Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing: How to Develop and Evaluate Educational Programs

Publication Year: 2018

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Authors/Editor: McCoy, Janice L.; Anema, Marion G.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-617006-4

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 94

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This is a concise step-by-step guide for novice nurse educators on the development of new programs and curricula—or the revision of existing ones—that meet the standards of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE.

The second edition of this quick access guide is updated to meet all new and revised standards for program approval and covers the full scope of the development process from conception through evaluation. The resource’s thoughtful organization and bullet-point format enable users to access the information they need in seconds, and an abundance of updated examples clarify each step of the way.

The book uses concepts and principles of Systems Theory to guide curriculum development and evaluation. It addresses the major components of the educator role: teaching, curriculum, developing a mission statement and program philosophy, selecting an organizational framework, using information technology, and evaluating both students and programs. It stresses use of evaluation procedures in which decisions are based on data. Each step of the process is organized into manageable parts that build upon each other, instilling the confidence and knowhow to build quality programs. Chapters define key terms, summarize important points, and list resources for additional study.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Meets all of the new and revised standards for program approval according to the National State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE
  • Features updated examples demonstrating each step of the development process
  • Highlights collaborative curriculum development
  • Introduces the career ladder experience and the concept of learning designs
  • Discusses educational/competency outcomes


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: McCoy, Janice L.; Anema, Marion G.
ISBN: 978-0-82-617006-4
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Education
Research & Theory
Language: English
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Pages: 162
Year: 2018
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 94