Agenda Item FA 16-28

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Doctoral) - (School of Nursing)v

Course Changes & Programs of Study (1 package)

05/12/16: Passed

05/19/16: Approved

Log Number: 201601-21

School of Nursing – Doctoral

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Doctor of Nursing Practice – Anesthesiology Nursing Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

We would like to make adjustments to the program of study for the BSN-DNP program, NAP (nurse anesthesia concentration) based on faculty and student recommendations. The total Credit Hours of 111, remain the same. We would like to make the following changes:
Move NGR 7843 Statistical Interpretation for Advanced Practice from semester 1 to semester 2
Move NGR 6673 Principles of Epidemiology for Advanced Practice from semester 2 to semester 1
Add NGR 6492 Professional Aspects of Anesthesiology Nursing to semester 2
Move NGR 5141 Advanced Pathophysiology from semester 3 to semester 1
Change NGR 7768 Advanced Practice Role Transition from 3 credits to 2 credits
Correct course title for NGR 6894 from Culture and Health to Global Health Care and Culture (this is the approved title of the course) 

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Change an existing course

Adv Prac Nsg Role Tran

NGR

Doctorate (7xxx)

768

Change NGR 7768 Advanced Practice Nursing Role Transition from 3 credits to variable 2-3 credit hours. The content for NAP students will be spread between NGR 7768 and NGR 6492 Professional Aspects of Anesthesia Nursing. The course description and objectives remain the same. The BSN-DNP, NP (nurse practitioner tract) will retain the 3 credit hours for this course.

 

Change an existing course

Theory Framework for Practice

NGR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

110

Change course description and course objectives for NGR 5110 Theory Framework for Practice. These changes are proposed in order to be:
• Consistent with the SON standard format for course descriptions
• Consistent with the language of the AACN Essentials
• Consistent with progression of knowledge and skills across the 6 courses.

New Course Description:

This course includes information related to the use of science-based theories and concepts as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice. The focus is on a wide range of theories from nursing and other sciences. Emphasis is on the synthesis of theories to develop a conceptual framework for the delivery of advanced nursing care.

 

Change an existing course

Research Methods for EBP

NGR

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

810

Change the course description and objectives for NGR 5810 Research Methods for EBP. These changes are proposed in order to be:
• Consistent with the SON standard format for course descriptions
• Consistent with the language of the AACN Essentials
• Consistent with progression of knowledge and skills across the 6 courses.

New Course Description:

This course includes information related to research methodologies and the translation of research in evidence-based practice. The focus is on application of scientific knowledge to advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is on skill development in critiquing and synthesizing research evidence to address specific advanced nursing practice questions or problems.

 

Change an existing course

Prin Epidem for Adv Prac

NGR

Graduate (6xxx)

673

Change the course description and objectives for NGR 6673 Principles of Epidemiology for Advanced Practice. These changes are proposed in order to be:
• Consistent with the SON standard format for course descriptions
• Consistent with the language of the AACN Essentials
• Consistent with progression of knowledge and skills across the 6 courses.

New Course Description:

This course includes information related to the frequency, distribution and determinants of health related states in varying populations. The focus is on the historical origins of epidemiology, core epidemiological concepts, statistical interpretation and study design. Emphasis is on critique of scientific in epidemiology and epidemiologic study design.

 

Change an existing course

Stat Interp for Adv Prac

NGR

Doctorate (7xxx)

843

Change course description and objectives for NGR 7843 Statistical Interpretation for Advanced Practice. These changes are proposed in order to be:
• Consistent with the SON standard format for course descriptions
• Consistent with the language of the AACN Essentials
• Consistent with progression of knowledge and skills across the 6 courses.

New Course Description:

This course includes information related to the use and interpretation of statistical methods commonly used in health care studies. The focus is on the advantages and disadvantages of statistical techniques for specific types of research questions.
Emphasis is on inferential methods used to evaluate the strength of evidence claimed to support particular interventions
 

Change an existing course

Evidence Based Practice I

NGR

Doctorate (7xxx)

850

Change the course description and objectives for NGR 7850 Evidence Based Practice I. These changes are proposed in order to be:
• Consistent with the SON standard format for course descriptions
• Consistent with the language of the AACN Essentials
• Consistent with progression of knowledge and skills across the 6 courses.

New Course Description:

This course includes information related to implementing evidence-based practice strategies to improve quality of care within their practice setting. The focus is on formulation of clinical questions relevant to advanced practice and systematic search for the highest level of evidence. Emphasis is on critical appraisal, analysis, and synthesis of scientific evidence in response to clinical questions to improve patient outcomes.

 

Change an existing course

Evidence Based Practice II

NGR

Doctorate (7xxx)

851

Change the course description and objectives for NGR 7851 Evidence Based Practice II. These changes are proposed in order to be:
• Consistent with the SON standard format for course descriptions
• Consistent with the language of the AACN Essentials
• Consistent with progression of knowledge and skills across the 6 courses.

New Course Description:

This course is a continuation of Evidence-based Practice I and includes information related to practice, practice patterns, and systems of care. The focus is on quality improvement methodologies to promote timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and client-centered care. Emphasis is on design and implementation of processes to evaluate outcomes.