ERIC Number: ED178776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Nurse Training Needs in Oklahoma Health Care Institutions. Final Report.
Frazier, William D.
A study was conducted to identify staffing patterns for nursing personnel in the health care institutions of Oklahoma in order to predict future needs for nursing education and training. Structured interviews with administrators and directors of nursing from eighteen hospitals and eighteen nursing homes were used to elicit demographic data concerning each institution, desired staffing patterns, and identification of the most critical training needs for nursing personnel. Results of the survey indicate that (1) staffing patterns differ between hospitals and nursing homes, (2) when licensed and/or registered nurses are available, there will be a significant reduction of nursing aides in hospitals and an increase of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in nursing homes, (3) the most critical need for nursing services in both types of institutions is more clinical training pre-service, and (5) a critical need for geriatrics training is also a problem in nursing homes. (The nursing interview questionnaire and the nurse training competency opinionnaire are appended.) (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.