Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6803
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Approved by SCNS
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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2787 2012-02-21 Department College Budget Account Number Nursing NR 620100020 Contact Person Phone Dewel Lindsey 8133969978 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based 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) Research Evidence-Based Prac Course Online? Percentage Online B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 20
Theoretical and clinical knowledge to prepare the advanced practice nurse to engage in evidence-based practice. Development of skills needed to critically evaluate new information available from professional consensus statements and research findings.
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.
- Other Course Information
1. Analyze the status of research utilization and evidence-based practice in nursing.
2. Apply the steps of evidence-based practice.
3. Critically appraise appropriate knowledge for clinical decision making.
4. Evaluate evidence-based resources as support for decision making (i.e., introducing, disseminating, modifying or rejecting a change in practice).
5. Appraise the readiness for adoption of evidence-based guidelines in a specific clinical setting, or environment with attention to both individual and organizational components .
6. Critique the use of evidence-based practice guidelines in the clinical setting.
7. Develop evidence-based practice plans pertinent to practice outcomes.
B. Learning Outcomes
1. Describe evidence-based practice to include the components of research
evidence, clinical expertise and patient/family values.
2. Employ efficient and effective strategies to locate reliable sources of
evidence and answer focused clinical questions.
3. Identify principles that comprise appraisal of research evidence.
4. Critically appraise original research and evidence summaries related to area of
5. Analyze how the strength of available evidence influences the provision of care
(assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation).
6. Participate in designing systems that support evidence-based practice.
C. Major Topics
1. Why evidence-based practice
a. Compelling clinical questions
2. Formulate a clinical question
3. Levels of evidence
4. Critically appraise knowledge for clinical decision making
5. Quantitative evidence
6. Qualitative evidence
7. Clinical judgment
8. Models and strategies
9. Evidence-based practice guidelines
10. Generating evidence: quantitative and qualitative
11. General evaluation outcomes management
12. Disseminating evidence
13. Motivating change
14. Ethical considerations for evidence implementation and evidence generation
Melnyk, B., M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2010). Evidence-based practice in nursing &
healthcare (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
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: (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.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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