ERIC Number: ED058434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Background, Characteristics and Success of Practical Nursing Applicants, Students and Graduates. Final Report, Part III.
Tomlinson, Robert M.; And Others
Last in a series of three reports prepared to present the results of a project with the proposal title, An Integrated, Longitudinal Study of Practical Nursing, this report is based on data obtained through 45 cooperating practical nursing programs in Illinois and Iowa. Information was obtained from school records, through interviews with students and faculty, through three structured data collection sessions and by followup questionnaires. Practically all new graduates of the practical nursing preparatory program entered employment as LPN's in a wide range of assignments across all types of activities. Practical nurse education program capacity was generally inadequate to accommodate all applicants, and a question was raised regarding the validity of the licensure examination as an appropriate measure of nursing competency. It was found that a large number of applicants were in need of refresher and remedial educational services, and many needed financial assistance. Related documents, Part I and II of the series, are described briefly in this report, and are available as ED 040 299 and ED 040 300 respectively. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Background, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Employee Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Nurses, Practical Nursing, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Background, Student Attitudes
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