CBE Nursing Transformation

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in Nursing CBE

National standards for nursing programs changed dramatically in April 2021, and Competency-Based Education (CBE) will become the new normal. Many collegiate nursing leaders express feelings of uncertainty with this change, wondering how to support faculty through a fundamental curricular shift. Some leaders also recognize the opportunity to leverage CBE to serve students in new ways, attract new students, and compete in new markets.

What does your CBE transformation look like?

WGU Labs jump-starts your CBE transition. Depending on your goals and institutional experience with CBE, we generally begin with an institution CBE review, followed by program analysis and customized workshops to ease the transition for both leaders and faculty.

Strategic Consulting

Labs specializes in a holistic approach to the implementation and learning design of CBE programs. Our expertise ensures that your program is strategically planned and effectively executed to meet the needs of today's industry standards. Our consulting process begins with a comprehensive planning session where we outline essential steps and highlight critical considerations for a smooth program rollout, while simultaneously creating an engaging, competency-aligned curriculum tailored to foster an immersive and impactful learning experience.

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Program Gap Analysis

WGU Labs collaborates with your institution to assess your courses and align them with pinpointing essential modifications required to align with national competency standards. With a thorough examination of stakeholders provided insights and relevant course documents for evaluation, . we identify areas that meet required competencies and those needing development.

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Customized Workshop Series

When faculty and support staff possess a solid understanding of the CBE model, they face changes confidently. We provide a robust series of workshops designed to navigate faculty through the transition, actively engaging them in the crafting and evolution of your CBE transformation. These workshops cover a range of topics including foundational CBE principles, the design of competency-based assessments, program evaluation strategies, aligning curriculum to competencies and implementing active learning techniques.

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Make Decisions using the Periodic Table of CBE ElementsTM Framework

Working closely with the WGU College of Health Professions  – who launched the nation’s first CBE nursing BS program – WGU Labs distilled CBE into a framework we call the Periodic Table of CBE ElementsTM. With this framework as a guide, we can help you navigate through each element as your institution or program transitions to a CBE model.

Periodic Table of CBE Elements

“We appreciated Labs’ ability to work with us to customize their workshops and materials to align with our needs.”

– Nursing school at a large research institution

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