ERIC Number: ED041247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Review of the Characteristics of Practical Nursing Students.
Goard, Dean S.
This paper describes the first part of a study concerned with student success in a practical nursing course offered in the British Columbia Vocational School in Nelson. The study resulted from a concern about the increased number of students who did not complete the training during the year 1969. The procedure involved transfering student data from the school records to computer cards and preparing and analyzing both bivariate tables and a correlation table. These data when reviewed showed that over the five year period there was a definite change in the clientele. The following characteristics varied significantly; age, marital status, sponsorship, number of children, and final grade. It was found that the education and weight of the students were variables which seemed to be related to student success. Significant correlations were found between the class number, age and final grade; between age, education, weight, final mark, and average child age; between height and weight; and finally between average child age and training before termination. Several weaknesses in research methodology were described. Recommendations for a study of student attitudes and the criteria used by the screening committee in selecting canidates were made. (PT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Vocational School, Nelson.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Canada