We’re passionate about nursing education – it’s all we do. So if you’re thinking of moving to a concept-based curriculum, or if you’ve already transitioned, our team of veteran nurse educators paired with our conceptual teaching and active learning tools have you covered.

So why now?

Concept-based curriculum is paving a new path in nursing education with four main factors playing important roles in its rise to adoption.

Professional Initiatives

In 1999 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the disturbing statistic that 98,000 patients die in hospitals per year due to medical error. In response to public demand for change, mandates for reform in nursing education have evolved leading to new competencies and core values, which have led to new approaches to teaching and learning.

Changes in Healthcare

Changes like older populations, complexity of clients, electronic records, decreased inpatient care and increased outpatient care, a rise in disease-injury prevention, specialized care, biomedical technology and more lead to a new generation of nursing and nursing education with different needs in teaching and learning.

Changes in Students

The American nursing student is changing – they’re older, more diverse, more often pursuing a second career, but also more technologically savvy and likely to view things on a global perspective. They need to be taught differently than students a generation ago.

Content-Saturated Curricula

The increasing complexity of modern healthcare has placed huge demands on the amount of content educators must cover and students must retain. Student attempts to digest so much information in short periods of time has led to over-relying on memorization instead of developing critical thinking and critical reasoning skills. Concept-based curriculum could be the path to deeper learning.

And why ATI?

Concept-based curriculums are on the rise, yet most learning materials are designed for a traditional curriculum. This complicates integration and your ability to measure tools’ impact on learning outcomes. That’s why we’re working hard to create assessments, tutorials, and simulations specifically for concept-based curriculums. Tools that make it easier for educators to create an active learning environment.

But that’s not all. If you’re thinking about moving to a concept-based curriculum, our team of nurse educators can help you every step of the way. Click on the links below to learn more about how ATI can help you make your concept-based curriculum the best it can be.