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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7767
Tracking Number - 5176

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-01-20
  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: 7767
  10. Full Title: Practice Management, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety
  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?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Prac Mgmt, Qlty Impr & Pat Saf
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 25
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: 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.

  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?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate in Nursing
  29. Objectives: 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

    • Risk management

    • Legal and regulatory compliance

    • Coding and billing compliance

  32. Textbooks: • Buppert, C. (2015). Nurse practitioner’s 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.

  33. 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

    • American College of Medical Practice Executives. (2011). Body of knowledge for medical practice management (2nd ed.). Retrieved from

    • 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.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Exam



  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: DNP
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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