Updated and revised to meet all current standards This is a concise step-by-step guide for novice nurse educators on the development of new programs and curricula or the revision of existing ones that meet the standards of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE. The second edition of this quick-access guide is updated to meet all new and revised standards for program approval and covers the full scope of the development process from conception through evaluation. The resource's thoughtful organization and bullet-point format enable users to access the information they need in seconds, and an abundance of updated examples clarify each step of the way. The book uses concepts and principles of Systems Theory to guide curriculum development and evaluation. It addresses the major components of the educator role: teaching, curriculum, developing a mission statement and program philosophy, selecting an organizational framework, using information technology, and evaluating both students and programs. It stresses use of evaluation procedures in which decisions are based on data. Each step of the process is organized into manageable parts that build upon each other, instilling the confidence and know-how to build quality programs. Chapters define key terms, summarize important points, and list resources for additional study. New to the Second Edition: Meets all of the new and revised standards for program approval according to the National State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE Features updated examples demonstrating each step of the process Highlights collaborative curriculum development Includes New guidelines for each step of the process Introduces Career Ladder and Design Learning Discusses Educational/Competency Outcomes
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Jan L. McCoy, PhD, RN, a nurse educator for over 25 years, has a wealth of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing education programs. Along with Dr. Anema, she developed the Walden University MSN distance program, as well as the RN-BSN and MSN distance, competency-based nursing programs at Western Governors University. For the majority of her nursing career, she has held nursing appointments at Central Wyoming College (1986-1999), including Chair and Director, Nursing Faculty; Chair, Professional/Technical Division and AH Division; and Director, Distance Education/Lifelong Learning. More recently, Dr. McCoy has served as nursing faculty at Walden University, Individual Service Coordinator, Wyoming Department of Health, Independent Contractor and Consultant for Sylvan Learning Systems (2003-2006), and interim Director of Nursing Programs and Mentor, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT (2006 - 2008). With Dr. Anema, she has co-authored two books for Springer Publishing.
Marion G. Anema, PhD, RN, a nurse educator for over 25 years, has a wealth of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing education programs. Along with Dr. McCoy, she developed the Walden University MSN distance program, as well as the RN-BSN and MSN distance, competency-based nursing programs at Western Governors University. She has held faculty appointments at a variety of educational institutions, including most recently, Educational Resources Director, Texas Education Resources (2010-2011); Chief Academic Officer, Mid America Learning (2009-2010); Associate Director, Nursing Programs, College of Health Professions, Western Governors University (2007 - 2008); Mentor and Faculty Chair, Walden University (2001-2007); Dean, School of Nursing, Tennessee State University (1990-2001); and Assistant Dean, Texas Woman's University, Dallas. (1979-1990). She holds certificates as an online instructor, in case management, online quality management, and intensive Bioethics. Her scholarly articles have been published in DCCN, JONA, Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Educator, International Nursing Review, Computers in Nursing, and Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, among others. With Dr.McCoy, she has co-authored two books for Springer Publishing.
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