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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6898
Tracking Number - 2815

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Course objectives, Student Learning outcomes, and Major course topics
Comments: for MS in Nursing; to GC 4/2/12; to USF Syst for conc 4/5/12; to GC 4/16/12; to SCNS 4/16/12. SCNS appd eff 6/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-02-29
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Dewel Lindsey
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 6898
  10. Full Title: Microsystem Concepts of Health Care Finance
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Microsys Concpts of HC Finance
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 15
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Provides concepts, language and strategies that inform financial and economic decision making in a microsystem.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for accreditation
  26. 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 concentration.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: 1. Appraise the risks of financial burden associated with regulatory, licensure, and certification processes in macro/microsystems.

    2. Prioritize costs and quality in the delivery of health care within a microsystem.

    3. Evaluate the costs of human, technological, and material resources involved in implementing a program change.

    4. Explore selected key financial and economic concepts that impact microsystems in healthcare.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the nurse leaders role in establishing and maintaining an infrastructure necessary for

    a program of health quality.

    2. Evaluate the implementation and outcomes of a change that occurred in a health care


    3. Analyze the success of an interdisciplinary team in a healthcare setting concentrating on the team dynamics

  31. Major Topics: 1. Finance Overview

    2. Economics and the healthcare environment

    a. Healthcare Reform

    b. ANA Key provisions on Patient Protection & affordable Care Act

    c. Medicare Reimbursement

    3. Role of financial management and nursing leaders

    a. Nurses role in financial management

    b. Business plans and business cases for the essential elements

    4. Quality-Cost-Financing

    a. Economics and Quality

    5. Budget concepts

    a. Planning and control

    6. Managing Financial Resources

    a. Productivity at the microsystem level

    7. Making business decisions

    8. Change and innovation

    a. EMRs

    9. Negotiation

    10. Staying afloat

    a. Health Policy Brief

  32. Textbooks: Sullivan, E & Decker, P. (2009). Effective leadership & management in nursing (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:

    Pearson Prentice Hall.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Exams




  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Exams




  36. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master's Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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