Reating syllabus for Business Management in Nursing
A. Course Information
1. State the precise course description. Quote the description used in the current university catalog.
2. [Optional] Additional information beyond the course description. You may want to elaborate on course content and methods of instruction.
B. Student Outcomes (formerly referred to as course objectives) and Expected Competencies
1. State clear student outcomes. This includes measurable demonstrations of knowledge, competence and/or critical thinking, and may be measured during or at completion of the class. Some examples include:
The student will have the opportunity to:
a? Apply selected course principles in an applied project.
a? Explain the business developments which led to the Great Depression.
a? List from memory the six steps in ethical decision-making.
a? Analyze and evaluate the research base of two theories of spiritual formation.
C. Required Textbook(s) and Study Resources
1. Cite author/editor, title, edition, publisher, and date.
2. For Web sites and other media and technology sources, identify by URL or other reference numbers.
3. Provide information on source and availability; be sure the required text materials are available in the bookstore.
E. Recommended Reading and Other Course Resources
1. List recommended books, articles, and other collateral material.
2. List any additional required materials students may find helpful or must have, including equipment, supplies, diskettes, study guides, technology, library, special calculators, etc.
F. Course Calendar/Schedule; include the following:
1. Weekly schedule of topics
2. Dates of exams and finals
3. Due dates for writing assignments, research papers, projects, and presentations
4. Required special events, e.g., computer lab visit, library assignments, field trips, etc.
5. Include disclaimer: a?Course schedule, topics, evaluation and assignments may be changed at the instructoras discretion.a?
1. Description. Provide a clear explanation of each assignment. This may include a description of the nature, method, and length of any critical reviews, research papers, projects, and/or presentations required.
2. Requirements. Clearly identify all reading, study, writing and evaluation requirements for each assignment. This may include identified textbooks, journals and other collateral material to be read, Web sites and other media and technology sources to be consulted, and an enumeration of all required elements and the criteria by which the substantive elements of the assignment will be evaluated.
3. Style standard. If applicable, state the style standard by which the writing assignments will be evaluated (e.g., APA).
4. Resource availability. Explicitly state the nature and availability of library and online resources, such as journals, that students may be required or recommended to access.