*5.4: PDC120514-5.4 University of Windsor

PDC120514-5.4
University of Windsor
Program Development Committee
*5.4:
Nursing (Graduate) - New Course Proposals
Item for:
Approval
MOTION:
That the following course addition be made*:
63-530. Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics of the
Oncology/Palliative Patient I
63-531. Leadership and Management in Oncology/Palliative Care Settings
*Subject to approval of the expenditures required.
Rationale/Approvals:
§ These changes have been approved by Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Graduate Studies Council.
§ See attached.
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TITLE OF THE PROGRAM/CERTIFICATE: Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative
Nursing
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: N/A
FACULTY: Faculty of Nursing
Proposed change(s) effective as of: Fall 2012
NEW COURSE PROFILE
Course # and Title:
63-530. Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics of the Oncology/Palliative Patient I
Calendar Description
Calendar descriptions should be written in the third person and should provide a general outline of the course
material. Where appropriate, examples of topics or themes, which might be covered in the course, should also
be provided.
This course prepares Registered Nurses with advanced skills in health assessment, diagnostics and
therapeutics in preparation to provide holistic care to individuals who have experienced alterations in their
physical health from cancer treatment and/or may also to individuals who are palliative. Students will learn
through lectures, readings, and simulation in the laboratory, learn and practice performing a holistic health
history and the techniques of inspection, percussion, palpation and auscultation for systematic health
assessment of individuals
Other Course Information
Please complete the following tables.
Credit
weight
3
Total
contact
In-class
hours
3
Delivery format
elearning
Breakdown of contact hours/week
Distanc Other flexible
Lecture Tutorial
e
learning delivery
[please specify]
3-can participate
3
online or in class
PreCoAntiCross-listed Required
requisites requisites requisites with:
course
N/A
Yes
Optional
course
No
Lab.
Co-op/
practicum
Replacing old course***
[provide old course number]
N/A
[***Replacing Old Course: this does not mean that the former course will be deleted from the calendar. If
it is to be deleted, a Form E must be completed.]
Will students be able to obtain credit for the new course and the course(s) that it is replacing?
N/A
B. RATIONALE
B.1 Course Goal(s)
Please provide a statement about the purpose of the course within the program of study or as an option.
Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics and Therapeutics of the Oncology/Palliative Patient I is a core
course in the Graduate Diploma of Advanced Practice Oncology/ Palliative Nursing. This course, in combination
with Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics and Therapeutics of the Oncology/Palliative Patient II, will
prepare Registered Nurses with advanced clinical practice skills to work in settings with individuals who are
living with a diagnosis of cancer, after cancer treatment and/or who may be palliative. The goal of this course is
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to build on previously acquired skills (health assessment, diagnostics and therapeutics) as a nurse practitioner /
advanced practice Registered Nurse as required to care for oncology patients throughout the complete disease
trajectory (from diagnosis to end of life care).
B.2 LEARNING OUTCOMES (QAF section 2.1.1, 2.1.3, and 2.1.6)
Please complete the following table. State the specific learning outcomes that make up the goal of the course
(what will students know and be able to do at the end of this course?) and link the learning outcomes to the
Characteristics of a University of Windsor Graduate outlined in “To Greater Heights” by listing them in the
appropriate rows.
Please note that a learning outcome may link to more than one of the specified Characteristics of a University
of Windsor Graduate, and that a single course might not touch on each of the Characteristics. Each
University of Windsor program should produce graduates that are able to demonstrate each of the nine
characteristics approved in To Greater Heights.
Information on learning outcomes is appended to this form (Appendix A). Proposers are also strongly
encouraged to contact the Office of the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning or the Centre for Teaching and
Learning, for assistance with the articulation of learning outcomes.
Learning Outcomes
This is a sentence completion exercise.
Characteristics of a University of
Windsor Graduate
At the end of this course, the successful student will know and be
able to:
A U of Windsor graduate will have the
ability to demonstrate:
A. Provide advanced health assessment and therapeutics as
required to care for oncology patients throughout the complete
disease trajectory (from diagnosis to end of life care).
