ERIC Number: ED033196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
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A Reform of Nursing Education: First Report of a Special Committee on Nurse Education.
Royal Coll. of Nursing, London (England).; National Council of Nurses of the United Kingdom, London (England).
An appointed committee studied nurse education in the United Kingdom and recommended reorganization of basic nursing education. A well balanced nursing team, supported by non-nursing grades of staff is essential, and should include nurses prepared by two distinct courses leading to the statutory qualifications of enrolled and registered nurse. An enrolled nurse would be prepared through a well planned apprenticeship scheme and a registered nurse through a general educational program administered by a school of nursing which should have an identity separate from that of the hospitals, which provide practical experience. The registered nurse student would be financially independent of the hospital service for the first 2 years of training and the service she would give would be governed by her educational needs. The document presents the case for reform as seen in 1964, a comprehensive proposal for future nursing education, including financial provisions, and specific suggestions for initiating the plan. This report was reprinted in 1969 with the feeling that the recommendations are still relevant and valid. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Apprenticeships, Educational Change, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Hospitals, Nursing, Nursing Education, Program Proposals
Royal College of Nursing, la Henrietta Place, Cavendish Square, London, WlM OAB, England ($.42)
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Authoring Institution: Royal Coll. of Nursing, London (England).; National Council of Nurses of the United Kingdom, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom