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					                                              UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
                                               COLLEGE OF NURSING
                                                COURSE SYLLABUS
                                                    FALL 2011

COURSE NUMBER                            NUR 3825

COURSE TITLE                             Introduction to Professional Nursing

CREDITS                                  2

PLACEMENT                                BSN Program - Generic Track

PREREQUISITE                             Admission to the College of Nursing

COREQUISITE                              None

FACULTY                                  Ann Horgas, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
                                         ahorgas@ufl.edu 3222 HPNP (352) 273-7622
                                                Office hours: Wednesday 9:30-10:30 & 12:45-1:45

DEPARTMENT CHAIR                         M. Josephine Snider, EdD, RN
                                         snidemj@ufl.edu (352) 273-6359 HPNP 4221
                                                Office hours: By appointment only

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces the student to the fundamental issues in the
profession of nursing. The College of Nursing Philosophy and Conceptual Framework are
introduced and explained as the foundation of the baccalaureate program. Emphasis is placed on
professional values in relation to the students’ professional development.


COURSE OBJECTIVES                        Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

      1.     Explain selected historical events, social trends and the views of nursing leaders as
             these relate to the profession of nursing in its evolution as a subsystem of health care.
      2.     Discuss the rational for using the College of Nursing Philosophy and Conceptual
             Framework, along with general systems theory, as foundation elements for beginning
             level professional nursing practice.
      3.     Discuss professional role expectations and competencies in relation to educational
             preparation.
      4.     Discuss professional values as a basis for professional nursing practice.
      5.     Review basic legal and ethical parameters for professional nursing practice.




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COURSE SCHEDULE

      Section                 Day                  Time           Room
      0030                    Wednesday            10:40-12:35    HPNP G201

E-Learning in Sakai is the course management system that you will use for this course. E-
Learning in Sakai is accessed by using your Gatorlink account name and password at
http://lss.at.ufl.edu. There are several tutorials and student help links on the E-Learning login
site. If you have technical questions call the UF Computer Help Desk at 352-392-HELP or send
email to helpdesk@ufl.edu.

It is important that you regularly check your Gatorlink account email for College and University
wide information and the course E-Learning site for announcements and notifications.

Course websites are generally made available on the Friday before the first day of classes.

ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to be present for all scheduled classes, other learning experiences, and
examinations. Students who have extraordinary circumstances preventing attendance should
explain these circumstances to the course instructor prior to the scheduled class or as soon as
possible thereafter. Instructors will then make an effort to accommodate reasonable requests. A
grade penalty may be assigned for late assignments, including tests. Students are responsible
for responding to online assignments as part of their attendance. Make-up exams may not be
available in all courses.

ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO DISABILITY
Each semester, students are responsible for requesting a memorandum from the Disability
Resource Center to notify faculty of their requested individual accommodations. This should be
done at the start of the semester.

COUNSELING AND STUDENT HEALTH
Students may occasionally have personal issues that arise on the course of pursuing higher
education or that may interfere with their academic performance. If you find yourself facing
problems affecting your coursework, you are encouraged to talk with an instructor and to seek
confidential assistance at the University of Florida Counseling Center, 352-392-1575, or Student
Mental Health Services, 352-392-1171. Visit their web sites for more information:
http://www.counsel.ufl.edu/ or http://www.health.ufl.edu/shcc/smhs/index.htm#urgent

STUDENT HANDBOOK
Students are to refer to the College of Nursing Student Handbook for information about College
of Nursing policies, honor code, and professional behavior.




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TOPICAL OUTLINE
   1. Overview of nursing history with selected nursing leader exemplars

      2.      Definitions of nursing

      3.      Development of nursing as a profession, including major nursing organizations

      4.      College of Nursing Philosophy and Conceptual Framework

      5.      Values of professional nursing, to include those identified in AACN Essentials of
              Baccalaureate Education

      6.      Academic degrees and roles
                A. BSN
                     i. Teacher of clients
                      ii. Advocate
                    iii. Practitioner
                     iv. Consumer of research
                B. MSN
                     i. Teacher
                      ii. Advanced Practice Nurse
                    iii. Clinical Nurse Leader
                     iv. Consumer of research
                      v. Participant in research
                C. PhD
                     i. Educator
                    ii. Researcher
                D. DNP
                       i. Expert Clinician
                      ii. Educator

      7.      Ethical parameters, to include ANA Code of Ethics
                A. Legal parameters, to include Florida Nurse Practice Act and Health Insurance
                   Portability and Accountability Act Information (HIPAA)

