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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6893

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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
    2788 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 6893 Systems & Populations in Healthcare

    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)
    Systems & Pop Healthcare
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 20



    Course Description

    Analysis of critical issues in health care delivery and population health; overview of design and structure of U.S. health care system; issues of cultural diversity, health disparities, and social justice; and healthcare systems outcomes management.

  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

    By the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    1. Analyze how policies influence the structure and financing of health care, practice, and health outcomes.

    2. Examine the effect of legal and regulatory processes on nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and outcomes.

    3. Apply ethical decision making models to issues encountered in contemporary health care settings.

    4. Interpret research for policy makers and stakeholders.

    5. Design interventions and strategies based on a synthesis of broad ecological, global, and social determinants of health and epidemiologic data.

    6. Integrate clinical prevention and population health concepts in the development of culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate health education, communication strategies, and interventions.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Evaluate an institution’s policy regarding the implementation of new point of care

    technology, including issues related to cost, privacy, patient/provider risks, and


    2. Analyze the Electronic Health Record at a practice site in regards to the use of

    language and standardized terminology that does or does not support advanced

    nursing practice.

    3. Analyze a system management practice at the micro or macro level (from socio-

    economic, environmental, political, and cultural contexts) and assess the impact

    on the health outcomes of a vulnerable patient population.

    4. Create a position paper on a policy issue that advocates for a solution that is

    politically feasible and economically viable

    C. Major Topics

    1. Structure of Healthcare Delivery Systems

    2. Economics of Healthcare

    3. Health Information Management

    4. Theories & Models of Policy Making

    5. Policy Making Environments

    a. Values

    b. Economics

    c. Politics

    d. Social

    6. Health Policy Processes

    a. Development

    b. Implementation

    c. Evaluation

    7. Interaction Between Regulatory Processes & Quality Control

    8. Health Disparities, Equity, & Social Justice

    9. Frameworks for community and political engagement, advocacy, and empowerment

    D. Textbooks

    Milstead, J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (4th ed.). Burlington,

    MA.: Jones & Bartlett. (published 2012)

    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. 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

    Master's Program

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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