NURSE EDUCATOR

For this week, you will complete your Part 2: Curriculum Components for submission.The components of a well-designed curriculum for a nursing or other health education program include many different elements that ultimately align to form a cohesive experience that demonstrates congruence with the parent organization and program mission, vision, and philosophy. It is critical that curriculum developers understand how each component is addressed, ensure that components flow in a logical and sequential order, that an implementation plan proceeds from outcomes and objectives, and that the curriculum is relevant to current and future nursing practice, or to the target learners’ health needs.Photo Credit: [adventtr]/[E ]/Getty ImagesAs you continue developing Part 2 of your Course Project, keep this big picture of curriculum development in mind. Having decided upon your program, mission, vision, philosophy, and overall goal, the next step is to consider a learning theory that aligns with your program setting and organizational framework. This week’s Learning Resources, as well as information from your setting and other resources that you choose, will support this process of confirming all components of your curriculum.To Prepare:Review Table 5.1 in Chapter 5 of Keating and DeBoor, and Chapter 6, “An Introduction to Curriculum Development,” in the Billings and Halstead text. Examine how learning theories are used to build organizational frameworks.Consider how organizational frameworks complement the mission, vision, and philosophy of an agency, institution, healthcare center, or other settings.Consider learning theories and organizational frameworks that apply to your setting and educational program.Refer to the “Part 2 Planning Guide: Curriculum Components [your chosen setting]” for assistance in preparing and completing the Part 2 Assignment.Assignment:Finalize your Part 2: Curriculum Components for submission.Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting.