CON Syllabi (Templates)

The CON Syllabus Project is part of a University-wide project to create a syllabus repository. All syllabi will be publicly viewable. It is part of the University’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation preparation and will be useful for our own CCNE accreditation visit. The templates were created with the following considerations: student experience, faculty ease of use, ongoing maintenance, and compliance with the University standards.

Yes. The official CON templates are the most updated and supersede any previous template.

It should be no longer than 4-5 pages.

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Our team understands that last minute changes are inevitable and we are happy to work with you to ensure those changes are made. It is important that the final syllabi sent to the Course Catalog match what is used in the course. Discrepancies in the syllabi that impact our students will have a direct negative impact on our college.

*Syllabi will be reviewed by faculty prior to the start of each semester the course is taught to determine if changes need to be made. Syllabi can be resubmitted at that time if changes are necessary.

Keep your objectives high-level and broad. As indicated in the Syllabus Guide, they should reflect what you want the student to do in your course and the objectives should be reflective of your course assignments.


During this course, students will:

  • Incorporate foundations of Nurse Anesthesia into practice via Simulation labs.
  • Apply foundations of Nurse Anesthesia into anesthetic plans.
  • Develop preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative clinical thinking pathways utilizing foundations of Nurse Anesthesia.

No, you should have only one syllabus. Specific details (dates, assignments instructions, grade criteria, etc.) can be added in D2L.

Delete these sections if you do not have content or would have answered ‘none’.

No, you can use the standard language below to inform students that they can access them in the syllabus.

Possible standard language:

Articles readings will be available in the D2L course site. Articles are subject to change to ensure students are receiving the most current and relevant information.

Remember, this is a public facing document. Anyone and everyone will have access to your cell number.

  • You can have your voicemail forwarded to your email.
  • If you share a phone, encourage your students to contact you by email.
  • If you do not have a phone number, work with your admin support or have students contact you by email.

Possible standard language:

(520) 123-1234 (messages forwarded to faculty email)

I do have one. Where do I put the date? (Undergraduate, MEPN)

  • Possible standard language: Final Exam/Final Project will be scheduled by the college and announced within the D2L course site.
  • Include the links provided in the syllabus template.

I don’t have one. (Graduate)

  • Possible standard language: Final Exam/Final Project will be scheduled by the college and announced within the D2L course site.
  • Links within the syllabus template are not required.

Required Software

Students should refer to the Student Technology Needs page on the College of Nursing website. If you have additional software such as TopHat, STATA, Endnote, etc. Please list it below in bullet point format after the statement above.

Grade Policies

It is recommended that you use no more than 5 to 6 categories. This is easier to maintain in case you make changes to course assignments. Possible category titles:

  • Group assignments
  • Individual assignments
  • Clinical assignments
  • Exam and quizzes
  • Discussions
  • Presentations
  • Portfolio assignments


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