ARTICLE: CEConstructing a Lesson PlanSaunders, Rebecca B. PhD, RN,CAuthor Information Rebecca B. Saunders, PhD, RN,C, is Associate Dean, The Graduate School, and Associate Professor, School of Nursing, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina. Address for reprints: Rebecca B. Saunders, PhD, RN,C, The University of North Carolina Greensboro, 241 Mossman Bldg., PO Box 26176, Greensboro, NC 27402-6176 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): March 2003 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 70-78 Buy CE Test Abstract Nurses who teach inservice or continuing education classes are generally required to develop lesson plans, but they may have little understanding of the process. Lesson plans are beneficial because they help teachers articulate and confirm achievement of expected educational outcomes, create a historical record about the class or program, and provide a means of communicating with others. Guidelines for developing lesson plans are presented with rationale for each component. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.