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NRHL 621 Instructional Strategies

NRHL 501, NRHL 502, NRHL 503, NRHL 504, NRHL 505, NRHL 506.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

Education is quickly becoming an interactive experience between students and teachers. As students become more involved, teachers have greater opportunities to engage and facilitate learning. In NRHL 621 Instructional Strategies, you’ll explore teaching and learning strategies in nursing education and examine best teaching practices for nurse educators.

You’ll discover how teaching and learning are interconnected and dependent on each other. You will also analyze the importance of curriculum planning and learn about the need for clear and precise learner objectives.

Through weekly discussions, you and fellow classmates will examine current topics such as the role understanding the unique needs of learners, use of active teaching learning strategies and benefits of creativity in educational design. You will gain diverse insights as you further your understanding of the valuable connection between student and teacher.

What You’ll Learn in NRHL 621

You will examine frameworks for analyzing pedagogical philosophies, adult learning theories, ethical issues and professional values related to nursing education. You’ll also discuss the integration of new technology in instructional design and delivery.

NRHL 621 analyzes the shift from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered approach through which the teacher guides the learning journey of the student toward self-directed discoveries and application of knowledge to practice.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Ethical Issues and Professional Values Related to Nursing Education
  • What is Good Teaching?
  • Identifying Learner Objectives
  • Best Teaching Practices for Large and Small Classes
  • Best Teaching Practices in the Skills Lab and Clinical Setting
  • Best Teaching Practices for Teaching with Technology
  • The Future of Nursing Education

Planning Your Time

*Source: Alumni Infographic.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NRHL 621, you will be able to:

  • Analyze various teaching/learning theories and apply them in planning the learning of diverse students.
  • Summarize educational frameworks and philosophies and their application and relevance to nursing education.
  • Differentiate and compare ethical issues and professional values related to nursing education.
  • Appraise competencies of "good teaching" and attributes of a caring faculty-learner community of learning.
  • Construct learner objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy Levels of Understanding.
  • Write a philosophy of nursing education.
  • Analyze and develop diverse teaching strategies in the face-to-face, online, and clinical learning environments.
  • Create an evidence-based teaching/learning plan on a selected nursing education unit of instruction.
  • Reflect on the future of nursing education.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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To learn more about the online Master of Science in Nursing curriculum from Benedictine University, including Instructional Strategies in Nursing Practice, call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a program manager or request more information.