Competency Based Nursing Education: Guide to Achieving Outstanding Learner Outcomes

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Springer Publishing Company, Oct 26, 2009 - Medical - 240 pages
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The need for competency-based education (CBE) in nursing has been recognized for years. CBE provides a way to help ensure that learners are competent at the end of educational endeavors. This book is designed as a resource for nurse educators who are responsible for diverse education programs.

Authors Anema and McCoy bring together all the elements of CBE, and provide a road map to develop, implement, and evaluate competency-based approaches to nursing education. The book provides valuable guidelines for developing organizational strategies, new care delivery approaches, and project planning tools. Guidance on performance assessment tools and data collection is also included.

Key features:

  • Explains why CBE is needed and how it can help improve current education programs
  • Presents practical guidelines on how to transition to the CBE approach
  • Provides helpful guidance on developing valid and reliable assessments
  • Includes critical information on data collection and the use of data to verify achievement of outcomes
  • Contains practice activities at the end of each chapter to simulate real-life situations

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1 Vision of CompetencyBased Education
2 Developing and Applying CompetencyBased Education
3 Applying a Model to Develop and Implement a CompetencyBased Education ProgramCourse
4 Transitioning to the CBE Approach
5 Developing Valid and Reliable Assessments
6 Data Collection and Use to Verify Achievement of Outcomes
7 Making the Change to CBE
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About the author (2009)

Marion G. Anema, PhD, RN, most recently served as Educational Resources Director (Joint position with Mid America Learning) and Texas Education Resources to consult and develop Distance Education Programs with institutional partners. She was also Chief Academic Officer at Mid America Learning to manage and implement nursing programs with institutional partners. Previously she held administrative and faculty positions as Associate Director, Nursing Programs, College of Health Professions, Western Governors University. Faculty Chair, Walden University, Dean, School of Nursing, Tennessee State University, and Assistant Dean, Texas Woman's University, Dallas. She holds certificates as an online instructor, in case management, online quality management, and intensive Bioethics (Georgetown University). Her scholarly articles have been published in DCCN, JONA, Nursing, J of Nursing Education, Nurse Educator, International Nursing Review, Computers in Nursing, J of Continuing Education in Nursing, among others. Dr. McCoy and Dr. Anema published a book, "Competency-Based Nursing Education: A Guide to Achieving Outstanding Learner Outcomes" (Springer, 2010). They continue to provide consulting services for nursing programs involved in curriculum development/revision and/or program accreditation processes.

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