N 5329 Spring 2015 NURS 5329 Nurse Educator Role: Strategies

N 5329 Spring 2015 NURS 5329 Nurse Educator Role: Strategies and Practicum Spring 2015 Course Description: Preamble: This is the third and last course for the core Nursing Education Courses. The first two courses have provided a foundation to put these principles into action in the academic setting. Course Description: This course is an exploration of the nurse educator role in structuring teaching strategies that assure effective individual and group learning, safe clinical practice, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Nurse educator practicum placements are arranged within pre‐licensure nursing education programs. Credit Hours: 112.5 hours of application of the teaching role. 3 semester credit hours. The student will complete 9.5 of the practicum hours by participating in individual and group activities in the online classroom. The remaining 103 hours will be spent on‐site in nursing education programs under the guidance of mentors/preceptors in collaboration with course faculty. Course Credit: 3 Pre‐requisite Completion of MSN Core Courses. Completion of Nurs 5327 Nursing Education Curriculum courses: Development and NURS 5328 Evaluation in Nursing Education or Consent of Instructor. Class Meeting Time: Online, Blackboard, Zoom sessions Belinda Deal, RN, PhD, CNE, CEN Instructor(s): Office: BRB 2350 Contact Office Hours: online and by appointment Preferred method of communication, email or cell Information: phone and text E‐mail: bdeal@uttyler.edu Phone: 903‐530‐3787 (cell) office (903) 566‐7120 Fax: 903‐565‐5533 Office Hours: Online as needed, will set up phone conferences and Zoom sessions as needed Required Materials: Oermann, M.H. (2015). Teaching in nursing and the role of the educator: The complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development. New York: Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 9780826195531 McDonald, M. E. (2014). The nurse educator's guide to assessing learning outcomes. (3rd ed.). Sudberry, MA: Jones and Bartlett. Benner, P., Sutphen, M., Leonard, V., Day, L. (2010). Educating nurses: A call for radical transformation. San Francisco: Jossey‐Bass. American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author. ISBN 1433805618 Booklists and bookstore links may be accessed at the UT Tyler College of Nursing Graduate Studies page. Recommended Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 2014 Candidate Handbook Materials: http://www.nln.org/certification/handbook/cne.pdf The Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators 2012 Revision ISBN/ISSN: 9781934758175 (available on the NLN website cost approx. $20) For the future: Books from the Certified Nurse Exam Helpful References List from LSU http://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/content.php?pid=342727&sid=3285623 Course Format: Via Blackboard site: Lectures, case studies, group discussion, portfolio completion. Development of teaching activities including lecture and clinical settings in conjunction with face to face faculty preceptor at pre‐licensure nursing program. Student Resources http://lms‐media.uttyler.edu/fileman/OID/Resource/skills.html Page 1 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 for Online and Hybrid Courses: Student Learning Outcomes: Grading Policies: Grading Criteria: Including technical skills needed to be successful, Blackboard Support, Netiquette, Quick References, and University Policies Upon successful completion of the course, the student will able to: 1.
Apply concepts of role theory to the advanced practice roles of nurse educators including teaching, service, and scholarship. 2.
Demonstrate the ability to integrate nursing education theories and teaching/learning strategies to facilitate students’ assimilation of knowledge and safe clinical practice. 3.
Use established and innovative educational processes to design, implement, and evaluate educational offerings, which incorporate the promotion of critical thinking and creative use of resources. 4.
Apply theories, principles, and strategies of teaching and learning in ways that meet the needs of diverse learning styles. 5.
