Development of the Proposed Solutions to Implement SPICES Model Strategies in Iranian Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum

SPICES model is one of the most popular strategies to assess, review, and modify curriculums. The objective of the present study was to determine SPICES model implementation in undergraduate nursing curriculums in Iran, Canada, and Australia and suggest solutions for the Iranian undergraduate nursing curriculum.


This comparative study was conducted in 2019 using the Brady Model that includes description, interpretation, juxtaposition, and comparison. Ten top universities from the United States, Australia, and Canada as well as Iran were selected according to purposeful sampling. The curriculums of these universities were examined considering six strategies of SPICES model (i.e. student-centered, problembased, integration, community-based, elective, and systematic).


According to the implementation procedure of this strategy in famous universities, there are solutions to implement six strategies of SPICES model to modify and review the Iranian nursing curriculum.


According to the successful experiences of top nursing schools in the implementation of SPICES model, modification in nursing curriculum is essential considering the needs of the society and facilities.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Journal of Medical Education, Volume:18 Issue:3, 2020
155 - 165  
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