up in practicum. Total clinical hours must add up to a minimum of 180 hours.
It is expected that each student coordinate with her preceptor regarding days and times that the student will be in practicum. A written schedule of when you will be in practicum should be developed, signed by you, your preceptor and your clinical instructor with copies given to your preceptor and clinical instructor. Changes to that schedule should be made in advance. If you are ill or an emergency arises which keeps you from being able to be in practicum when you are committed to be there, a phone call to your preceptor and clinical instructor is required.
Seminar: Two hour clinical seminars during which the students will discuss case studies, evaluate presentations that reflect the course concepts and objectives and discuss issues related to advanced nursing practice. Students will develop a professional portfolio which illustrates individual experience, education, and accomplishments. Seminar hour requirement for this course is 14 hours.
Students are expected to be developing their documentation skills during the entire semester. Students are required to submit one (1) set of documented patient encounters (copy of your actual clinical charting) during the semester. These patient encounters must be written in soap note format. (Additional SOAP notes may be required at the discretion of the instructor). The patient encounter charts MUST include three (3) interval visits and one (1) complete history and physical examination. Students will delete all patient identification from those charts. Submit only those aspects of the interaction that you actually performed or participated in. Student signatures must be legible and be signed as “RN, NP student”.
Patient safety and welfare are the most critical criteria of the clinical rotation. If at any time during the clinical rotation the student places the patient in an actual or potentially hazardous or unsafe situation or the faculty judges the student to be deficient in clinical competence for patient care responsibility, the student will fail the course regardless of previous clinical performance. Students who receive an unsatisfactory grade for their clinical performance may be dismissed from the program, regardless of academic standing in other classes
- 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.
Attendance in seminar is mandatory. Every effort should be made to avoid missing seminar should be made. If it more than one seminar is missed, arrangements for make-up should be made with the instructor.
- Policy on Make-up Work: When a student cannot attend clinical on a day that it is scheduled, the preceptor and course faculty must be notified immediately. The student must negotiate with the preceptor to make up missed clinical hours and will present the course faculty with a written plan to complete the lost clinical time.
Knowingly falsifying any document related to clinical practice will result in course failure and possible dismissal from the program due to academic dishonesty.
Any rounding up of clinical hours, ie. Counting 3.5 hours as 4, will be considered academic dishonesty and will result in failure of the course and possible dismissal from the program. Submitting any written materials prepared by another and represented as your own will result in course failure and possible dismissal from the program due to academic dishonesty
- Program This Course Supports: Onoclogy Nurse Practitoner
- Course Concurrence Information: None