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Ch 16: Curriculum Development in Nursing Programs

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Use this chapter to better understand curriculum development in nursing programs. Review lessons that explore knowledge areas of curriculum development, the role of CNEs in curriculum evaluation, assessment plans in nursing education and more.

Curriculum Development in Nursing Programs - Chapter Summary

This chapter tackles the steps educators can take while in the process of developing curricula for nursing programs. Lessons provide an in-depth look at trends in nursing education and tips Certified Nurse Educators (CNEs) can use when developing curricula. By the end of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Discuss the curriculum development process and its models
  • Identify and describe strategies for nursing curriculum development
  • List curriculum development knowledge areas, and describe the role of CNEs in curriculum development
  • Explain how to develop measurable learning objectives
  • Describe teaching resources and curriculum materials in instructional design
  • Examine assessment plans and current trends in nursing education
  • Detail the importance of and role of CNEs in curriculum review and revision
  • Provide ways CNEs can collaborate with educational partners

If you're concerned that you won't be able to fit a review of this chapter's lessons into your busy schedule, don't fret! Lessons are accessible anytime, day or night, and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device. Explore them at your own pace to feel confident in your understanding of nursing program curriculum development. Gain further confirmation by taking multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 16: Curriculum Development in Nursing Programs
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Curriculum Development: Process and Models

1. Curriculum Development: Process and Models

In this lesson, learn about curriculum development and explore different types of curricula. Also, learn some important terms as well as discover researchers that have contributed a lot to this field.

Nursing Curriculum Development

2. Nursing Curriculum Development

This lesson looks at the strategies for nursing curriculum development and how changes in healthcare impact what nursing students learn. We also examine what are the expected outcomes and what is included in the curriculum.

Knowledge Areas of Curriculum Development for CNEs

3. Knowledge Areas of Curriculum Development for CNEs

This lesson will provide a discussion of how to plan curricula using a systematic approach. We will cover how to write objectives, select appropriate learning activities, and how to evaluate if the students learned anything or not!

The Role of CNEs in Curriculum Development

4. The Role of CNEs in Curriculum Development

Certified nurse educators (CNE) are an essential part of building a strong and productive nursing workforce. This lesson will discuss the role of the CNE in curriculum development.

Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

5. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.

Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

6. Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

Successful teachers design rich learning opportunities for students. This lesson identifies and discusses the use of teaching resources and curriculum materials to design learning experiences.

Current Trends in Nursing Education

7. Current Trends in Nursing Education

Nursing education is seeing some pretty dramatic changes recently due to the Affordable Care Act. What are these changes, and how do they impact nursing education? Let's take a look at how nurses are trained and some new changes on the horizon.

The Importance of Curriculum Review & Revision

8. The Importance of Curriculum Review & Revision

When we develop or choose curricular programs as teachers, we are more successful if we also build in opportunities to evaluate and revise. This lesson explains why evaluation and revision are important and offers some strategies for carrying out these tasks.

The Role of CNEs in Curriculum Evaluation & Revision

9. The Role of CNEs in Curriculum Evaluation & Revision

Certified nurse educators (CNE) are an essential part of building a strong and productive nursing workforce. This lesson will discuss the role of the CNE in evaluating and revising nursing curricula.

Collaborating with Educational Partners for CNEs

10. Collaborating with Educational Partners for CNEs

This lesson will describe how nurse educators can work with clinical and community partners to enhance student learning. We will discuss the types of organizations to partner with, and how to appropriately select clinical areas for students.

Assessment Plans in Nursing Education Curriculum

11. Assessment Plans in Nursing Education Curriculum

If you are interested in nursing education, then assessment is really important to the work you do and the improvements you seek to make. This lesson discusses how you can make meaningful assessment plans in nursing education curricula.

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