NURS-661: Foundations of Nursing Education

3 credit hours

Provides an understanding of educational philosophies and theories. The historical foundations of nursing education, present day trends and the forces influencing nursing education are presented. The course familiarizes students with statutory regulations and accreditation standards affecting schools of nursing and health care agencies. Analysis of variety of roles and responsibilities of the nurse educator are discussed. Effective performance in the educational environment and the importance of lifelong learning, continued competence and educator credentialing is emphasized.