NUR647E Full Course (June 2019)

NUR647E Nursing Education Seminar 1

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 Review the competencies for the nurse educator role of your choice in the Nurse Educator Competencies textbook. Select one competency and share it with your classmates. Be sure to address why you selected the one you did. Discuss how you have already met it or how you plan to meet it as you embark on your journey as a nurse educator. Support your response with literature.

DQ2 How do you see health care reform affecting the role of the nurse educator? Use the literature to support your response. Be specific to your selected area of interest.

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Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 Find an article on a societal factor that is affecting nursing/patient education curriculum. Summarize your article for your classmates in one or two paragraphs. Discuss why you chose the article and what can be learned from this trend – how would you use it to improve the quality of nursing/patient education? This article and those posted by your classmates may become the foundation of your paper due in Topic 2. Be sure to include the entire citation in APA format. The article you select cannot be from any of the course materials or supplemental readings. Please note: It is a violation of copyright law to post the entire text of the article to an online discussion board. So be sure to post only the citation information so that the article can be located if someone is interested in reading more. The article should come from a graduate-level journal, like an advanced practice journal or nursing education journal – not an entry-level journal like AJN, RN, Nursing, etc.

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Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 Identify one group of stakeholders in curriculum development . How could you include your identified group of stakeholders in curriculum development for a program in your area of interest (academic/hospital-based or patient education)? Be specific in the steps to carry out your plan to include this group. Support your response with literature.

DQ2 Who would you include in the community of interest when you are contemplating beginning a new nursing education program? Support your response with literature.

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Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 When you review various curricular plans, you may see a variety of terms. Some programs use the term “program outcomes” while others use the term “terminal objectives” for those actions that the student is expected to accomplish upon graduation. The same is true for individual courses. Some programs call the knowledge and skills that a student should master by the end of the course “course outcomes” while others use the term “course objectives.” All of the terms have a specified definition in literature and according to accreditation agencies. What are the similarities and differences between the terms according to the literature and to accrediting agencies? Select a program or course (other than GCU) and critique their use of these terms. Do they use them in a manner consistent with the literature and/or accreditation agencies or do they use them differently? Include your review of the program in your response to this discussion question. Support your response with literature. Your critique could be at the program level or at the course level. You do not need to do both levels.

DQ2 What would be important for you to know about the program’s philosophy, mission, and goals if you were interviewing for a position at that university? Why? Support your response with literature.

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Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 The term andragogy is often used to describe Malcom Knowles’ theory of adult learning, while the term pedagogy was traditionally used to describe curriculum developed for children. Select a course you took lately and look for the principles of andragogy or pedagogy in the course structure. Share your findings with your classmates and whether or not you thought the curriculum was effective. Support your response with literature and with examples.

DQ2 What learning theory do you see as the foundation for this course? Support your response with literature and with examples.

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Week 6 Discussion

DQ1 Complete the Learning Styles Inventory found at:

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles.shtml.

This is a free tool that you can take called the Learning Styles Inventory. Once you have obtain your results by answering the 20 questions, you will then answer the following questions: What is your personal learning style? How did your results compare to what you already knew about your personal learning style? How do you think your learning style affects your teaching style?

DQ2 How would Maslow’s hierarchy of needs affect a person’s readiness to learn? Include an example from your selected area of education (academic, staff, or patient). Support your response with literature.

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Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Find a current (less than 5 years old) research article on domains of learning. Summarize the article for your classmates in one or two paragraphs. Explain why you chose this study and how you could use this information in your selected area of education (academic, staff, or patient). Be sure to include the entire citation in APA format. The article you select cannot be from any of the course materials or supplemental readings. Be aware that it is a violation of copyright law to post the entire text of an article by someone else to an online discussion board. So be sure to post only the citation information so that the article can be located it if others are interested in reading it.

DQ2 Select a topic regarding the diversity in health care and write an objective from the affective domain for that topic.

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Week 8 Discussion

DQ1 Find a research article on teaching diverse learners. Summarize the article for your classmates in one or two paragraphs. Explain why you chose this study and how you could use this information in your selected area of education (academic, staff, or patient). Be sure to include the entire citation in APA format. The article you select cannot be from any of the course materials or supplemental readings. Be aware that it is a violation of copyright law to post the entire text of an article by someone else to an online discussion board. So be sure to post only the citation information so that the article can be located it if others are interested in reading it.

DQ2 Present two variables that you would consider when selecting a teaching strategy. Support your response with literature.

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Week 2 Assignment

Benchmark – Societal Trends in Nursing and Patient Education Paper

Select a societal trend that is affecting curriculum in nursing or patient education.

In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, describe how the selected societal trend affects nursing or patient education.

Relate the issue to appropriate professional standards and competencies.

Explore strategies to enhance the positive affect or minimize the negative affect of the selected issue.

Use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed resources less than 5 years old in addition to the course materials.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center

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Week 4 Assignment

Benchmark – Curriculum Development Issue Paper

Read “Reconceptualizing Program Outcomes” and “Leveling EBP Content for Undergraduate Nursing Students” for a better understanding of issues within curriculum development.

Select an issue within curriculum development that is of interest to you.

Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words on the issue, discussing its affect and relevance to nursing, staff or patient education.

Why is this issue a problem at your place of employment?

What are your proposed strategies to resolve these issues?

Use at least three to five scholarly, peer-reviewed resources less than 5 years old in addition to the course materials. Make sure that you do not use the two sources given in this assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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Week 6 Assignment

Benchmark – Learning Styles

As faculty members, you have been asked to design a 4-hour Leadership Strategies course that would accommodate the learning styles for a selected 10 students. The students have all completed a learning style inventory in which three of the students are determined visual learners, four are kinesthetic learners, and the rest are auditory learners. Note: The intended audience for the course can be either newly graduated nurses or experienced staff nurses as you choose.

Compose a 1,000-1,250-word paper which describes your plan to accommodate the learning styles of each student. This plan starts with defining course objectives; use the “A-B-C-D Method of Writing Objectives” resource as a guide. The objectives should incorporate Bloom’s taxonomy, be written at the appropriate level for the audience, and include at least two learning domains (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective). Make sure to include the following:

An outline of the course content and agenda that will be covered.

Descriptions of the learning activities and the rationale for the learning activities selected

Strategies to assess learning, based on the learner objectives

Use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed resources less than 5 years old in addition to the course materials.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

Refer to “Learning Styles Rubric,” prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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Week 7 Assignment

Personal Class Design Project – Part 1

Complete this assignment according to the following:

Design a class that you would like to teach someday. The class must be at least 4 hours in length and must be multiple sessions. It can be four sessions of 1 hour each, or two sessions of 2 hours each, depending on your topic and target audience.

Begin by describing the institution that is sponsoring the class (e.g., academic, hospital, or community agency). Include the philosophy of the sponsoring organization and how that will affect the course you are developing.

Explain how you determined a need for this class (needs assessment).

Write a one-paragraph description of the class.

Identify the target audience.

Identify the learning resources you will use for the class (textbooks or other resources).

Write the program outcomes for the course and the learner objectives for each class session. Indicate which domains of learning are represented by each learner objective.

There is no predetermined length criterion for this assignment. It is intended that each student will develop a class that they can use in their selected area of education. You will complete this project in your next course, NUR-649E.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

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Week 8 Assignment

Benchmark – Teaching Diverse Learners Presentation

For this assignment you will prepare a 10-12-slide PowerPoint presentation on teaching techniques for diverse learners.

Presentation Criteria:

Prepare a plan for designing and delivering instruction that addresses both the needs of the selected population as well as other diverse students.

Select a population that represents a type of diversity, which may include ethnic, learning styles, age, or cognitive ability. The selected population may be nursing students, staff members, or patients.

Explain how your selected population’s characteristic impacts their learning styles.

Provide three teaching strategies an educator could use with that particular group of learners.

Include a rationale for each strategy as to why it would be effective.

Use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed resources less than 5 years old in addition to course materials.

Presentation Requirements:

Online students are required to provide comprehensive speaker notes.

Students in traditional classes are not required to include speakers’ notes, but will present their work in class and be evaluated on professional teaching style.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite