nsg530 | Graduate

Theory And Principles Of Nursing Education

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This course focuses on pedagogy, educational frameworks, and learning theories. A key focus is for nurse educators to understand how students acquire knowledge. Topics include teaching strategies in diverse settings for nursing education. This course requires 20 hours of clinical practicum.

This graduate-level course is 8 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8

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    Characteristics of the Adult Learner

    • Clinical: Develop a tool and procedure to collect the data you need for your needs assessment.
    • Utilize the characteristics of the adult learner to facilitate critical thinking.
    • Distinguish between andragogy and pedagogy.
    • Evaluate the effects of internal and external factors/forces on adult learning.
    • Explore motivation as it relates to the individual adult learner.

    Ways of Learning

    • Discern what affects readiness to learn.
    • Critique learning styles.
    • Suggest use and adaptation of readiness to learn and learning styles in nursing education .
    • Clinical: Conduct your needs assessment.

    Domains and Goals of Learning

    • Appraise the different domains of learning.
    • Differentiate goals of learning.
    • Critique how domains of learning influence acquisition of knowledge and teaching methods.
    • Clinical: Compile the raw data you gathered in your needs assessment.


    • Examine motivational theories.
    • Compare and contrast theoretical models and conceptual frameworks.
    • Differentiate learning theories.
    • Evaluate how nursing theory can guide the nurse educator.
    • Clinical: Determine data points necessary for carrying out a needs assessment

    Accreditation, Regulatory Bodies, and Curriculum

    • Clinical: Summarize needs assessment data.
    • Describe the impact of various regulatory bodies on curriculum
    • Compare and contrast the various accreditation standards related to nursing education
    • Outline the importance of mapping curriculum to industry standards

    Curriculum Genesis

    • Describe requirements for nurse educator practice
    • Maintain knowledge and currency in area of expertise
    • Analyze professional development opportunities in nursing education.
    • Clinical: Identify needs or gaps in your results.

    Learner Diversity

    • Define diversity in terms of educational environments in health care and nursing.
    • Recognize the effect of diversity amongst learners and on their learning styles.
    • Clinical: Analyze your needs assessment data.

    Educational Frameworks and Philosophies

    • Compare and Contrast traditional and modern educational frameworks and philosophies.
    • Explore the use of frameworks and philosophies in developing nursing curriculum.
    • Clinical: Meet with mentor to discuss needs assessment.
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