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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6207c

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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: 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

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2845 2012-03-21
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6207c Health Management of Adults and Older Adults I

    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
    6 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Hlth Mgt of Ad & Old Ad I
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 6001c


    Course Description

    Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of common acute conditions and acute exacerbations of common chronic conditions of adults and older adults.

  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 Master's program and NP 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 in specific content area

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

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

    1. Formulate a differential diagnosis based on patient history, signs and symptoms, epidemiology, pathophysiology and best practices.

    3. Determine appropriate diagnostic evaluations to refine differential diagnoses.

    4. Develop a comprehensive plan of care in collaboration with the patient.

    5. Prescribe appropriate physical, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic

    therapies for common acute conditions.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in assessment

    and clinical decision-making.

    2. Competently implement therapeutic nursing interventions to maintain/restore

    health in collaboration with clients with common acute conditions and acute

    exacerbations of common chronic conditions.

    3. Evaluate the results of interventions using accepted outcome criteria and

    professional standards.

    4. Demonstrate leadership in collaboration with other healthcare professionals

    in the coordination and delivery of health care.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Clinical & Diagnostic Reasoning

    a. Transition to the APRN Role

    b. Diagnostic Reasoning

    2. Sleep & Rest

    a. Activty

    b. Exercise

    c. Obesity

    3. HEENT:

    a. Conjunctivitis

    b. Corneal abrasion

    c. Foreign body

    d. Hordeolum

    e. Otitis media

    f. Hearing Loss

    4. Dermatological:

    a. Dermatologic conditions

    b. Skin cancer

    c. Rash

    5. Respiratory Disorders:

    a. URI

    i. Rhinosinusitis

    ii. Asthma

    iii. Bronchitis

    b. LRI

    i. Cough

    ii. Pneumonia

    iii. Effusion

    6. Cardiovascular:

    a. HTN

    b. Dyslipidemia

    c. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    d. Chest pain/ MI

    e. Common Arhythmias

    e. CHF/PVD/DVT

    7. Gastrointestinal (GI):

    a. Abdominal pain

    b. UGI

    i. GERD

    ii. Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)

    iii. Gastroenteritis

    iv. Pancreatitis

    c. LGI

    i. IBD

    ii. Diverticulitis

    iii. Constipation

    iv. Diarrhea

    v. Hemorrhoids

    vi. Fissures

    8. Genitourinary (GU):

    a. UTI

    b. Renal Stones

    9. Reproductive & Gender Health

    a. Family Planning

    b. Unintended Pregnancy

    c. STI

    d. Cervicitis

    e. Vaginitis

    f. Cervical Cancer Screening

    g. Breast Health

    h. Epididymitis

    10. Endocrine:

    a. Metabolic Syndrome

    b. DM

    11. Musculoskeletal

    a. Back/neck pain

    b. Knee pain

    c. Hip pain

    d. Shoulder pain

    e. Hand pain

    12. Neurological:

    a. HA/pain management

    b. Dizziness

    c. Vertigo

    d. Bellís Palsy

    13. Mental Health:

    a. Theories of aging

    b. Physiology of aging

    c. Depression

    d. Anxiety

    e. Grief

    D. Textbooks

    Capezuti, E., Zwicker, D., Mezey, M., Fulmer, T.T., Gray-Micell, D., & Kluger, M. (2012).

    Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice. Springer, New York

    Dunphy, L.M., Winland-Brown, J.E., Porter, B.O., & Thomas, D.J. (2011). Primary care:

    The art and science of advanced practice nursing (3rd ed). Philadelphia, : PA: F. A. Davis.

    Uphold, C.R & Graham, M.V.(2011). Clincal guidelines in family practice (4th ed).

    Barmarrae Books, Gainesville, FL.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy



    Class Presentations

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė 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. Itís 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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