The Nurse Instructor Educational Course helps you to understand nursing education as you evolve as a faculty member. Like many others who have come before you, you may not have had any formal training or experience in education or teaching methods. The focus is on understanding curriculum and course development, teaching methods and evaluation strategies, and the use of technology and social media in nursing education.
- Review the mission and philosophy statements of an academic institution and a nursing program.
- Develop learning outcomes for new nurse graduates.
- Evaluate the curriculum and course sequencing to meet graduate outcomes.
- Design a syllabus, course and curriculum.
- Articulate your personal teaching philosophy.
- Utilize techniques to assess learning styles.
- Identify teaching strategies and evaluation methods.
- Write effective test questions.
- Explain the procedure of program evaluations.
- Use social media in nursing education.
About the Authors
Patricia A. Keresztes, PhD, RN, CCRN, is an associate professor of nursing at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., USA. She has more than 13 years of experience teaching undergraduate nursing students. Keresztes also works as a staff member in the intensive care unit at St. Mary Community Hospital and has more than 25 years of critical care experience.
Patricia Brady, MSN, RN, graduated from the University of Indianapolis with her BSN in 1993, and her MSN (education) in 2006. Her wide clinical experience includes ER, ICU, med-surg, informatics, and cardiac cath lab. A nurse educator for over 12 years, in didactic, and clinical areas, she has developed a special talent for curriculum development, and student success strategies. Her dynamic presentation skills make even difficult content easy to understand.