Nurses International Open Educational Resources for Global Impact

Creat Nurs. 2020 Aug 1;26(3):164-168. doi: 10.1891/CRNR-D-19-00087.


The Nurses international Open Educational Resources (NI-OER) directly addresses the global shortage of nurse educators by providing an open-access English-language curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The aim of the program is to provide educators in low- and middle-income countries with international standard content suitable for low-resource settings. The NI-OER include classroom lectures, references and learning resources, evaluation materials, and checklists for clinical practice. In order to meet local requirements, users can adapt the material according to the Creative Commons license. The development of evidence-based educator materials is a volunteer effort by two sponsoring organizations, Nurses International and the Bangladesh Health Project. Over time, additional resources and translations will be developed using communities of practice.

Keywords: digital educational resources; global health education; nurse educators; nursing education; open educational resources.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum
  • Developing Countries
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate*
  • Faculty, Nursing / supply & distribution*
  • Humans
  • Nurses, International / education*