The population to receive the modules content comprises first year nursing students at the university.
The teaching topic about the effective methods used in HIV prevention and how to avoid risky sexual behaviours among first year nursing students. The topic is not about the clinical management of HIV, but rather HIV prevention among students at a personal level.
Relevance to Nursing
The topic is relevant to nursing, particularly health promotion. Like in many other countries worldwide, health promotion and disease prevention are a role and duty of nurses (Nissanholtz-Gannot et al., 2017).
Nurse education can be provided in classroom or clinical settings depending on the convenience and nature of the topic (Billings & Halstead, 2020). Since the topic is not about clinical management of HIV, but rather HIV prevention among nursing students, a classroom setting will be preferred.
Barriers to Teaching HIV Prevention to First Nursing Students
The main barrier likely to be encountered is the fact that first year nursing students are not used to barrier contraceptives like condoms (Santangelo et al., 2020). It means that the language used in teaching needs to be simple to allow them to comprehend the topic effectively. The second barrier is cultural diversity in Israel. According Billings and Halstead (2020), lack of culturally diverse can negatively affect education delivery to a culturally diverse population of students.
The Lesson Plan
Initially, I will examine the learning background and experience of first nursing students about HIV prevention at a personal level (Billings & Halstead, 2020). Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV are primarily taught in third year nursing (undergraduate). Therefore, the students have no background in HIV prevention, leave alone its clinical management. I will also review existing HIV prevention programs in the university before developing the course content. On top of that, I will also ensure that the course outcomes are well aligned with the national HIV prevention efforts among the youth.
Apart from structured classroom lectures, computer-mediated instructional methods will also be used. Integrating the use of technology into the course content can encourage student engagement, leading to better educational attainments. Generation Z students have a digital craving and hence using digital simulations, online tutorials and videos, and virtual learning environments may promote enrolment to the course (Vizcaya-Moreno & Pérez-Cañaveras, 2020).