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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: NURS498 Course ID: 4211 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. This course is organized around individual student research papers and project development and serves as a capstone and culminating experience where students integrate knowledge and apply professional skills to improve the quality of health in the workplace. Students prepare formal written and poster presentations of the project. A final evaluation of progress toward meeting goals is completed. (Prerequisite: 105 hours completed toward your program and completion of all General Education, Core and Major requirements prior to enrollment.) NOTE: Students must earn a grade of B or higher to pass this course

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The following objectives are aligned with the RN-BSN Program Outcomes (PO):

  1. Utilize a quality improvement framework to create a quality improvement project to enhance patient outcomes within a healthcare setting (PO 1, 8)

  2. Collaborate with members of healthcare team to identify relevant stakeholders for improvement in quality indicators (PO 2, 4)

  3. Utilize the principles of evidence-based practice and leadership to promote a culture of safety and achieve outcomes that are grounded in institutional values and professional ethics (PO 1, 3, 5, 8)
  4. Determine methods of formative and summative evaluation for a quality improvement project (PO 5)

5. Choose appropriate leadership and change theories relevant to a quality improvement

Project (PO 6)

6. Determine the ethical and financial impact of a quality improvement project on a

healthcare organization (PO 7)

7. Present ways in which the Baccalaureate Essentials have been achieved throughout the

RN to BSN program

Module Learning Objectives are located within the course.

Baccalaureate Essentials covered in this course include II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/BaccEssentials08.pdf

Discussions

Please join the discussions each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Discussions are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussions and avoid copying and pasting from websites. In this class there are 7 graded discussions. One of these is a Reflection discussion, and you will be graded on completion of the reflection questions, not on the content.

Guidelines:

  • Post the initial response to each discussions by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to more than 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the discussions.
  • All discussions can be accessed in the Discussions section of the course.
  • Respond to all questions posed to you in your initial post by instructor and/or peers.

An initial post must precede the response posts to peers. An initial post received after Wednesday 11:55 pm will receive a 10% deduction for each day, for 3 days, prior to discussions being graded. This means the highest grade possible for a late submission of 3 days, is 70%. However, response posts are due by Sunday 11:55 pm. If response posts are not submitted by this time, the discussion is over. Therefore, no points can be awarded for collaboration, and the highest grade possible for late submission past 3 days is 60%.

Tests/ Quizzes

There are no tests/quizzes in this course.

Written Assignments

There are 4 written assignments due throughout the course. All assignment instructions and grading rubrics are located in the Assignments area of MyClassroom. Assignments are due by 11:55 pm EST on the Sunday of the week they are assigned, or as indicated in the Assignments area.

Required Course Textbook:

All required readings and resources are available within MyClassroom.

Academic Writing Requirements:

The School of Health Sciences requires use of APA format and style and all students are encouraged to have a current copy of the APA Publication Manual. All written assignments are to be submitted in APA format style unless otherwise noted in the assignment directions.

Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:D2L Note

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.