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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7125

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For PhD in Nursing. Required. To GC. Appd 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5159 2015-01-07
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7125 Model Development for Nursing

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Model Development for Nursing
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    This course focuses on the methods of model development that guides a program of research. Concept analysis as a method for development of a framework/diagram related to empirical referents is emphasized.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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 course for all PhD students, to be offered 1 time per year

    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.)

    PhD in Nursing or other approved field

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. Analyze nursing science and influence on knowledge and theory development in nursing.

    2. Critique selected methods of model building and testing in nursing.

    3. Apply a model development process relevant to empirical referents in dissertation research.

    4. Compare concept, statement, and theory with respect to analysis, synthesis, and derivation.

    5. Analyze the relationship between model development and the research process.

    6. Apply the model development process in designing a diagram/model that guides the dissertation research.

    7. Develop an awareness of cultural and political influences on framework development.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Develop a publishable paper based upon the concept analysis paper on chosen major variable in dissertation research.

    Design a conceptual model/framework related to dissertation research.

    Complete a substruction of the major concepts/variables related to chosen framework or integrated theory

    C. Major Topics

    Perspectives on nursing science on theory development and knowledge development, and nursing practice,

    Relationship between conceptual frameworks to area of dissertation research.

    Methods and strategies for model construction: Concept development; statement development (analysis, synthesis and derivation).

    Concept analyses, a major building block to designing frameworks and conceptual models.

    Designing a conceptual framework/Schema based upon theory and/or major concepts related to dissertation research.

    D. Textbooks

    American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual, (6th ed.). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

    Walker L.O. & Avant K.C. (2011). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (5th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, Prentice-Hall

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Attendance/Participation - 30%

    Scholarly Paper - 35%

    Conceptual Model Paper - 35%

    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. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information


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