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NURS606 - Nursing Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation

Course Details

Course Code: NURS606 Course ID: 4843 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will provide the student with the theoretical basis of curriculum development, assessment and evaluation. Students will focus on the process of curriculum design and development; integrating these concepts into the economic, social, regulatory, technological, and ethical influences and trends which impact current nursing practice. (Prerequisite: ALL CORE COURSES IN THE PROGRAM and NURS601 and NURS605)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1. Develop learner outcomes that are based on sound pedagogical approaches, and are consistent with current regulatory nursing standards and competencies.

2. Interpret the impact of economial, social, regulatory, technological, and ethical influences on nursing curriculum development, assessment and evaluation.

3. Compare and contrast currnet models and trends in curriculum design and theoretical frameworks

4. Align program goals, course objectives, lesson objectives, and learner outcomes with professional standards and regulatory requirements

5. Design learner-centered teaching strageties which are aligned with the curriculum objectives and outcomes

6. Integrate the knowledge of curriculum design and teaching strategies with the development of effective assessment tools

7. Synthesize all aspects of the curriculum process to ensure that the outcomes are evidence-informed, context-relevant, and uniform across all elements of the nursing program.

Book Title: Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, 3rd ed.
Author: Iwasiw, C. and Goldenberg, D.
Publication Info: Jones & Bartlett
ISBN: 9781284026269
Book Title: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual, 3rd ed. (This title required in NURS606/610/620/697/699- 1 purchase required) (Ebook format only available at the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources if a hard copy is preferred)
Author: Godshall, M. and Wilson, L.
Publication Info: Springer
ISBN: 9780826161659
Book Title: Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty, 5th ed. (this title will be required in NURS606/610/620/697/699- only one purchase is required.)
Author: Billings, D. and Halstead, J.
Publication Info: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323290548

Book Title:Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual, 2nd ed. - this title is required in NURS606/610/620/695/699 (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Springer
Author:Wittmann-Price, Godshall, M. and Wilson, L.
Unit Cost:$76.40
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing, 3rd ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Springer Publishing Company
Author:Keating, S.
Book Title:Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing : How to Develop & Evaluate Educational Programs in a Nutshell (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Springer Publishing Company
Author:McCoy, J. and Marion Anema

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.