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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6952

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-03-26
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 11/28/11. Appd 12/5/11; to GC 1/23/12; to USf 1/24/12; to SCNS 2/1/12. Apprvd eff 3/15/12

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2647 2011-10-27
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Cindy Tofthagen 8133969441

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6952 Writing for Nursing Publication

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    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) S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Writing for Publication
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 20


    NGR 6800


    Course Description

    Focus is on scientific writing and dissemination of scientific knowledge in advanced nursing practice.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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 necessary because:

    -external and internal scientific review and IRB approvals have become exceedingly complex and time consuming, causing delays in graduation

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

    Yes, 1 time

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Demonstrate ability to synthesize literature in development of a review of literature for a scientific manuscript or research proposal.

    2. Describe methods and places to disseminate scholarly clinical and scientific knowledge within the nursing profession.

    3. Construct a scientific abstract.

    4. Display the accepted scientific format for a scientific manuscript or research proposal.

    5. Construct tables and figures associated with a scientific manuscript or presentation.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1) Develop a detailed understanding of current scientific evidence by analyzing relevant literature on a self-selected topic in an area of clinical interest.

    2) Create a scholarly manuscript in an area of clinical interest, based upon an extensive analysis of the literature.

    3) Integrate knowledge of the publication process through participation in peer-review, revisions of the manuscript, communication with a journal editor, and submission of a manuscript for consideration of publication.

    C. Major Topics

    Getting Started, Selecting a Journal, Writing a Query Letter

    Reviewing the Literature,

    Clinical Practice Articles, Writing an Abstract

    Authorship and Preparing to Write, Ethical and Legal Issues in Writing for Publication

    References, Tables and Figures

    Revising the Paper, Final Paper and Submission to Journal

    Electronic Publishing, Poster and Podium Presentations

    D. Textbooks

    Oermann, M.H. & Hays J.C. (2010). Writing for publication in nursing. 2nd edition. New York: Springer

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    To receive satisfactory course grade, all course activities/assignments must be completed at a satisfactory level within the timeframe established in the course schedule.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Paper that is submitted must include the following sections:



    Synthesis (Review) of Literature

    Summary with implications for nursing

    Tables or figures as appropriate to illustrate the text.

    H. 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: (

    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. Its 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

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