Delta State University
|Course:||NUR 617: Curriculum Design and Evaluation|
|Instructor:||Betty Sylvest, D.N.S.
|Credit:||3 semester hours|
|Course Starts:||January 2014|
|Course Management System:||WebCT|
A study of concepts and theories basic to content and curriculum development and evaluation in teaching in an academic or client-centered setting.
Upon completion of NUR 617, the student will be able to:
- synthesize and apply appropriate theories and concepts to the process of instruction and curriculum development in nursing;
- appraise the effects of a changing health care system, issues, policies, philosophies and selected internal and external forces on curriculum and content development in academic and client-centered settings;
- describe implications for nursing education content (for academia and clients) to curriculum as it relates to expanding roles of the professional nurse in a changing health care system;
- use research findings, identified societal needs and resource-based data to substantiate recommendations for content and curriculum development and selected instructional methods;
- collaborate in dynamic group processes for successful negotiation, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, content and instructional modalities;
- relate teaching/learning theories, research findings, current knowledge, trends and issues to nursing education, planning and practice;
- contrast the attributes of teachers and students/clients in relating to the content and the environment as a basis for the management of instruction;
- correlate instructional domains with objectives, methodologies and evaluation;
- trace the historical development of nursing education; and
- evaluate curriculum plans and related activities according to established criteria and formative and summative methods.
Outline of Content
- Theories: Learning/Education/Nursing
- History of Nursing Education/Staff Development
- Differences in Diploma, Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Nursing Education Programs
- Accreditation: Purpose/Value/Challenges
- Value and Impact of Research on Nursing Education
- Curriculum Development: Definition/Processes
- Evaluation: Classroom/Clinical
- Impact of Societal and Health Care Changes on Nursing Education
- Purpose and Role of Staff Development
- Ethical/Legal Considerations in Nursing Education
- Technology in Nursing Education
Activities include the preparation of papers and selected projects related to the topics covered in the courses; for example, the value of accreditation or the impact of societal changes on nursing education. Students will develop a curriculum for a baccalaureate or an associate’s degree nursing program that reflects the institution’s philosophy and mission statement and includes a daily lesson plan within one of the courses; for example, the value of accreditation or the impact of societal changes on nursing education.
The course is conducted in a totally online format, including student presentations and class discussions. Student will use textbooks, online resources and library references in the development of assignments.
Billings, Diane & Halstead, Judith A. (2005). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders
Bastable, S.B. (1997). Nurse as educator. Boston: Jones and Bartlett
- Access to the Internet, Microsoft Word, Acrobat Reader, Antivirus Software (updated weekly), Microsoft Front Page (HTML editor) and PowerPoint.
- Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for WebCT. Browser settings can be determined and downloaded from the WebCT site.
- Completion of the online WebCT tutorial to facilitate orientation and use of the course components.