N580 Issues in Nursing Education

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 1 Discussion

Describe the qualities of the best and worst nurse educators you have encountered. Describe how you plan to be considered among the best of nurse educators.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 2 Discussion

A tremendous amount of research supports the role of the educator in promoting a safe and effective learning environment for culturally diverse classrooms. What methods or approaches can you employ to develop such positive and effective learning environments, such as those described in Table 2-2 of Utley (Chickering and Gamson’s).

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 3 Discussion

Reflect on your professional nursing experience. Have you ever had to care for someone with a disability (e.g. sensory deficits, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, communication disorder, etc.). How did you adapt your care in terms of the teaching-learning process?

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 4 Discussion

Imagine you are an online instructor and a student has posted a “less than scholarly” response. Or perhaps he or she posted an inflammatory and offensive response to a fellow student. Or the response was cut-and-pasted from a well-known website. How would you address any of these issues? What type of feedback would you provide? Would your response to the student be public or private, and why?

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 5 Discussion

If you could create a service learning opportunity, what curriculum would you design and why?

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 6 Discussion

Describe the advantages of becoming a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing. Is this an avenue you hope to pursue? If so, when? If not, why not? What are your strategies for achieving this distinction?

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 7 Discussion

Consider a recent teaching/learning event in which you were either the student or the faculty member. Describe the media that was used to support and deliver the instructional content. Critique the selection, delivery and appropriateness of the media used.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 8 Discussion

Understanding past and current trends in health care and education can facilitate smooth transitioning of new faculty to the faculty role. Two such trends in nursing education are the evolution of the CNL and DNP degree programs. Review materials on the AACN website (http://www.aacn.nche.edu) on the CNL and DNP; describe the impact these initiatives may have on nursing education and practice.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education

Module 1 Assignment- Critical Thinking Exercise

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Assignment:

Critical Thinking Exercises:

Write a 500-1000 word paper, adhering to APA format on the following topic, using at least five references synthesized into your discussion:

Discuss why modern employers are asking for portfolios that include teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae (expanded resume), samples of publications and writings, proof of competencies, etc. Consider the NLN scope of practice, and identify a venue at which you would like to work. Considering this facility, imagine that you were applying to work there. Describe how you plan to organize your portfolio, how you plan to distribute it to potential employers, and what you plan to include in it.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 1 Assignment- Professional Development

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3. Consider the course discussions so far and any insights gained from it.

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Assignment:

In a 1500 word, APA essay, discuss how you plan to develop each of the eight nurse educator competencies mentioned in Utley in your practice as a nurse educator. Identify which of these you already possess as strengths and which you may need to concentrate on developing further. Describe ways you can overcome any barriers or challenges.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 2 Assignment- Critical Thinking Exercise

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Assignment:

Critical Thinking Exercises:

Write a 500-1000 word paper, adhering to APA format on the following topics, using at least five references synthesized into your discussion:

Read the attached article “Educating a new generation: Teaching baby boomer faculty about millennial students.” (Mangold, 2007) What are your thoughts on this article? Do you think this an accurate characterization of the faculty-student dyad?

Visit Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality and discuss what lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons need to discuss with healthcare providers. How would you discuss LGBT issues with students in class to promote unbiased patient care?

What is the current evidence regarding the use of learning style inventories? Describe how you might utilize such tools in your teaching approach in order to creatively develop your approach to student education.

What are several strategies that affect student motivation and what strategies can be implemented to overcome barriers to motivation?

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 2 Assignment- Professional Development

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Assignment:

Write a 500-1000 word paper, adhering to APA format on the following topic using at least 5 references synthesized into your discussion:

Educational theories reflect unique perspectives based on differing assumptions, values, and beliefs about teaching, learning, and the learning process. Given the many educational theories presented in this module, select one that particularly resonates with you. What is unique about this theory that appeals to you? What advantages do you think it has over the other educational theories? How has this theory impacted you as a student, and then looking forward, how will it influence you as an educator?

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 3 Assignment- Critical Thinking Exercise

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Assignment:

Critical Thinking Exercises:

Write a 500-1000 word paper, adhering to APA format on the following topic, using at least five references synthesized into your discussion:

Identify the many healthcare trends (social, economic, political, legal, and ethical) that affect nursing practice and the role of the nurse as educator. Elaborate on the degree of influence these trends have on the responsibilities of nurses.

Do you feel there were barriers in your previous educational or patient care experiences for those who were not of the dominant culture? How can the concept of transcultural nursing be applied to the assessment and teaching of clients and students from culturally diverse backgrounds? Explain how you will overcome these barriers when you are a nurse educator.

Describe an experience you have had either as a learner or as a teacher, focusing on factors that were effective and factors that were detrimental to the process of teaching or learning relative to the developmental stage of the learner.

Select a PEM commonly distributed to clients in various healthcare settings (e.g., hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, home care agencies). Calculate the literacy level of the PEM using the Fog, SMOG, and Fry readability formulas. Draw conclusions about the appropriateness of these tools for patient education. Make suggestions for changes to lower the literacy level, as appropriate.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 3 Assignment- Professional Development

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Assignment:

Develop a teaching plan for a patient-care problem or professional nursing staff issue. The plan should be based on a health behavior framework (model or theory) that promotes changes in behavior through educational intervention strategies. Provide a rationale for the selected framework.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 4 Assignment- Critical Thinking Exercise

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Assignment:

Critical Thinking Exercises:

Write a 500-1000 word paper (adhering to APA format) on each the following topics, using at least 5 references synthesized into your discussion.

Imagine that you gave a test that 1/3 of the class failed it. Would you “throw out” any questions to improve grades? Why or why not? What process might you use to determine how to score this test?

Develop a rubric to grade an oral presentation. Be sure to have at least 3 criteria, with A, B, C, D, and F as possible grades.

Is it important for nursing students to learn correct APA style? Defend your response.

Design a clinical evaluation tool for nursing students.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 4 Assignment- Professional Development

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Assignment:

Discuss at least 5 ways to assess and evaluate students (including CATs). Identify when you would use each type of assessment and why.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 5 Assignment- Critical Thinking Exercise

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Assignment:

Critical Thinking Exercises:

Write a 500-1000 word paper, adhering to APA format on the following topic, using at least five references synthesized into your discussion:

Many nursing schools are revising their curriculum to integrate QSEN competencies. The intent of this initiative is to improve both quality and safety of care in nursing graduates. Visit the QSEN website at www.qsen.org. Share your thoughts on whether you think that this initiative is a positive step in nursing education. Then, select ONE of the competencies. Describe it, and explain how you might integrate this competency into the nursing curriculum. Would you create a stand-alone course, or would you weave it into the entire curriculum? Describe how you might assess student achievement of knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to this competency.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 5 Assignment- Professional Development

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Assignment:

Describe the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of curriculum design. Discuss forces and issues that influence curriculum development. Which can the nurse educator impact and how?

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 6 Assignment- Critical Thinking Exercise

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Assignment:

Critical Thinking Exercises:

Write a 500-1000 word paper, adhering to APA format on the following topic, using at least five references synthesized into your discussion:

Picture yourself in a teaching, scholarship, or service role. Describe a situation where you could be a change agent and leader. What outcome are you trying to achieve, and what steps would you take to achieve this outcome?

Describe a leadership theory that resonates with you. Why does this particular theory appeal to you in contrast to the other theories that were described in the readings? Have you ever seen a nursing leader utilize this theory?

Six competency areas essential for creative leadership include technology master, problem solver, ambassador, change maker, communicator and team player. Which one of these attributes is a personal strength for you already? Provide an example. Which attribute will require the most in terms of your own self-development? How do you intend to grow in that area?

Conduct a literature search on “incivility” in nursing education. Summarize the findings of the evidence-based article, and describe how you as a leader would engage with fellow professionals to mitigate this behavior.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 6 Assignment- Professional Development

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Assignment:

Select a specific issue in nursing education or nursing practice you would like to see changed and create a plan to change that issue, describing how you would act as the change agent, and describing the leadership theory that would be the framework for enacting the change.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 7 Assignment- Critical Thinking Exercise

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Assignment:

Critical Thinking Exercises:

Write a 500-1000 word paper, adhering to APA format on the following topic, using at least five references synthesized into your discussion:

What evidence is available on the effectiveness of using simulation in support of learning? Summarize a current evidenced-based article that addresses some aspect of simulation in nursing education.

As uses of distance education technologies increase in nursing education, there are likely to be intended and unintended consequences. Describe and provide justification for three research questions that you would like to see answered regarding technology based teaching strategies and/or distance education.

Imagine that you were asked to prepare an online teaching session on a topic of your choice. How would you deliver the didactic content? What types of interactive activities would you plan to promote student learning? How would you ensure that students remain engaged? How would you evaluate their participation?

Using the theoretical underpinnings discussed in Utley and other references, describe the functions and responsibilities of an educator as a member of the nursing profession and/or society to pursue continuous quality improvement as a nurse educator.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 7 Assignment- Professional Development

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Assignment:

Develop a simulation script (objectives, supplies, evolving script, and debriefing script) for a nursing education topic.

N580 Issues in Nursing Education Module 8 Signature Assignment

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Signature Assignment Title: Issues in Nursing Education

Signature Assignment Description/Directions: Presentation

There are clear pedagogical benefits to incorporating active learning strategies in nursing education. The nursing educator of today is being challenged to adapt their teaching styles in order to meet the needs of a diverse population of students. For this presentation, the learner will:

Develop a lesson plan on a topic of your choice that would be taught in a prelicensure nursing program (e.g. infection control, oxygenation, or a fundamental skill)

Develop 3 objectives for the lesson plan using the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of learning (there should be one objective for each domain)

Identify three active learning strategies that can be utilized with the content to promote a deeper understanding of the material

Discuss how the active learning strategies chosen support instruction and student learning

Analyze how the chosen active learning strategies can be used as summative and formative assessments of learning

Discuss the role of the educator as an organizational leader and change agent.

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