This course is the second of a 3-course sequence designed to assist the student in the development of an evidence-based project. This course adds to the project planning skills gained in NURS 6872. The focus of this course is performing a risk analysis, developing a timeline for project activities, identifying and communicating with stakeholders, selecting appropriate measures for objectives, identifying resources, and developing a project budget.
The objectives for the course were developed to help students continue to develop a timely, useful project that enables them to gain senior leadership skills. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Student Responsibilities and Class Requirements
Students are accountable for policies regarding graduate nursing programs and completion of requirements for all graduate students as stated in the Graduate Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook. Students are responsible for making appointments with faculty concerning class assignments as necessary. This is an online class and students are expected to access the course via WebCT on a regular basis for updates and information. All course requirements must be met in order to pass the course.
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The best way to get oriented to the course is to read the syllabus! In addition, each student should become familiar with the WebCT layout, i.e. how to access the discussion board and submit assignments. If you have questions about the course content, please post your question in the Discussion Board on WebCT under the topic of "Course Questions."
WebCT Based Readings and Content Modules
The primary purpose of providing additional readings and learning exercises is to supplement the accompanying texts. They are not intended as a substitute for the text information. It is intended to assist students in assimilating and integrating facts and ideas from the text and to provide additional information and current trends in prescribing.
Course folders.Course folders have been set up on the WebCT discussion board to facilitate student discussion and discussion between students and faculty. Course faculty and students can access and post messages related to this course in the folders. Students are responsible for checking the folders frequently to see if there are any announcements. You can also use the folders to discuss project and evaluation issues. There is also a Graduate Café that students may use to discuss non-course issues. No faculty will read material posted in this folder – it is for students only.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Logic Model Development Guide. Available online at: http://www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/resources/2006/02/WK-Kellogg-Foundation-Logic-Model-Development-Guide.aspx
W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Evaluation Handbook. Available online at: http://www.wkkf.org/knowledge-center/resources/2010/W-K-Kellogg-Foundation-Evaluation-Handbook.aspx
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Class Participation (via discussion board)
Activity #4/Project Presentation
Submitting assignments. Attach your assignments as Word documents when you post them in the assignment section of Blackboard. Please make sure your assignments are in Word format. Always keep a copy of your assignments for your own records. All assignments should be submitted in the format required. APA format should be utilized if a specific format is not disclosed. All assignments are due at 11:00 pm on the day due unless otherwise specified.
Any assignment received late will receive a penalty of 3 points for each day the assignment is late.
Class participation for this course occurs via the discussion board on Blackboard. Students are expected to answer/post discussion responses as assigned in each learning module. It is the student's responsibility to post discussion responses in a timely manner and according to module instructions.
Students are expected to come to the MSU campus for project proposal presentation day. Students who live more than 200 miles from the MSU campus may opt to present virtually. Virtual presentations must be live and provide opportunities for interaction with the audience. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss presentation options with the faculty.
Each student will be assigned a critique partner (fellow student) for this course. Students often find it difficult to objectively critique a fellow student's work. On the other hand, you should not take a critique personally. In fact, a good and honest critique is a gift. Professional and well-published writers often seek feedback from colleagues before submitting final manuscripts for publication.
Guidelines for effective peer critiquing:
Suggested revisions should focus on the most important aspects of the work. Limit suggestions to a feasible number of changes. Too many suggestions can overwhelm and trivial concerns can be frustrating.