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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NU 647 - Teaching in Nursing & Healthcare Education Practicum

Students in this course will examine, apply, and evaluate best practice evidence from the literature while participating in the role of nurse educator in either academic or clinical settings. Students work with an experienced nurse educator to complete a teaching project which both promotes best practices and integrates teaching/learning theory into the project.   The course instructor, preceptor, and student collaborate in the design of the project which is completed during the 135 hour practicum.   

Prerequisites & Notes
All MSN core courses; NU 643

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this practicum, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Employ knowledge and skills in ethics, adult learning principles, and systems in the design, delivery and
    evaluation of nursing education. (MSN Essential I, IX)
  • Incorporate core scientific and ethical principles in identifying potential and actual ethical issues arising
    from the practice of nursing education (MSN Essential IX).
  • Design strategies that promote lifelong learning of self and peers and that incorporate professional
    nursing standards and accountability for practice (MSN Essential IX).
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, as indicated, to apply learning and teaching principles to the
    design, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs for individuals or groups in a
    variety of settings (MSN Essential VII, IX).
  • Demonstrate the ability to use complexity science and systems theory in the design, delivery, and
    evaluation of health care education (MSN Essentials I, II).
  • Use information and communication technologies, resources, and principles of learning to teach nurses
    and/or student nurses (MSN Essential V).
  • Articulate to the chosen audience the evidence base for practice decisions, including the credibility of
    sources of information and the relevance to the practice problem confronted (MSN Essential IV).
  • Apply the best available evidence from nursing and other sciences as the foundation for practice (MSN
    Essentials I, IX).
  • Perform rigorous critique of evidence derived from databases to generate meaningful evidence for
    nursing practice (MSN Essential IV)

Credits: 3

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