Lessons Learned: Nursing School Faculty Revamp Program Curriculum to Promote Student Engagement, and Systematic, Effective Validation of Student Competence throughout the Curriculum

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602943
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lessons Learned: Nursing School Faculty Revamp Program Curriculum to Promote Student Engagement, and Systematic, Effective Validation of Student Competence throughout the Curriculum
Other Titles:
Expanding Your Thinking: Revamping Curriculum and Cultural Interactions [Session]
Author(s):
Ford, Cindy; Thornley, Victoria; Anger, Alicia; Thornley, Victoria; Anger, Alicia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Sigma Nu
Author Details:
Cindy Ford, PhD, RN, CNE, cindy.ford@lcu.edu; Victoria Thornley, RN, CNE; Alicia Anger, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Covenant School of Nursing (CSON) has a rich nursing education history encompassing more than 95 years of preparing novice registered nurses to enter the workforce confidently.  A hospital based program known for excellence in nursing education, CSON recently entered a formal a partnership with a local university department of nursing to allow a seamless articulation to the BSN degree. In 2012, the faculty of the fourth (final) semester worked with Carrie B. Lenburg, EdD, RN to apply the Lenburg COPA model (Lenburg, 1999) and evidence based assessment methods into a clinical grading rubric to evaluate the impact on student learning engagement in the clinical setting and the subsequent outcome of increased perceived competence of the 4 thsemester nursing students. The research results yielding evidence of themes reflecting student increased motivation to excel, greater proficiency, and clearer expectations was presented previously at STTI Nursing Research Congress in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to 2012, the curriculum was based on components of the COPA model.  The positive outcome results from the 4 thsemester research project coupled with a faculty desire to adjust the curriculum to promote increased student engagement and student evaluation measurement across the program, prompted the faculty to enhance the utilization of the COPA model program wide. A full curriculum redesign was conducted with extensive faculty involvement, workshops with Dr. Lenburg and Veronica Abdur-Rahman, PhD, RN, CNE, a nurse educator experienced with implementation of the COPA model with nursing programs. The overall goal was for the students and graduates to demonstrate the key conceptual pillars of the COPA model. The lessons learned through the curriculum revision process have yielded a continuum of reactions and emotions ranging from challenging and frustrating, to rewarding and energizing. The purpose of today’s presentation is to speak to the rewards to be gleaned through a united faculty effort with the goal of student engagement and improved outcomes throughout the program.  The presentation will highlight challenges of implementation of this theoretical model to guide nursing education, the first-hand step by step experience of implementation of curriculum change and encouraging the faculty engagement of a theroetical model to guide the evaluation process. The COPA model (Lenburg, et al., 2009) is designed and structured as a theoretical curriculum framework to promote competence for practice.  It is based on the philosophy of competency-based, practice-oriented methods and outcomes, and is organized around four essential conceptual pillars. One implication of the IOM report (1999; Greiner & Knebel, 2003) was that safe nursing care is equated with competence, and competency based instruction must receive more emphasis.  Additionally, implementation of the COPA model requires significant changes in traditional educational attitudes and methods in nursing programs to promote competent, effective, professional practice and patient safety (Lenburg et al., 2009). Lenburg (2011) reports that the model or major components of it have been adopted effectively by many nursing programs. With guidance and persistence, faculty work through the challenges of change and ultimately observe remarkable differences in student performance. Alvin Toffler (1990) is often quoted as saying that the unprepared of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn. Lenburg (2011) states that nurse leaders, educators, and students are caught in the struggle of shifting from past practices to contemporary requirements with the need to unlearn and relearn.  This presentation of the curriculum redesign of the Covenant School of Nursing is one such story to be shared and learned from.
Keywords:
Curriculum re-design; Curriculum theoretical framework; Student engagement and learning outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15B26
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleLessons Learned: Nursing School Faculty Revamp Program Curriculum to Promote Student Engagement, and Systematic, Effective Validation of Student Competence throughout the Curriculumen
dc.title.alternativeExpanding Your Thinking: Revamping Curriculum and Cultural Interactions [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorFord, Cindyen
dc.contributor.authorThornley, Victoriaen
dc.contributor.authorAnger, Aliciaen
dc.contributor.authorThornley, Victoriaen
dc.contributor.authorAnger, Aliciaen
dc.contributor.departmentSigma Nuen
dc.author.detailsCindy Ford, PhD, RN, CNE, cindy.ford@lcu.edu; Victoria Thornley, RN, CNE; Alicia Anger, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602943en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Covenant School of Nursing (CSON) has a rich nursing education history encompassing more than 95 years of preparing novice registered nurses to enter the workforce confidently.  A hospital based program known for excellence in nursing education, CSON recently entered a formal a partnership with a local university department of nursing to allow a seamless articulation to the BSN degree. In 2012, the faculty of the fourth (final) semester worked with Carrie B. Lenburg, EdD, RN to apply the Lenburg COPA model (Lenburg, 1999) and evidence based assessment methods into a clinical grading rubric to evaluate the impact on student learning engagement in the clinical setting and the subsequent outcome of increased perceived competence of the 4 thsemester nursing students. The research results yielding evidence of themes reflecting student increased motivation to excel, greater proficiency, and clearer expectations was presented previously at STTI Nursing Research Congress in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to 2012, the curriculum was based on components of the COPA model.  The positive outcome results from the 4 thsemester research project coupled with a faculty desire to adjust the curriculum to promote increased student engagement and student evaluation measurement across the program, prompted the faculty to enhance the utilization of the COPA model program wide. A full curriculum redesign was conducted with extensive faculty involvement, workshops with Dr. Lenburg and Veronica Abdur-Rahman, PhD, RN, CNE, a nurse educator experienced with implementation of the COPA model with nursing programs. The overall goal was for the students and graduates to demonstrate the key conceptual pillars of the COPA model. The lessons learned through the curriculum revision process have yielded a continuum of reactions and emotions ranging from challenging and frustrating, to rewarding and energizing. The purpose of today’s presentation is to speak to the rewards to be gleaned through a united faculty effort with the goal of student engagement and improved outcomes throughout the program.  The presentation will highlight challenges of implementation of this theoretical model to guide nursing education, the first-hand step by step experience of implementation of curriculum change and encouraging the faculty engagement of a theroetical model to guide the evaluation process. The COPA model (Lenburg, et al., 2009) is designed and structured as a theoretical curriculum framework to promote competence for practice.  It is based on the philosophy of competency-based, practice-oriented methods and outcomes, and is organized around four essential conceptual pillars. One implication of the IOM report (1999; Greiner & Knebel, 2003) was that safe nursing care is equated with competence, and competency based instruction must receive more emphasis.  Additionally, implementation of the COPA model requires significant changes in traditional educational attitudes and methods in nursing programs to promote competent, effective, professional practice and patient safety (Lenburg et al., 2009). Lenburg (2011) reports that the model or major components of it have been adopted effectively by many nursing programs. With guidance and persistence, faculty work through the challenges of change and ultimately observe remarkable differences in student performance. Alvin Toffler (1990) is often quoted as saying that the unprepared of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn. Lenburg (2011) states that nurse leaders, educators, and students are caught in the struggle of shifting from past practices to contemporary requirements with the need to unlearn and relearn.  This presentation of the curriculum redesign of the Covenant School of Nursing is one such story to be shared and learned from.en
dc.subjectCurriculum re-designen
dc.subjectCurriculum theoretical frameworken
dc.subjectStudent engagement and learning outcomesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:39:58Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:39:58Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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