Module 2 – Curriculum and Design


January 25, 2024 – March 14, 2024

Weekly, 7-9 pm EST/EDT

  • 4 synchronous (live) webinars
  • 2 asynchronous weeks
  • E-portfolio: March 7
  • Exam: March 14

Module Competencies:

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

  1. Applies theoretical and research based knowledge to course development
  2. Describes a variety of theoretical approaches for developing curriculum
  3. Identifies a variety of theoretical models for developing programs
  4. Articulates links between courses, curricula and programs
  5. Formulates program and course goals, objectives, competencies and outcomes
  6. Embeds evaluation in course design
  7. Describes approaches to curriculum evaluation
  8. Describes approaches to program evaluation
  9. Develops a variety of assessment instruments to evaluate outcomes
  10. Distinguishes between scholarship and scholarly activities
  11. Critically appraises scholarly work on teaching and learning
  12. Demonstrates rigorous and reflective thinking related to teaching and learning
  13. Generates meaningful insights regarding teaching and learning through the synthesis of existing knowledge
  14. Articulates a plan for public dissemination of scholarly work
  15. Uses a variety of approaches to provide constructive, thoughtful, timely feedback to learners
  16. Shares teaching expertise with colleagues and others
  17. Develops interprofessional educational experiences for learners
  18. Creates learning environments that foster engagement in global settings


  • 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

Delivery: Online (Zoom & Moodle)

Timeframe: 8 weeks

Course requirements include:

  1. participation in the live module webinars;
  2. module discussion forums;
  3. submission of an electronic 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 Canadian Nurse Educator Certificate Program. Participants pass the comprehensive exam will be awarded the Canadian Certified Nurse Educator (CCNE) designation.

Participants who successfully fulfill the requirements for this module will receive a soft copy of a certificate recognizing that they have completed module 2 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.