NEW! Certificate in Nursing Education for the Practice Setting, UofT Nursing

by Admin on June 25, 2018

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(3 online courses, each 10 weeks long)

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Certificate Description
This certificate program has been developed to provide aspiring &/or practicing nursing educators & practice leaders with advanced level education, tools, and skills, to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the provision of clinical education that supports excellence in professional practice. The certificate focuses on the role of the nurse educator in practice settings that may include community, primary health care, long-term care and/or acute care; and where learners may include novice and experienced nurses, student nurses, other members of the health care team, as well as, clients and family members. Core course content focusses on the application of theoretical and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning; as well as the design and development, teaching and facilitation, and evaluation of education initiatives in the practice setting. Participants have opportunities to engage in critical reflection and dialogue to support development of their educational leadership. A wide variety of teaching and learning situations address common issues encountered in these roles such as, working with learners with differing levels of experience and expertise; managing competency and practice concerns; and providing education within complex practice environments.
Audience

Nurses 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.

The “Certificate in Nursing Education for the Practice Setting” (Not-for-credit) is comprised of three 10-week on-line courses to be successfully completed over a two-year period. Courses may also be taken as “stand alone” courses. The three required courses for the full certificate are (in preferred but not mandatory order):

Course 1:
January 16 – March 26, 2019 (10-week online course!)
Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Theoretical Perspectives and Context
This 10-week on-line course focuses on development of a foundational knowledge base in education theory and pedagogical issues relevant to nursing education in the practice setting.
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Course 2:
September 12 – November 20, 2019 (10-week online course!)
Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation
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.
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Course 3:
January 9 – March 19, 2019 (10-week online course!)
Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment and Evaluation
This 10-week on-line course focuses on development of a foundational knowledge base in education assessment and evaluation relevant to nursing education in the practice setting.
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