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Chapter-51 Meaning and Definitions: Nature and Principles of Nursing Curriculum

BOOK TITLE: Nursing Education Made Easy

Author
1. Raj D Elakkuvana Bhaskara
ISBN
9789386261571
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18055_52
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Indira Gandhi School and College of Nursing, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
Nursing curriculum, educational institution, particular educational program, nursing educational program, learning institution, curricular activity, co-curricular activity

Abstract

This chapter defines the nature and principles of nursing curriculum. Curriculum is the systematic arrangement of the sum total of selected experiences planned by a school for a defined group of students to attain the aim of particular educational program. It is the composite of the entire range of experiences the learner undergoes under the guidance of the school. The need for curriculum is to meet the health care needs of the society, to meet the challenges of the future, to make the study cost-effective, to provide quality education, to provide for flexibility, and to prepare students for higher learning.

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