Spring 2018

NURS 5306-01 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice

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Welcome to NURS 5306, Sections 01 : Advanced Theory for Nursing Practice.
Location: ALTC 1.101

Please note that the grading criteria for this course will be reviewed during our first day of class. We look forward to meeting all of you.
-CJB


FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION

Carrie Jo Braden PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor/Associate Dean for Research
E-mail: bradenc@uthscsa.edu
Office Phone: 210-567-5808
Office: 2.392/2404.3
Office hours by appointment                                                                  

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course explores and analyzes theories and propositions from social, psychological, medical, nursing, and interpersonal relations as a foundation to understanding research, practice, and scholarship in nursing.

CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION

Credit Hour Allocation: 3 Semester Credit Hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 3 Clock Class Hours (45 hours class)

PREREQUISITES

Graduate Standing

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) students will:

  1. Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences, including genetics and genomics, into the delivery of advanced nursing care to populations in diverse settings.
  2. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership to assure ethical and critical decision-making at all systems’ levels for quality and patient safety.
  3. Incorporate performance improvement strategies for quality, safety, and patient-centered care delivery.
  4. Use improvement science to achieve optimal patient care and care environment outcomes.
  5. Integrate meaningful and usable information systems and healthcare technologies to support safe, quality patient care and healthcare systems effectiveness.
  6. Advocate for policy changes that influence healthcare at appropriate levels.
  7. Lead interprofessional teams using collaborative strategies to effect quality patient care and population health outcomes.
  8. Analyze and incorporate broad ecological and social health determinants to design and deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and population healthcare and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
  9. Integrate the advanced competencies expected of a master’s prepared nurse to design, deliver, and evaluate outcomes of systems of care for individuals, families, and diverse populations.

COURSE OUTCOMES

1.    Examine nursing phenomena and the limits and nature of theory informed practice and inquiry. [Essential I, II, IV]

2.    Examine the philosophical and empirical underpinnings of middle range theory and its application to research and practice. [Essential II, IV, VI]

3.    Examine theories that inform nursing as a practice discipline. [Essential I, II, IX]

4.    Apply knowledge derived from theories and models to address the human response to health and illness. [Essential II, III, VIII, IX]

5.    Explore new and evolving models of scientific inquiry as they relate to the development of theory for informed practice. [Essential I, II, IV, IX]

CLINICAL OUTCOMES

N/A

GRADING SCALE FOR GRADUATE COURSES

A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES

Grade percentages:
40% Theory Application Presentation
20% Search for Meaning Paper
40% Discussion
100% - Total


CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE
Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS
1.If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
2.Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled
date and time.
3.The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the
scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the
written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in
advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
4.If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary,
arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
5.Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has
completed the written work prior to submission.
6.Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per
course syllabi.

APA GUIDELINES
Effective Fall 2010, the APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs.


CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE

Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS

  1. If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
  2. Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
  3. The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
  4. If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
  5. Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
  6. Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.

APA GUIDELINES

The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs. 

SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY

Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.



PROFESSIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT

Students who are nurses or are preparing to enter the profession of nursing are expected to treat others with respect and compassion. “The principle of respect for persons extends to all individuals with whom the nurse interacts. The nurse maintains compassionate and caring relationships with colleagues and others with a commitment to the fair treatment of individuals, to integrity-preserving compromise and to resolving conflict. This standard of conduct precludes any and all prejudicial actions, any form of harassment or threatening behavior, or disregard for the effects of one’s actions on others” (American Nurses Association Code for Nurses, Interpretive Statement 1.5).

The students, faculty, Department Chairs, Associate Deans, and the Dean of the School of Nursing of the University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio subscribe to the highest standards of conduct. Our aim is professional behavior beyond reproach. Failure to abide by the signed code of professional conduct may lead to suspension and/or permanent dismissal from the UTHSCSA SON. In particular, we subscribe to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Nurses (http://bit.ly/1mtD5p2) and the following points of conduct.

http://catalog.uthscsa.edu/schoolofnursing/policiesandprocedures/

School of Nursing Netiquette Guidelines for Online Interaction

Netiquette guidelines provide information for behaving properly online, when using email, tweets or texts so that you may successfully communicate your thoughts in a manner that is respectful and avoids misunderstandings with others.

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.

REQUIRED TEXT / REFERENCE

(1) Butts, J.B. & Rich, K.L. (2013). Philosophies and theories for
advanced nursing practice (2nd ed). Sudbury, MA:
ISBN-13 978-0-7637-7986-3

(2) Frankl, V.E. (1984). Man's search for meaning. New York:
Pocket Books. ISBN-13- 978-0-671-02337-9

(3) Walker, L.O. & Avant, K.C. (2011). Strategies for theory
construction in nursing (5th ed). Boston: Prentice-Hall.
ISBN-13 978-0-13-215688-2

CONTENT OUTLINE

1.Ontological and epistemological issues in the development of
nursing as a discipline
2.Philosophical influences of nursing theory
3.An historical perspective on theory development in nursing
4.The nature of a science in nursing
5.The domain of nursing knowledge
6.Patterns of knowing
7.Nurses as scholars
8.Concept exploration, analysis, and development
9.Middle range theory and the ladder of abstraction
10.Anatomy of a middle range theory
11.Theory critique, testing, and analysis of middle range theory
for the discipline of nursing
12.Integration of theory into nursing education, practice, and
research
13.New models of scientific inquiry in nursing


CALENDAR - 1st Day Only

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