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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7945

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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 course title, credit hours, course description, objectives, learning outcomes, and topical outline
Comments: For DNP in Nursing. Required. To GC. Apprd 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5178 2015-01-20
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978 jlindsey@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7945 Doctor of Nursing Practice Practicum

    Is the course title variable? Y
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times?

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-7 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    DNP Practicum
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 25

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice practicum experience provides students with advanced knowledge and expertise in a focused area of advanced nursing practice within the student’s established population focus and/or an APRN specialty.


  3. Justification

    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 every semester

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate in nursing or comparable discipline


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

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

    1. Demonstrate expanded practice expertise and accountability in the care and management of individuals and families within the student’s established population focus and/or within an area of specialized advanced nursing practice

    2. Conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment of health and illness parameters in complex situations incorporating diverse and culturally sensitive approaches

    3. Design implement, and evaluate therapeutic interventions based on science

    4. Establish therapeutic relationships and partnerships with patients and other professionals

    5. Support other nurses to achieve excellence in nursing practice

    6. Guide individuals and groups through complex health and situational transitions

    7. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship among practice, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues in decision making

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the requirements for the DNP practice experience, the student will be able to

    • Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability through planning, delivery, and evaluation of evidence based care

    • Demonstrate attainment of the practice-related individualized student learning outcomes as delineated in the student’s practicum learning agreement

    • Conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment of health and illness parameters in complex situations incorporating diverse and culturally sensitive approaches

    • Design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic interventions based on science

    • Establish therapeutic relationships and partnerships with patients and other professionals

    • Support other nurses to achieve excellence in nursing practice

    • Guide individuals and groups through complex health and situational transitions

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship among practice, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues in decision making

    C. Major Topics

    • The specific topics, additional student learning outcomes, and learning activities for students in this course are highly individualized and based on professional practice standards/competencies as established by relevant specialty and/or professional organizations. These are developed in collaboration with the DNP practicum faculty coordinator and delineated in the student’s individualized practicum learning agreement each semester and, coupled with the student learning outcomes for all students in the course as defined in this syllabus, serve as the basis for evaluation of students by the DNP practicum faculty coordinated at the end of each semester.

    D. Textbooks

    • Professional practice standards and guidelines relevant to the student’s chosen population focus and, when applicable, practice specialization as delineated in the DNP Practicum learning agreement each semester

    • Other reference materials as required for attainment of the individualized student learning outcomes delineated in the student’s practicum learning agreement

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Attendance

    Clinical Skill demonstration and competency

    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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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

    DNP


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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