Curriculum Development In Nursing Education / Edition 2

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Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Second Edition continues its dedication to the advancement of nursing education, and in particular, to the ongoing development of relevant yet dynamic nursing education curricula. This Second Edition offers current, accessible, and comprehensive tips and tools and incorporates a balance of theoretical perspectives and practical applications.

The Second Edition has been completely revised and updated and includes an expanded focus on developing a context-relevant curriculum. A major determinant in any nursing education curriculum is the context in which the curriculum is developed and offered. This context is the professional, societal, health care, and educational situations to which the curriculum must respond, and is what makes each school’s curriculum unique. Curriculum Development in Nursing Education helps nurse educators create a program of study that will meet the contextual needs of their individual setting.

What’s New:

Expanded focus on developing a context-relevant curriculum New sections on educational technologies, distributed learning, and curriculum evaluation.
New chapters on preparing for external program review, building a curriculum, and evaluation of a curriculum.

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Reviewer: Kathleen A Poindexter, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE (Michigan State University College of Nursing)
Description: The authors present an organized and practical approach to developing an evidence-informed, context-relevant, unified nursing education curriculum. They also provide information to facilitate curricular work ranging from enhancing lesson plans to creating a new nursing education curriculum. The book focuses on presenting theory and emphasizes a concept-based curricular approach. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information on the processes used to develop a curriculum for nursing education. The underlying premise is that developing nursing curricula is an ongoing process that is responsive to current and anticipated changes in society, healthcare trends, and advances in professional practice. The authors meet their objectives by offering a practical approach to curricular work.
Audience: The intended audience is individuals involved in designing and developing prelicensure nursing education programs, including nursing education faculty, graduate teaching assistants, instructional designers, and those preparing to be nursing faculty. The authors are expert nurse educators and curriculum developers.
Features: The book is divided into six parts. Part 1, an introduction to curriculum development, provides relevant definitions used throughout the book. The Model of Evidence-Informed, Context-Relevant, Unified Curriculum is presented and serves as an organizer for the remainder of the book. Part two introduces the three core processes of curriculum work: faculty development, ongoing appraisal, and scholarship. Part three addresses the preparation necessary for curriculum work, including needs assessment, faculty/stakeholder support, and leadership. Part four details pertinent information on collecting and analyzing contextual factors and philosophical approaches to curriculum design and discusses creating concept-based courses. Part five introduces the concepts of readiness and fidelity in relation to curricular implementation. Curricular versus program evaluation is also discussed. The final section of the book presents curricular considerations associated with distance delivery for nursing education. Each chapter includes a summary, synthesis activities that include a case study, and questions to guide readers contemplating integration into an academic setting.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive resource for individuals involved in nursing education curriculum development or review as well as faculty who are simply interested in redesigning a lesson plan. This expanded third edition adds several new and relevant topics such as interprofessional education, concept-based learning, scholarship, and an expanded section on distance delivery. Numerous updated resources, ideas, and references have been added to improve clarity and the understanding of the curriculum development process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763755959
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 11/20/2008
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to Curriculum Development in Nursing Education: The Context-Relevant Curriculum

Ch. 1 Introduction to Context-Relevant Curriculum Development in Nursing Education

Pt. II Supports for Curriculum Development

Ch. 2 Faculty Support for Curriculum Development

Ch. 3 Leading Curriculum Development

Ch. 4 Organizing Curriculum Development

Ch. 5 Faculty Development for Curriculum Development and Change

Pt. III Development of a Context-Relevant Curriculum

Ch. 6 Data-Gathering for a Context-Relevant Curriculum

Ch. 7 From Contextual Data to Curriculum Nucleus

Ch. 8 Developing Philosophical Approaches and Formulating Curriculum Outcomes

Ch. 9 Curriculum Design

Ch. 10 Course Design

Pt. IV Curriculum Implementation and Evaluation

Ch. 11 Planning Curriculum Implementation

Ch. 12 Planning Curriculum Evaluation

Pt. V Flexible Delivery of Nursing Education Curricula

Ch. 13 Flexible Delivery of Nursing Education Curricula

Pt. VI Future Perspectives

Ch. 14 The Future of Curriculum Development in Nursing Education


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  • Posted March 31, 2009

    Great textbook

    Helpful in curriculum building courses.

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