ERIC Number: ED022852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Practical Nursing Education Today; Report of the 1965 Survey of 722 Practical Nursing Programs.
National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Dept. of Practical Nursing Programs.
"Education for Practical Nursing, 1960," the report of a survey, recommended the development of criteria for program evaluation. Published in 1965, these criteria served as the basis for a questionnaire to collect data on 722 practical nursing programs. Data analyzed in the light of the 1960 survey showed (1) an upward trend in students' educational backgrounds, (2) fewer programs paying student stipends, (3) a written philosophy and objectives for most programs, (4) more clinical instructors employed by the controlling agency and learning experiences selected by the instructors, (5) more programs including care of mentally or emotionally disturbed patients, (6) experimentation in providing an integrated curriculum, (7) inadequacy of library holdings in many programs, and (8) serious dropout problems in some programs. In 61 Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) programs, analyzed separately, wide variations were found. Some recommendations were for (1) utilization of effective screening tests, (2) faculty selection on the basis of teaching preparation and knowledge of practical nursing education as well as a degree, (3) budgetary provision for adequate libraries, (4) discouragement of programs with small enrollments, and (5) studies of available educational and clinical resources and faculty before initiation of new programs. (JK)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Admission Criteria, Advisory Committees, Allied Health Occupations Education, Curriculum, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Faculty, Library Facilities, National Surveys, Nurses, Nursing Education, Postsecondary Education, Practical Nursing, Program Evaluation, Program Length, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics
National League for Nursing Department of Practical Nursing Programs, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York ($2.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Dept. of Practical Nursing Programs.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; Manpower Development and Training Act Programs