ERIC Number: ED223858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Mobility in Nursing--LPN to RN.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of the Professions.
This document contains 10 papers that were presented at a conference that addressed mobility in nursing education and the promotion of cooperation among nursing institutions and nursing professionals in New York State. The papers focus on the theme of mobility, or articulation, among the institutions that train nurses. In particular, the conference focused on the programs available to nurses who wanted to upgrade their qualifications from licensed practical nurse (LPN) to registered nurse (RN); however, concerns were also addressed to those nurses who wanted to gain education beyond a bachelor's degree. Participants commented on the need to break down the barriers of age and program limitations that have existed and to establish a mechanism to recognize skills learned through experience. Participants also advocated the need for more open programs and easier transitions among programs so that individuals desiring to upgrade their capabilities would not face an overwhelming maze of disparate programs and regulations and an unnecessary waste of time and money. Cooperation among nursing educators and among various program directors was stressed, and several programs providing training for upgrading LPN and RN skills were described. Plans were made to continue the discussions in regional conferences. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Educational Cooperation, Educational Mobility, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Nursing, Nursing Education, Occupational Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Practical Nursing, Staff Development, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of the Professions.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Proceedings of the Mobility in Nursing Conference sponsored by the New York State Education Dept. (Albany, NY, April 30, 1982).