Module 1 – Teaching-Learning Philosophies and Theories



  • September 26, 2024 – November 14, 2024
  • Weekly, 7-9 pm EST/EDT
  • 4 synchronous (live) webinars
  • 2 asynchronous weeks
  • E-portfolio: November 7
  • Exam: November 14

Module Competencies:

By the end of this module, participants will have met the following educator competencies:

  1. Integrates learning theories to create optimal conditions for the development of knowledge, skills, attitude and judgement
  2. Aligns personal teaching and learning philosophy with academic perspectives
  3. Distinguishes between scholarship and scholarly activities
  4. Critically appraises scholarly work on teaching and learning
  5. Demonstrates rigorous and reflective thinking related to teaching and learning
  6. Generates meaningful insights regarding teaching and learning through the synthesis of existing knowledge


  • Nurse educators teaching in nursing programs (LPN, RPN, or RN programs)
  • Clinical nurse educators
  • Graduate students interested in an academic career


  • Participants must be a nurse registered in their jurisdiction
  • A graduate degree in nursing is recommended, but not required
  • Modules can be taken in any order

Delivery: Online (Zoom & Moodle)

Timeframe: 8 weeks total (4 synchronous weeks, 2 asynchronous weeks, 1 exam, and 1 week for the e-portfolio submission)

Course requirements include:

  1. participation in the live module webinars;
  2. module discussion forums;
  3. submission of a portfolio; and
  4. successful completion of the final online examination.

Please note: to complete the course requirements, you will require access to an online academic library system to retrieve required course readings.

This module is one of three modules making up the CASN Nurse Educator Program. Participants who complete all three modules in the program and pass the comprehensive exam covering the content of the three modules will be awarded a CASN Nurse Educator Program Certificate. Participants who successfully fulfill the requirements for this module will receive a document recognizing that they have completed module 1 of the program.

*Please note: the course is offered in English, and registration is limited. The registration fee does not include the cost of the required course textbook. Participants are responsible for purchasing the required course textbook.

Required Course Textbook:

Page-Cutrara, K., & Bradley, P. (Eds.). (2020). The role of the nurse educator in Canada. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

The Role of the Nurse Educator in Canada – Text Book