ERIC Number: ED164986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development of Re-entry Course for Licensed Practical Nurses. Final Report.
A project was designed to implement a curriculum for a short-term re-entry course for licensed practical nurses (LPN) who wish to return to employment after some absence. Southeast Community College used an advisory committee of RNs and LPNs to assist in identifying objectives, content, and method of instruction. A survey questionnaire was mailed to inactive LPNs to ascertain needs and inform them of the project. Existing curriculum materials (LPN curriculum and RN refresher curriculum) were used as resources. Participants were contacted afterwards to aid in course evaluation. The curriculum was disseminated throughout the state. Materials developed as a result of the project were course objectives, course curriculum including case studies of nursing problems, and a bibliography. Mid-course and end-of-course evaluations were very positive and the project is expected to continue. (Included in the document is a sample course survey, summary of questionnaire returns, letter to participants, memo to inactive nurses explaining the program, response card, and the curriculum guide. The curriculum guide contains the course syllabus, list of steering committee members, course objectives, evaluation form, and course content, including: introduction to the course, update in nursing, update of LPN skills, case studies, and considerations for employment.) (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Medical Education, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Practical Nursing, Program Content, Program Design, Questionnaires, Refresher Courses, Surveys, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Nebraska Occupational Needs Research Coordinating Unit, Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems