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									                                     Course Outline
                 NURS 5308: Curriculum Development in Nursing Education

Week 1: Monday, 8/15/2011 - Monday, 8/22/201

Unit 1: Introduction to Curriculum Development in Nursing Education: The Context-Relevant
Curriculum

Objectives
Review definitions and conceptualizations of curriculum.
Ponder the meaning of a context-relevant curriculum.
Overview the curriculum development process in nursing education.
Consider supports for successful curriculum development.
Appreciate the interpersonal aspects of the curriculum development process.
Appreciate the process of team development
Overview the development stages of teams: forming, storming, and norming, performing and
adjourning.
Incorporate team development strategies utilized in your curriculum project.

Unit 2: Supports for Curriculum Development

Objectives
Consider factors and influences that precipitate curriculum development or revision.
Reflect on the extent of curriculum development necessary.
Propose strategies to gain faculty support for curriculum development.
Assess faculty readiness for curriculum development or revision
Justify the decision to proceed with or suspend the curriculum development process.
Review conceptions of leadership and leaders.
Overview factors important in leading curriculum development.
Address the formal curriculum leader’s roles and responsibilities.
Assess faculty readiness for curriculum development or revision
Contemplate faculty development activities related to leading curriculum development.

Reading Assignments

Iwasiw, Goldenberg & Andrusyszn (2009).
Chapter 1: Introduction to Context-Relevant Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (pp.
3-12)
Chapter 2: Faculty Support for Curriculum Development (pp. 15-31)
Chapter 3: Leading Curriculum Development (pp. 33-42)

Readings available under “Additional Weekly Readings” in BLACKBOARD

“Team Development Strategies”
“Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning”

Individual Discussion Forum

Posting 1: Introductions
Posting 2: Reflection on Chapter 1 – Introduction to Context-Relevant Curriculum Development
Posting 3: Reflection on Chapter 2 – Gaining Faculty Support


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Posting 4: Reflection on Chapter 3 - Leading Curriculum Development
Faculty posting: Assignment of Teams for Curriculum Projects

Team Discussion Forum

Get to Know Your Team Members
Strategies for developing Curriculum Project 1

Recap

DEADLINE FOR INDIV. DISCUSSION FORUMS: Monday, 8/22/2011, 9:00 a.m.
TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS ARE ONGOING!
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Week 2: Monday, 8/22/2011 - Monday, 8/29/2011

Unit 2: Supports for Curriculum Development

Objectives
Overview factors important in organizing curriculum development.
Identify stakeholders who should be involved in curriculum development.
Consider activities to organize curriculum development.
Contemplate faculty development activities related to organizing curriculum
development.
Appreciate the necessity of faculty development as part of curriculum development
Relate change and empowerment theories to faculty development
Reflect on strategies to support faculty during change
Ponder ideas for responding to resistance to curriculum and faculty development
Identify personal teaching/learning philosophy which can impact faculty development
Select a name for the new college of nursing
Identify goals of curriculum program

Reading Assignments

Iwasiw, Goldenberg & Andrusyszn (2009).

Chapter 4: Organizing Curriculum Development (pp. 47-69).
Chapter 5: Faculty Development for Curriculum Development and Change (pp. 71-99)

Readings available under “Additional Weekly Readings” in BLACKBOARD

“NLN Core Competencies of Nurse Educators with Task Statements”

Recommended Readings:

ANA’s Foundation of Nursing Package:

1) American Nurses Association (2008). Guide to the code of ethics for nurses: Interpretation
and application. The Publishing Program of ANA, Washington, D. C.

2) American Nurses Association (2010). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.).


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The Publishing Program of ANA, Washington, D. C.

3) American Nurses Association (2010). Nursing’s social policy statement: The essence of the
profession. The Publishing Program of ANA, Washington, D. C.

Individual Graded Assignment: Personal Teaching/Learning Philosophy

DUE AT THE END OF Week 4, Monday, 9/12/2011, 9:00 a.m.

