ERIC Number: ED030708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
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Nursing Education in North Carolina: Today and Tomorrow. Research Report 2-67 (December 1967).
North Carolina State Board of Higher Education, Raleigh.
The result of collective efforts of representatives of agencies, organizations, and institutions having an interest in nursing education in the state, the study was undertaken in the context of the long-range planning studies of the Board of Higher Education. Most of the data were provided by the Board of Nursing from annual reports submitted to that Board of schools of nursing. A mail questionnaire survey provided supplemental information concerning nursing school graduates and nursing students. Some findings were: (1) The number of registered nurses per 100,000 population in North Carolina rose from 236 in 1963 to 260 in 1966, as compared with a national figure of 306 in 1964, (2) In 1966, attrition rates averaged 44 percent in baccalaureate programs, 36 percent in diploma programs, 11 percent in associate degree programs, and 31 percent in practical nurse programs, (3) The average scores of graduates of four-fifths of the registered nurse programs were below the national level, while graduates of practical nursing programs performed relatively well on the licensing examination, (4) Failures on the licensing examinations are closely related to inadequate clinical resources and faculty, and (5) To attain the feasible goal of 18,200 registered nurses by 1975, schools must produce 1,400 nurse graduates each year. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Higher Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina