NURS-608: Innovative Curriculum Design in Nursing Education

3 credit hours

History and concepts of curriculum design are studied. Past and present curriculum designs in nursing education are reviewed with emphasis that present day curriculum reflects current trends and issues in health care education, and that it meets the needs of community and society. The use of mission and philosophy statements as bases for the curriculum design process is explored. Students learn to develop specific aspects of the curriculum and begin to examine the evaluation process and its impact on program, curriculum, and course development, implementation, and revision.