Analyze current health care, nursing, and nursing education issues, trends, and standards for relevancy to nurse educator roles. Grading Information and Course Requirements Final grades for the course will be determined based upon the following point assignments: A ‐ 90‐100 B ‐ 80‐89 C ‐ 70‐79 D ‐ 60‐69 F ‐ Below 60 Five (5) points will be deducted for each day an assignment is late (including weekends) if prior arrangements have not been made with the course instructors. Final assignments for the course must be submitted on time, i.e. will not be accepted late. Reading Assignments: Assigned readings in graduate education are the beginning, not the endpoint. These readings will point you in the direction of continued reading and pondering of your scholarly thoughts. Each participant is responsible for completing the reading assignments in a timely manner. Deadlines are listed in the Course Schedule. Discussion and written assignments are made with the assumption that required reading assignments are completed prior to completion of discussion and written assignments. Assignment Grade Percentage DB 1 5 DB 2 5 DB 3 5 Teaching Plan 15 Teaching Documentation 15 Exam Administration/Analysis 10 Clinical Plan 15 Clinical Documentation 15 Faculty Development Documentation 10 Portfolio 5 Overall Clinical Performance Pass/Fail Total 100 Page 2 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 NURS 5329 Nurse Educator Role: Strategies and Practicum
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Theoretical Foundations
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Classroom Teaching
Clinical Teaching
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Course Outline
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All assignments due Tuesday at
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End of Semester Evaluations
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See APPENDIX A for Course Overview Refer to Blackboard Site for course documents: Practicum Log Example and Blank Log Teaching Plan Teaching Documentation and Evaluation Exam Administration and Analysis Clinical Teaching Plan Clinical Teaching Documentation and Evaluation Faculty Development Activities Page 3 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 Participation Expectations and Discussion Assignments: Discussion Board Postings ‐ Grading Criteria: A Rubric for how postings will be graded is provided in the next section of this Syllabus.  Each participant is responsible for participating in the asynchronous discussions of each Module. This participation will include posting answers to questions posed by the instructor and replying to other participants' postings.  Discussion postings should be made in a timely manner. Deadlines are listed in the Course Schedule. Please note that all discussion postings must be completed by midnight Central Standard Time on the due date.  Participants should plan on entering the Discussion area several times a week in order to read and comment on others postings. Posting answers to the questions posed in the Discussion area should be done in advance of the deadline in order to allow other participants to have the opportunity to comment.  Quality of answers is as important as quantity. A participant's comments should add to the discussion. Comments should be supported as required with references cited appropriately. The instructors and/or participants may use synchronous chats as the need arises. Note: When posting to the discussion area, please type in your comments directly into the Discussion Board. Do not type your comments into a document and then attach it to the discussion‐this method is difficult for some students to access. In addition, if you type your comments into a Word document then copy and paste it into the Discussion Board, please delete extra spaces. The purpose of the discussion board in an online graduate program is to take the place of the class interchange that would occur in a face‐to‐face class. It is your opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the assigned readings and your ability to supplement those readings with expanded exposure to related (and sometimes contrary) information that you will seek in your self‐directed quest to understand and be informed. To that end, we will expect you to share ideas you have gained from the literature, noting the source when appropriate and interpreting into your own words. We will also expect that you will use a more complex thought process to dissect and analyze what you read in the literature and in the discussion thoughts of your fellow students as you offer your own insights. We do not care if you use big words or a lot of words (remember, the world values parsimony), but we are eager to read your thoughtful insights into the questions and statements, your analysis of the words and ideas, and your recommendations for future pathways for nursing and healthcare. The following information will give you some guidelines and allow you to see thinking process we will use to assign a grade to the discussion board exercises. Page 4 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 Discussion Board Rubric
CRITERIA/POINTS Format and logical progression of posting Depth and relevance of post to the topic at hand Contribution to the learning community <80
Spelling and grammar errors detract from the substance of the posting; random thoughts with no sense of a plan to reach a logical conclusion. No clear main idea or direction for flow of information. Posting shows superficial thinking based on personal experiences or opinions only, there is little consideration of contributions to the topic in the literature or from colleagues. Literature support is not relevant to the topic or major literature contributions are missing. Post strays from topic with much irrelevant information and does not address the intent of the assignment. No references cited Posting is largely aimed at self‐
