Has it been a dream of yours to share your knowledge with your peers? Does a health-related topic excite you and you have toyed with the idea that perhaps you could write a course that others in your field can benefit from but you don’t know where to start? Does the process of writing the course seem daunting and unobtainable?
I was in the same position. I felt that I could not possibly write content that my peers could gain continuing nurse education contact hours for. But I did, and I am here to tell you that it is possible!
I have written five continuing nurse education courses: The Power of Probiotics, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Thyroid Gland Overview, A Holistic Approach to Gut Health, and The Missing Piece - The Role of Gut Health in Sleep. Each of these courses taught me something different. I learned how to write objectives, research, and cite references, how to legally use copyright material, write an author bio, implement various forms of media (PowerPoint, video etc.) and so much more.
Throughout the process of writing these courses, I perfected and learned how and what to write, how to meet objectives while making sure content flowed and was relevant to the topic presented. Learn from my journey! It is possible for you to become a writer! The joy and satisfaction when the finished product goes “live” is such an awesome feeling!
- Pedagogy author Brooke Lounsbury, RN
Upon completion the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Writing a Great Introduction
Chapter 2: The Outline
Chapter 3: How to Write a Learning Objective
Chapter 4: Taking Your Idea and Putting it Into a Course
Chapter 5: How to Cite References
Chapter 6: Pictures, Videos, and PowerPoint
Chapter 7: Assess for Competency Through Quizzes, Tests, Games, and Encyclopedia
Chapter 8: Social Media and Writing Effective Copy
Chapter 9: Disclosure of Financial or Conflicts of Interest
Chapter 10: References
Brooke Lounsbury, RN, has over 26 years of experience as a nurse. Her primary field was in Home Health and Hospice until leaving mainstream nursing in 2008 to teach holistic health classes devoted to helping people empower themselves through education, public speaking engagements, classes, and coaching -online and in person. Topics include digestive health, fermentation, sleep hygiene, and the effects of our technology (computers, wifi, cellphones, etc) on our health and traveled to Austria to receive further training and is an EMF consultant and home assessment mitigation expert.
Her latest project is her "Intro to Writing CE", a course to empower nurses on how to write a continuing education course!
She is available for writing course consultations, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.