"I have been waiting for decades for this book to be written. The authors take the reader on a wonderful journey by means of a step-by-step approach to the entire process of curriculum development. It covers each aspect of the process comprehensively. And it delivers this in a way that makes this complex process understandable.
The tables in the book greatly aid in the mastery of curriculum development. The process is further made to 'come alive' with each chapter’s synthesis activities. These involve a case study approach. The value of this is increased by questions that relate the cases to the various steps in the design process. This is then followed by curriculum development questions for consideration in the reader’s present or future setting. I highly recommend this book for anyone involved in curriculum design on any level."
—Gladys L. Husted, PhD, RN, CNE
School of Nursing, Distinguished Professor
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
"The nursing curriculum development textbook by Iwasiw, Goldenberg, and Andrusyszyn presents practical steps and considerations as faculty define, philosophize, construct, and evaluate curriculum. The chapter formats feature overview, goals, content, summary, activities, and references that are logical and quite helpful. Numerous tables concisely and aptly demonstrate major points and principles of the content areas. The textbook is a useful nursing curriculum tool for individual and/or committee educators who may represent a continuum of experience from initiate to seasoned levels. In all, the authors offer gems of information for all levels of nursing curriculum development and/or modification."
— Dot Baker, RN, MS(N), CS, EdD
Associate Professor, Nursing
Wilmington College, DE
"I am already using the curriculum book and am extremely satisfied with it."
"Nurse educators will find help in their task as curriculum developers; this book includes case studies, synthesis activities to demonstrate practical application of the processes and extensive references."
— Canadian Nurse
May 2005, Vol.101, No.5, Page 11