B. Appraise, review, assess, and interpret the latest research
evidence and best practice guidelines to ensure optimal
oncology, palliative care patient outcomes.
B. the acquisition, application and
integration of knowledge
B. research skills, including the ability to
define problems and access, retrieve
and evaluate information (information
literacy)
C. Appraise, review, assess, and interpret the latest research
C. critical thinking and problem-solving
evidence and best practices guidelines to ensure optimal
skills
oncology/palliative care patient outcomes.
D. Examine, interpret, and evaluate oncology/palliative care clinical D. literacy and numeracy skills
situations and data using a systems approach.
E. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for actions and
decisions made in the care of oncology and palliative care
patients.
E. responsible behaviour to self, others
and society
F. Participate in interprofessional research and collaboration to
ensure the best outcomes for oncology/palliative care patients.
F. interpersonal and communications
skills
G. Work and communicate effectively within both intraprofessional
and interprofessional settings, as a team leader and team
member.
H. N/A
G. teamwork, and personal and group
leadership skills
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H. creativity and aesthetic appreciation
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Learning Outcomes
This is a sentence completion exercise.
Characteristics of a University of
Windsor Graduate
At the end of this course, the successful student will know and be
able to:
A U of Windsor graduate will have the
ability to demonstrate:
H. Appraise, review, assess and interpret on an on-going basis the I. the ability and desire for continuous
latest evidence and best practice guidelines to ensure optimal
learning
oncology/palliative care patient outcomes.
B.3
Demand for Course
Please provide as much information on projected enrolment as possible.
Societal need for graduates with advanced preparation in Oncology and Palliative nursing will continue to grow
in our society especially with the escalating numbers of seniors and people living longer with chronic diseases
and serious life-threatening illnesses (includes cancer and cancer survivorship). The de Souza Institute does not
focus solely on preparing nurses to work in centres that treat cancer or provide end of life care for people with
terminal illness. The entire spectrum of cancer, including prevention and health promotion, are an important
focus of study as well as survivorship and the psychosocial aspects of diagnosis and treatment on individuals
and families. The need for this specialty education is anticipated to grow and will require a continuing education
component in the future to support nurses working in the field.
This Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Nursing is part of the de Souza APN (Advanced Practice
Nurse) designation. Nurses in Ontario who seek professional expertise in oncology/palliative nursing at the
graduate level will be encouraged and financially supported through de Souza fellowships to achieve this
designation as part of their professional development.
Projected enrolment levels for the first 5 years of the
new course.
Year 1
8
Year 2
10
Year 3
10
Year 4
12
Year 5
15
What will be the impact of offering the new course on enrolments in existing courses in the program or
Department?
This new course is not expected to impact negatively on any enrolments in existing courses in the program or
Faculty of Nursing.
B.4 Student Workload
Provide information on the expected workload per week of a student enrolled in this course.
NOTE: Student workload should be consistent with the credit weight assigned to the course.
Average number of hours per week that the student will be expected to devote to:
3
Lectures
Tutorials
Labs
Practical experience
2
Independent Study
2
Reading for the course
1
Work for assessment (essays, papers, projects, laboratory work)
1
Meeting with others for group work/project assignments
1
Studying for tests/examinations
Other: [specify]
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How does the student workload for this course compare with other similar courses in the
department/program area?
The student workload in this program will compare to other graduate courses offered by the Faculty of
Nursing.
C.
RESOURCES
C.1 Available Faculty and Staff Resources (QAF sections 2.1.7, 2.1.8, 2.1.9 and 2.1.10)
Describe all faculty and staff resources (e.g., administrative, teaching, supervision) from all affected
areas/departments currently available and actively committed to support the new course.
Faculty:
Full Time Faculty: 21 faculty members, of which:
• PhD completed: Tenure Track (3), Tenured (10)
• PhD preparing– Lecturer (5 yr terms) converting to Tenure Track upon PhD completion (2)
• Limited Terms (3 yr terms) – 1 PhD prepared and 1 PhD preparing
• AAS – 3 (one of whom is PhD prepared) – one of these AAS terms is from 2011-2013. Other two are
permanent positions. Have also been approved to hire one more AAS Undergraduate Coordinator for
July 1, 2012.
