I am currently facilitating learning in the following courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs:
N 674a THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING EDUCATION
This course is a study of the theoretical foundations of nursing education. Development and evolution of nursing education, educational theories, and nursing education research are addressed as a basis for teaching in nursing. Strategies for teaching in classrooms and clinical settings are included and classroom practice teaching is provided. The design and delivery of this course is unique in that, students attend a 2-day workshop to begin the course, engage in 8 weeks of computer-conferencing (on-line discussion), and conclude with a 1-day workshop. This structure allows students the opportunity for experiential learning in both types of environments, and provides flexibility to work from a location and at a time that is most suitable to personal schedules.
Learning activities, which are structural components of the course and based on the caring paradigm, include a variety of modalities and styles. Activities such as face-to-face and computer-conferencing (online) group discussions, co-facilitation of group discussion, micro-teaching, experiential exercises, and individual written assignments are included. Students are encouraged to maintain a journal in which to record their reflections about learning activities of particular interest to them in this course.
Essential to the success of each class session is co-learner preparation and participation, including presentation of current literature not included in the course syllabus. Use of hermeneutical (interpretive) inquiry through a variety of educational heuristics (discussion, debate, reflection, intuition, critique, analysis), and critical thinking, assists participants to clarify and construct meaning, understanding, and application of nursing education theories and practice.
N675b ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF NURSING EDUCATION
This course is a study of advanced concepts and processes in nursing
education, (i.e., curriculum and faculty development; and curriculum,
program, and faculty evaluation). The theories, philosophies, and assumptions
that influence current practice are examined. Students jointly develop
a curriculum responsive to contemporary issues in nursing and nursing
education, and plan its evaluation. Educational program evaluation is
addressed with emphasis on accreditation of professional programs.
N693a/b PRACTICUM / KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS
This course emphasizes the integration of theory and research in the context of a significant issue within a particular Field of Study. Students may choose to do field work in a specific area of interest to meet their learning goals. The two required courses in the chosen Field of Study are pre-requisites to this course. Course content will be individualized to meet students’ needs.
N634 INDEPENDENT STUDY
N 412A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT III: NURSES INFLUENCING CHANGE
course focuses on the learners’ further growth as leaders, change
agents, and professionals. Ways that nurses demonstrate leadership,
combined with factors that influence their ability to lead, such as
economics, policy, power, resource management, and politics will be
examined. Nurses’ abilities to influence change at the social,
political, professional, and personal levels will also be explored.