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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6210C
Tracking Number - 2856

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Course description, Objectives, & Learning Outcomes
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. Subm as 6210C; appd as 6210c

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: 6210C
  10. Full Title: Clinical Mgmt of Acute and Chronically Ill Adults and Older Ad
  11. Credit Hours: 6
  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): Clin Mgmt Acute & Chron Ill Ad
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6001C
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course focuses on the management of commonly encountered acute and chronic episodic health problems in adults and older adults.

  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 Master's program and NP core. Coursework for the NACconcentration 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: At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify acute changes in the health status of adults and older adults.

    2. Consider multiple potential mechanisms for acute changes in health status while formulating differential diagnoses in those with acute and chronic illnesses.

    3. Implement pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions specific to acute disease processes.

    4. Collaborate with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary team in establishing a self-management plan to maintain and/or restore health.

    5. Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions while addressing ongoing changes.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate Competency of system focused client assessments.

    2. Develop comprehensive problem list to formulate final medical and nursing diagnoses.

    3. Implement client management/treatment including pharmacologic therapies, nursing/supportive therapies, health promotion and health education, negotiation with client and family, and client follow-up (referral or return).

    4. Incorporate the use of evidence-based practice guidelines in the acute care

    clinical setting.

    5. Demonstrate competency in the use of health information technology to transform health care such as electronic health records.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Pathophysiological & Psycho-Social Issues in:

    o Cardiovascular Disorders: Heart failure, Aneurysm, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Valvular Disorders

    o Peripheral Vascular: Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and Amputations

    o Pulmonary Disorders: Pneumonia, COPD with Acute Exacerbation, COPD with Pneumonia, Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Asthma

    o Inflammation & Immunology: Fever

    o Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Disorders: GI bleeding

    o Renal & Genitourinary Disorders: Chronic kidney disease, Acute Renal Failure (ARF)

    o Neurological Disorders: Stroke, Carotid Stenosis, Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP), Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH), Subdural Hematoma (SDH), Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)—Hemorrhagic, Embolic), Thrombosis & Thromboembolytics, Aneurysm, and Meningitis

    o Endocrine Disorders

    o Autoimmune

    o Hematological: Anemia, Bleeding Disorders, Coagulation and Anti-Coagulation, and Aplastic Anemia

    o Nutrition, Parenteral Nutrition, Fluid Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders

    o Musculoskeletal Disorders: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Fractures, Dislocation

    o Cancer: Thrombocytopenia and all other forms of cancer

    o Depression, Anxiety and Delirium

    o Trauma: Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, Burns, Poison, Chemical Exposure

    o Genetics and genomics

  32. Textbooks: Marik, P.E. (2010). Handbook of evidence-based critical care (2nd ed). New York,

    NY: Springer.

    Stern, S., Cifu, A., & Altkom, D. (2006). Symptom to diagnosis: An evidence based

    guide (2nd ed). The McGraw-Hill Companies.

  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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