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Nursing Education

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Doctor of Education

Course Descriptions

HBSN 6000 Nursing Knowledge in Nursing Education 

This course introduces the history of nursing knowledge and how this foundation has shaped and continues to shape nursing knowledge in education, practice, and research. This course introduces students to major theoretical perspectives on nursing education/practice/research and how this body of knowledge can be used to guide policies and practices in nursing education to promote student learning and development, nursing research, and ultimately nursing practice. Finally, this course offers students an opportunity to critically appraise and develop educational approaches to effectively teach nursing knowledge. 

HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education *

This course explores the essential structures, components, and factors of curriculum development pertaining to nursing education. Concentration will be on the curriculum development process and its application to nursing education.

HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nursing Education*

This course examines themes/patterns of intellectual advancement among students in education and how these relate to the learning and development of desired outcomes in nursing education.

HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education*

This course will examine innovations in education that support and promote a culture of active teaching and learning.  Student-centered learning pertaining to nursing education will be emphasized based on models of teaching and clinical care. The use of technologies in nursing education will be a focus of innovations. Evidence-based teaching strategies will be identified for use in the classroom and clinical settings.

HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education*

This course will examine evaluation methods in nursing within the classroom, laboratory, and clinical setting. Current issues, trends, and research related to educational testing instruments, alternative to standardized evaluation methods, and outcome measurement in education will be discussed. Students will explore item response theory and measurement theory to evaluate strategies related to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. Students will develop reliable and valid evaluation measures.

HBSN 6045 Simulation in Nursing Education*

This course explores the teaching strategy of role play, focusing specifically on simulation and its application for both classroom and clinical practice within nursing education. Evidence-based simulation strategies will be explored using active teaching strategies. Students will participate in a practicum where they will gain skills at a local simulation facility.

HBSN 6635 Colloquium in Nursing Education

The content of this course varies by year but generally covers current issues in nursing education and higher education in general.

HBSN 6310 Practicum I: The Nurse Educator Role

In this course, students will examine and implement the role of the nurse educator in higher education and/or health care organizations.

HBSN 6320 Practicum II: Leadership in Nursing Education

In this course, students will examine the role of the nurse educator in relation to broader perspectives of selected higher education and/or health care agencies. Further, students will implement aspects of the nurse educator role in selected academic units, institutions, and in the profession of nursing. 

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