We are actively developing the IUBAT BScN curriculum as an Online Educational Resource [OER] for nurse educators in low-resource settings. Our vision is to provide the complete BScN curriculum on-line, including classroom lectures, references and learning resources, assignments and exams, checklists for clinical practice, and administrative policies. Although our focus is on “training the trainers”, the overall goal for Bangladesh Health Project remains: “To develop nursing leaders who can contribute significantly to improve population health”.
With support from the Commonwealth of Learning and the UNESCO Chair in OER at Athabasca University, we have created a “Teachers Guide” for users of the OER. A first draft of the Guide is available below. Over time, we will develop this Guide further, so we welcome your feedback. We also plan to create an advisory group or “community of practice” of nurse educators from various backgrounds who will ensure the OER remains current, relevant, and appropriately adapted for low-resource settings. We hope you will join us in cultivating this new resource. If you are interested in details or would like to participate, please contact us.