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Online Nursing Education: A Collaborative Approach

  • Melissa Robinson
  • Henny Breen
  • ISBN-10: 1284181170
  • ISBN-13: 9781284181173
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

A Timely Text That Fills A Gap in Nursing Education The increase of online nursing education programs has furthered the need for nursing faculty to have specific preparation for online teaching. To effectively teach online and to develop high quality online education programs, it is critical that nurse educators have the required knowledge, training, and mentorship. Online Nursing Education: A Collaborative Approach is written for faculty teaching online RN to BSN courses and graduate students in a nursing education degree program, post-master’s certificate program, advanced practice program, or other advanced education-related degrees, such as an Ed.D. This timely resource takes a theoretical approach and includes practical and diverse examples as well as sample online course designs and learning modules. Topics covered include strategies for teaching online, learning through writing in an online classroom, experiential learning in online programs, generational differences in online learning, and more. This unique resource fills a gap in nursing education with an approach and content that are driven by educational theory, best practices in online education, and learner needs as opposed to technology and cost as drivers of online education. Online Nursing Education: A Collaborative Approach will help online faculty further their expertise in online teaching and prepare graduate students in nursing education programs to be effective online educators.


  • Drs. Robinson and Breen have a combined 23 years experience teaching in post-licensure online nursing education programs focused on building students’ confidence while advancing their education.

  • Offers specific recommendations for developing online programs that address recruiting from the nursing workforce, building relationships with community college nursing programs and employers, developing policies that support adult students within the institution, and integrating quality assurance into the delivery of the online curriculum.

  • Includes examples of the challenges and opportunities involved in educating diverse learners in nursing education, particularly adult learners who have returned to higher education as active members of the nursing workforce.

  • Provides guidance on how to teach students to develop their leadership, communication, and analytical skills to solve complex clinical and community problems; how to link theory to practice; and how to prepare for practice in an increasingly diverse and complex health care system.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Collaborative Model for Online Nursing Education
Chapter 2: Philosophical & Theoretical Approaches to Online Education
Chapter 3: Online Nursing Students
Chapter 4: Successful Academic Progression and Online Nursing Students
Chapter 5: Leadership of Online Nursing Programs
Chapter 6: Quality Assurance in Online Nursing Programs
Chapter 7: Curriculum Development
Chapter 8: Online Course Design
Chapter 9: Online Teaching Strategies
Chapter 10: Learning Through Writing in Online Classrooms
Chapter 11: Experiential Learning in Online Nursing Programs
Chapter 12: Narrative Pedagogy
Chapter 13: Faculty Role in Academia
Chapter 14: The Influence of Generational Differences on Learning in the Online Classroom
Chapter 15: Assessing Online Collaborative Discourse
Chapter 16: Service Learning Enhances Conceptual Learning