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MSN Nursing Education Specialty Courses

GNED 500 Curriculum Design - 3 credits

Prerequisite: GPNG 504 Nursing Education and Administrative Processes

This course is designed to give the student an in-depth knowledge of the curricular design process, multiplicity of factors that affect curricula within given institutions, and how target populations make a difference to the design and implementation. Synergy comes from the harmony existing between and among the philosophical approaches, the characteristics of stakeholders (students, faculty, patients, and institution), and the ability of the curriculum to match student/nurse characteristics with patient characteristics.

GNED 501 The Art of Teaching - 3 credits

Prerequisite: GNED 500 Curriculum Design

Teaching is a synergistic process emerging from a harmony between and among the teacher, the student, the patient, and the institution. The student is guided in the role of facilitator of learning including classroom, distance, and clinical teaching. Theories of learning, principles of learning, learning styles, and role of the environment is examined and the relationship of these in reaching synergy is stressed.

GNED 502 Evaluation in Nursing Education - 3 credits

Prerequisite or concurrent: GNED 501 The Art of Teaching

This course focuses on the process of evaluation in nursing education from measurement of individual learning to program evaluation. Synergy between what is taught and the methods of evaluation is essential to the evaluative process and to the ethical aspect of evaluation.

GNED 503 Advanced Clinical Nursing (clinical) - 3 credits

Prerequisite: GNED 501 The Art of Teaching

This clinical course focuses on the pursuit of advanced clinical nursing knowledge and the investigation of evidence-based practice that expands the clinical knowledge and skills of the learner. Under the guidance of a master's prepared preceptor, students enhance their own competencies and learn more about the significance of matching the patient characteristics with the competencies of the nurse for better patient outcomes.

GNED 504 Nursing Education Role Practicum - 3 credits

Prerequisite: GNED 502 Evaluation in Nursing Education

This course provides the opportunity for the student to enact the role of an educator in its entirety. This is done under the guidance of a faculty member or nurse educator who serves as the preceptor. Students examine the organizing framework and/or philosophy of the institution where they are enacting the role of nurse educator and incorporate this into their teaching of students, nurses, or patients.

GNED 701 Innovation in Curriculum Design - 1 credit

This course guides the student in curricular analysis and critique and provides the student with the opportunity to develop and propose innovative curricular alternatives for pre-licensure programs in nursing.