nse721 | Graduate

Theories Of Nursing Education

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Course Description This course examines historical and current theories as a basis for the nursing education curriculum. With a foundation based in major theorists and tenets of the theories, learners analyze select curricula for evidence of the various theories, investigate Implications of the theories applied to nursing education, and interpret the interaction of the theories with current and evolving public policy.

Course Competencies


  • Explicate the metaparadigm of nursing as related to the framework of ethical and scientific inquiry for current and future nursing practice.
  • Analyze select theories and conceptual models for use in professional nursing practice.
  • Relate concepts of theory, science, research, and practice in nursing to current and evolving interactions with public policy.
  • Evaluate learning theories and characteristics of the learner relevant to professional nursing education and practice.
  • Apply theories or conceptual models of nursing to curriculum in nursing education.


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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