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ERIC Number: ED209505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Source Book--Nursing Personnel.
Spencer, William E.
This book, organized in six chapters and a bibliography, presents historical and current statistics and references on the supply of nursing personnel within the United States. Chapter 1 includes a discussion of national estimates of the active nurse supply and the distribution of these nurses by field of practice and by academic preparation. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on state distribution of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and their characteristics, while chapter 4 depicts historical trends in nursing education. Presented are the number of nurse training programs, students, and graduates over the years. The data are organized in three parts which include trends in the geographic distribution of registered nursing and practical nursing students admitted to, enrolled in, and graduated from programs of basic nursing education; selected characteristics of these students; and post-RN students in baccalaureate and higher degree programs. Chapter 5 includes data on nursing personnel in various fields. Chapter 6 presents a discussion of four series of registered nurse supply projections to the year 2000. In addition, the chapter also presents two sets of projections for licensed practical nurses from the year 1985 forward. Tabular material is presented for the United States as a whole, with geographic region and state data presented whenever possible. (KC)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Educational Demand, Educational History, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, History, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Nursing Education, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Specialization, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Wages
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print in tables.