MSN Educator Courses - NRSG 690-699

NRSG 691 Designing and Evaluating Learner-Centered Curricula

An analysis and understanding of pedagogical philosophies and assumptions associated with adult learning and nursing education form the basis for curricular and course development, implementation, and evaluation. Attention will be given to the impact of current and future external and internal forces on the development of curriculum, course content, and teaching/learning strategies. Students will explore best practices and research based strategies to create an active learning environment and support various learning styles that enhance student retention and learning success for a diverse multicultural student population.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Admission to the Professional Graduate Nursing Program or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education credits  

NRSG 692 Teaching and Learning Strategies

Effective classroom and clinical teaching/learning strategies foster sound clinical judgment, safe clinical practice, and professional role development. In this course, students will develop theoretically based teaching/learning strategies focused on individual learner needs within the context of the traditional classroom and clinical learning environment. Special attention will be given to the interplay between different learning environments, learner needs, and learner evaluation. Through reflective strategies, students will examine nursing behaviors that promote professional role development.

PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE COURSES: Admission to the Professional Graduate Nursing Program or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education credits

NRSG 693 Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning Strategies

Technology offers numerous opportunities to enhance diverse teaching/learning strategies. Using theories of education, students will discuss and evaluate how the use of technology influences teaching, learning, and evaluation strategies. Students will explore a variety of technologies and their applicability to learning goals, active learning strategies, and different learning environments such as clinical sites and learning resource centers. Students will evaluate how teacher and learner roles are influenced with the use of technology.  

CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education credits  

NRSG 694 Implementation of the Educator Role: Practicum

Various components of the educator role are implemented under the guidance of a preceptor in an educational setting. Opportunities are provided to utilize teaching and learning strategies, educational research findings, and evaluation methods with diverse students. Professional issues such as continuous quality improvement, health care quality and safety, scholarship of teaching, and multicultural workforce needs will be incorporated into accompanying modules.  

CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education credits