Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7767
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Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change to title, course description, objectives, learning outcomes, topical outline, and textbooks
Comments: For DNP in Nursing. Required. To GC. Appd 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5176 2015-01-20 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 7767 Practice Management, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety 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) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Prac Mgmt, Qlty Impr & Pat Saf Course Online? Percentage Online B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 25
This course provides knowledge and skills required for successful advanced nursing and health care practice management at the organizational or systems level and for leading quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
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.)
Doctorate in Nursing
- Other Course Information
1. Apply business principles, concepts, and strategies for advanced nursing and health care practice management
2. Analyze care delivery models that meet the needs of patients and society
3. Apply economic and financial management principles, concepts, and strategies to manage and improve health care
4. Design health care quality improvement and patient safety initiatives including implementation and evaluation strategies
5. Manage risk and legal/regulatory compliance including coding and billing compliance
B. Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate quality improvement and / or patient safety initiatives in health care organizations/systems
Develop a business plan summary for implementing and evaluating a practice-or systems-level initiative to improve operational / practice outcomes systems using project management principles and processes
Analyze the cost-effectiveness of practice initiatives / projects accounting for quality and risk
Analyze financial / revenue cycle management processes
Demonstrate the ability to develop and manage budgets for practice
Summarize strategies for risk management including legal and regulatory compliance requirements relevant to advanced nursing practice and health care delivery
C. Major Topics
DNP practice management, health care quality improvement, and patient safety competencies and role expectations
Business operations planning and management
Care delivery models and patient care systems
Principles and concepts of economics, finance, and accounting relevant to health care practice management
Financial management and budgeting
Principles and concepts of quality and safety management
Designing and implementing quality management systems
Strategies, tools, and techniques for improving quality and safety
Legal and regulatory compliance
Coding and billing compliance
Buppert, C. (2015). Nurse practitioners business practice and legal guide (5th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Finkler, S.A., Jones, C.B., & Kovner, C.T. (2013). Financial management for nurse managers and executives (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
American Association of Colleges of Nursing QSEN Education Consortium. (2012). Graduate-Level QSEN competencies: Knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/faculty/qsen/competencies.pdf.
American College of Medical Practice Executives. (2011). Body of knowledge for medical practice management (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://www.mgma.com/education-certification/certification/body-of-knowledge/medical-practice-management-body-of-knowledge.
Nelson, E. C., Batalden, P.B. & Godfrey, M.M. (2007). Quality by design: A clinical microsystems approach. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass.
Nelson, E.C., Batalden, P.B., Godfrey, M.M. & Lazar, J.S. (Eds.). (2011). Value by design: Developing clinical microsystems to achieve organizational excellence. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
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. 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
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