Duration: 8 weeks
Nursing curriculums are influenced by the changing landscape of healthcare. The challenge for current and future educators is how to effectively address these ongoing changes. In NRHL 645 Curriculum Development, you will explore curriculum development and the role of the nurse educator through the examination of a variety of conceptual frameworks relating to curriculum and instructional design.
Along with weekly assignments and discussions, you’ll complete 30 hours of a practicum experience with a selected preceptor. As you advance your clinical practice, you will apply your knowledge to develop an educational capstone project to improve healthcare outcomes.
What You’ll Learn in NRHL 645
In this course, you will investigate the process of curriculum development, program evaluation, regulatory and accreditation standards and curriculum trends. You’ll also explore the components of course development, including course objectives, learning activities, teaching strategies and course evaluation.
NRHL 645 will prepare you to take a leadership role in establishing evidence-based and cutting edge curricular changes in nursing education.
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:
- Curriculum Revision
- Foundations of Curriculum Development
- Outcomes and Student Competencies
- Curriculum Design
- Course Design
- Curriculum Mapping and Curriculum Revision
- Program Evaluation
- A New Dawn in Nursing Education
Planning Your Time
*Source: Alumni Infographic.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of NRHL 645, you will be able to:
- Investigate societal, healthcare and technological changes and their impact on the future of nursing education and the development of nursing curriculums to meet the needs of the 21st century.
- Analyze nursing program accreditation and approval processes.
- Evaluate the process of developing a program mission/philosophy, educational/level outcomes and organizing framework for the nursing curriculum of an identified exemplar program.
- Analyze the common elements and processes for designing a curriculum.
- Compare and contrast processes for evaluating programs and curriculums.
*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.
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