Spring 2021

NURS 6318-001 Grantsmanship Practicum

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Dear students!
Welcome to NURS 6318 Grantsmanship class, Spring 2021!
We will meet in a classroom with respect to the safety rule related to COVID-19. 
Room number will be posted and communicated with you via email.
Please come to the first class with good understanding of the course objectives, learning activities, and course outcomes by reviewing the syllabus. 
We are enthusiastically looking forward to a productive semester with you all! 

Dr. Braden and Dr. An
  

FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION

Carrie Jo Braden, PhD, RN FAAN                         Kyungeh An, PhD, RN, FAHA                               
E-mail: bradenc@uthscsa.edu                               E-Mail: ank@uthscsa.edu                                  
Phone: (210) 567-5808                                        Phone: (210) 450-8193                                       
Office:  2.378                                                       Office: 2.142

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course consists of seminar and practicum on the topic of gaining financial support for research and/or demonstration projects in nursing and health care related areas. Students analyze the funding criteria of various agencies and techniques of strategic communication. Students project budget development and packaging of ideas as information basic to creating successful proposals Using a research or demonstration project with which he/she is familiar, the student creates a funding proposal and participates in critiques of colleagues' proposals.

CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION

3 semester hours
(2 semester hours seminar, 1 hour practicum)

PREREQUISITES

Year 02 Doctoral students

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program students will:

  1. Advance the discipline of nursing through the generation of new knowledge and theory.
  2. Demonstrate excellence as a clinical researcher in the health sciences in a focal area of nursing.
  3. Synthesize theories from natural and/or behavioral sciences for application to a specified area of nursing.
  4. Advance evidence-based clinical practice.
  5. Assume nurse scientist roles within academic health centers and other health centers and other interdisciplinary health sciences and educational institutions.
  6. Evaluate the value and knowlege components of philosophical and ethical dimensions of issues confronting healthcare and nursing.

COURSE OUTCOMES

1. Select a suitable funding source for a research or demonstration project.
2. Develop a proposal suitable for submission to the target-funding source.
3. Analyze potential effects of political, grammatical, and aesthetic variables on the consideration of the proposals.
4. Assemble a catalog of organizations support services, which facilitate the development and implementation of funded projects.
5. Demonstrate understanding of the various levels of review and consideration to which a grant proposal is subjected, depending on the target agency.
6. Critique proposals to target agencies that fund research and/or demonstration projects in nursing and health care.

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

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES

REQUIREMENT FOR DETERMINING COURSE GRADES

Practicum (Pass/Fail): 80% or above attendance to F-Troop is REQUIRED to PASS the practicum.

Student Grant Proposal

50%

Peer Reviewer Activities (Grant review, discussion, written summary of group consensus, shared reports on grants resources)

25%

Classroom assignments/Critiques of colleagues proposal development and mock review

5%

 

Evaluation Criteria

Points Possible

Criteria

25

1. Completeness of Information

25

2. Accuracy of information

25

3. Internal consistency and scientific merit of proposal

15

4. Clarity of presentation

10

5. Format, proofing, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction (include application and format guidelines from funding agency)

First Draft: Submit draft with grant guidelines and one copy double spaced to the instructor

Final Copy of Proposal: Submit two copies using grant guidelines spacing format to the instructor (one will be returned to you)


Primary and Secondary Peer Review Activities – Critique and Mock Review

Student Grant Proposal

Evaluation Criteria


Points Possible


Criteria

25

1. Completeness of Strengths and Weaknesses Section

25

2. Accuracy of Strengths and Weaknesses Section

25

3. Creativity and logic of suggestions

15

4. Clarity of presentation

10

5. Grammar, proofing, sentence and paragraph


APA GUIDELINES

The APA Publication Manual 7th 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.



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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

NO REQUIRED TEXTS – THE FOLLOWING SITES PROVIDE RESOURCE INFORMATION

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/grant_tips.htm

http://www.governmentgrantsresources.com/

More resources will be provided for each module and weekly contents. 

For F-Troop, F-troop handbook will be provided. 



CONTENT OUTLINE

COURSE OUTLINE
Module 1. Understanding of Grantsmanship
Module 2. Anatomy of Federal Grants vs. Foundational Grants 
Module 3. Writing a proposal I--Science
Module 4. Writing a proposal II-everything but science
Module 5. Review and moving forward

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