Nursing Practice Course Outline: Course Outcomes and Learning Objectives
Course design is guided by curriculum outcomes, and course outlines must be developed to
ensure that learners are meeting the intended outcomes. Curriculum development and course
design are influenced by many factors, such as program level and setting. The course design
process begins with the broad program or organizational outcomes and narrows to specific
objectives to guide instruction.
The purpose of this assignment is to develop a course outline for one topic related to nursing
practice (e.g., leadership, pediatric nursing, community health, psychiatric nursing, theoretical
nursing, etc.) that includes all key elements (name of the course, course outcomes, topical
outlines/modules, and assessments including assigned weight).
Incorporate at least two of the QSEN competencies in your course and four-course objectives.
You will choose a health care practice for this assignment and build upon it throughout the
course in order to achieve an understanding of the curriculum development process.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to
become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.