The curriculum supports the achievement of the identified student learning outcomes and program outcomes of the nursing education unit consistent with safe practice in contemporary healthcare environments.
4.1 The curriculum incorporates established professional standards, guidelines, and competencies, and has clearly articulated student learning outcomes and program outcomes consistent with contemporary practice.
4.2 The student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction, direct learning activities, and evaluate student progress.
4.3 The curriculum is developed by the faculty and regularly reviewed to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency.
4.4 The curriculum includes general education courses that enhance professional nursing knowledge and practice.
4.5 The curriculum includes cultural, ethnic, and socially diverse concepts and may also include experiences from regional, national, or global perspectives.
4.6 The curriculum and instructional processes reflect educational theory, interprofessional collaboration, research, and current standards of practice.
4.7 Evaluation methodologies are varied, reflect established professional and practice competencies, and measure the achievement of the student learning outcomes.
4.8 The length of time and the credit hours required for program completion are congruent with the attainment of identified student learning outcomes and program outcomes and consistent with the policies of the governing organization, state and national standards, and best practices.
4.9 Practice learning environments support the achievement of student learning outcomes and program outcomes.
4.10 Students participate in clinical experiences that are evidence-based and reflect contemporary practice and nationally established patient health and safety goals.
4.11 Written agreements for clinical practice agencies are current, specify expectations for all parties, and ensure the protection of students.
4.12 Learning activities, instructional materials, and evaluation methods are appropriate for all delivery formats and consistent with the student learning outcomes.