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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6211C
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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-06-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): course reinstatement and all items in course proposal are changes to the original (discontinued) course
Comments: to GC 4/2/12; MS-Nursing; % on campus not noted; faculty emailed 4/11/12. Cleared USF Sys 4/13. Cleared GC. To SCNS 4/18/12. Updtd record from "Change" to "New" Course 5/15/12. Prpsd # 6211C (was 6217C). 6211 discon. Upd to "Chg". Appd eff 8/1/12

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: 6211C
  10. Full Title: Acute Care of Adults & Older Adults: Special Topics
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  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): Acute Care Ad & Old Ad: Sp Top
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6210C, NGR 6244C, NGR 6232
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course focuses on both theoretical and clinical knowledge of topics of special interest to the Acute Care, Adult-Gerontologist Primary Care Nurse 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 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: 1. Incorporate current and emerging evidence in providing care to acutely and critically ill adults and older adults, families and communities.

    2. Develop a comprehensive plan of care for acute and critically ill adults and older adults, and their families in evolving complex medical and surgical processes.

    3. Participate in a variety of learning strategies sharing knowledge and skill with team colleagues, acute and critically ill adults and older adults, and families.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Incorporate evidence-based literature applying findings to complex acute and critically ill adult and older adult patients, and family care situations.

    2. Identify common causes of variation in outcomes of care in the acute care practice setting.

    3. Demonstrate best practices that promote client and healthcare provider safety in the acute care setting.

    4. Analyze strategies that influence the ability to initiate and sustain effective partnerships with members of the interprofessional team.

  31. Major Topics: Application of clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice.

    2. Estimating prognosis and realistic goal setting.

    3. Assessing cognitive function and decision-making ability in acute care.

    4. Ethics in critical care, incorporating patient, families/care givers, and

    interdisciplinary team.

    5. Severity of illness indices, and outcome prediction development and

    evaluation in critical care.

    6. Team dynamics and team building in critical care

    7. End of life issues and organ donation in critical care

    8. Special Populations

    a. Failure to Rescue

    b. Obstetric Trauma Patient

    c. Psychiatric Patient

    d. Diagnosis & Care of the Patient with Cancer

    e. Organ and bone Marrow Transplant Patient

    f. Patient with GI Emergency

    g. Care of the Geriatric Patient in the Acute & Critical Care Setting

    h. Determinants of Brain Death

    9. Topics in Advanced Pharmacology

    a. Infectious Diseases & Antibiotic Therapy

    b. Polypharmacy

    10. Malpractice, cost control, the impact of public opinion, and policy issues in

    critical care

  32. Textbooks: Clifford S. Deutschman MD and Patrick J. & Neligan MD. (2010). Evidence-based

    practice of critical care: Expert consult: Online and print. Philadelphia: PA:


  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. Its 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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