4 – Participate in Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program
Nurse educators are responsible for formulating program outcomes and designing curriculathat reflect contemporary health care
trends and prepare graduates to function effectively inthe health care environment. To participate effectively in curriculum design and evaluationof program outcomes,
the nurse educator:Ensures that the curriculum reflects institutional philosophy and
and health care trends, and community and societal needs so as to preparegraduates for practice in a complex, dynamic, multicultural
health care environment.
Under the direction of the Curriculum
Chair of the school of nursing who developed a curricular blueprint, I serve on the faculty curriculum committee which
recognizes and ensures the institutional philosophy and mission, current nursing and health care trends, and community and
societal needs are reflected throughout the course objectives and ultimately the program objectives.
Additionally , I serve
as the nursing college representative to the University Curriculum Committee where institutional philosophy is reinforced
and members from this committee teach the faculty in their colleges relative to the philosophical threads which must be reflected
in that schools’ local curriculum.
- Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum
development including identifying program outcomes, developing competency statements, writing learning objectives, and selecting appropriate learning activities and
Under the direction of the curriculum committee, I have developed
many courses where program outcomes, competency statements, learning objectives along with learning activities and evaluation
strategies are written. I serve on the University Curriculum committee which oversees the development of
new courses and programs, modifies existing courses and programs while approving course outlines and new program applications.
Below some excerpts from a class I developed
on Advanced Health Care and Politics:
plans include class objectives driven by course objectives which are driven by program objectives. All
courses must have “buzz” words threaded thru which articulate the overall framework.