ERIC Number: ED360883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Ethics Education for Baccalaureate Nursing Students.
Ryden, Muriel B.; Duckett, Laura
The final report of a 3-year project which involved the development, implementation, and evaluation of Multi-Course Sequential Learning, a model for integrating ethics education into the curriculum of the undergraduate programs in nursing at the University of Minnesota (UM) in Minneapolis is provided. The project focused on nursing students (n=308) and faculty and teaching assistants (n=40-to-50) at the university as well as nurse educators concerned with ethics education across the country. The program aimed to provide students with the knowledge base in ethics needed for the ethical practice of nursing by developing a coherent sequence of learning experiences delivered via ethics units in existing courses throughout the curriculum. For faculty the aim was to enhance their ability to use the rich examples inherent in students' clinical experiences to help students apply ethical knowledge. The ethics instruction was provided in eight didactic courses and five clinical courses. Faculty development activities included workshops and individual or small group consultation. The project continues past grant funding with the support of faculty and administration at UM. Measures of student improvement found that significant gains occurred. Anecdotal student attitudes indicated that some were positive while others viewed the ethics units as extra work. Faculty participants in workshops were also positive. An executive summary is included. Appendixes contain five reprinted journal articles, the curriculum, information on a handbook, and student achievement data. (JB)
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Nursing, Nursing Students, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Sequential Learning, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Study, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.