Curriculum revision & mapping

by dorimar dorimar, BSN, RN Member Educator Nurse

Specializes in ICU, Education. Has 25 years experience.


We are in the process of revising our program outcomes and curriculum. In looking at the curriculum map template given me, I see we are to have both program goals and program outcomes. Our documents are rather a mess and we have different goals and outcomes listed for our program differently in various handbooks and publications. I am able to write the outcomes without difficulty utilizing QSEN, NLN, our program philosophy, etc. However, I am having a problem with the goals.... I have looked in my Billings & Halstead book, but it doesn't differentiate the two. I have tried looking on-line for examples from other associate degree programs and have looked for hours without much meat to work with. Do any of you have examples of program goals or at least a clear description of the difference between program goals and program outcomes? I know that outcomes are to be what the graduate can do upon completion of the program... and should be measurable. But what about goals?

Any help is greatly appreciated.



dorimar, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Education. Has 25 years experience. 635 Posts

After much research and struggle, I think I have it down. I cannot believe how much I have had to use the stuff I learned in grad school so early on in my teaching career path! From the get-go I had to start writing and revising curriculum! I am thankful i did the career path with a healthcare education focus for my MSN!!!!!