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Designing a New Nursing Curriculum the Process and the Pitfalls. October 9, 2006. It all starts with your …. Philosophy Identify major concepts that will be threaded throughout courses Examples Evidence-based practice Informatics/Communication Interdisciplinary teams Quality improvement

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it all starts with your
It all starts with your …
  • Philosophy
    • Identify major concepts that will be threaded throughout courses
    • Examples
      • Evidence-based practice
      • Informatics/Communication
      • Interdisciplinary teams
      • Quality improvement
      • Patient-centered care
the second step is
The Second Step is…
  • Organizing framework
    • Examples
      • NLN Competencies – Provider of care, manager of care, member of the discipline
      • NCSBN Core Competencies – Professional behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Caring Interventions, Teaching and Learning, Collaboration, Managing Care
      • NCLEX Test Plan – Safe, Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, Physiological Integrity.
      • Functional Health Patterns
      • Systems
the next step is
The next step is …
  • Educational Outcomes or Terminal Objectives
    • This is what you want your graduate to look like or be able to do when they graduate
    • They will be broad statements that relate back to the major concepts identified in the philosophy
next come
Next Come
  • Level objectives or course objectives
    • Determine the number of levels for your program
    • These must demonstrate progression.
    • They also provide the framework for the clinical evaluation tool.
    • The objectives for the final course are the same as the educational outcomes or terminal objectives
after objectives
After objectives…
  • Determine the content for each course
    • The major concepts identified in philosophy are deepened throughout the program
    • The organizing framework provides the structure for the content
    • It is impossible to “cover” everything – the challenge is to identify the concepts that are critical
design learning activities and methods of assessment
Design Learning Activities and Methods of Assessment
  • Facilitate active student investigation, discovery, and learning of essential material
  • Faculty do not need to feel responsible for “covering all of the material”
  • All assessments should reflect the depth and breath of content described in course objectives.
why do we need a curriculum revision
Why do we need a curriculum revision?
  • “Integrated” and “Non-integrated curriculum restricted transferability
  • Ensure seamless articulation among NCCCS institutions
  • Keep current with national trends and reflect contemporary nursing practice
factors trends influencing nursing education
Factors/trends Influencing Nursing Education
  • Regulatory changes set by NC BON
  • Recommendations cited in 2004 report of the NC IOM Task Force on Nursing Workforce including the need to meet NLNAC accreditation standards
  • Elimination of summer funding
begin with the end in mind
Begin with the end in mind
  • Used NLN competencies as organizing framework
  • Three level objectives were developed for each competency
    • Professional Behaviors
    • Communication
    • Assessment
    • Clinical Decision Making
    • Caring Interventions
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Collaboration
    • Managing Care
course development
Course Development
  • 12 courses
  • Separate courses for pharmacology, assessment and leadership
  • Geriatrics is integrated
  • Professional Nursing Concepts and Assessment must be offered in the first semester and Nursing Care of Multi-system failure must be in the last, otherwise, courses may be offered in any sequence
  • Can be offered in shorter blocks or over the entire semester
issues
Issues
  • Why argue with present success?
  • How will there be time for more content?
  • What will we give up?
  • What if we don’t teach the “right things”?
  • What if NCLEX rates go down?
  • What if skill levels decline?
  • What if we cannot teach the new content effectively?
  • How will this impact my teaching load?
curriculum change requires
Curriculum change requires…
  • Courage – the willingness to take risks in order to achieve a goal
  • Trust in each other and the process
  • Strong commitment by faculty leaders
  • Communication and collaboration with each other and key stakeholders
  • Ability to balance the need for change with the instinct to protect what has been
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