Nursing Curriculum Plan For Tampa General Hospital

1598 Words 6 Pages
Curriculum Plan for Tampa General Hospital
The overall goal of a nursing curriculum plan is to meet the desired educational outcomes that will prepare graduates to achieve professional practice standards that improve the health and well-being of populations in service to society (Billings & Halstead, 2016). In continuation, the second part of the course project outlines the Southeast region curriculum plan. The staff development program will focus on educating Tampa General Hospital (TGH) nurses on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. A brief description of the programs’ learning theory, organizational framework, curricular components, end-of-program outcomes, and illustration of curricular
…show more content…
The patient’s perception of the quality of care holding greater value and attention than ever (Chen, Koren, Munroe, & Yao, 2014). Furthermore, it is the program’s goal to show TGH nurses that the quality of the nursing care that the patients received in the hospital reflects the perceptions of their overall hospital experience (Kennedy, Craig, Wetsel, Reimels, & Wright, 2013).
Curriculum Components & Alignment
The program curriculum development reflects the specific expectations or competencies that need to be achieved upon completion of the program (Keating, 2015). The proposed curriculum will align with the caring, accountability, and respect values through effective communication and patient advocacy using the TGH patient-centered model of care.
The series of five training programs will utilize group participation, videos, power point presentations, and introductions to new communication tools. Each program will have an overall goal or purpose and will align with the adult learning theory. Employing a multifaceted education program for the improvement in communicating with patients may result in an overall improvement in the perceived care that is being delivered (see Appendix
…show more content…
The Southeast region team responds to this need of improving the HCAHPS metric by creating a curriculum congruent with TGH culture, mission, vision, and the nursing professional model that encourages professional practice and excellent patient care. The Adult Learning Theory is adapted to provide the bedside nurses with insights and abilities to see the relationships between the cause and effect of identifying problems in the health care setting and integrate other theoretical frameworks for adult learning (Culatta, 2012).
Five sessions in the proposed curriculum correspond to the six composites in the HCAHPS survey, namely: communication skills, pain management awareness and holistic care, medication communication improvement, discharge planning, and care coordination. All the learning objectives and activities were based on educational taxonomies. The modules progress from lower to higher thinking skills, engaging the staff on the essence and goal of HCAHPS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,

Related Documents