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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6342
Tracking Number - 2849

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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 4/2/12; MS in Nursing; percentage on campus not specified; faculty emailed 4/11/12. Cleared USF Sys 4/13. Cleared GC. To SCNS 4/18/12. SCNS Appd eff 6/1/12. Numbr 6345 appd as 6342

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-03-22
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: d
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 6342
  10. Full Title: Primary Care of Childbearing Family
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  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): PC: Childbearing Fam
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6207c
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Management of common, episodic and chronic health problems in women before, during and after conception. Developmental stage, psychosocial strengths, lifestyle variations, environmental stresses, cultural diversity and resources will be incorporated.

  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 coursework for the family nurse practitioner concentration based on required competencies.
  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.) Knowledge in specific content area
  29. Objectives: 1. Apply full scope of practice, knowledge, skills, abilities while working together with other healthcare team members. (revised)

    2. Identify risk factors and behaviors associated with childbearing.

    3. Utilize evidence-based interventions and guidelines, pharmacological regimens, and management protocols in normal pregnancy.(revised)

    4. Respect the dignity and privacy of women by embracing cultural diversity and individual differences.

    5. Demonstrate knowledge of the advanced practice role by recognizing one’s own uniqueness, experience level, expertise, culture and power. (revised)

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyze strategies for identifying and managing overlaps in team member roles

    and accountabilities.

    2. Analyze how diverse cultural, ethnic, spiritual and social backgrounds function as

    sources of patient, family, and community values.

    3. Analyze advanced practice nursing roles in assuring coordination, integration,

    and continuity of care during normal pregnancy. (revised)

    4. Describe evidence-based practice to include the components of research

    evidence, clinical expertise, and patient/family values.

    5. Describe common reproductive health and obstetric quality measures.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Assessment and management pre-pregnancy

    • Embryology and fetal development

    • Physiology of pregnancy and psychosocial aspects of pregnancy

    • Preconception care

    • Assisted reproduction

    • Prenatal care

    2. Assessment and management in pregnancy and postpartum

    • Comprehensive gynecological and obstetric history

    • Targeted physical examination to identify the normal and abnormal changes associated with pregnancy

    • Screening for genetic risk factors

    • Collaborate/consult with other health care professionals to achieve optimal pregnancy outcomes.

    • Use of appropriate referrals for deliveries, high risk pregnancy

    • Comprehensive postpartum assessment and management

    • Lactation assessment and support

    3. Complications in pregnancy

    • Screen for high risk pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum complication

    • Diagnose high-risk pregnancies

    • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic procedures and tests, as indicated by the history and physical examination, for obstetric and common primary care conditions during pregnancy

    • Pregnancy loss/termination and/or interruption

    4. Male Reproductive Health Needs/Problems

    • Reproductive anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology

    • Reproductive pathophysiology

    • Physical assessment test

    • Fertility control

    • Infertility

    5. Pharmacodynamics

    • Contraception

    • Safety in pregnancy and lactation

  32. Textbooks: DeCherney, A., Nathan, L., Goodwin, T.M., & and Laufer, M. (2007). Current diagnosis and treatment: Obstetrics and gynecology (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Gilbert, E. S. (2010). Manual of high risk pregnancy and delivery (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Exams


    Class Presentations

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  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. 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.

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

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