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Agenda Item FA 16-31

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

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

Course Changes & Programs of Study (1 package)

09/01/16: Passed

09/09/16: Approved

Log Number: 201601-22

School of Nursing – Doctoral

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nursing Major Nurse Practitioner (Family) Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

We would like to move current course within the program of study for the BSN-DNP NP (nurse practitioner) tract. The credit hours of 84 remain the same. The changes based on faculty and student recommendations. The changes are:
Move NGR 6673 Principles of Epidemiology for Advanced Practice from semester 2 to semester 4
Change NGR 7843 Statistical Interpretation for Advanced Practice from semester 5 to semester 2
Change NGR 6894 Global Health Care and Culture from semester 4 to semester 5
Changing the variable credit hours for NGR 7946 Residency in Advanced Practice from 3-9 credits to 1-6 credits.
All of the course changes were previously made in Log # 201601-21, except for the variable credit hours to NUR 7946 Residency in Advanced Practice.
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Change an existing course

Residency in ANP


Doctorate (7xxx)


Change the variable credit hours from 3-9 credits to 1-6 hours for NGR 7946 Residency in Advanced Nursing Practice. The rationale is that this course was changed in the approved Program of Study for BSN-DNP NP tract to be 2 credits each semester taken. However, the course was listed as 3-9 variable credits, when it should be 1-6 variable credit hours to accommodate the current POS. The reason that we would like it listed as 6 maximum credits is because the BSN-DNP NAP tract takes the course for 6 credit hours each semester taken.
New Course Description:

This is a clinically based practicum course. Doctoral students will, with advisor approval, construct a learning contract that will detail the acquisition of a new or higher level of clinical skill for which they were not fully prepared at the masters level. Skills acquisition will be conducted under the direction of a qualified expert preceptor. This is a variable credit course, which is repeatable for a 6 credit maximum.
Course Fees: $120.13.