Alcorn State University

General information
Course:  Nursing 531: Nursing Education Roles and Models 
Instructor: Meg Brown, Ph.D. (
Credit: 3 semester hours
Course Starts: May 2013
Course Management System: Blackboard


Graduate students will examine the various activities inherent in the role of nurse educator, with emphasis on the development and use of traditional and creative teaching methods in nursing education.


Upon completion of Nursing 531, the student will be able to:

  • examine teaching, scholarship, service and collegial aspects of the nurse educator role;
  • analyze traditional and innovative methodological models of teaching in relation to the patterns of knowing in nursing; and
  • explore a range of teaching methods relevant to selected nursing education settings.

Content Outline

  • Components of the Nurse Educator Role: teaching, scholarship, service, collegial
  • Patterns of Knowing in Nursing: personal, empirical, ethical, aesthetic
  • Framework for Integration: purpose, content, method
  • Teaching Approaches: lecture, discussion, clinical practicum, mediated

Teaching/Learning Methods

Graduate students will have assigned and selected reading and media and participate in online dialogue and microteaching.

Required Texts

Billings, D. M., & Halstead, J. A. (2005). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders. 

Gaberson, K. B., & Oermann, M. H. (1999). Clinical teaching strategies in nursing. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 

Lowenstein, A., & Bradshaw, M. (2001). Fuszard’s innovative teaching strategies in nursing. Gaithersburg. MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc. 

Boyer, E. L. (1990). Scholarship revisited – priorities of the professoriate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Technical Requirements

  • Access to the Internet, Microsoft Word, Acrobat Reader, Antivirus Software (updated weekly), and PowerPoint.
  • Internet Explorer is the preferred browser. Browser settings can be determined and downloaded from