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ERIC Number: ED021059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 17
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EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND ASSISTANTS TO NURSES, A POSITION PAPER.
American Nurses' Association, New York, NY.
THE ASSOCIATION'S FIRST POSITION PAPER ON NURSING EDUCATION WAS PREPARED BY ITS COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AFTER 2 YEARS OF STUDYING THE MAJOR CHANGES AND TRENDS IN AND AROUND NURSING, ESPECIALLY AS THEY AFFECT PATIENT CARE. THE ASSOCIATION BELIEVES THAT--(1) EDUCATION FOR ALL WHO ARE LICENSED TO PRACTICE NURSING SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, (2) AT THE PRESENT TIME, MINIMUM PREPARATION FOR BEGINNING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE SHOULD BE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE EDUCATION IN NURSING, (3) AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE MINIMUM PREPARATION FOR BEGINNING TECHNICAL PRACTICE SHOULD BE ASSOCIATE DEGREE EDUCATION IN NURSING, AND (4) EDUCATION FOR ASSISTANTS IN THE HEALTH SERVICE OCCUPATIONS SHOULD BE SHORT, INTENSIVE PRESERVICE PROGRAMS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS RATHER THAN ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS. THE ASSOCIATION'S POSITION ON NURSING EDUCATION HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING EDUCATION, PRACTICE AND SERVICE AND FOR AUXILIARY WORKER TRAINING--(1) THE MOVEMENT OF NURSE TRAINING INTO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES REQUIRES THAT THE INSTITUTIONS ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR EXPANDING FACILITIES AND FACULTIES TO MEET THE EXPECTED APPLICANT INCREASE, PREPARING BOTH TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL NURSE PRACTITIONERS, AND CARRYING ON CONTINUING EDUCATION, ADVANCED STUDY, AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS, AND (2) THE INCREASING COMPLEXITY OF PRACTICAL NURSE WORK INDICATES THAT THEIR PRESENT TRAINING PROGRAMS BE REPLACED BY PROGRAMS FOR BEGINNING TECHNICAL NURSING PRACTICE IN JUNIOR AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR 50 CENTS FROM AMERICAN NURSES' ASSOCIATION, 10 COLUMBUS CIRCLE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 100L9. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: American Nurses' Association, New York, NY.
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