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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6244c

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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
    2846 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 6244c Health Management of Adults and Older Adults II

    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 II
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 6207c


    Course Description

    Focuses on prevention and management of common chronic conditions and the symptoms that accompany these conditions.

  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. Incorporate health promotion and health education recommendations into client-centered plans of care.

    2. Synthesize data from a variety of sources to make clinical decisions regarding management, consultation and/ or referral.

    3. Recognize the presence of co-morbidities, their impact on presenting health problems, and the risk for iatrogenesis.

    4. Effectively manage patients with chronic health problems.

    5. Demonstrate initial competence in the Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner


    6. Provide leadership in promoting caring, advocacy, cultural sensitivity, and

    professional ethics in the healthcare setting.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Competently perform age-specific comprehensive and/or focused health

    histories and physical examinations.

    2. Accurately identify normal and abnormal findings in client clinical databases.

    3. Select appropriate laboratory and diagnostics tests based on clinical guidelines,

    costs and benefits.

    4. Develop comprehensive client problem lists, and formulate and prioritize

    differential diagnoses.

    5. Develop plans of care addressing risk modification and patient-

    centered health care goals.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Sleep & Rest

    a. Sleep Disorders

    2. HEENT:

    a. Glaucoma

    b. Macular degeneration

    c. Retinopathy

    d. Uveitis

    e. Cataract

    f. Vertigo

    g. Meniere’s disease

    3. Respiratory

    a. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    b. Chronic Bronchitis

    c. Smoking Cessation

    d. Lung Cancer

    4. Cardiovascular

    a. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

    b. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

    i. Wound care

    5. Gastrointestinal (GI)

    a. IBS

    b. Crohn’s

    c. Colitis

    d. Appendicitis

    e. Ulcer

    f. Hepatitis

    g. Wilson’s disease

    h. Cirrhosis

    i. Gallbladder disease

    j. Barrett’s

    k. Colon cancer

    6. Genitourinary (GU)

    a. Prostatitis

    b. BPH

    c. Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    7. Reproductive & Gender Health

    a. Menopause

    i. Hormone Therapy (HT)

    b. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    c. Endometriosis

    d. Atrophic Vaginitis

    e. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB)

    8. Musculoskeletal

    a. Osteoarthritis (OA)

    b. Osteoporosis

    c. Gout

    d. Bursitis

    e. Reiter’s syndrome

    9. Neurological

    a. Seizures

    b. Concussion

    c. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    d. Parkinson’s Disease

    e. Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)

    f. Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA)

    g. Closed Head Injury (CHI)

    10. Hematologic & Neoplastic

    a. Anemias

    b. Coagulopathies

    c. Vit disorders

    d. Leukemia

    e. Lymphomas

    11. Immunological

    a. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    b. SLE

    c. Food Allergies

    i. Gluten

    12. Mental Health

    a. Dementia

    b. Delirium

    c. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

    d. Bipolar disease

    e. Schizophrenia

    13. Pain Management

    a. Somatic

    b. Visceral

    c. Neuropathic

    d. Palliative Care

    14. Endocrine

    a. Thyroid

    b. Parathyroid disorders

    c. Gout

    15. Safety

    a. Fall Assessment

    b. Fatigue

    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.

    Youngkin, E.Q., Davis, M.S., Schadewald, D., & Juve, C. (2012). Women’s health: A primary care clinical guide

    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 – 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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