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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157781
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comprehensive Curriculum Review and Revision
Abstract:
Comprehensive Curriculum Review and Revision
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Leppa, Carol J., Ph.D., RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Washington Bothell, Nursing Program
Title:Professor
Contact Address:Box 358532, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA, 98011, USA
Contact Telephone:425-352-5325
Background/Rationale: We initiated the curriculum review/revision in anticipation of a scheduled 10-year university program review and an upcoming three-campus CCNE accreditation review. In addition, we felt a need to align nursing course credits with other UWB campus programs to better represent nursing faculty productivity and credit-hour metrics. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the process and outcomes of a comprehensive review and subsequent revision of an RN-Baccalaureate (RNB) program, identifying specific challenges and strategies that may serve as a model for other programs. The University of Washington, Bothell (UWB) Nursing Program faculty conducted a comprehensive review of the curriculum to determine: (1) current curriculum strengths, (2) best practices in RNB curricula nationally, (3) alignment with AACN Essential Competencies, (4) alignment with three-campus UW nursing program goals, (5) alignment with our 12 Associate Degree program feeder schools and their NLN accreditation standards, and (6) fit within our Bothell Campus course/schedule structures. Process: The review progressed systematically over 9 months and included individual and group research and literature review, survey of Community College ADN Program Directors, focus group interviews with current students and alumni, focus group interviews with Nursing Program Advisory Board members, and continuous articulation with our Seattle and Tacoma campus nursing colleagues. Major steps in the revision process included: (1) review of US RNB program curricula and review of nursing education literature, (2) critical evaluation of current UWB curriculum structure, (3) focus group interviews with key constituents, (4) articulating revised course structures, and (5) shepherding the revised curriculum through University review/approval. Outcomes: The curriculum was revised from a 3-credit course structure to a 5-credit course structure with each course identifying the fit with AACN Essential Competencies as well as 3-campus BSN Program Goals. Individual course objectives and curricular threads were mapped to illustrate alignment with accreditation standards. Course revisions were approved through Nursing Program, 3-campus and university procedures and the new curriculum was launched in Summer 2007. Challenges included: (1) maintaining a 2-day/week schedule to accommodate student/employer needs, and (2) negotiating revised and distributed content among diverse faculty. Sample documents for curriculum planning and implementation were developed and will be presented at the symposium. Implications: The collaborative approaches and planning tools developed were useful in involving the entire RN-BSN faculty in the curriculum revision and subsequent evaluation. The strategies and tools also were essential to coordinate curriculum change in one program as it related to the larger curriculum goals in a multi-campus school of nursing. In addition, collaboration with our ADN Program partners strengthened program relationships and helped inform the articulation agreements that smooth student transfer into the BSN.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComprehensive Curriculum Review and Revisionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157781-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comprehensive Curriculum Review and Revision</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leppa, Carol J., Ph.D., RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Washington Bothell, Nursing Program</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Box 358532, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA, 98011, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">425-352-5325</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">leppa@u.washington.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background/Rationale: We initiated the curriculum review/revision in anticipation of a scheduled 10-year university program review and an upcoming three-campus CCNE accreditation review. In addition, we felt a need to align nursing course credits with other UWB campus programs to better represent nursing faculty productivity and credit-hour metrics. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the process and outcomes of a comprehensive review and subsequent revision of an RN-Baccalaureate (RNB) program, identifying specific challenges and strategies that may serve as a model for other programs. The University of Washington, Bothell (UWB) Nursing Program faculty conducted a comprehensive review of the curriculum to determine: (1) current curriculum strengths, (2) best practices in RNB curricula nationally, (3) alignment with AACN Essential Competencies, (4) alignment with three-campus UW nursing program goals, (5) alignment with our 12 Associate Degree program feeder schools and their NLN accreditation standards, and (6) fit within our Bothell Campus course/schedule structures. Process: The review progressed systematically over 9 months and included individual and group research and literature review, survey of Community College ADN Program Directors, focus group interviews with current students and alumni, focus group interviews with Nursing Program Advisory Board members, and continuous articulation with our Seattle and Tacoma campus nursing colleagues. Major steps in the revision process included: (1) review of US RNB program curricula and review of nursing education literature, (2) critical evaluation of current UWB curriculum structure, (3) focus group interviews with key constituents, (4) articulating revised course structures, and (5) shepherding the revised curriculum through University review/approval. Outcomes: The curriculum was revised from a 3-credit course structure to a 5-credit course structure with each course identifying the fit with AACN Essential Competencies as well as 3-campus BSN Program Goals. Individual course objectives and curricular threads were mapped to illustrate alignment with accreditation standards. Course revisions were approved through Nursing Program, 3-campus and university procedures and the new curriculum was launched in Summer 2007. Challenges included: (1) maintaining a 2-day/week schedule to accommodate student/employer needs, and (2) negotiating revised and distributed content among diverse faculty. Sample documents for curriculum planning and implementation were developed and will be presented at the symposium. Implications: The collaborative approaches and planning tools developed were useful in involving the entire RN-BSN faculty in the curriculum revision and subsequent evaluation. The strategies and tools also were essential to coordinate curriculum change in one program as it related to the larger curriculum goals in a multi-campus school of nursing. In addition, collaboration with our ADN Program partners strengthened program relationships and helped inform the articulation agreements that smooth student transfer into the BSN.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:11:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:11:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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