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ERIC Number: ED020394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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HEALTH OCCUPATIONS SUPPORTIVE TO NURSING, A STATEMENT OF POLICIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
American Nurses' Association, New York, NY.
TO SOLVE THE NURSING PERSONNEL SHORTAGE, THE AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDED--(1) THE FIRST PRIORITY FOR FEDERAL MONIES FOR TRAINING HEALTH WORKERS FOR NURSING SERVICES SHOULD BE TO PREPARE REGISTERED NURSES FOR TEACHING, SUPERVISION, AND ADMINISTRATION, (2) A CONCERTED EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO RECRUIT YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO ATTRACT INACTIVE NURSES BACK TO NURSING THROUGH SUCH MEASURES AS REFRESHER COURSES, (3) TASKS NOT DIRECTLY CONCERNED WITH THE NURSING CARE OF PATIENTS SHOULD BE SEPARATED IN ORDER TO RELEASE MORE NURSING PERSONNEL FOR DIRECT PATIENT CARE, (4) THE NURSING PROFESSION SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN MAKING JOB ANALYSES AND DETERMINING JOB CONTENT FOR THE "NEW" HEALTH OCCUPATIONS TO AVOID CONFUSION ABOUT WORK ROLES, (5) PUBLIC, APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, AND ADMINISTRATORS OF HEALTH FACILITIES SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN A UNITED EFFORT TO INSURE THE ECONOMIC SECURITY OF NURSING PERSONNEL AT ALL LEVELS, (6) A BROAD BASED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SHOULD BE INITIATED TO INTRODUCE THE PROSPECTIVE STUDENT TO THE NATURE OF SERVICES IN HEALTH FACILITIES, ASSESS HIS INTEREST AND POTENTIAL FOR TRAINING, AND ENCOURAGE HIM TO UNDERTAKE TRAINING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL POSSIBLE, AND (7) CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CERTAIN FACTORS IN THE SELECTION, TRAINING, AND UTILIZATION OF AUXILIARY WORKERS IN NURSING SERVICE. THE ROLE OF THE WORKER IS TO ASSIST THE REGISTERED NURSE OR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE IN WORK DELEGATED BY THE FORMER. THE TITLE OF "NURSES' AIDE" IS RECOMMENDED FOR AUXILIARY WORKERS REGARDLESS OF EMPLOYMENT SETTING. TRAINEES SHOULD HAVE COMMAND OF ENGLISH, EDUCATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER THE NINTH GRADE, AND POTENTIAL FOR THE WORK DEMONSTRATED BY VOCATIONAL APTITUDE TESTING. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE PREPARED IN AN ORGANIZED PROGRAM OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND CLINICAL PRACTICE IN A NONPROFIT EDUCATIONAL AGENCY. SEVERAL GUIDES FOR CONTENT OF NURSE AIDE TRAINING PROGRAMS ARE SUGGESTED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR 25 CENTS FROM AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION, 10 COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Nurses' Association, New York, NY.
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