Department of Nursing
West Chester University
222 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
The Nursing Education Certificate program is a 12 credit post-baccalaureate or post-master's program to specifically prepare individuals with BSN or MSN degrees, of a clinical nature, for the teaching role in nursing education.
This course is designed to examine the theory and practice of curriculum development as a group process, synthesizing basic principles of curriculum in nursing education.
Examination of the teaching-learning process and skills in professional nursing, with emphasis on baccalaureate or in-service education. Includes both classroom and clinical practicum teaching experience, as well as seminars with other students enrolled. Focus is community health nursing throughout. PREREQ: NSG 507.
This course will focus on the application of principles of measurement and evaluation within nursing education. Practical experiences will include the construction and evaluation of classroom tests and clinical assessment instruments, as well as interpretation of standardized tests used within nursing education. Current trends and issues related to evaluation will be discussed.
This course will focus on the current and potential impact of the microcomputer in the nursing areas of practice, education, and administration. Basic concepts of computer literacy will be reviewed with lab exercises to assist those who are not computer literate. The course then will proceed from the history of nursing informatics and culminate with the future of nursing informatics.
Please see the WCU Graduate Student Handbook for special requirements for clinical practicum.