Development of the Proposed Solutions to Implement SPICES Model Strategies in Iranian Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum

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Elham Navab 1 , Fatemeh Bahramnezhad 2 , Mostafa Gholami 3 , Parvaneh Asgari 4 , *

1 Associate professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant professor, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD student, Nursing Care Research Center (NCRC), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 PhD Candidate, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Navab E, Bahramnezhad F, Gholami M, Asgari P. Development of the Proposed Solutions to Implement SPICES Model Strategies in Iranian Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum, J Med Edu. 2019 ; 18(3):e105687. doi: 10.22037/jme.v18i3.25236.

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Journal of Medical Education: 18 (3); e105687
Published Online: January 11, 2020
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 26, 2019
Accepted: October 09, 2019
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Abstract

Background: SPICES model is one of the most popular strategies to assess, review, and modify curriculums. The objective of the present study was to determine SPICES model implementation in undergraduate nursing curriculums in Iran, Canada, and Australia and suggest solutions for the Iranian undergraduate nursing curriculum.Methods: This comparative study was conducted in 2019 using the Brady Model that includes description, interpretation, juxtaposition, and comparison. Ten top universities from the United States, Australia, and Canada as well as Iran were selected according to purposeful sampling. The curriculums of these universities were examined considering six strategies of SPICES model (i.e. student-centered, problembased, integration, community-based, elective, and systematic).Results: According to the implementation procedure of this strategy in famous universities, there are solutions to implement six strategies of SPICES model to modify and review the Iranian nursing curriculum.Conclusion: According to the successful experiences of top nursing schools in the implementation of SPICES model, modification in nursing curriculum is essential considering the needs of the society and facilities.

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