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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR5000

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Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5018 2014-05-24
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Kristi Norcross 8139722747

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 5000 Advanced Concepts of Women's Health

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Advanced Women's Health
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 6002, NGR 6152


    NGR 6207

    Course Description

    This course prepares APRNs to fully care for women through labs, case studies and high stakes simulation in advanced bedside ultrasound, surgical assist, and woman-centered obstetric and gynecological procedures.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    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?

    The US Army and USAF moved APRN education to Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences to improve competency and confidence through advanced preparation for the unique role in support of a military member and family beneficiary within the Military Health System.

    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.)

    Certification as Certified Nurse-Midwife, surgical assist training, advanced ultrasound skills and experience > 3 years or proven mastery.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Demonstrate competency of advanced skills within the simulation lab in preparation for Phase I-III for care of women across the lifespan.

    2. Show professionalism through advanced nurse practitioner documentation of procedures within the Military Health System (MHS) Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

    3. Develop therapeutic relationships and partnerships with patients and other professionals.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Lecture

    2. Case studies

    3. Simulation experiences

    4. Online assignments

    C. Major Topics

    a. Ultrasound -

    b. Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI)

    c. Estimating Fetal Weights (EFW)

    d. placentation

    e. Bi-Parietal Diameters (BPD)

    f. Biophysical Profiles (BPP)

    g. External Cephalic Version (ECV)

    a. Basic Surgical Assist –

    b. Cesarean sections

    c. Laparoscopic procedures

    a. Procedures –

    b. Endometrial biopsy (EMB)

    c. Intrauterine device (IUD) placement and removal,

    d. Word catheter placement

    e. Marsupialization of Bartholins Cyst

    a. Simulation

    a. Case Study

    b. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

    c. Sexual Dysfunction

    d. Antenatal fetal surveillance

    D. Textbooks

    Cunningham, F. G., Gant, N. F., Leveno, K. J., Gilstrap III, L. C., Hauth, J. C., & Wenstrom, K. D. (2001). Williams Obstetrics (21 ed.). A. Seils, S. R. Noujaim, & K. Davis (Eds.). United States of America: McGraw-Hill.

    King, T. L., Brucker, M. C., Kriebs, J. M., Fahey, J. O., Gegor, C. L., & Varney, H. (2015). Varney’s Midwifery (5 ed.). A. Harvey (Ed.). Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

    The Midwife as Surgical First Assist. (2006). American College of Nurse-Midwives.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Web Based Materials:

    Operational OB/GN 2nd Ed. – The Health Care of Women in Military Settings

    Will be provided in the MCM/Bushmaster course. If you do not receive a copy, or have misplaced it, please contact the course director for a copy.

    Access to and will be necessary and provided though CAC access AFMS Knowledge Exchange for enhancement videos provided for preparation for the labs.

    Supplemental readings

    Readings relevant to specific lectures as a supplement to required textbook readings can be found on Sakai or the AFMS Knowledge Exchange (KX) under Nurse-Midwife tab. You must enter through Sakai or the KX to access these online reserve documents.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Grading scale

    o A = 89.5-100

    o B = 79.5 – 89.4


    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Assignment Weight (%)

    Exam 1 Ultrasound 25

    Exam 2 Surgical Assist 25

    Comprehensive Final Exam 35

    Case study presentation 5

    Lab Quizzes 10

    High Stakes Simulation Encounters P/F


    a. Ultrasound - amniotic fluid index (AFI), estimating fetal weights (EFW), placentation, and bi-parietal diameters (BPD), biophysical profiles (BPP)

    b. Surgical Assist – cesarean sections, laparoscopic

    c. Procedures - endometrial biopsy, intrauterine device placement and removal, word catheter placement, and external cephalic version (ECV) P/F

    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

    Classroom Protocol:

    Students are expected to be in each and every class, lab and simulation period unless otherwise approved by the course coordinator(s). It is at the discretion of your instructor to excuse you from a session, and you be considered absent without leave (AWOL) if not in class without prior approval. All students are to arrive prior to the start of class, cell phones are to be silenced and their use is prohibited during class. The student must participate in all lectures, practice sessions, and lab exercises. See GSN school handbook (add URL) for religious observance information. Incompletes, withdrawals will result in academic review by the program director and likely removal from the program.

    Academic Integrity:

    Your commitment to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at Uniformed Services University. Dishonesty in academics is a serious offense. Cheating on assignments or examinations, compromising test integrity, plagiarizing, or any other act which violates the rights of another student in academic work or that involves misrepresentation of your own work may result in Graduate School of Nursing Student Promotions and/or Uniform Code of Military justice action. The Graduate School of Nursing Academic Integrity policy can be found in your student handbook at (Add URL).

    Articles, books, and other media (internet, video, CD, DVD) are rich sources of information for scholarly work, but the ideas and language from those works are the intellectual property of another person, and must therefore be used responsibly. Any information obtained from another source must be clearly credited to that source. Anytime someone else’s ideas or words (phrase, sentence, paragraph) are used or heavily paraphrased, the text must be appropriately punctuated (quotation marks) and the original author cited. Failure to do so is plagiarism. It is also unethical to plagiarize yourself. Authors may not submit the same manuscript to two journals, nor are students permitted to submit the same (or heavily paraphrased) paper to more than one course director.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    College of Nursing

  5. Course Concurrence Information


    CNM MSN or DNP

    FNP MSN or DNP

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