ERIC Number: ED029631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Report of the Fourth Year of Instruction, Associate in Arts Degree Program in Nursing, 1967-1968.
Chicago City Coll., IL. Dept. of Nursing.
These comments on a 3-campus nursing program may be useful to others. The campus of Amundsen-Mayfair, oldest of the three, has served as a demonstration center for other programs in the state, enabling its staff to exchange views with other instructors in both clinical and classroom settings. They have also addressed hospital groups, high school counselors, and practical nurse educators. When local universities used the campus for their practice teaching in nursing (clinic, classroom, conference), the faculty found their own teaching improved. Several hospitals and health agencies have cooperated in providing clinical experience for the students in such varied areas as medical/surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, intensive care, patient-orientation, chronic illness, and Medicare. Although the faculty still responds to high school requests for talks to recruit students, it no longer seeks them out; applicants, recruited mainly by current students, now exceed accommodations. When other programs are developed or present ones expanded, active recruitment will resume. Enrollment is now limited to 90 qualified beginners. The curriculum, admission standards, campus-to-clinic commuting problems, student characteristics and achievements, and courses are described. With many hospitals dropping their nursing education programs, the colleges must prepare to handle them. A responsible lay advisory committee and extended use of audio-tutorial laboratories are recommended. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago City Coll., IL. Dept. of Nursing.