Curriculum Mapping is a dynamic transparent matrix depicting alignment of core courses in the graduate nursing programs. It serves as a guide for faculty to intentionally display curriculum cohesiveness.
Curriculum Mapping has several benefits including improving instruction through the use of clear outcomes, identification of repetition, gaps and potential areas for integration. Additionally, Curriculum Mapping serves as a monitoring device for sufficient and quality evidence to match outcomes (Allen, 2004).
The School of Nursing Curriculum Maps for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program identifies where each Program Value (Outcome) is introduced, developed, and/or mastered throughout the program.