Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7838
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Approved by SCNS
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. Nmbr 7938 approved as 7838. Approved effective 10/1/15
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5163 2015-01-09 Department College Budget Account Number Nursing NR 620100020 Contact Person Phone Dewel Lindsey 8133969978 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title NGR 7838 Innovative Programs in Symptom Management Research 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) Innv Prgms in Symptom Mgmt Res Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
This course produces the foundation to the study of nursing science. The specific purpose of this course is to utilize model program sin symptom science as exemplars in the development in the scientific basis for nursing practice.
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, offered once 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 a comparable discipline
- Other Course Information
During this course the student will have the opportunity to:
1. Describe processes nurses use to build programs of research that impact practice.
2. Discuss the development of the science of nursing through scientific inquiry
3. Discuss major nurse scientists in symptom research and the impact of their work on nursing practice.
4. Develop initial idea of individual programs of research.
B. Learning Outcomes
Utilize exemplars discussed in class to develop initial idea of individual programs of research
Identify nursing interventions for symptom management that are scientifically-based versus practice or tradition-based
Discuss the scientific basis for nursing interventions that manage client symptoms
C. Major Topics
Principles of a domain specific knowledge base
Utilizing systematic inquiry to build knowledge base in symptom science
Influential programs of research addressing symptom management for nurse and non-nurse scientists
USF College of Nursing faculty contributions to symptom management science
Future directions in symptom science
Cleeland CS & Fisch MJ. (2010). Cancer symptom science: Measurement, mechanisms, and Management. Cambridge University Press.
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: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
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
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