Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation
10 week course
Delivery Format: Online
This 10-week on-line course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on design, delivery and facilitation of nursing education in the practice setting. The course will include:
- development of learning needs assessments for individuals and groups;
- creation of learner centred goals and objectives;
- incorporation of diverse approaches and techniques for educational program design and delivery; and
- consideration of practical and operational needs for delivery of educational programs.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Design a learning needs assessment to explore a specific educational issue.
- Develop appropriate goals and objectives for learners.
- Utilize evidence and theory to develop and deliver clinical education programs.
- Design an educational plan to address a specific learning need in the clinical setting.
- Develop and present an educational tool for use within an identified educational program.
- Describe opportunities and challenges for the design, delivery and facilitation of education in the practice setting.
Please Note: This is one of three required courses for the “Certificate in Nursing Education for the Practice Setting” (Not-for-credit). It may be taken as a “stand alone” course however, if taken as part of the certificate, all three required courses must be completed within a two year period. The other two courses are:
- Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Theoretical Perspectives and Context
- Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment & Evaluation
Nurses and health professionals with an interest in nursing education in the practice setting. This course will be of importance to those who have current responsibilities for nursing education and/or professional practice as a component of their roles who wish to enhance their knowledge, as well as, for those considering a role in nursing education as a career opportunity.
This course is offered as a fully on-line asynchronous course through the University of Toronto’s Learning Management System (Quercus). In each of the 10 weeks of the course participants are expected to view a one-hour e-learning module, review required readings, and actively engage with the course material by participating in a weekly learning activity or completing a written assignment.
- Learning activities – There are 6 short learning activities which include: Posting responses to 1-2 questions in the learning portal and then engaging in on-line discussion with other participants; or searching for resources/examples from practice and posting a short summary for peers.
- Assignment – There is one written final assignment required in the course (Develop an Educational Program Plan). Participants will work on the assignment throughout the 10-weeks in short segments. The segments will then contribute to a culminating graded submission due at the end of the course.
Grading for this course is on a pass /fail basis. In order for participants to receive a grade of “pass” they must obtain a final minimum average of 70% in the course based on all evaluation methods. It is anticipated that participants will need to allocate at least 6-8 hours per week to complete the required components of the course. Please note for this course the week runs from the Wednesday to the Tuesday evening following.
Weekly Progress Learning Module Topics Evaluative Components SECTION 1: ASSESSING AND PRIORITIZING LEARNING NEEDS Week 1
- Introduction to course
- Developing and conducting learning needs assessments
Discussion Board Post Week 2
- Examining types of learning needs assessments
- Prioritizing learning needs
Discussion Board Post SECTION 2: APPLYING THEORY INTO PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND FACILITATION OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS Week 3
- Developing goals, objectives and outcomes
Culminating Assignment – Part 1: Learning Goals Objectives and Outcomes Week 4
- Review of instructional design models and approaches
- Modes of Delivery 1: Instructional Design
- Traditional methods of teaching
Culminating Assignment – Part 2: Peer Assessment Week 5
- Modes of Delivery 1: Instructional Design
- Active Learning Strategies
Discussion Board Post Week 6
- Modes of Delivery 2: Working with Groups
- Working with Professionals, Patients, Families, Communities
Discussion Board Post Week 7
- Modes of Delivery 3: Working with Individuals
- Supporting learners to develop learning goals and objectives
- The “at risk” learner
Discussion Board Post SECTION 3: PRACTICAL AND OPERATIONAL NEEDS FOR DESIGNING, DEVELOPING AND DELIVERING EDUCATION IN THE PRACTICE SETTING Week 8
- Using evidence to inform content and delivery
- Working with experts
- Using web-based resources
- Team teaching
Culminating Assignment – Part 3: Audiences, Strategies and Evidence Week 9
- Supporting formal academic student learning experiences
Discussion Board Post Week 10
- Education in a fast-paced environment
- Strategies for sustaining learning
Culminating Assignment – Part 5: Education Plan (Final)
Erica Cambly RN, MN, CCNE Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto Erica Cambly is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. Erica has been a nurse for over 20 years and has been involved in formal education for the past 10. She completed her Master of Nursing degree at the University of Toronto and recently became a Canadian Certified Nurse Educator (CCNE) through the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. Currently, Erica is the 1st year coordinator in the undergraduate program and co-leads the simulation team. Her teaching interests include using gamification and simulation to enhance skill acquisition and competence development in undergraduate students. Erica regularly presents this work at conferences pertaining to teaching and learning or healthcare education.
Leigh Andrews RN, MN, PNC(C), CTDP Advanced Practice Nurse for the High Risk Birthing Unit and the High Risk Obstetrics at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Leigh Andrews is the Advanced Practice Nurse for the High Risk Birthing Unit and the High Risk Obstetrics at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She graduated from Athabasca University with her Master of Nursing and has been an obstetrical nurse for 25 years. She has been instrumental in the development of innovative education sessions and quality initiatives including a model of care of combining critical care and obstetrical nursing for acutely ill pregnant women. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and holds a Level 1 Critical Care Nursing Certificate with honours from George Brown College. She is a Simulationist (SIM-one), NRP and FHS instructor. Special areas of interest include case management of medically complex pregnant patients, informatics and simulation.
Early Bird price (ends December 13, 2019) $790 + HST Regular price (starting December 14, 2019) $875 + HST U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $745 + HST U of T Nursing Faculty save 15% $745 + HST Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing save 50% $435 + HST
A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to email@example.com by December 13, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
- Registration is limited.
- Advanced registration is required. You must register by January 7, 2020. No on-site registration at the event.
- U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
- U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
- Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing discount is available to individuals currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
- Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
- Course Cancellation Policy – The university reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrollment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund of the fee and tax you paid to the University of Toronto. We are not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you.
Date and Location
Jan 15-Mar 24, 2020
10 week course
Delivery Format: Online
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd Phone: (416) 978-1784 Address: Centre for Professional Development
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
155 College Street
Canada M5T 1P8