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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7954
Tracking Number - 5162

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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. Restate 4B as outcomes. GC appd 8/28/15. To USF sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-01-08
  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: 7954
  10. Full Title: Communicating Nursing Science
  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?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Communicating Nursing Science
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Prepares individuals to attain skills in communicating nursing science through written and other media. Weekly peer review exercises emphasize writing, editing, and revising scientific evidence into understandable publishable manuscripts.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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 course, offered once per year
  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.) PhD in nursing or comparable discipline.
  29. Objectives: During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. Assess your academic writing abilities, and oral skills in abilities in communicating evidence.

    2. Identify motivations and barriers to achievement of success related to communicating nursing science.

    3. Articulate a plan for writing and designing projects that includes establishing daily and weekly goals, establishing priorities, identifying motivational tools and monitoring progress.

    4. Discuss internal structure of evidenced based manuscripts and other platforms.

    5. Determine appropriate platforms for dissemination of the written evidence i.e. oral presentation or poster or other.

  30. Learning Outcomes: After the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    -demonstrate skills in the writing process (writing, editing and revising) and submission process.

    -Develop a publishable evidenced manuscript according to publication guidelines

    -Design a platform for communication for dissemination of the evidenced based manuscript.

    -demonstrate group process skills in critiquing work of others.

  31. Major Topics: Assessment of barriers to communicating science.

    Designing a plan for communication nursing science evidence.

    Importance of internal structure for the written manuscript and other platform delivery.

    Designing the Introduction, methods, and results.

    Designing the Discussion, resolution/conclusions.

    Strategies for condensing, real editing and integration into a presentation platform.

    Global science considerations.

  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Schimel J. Writing science.(2012). New York: Oxford University Press.

    Silva, P. (2014). How to write a lot. Washington, D. C., American Psychological Association.

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

    Carter, M. (2013). Designing science presentations: A visual guide to figures, papers, slides, posters, and more. San Diego, CA, Academic Press.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Attendance - 10%

    Evidence Plan - 60%

    Final manuscript - 30%

  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: PhD
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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