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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6302C

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
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. Nmbr 6325 appd as 6302C. Subm as new; was course chng

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2852 2012-03-22
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6302C Primary Care of Children and Adolescents 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)
    Pr Care of Child & Adol II
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 6301C


    Course Description

    This course is designed to provide the student with the basis for diagnosing and managing chronic health conditions of the child and adolescent. Attention will be paid to the needs of culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.

  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. Coursework for the PNP concentration based on required competencies.

    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. Conduct assessments appropriate to the client’s presenting condition, stage of

    development/maturation, and culture.

    2. Identify physical findings and aspects of subjective and objective data

    associated with chronic health disorders and psychosocial problems of

    children and adolescents

    3. Analyze data to develop a differential diagnosis for chronic

    disorders experienced by children and adolescents.

    4. interpret appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostic studies for

    chronic disorders found in children and adolescents.

    5. Prescribe pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy for

    chronic health problems of the child and adolescent,

    6. Apply principles of collaboration with other health care professionals for

    patients with specific diagnoses or psycho-social concerns.

    7. Incorporate community resources into the plan of care.

    8. Function within the parameters of the advanced practice role and legal scope

    of practice while incorporating ethical analysis, current health policies, and

    evidence based practice into patient plans of care.

    9. Apply quality processes and improvement science incorporating

    information systems to ensure the safety of children and their families and

    improve healthcare delivery outcomes.

    10. Critique research literature and to utilizing current and emerging genetic/

    genomic evidence and evidence based practice findings in clinical practice

    and clinical decisions.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Conduct interviews with families whose children or adolescents have

    chronic health care conditions.

    2. Identify available resources and resource support for families whose children or

    adolescents have chronic health care conditions.

    3. Implement plans of care for children and adolescents with chronic


    4. Incorporate the use of evidence-based practice guidelines in the clinical setting.

    5. Demonstrate clinical decision making and reasoning when working with children,

    adolescents, and families afflicted with chronic conditions.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Chronic Health Conditions

    2. Respiratory

    a. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

    b. Cystic Fibrosis

    c. Tuberculosis

    3. Cardiovascular

    a. CHD/Defects (complex)

    b. SCD

    c. Chest Pain

    d. Cardiomyopathy

    4. Gastrointestinal

    a. Irritable Bowel

    b. Inflammatory Bowel Disorders

    c. Celiac Disease

    5. Genitourinary

    a. Glomerular Nephritis

    b. Chronic Kidney Disease

    6. Musculoskeletal

    a. Congenital

    7. Neurological

    a. Myelodysplasia

    b. Brain Cancer

    c. Muscular Dystrophy

    d. Hydrochephalus

    8. Hematological

    a. Leukemia

    b. Lymphoma

    9. Immunological

    a. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

    b. SLE

    10. Mental Health

    a. Autism

    b. Asperger Syndrome

    11. Endocrine

    a. CA Hyperplasia

    b. Thyroid Issues

    c. Diabetes

    12. Developmental

    a. Issues of Prematurity

    D. Textbooks

    Allen, P., Vessey, J., & Schapiro, N. (2009) Primary care of the child with a chronic

    condition (5th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby.

    Arcara, K., Tschudy, M., & Lee, C.K. (2012) Harriet Lane Handbook (19th ed.)

    Baltimore, MD: Mosby.

    American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American

    psychological association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological


    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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