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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6733

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 4/5/12, Course appd 4/11/12, to USF Sys 4/11/12, to SCNS 4/18/12; SCNS appd eff 6/1/12

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2786 2012-02-21
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6733 Organizational & Professional Dimensions of Nursing 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 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Organ & Prof Dimn of Nurs Prac
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 20



    Course Description

    Examines professional, social, and organizational factors which influence advanced practice nursing. Addresses leadership strategies including fiscal management, organizational collaboration, professional and business ethics, and quality improvement.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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?

    Required as part of MS program and graduate core, NP core, and Nurse Generalist core.

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


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

    Knowledge of specific content area.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Synthesize the principles of organizational theory, including the basics of organizational culture, behavior, and change perspectives as they apply to nursing service organizations.

    2. Evaluate the principles of leadership theory as they apply to the role of advanced practice nurse.

    3. Analyze strategies related to communication and collaboration between healthcare team members.

    4. Analyze the role of advanced practice nurses in clinical and academic leadership settings specifically examining leadership styles, communication patterns, and the use of collaboration to successfully implement change processes.

    5. Analyze information about quality initiatives recognizing the contributions of individuals and inter-professional healthcare teams to improve health outcomes across the continuum of care.

    6. Promote a professional environment that includes accountability and high-level communication skills when involved in peer review, advocacy for patients and families, reporting of errors, and professional writing.

    7. Understand relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient-/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Conduct an organizational assessment (at the micro, meso, and/or macrosystem levels) describing the relationship between organizational structure, leadership, and decision making.

    2. Analyze a clinical/practice issue describing an organizational problem addressing communication and conflict within healthcare teams.

    3. Identify a problem and its contributing factors that are amenable to change intervention and develop a plan to address the problem.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Leadership Theories

    2. Leadership Styles

    3. Leadership Strategies

    4. Individual Behavior and Organizational Culture

    5. Systems Theory and Complexity Science

    6. Leading and Managing Organizational Change

    7. Process of Leading and Managing Change

    8. Strategic Planning

    9. Conflict

    10. Leveraging the APN Role

    a. Genetics & Genomics

    b. Teamwork & Collaboration

    c. Evidence-Based Practice

    d. Patient-Centered Care

    e. Informatics

    f. Quality Improvement

    g. Safety

    D. Textbooks

    Borkowski, N. (2009). Organizational behavior, theory, and design in health care.

    Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

    Hickman, G. (2010). Leading change in multiple contexts. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

    Marshall, E. S. (2011). Transformational leadership in nursing. From expert clinician to

    Influential leader. New York, NY: Springer.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy


    Class Presentations

    Class Discussion

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests


    Class presentation

    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

    Master's Program

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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