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Last approved: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:42:41 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:41:38 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

baderv
Valerie
Bader
baderv@health.missouri.edu
573/884-7261
School of Nursing
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
baderv
Valerie
Bader
baderv@health.missouri.edu
573/884-7261
School of Nursing
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
hoffmanjj
Janice
Hoffman
hoffmanjj@missouri.edu
573/882-0228
School of Nursing

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

NURS
Nursing (NURSE)
Nursing
4930W
5
 
30
Evidence-Based Nursing Practice - Writing Intensive
Concepts of evidence-based nursing practice are applied to clinical nursing questions, emphasizing use of research findings in practice settings to generate best nursing practices and optimal patient care outcomes.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
NURSE 4950.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

baderv
Valerie
Bader
baderv@health.missouri.edu
573/884-7261
School of Nursing
(numbers only)
NTT Assistant Professor
S446 Sinclair School of Nursing
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This course, in the undergraduate curriculum is designed for registered nurses who are completing the RN-BSN option. This course provides an introduction to the application of research findings to answer clinical nursing practice questions, which are grounded in evidence-based practice models of clinical nursing care. Students develop their own clinical nursing question, use information literacy and research utilization skills to learn the evidence-based practice process, and propose a best practice solution for their identified clinical question.
The on campus days will be synchronous on line sessions. These sessions will be interactive, with students giving each other feedback on study questions and the topic for their evidence based practice presentation.
Online
Self paced?
No
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32
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Assignment one
Assignment one: approximately two pages. Students describe what question will guide their research literature search. To do this, student describe the population they are studying, the intervention they are studying and the outcome they desire for this population. Once the question is developed, students describe the databases and key words they will use to address their question. The instructor will give feedback on this assignment.
Length of assignment:
2
instructor
 
 
2

Assignment Two
Assignment Two: Approximately 2 pages in length. Students develop an outline of a persuasive argument that convinces other nurses that a specific problem is significant and must be addressed. The outline is reviewed by the instructor of the course.
Length of assignment:
2
instructor
 
 
2

Assignment three
Assignment three: Approximately 5-7 pages. Students write a persuasive paper regarding the argument outlined in assignment two. The audience for this paper is fellow nursing students. The instructor gives feedback on this assignment.
Length of assignment:
6
instructor
 
 
6

Assignment four
Assignment four: Approximately 3-4 pages in length. Students compile an evidence table describing best practices for their intervention. The research evidence is analyzed in this table for best practices regarding the problem identified by the student. Instructors evaluate this table and offer feedback.
Length of assignment:
4
instructor
 
 
4

Assignment five
Assignment five: approximately 3-4 pages. Students develop a storyboard for a video. In the story board, students summarize the significance of the problem and suggest a solution based on research evidence. Students incorporate images that will convey the message, in addition to text. PEERS will review assignment five. Instructor will review revisions based on peer feedback to assignment 5.
Length of assignment:
4
peers
4
instructor
8

Assignment six
Assignment six: Student create a video that is five minutes long, and based on their storyboard. Peers and instructor view the video and give feedback. Instructors give grade.
Length of assignment:
1
instructor
 
 
1

Assignment seven
Assignment seven: Students write a 5-7 page paper anticipating the "pushback" they will encounter to their proposed solution. The paper should give details on how to successfully defend the ideas the student has for a solution. Peers give feedback on this paper. Students submit a revised copy to the instructor for feedback and a grade.
Length of assignment:
6
peers
6
instructor
12

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
25.00
Revisions:
10.00
35.00
Students work on developing an evidence based practice recommendation, then present their topic and recommendations in a five minute video presentation. The final written assignment asks students to anticipate and address "push back" to their recommendations.

***There are six writing assignments and one video assigned in this course. Each assignment builds on the previous assignment, and overall students develop and present an evidence based practice change for nursing care. The final writing assignment asks student to anticipate "pushback" to their great solution and respond convincingly.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Other
Peer review
Students will use the Writing 6+1 guidelines to provide feedback to their peers. The Writing 6+1 rubric will be presented in the course prior to student use either via Tegrity or in person lecture. Students will also receive feedback from the instructor and grading on their peer review.
There is no group writing.
Two assignments have more than one acceptable interpretation. First, the selection of an evidence based topic covers a broad range of nursing care, and while some topics are more important than others, there are many topics a student could choose to address. There is no "right" topic. Finally, anticipating "pushback" to the solution the student identifies has more than one correct interpretation, evaluation, and plan.
Writing assignments are spaced at approximately two to three week intervals over the course of the semester.
90
%
 
1
Teaching assistants will assist with giving feedback to students and grading assignments. I will use grading rubrics with the teaching assistant and check their work periodically.

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Administrative Information

Natural and Applied Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

I am considering the addition of a textbook for this course.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:41:38 GMT): I have added NURSE 4930W, 01 to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled NURSE 4930, 01 for spring 2017
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