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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6613C
Tracking Number - 2851

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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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-03-22
  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: 6613C
  10. Full Title: Health Management of Families: Special Topics
  11. Credit Hours: 5
  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): Hlth Mgt of Families: Spec Top
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6244c
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Theoretical and clinical knowledge of topics of special interest to the Family Nurse Primary Care Practitioner. A variety of teaching strategies will be utilized.

  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. Incorporate current and emerging evidence in providing care to primary care patients, families and communities.

    2. Develop a comprehensive plan of care for primary care patients and their families in evolving complex medical and surgical processes.

    3. Demonstrate effective management of health conditions through the use of pharmacological interventions (including prioritizing, prescribing, and educating clients and their families).

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate initial competency as an Family Nurse Practitioner in primary care settings.

    2. Integrate advanced knowledge and research into practice in order to maintain quality of care and competency of practice.

    3. Identify the legal, ethical, and business aspects of advanced practice nursing.

  31. Major Topics: Influences throughout the lifespan

    a. Developmental

    b. Psychosocial

    c. Socioeconomic

    d. Cultural/Spiritual

    2. Behavior/Psychosocial

    a. Motivational interviewing strategies

    3. Nurse Practitioner Practice Management

    b. Professional role and client relationships

    c. Reimbursement and Coding, PQRI, practice analytics, shared medical visits, CER, and insurance issues

    d. Monitoring quality of health care practice

    e. Patient assistance programs

    4. The Business of the Nurse Practitioner

    a. Professional Role

    b. Networking

    c. Malpractice

    d. Cost Control

    e. Policy Issues impacting Nurse Practitioners

    5. Developmental

    a. Special Learning Needs

    b. Initiating & Maintaining Friends

    c. Peer Pressure

    6. Cardiovascular

    a. Cardiomyopathy

    b. Complex Cardiac Patients

    7. Gastrointestinal (GI)

    a. Nutrition

    b. Weight Management

    c.Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

    8. Genitourinary (GU)

    a. Encopresis

    b. Bed Wetting

    c. Urinary Incontinence

    d. Nephrotic Syndrome

    9. Reproductive & Gender Health

    a. Sexual Identity

    b. Abortion

    c. Breast Cancer

    d. Prostate Cancer

    e. Sexuality in the Elderly

    10. Musculoskeletal

    a. Adolescent Athlete

    b. Assistive Devices

    c. Rehabilitation

    11. Infectious Diseases

    a. Hepatitis A, B, C & D

    b. HIV

    c. Lyme Disease

    d. Kawasaki Disease

    12. Mental Health/Cognition

    a. Gangs

    b. Bipolar

    c.. Suicide

    d. Psychiatric emergencies

    e. Depression in the Elderly

    f. Mood Disorders

    g. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    h. Substance Abuse

    13. Pain Management

    a. End of Life

    14. Older Adult Health

    a. Polypharmacy

    b. Complex Care Management

    c. Transition Care

    d. Palliative Care

    e. Caregiver Stress/Strain

    f. Disability

    g. Assessing Cognitive Function and Decision-Making Ability

    15. Safety

    a. Sensory Loss

    b. Macular Degeneration

    c. Retinopathy

    16. Special Populations

    a. Health Disparities

    b. Vulnerable Populations

    i. Immigrant Health Issues

    ii. Migrant Health Issues

    iii. Incarcerated Parents

    c. Rural Health

    d. Occupational Health

    17. Legal Aspects of Healthcare

    a. Treating Minors

    18. Complex Case Studies

    a. Psychiatric Patients

    b. Diagnosis & Care of Patients with Cancer

    19. Topics in Advanced Pharmacology

    a. Infectious Diseases & Antibiotic Therapy

    20. Complementary & Alternative Modalities

  32. Textbooks: 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 (4th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  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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