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Walden UniversityNURS 6351: Role of the Nurse EducatorPhoto Credit: Getty Images/CaiaimageSyllabusStudent Support and Calendar InformationSo you have all key information available to you off-line, it is highly recommended that you printthe following items for your reference:This Syllabus, including the Course Schedule that is linked on this page as a PDFCourse CalendarSupport, Guidelines, and PoliciesCredit Hours5 credits in 11 weeks (4 credits didactic; 1 credit practicum)Walden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments thatenable students to achieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester creditequals about 42 hours of total student work and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours oftotal student work. This time requirement represents an approximate average for undergraduatework and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number and kind of activitiesestimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style, and bystudent familiarity with the delivery method and course content.Course DescriptionNursing education students in this course explore the roles of the nurse educator, includingnurse professional developer/practitioners, patient educators, and academic educators. Throughthe practicum experience, students translate and apply theoretical and scientific principles fromtheir clinical specialty and teaching practices in implementing the educator role. Students willdevelop an appreciation for the complexities of the role of the nurse educator and thechallenges inherent to that role in order to drive positive social change.Note: This course requires a minimum of 72 Practicum hours.
Course Learning OutcomesBy the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:1. Analyze competencies and role expectations of nurse educators in academic, nurseprofessional development, or patient education settings2. Analyze evidence-based strategies to manage the multiple demands on and challengesfacing nurse educators in academic, nurse professional development, or patient educationsettings3. Analyze evidence-based perspectives related to personal styles, preferences, values, andassumptions on approaches to teaching4. Analyze theoretical and scientific findings related to teaching practices across diverseeducator roles5. Synthesize teaching and learning principles, curriculum development, and integration oftechnology strategies to support the role of the nurse educator6. Analyze ethical and legal issues that impact the diverse roles of the nurse educator7. Create opportunities for continued professional growth for positive social changeCollege of Nursing Alignment of Learner OutcomesClick on the following link to access the Alignment of Learner Outcomes:Course MaterialsPlease visit the University bookstore via your Walden student portal to ensure you are obtainingthe correct version of any course texts and/or materials noted in the following section. When you