One additional Limited Term (2 yr term) – was approved to be hired via the Strategic Priority Funds competition
for 2011. This position will be hired specifically to support/teach in this new Graduate Diploma program. The
individual has been hired and this position will start July 1, 2012.
Sessional Lecturers (3) – have also been approved to hire 1 more Sessional Lecturer, which will bring this total
to 4 – new positions expected to start September 2012.
Part-time faculty (sessional instructors) – 100+ hired per term
Other Faculty resources: Nurses with the requisite qualifications who work at the de Souza Institute in Toronto
are available to support the program.
Administrative/professional staff support:
• 3 Nursing secretaries
• 1 Assistant to the Dean
• 2 Clinical Coordinators
• 1 Lab & Education Coordinator
The current faculty and staff support needs will be re-evaluated as the proposed program grows.
C.1.1
Provide an assessment of faculty expertise available and committed to actively support the new course.
Faculty hired: One Two-year Limited-Term Lecturer, start date July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014- Advanced
Practice Oncology specialty. Strategic priority funding support received for the first two years as the program is
developed with anticipated tenure-track position in 2014.
Faculty resources: will also include nurses with the requisite qualifications who work at the de Souza Institute
in Toronto.
The Faculty of Nursing currently has one PhD preparing Limited-Term converting to Tenure Track faculty
member upon completion of doctoral studies (April 30, 2012), who is an Advanced Practice Nurse (licensed in
the US as a Nurse Practitioner) with clinical expertise and a program of research in Oncology. This faculty
person is committed to championing the partnership with de Souza within the Faculty of Nursing in a leadership
role.
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Other nursing faculty are engaged in research with an Oncology focus and there is a pool of highly qualified
clinical faculty, and adjunct faculty (including Nurse Practitioners) currently working in Oncology settings within
the tri-County area and more specifically with Hospice of Windsor, Cancer Care Ontario and in community
agencies that provide care, support and education in the cancer journey from health promotion, risk reduction,
disease prevention, treatment, survivorship and/or end of life care.
C.1.2
Describe the area’s expected reliance on, and the role of adjunct, limited-term, and sessional faculty in
delivering the new course.
The program will not rely on adjuncts or limited-term faculty to deliver the program, but it is anticipated that the
program will utilize experts in the field possibly as adjuncts to enhance program offerings. This is in keeping with
the partnership model with the de Souza Institute, Cancer Care Ontario, and the Hospice of Windsor.
C.2 Resource Implications for Other Campus Units (MTCU sections 3 and 4)
Describe the reliance of the proposed new course on existing resources from other campus units, including
for example:
• faculty teaching,
• equipment or facilities outside the proposer’s control,
• external resources requiring maintenance or upgrading using external resources
Provide relevant details.
Library: In addition to the resources currently available through the Leddy Library, students will have access to
resources through the de Souza Institute. The de Souza Institute has a virtual library; an online database
containing over 1500 eJournals, 280 eBooks and several database located at http://library.desouzanurse.ca
Centre for Teaching and Learning/ITS: Faculty currently use the Collaborative Learning Environment Windsor
(CLEW) to deliver distance and partial distance or flexible delivery courses. Consultations with both CTL and IT
Services have contributed to planning for the de Souza project with the Faculty of Nursing. It is anticipated that
the de Souza project will be delivered using CLEW, a collaborative on-line learning environment (Blackboard
Collaborative), and the Ontario Telemedicine Network or OTN and will be delivered to nurses in their
workplaces, such as Cancer Care Ontario sites and throughout Ontario. http://www.otn.ca/.
C.3 Anticipated New Resources (QAF sections 2.1.7, 2.1.8 and 2.1.9; MTCU section 4)
List all anticipated new resources originating from within the area, department or faculty (external grants,
donations, government grants, etc.) and committed to supporting the revisions to this program.
