Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Online Courses for Nursing Faculty

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Online Courses for Nursing Faculty

Article excerpt

CEO Ruth Corcoran has announced a new strategic alliance between the NLN and Indiana University School of Nursing to offer online courses for nursing faculty. Current offerings include two certificate programs: Teaching in Nursing and Teaching and Learning in Web-Based Courses.

The Teaching in Nursing program includes individual courses in principles of teaching, evaluation, and computer technology. Teaching and Learning in WebBased Courses consists of four courses: Choosing and Using Web Course Management Software, Designing Web Courses, Teaching and Evaluation, and a Practicum. Faculty may choose to take a single course or they can commit to an entire certificate program.

Members of the NLN receive a registration discount for these courses, which will count toward academic credit at IUSON and possibly at other institutions if students choose to pursue a graduate degree. For more information, visit www.nln.org. New courses will continue to be developed through the alliance.

Think Tank on Graduate Preparation

Because most master's programs in nursing today are designed to prepare advanced clinicians - nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, or clinical nurse specialists - and most doctoral programs are designed to prepare researchers or clinical scientists, many graduates of these programs lack appropriate preparation when they assume positions as educators in academic or service settings. …

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