536 Issues and Roles in Nursing Education

The nurse educator roles of teaching, service, and scholarship in academia are the focus of this course. The societal, economic, ethical, political, and technological trends affecting nursing education are explored. Analysis of faculty issues focus on preparation, academic development, collegial and community collaboration, and scholarly endeavors. Discussion of the teaching role include but are not limited to development of learners, teaching/learning styles, course/student evaluations, student/faculty rights, workload, academic freedom, and curricular design. Responsibilities and opportunities of service including involvement in governance, community participation, program evaluation, academic advisement, and community leadership are studied. Prerequisites: 500, 504, 508, 512, and 516 or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.