expression without consideration of the reader. There is no room for dialogue or disagreement and no acknowledgment of the potential contributions of others. The posting is a rehash of old ideas without consideration of how these can advise the future. No evidence is found of making the material consumable or reader‐friendly 80‐89
Midpoint Midpoint Midpoint 90‐100
Form is superior; obvious attention to proofreading and grammar. Main idea is stated early and clearly; argument or ideas are built using a logical progression of thoughts which are stated clearly and succinctly. Posting clearly shows evidence of critical thinking and analysis to a substantial depth expected of a doctoral student. Ideas offered are relevant to the topic and show the ability to extrapolate complex ideas from various sources into a coherent argument or statement(s). Two or more relevant references cited; cited references are appropriate and indicative of the best knowledge on the topic. Posting shows an astute awareness of the needs of the learning community with an interest in their growth and knowledge acquisition; attempts to move colleagues into meaningful dialogue and presents creative approaches that are open to discussion. Post contributes to the progression of nursing as a scholarly community but is presented in a clear, enlightening, and engaging way. Page 5 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 Expectations: Written Assignments: 
All written assignments are to be completed in Microsoft Word and submitted in a timely manner. Deadlines are listed in the Course Schedule.  Please note that all written assignments must be submitted by midnight Central Standard Time on the due date.  All written assignments should be submitted through the assignment links. If your web connection is down for some reason, please contact your instructor by telephone to make arrangements to get the assignment submitted within the posted time period.  Plagiarism is a serious academic offense. Please avoid the consequences of academic dishonesty by citing all sources that you use in your work. Consult the academic dishonesty statements in the Graduate Nursing handbook and on the university web site. Late assignments will receive point reductions. (see Grading Information and Course Requirements section within this Syllabus). Assignments/Projects All assignments and projects will be submitted through the assignment link in each Turn‐In Process: module. Use the following process to prepare and submit assignments:  Prepare your assignment using Microsoft Word. Name your assignment with the following convention: last name, assignment title (ex. Last_Assignmenttitle) Browse and find then download your document. When assignments are received, we will open them in Microsoft Word for grading. This will enable us to make comments, ask questions, etc. We will then return your assignment through the Student Grade Center area. We will make an announcement when papers are returned to remind you to check the Student Grade Center. To see comments about your assignment, click on your grade. If you need more instructions on how to submit files through the assignment link in the modules, please read the User Manual located in the Tools area. Safe Assign Program SafeAssign is a feature provided by Blackboard that is designed to detect plagiarism or on BBd Written non‐original student work. Your instructor may set up this feature so that when you Assignments: submit papers, they are automatically sent through SafeAssign. The program checks your work against a comprehensive database of source material including previous students’ work and other papers and materials found on the web. An originality report will be generated that indicates the percentage of non‐original material (text that matches existing sources) found in your paper. The purpose of using SafeAssign in your course is to ensure you are writing original papers and to encourage you and all students to properly attribute all sources used.
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Page 9 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 Appendix A Course Overview NURS 5329 Nurse Educator Role: Strategy and Practicum Course Overview The practicum requirements for this course include 112.5 contact hours. A credit of 9.5 contact hours is given for the activities of the first 3 weeks of the course in the online case studies, leaving 103 contact hours for practicum experiences with your faculty preceptor. Organization of Practicum: Based on SLOs 2 and 3, Design, implement, and evaluate educational offerings which facilitate students’ assimilation of knowledge and safe clinical practice. Hours: 9.5 Hours online case studies 103 hours in Teaching Environment (Classroom, Online, Clinical), Evaluation Activities, Faculty Role Activities. Step by Step: 1. Student contacts Faculty Preceptor and sets up meeting 2. Student works with course faculty to ensure preceptor agreements are signed 3. Student and Faculty Preceptor work together to determine how practicum hours will be achieved The majority of situations will include the following approximate hours: Classroom Environment: approximately 20 hours Lecture preparation, Exam activities, Course observation, Online activities, and Evaluation of activities. Clinical Environment: approximate 50 hours Clinical Observation, Skills lab activities, Clinical evaluation, Post conference observation and participation, and Evaluation of activities. Faculty Development: 15 hours for Evaluation Activities Various Faculty development activities and Evaluation of activities. Most courses will have Total of 103 hours. online components and hours can be used as determined by faculty preceptor and student for the Online Environment. The hours described below are recommended and may be adjusted as determined by the student and the preceptor. 1.
