ERIC Number: ED040300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Selected Educational Programs in Practical Nursing. Final Report--Part II.
Kerr, Elizabeth E.; And Others
Data were collected through instruments and personal interviews from coordinators and faculty of 45 practical nurse education programs (16 in Iowa and 29 in Illinois) to determine characteristics related to student selection criteria and procedures, organizational structure, curriculum, and opinions and perceptions of faculty members. Comparison of nursing functions performed by employed LPNs (reported in Part I, VT 011 350) with the emphasis given these functions in the educational program was accomplished by utilizing card-sort procedures. All but six of the programs were supported by public funds and administered by local school boards, area community colleges or vocational-technical schools, universities, and public hospitals. All but nine of the faculty, all of whom were women, were registered nurses. Curriculums were covered within a 52-week period and provided early clinical experience for short periods of time, increasing gradually for the last 30 weeks. Comparison of functions revealed that there is a definite difference in the way faculty members view the role of the LPN and the way the employed LPN views her role. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Medicine.
Identifiers: Illinois; Iowa