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Perspectives from Elsevier Education

Concept-Based Curricula

Executive Summary

Elsevier Education recognizes the value of concept-based nursing curricula to help manage content saturation and aid students in learning to apply concepts across multiple contexts. The highlight of this non-traditional learning model is that it equips tomorrow’s nurses with the critical thinking skills that are essential to practicing safe and effective care in the clinical environment.

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Competency-Based Education

Executive Summary

Elsevier Education recognizes the potential of competency-based education to improve outcomes by allowing students to meet learning objectives and master key concepts at their own pace. This personalized approach emphasizes practical application and ensures that students are going beyond earning credit hours to gaining true proficiency in the essential skills needed for career success.

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Adaptive Education

Executive Summary

Elsevier Education supports the use of adaptive technologies to improve student and program outcomes through personalized learning. Students benefit from engaging, individualized lessons and activities that address their unique strengths and weaknesses. Educators can use the rich data provided by adaptive tools for continuous program improvement and more timely interventions for struggling students.

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Interprofessional Education

Executive Summary

Elsevier Education supports interprofessional education and the potential of nursing, in particular, to lead the charge in transforming health care delivery. Through collaboration and communication, all members of the health care team can work together to improve outcomes through safe, coordinated, patient-centered care.

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Flipping the Classroom

Executive Summary

Elsevier Education supports flipping the classroom as a valid and important model that can help streamline and energize class time, turning it into a more active and beneficial experience for both students and educators. By motivating students to arrive prepared, time spent in class is free to be used for application and analysis, creating meaningful interactions that more effectively prepare students for real-world practice.

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