Concept Based Curriculum Webinars

Conceptual learning in nursing involves emphasizing concepts that link to the delivery of patient care. Rather than focusing on expanding content and facts, a concept based curriculum focuses on helping students learn generalities which can then be applied to specifics (Giddens, 2013).

The Texas Academic Progression in Nursing project includes the development and implementation of an optional, shared concept based curriculum for Associate Degree Nursing programs that is continued though the  RN to BSN curriculum of partnering universities.  Because teaching conceptually effectively requires different teaching-learning strategies than the traditional  methods, the APIN project, courtesy of  the Academic Consulting Group, provides four live Webinars for faculty on the following topics:

  • Implementation of a Concept Based Curriculum     

Speaker:   Dr. Nelda Godfrey, PhD, ACNS-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program, University of Kansas Medical Center School of Nursing

  • Concept Based Classroom & Clinical Teaching in a Concept Based Curriculum  

Speaker:  Kristin Oneail, MSN, RN , Assistant Professor, Lourdes Universiyt School of Nursing

  • Student and Program Evaluation in a Concept Based Curriculum - June 12, 2013 2:00 to 4:00 PM CST 

Speaker:  Dr. Linda Miles,  EdD, RN Department Chair, Daytona State University Nursing Program

  • Preparing Preceptors for a Concept Based Curriculum - August 14, 2013 2:00 to 4:00 PM CST 

Speaker:  TBA

The first two live webinars have already been offered for Texas faculty and are now  posted  on the Academic Consulting Group website  for viewing by faculty across  the country.  The third webinar will be available for general viewing in on June 12, 2013 at 2:00 to 4:00 PM CST and the fourth, in August 14, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM CST.

To view these webinars at no charge, go to:

Please spread the word--We hope these webinars will be helpful for all who are preparing to teach in a Concept Based Curriculum

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
by Lauren Smitherman | May 20, 2013

Tags: education, interprofessional-collaboration, texas

April Rowe Neal

Are these webinars still available? The link is not functional.
Posted on: November 12, 2013, 8:07 pm

Helen Reid

Try this address - I think they must have re-arranged the site.
Posted on: September 21, 2014, 9:35 pm


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