Learners are required to complete the following courses:
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 601: Foundations of Nursing Education
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A foundational study of the historical, scientific, social and political roots of NURSING education, educational theory, and the continuum of nursing education.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 603: Curriculum Design and Evaluation in the Nursing Sciences
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An overview of curriculum design, implementation and evaluation within the context of contemporary nursing education research, learning and instructional theory, and teaching.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 605: Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Systematic Review and Analysis provides the learner with the basic methods required to evaluate a wide range of clinical literature.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 607: Research Design and Methods in Nursing Education
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of research design and methods including a broad overview of the variety of methods for research in nursing education and related sciences. There is both a theoretical basis in lectures and seminars as well as applied approaches in laboratory exercises. A variety of research tools will be explored and utilized.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 609: Measurement, Assessment and Psychometrics
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Assessment issues related to the measurement of learner achievement, competency, and performance in educational settings. Theory will be introduced and explored through both formal study and lab activities. Specifically, the course will focus on the measurement issues and concerns related to undergraduate and post-graduate nursing education programs.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 611: Learning and Cognition
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Theories of learning and cognition in nursing education. The focus is on the cognitive processes that underlie nursing decision making and clinical diagnoses. Basic theories of learning are reviewed and studied.