Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing, Second Edition / Edition 2

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The second edition of the current leading nursing text in curriculum development and evaluation continues to serve nurse educators in academic settings as well as in the practice arena. It is a practical guide for developing, revising, and evaluating nursing curricula and educational programs, complete with case studies and details on conducting a needs assessment to determine the extent of revision necessary within current curricula.

This text focuses on evidence-based practice, safety and quality assurance concepts, and the role of creative and critical-thinking aspects. It highlights NLN and AACN core competencies in developing and evaluating curricula in all levels of nursing programs. Additionally, it includes a comprehensive list of critical evaluation and accreditation tips, directions on how to prepare for an accreditation visit, and two proposed curricula for nurse educators to consider adapting into educational materials.

Key features:

  • Discusses the continuing growth of technology and its application in nursing programs

    Examines health care reform legislation that is expected to change the way care is delivered

    Contains updates on the continuing career-ladder and entry-level issues related to nursing

    Provides details on pedagogical methods, objectives, discussion points, learning activities, and references

    Includes a glossary of commonly used terms in curriculum development and evaluation

This revised edition further examines several major objectives of the text, including major milestones for the past 100 years in the American nursing education system, program review and accreditation processes, and evaluating current trends in nursing education and their role in curriculum development.


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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer:Mary Allen Carey, PhD(University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description:This book is intended for students in graduate programs preparing for the role of faculty, new teachers in nursing who do not have formal education in curriculum building, preceptors, and mentors for students and nurse educators in practice settings.
Purpose:The purpose is to introduce the basic concepts of curriculum building to educators and students in academic and practice settings. The objectives of the book are worthy and the authors have met them.
Audience:The authors are credible authorities.
Features:The book is divided into seven sections, encompassing 15 chapters by 12 contributors. The sections cover history of curriculum building, pertinent theories, how to conduct a needs assessment, curriculum development, curriculum and program evaluation, curriculum development and evaluation in practice settings, and current issues and trends. The concepts of internal and external frame factors for the environment of curriculum development are of particular interest.
Assessment:The quality of the book is good. The sections on the application of educational evaluation models, planning for accreditation, and distance learning have the potential to be very useful to this audience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826107220
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 366,612
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah B. Keating, MPH, EdD, RN, C-PNP, FAAN is the Orvis Endowed Professor at the Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada at Reno, where she teaches Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing, Instructional Design and Evaluation and the Nurse Educator Practicum. She is the recipient of many awards and recognitions, and has published in a variety of journals.

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Section I Introduction to the History of Curriculum Development and Curriculum Approval Processes Sarah B. Keating 1

1 Best-Laid Plans: A Century of Nursing Curricula Marilyn E. Flood 5

2 Curriculum Development and Approval Processes in Changing Educational Environments Patsy L. Ruchala 33

Section II Learning Theories, Education Taxonomies, and Critical Thinking Sarah B. Keating 47

3 Learning Theories Applied to Curriculum Development Coleen Saylor 49

4 Taxonomies and Critical Thinking in Curriculum Design Lori Candela 71

Section III Needs Assessment in Curriculum Development Sarah B. Keating 87

5 External Frame Factors Sarah B. Keating 91

6 Internal Frame Factors Sarah B. Keating 123

Section IV Curriculum Development Applied to Nursing Education and the Practice Setting Sarah B. Keating 145

7 The Components of the Curriculum Sarah B. Keating 149

8 Curriculum Planning for Associate Degree Nursing Programs Karen E. Fontaine 195

9 Curriculum Planning for Baccalaureate Nursing Programs Peggy Wros Pamela Wheeler Melissa Jones 209

10 Curriculum Planning for Master's Nursing Programs Sarah B. Keating 241

11 The Doctor of Nursing Practice Sarah B. Keating 253

12 Curriculum Planning for Doctor of Philosophy and Other Research-Focused Doctoral Nursing Programs Nancy A. Stotts 261

13 Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Staff Development Jennifer Richards 269

Section V Program Evaluation and Accreditation Sarah B. Keating 293

14 Program Evaluation Sarah B. Keating 297

15 Planning for Accreditation: Evaluating the Curriculum Abby Heydman Arlene Sargent 311

Section VI Issues and Trends in Curriculum Development and Evaluation Sarah B. Keating 333

16 Effects of Informatics and Technology on Curriculum Development and Evaluation Sarah B. Keating 335

17 Issues and Challenges for Nurse Educators Sarah B. Keating 353

Appendix: Glossary 379

Index 387

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