Government Grants: The Faculty of Nursing is working with the de Souza Institute to secure additional funding
since this is a provincial initiative that fits into the strategic plan of the de Souza Institute and their goal for
sustainability and expansion of the vision for the “de Souza Nurse designation.
Donations: Potential exists for donations to support this initiative and all avenues are being explored in
partnership with de Souza and with the Office of Advancement.
C.4 Planned Reallocation of Resources and Cost-Savings (QAF section 2.1.7 and 2.1.9; MTCU section 4)
Identify all opportunities for
• internal reallocation of resources and
• cost savings
identified and pursued by the area/department in support of the new course. (e.g., streamlining existing
programs and courses, deleting courses, etc.)?
The strategic funds proposal also included the hiring of a full-time AAS – Clinical Practice Specialist for two
years (sustainable once student enrolment reaches targeted growth and salary savings to changes in the clinical
facilitation roles of full-time faculty). This position will improve the coordination and mentorship opportunities for
the large pool of sessional instructors hired every fall and winter term to supervise undergraduate nursing
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students. Designating one person to oversee the orientation, professional development, supervision, mentorship
of sessional clinical faculty will free up several full-time faculty to focus on the de Souza project.
C.5 Additional Resources Required – Resources Requested (QAF section 2.1.7 and 2.1.9)
Describe all additional faculty, staff and GA/TA resources (in all affected areas and departments) required
to offer the new course.
Faculty:
The Faculty of Nursing was successful with its proposal to the Strategic Initiative Funding competition in 2011 to
hire a Limited-Term Lecturer for a period of two years (sustainable once student enrolment reaches targeted
growth). Funding to support this position is also being sought through an external funding proposal. This position
will start in July 2012.
Staff:
It is anticipated that additional administrative and dedicated IT staff will be required as the student numbers
increase in the new diploma program.
The Faculty of Nursing currently has no dedicated IT support. The Graduate Diploma Program will require
dedicated IT services to facilitate smooth operation of the E-Learning platform. The de Souza Institute and
Cancer Care Ontario will be supportive of the University of Windsor in the early stages of launching the diploma
courses on-line.
GA/TAs:
There are no additional GA/TA requirements anticipated for the Graduate Diploma.
C.5.1
Describe all additional institutional resources and services required by all affected areas or departments
to offer the new course, including library, teaching and learning support services, student support services,
space and facilities, and equipment and its maintenance.
Library Resources and Services:
No additional library resources are required during this phase of development for the proposed Diploma due to
the resources available through the partnership with de Souza.
Teaching and Learning Support:
The Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care Nursing will be offered on-site to local students and
on-line to students living at a distance to the University of Windsor. The de Souza Institute has a very highly
developed system of teaching and learning support that includes an E-mentorship program delivered through
McMaster University. Students who are in the Diploma program will have access to de Souza teaching and
learning supports. The de Souza Institute has provided financial support to the Faculty of Nursing to cover the
expenses of curriculum development.
Student Support Services:
The proposed program will run with the current student support services on campus and the additional services
that will be provided through the partnership with the de Souza Institute and Cancer Care Ontario.
The Ontario Oncology Nursing e-Mentorship Program provides generalist, specialized (according to CANO
standards, 2001) and advanced practice nurses with a unique opportunity for professional growth. This program
has now been expanded with the support of de Souza to all nurses who care for patients and families at risk for
or affected by cancer. Mentors are paired with nurses beginning their employment in a cancer care setting with
a goal to support their career development goals.
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http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/workfiles/Express/Oncology%20Nursing%20eMentorship%20Program.pdf
Space and Facilities:
This program will require additional office space for the Limited-Term hire and this is available on the third floor
of the Toldo Health Education Building [once the Faculty of Nursing moves into the 3rd floor of the Medical
Education Building-anticipated for 2012]. Interim office space has been prepared in room 105 Toldo. Space
allocated to the Faculty of Nursing on the 3rd floor of the Medical Education Building has been designed to
provide the teaching and learning space required for this Diploma program (to meet the needs of both the
students on campus and the delivery of e-Learning).
