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ERIC Number: ED016864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 13
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RATIONALE AND SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TWO-YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED IN COOPERATION WITH THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION BRANCH OF THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
KERR, ELIZABETH E.
THE PROBLEMS OF EFFECTIVELY CONCENTRATING COURSES, EFFICIENTLY USING TIME AND MONEY, PROVIDING ADEQUATE TRAINING, AND HELPING ALLEVIATE THE NURSE SHORTAGE COULD BE SOLVED BY ESTABLISHING DEFINITIVE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN NURSING. THESE WOULD QUALIFY FOR ASSISTANCE FROM THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL BRANCH AND WOULD BE APPROPRIATELY ADMINISTERED BY IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. COMMUNITY COLLEGES COULD ALSO DEVELOP QUALITY PREPROFESSIONAL CURRICULUMS WITH COURSE CREDITS TRANSFERABLE TO BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS IN NURSING. THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE ASSOCIATE PROGRAM WOULD BE COMPARABLE TO OTHER HEALTH OCCUPATIONS EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN AREA SCHOOLS. ITS PERSONNEL WOULD MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IOWA BOARD OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND BOARD OF NURSING. THE CURRICULUM WOULD CONSIST OF CONCURRENT CLASSROOM TEACHING AND SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IN COOPERATING HEALTH AGENCIES FOR 11 MONTHS PER YEAR FOR 2 YEARS. THE DEGREE OF ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE WOULD BE AWARDED TO STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PRESCRIBED CURRICULUM WITH A GRADE-POINT AVERAGE OF 2.0 (C). GRADUATES WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO WRITE THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE LICENSING EXAMINATION AND, IF SUCCESSFUL, ENTER NURSING IN A BEGINNING STAFF POSITION. STUDENTS SHOULD BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OLD AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES PREFERABLY WITH COURSES IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. A SUGGESTED CURRICULUM AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ARE INCLUDED. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
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