Course Development Team & Process

Landon James, RN, BSN, MA, PCP, CEN

Managing Editor & Project Leader

Monique McLaughlin, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-F

Managing Editor & Facilitator Development Leader

Mélanie Marceau, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD(c)

Lead Editor & Scientific Leader

Brian Lee, RN, BSN

Lead Editor

Denis Bouchard, RN

Lead Editor & Official Languages Leader

Development Process

EPICC is a continually evolving program with new courses and revisions to current content being performed simultaneously.  The program began in 2015 with a curriculum design process and brainstorming session.

For the first program (EPICC-Foundations) development of online learning content occurred in the Summer of 2015 with a review period into 2016.  EPICC-Trauma content development began in October 2016 and is currently being reviewed for final publication.

The EPICC-Foundations program had the following development process:

  • May 2015-October 2015 – Curriculum and Content Design/Production
  • October 2015 – Design Team Meeting
  • December 2015 –  Curriculum and Methods Test Group with 24 Experienced Nurse Educators
  • January 2016 – Design Team Meeting
  • February 2016 – Test Course with Mixture of Student Experience
  • March 2016 – Test Course with Mixture of Student Experience
  • May 2016 – Release of Course in English and French
  • 2016-2017 – Minor Revisions to Online and In-Person Content

The EPICC-Trauma Program has the following development process:

  • May 2016-November 2016 – Curriculum Design and Online Content Production
  • December 2016 – Design Team Meeting
  • February 2017 – Focused test of Some Content
  • April 2017 – Test Course #1 and #2
  • July 2017 – Test Course #3
  • September 2017 – Anticipated Release of Course in English and French

The process for both courses has had well-over 100 nurses involved in various capacities from authors to content reviewers to test students.

The newest project, EPICC-Pediatrics, has a proposed timeline below and is subject to change as the project progresses.

  • July 28, 2017 –  Project Team and Content Developer Applications Due
  • August 31, 2017 – Tentative Finalization of Core Competencies of Program
  • September-October 2017 – Content Development
  • November 2017 – Peer Review
  • February-March 2018 – Test Courses
  • April-May 2018 – Proposed Release