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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6291C

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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
    2854 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 6291C Health Mgmt of Adults and Older Adults: Special Topics

    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) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Hl Mgt Ad & Old Adts: Spec Top
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 6207C, NGR 6244C


    Course Description

    Theoretical and clinical knowledge of topics of special interest to the Adult- Gerontologist Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. A variety of teaching strategies will be utilized.

  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 ANP 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. Analyze the role components of an Adult-Gerontological Advanced Practice


    2. Demonstrate leadership in collaboration with other healthcare professionals in the

    coordination and delivery of care.

    3. Apply current evidence-based guidelines while caring for adults, geriatric adults,

    families, and communities.

    4. Develop comprehensive plans of care for adult, geriatric adults and their families

    in evolving complex medical and surgical processes.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Explain fiscal responsibility and advocacy in efficient and effective use of client

    resources as related to productivity and quality of care.

    2. Implement therapeutic nursing interventions to maintain/restore

    health in collaboration with clients who have complex health care problems.

    3. Apply the principles of counseling, therapeutic communication, change, group

    process, and teaching-learning interactions with adults, older adults, and their


    C. Major Topics

    1. Behavior/Psychosocial

    a. Motivational interviewing strategies

    2. Practice Management

    a. Professional role and client relationships

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

    c. Monitoring quality of health care practice

    d. Patient assistance programs

    3. Cardiovascular

    a. Cardiomyopathy

    b. Complex Cardiac Patients

    4. Gastrointestinal (GI)

    a. Nutrition

    b. Weight Management

    c. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

    5. Genitourinary (GU)

    a. Urinary Incontinence

    b. Nephrotic Syndrome

    6. Reproductive & Gender Health

    a. Breast Cancer

    b. Prostate Cancer

    c. Sexuality in the Elderly

    7. Musculoskeletal

    a. Assistive Devices

    b. Rehabilitation

    8. Mental Health/Cognition

    a. Depression in the Elderly

    b. Mood Disorders

    c. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    d. Substance Abuse

    9. Pain Management

    a. End of Life

    10. Older Adult Health

    a. Polypharmacy

    b. Complex Care Management

    c. Transition Care

    d. Caregiver Stress/Strain

    e. Disability

    11. Safety

    a. Sensory Loss

    b. Macular Degeneration

    c. Retinopathy

    12. Special Populations

    a. Vulnerable Populations

    b. Rural Health

    c. Migrant Health

    d. Adolescent Health

    e. Occupational Health

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    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.

    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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