*Individual Discussion Forum

Posting 1 – Chapter 4 reflection
Posting 2 - Chapter 5 reflection

Team Discussion Forum

Strategies for developing Curriculum Project 1

Recap

DEADLINE FOR INDIV. DISCUSSION FORUMS: 9:00 a.m., Monday, 8/29/2011

TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS ARE ONGOING!

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Week 3: Monday, 8/29/2011 - Monday, 9/5/2011

Unit 3: Development of a Context-Relevant Curriculum

Objectives
Appreciate how examination of the environment is foundational to the creation of a context-
relevant curriculum
Identify internal and external contextual factors that influence curriculum directions
Determine essential data to gather about the contextual factors
Explore data-gathering methods and data sources relevant to curriculum development
Consider faculty development activities related to data-gathering about contextual factors

Reading Assignments

Iwasiw, Goldenberg & Andrusyszn (2009).

Chapter 6: Data-Gathering for a Context-Relevant Curriculum (pp. 99-131)

Individual Discussion Forum

Post 1: Reflection Chapter 6: Internal Factors
Post 2: Reflection Chapter 6: External Factors

Graded Individual Assignment:



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Personal Teaching and Learning Philosophy Reflective Assignment, weighted as 5% of your
total grade, due Monday, 9/12/2011, 9:00 a.m.

Continue readings/ writing of personal teaching/learning philosophy,

DUE DATE: Monday, 9/12/2011, 9:00 a.m.

Team Discussion Forum

Strategies for developing Curriculum Project 1

Recap

DEADLINE FOR INDIV. DISCUSSION FORUMS: Monday, 9/5/2011, 9:00 a.m.
TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS ARE ONGOING!

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Week 4: Monday, 9/5/2011 - Monday, 9/12/2011

Unit 3: Development of a Context-Relevant Curriculum cont’d.

Objectives
Appreciate the multiple cognitive processes inherent in analysis and synthesis of contextual
data
Understand how the core curriculum concepts and key professional abilities of graduates are
derived from the internal and external contextual data
Comprehend the nature, formulation, and purposes of the curriculum nucleus
Consider faculty development activities related to analysis, interpretation, and synthesis of
contextual data, and development of the curriculum nucleus
Examine an account of a hypothetical school’s development of its curriculum nucleus.
Understand definitions and purposes of philosophical approaches and curriculum outcomes in
curriculum development
Recognize the value of philosophical approaches and curriculum outcome statements for the
nursing curriculum
Consider processes for developing philosophical approaches and formulating curriculum
outcome statements.
Reflect on faculty development activities related to developing philosophical approaches and
formulating curriculum outcomes

Reading Assignments

Iwasiw, Goldenberg & Andrusyszn (2009).

Chapter 7: From Contextual Data to Curriculum Nucleus (pp. 135-150)
Synthesis Activities, Poplar University School of Nursing, p. 150-168
Chapter 8: Developing Philosophical Approaches and Formulating Curriculum Outcomes (pp.
171-191).

Readings available under “Additional Weekly Readings” in BLACKBOARD



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The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

Learning Activities

Individual Discussion Forum

Post 1: The Curriculum Nucleus

Team Discussion Forum

Strategies for developing Curriculum Project 1

Recap

DEADLINE FOR INDIV. DISCUSSION FORUMS: Monday, 9/12/2011, 9:00 a.m.
DEADLINE FOR TEACHING/PHILOSOPHY PAPER: Monday, 9/12/2011, 9:00 a.m.
TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS ONGOING!

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Week 5: Monday, 9/12/2011 - Monday, 9/19/2011

Unit 3: Development of a Context-Relevant Curriculum cont’d.

Objective

Work on Curriculum Project 1

Team Discussion Forum

DEADLINE FOR CURRICULUM PROJECT I: Monday, 9/19/2011, 9:00 a.m.

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Week 6: Monday, 9/19/2011 - Monday, 9/26/2011

Unit 3: Development of a Context-Relevant Curriculum cont’d.