Equipment (and Maintenance):
There is a need for additional equipment to run this program and this has been built into the plans for the 3rd
floor of the Medical Education Building. Proposals have been written and submitted to secure funding for the
teaching and learning space. The Faculty of Nursing is working closely with Advancement to secure initial
funding and on-going financial support.
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TITLE OF THE PROGRAM/CERTIFICATE: Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative
Nursing
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: N/A
FACULTY: Faculty of Nursing
Proposed change(s) effective as of: Fall 2012
A. NEW COURSE PROFILE
Course # and Title: 63-531. Leadership and Management in Oncology/Palliative Care Settings
Calendar Description
Calendar descriptions should be written in the third person and should provide a general outline of the course
material. Where appropriate, examples of topics or themes, which might be covered in the course, should also
be provided.
This course prepares Registered Nurses who work across the continuum of cancer care for advanced practice
and leadership roles. Course content will focus on the examination and critical appraisal of concepts and
theories of leadership, research, management, and education within the context of oncology and palliative
nursing environments. Emphasis will be placed on organizational and change theories, professional practice,
decision-making and governance models, power and social justice concepts. Strategies for knowledge
transmission and information system development will be appraised. Note: This course is equivalent to 11-63596; thus, students who take 11-63-596 will not be eligible to take this course for credit.
Other Course Information
Please complete the following tables.
Credit
weight
3
Total
contact
In-class
hours
3
Delivery format
elearning
Breakdown of contact hours/week
Distanc Other flexible
Lectur Tutorial
e
learning delivery e
[please specify]
3 In class or online
participation
PreCoAntiCross-listed Required
requisites requisites requisites with:
course
N/A
Yes
Optional
course
No
Lab.
Co-op/
practicum
Replacing old course***
[provide old course number]
N/A
[***Replacing Old Course: this does not mean that the former course will be deleted from the calendar. If
it is to be deleted, a Form E must be completed.]
Will students be able to obtain credit for the new course and the course(s) that it is replacing?
N/A
B. RATIONALE
B.1 Course Goal(s)
Please provide a statement about the purpose of the course within the program of study or as an option.
Theoretical Foundations of Leadership for the Advanced Practice Nurse (APNs) Working in Oncology/Palliative
environments is a core course in the Graduate Diploma of Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Nursing. This
course will prepare APNs with leadership competencies to practice within the complex environment of
individuals and their families who are living with a diagnosis of cancer, after cancer treatment and/or who may
be palliative. The goal of this course is to build on previously acquired skills as a nurse practitioner / advanced
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practice Registered Nurse required to care for oncology patients throughout the complete disease trajectory
(from diagnosis to end of life care).
B.2 LEARNING OUTCOMES (QAF section 2.1.1, 2.1.3, and 2.1.6)
Please complete the following table. State the specific learning outcomes that make up the goal of the course
(what will students know and be able to do at the end of this course?) and link the learning outcomes to the
Characteristics of a University of Windsor Graduate outlined in “To Greater Heights” by listing them in the
appropriate rows.
Please note that a learning outcome may link to more than one of the specified Characteristics of a University
of Windsor Graduate, and that a single course might not touch on each of the Characteristics. Each
University of Windsor program should produce graduates that are able to demonstrate each of the nine
characteristics approved in To Greater Heights.
Information on learning outcomes is appended to this form (Appendix A). Proposers are also strongly
encouraged to contact the Office of the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning or the Centre for Teaching and
Learning, for assistance with the articulation of learning outcomes.
Learning Outcomes
This is a sentence completion exercise.
Characteristics of a University of
Windsor Graduate
At the end of this course, the successful student will know and be
able to:
A U of Windsor graduate will have the
ability to demonstrate:
C. Analyze current leadership trends at the local, provincial,
national and international levels across the cancer continuum.
D. Articulate the role of the nurse leader within the philosophical
and theoretical frameworks of nursing science.
I. Identify research questions and issues relevant to clinical
practice, education and management.
A. the acquisition, application and
integration of knowledge
B. research skills, including the ability to
define problems and access, retrieve
and evaluate information (information
literacy)
J. Appraise, review, assess, and interpret the latest research
C. critical thinking and problem-solving
evidence, practice standards and best practices guidelines to
skills
ensure optimal oncology/palliative care patient outcomes.
