Clemson University

General information
Course: NURS 8270: Foundations of Nursing Education
Instructor: Roxanne Amerson, Ph.D., RN CTN-A, CNE 
Credit: 3 semester hours
Course Starts: January 2014
Course Management System: Blackboard via MyCLE


This course explores the foundations of nursing education, with emphasis on curriculum development in nursing for the collegiate or continuing education areas and current issues and research that influence nursing education.


  1. Evaluate the influence of the history of nursing education on current curriculum trends.
  2. Critique and/or design a curriculum for collegiate nursing or continuing education in nursing, applying construction and evaluation skills.
  3. Synthesize knowledge of relevant theory and research in curriculum development and evaluation.
  4. valuate current issues in nursing for their relevance to curriculum development.
  5. Critique the role of the nurse educator within the profession of nursing.
  6. Identify special needs of students such as dyslexia or English as a second language that will require modifications in teaching approaches, including international aspects, cultural diversity aspects and the need for cultural competence.

Required Texts

Billings, D. M. & Halstead, J. (4th Ed.). (2012). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty. St. Louis: MO: Elsevier.

Bastable, S. (2014). Nurse as educator (4th Ed.) Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

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