Nursing is challenged by requiring an extremely intense curriculum to be delivered to students in a very short amount of time. A solution the nursing department adopted in Fall 2012 to alleviate this problem is "Flipping" the classroom! "Flipping" is a new innovative teaching style that parallels with EMCC Learning College Guiding Principles. The students are given lectures and power point slides in the form of a video to be viewed before class and in-class time is devoted to exercises, case studies and discussions. By having this preparation, classroom activities enable the instructor to facilitate the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of assigned content. Based on student feedback, this shift in teaching style has become very well received by EMCC Block 1 & Block 2 nursing students. Additionally, upon assessing the implementation of it in Block 1 Nursing curriculum, there was an improvement by 9% in exit scores (HESI) from Fall 2011 to Fall 2012. "Flipping" is now the preferred mode of instruction.
Attached is more rationale for "Flipping."