K. Evaluate strategies for knowledge transmission and information D. literacy and numeracy skills
system development to support safe, high quality health care
environments.
L. Describe the role of the nurse as leader in addressing social,
E. responsible behaviour to self, others
ethical, and political issues across the cancer continuum.
and society
M. Recognize leadership attributes within others and foster
opportunities for their growth and development.
F. interpersonal and communications
skills
N. Synthesize and apply key principles of conflict management
and conflict resolution the health care setting.
O. Work and communicate effectively within both intraprofessional
and interprofessional settings, as a team leader and team
member.
I Explore future directions for nursing leadership research and
development in promoting a healthier society.
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G. teamwork, and personal and group
leadership skills
H. creativity and aesthetic appreciation
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Learning Outcomes
This is a sentence completion exercise.
Characteristics of a University of
Windsor Graduate
At the end of this course, the successful student will know and be
able to:
A U of Windsor graduate will have the
ability to demonstrate:
P. Appraise, review, assess and interpret on an on-going basis the I. the ability and desire for continuous
latest evidence and best practice guidelines to ensure optimal
learning
oncology/palliative care patient outcomes.
B.3
Demand for Course
Please provide as much information on projected enrolment as possible.
Societal need for graduates with advanced preparation in Oncology and Palliative nursing will continue to grow
in our society especially with the escalating numbers of seniors and people living longer with chronic diseases
and serious life-threatening illnesses (includes cancer and cancer survivorship). The de Souza Institute does not
focus solely on preparing nurses to work in centres that treat cancer or provide end of life care for people with
terminal illness. The entire spectrum of cancer, including prevention and health promotion, are an important
focus of study as well as survivorship and the psychosocial aspects of diagnosis and treatment on individuals
and families. The need for this specialty education is anticipated to grow and will require a continuing education
component in the future to support nurses working in the field.
This Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Nursing is part of the de Souza APN (Advanced Practice
Nurse) designation. Nurses in Ontario who seek professional expertise in oncology/palliative nursing at the
graduate level will be encouraged and financially supported through de Souza fellowships to achieve this
designation as part of their professional development.
Projected enrolment levels for the first 5 years of the
new course.
Year 1
8
Year 2
10
Year 3
10
Year 4
12
Year 5
15
What will be the impact of offering the new course on enrolments in existing courses in the program or
Department?
This new course is not expected to impact negatively on any enrolments in existing courses in the program or
Faculty of Nursing.
B.4 Student Workload
Provide information on the expected workload per week of a student enrolled in this course.
NOTE: Student workload should be consistent with the credit weight assigned to the course.
Average number of hours per week that the student will be expected to devote to:
3
Lectures
Tutorials
Labs
Practical experience
2
Independent Study
1
Reading for the course
1
Work for assessment (essays, papers, projects, laboratory work)
1
Meeting with others for group work/project assignments
1
Studying for tests/examinations
Other: [specify]
How does the student workload for this course compare with other similar courses in the
department/program area?The student workload in this program will compare to other graduate courses
offered by the Faculty of Nursing.
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C.
RESOURCES
C.1 Available Faculty and Staff Resources (QAF sections 2.1.7, 2.1.8, 2.1.9 and 2.1.10)
Describe all faculty and staff resources (e.g., administrative, teaching, supervision) from all affected
areas/departments currently available and actively committed to support the new course.
Faculty:
Full Time Faculty: 21 faculty members, of which:
•
PhD completed: Tenure Track (3), Tenured (10)
•
PhD preparing– Lecturer (5 yr terms) converting to Tenure Track upon PhD completion (2)
•
Limited Terms (3 yr terms) – 1 PhD prepared and 1 PhD preparing
•
AAS – 3 (one of whom is PhD prepared) – one of these AAS terms is from 2011-2013. Other two
are permanent positions. Have also been approved to hire one more AAS Undergraduate Coordinator
for July 1, 2012.
