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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7874

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-01-08
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 12/3/12 Nursing DNP - new course for program change. GC approved 12/3/12. to SYS 12/4/12. to SCNS 12/12/12. Approved effective 2/1/13.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3011 2012-11-27
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7874 Informatics and Patient Care Technology

    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
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Informatics & Pt Care Tech
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 10



    Course Description

    Knowledge and skills needed to prepare nurse leaders to use information systems and patient care technology to support and improve patient care and health care settings.

  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?

    Course is being created to address accreditation needs regarding informatics content.

    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 the specific content area.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Extract data from clinical databases and available data sources.

    2. Apply information systems and technologies to the quality and safety improvement process.

    3. Evaluate health information systems and patient care technologies.

    4. Apply appropriate ethical, legal and regulatory principles to the use of health information systems.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Manage individual and aggregate level information.

    2. Assess the efficacy of patient care technology appropriate to a specialized area of practice.

    3. Use information systems/technology resources to implement quality improvement initiatives and support practice and administrative decision-making.

    4. Select information systems and patient care technology.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Data, databases, information, and information systems.

    2. Data extraction techniques and presentation of aggregate data.

    3. Information systems support of quality improvement initiatives.

    4. Information systems support of administrative and clinical decision-making and health policy initiatives.

    5. Human factors in information systems and patient care technology.

    6. Evaluating information systems and patient care technology.

    7. Technologies for telehealth services.

    8. Ethical, legal and regulatory issues.

    D. Textbooks

    • Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (5th edition) by Toni Hebda and Patricia Czar

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy




    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


  5. Course Concurrence Information

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