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NURS 7865 Outcome-Focused Curriculum and Program Evaluation
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nurse Education, Nurse Education


Course Level: Doctoral Foundational

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to:

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: None.

Course Description: Exploration of curriculum design and course development as foundations for achievement of desired learning and program outcomes. Emphasis is on the connection between design and evidence of performance to assess individual learning, course and program effectiveness and continuous quality improvement.


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous in Canvas

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: None.

Course Contact: China Hutchins



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 1. Differentiate theoretical and educational frameworks/philosophies in nursing education. 2. Analyze evaluation models for determining curriculum effectiveness. 3. Provide evidence-based recommendations to revise and/or develop a selected curricular model. 4. Design an educational experience for adult learners, including planned learning activities. 5. Analyze models and methods for assessing student learning. 6. Demonstrate knowledge of program evaluation models and strategies consistent with standards for professional recognition, regulatory and accrediting bodies.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: 5IN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-26-19
End Date: 12-13-19

FALL 2020

Section: 5IN
Instructor: Lorraine Gdanetz
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-31-20
End Date: 12-18-20

FALL 2021

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-30-21
End Date: 12-17-21

FALL 2022

Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-29-22
End Date: 12-16-22

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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