One additional Limited Term (2 yr term) – was approved to be hired via the Strategic Priority Funds competition
for 2011. This position will be hired specifically to support/teach in this new Graduate Diploma program. The
individual has been hired and this position will start July 1, 2012.
Sessional Lecturers (3) – have also been approved to hire 1 more Sessional Lecturer, which will bring this total
to 4 – new positions expected to start September 2012.
Part-time faculty (sessional instructors) – 100+ hired per term
Other Faculty resources: Nurses with the requisite qualifications who work at the de Souza Institute in Toronto
are available to support the program.
Administrative/professional staff support:
•
3 Nursing secretaries
•
1 Assistant to the Dean
•
2 Clinical Coordinators
•
1 Lab & Education Coordinator
The current faculty and staff support needs will be re-evaluated as the proposed program grows.
C.1.1
Provide an assessment of faculty expertise available and committed to actively support the new course.
Faculty hired: One Two-year Limited-Term Lecturer, start date July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014- Advanced
Practice Oncology specialty. Strategic priority funding support received for the first two years as the program is
developed with anticipated tenure-track position in 2014.
Faculty resources: will also include nurses with the requisite qualifications who work at the de Souza Institute
in Toronto.
The Faculty of Nursing currently has one PhD preparing Limited-Term converting to Tenure Track faculty
member upon completion of doctoral studies (April 30, 2012), who is an Advanced Practice Nurse (licensed in
the US as a Nurse Practitioner) with clinical expertise and a program of research in Oncology. This faculty
person is committed to championing the partnership with de Souza within the Faculty of Nursing in a leadership
role.
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Other nursing faculty are engaged in research with an Oncology focus and there is a pool of highly qualified
clinical faculty, and adjunct faculty (including Nurse Practitioners) currently working in Oncology settings within
the tri-County area and more specifically with Hospice of Windsor, Cancer Care Ontario and in community
agencies that provide care, support and education in the cancer journey from health promotion, risk reduction,
disease prevention, treatment, survivorship and/or end of life care.
C.1.2
Describe the area’s expected reliance on, and the role of adjunct, limited-term, and sessional faculty in
delivering the new course.
The program will not rely on adjuncts or limited-term faculty to deliver the program, but it is anticipated that the
program will utilize experts in the field possibly as adjuncts to enhance program offerings. This is in keeping with
the partnership model with the de Souza Institute, Cancer Care Ontario, and the Hospice of Windsor.
C.2 Resource Implications for Other Campus Units (MTCU sections 3 and 4)
Describe the reliance of the proposed new course on existing resources from other campus units, including
for example:
• faculty teaching,
• equipment or facilities outside the proposer’s control,
• external resources requiring maintenance or upgrading using external resources
Provide relevant details.
Library: In addition to the resources currently available through the Leddy Library, students will have access to
resources through the de Souza Institute. The de Souza Institute has a virtual library; an online database
containing over 1500 eJournals, 280 eBooks and several database located at http://library.desouzanurse.ca
Centre for Teaching and Learning/ITS: Faculty currently use the Collaborative Learning Environment Windsor
(CLEW) to deliver distance and partial distance or flexible delivery courses. Consultations with both CTL and IT
Services have contributed to planning for the de Souza project with the Faculty of Nursing. It is anticipated that
the de Souza project will be delivered using CLEW, a collaborative on-line learning environment (Blackboard
Collaborative), and the Ontario Telemedicine Network or OTN and will be delivered to nurses in their
workplaces, such as Cancer Care Ontario sites and throughout Ontario. http://www.otn.ca/.
C.3 Anticipated New Resources (QAF sections 2.1.7, 2.1.8 and 2.1.9; MTCU section 4)
List all anticipated new resources originating from within the area, department or faculty (external grants,
donations, government grants, etc.) and committed to supporting the revisions to this program.
Government Grants: The Faculty of Nursing is working with the de Souza Institute to secure additional funding
since this is a provincial initiative that fits into the strategic plan of the de Souza Institute and their goal for
sustainability and expansion of the vision for the “de Souza Nurse designation.