      8.      General systems theory.

      9.      Career Development - Resume

TEACHING METHODS
Guided small group discussions, assigned readings, assigned written papers and presentations




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LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Participation in small group discussions, completion of modules and e-learning assignments,
beginning development of portfolio
Required written papers
Required oral presentations

EVALUATION METHODS/COURSE GRADE CALCULATION
Class attendance/participation – 2 points per week                               28%
Class presentation [Unit V topic]                                                28%
Value and Professional Behavior Paper                                            30%
Analysis of Art and its Relationship to the CON Conceptual Framework             14%
        [Group activity and presentation]
Resume                                                                           S/U
                                                                                 100%

Feedback on assignments and papers will be returned within 2 weeks.

GRADING SCALE/QUALITY POINTS

          A         95-100 (4.0)                   C         74-79* (2.0)
          A-        93-94 (3.67)                   C-        72-73 (1.67)
          B+        91- 92 (3.33)                  D+        70-71 (1.33)
          B         84-90 (3.0)                    D         64-69 (1.0)
          B-        82-83 (2.67)                   D-        62-63 (0.67)
          C+        80-81 (2.33)                   E         61 or below (0.0)

          * 74 is the minimal passing grade

For more information on grades and grading policies, please refer to University’s grading
policies: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx

REQUIRED TEXTS

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American

          Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Resources on Library Reserve:

American Nurses Association. (2001). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive

          statements. Silver Springs, MD: Author.




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American Nurses Association. (2004). Nursing scope & standards of practice.

          Silver Springs, MD: Author.

American Nurses Association. (2003). Nursing’s social policy statement (2nd

          ed.). Silver Springs, MD: Author.

Resources on Websites:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008). The essentials of

          Baccalaureate education for professional nursing. Washington, DC: Author.

          http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/essentials.htm

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). The essentials of master’s

           education for advanced practice nursing. Washington, DC: Author.

          http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/essentials.htm.


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American

          Psychological Association (6h ed.). Washington, DC: Author.




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WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE

DATE            TOPIC/EVALUATION * Subject to Change                         ASSIGNMENT **

Week 1:         Unit I: Transition into Professional Nursing Education
Aug. 22
Week 2:         Unit I: (continued)
Aug. 29
Week 3:         Unit II: Orientation to Professional Nursing
Sept 5
Week 4:         Unit III: Introduction to the College of Nursing         Resume due (upload by
Sept 12                                                                  5pm)
Week 5:         10:40-11:40 Meet with Librarian, Beth Auten in C2-3
Sept 19         (2nd floor of Communicore, just outside the second
                floor entrance to the library & the elevators).
TENTATIVE
.               11:40-12:35 Meet with your partner to search the
                literature & develop your presentation for Unit V
Week 6:         Unit IV: Evolution of Nursing Knowledge and
Sept 26         Understanding the Nursing Model

Week 7:         Unit IV: (continued) – IN CLASS ART ANALYSIS             In class art analysis group
Oct 3           GROUP PRESENTATIONS                                      presentation

Week 8:         Unit V: Historical Events, Social Trends and Nursing
Oct 10          Leaders: IN CLASS GROUP PRESENTATIONS

Week 9:         Unit V: IN CLASS GROUP PRESENTATIONS
Oct 17
Week 10:        Unit VII: Introductory Ethical Concepts and Issues
Oct 24          ON LINE CLASS

Week 11:        Unit V: IN CLASS GROUP PRESENTATIONS
Oct 31
Week 12:        Unit V: IN CLASS GROUP PRESENTATIONS
Nov 7
Week 13:        Unit VII: Introductory Ethical Concepts and Issues       Values and Professional
Nov 14          ON LINE CLASS                                            Behavior Paper Due
                                                                         (submit by 5 pm)
Week 14:        Thanksgiving: NO CLASS
Nov 21
Week 15:        Unit V: IN CLASS GROUP PRESENTATIONS
Nov 28



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Week 16:        Unit V: IN CLASS GROUP PRESENTATIONS
Dec 5           Class wrap-up


* Schedule of topics may change, depending on availability of librarian
** All class assignments will be submitted via the Sakai/E-learning website. Feedback on
   assignments will be returned to students via the Sakai/E-learning website.



Approved:         Academic Affairs Committee:                     07/05; 10/07; 09/09
                  General Faculty:                                07/05; 10/07; 09/09
                  UF Curriculum Committee:                        08/00; 10/09




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