ERIC Number: ED027887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Education in the Junior College.
Gaddy, Dale; Roueche, John E.
Junior College Research Review, v3 n7 Mar 1969
The field of nursing education has expanded rapidly in the 1960's. With more associate degree nursing programs and the overall enrollment growth, the junior college has become more involved with this aspect of public health service. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and individual researchers have shown that nursing programs at the junior college level are both adequate for and attractive to those who would not otherwise pursue a nursing career. Innovative instructional techniques used in present-day nursing schools include closed-circuit TV and auto-tutorial aids. Characteristically, the graduates are employed as full-time hospital staff nurses, remain with their first job for about one year, find their preparation and work orientation adequate, and plan to remain in the profession. Recruiting qualified instructors is difficult, especially for the junior college, but can be made easier if administrators can attend the various nursing conferences, maintain official contacts with baccalaureate and master's degree nursing students, and invite interested nursing students to the campus. Retention of competent faculty members is another concern for the junior college administrator. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.