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NURS 706 Teaching in the Health Professions: Surviving and Thriving in Academia
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nurse Education,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: all

Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University

Pre-requisites: none

Course Description: This course examines the transition from health profession clinician to educator and introduces the multiple dimensions of the educator role. Practical information is presented for orienting in the academic environment and thriving in an academic career. The course will explore professional, legal and ethical principles in higher education.


Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: 0

Course Contact: Fonda Neal



Tuition: $865/credit hour


Other considerations: The first day of the course is synchronous. Date TBD Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Examine the role transition from clinician to educator 2. Identify strategies for promoting personal and professional growth in the educator role 3. Explain the accreditation and regulatory processes in higher education and implications for educators 4. Integrate philosophical perspectives of adult education into a personal teaching philosophy 5. Analyze characteristics of effective learning environments 6. Apply professional, ethical, and legal principles to the decision-making process for addressing issues in academic and clinical educational environments.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: C01
Instructor: Kimberly Curry-Lourenco
Seats: 10
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-20-19
End Date: 07-26-19

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FALL 2019

Section: C01
Instructor: Kim Curry-Lourenco
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-19-19
End Date: 12-13-19


Section: C01
Instructor: Kim Curry-Lourenco
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-24-21
End Date: 07-30-21


Section: C01
Instructor: Jo Robins, PhD
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-23-22
End Date: 08-01-22

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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