ERIC Number: ED179138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Florida's Nurses Speak to Educators.
McCulloch, Etta S.
A questionnaire was sent to 5000 Florida hospitals to obtain information from non-members of the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) and to compare the data with that of FNA members on questions relevant to nursing education. Among findings from the 22-item survey, 84 percent of which were returned, were that 80 percent disagreed that licensing examinations should differ for graduates from the ADN/Dip Nursing Programs and the Baccalaureate Nursing Programs (BSN), 88 percent of the respondents disagreed that plans should be made to develop and implement the BSN as the entry level for Florida, and 90 percent disagreed that the BSN degree should be the minimum entrance level for professional nursing. Other findings revealed that 90 percent disagreed that all nurses should have a BSN, and 81 percent felt that all graduates should take the same licensing exam. Comments indicated that both the associate and the baccalaureate degree programs must be revised to include more clinical experience in each curriculum. Articulation mechanisms must be created to allow any who wish to advance from nurse's aide to any higher degree without penalty and repetition of content. Appended are the survey instrument, cover letter, and a map showing the sample coverage. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida Nurses Associaton