Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 5233:  Fall 2012

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 319

Days & Times:

Description:       An introduction to nursing education, its historical evolution and development, and exploration of relevant theoretical foundations. The course includes critical analysis of selected curriculum models and their application to a variety of educational environments.

 Prerequisites:   NURS 5103: Theoretical Foundations in Nursing (May be taken concurrently); or permission of the instructor

Credits:                3 (3-0) three seminar hours per week



Course Attachments

Syllabus  SyllabusNURS 5233Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Educationsyllabus Fall 2012-20120827-151348.pdf

Calendar  Fall 2012 NURS 5233 Course Calendar-20120827-151410.pdf

Textbooks

Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing  ISBN: 978-0826 10722-0

Theory and Research for Academic Nurse Educators:   ISBN: 978-0-7637-7413-4

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Jane Leach   
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Course Objectives

 

Course Objectives: Participants in this course will have the opportunity to:

 

Objectives

AACN Essentials

NLN Core

1. Discuss theoretical foundations relevant to nursing education in a variety of settings

V.1.

I.B

2. Analyze selected educational theories within their historical context

V.1.

I.B, C

VIII. A, B

3. Evaluate strengths and limitations of major educational theories and their implications for nursing education

V.2; VI. 2 & 4

I.D

4. Integrate elements of selected educational theories, philosophies and curriculum models in beginning formulation of components of curriculum (e.g. educational philosophy, organizing framework, etc.)

II. A.3; V.2 & 3

IV.A, B, C

5. Integrate regulatory (e.g. legislative, accreditation, certification, etc.) and quality control processes in the beginning development of curriculum.

II.A.2, & 3

VIII.B.

 


Course Expectations

Evaluation

 

1. Educational Philosophy & Organization Framework (Appendix A)

25 %

2. Course Syllabus (Appendix B)

10 %

3. Unit Exercises / Quizzes TBA

30 %

4. Optional Learning Experiences (Appendices C, D or E)

20 %

5. Class Discussions ( Average of 3 randomly selected discussions) (Appendix F)

15 %

Total

100

 

  

Learning Experiences:  

 

  1. Assigned readings (see Appendix F) (see Objectives 1 & 2)
  2. Unit exercises / quizzes (see Objectives 1 & 2)
  3. Unit discussions (see Objective 3)
  4. Written Philosophy & Organizing Framework (See Appendix A) (see Objectives 4 & 5)
  5. Course Syllabus (See Appendix B) (see Objectives 4 & 5)
  6. Optional learning experiences (choose one): (Objectives 1-3)
    1. Course Journal – reflects critical analysis of reading and course learning experiences that occur during each week. (See Appendix C)
    2. Paper for Publication – write a paper suitable for publication in a nursing education journal on any aspect of the theoretical / philosophical foundations in nursing education (See Appendix D)
    3. Annotated Bibliography – develop a comprehensive annotated bibliography from the current literature (no citation more than 5 years old, unless a classic contribution) related to any aspect of the theoretical / philosophical basis of nursing education (See Appendix E)

Grading Standards

 

MSU NURSING DEPARTMENT GRADING SCALE

GRADING RANGE

LETTER GRADE

90 – 100

A

80-89

B

74-79

C*

65 – 73

D*

64 or lower

F*

* A grade of B or greater is required for successful completion of all graduate courses.

 

Note: Special considerations for students:

  1. Conditional status are not permitted to withdraw from the class if it is within the first 12 hours of graduate work
  2. Provisional status – NURS 5023 is a course that must be completed for removal of the provisional status and are a) not permitted to drop the course, b) not permitted to withdraw from the course, and c) required to complete it successfully (with a B or better) on the first attempt.
  3. RN to MSN students must earn a B or greater in order to receive graduate credit for this course.  A grade of C will result in credit awarded toward the undergraduate degree, and the student will be moved from the RN to MSN program into the RN to BSN program if continuation at MSU is desired. 

 


Submission Format Policy

 

Appendix A

Philosophy of Nursing Education & Organizing Framework

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria

Possible Points

Student Points

1. Philosophy: Central issues are addressed, including the student’s beliefs about the nature of teaching-learning, the client of nursing education, and basic concepts of the nursing education process.

15

 

2. Organizing Framework: Concepts included in the framework address the place of the learner, teacher, educational environment, knowledge, and educational outcomes.

15

 

3. Concepts included in the framework are clearly described / defined, and the relationships among the concepts are clearly articulated.

15

 

4. A diagram or model is used to clearly illustrate the organizing framework components and relationships among components.

10

 

5. Published theoretical ideas are clearly integrated into the student’s developing framework.

15

 

6. Presentation of the philosophy and organizing framework is both logical and congruent.

10

 

7. Written summary of the philosophy and organizing framework is in correct standard American English grammar and punctuation,

10

 

8. Correct APA format.

 

10

 

Total

 

100

 

 

Comments:

  Appendix B   Evaluation Criteria

 

 

Criteria

Possible Points

Student Points

Clear title and course description

10

 

Measurable objectives are written at a level appropriate to the learner for:

 

 

   Course

15

 

   Unit

15

 

Required Textbook selected is relevant to the course purpose(s)

5

 

Suggested Bibliography is relevant to the course purpose(s)

5

 

Expectations of students and faculty are clear

5

 

Methods of evaluation are detailed and measurable

5

 

Narrative description of course development, especially rationale for choices

40

 

Total

100

 

 

Comments:

 

 



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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 For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken, please refer to the policy statement in the MSU Student Handbook.

 By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, and for educational purposes.

 

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED

“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.”

 

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

 

Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

 

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own work, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

 

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

 

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate

 


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