ERIC Number: ED162054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Implementation of a Curriculum Model for Community Nurse Practitioners. Health Manpower References.
Anderson, Elizabeth T.; And Others
The study reported here describes the development and testing of a curriculum model to extend the role of public health nurses into community nurse practitioners (CNP). The content is presented in six chapters. The first chapter overviews the conceptual framework for the CNP role and then describes the three-course sequence comprising the CNP track of the master's program at the University of Texas School of Public Health. After briefly describing the program graduates, the next chapter presents the master's projects written by graduates, staff perceptions of the graduates as students, and the results of a program evaluation survey of graduates. Chapter 3 on community outcome analysis covers health needs and community change. The next chapter, which is the development of a community-oriented health record (recordkeeping system), discusses the development of forms (includes form samples) to facilitate community intervention and evaluation. The results of a preliminary study concerning the effect of a nine-month learning experience on students' attitudes toward working in the community and with community groups are reported in chapter 5. The last chapter summarizes the opinions of a panel of experts who reviewed the CNP program. Course descriptions for CNP seminars and the graduate evaluation questionnaire are appended. (EM)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Community Problems, Community Study, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Data Collection, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Intervention, Masters Degrees, Measurement Objectives, Models, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Problem Solving, Professional Education, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Role Perception
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
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