ERIC Number: ED037229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Libraries. A Survey of Nursing Education Programs and Library Service in Southeastern Michigan.
The objectives of this study were to determine: (1) the number of nursing students and educators in the institutions in southeastern Michigan, (2) where nursing students get clinical experience, (3) all the institutions involved in training nursing students, and (4) the library service available at these institutions. An interview schedule was designed to gather study data. It was found that there are over 3,000 nursing students and faculty in southeastern Michigan and, according to the data collected, these nurses are being denied full access to the scholarly record. In addition, there are thousands of working nurses who have even less opportunity to avail themselves of this potentially useful information. If nurses need this information, and if they are fulfilling this need, they are utilizing sources other than those discussed in this study. It was concluded that before there can be more and better resources, nursing educators must know what kind of materials they would like to have available. In order to make decisions on library access and information needs of educators and students, data should be gathered on: (1) the means for making the scholarly record available to nurses, (2) the quality and quantity of materials now available to nurses in southeastern Michigan, (3) the use nurses now make of libraries open to them, and (4) the place of the library in the organizational structure of the institution. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Medical Library.