Course design for nursing school courses require strict adherence to the most recent research, theory, and techniques to make future nursing students competitive. Nurse educator books need to be revamped to reflect these improvements in nurse education. The fourth edition of
Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education, Fourth Edition, provides a clear springboard for graduate students and faculty to learn how to focus course material and filter out irrelevant material and approaches. These chapters have been updated to reflect best practices in curriculum development and approval processes for an educational environment that is constantly changing, as well as strategies for applying theory, educational taxonomies, team-building, needs assessment, and the frame factor''s model. Nursing educator books so rarely thoroughly prepare educators to assist with providing excellent methods for instructing ADN, BSN, master''s and doctoral education.
Any medical or nurse school will benefit from the detailed knowledge and practice applications necessary to help faculty participate in academia''s various essential roles, including instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, the book addresses the growth of simulation, how to help new faculty transition into the academic role, and use of curriculum in both practice and academic settings. Additionally, the book describes the history and evolution of current nursing curricula and presents the theories, concepts, and tools necessary for curriculum development. Chapters include objectives, discussion points, and learning activities, and this book provides assistance with achieving CNE certification review.
New to the Fourth Edition:
- Reorganized and updated to reflect recent evidence-based curricular changes and developments
- Highlights current best practices in research, theory, and practical skills
- New chapter on curriculum planning for undergraduate programs
- New content on needs assessment and the frame factors model
- New content on planning for doctoral education in nursing
- New content on curriculum evaluation, financial support, budget management, and use of evidence
- Supports new faculty as they transition to academia
- Addresses the need for preparing more faculty educators as defined by the Institute of Medicine, the Affordable Care Act, and the APRN Consensus Model
- Describes the scope of academic curriculum models at every practice and academic level
- Threads the concept of interdisciplinary collaboration in education throughout to better reflect teamwork required in modern medicine
- Serves as a CNE certification review
"This is a practical guide for those interested in expanding their knowledge about curriculum development and evaluation. It helps them understand the components involved, including the history, evolution, and evidence. Well written and easy to follow, this book is an excellent resource with discussion points and learning activities." -- Doody''s Medical Reviews
Sarah B. Keating, MPH, EdD, RN, C-PNP, FAAN, retired as Endowed Professor, Orvis School of Nursing, University of Nevada Reno (UNR), where she taught Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing, Instructional Design and Evaluation and the Nurse Educator Practicum, and was Director of the DNP program. She has taught nursing since 1970 and received her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction in 1982. Dr. Keating was previously Director of Graduate programs at Russell Sage College (Troy, NY) and Chair of Nursing, San Francisco State University; Dean of Samuel Merritt-Saint Mary''s Intercollegiate Nursing Program (1995-2000), Adjunct Professor at Excelsior College, and Chair of the California Board of Registered Nursing Education Advisory Committee (2003-2005). She has received many awards and recognitions, has published in numerous journals, and has been the recipient of 15 funded research grants, two from HRSA. Dr. Keating led the development of numerous educational programs including nurse practitioner, advanced practice community health nursing, clinical nurse leader, case management, entry-level MSN programs, nurse educator tracks, the DNP, and MSN/MPH programs. In addition, she served as a consultant in curriculum development and evaluation for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and serves as a reviewer for Substantive Change proposals for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accrediting body. Dr. Keating published the firs through third editions of Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing.