The OCNE curriculum prepares nurses to care for Oregon's aging and increasingly diverse population. It was built on a foundation of evidence-based learning science and nursing education research.
In the OCNE Model, optimal learning, whether in the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting, is designed to be:
OCNE's curriculum, launched in 2006, was a result of two years of collaborative work by representatives from all OCNE partners statewide. The curriculum is continually updated and reviewed by the OCNE Curriculum Committee and other workgroups, whose members are faculty from all partner schools.
What Does "Competency-based Curriculum" Mean?
OCNE's core competencies are derived from analysis of what a nurse needs to know and be able to do. There are two categories of competencies: professional competencies and nursing care competencies.
The OCNE competencies are the basis for our design of learning activities, assessment of student learning, and progression across the curriculum.
Our curriculum and integrated learning activities emphasize deep understanding of the nursing discipline's most central concepts. OCNE faculty members help students learn content through active engagement in experiences that reflect actual practice. Our curriculum supports metacognition, reflection & self-directed learning.
The OCNE core competencies (abbreviated):