Objectives
Understand the process of curriculum design
Identify factors important in curriculum design decisions
Appreciate variations in curriculum design
Consider human and financial implications of curriculum design
Reflect on faculty development activities pertinent to curriculum design
Identify course components
Consider parameters influencing course design
Understand the process of course design
Reflect on faculty development to facilitate course design

Reading Assignments



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Iwasiw, Goldenberg & Andrusyszn (2009).

Chapter 9: Curriculum Design (pp. 195-228)
Chapter 10: Course Design (pp. 231-258)

Readings available under “Additional Weekly Readings” in BLACKBOARD

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

Learning Activities

Individual Discussion Forum

Posting 1: Elements of curriculum design

Team Discussion Forum

Strategies for developing Curriculum Project II

Recap

DEADLINE FOR INDIV. DISCUSSION FORUMS: Monday, 9/26/2011, 9:00 a.m.
TEAM DISCUSSION FORUM ONGOING!


Week 7: Monday, 9/26/2011 - Monday, 10/3/2011

Objective

Work on Curriculum Project II

Team Discussion Forum

CURRICULUM PROJECT II DUE MONDAY, 10/3/2011, 9:00 a.m.
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Week 8: Monday, 10/3/2011 - Monday, 10/10/2011

Unit 4: Curriculum Implementation and Evaluation

Objectives
Appreciate the planning necessary to implement a redesigned curriculum.
Consider means to inform others, publicize, and market the curriculum.
Review contractual and logistical arrangements essential in curriculum implementation.
Recognize the value of ongoing faculty development for successful curriculum
implementation.
Appreciate evaluation planning as a component of curriculum development.
Understand the purposes of internal and external curriculum evaluation.
Consider evaluation of individual curriculum components.
Recognize the value of faculty development for curriculum evaluation.



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Reading Assignments

Iwasiw, Goldenberg & Andrusyszn (2009).
Chapter 11: Planning Curriculum Implementation (pp. 261-276)
Chapter 12: Planning Curriculum Evaluation (pp. 279-306)

Individual Discussion Forum

Posting 1: Curriculum Implementation
Posting 2: Curriculum Evaluation

Team Discussion Forum

Strategies for developing Curriculum Project III

Recap

DEADLINE FOR INDIV. DISCUSSION FORUMS: Monday, 9/26/2011, 9:00 a.m.
TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS ONGOING!
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Week 9: Monday, 10/10/2011 - Monday, 10/17/2011

Unit 5: Flexible Delivery of Nursing Education Curricula

Unit 6: Future Perspectives

Objectives
Understand the influence of flexible delivery methods on curriculum and course design,
implementation, and evaluation
Appreciate how flexible delivery methods offer new possibilities for nursing education
Consider how the choice of flexible delivery methods influences course implementation and
evaluation
Reflect on faculty development activities pertinent to flexible delivery

Reading Assignments

Chapter 13: Flexible Delivery of Nursing Education Curricula (pp. 209-329)
Chapter 14: The Future of Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (pp. 333-341).

Individual Discussion Forum

Posting 1: Flexible delivery in curriculum development
Posting 2: External/Internal Influences in Curriculum Development

Team Discussion Forum

Considerations for Curriculum Project III

Recap



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DEADLINE FOR INDIV. DISCUSSION FORUMS: Monday, 9/26/2011, 9:00 a.m.
TEAM DISCUSSION FORUMS ONGOING!

Week 10: Monday, 10/17/2011 - Monday, 10/24/2011

Objective

Work on Curriculum Project III

Team Discussion Forum

SUBMISSION OF FINAL CURRICULUM PROJECT TO DISCUSSION FORUM NO LATER
THAN WEDNESDAY, 10/26/2011, 9:00 a.m.


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Week 11: Monday, 10/24/2011 - Saturday, 10/29/2011

Objective

Presentation of Final Curriculum Project

Individual Team Member Evaluations

INVIDIVUAL TEAM MEMBER EVALUATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN SATURDAY,
10/29/2011, 10:00 P.M.

Individual Discussion Forum

Team Member Evaluations




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