Liberty NURS 619 Nurse Educator III: Curriculum Development Entire Course
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This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and requisite skill set needed to effectively design, develop, implement, and evaluate nursing education-focused curricula. Current trends in nursing education and accreditation are discussed; philosophies, conceptual frameworks, and the development of learning goals and objectives are examined and applied. Practicum hours continue. For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
This course will provide the student with knowledge and skill that will enable him/her to effectively teach nursing content and to provide the student with modes of evaluation to determine student academic and clinical practice success.
Observable Learning Result:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop nursing curricula that reflect diverse student learning needs, innovative teaching strategies, learning outcome assessment, and evaluation that supports a positive learning environment.
- Identify the role of educational standards and accreditation in curriculum development and core competencies of nurse educators.
- Construct a learning environment based on educational theory and evidence-based practice which promotes individual learner needs.
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities in creating a learning environment that supports individual goals and diverse student needs.
- Incorporate the Christian worldview and biblical principles into curriculum design and the role of the nurse educator.
Course Assignment Details:
All Discussions Sessions (2)
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the prompts provided. Each thread must be at least 500 words, incorporate biblical principles, and be supported by at least 2 peer-reviewed references in the current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words, incorporate biblical principles, and include at least 1 peer-reviewed reference in the current APA format.
Reflection Paper Assignments (2)
The student will write 2 papers on a topic posed by the instructor as it relates to the role of the nurse educator. A personal reflection from the student will be included. Each paper must be at least 5 pages (exclusive of the title and reference page), include 4–6 peer-reviewed references published within the last 5 years, and must follow current APA format and use appropriate APA level headings.
Reflection Paper: Licensure Exam Assignment
Reflection Paper: Learning Methods Assignment
Curriculum Plan Assignments (4)
- The student will prepare the foundations of a Curriculum Plan for a course in an undergraduate, pre-licensure nursing program.
- The Curriculum Plan will be broken down into 4 parts. Each part will build on the other so that when Part IV is submitted, it will be a complete document.
- The Curriculum Plan must be 7–10 pages, include 7–10 peer-reviewed references published within the last 5 years, and be in the current APA format.
Curriculum Plan: Mission and Philosophy
The student will develop a mission statement, vision statement, and philosophy for his/her identified school of nursing.
Curriculum Plan: Program Learning Outcomes
The student will develop 5, end-of-program, Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and 5 competency statements for his/her identified school of nursing.
Curriculum Plan: Curriculum Design
The student will create the curriculum design for his/her identified school of nursing.
Curriculum Plan: Syllabus
The student will select 1 course from his/her identified school of nursing and develop a 1-course syllabus.
Integrative Literature Review: Final Steps Assignment
The final part of the Integrative Literature Review research project will be completed in this course. This is a research project that provides the opportunity for delving into the professional literature in a particular area of interest. The project serves as a basis for an evidence-based initiative and may be developed as a manuscript suitable for publication.
Integrative Literature Review: Digital Poster Assignment
Using the provided Liberty University Poster Template, the student will develop a digital poster of his/her Integrative Literature review process and findings. The digital poster will be suitable in content and quality to be published in a scholarly digital poster presentation venue to be printed and disseminated in a professional setting (workplace or conference). Dissemination is not required, but the final poster must be of scholarly value so that dissemination is acceptable.
Professional Portfolio: Service and Artifacts Assignment
As part of the requirements for all final practicum courses, the senior graduate student is required to complete portfolios that highlight components of his/her coursework, special projects, and practicum experiences. The third and final portfolio part will be submitted in this course.
Practicum/Clinical Log Assignments (2)
The Practicum/Clinical Log is the documentation of the 200-hour practicum experience of which 50 hours will be completed in this course. The documentation is to be completed in Typhon. Instructions for setting up Typhon are found in the MSN Student Handbook located in the School of Nursing Program Center. The log must be comprehensive in detail related to the experiences in the field and reflective of the National League for Nursing (NLN) competencies. The discussion must be in-depth and analytical. It must also include examples of how the student has applied the NLN competencies and readings from the textbooks and professional literature in the practicum setting. Any citations must be provided in the current APA format. Upon final approval of the practicum goals and objectives, the student will work on practicum hours weekly. Log submissions will be entered in Typhon and in Canvas.
Note: In addition to accruing the required number of practicum hours, there must be a passing grade for the practicum experience which includes the following: progression with the student’s established goals and objectives, in-depth documentation of the practicum experiences as evidenced in the clinical log, and satisfactory preceptor evaluations. Failure to pass the practicum requirements will result in failure of the course; see the MSN Student Handbook located in the School of Nursing Program Center for practicum expectations related to performance and professionalism. (MLO A, B, C)
- Practicum/Clinical Log – Initial Assignment
- Practicum/Clinical Log – Final Assignment
Entire Evaluations (3)
- The preceptor will complete an evaluation of the student at the end of the practicum experience.
- The evaluation will be sent electronically over a secured server through Typhon to the preceptor.
- The instructor will retain the preceptor evaluation and may review it with the student upon request.
- Refer to the MSN Student Handbook located in the School of Nursing Program Center for important detailed information.
- The student will complete a Self-Evaluation, and an Evaluation of the Site and Preceptor, and the preceptor will complete an evaluation of the student.
- All evaluations must be completed and submitted as directed.
- Failure to submit any of the end-of-course evaluations will result in a final course grade of “incomplete.”
- The student will be unable to progress to the next practicum course until the grade of “incomplete” is resolved.
The student will complete a self-evaluation of his/her practicum experiences using the provided form. The student will upload a screenshot of the completed Self-Evaluation to the Quiz: Self-Evaluation.
The site and Preceptor Evaluation:
The student will complete an evaluation of the site and preceptor for his/her practicum experience using the form provided. This document must be shared with the preceptor. The student will upload a screenshot of the completed Site and Preceptor Evaluation to the Quiz: Site and Preceptor Evaluation.
The preceptor will complete an evaluation of the student at the end of the practicum experience. The instructor will electronically send the evaluation to the preceptor via a secured server through Typhon.