ERIC Number: ED200131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Education in Alabama: Supply and Demand, Quality of Programs and Minority Representation.
Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
An Advisory Committee on Nursing Education, established to examine the supply of and demand for registered nurses in Alabama, was charged with: (1) continuing the development of a projection model for the supply and demand (including a determination of the proper mix of nurses prepared at the baccalaureate, associate, diploma, and practical levels); (2) conducting a review of existing nursing programs; and (3) considering the racial/ethnic minority mix of registered and practical nurses. A shortage of active and practicing registered nurses in 1984 is projected, but an adequate supply of active and practicing licensed practical nurses is assumed. The legal responsibilities of the Alabama Board of Higher Education and the Board of Nursing are identified and differentiated, including those dealing with program review and certification. Findings on the passing rate of the nursing licensing exam are presented. It is shown that data are incomplete for racial/ethnic minority comparisons in nursing. The committee recommends that the Alabama Board of Nursing support and utilize existing programs rather than establish new ones to meet future demands and that data be developed on racial/ethnic mix of nurses. An historical review of nursing in Alabama is included. (PJM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Advisory Committees, Certification, Degrees (Academic), Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Ethnic Distribution, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Nurses, Nursing Education, State Boards of Education
Alabama Commission on Higher Education, 1 Court Square, Suite 221, Montgomery, AL 36104.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Commission on Higher Education, Montgomery.
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