ERIC Number: ED185367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-29
Reference Count: 0
Final Report on Minimum Work Expectations of Recent [Nursing] Graduates.
Scott, Robert E.
To determine the importance of job tasks and/or activities for the nurse aide, the licensed practical nurse (LPN), and the associate degree nurse (ADN), nursing instructors, LPNs and employers were surveyed in Kansas in 1978 using a minimum work behavior expectation instrument. Respondents were asked to rate approximately 200 discrete job tasks and/or activities. Instructors saw a rather clear separation of activities depending upon the level or type of instructional program. Recently graduated LPNs who were also surveyed with regard to attitudes toward selected work activities indicated having learned all but one of ninety-eight activities (administering alcohol baths) through their nursing education program. A strong correlation was found between those job activities considered to be of greatest importance and how well LPNs felt they were performing a given task. Devoting additional student learner practice time to joh activities in which LPNs showed least self-confidence seemed to be indicated. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include tables with nursing instructors' and LPN graduates' percentage rating concerning work expectations, the questionnaire, and task lists for nurse aide, LPN, and ADN.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Adult and Occupational Education.