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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7892
Tracking Number - 5177

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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: 7892
  10. Full Title: Health Care Policy & Clinical Prevention for Imprv Pop Health
  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?:
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Hlth Care Policy & Clncl Prev
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 25
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course provides knowledge and skills required for engagement in the analysis, development, and implementation of health policy and for application of health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve population health.

  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: The content and learning activities in this course are designed to help students achieve the following objectives:

    1. Analyze contemporary health and/or nursing policy issues including relevant scientific data and the environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic dimensions of health

    2. Engage in the development, implementation, and evaluation of institutional, local, state, federal, and/or international health policy

    3. Influence policy makers and stakeholders to improve health care delivery and health outcomes

    4. Advocate for the nursing profession, social justice, and equity within the policy arena and healthcare communities

    5. Design evidence based clinical prevention interventions and models, including implementation and evaluation strategies, to improve population health

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this course students will be able to

    • Critically analyze health policy issues from the perspective of consumers, health professionals, and other stakeholders

    • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of health policy at the institutional, local, state, federal, and /or international levels

    • Develop strategies for influencing and educating policymakers and constituents to improve health care delivery and health outcomes

    • Summarize strategies for promoting the nursing profession, social justice, and equity within the policy and health care arenas

    • Design evidence based health promotion and/or clinical prevention interventions to improve population health

    • Evaluate the efficacy of clinical prevention interventions

  31. Major Topics: Major Topics

    • DNP health policy, clinical prevention, and population health competencies and role expectations

    • Clinical prevention and population health framework

    • Designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence based clinical prevention interventions

    • Philosophical, social, economic, ethical, and political factors that drive health policy and political decision making

    • Influence of research and evidence based practice on health policy

    • Contemporary health and nursing policies and policy issues

    • Health policy process / process models

    • Health and nursing policy issue analysis

    • Health policy analysis

    • State and federal budget and appropriation processes

    • Techniques, methods, and strategies for advocacy and affecting policy change

  32. Textbooks: Mason, D., Leavitt, J.K., & Chaffee, M.W. (2014). Policy & politics in nursing and health care (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Retrieved from

    Healthy People Curriculum Taskforce. (2009). Clinical prevention and population health curriculum framework. Retrieved from

    Healthy People 2020. (2014). Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from

    US Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). The guide to community preventive services. Retrieved from

    US Preventive Services Taskforce. (2014). Guide to clinical preventive services 2014. Retrieved from

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



  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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