ERIC Number: ED172845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-11
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Model to Guide the Practitioner in Continuing Education Programs: Learning Theory and Applications Module.
Kirkpatrick, Rhoda L.
The purpose of this study was to construct a model for the design, development, and direction of continuing education programs for registered nurses at John C. Calhoun Community College. The model was based on data from various professional conferences; a review of the literature on continuing education in general and concepts of learning theory; and information supplied by 14 continuing education program directors about the model they currently employed. The study and resulting model allowed nurses to identify learning needs, gain desired education, and evaluate program offerings. The model, which is presented, consists of five phases: (1) an introduction which defines nursing and continuing education, and discusses the model itself; (2) a description of the setting (Northern Alabama) and the population (3,412 nurses) served; (3) an overview of the selection and membership of the advisory committee and its role in program coordination; (4) a statement of goals and objectives; and (5) an outline of the delivery system and specific aspects of planning, implementation, and evaluation of the continuing education program as conducted at Calhoun. The phases are graphically illustrated to demonstrate interrelationships among them. Fifteen appendices, comprising half of the report, include various program forms and documents, and a list of the 14 existing programs that supplied information for the study. (DR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: John Calhoun Community Coll AL
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University. Some appendices may not reproduce well due to variability of type in original document