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ERIC Number: ED018737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NEED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED NURSES IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
FLAHERTY, M. JOSEPHINE
A RANDOM SAMPLE OF FEMALE REGISTERED NURSES ON THE ROLL OF THE COLLEGE OF NURSES OF ONTARIO IN APRIL 1965 WERE SURVEYED TO DETERMINE THEIR NEED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION. NURSES PREFERRED TO STUDY NURSING SUBJECTS, ON A CREDIT BASIS, IN A SHORT COURSE. AGE, MARITAL AND EMPLOYMENT STATUS, LEVEL OF EDUCATION, OCCUPATIONAL GOAL, TYPE OF POSITION, AND FIELD OF EMPLOYMENT SEEMED TO INFLUENCE THE TYPE OF PROGRAMS PREFERRED, WITH HOME RESPONSIBILITY THE MOST OFTEN NAMED DETERRENT. ABOUT ONE-THIRD REPORTED THAT THEIR EDUCATIONAL NEEDS WERE NOT BEING MET. FOR THE OTHERS, READING AND INSERVICE PROGRAMS WERE THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHODS. THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS APPEALED TO NURSES WITH EDUCATION BEYOND THE DIPLOMA LEVEL. ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF THE NURSES WERE GRANTED TIME OFF WITH PAY TO ATTEND PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT COURSES IN CURRENT TRENDS IN NURSING BE OFFERED, AND WELL ADVERTISED, BY THE NURSES' ASSOCIATION OR COLLEGE, WITH LIBERAL EDUCATION INTRODUCED AT A LATER DATE, THAT PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY FACILITIES BE EXPANDED, AND THAT HOME STUDY PROGRAMS BE DEVELOPED. A STUDY OF THE LEARNING HABITS OF NURSES SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES 21 TABLES, THE QUESTIONNAIRE, AND A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.) THIS DOCUMENT IS A MASTER'S THESIS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, ONTARIO. 176 PAGES. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario).
Identifiers: ONTARIO