The curriculum is flexible and reflects current societal and health care trends and issues, research findings and innovative practices, as well as local and global perspectives
* Are there opportunities for students to take electives that match their interests?
* Are there opportunities for students to take courses in a sequence that makes sense to them or that allows them to study areas when they have learning needs in that area? Are “open, uncommitted” areas available throughout the curriculum that allow faculty to address new issues, current trends, and scientific developments without having to wait for a major curriculum revision?
* Is the curriculum regularly refined to incorporate current societal and health care trends and issues, research findings, innovative practices, and local as well as global perspectives?
The curriculum provides experiential cultural learning activities that enhance students’ abilities to think critically, reflect thoughtfully, and provide culturally-sensitive, evidence-based nursing care to diverse populations
* Do all students have an extended, relatively intense learning experience with individuals from cultures other than their own?
* How do faculty draw on learning experiences to enhance students’ abilities to be culturally-sensitive in the care they provide?
* How do faculty help students heighten their awareness of their own values, biases, and stereotyping?
The curriculum emphasizes students’ values development, socialization to the new role, commitment to lifelong learning, and creativity
* How much class time is devoted to self-reflection, values clarification, analysis of what it means to be a nurse in the 21st century, and developing and living one’s commitments to the profession, lifelong learning, career development, etc.?
* To what extent are students allowed and encouraged to be creative?
* How do faculty respond to students who are “different” in terms of...