Concept Based Curriculum

The Texas Concept Based Curriculum (CBC) project, funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, expanded on the work of a Perkins Leadership grant to develop a standardized concept-based curriculum. Experts throughout Texas have developed a Concept-Based Curricula for each of the courses listed below.

Contact if your University would like to adopt one of these curricula.

Access more information about the Texas Concept-Based Nursing Curriculum project here.

A Case for Concept based Nursing Education

Authors: Susan England Susan England PhD RN, Clinical Associate Professor, Texas State University; Lolly Lockhart PhD RN, Health Care and Nursing Education Consultant, and Ellarene Sanders PhD RN NEA-BC, Nurse Consultant

RN-BSN Courses

  • Transition to Baccalaureate Roles
  • Foundations of Comprehensive Health Assessment
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Leadership Roles and Management Functions
  • Population Focused (Community Health)
  • Foundations of Comprehensive Pathophysiology in Nursing
  • Health Care Organizations and Informatics
  • Ethics and Health Care Policy

MSN Courses

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse (Education, Admin and direct care)
  • Population Focus
  • Research (Translational Inquiry)
  • Theory and Concepts
  • Ethics and Health Care Policy
  • Informatics