Curriculum Develop in Nursing

Explore philosophical perspectives, curriculum theory, and paradigmatic and contextual factors in nursing education. Contextual factors include consideration of diverse populations served, their needs and their influence on health care. The use of a curriculum framework as means of conceptualizing and organizing the sequencing of knowledge, skills, values and beliefs to achieve program outcomes/competencies is examined. Faculty development synchronous with curriculum development is emphasized as an essential component of curricular change.