MSN-FP6107 Assessment 1 Curriculum Overview, Framework, and Analysis

MSN-FP6107 Assessment 1 Curriculum Overview, Framework, and Analysis

Prepare a 5–7 page evaluation and theoretical framework analysis of a nursing curriculum of personal or professional interest.

Note: Each assessment in this course builds on the work you completed in the previous assessment. Therefore, you must complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.

The nurse educator role is a dynamic, challenging, yet rewarding career choice for which many nurses have developed a passion. This course provides you with an opportunity to assess, design, implement, evaluate, and revise nursing curricula. Because health care knowledge and technology are expanding, these elements must be considered when a curriculum is built for today’s learner.

In this assessment, you will select a nursing curriculum either from an academic setting, such as a school of nursing, or a clinical setting, such as a hospital staff development program. You will evaluate the selected nursing curriculum in detail and describe the organizing design or theoretical framework on which your selected curriculum is based. You will also need to examine how this design or framework is demonstrated in the curriculum. Possible organizing designs or frameworks include simple-to-complex, stages of illness, nursing conceptual framework, concept-based, outcomes based, competency-based, interdisciplinary, and others.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Examine the development of a curriculum for a nursing program.

Identify an appropriate nursing curriculum, the intended learner population, and why it is needed.

Describe the student learning outcomes of a selected nursing program

Competency 2: Analyze factors that impact the design of a nursing curriculum.

Provide the mission statement and course descriptions for all courses in a selected curriculum.

Describe the established professional standards, guidelines, and competencies incorporated in a selected nursing program.

Competency 3: Select an appropriate organizing/curriculum framework for the design of nursing curriculum.

Explain how an organizing design and theoretical framework or model is demonstrated within a selected nursing curriculum.

Provide an overview of the history of a selected organizing design and theoretical framework or model.

Describe the major concepts of a selected organizing design and theoretical framework or model.

Competency 4: Select a curriculum evaluation process that facilitates continuous quality improvement.

Recommend a process to update health care knowledge in a selected nursing curriculum

Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations of a nursing education.

Write effectively using appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, and APA style and formatting.