Donations: Potential exists for donations to support this initiative and all avenues are being explored in
partnership with de Souza and with the Office of Advancement.
C.4 Planned Reallocation of Resources and Cost-Savings (QAF section 2.1.7 and 2.1.9; MTCU section 4)
Identify all opportunities for
• internal reallocation of resources and
• cost savings
identified and pursued by the area/department in support of the new course. (e.g., streamlining existing
programs and courses, deleting courses, etc.)?
The strategic funds proposal also included the hiring of a full-time AAS – Clinical Practice Specialist for two
years (sustainable once student enrolment reaches targeted growth and salary savings to changes in the clinical
facilitation roles of full-time faculty). This position will improve the coordination and mentorship opportunities for
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the large pool of sessional instructors hired every fall and winter term to supervise undergraduate nursing
students. Designating one person to oversee the orientation, professional development, supervision, mentorship
of sessional clinical faculty will free up several full-time faculty to focus on the de Souza project.
C.5 Additional Resources Required – Resources Requested (QAF section 2.1.7 and 2.1.9)
Describe all additional faculty, staff and GA/TA resources (in all affected areas and departments) required
to offer the new course.
Faculty:
The Faculty of Nursing was successful with its proposal to the Strategic Initiative Funding competition in 2011 to
hire a Limited-Term Lecturer for a period of two years (sustainable once student enrolment reaches targeted
growth). Funding to support this position is also being sought through an external funding proposal. This position
will start in July 2012.
Staff:
It is anticipated that additional administrative and dedicated IT staff will be required as the student numbers
increase in the new diploma program.
The Faculty of Nursing currently has no dedicated IT support. The Graduate Diploma Program will require
dedicated IT services to facilitate smooth operation of the E-Learning platform. The de Souza Institute and
Cancer Care Ontario will be supportive of the University of Windsor in the early stages of launching the diploma
courses on-line.
GA/TAs:
There are no additional GA/TA requirements anticipated for the Graduate Diploma.
C.5.1
Describe all additional institutional resources and services required by all affected areas or departments
to offer the new course, including library, teaching and learning support services, student support services,
space and facilities, and equipment and its maintenance.
Library Resources and Services:
No additional library resources are required during this phase of development for the proposed Diploma due to
the resources available through the partnership with de Souza.
Teaching and Learning Support:
The Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care Nursing will be offered on-site to local students and
on-line to students living at a distance to the University of Windsor. The de Souza Institute has a very highly
developed system of teaching and learning support that includes an E-mentorship program delivered through
McMaster University. Students who are in the Diploma program will have access to de Souza teaching and
learning supports. The de Souza Institute has provided financial support to the Faculty of Nursing to cover the
expenses of curriculum development.
Student Support Services:
The proposed program will run with the current student support services on campus and the additional services
that will be provided through the partnership with the de Souza Institute and Cancer Care Ontario.
The Ontario Oncology Nursing e-Mentorship Program provides generalist, specialized (according to CANO
standards, 2001) and advanced practice nurses with a unique opportunity for professional growth. This program
has now been expanded with the support of de Souza to all nurses who care for patients and families at risk for
or affected by cancer. Mentors are paired with nurses beginning their employment in a cancer care setting with
a goal to support their career development goals.
http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/workfiles/Express/Oncology%20Nursing%20eMentorship%20Program.pdf
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Space and Facilities:
This program will require additional office space for the Limited-Term hire and this is available on the third floor
of the Toldo Health Education Building [once the Faculty of Nursing moves into the 3rd floor of the Medical
Education Building-anticipated for 2012]. Interim office space has been prepared in room 105 Toldo. Space
allocated to the Faculty of Nursing on the 3rd floor of the Medical Education Building has been designed to
provide the teaching and learning space required for this Diploma program (to meet the needs of both the
students on campus and the delivery of e-Learning).
Equipment (and Maintenance):
There is a need for additional equipment to run this program and this has been built into the plans for the 3rd
floor of the Medical Education Building. Proposals have been written and submitted to secure funding for the
teaching and learning space. The Faculty of Nursing is working closely with Advancement to secure initial
funding and on-going financial support.
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