DESIGN Environment Classroom environment Resources IMPLEMENT Method Oermann, course text, Chapter 3 Teaching Methods Options: Blended or Strategies DEMONSTRATION AND DOCUMENTATION EXAMPLES Examples Lecture (one lecture recommended) Outline of plan including content, student learning outcomes Page 10 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 Oermann Chapter 3 Teaching Methods hybrid (portions both face to face and online with learning management system) Face to face primarily
Flipped Classroom Evaluation of
Teaching Content Testing Coaching Clinical environment See Oermann Chapter 5 Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education: Overview, Essentials, and the Evidence Chapter 7 Learning Laboratories as Acute care facility Long term care facility Community setting Skills Lab Simulation: high fidelity, low or medium fidelity, standardized patients, role Active learning activities Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT)/Formative Assessments Problem based learning (Oermann, p. 50) Group activities Clickers or Automated response system Reflection Concept Maps KWL Charts Experiential Learning (Oermann, p. 49) Case Study (Oermann, p. 49) Teaching method *Small group Discussion Board demonstration of 10 minutes of video of lecture o *multiple units of content can be developed Documentation of specific strategies Include formative assessment technique Include active learning strategies Method, location, date, time frame, context of content within course Theory and rationale or using teaching method Learner characteristics, classroom size, etc. Develop 5 MCIs for Unit Exam for content presented Coach student who failed prior exam using EDT materials Making clinical assignments Providing support and feedback Participation in Clinical conferences Concept Maps KWL Charts Case Study (Oermann, Test analysis description with statistics for exam and for specific questions Faculty Preceptor Evaluation and Student Self‐Evaluation (distributed and evaluated online) Documents of coaching materials Reflection of experience Documentation of specific strategies Page 11 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 a Foundation for Nursing Excellence Chapter 8 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Articles by Kan, 2009 and Marchigiano, 2011 Evaluation of Clinical Environment Online environment See Oermann Chapter 4 Integrating Technology in Education and Chapter 6 Teaching in Online Learning Environments play Half of the hours can be observation with the other half where the student takes the primary role with preceptor as back up. Grade clinical paperwork (electronic, concept map, etc.) Distance Education Interactive Television Self‐paced modules (Oermann, p. 48) Content presentation p. 49) Demonstration/Return Demonstration (Oermann, p. 53) Reflection Clinical work with marked feedback and grade video, prezi, power point, chunking content, etc. Reflection KWL Charts Case Study (Oermann, p. 49) Small group demonstration of 10 minutes of video Documentation of specific strategies Choose one or more faculty development activities. FACULTY ROLE Time with Preceptor and Faculty meetings observation of preceptor Course meetings Observation of other teaching in courses suggested by Preceptor Faculty Development Educational meetings activities specific to school of nursing or university‐
wide Research Presentations Support Activities Interview support Documentation and reflection KWL Chart for activities “How does your Page 12 of 13 N 5329 Spring 2015 Web‐based resources Create faculty development module Others staff: librarians, IT support, Recruitment, admissions, advising, learning/ testing center, counseling. Webinars QSEN modules AACN webinars Faculty Focus newsletters Nurse Tim webinars department support nursing….?” KWL description of interaction KWL chart for activities Discussion question answers for QSEN Modules (1‐6) Page 13 of 13 
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