ERIC Number: ED044493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Nursing in Florida with Implications for Nursing Education. (July 1, 1968 to June 30, 1969). Final Report.
McLeod, Marshall W.
To survey and analyze nursing resources and nursing education in Florida in order to make recommendations for future educational planning, data were gathered from the literature, state agencies, and a stratified random sampling by questionnaire of 1,921 licensed nurses within the State. The findings indicated that unmet needs for nursing services were due to both shortages in total numbers of nurses and in numbers of nurses employed as nurses. Most of the nurses were female, and racial balance was present among Licensed Practical Nurses but was missing among Registered Nurses. A decline was noted in hospital-based diploma nurses programs with an increase in the number of community college associate degree programs. It was concluded that Florida's nursing shortage must not be considered a shortage of nurses but a shortage of available nursing services and that vocational and higher education institutions should carry the major responsibility for nursing education. Specific recommendations for both nursing practice and education were made and further research needs noted. The Ed.D. dissertation was submitted to the University of Florida. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.