Discussion Week 3

 Within the Discussion Board area, write 500-1000 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Your primary response is the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. You are required to use two scholarly resources from peer-reviewed journals no more than 3-5 years old, in addition to your course textbooks. Be substantive and clear, and use examples from the literature to reinforce your ideas.

For the past 100 years, nursing education has been the focus of numerous reports (e.g. the Flexner Report, the Institute of Medicine, the QSEN Initiative, the Carnegie Report) and academic organizations (e.g. AACN, NLN) have issued position statements and/or developed guidelines regarding where nursing education should take place and what its focus should be. Please answer the following:

Relative to the current trends in nursing education, how would you construct a curriculum that is innovative and relevant, able to fully engage learners and facilitate student growth, reflect evidence-based practices, and reflects are a collaborative experience?

Consider the following in your response:

  • The primary diver for the development of professional knowledge and how that is embedded in the standards of patient care.
  • The identification of competencies.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of competency-based v. traditional curricula in nursing programs.