The Importance Of Curriculum Development In Nursing Education

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Curriculum development in nursing education is a creative complex, dynamic, ongoing process to produce an evidence informed relevant contents with unified curriculum with a purpose to create a learning experience to produce professionally qualified graduates (Ashraf, 2013). Process involves logical, imaginative thinking, careful analysis, convincing arguments, precise writing, creativeness, openness to new ideas and jeopardies. The development process can be influenced by personal values, judgement, philosophies of the development teams as well based on the fundamental principles of fit the level of students enrolled the program .Curriculum development have philosophical, psychological, social and economic basis. Each curriculum is a platform …show more content…
In a responsive curriculum development and education process it is necessary to reflect on the current societal issues. Though society 's problems faced by curriculum development have broadened the cultural and philosophical dilemma they have indirect and powerful relevance to curriculum development (Ashraf, 2013). The curriculum development can be influenced by external and internal factors. The author of this paper selected health care changes and faculty 's lack of awareness about the current trends as one of the issues affecting the curriculum development, since it is one of the societal and external factor affecting the curricular development(National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice [NACNEP], 2010) .The purpose of this thesis is to describe about the health care changes and trends, its impact and relevance to the nursing education and to curriculum development. Finally the author portrait different strategies to overcome and resolve the …show more content…
Analyzing external factors assists to faulty either in developing new curriculum or in the revision process since environmental factor is one of the external factors affecting the curriculum development in the current turbulent society. This analysis would be beneficial for the faculty to aware about the current trends to develop updated curriculum to meet the current requirements of the society (Ashraf, 2013). Review of the program also required to maintain a vibrant curriculum that responds to the changes in the society. Experienced as well new faculty members have a major role in the curriculum development, implementation and evaluation of the program .In order to be updated, strategic planning and environment scanning are inevitable (Billings & Halstead,

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