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Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Nursing Curriculum
A How-To Best Practice Approach

Author(s): Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF, DI Associates, Inc.
  • ISBN-13: 9781284127362
  • ISBN-10:1284127362
  • Paperback    300 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 9/1/2017
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Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum: A How-To Best Practice Approach provides specific, practical tools and strategies for teaching and evaluating students in the conceptbased curriculum model. The text includes sample lesson plans and study guides to show how a concept is taught in the classroom,clinical teaching activities that connect classroom and clinical learning, and clinical evaluation tools to assess student competence in a concept-based curriculum.

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• Chapter learning outcomes
• Forms, lesson plans, and other examples of specific tools
• Key points at the end of each chapter
• Highlighted priorities, tips, and pitfalls



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Curriculum Development

Part  I  Introduction to the Concept-Based Curriculum and Conceptual Learning in Nursing Education
  Chapter  1  Essential Elements of an Effective Nursing Curriculum
  Chapter  2  Traditional Learning vs. Conceptual Learning
  Chapter  3  Developing a Nursing Concept-Based Curriculum: A 12-Step Approach
Part  II  Teaching and Learning in a Nursing Concept-Based Curriculum
  Chapter  4  Developing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for Conceptual Learning
  Chapter  5  Teaching in a CBC Classroom
  Chapter  6  Teaching in the CBC Clinical Setting
  Chapter  7  Teaching in a Concept-Based Online Learning Environment
  Chapter  8  Using Concept Mapping for Conceptual Learning
  Chapter  9  Using Case Studies in a CBC
Part  III  Assessment and Evaluation in a Nursing Concept-Based Curriculum
  Chapter  10  Assessing Learning in the CBC Classroom
  Chapter  11  Assessing Learning in the CBC Clinical Setting
  Chapter  12  Determining Methods for CBC Program Systematic Evaluatioon

Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF-DI Associates, Inc.

Nationally recognized as an expert in medical-surgical and gerontological nursing, Donna has a wealth of experiences as a clinical nurse specialist, educator, and nursing administrator for over 30 years. She has taught at the diploma and baccalaureate levels, and most recently in an associate degree program. Currently she provides continuing education and consultation for faculty, staff nurses, managers, and allied health professionals on critical thinking, leadership and management, and gerontology topics through her consulting company, DI Associates, Inc. She has written a number of articles and books, including Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care (4th ed.), An Introduction to Long Term Care Nursing, and the Core Curriculum for Case Management (with Susan Powell). Her most recent article on critical thinking can be found in the January 2001 issue of Nursing Management. Donna also has an article entitled “Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Older Adult” in the May/June 2001 issue of Geriatric Nursing.

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