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Agenda Item FA 19-56

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Undergraduate) – (Public Health & School of Nursing):

New Courses & Programs of Study changes (3 packages)

11/07/19: Passed

11/22/19: Approved

Log Number: 201908-34

Public Health - Undergraduate

Change an existing minor

Minor - Global Health

Summary of the changes:

Proposed changes to the 12-credit Global Health Minor are requested to represent courses that are consistently offered and that are most relevant to global health. Changes include requiring all students in the minor 1. complete HSC 4624 Global Health (3 credits) and 2. select three electives (9 credits) from a list of options. Changes to electives include 1. removing ANT 3212 People and Culture (3 credits), 2. removing DIE4912 Projects in Nutrition and Dietetics (3 credits) 3. adding HSC 4XXX Global Health: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (3 credits), 4. changing HSC 4931 Global Sexuality and Reproductive Health (currently a special topics course) to a new course with an assigned course number, and 5. adding "Other courses with approval of Program Director." Additional edits include adding "or global focus" to all special topics listed and fixing minor typos (the word "special" was misspelled in two places.).

 

Click here for the program of study: POS_Log number 201908-34

 

Add a new course Global Health: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (3c) HSC Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

No Pre-requisites

Co-requisite Courses:

No Co-requisites

Course Description:

This multidisciplinary course is an introduction to the role and relationship between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and global health. WASH material will be global in coverage but focus primarily on low and middle-income countries and vulnerable populations.

 

Add a new course Global Sexuality and Reproductive Health (3c) HSC Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

No Pre-requisites

Co-requisite Courses:

No Co-requisites

Course Description:

Students will be introduced to a variety of global sexuality and reproductive health topics. Examples include varying gender roles, family dynamics, pregnancy and prenatal care, STDs/HIV, and access to services. Cultural practices specific to sexuality such as child brides, FGM, and sex trafficking will be explored.

Log Number: 201908-40

Public Health- Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Science in Health - Health Science Major

 

Summary of the changes:

The BSH program faculty voted to decrease the number of required major electives so that students have the flexibility in elective options that fit their future goals, such as graduate program admission. Even with the decrease in major elective credits, the BSH program satisfies the minimum upper level credits (48) required for a bachelor's degree. The BSH program will decrease from 57 to 48 credit hours. Minor edits to language were also made to improve clarity in the Program of Study.

 

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Log Number: 201908-20

School of Nursing - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Nursing Major

 

Summary of the changes:

The BCH nursing department would like to add Honors in the Major: Nursing to the undergraduate baccalaureate program of study. This addition will allow nursing students to participate in the honors program that relates directly to nursing concepts. The catalog description will be as follows:

Catalog Description:

Outstanding undergraduate nursing majors are eligible to apply for Nursing Honors program. To be eligible, candidates must:

  1. Have a nursing prerequisite GPA of 3.5 on admission to the School of Nursing;
  2. Have completed the first semester nursing courses with a 3.5 GPA;
  3. Maintain a 3.5 GPA in the nursing program; and
  4. Apply for admission to the Honors in the Major: Nursing at least two semesters prior to graduation.

Candidates are awarded the designation of "Honors in Nursing" at graduation provided they have met their proposed Honors in Nursing plan successfully. In order to apply, candidates must write a letter to the Director of the School of Nursing that describes their interest; identifies a willing faculty member with whom they would like to work; and explains the professional and or personal goals the plan will meet and which activities they will use to obtain Honors.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • For acceptance into Nursing Honors
    • 3.5 pre-requisite GPA on admission to the School of Nursing
    • RPL, APL and RN-BSN successful completion of the first semester of nursing with a 3.5 GPA
    • FAN: successful completion of first clinical semester with a 3.5 GPA
     
  • For continuation in Nursing Honors
    • Maintenance of a 3.5 GPA throughout the nursing program
     

Application:

  • Honors work proposal- identification of anticipated activities and timeline
  • Letter of support from faculty mentor
  • Requirements: Must meet all 3; each item may only be counted once
  1. Enroll in 1-3 credits of NUR 4xxx Honors Research in Nursing.

    Suggested sequence is 1 credit per semester for 3 semesters of the nursing program starting in Semester 2 or 3.

    Under the direction of the faculty mentor:

    • Semester 2 or 3: develop a research, evidence-based practice or quality improvement proposal
    • Semester 3 or 4: implement the research, evidence-based practice or quality improvement proposal
    • Semester 4 or 5: evaluate and present results (present in an appropriate venue as determined by the mentor, i.e., SOARS, STARS, etc.)
      • OR a sequence as determined by the faculty mentor
       
     
  2. Complete any 2 of the following (#s A-H): [be able to tie to your research in some way]
    • Study abroad in nursing or health [either for credit or not]
    • Nursing specialty course [3-credit elective]
    • Externship [paid or unpaid]
    • Complete a 3-credit course from Hicks Honors College with a B+ or better
    • Complete a minor with a 3.5 GPA
    • Author or co-author a published article
    • Make a paper or poster presentation at a state or national meeting

    Participate in 2 of the following [this counts as 1 of the 2 for requirement #2]

    • Case Competition Teams in the Brooks College of Health
    • Other inter-professional health-related activity as approved by faculty mentor
    • Make a paper or poster presentation at a regional meeting
    • Draft and present a resolution to NSNA, FNSA
     
  3. Submit an e-portfolio documenting completion of requirements through the university

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Add a new course Honors Research in Nursing (3c) NUR Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

No Pre-requisites

Co-requisite Courses:

No Co-requisites

Course Description:

This multidisciplinary course is an introduction to the role and relationship between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and global health. WASH material will be global in coverage but focus primarily on low and middle-income countries and vulnerable populationThis is an independent study course designed for the Honors in the Major: Nursing student. The course may be taken for 1-3 credits starting in semesters 2 or 3. The students will be required to develop a research, evidence based or quality improvement project that reflects a nursing problem of interest.