The College of Nursing is seeking approval for a change in the hour allocation in the NURS 706 course from the current 2hr didactic: 1 clinical precepted hour ratio to a 2 hour didactic: 1 lab hour ratio. The lab hours would replace the need for individual precepted clinical experiences that have currently have limited availability.
The lab hours would include on-line case simulations as well as one 2 day on-campus immersion experience. The immersion experience would consist of both formative and summative evaluation of the students with feedback from nursing faculty.
Additionally, the proposed new course description more accurately reflects the course content recommended by national nursing certifying bodies.