ERIC Number: ED226669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Delineation Pilot Study, 1981-1982. Volume 3: Summary and Recommendations. Kentucky Nursing Education Project.
Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, Frankfort.
Summary information and recommendations of the Nursing Delineation Study of the Kentucky Nursing Education Project are presented. Nursing tasks were identified, defined, and ranked as part of a systematic analysis of the nursing profession for the purposes of statewide planning. A 17-member task force represented the major domains of nursing (administration, clinical, education, and research). The delineation of tasks according to the degree of complexity was designed to promote articulation in nursing practice and education and to better utilize different categories of nursing personnel. Three clusters of nursing tasks were identified, and variations in the complexity of skill/knowledge requirements were also reviewed that indicated different levels of tasks within each cluster. The task titles organized by cluster/level are listed. Factors influencing the sequence and grouping of tasks are discussed, and a conceptual framework to assess the comprehensiveness of the nursing task list is presented, along with the results of a content analysis of the three clusters of tasks. Recommendations are offered regarding the conceptual framework, research tools and the overall research process, and future research. (SW)
Descriptors: Cluster Grouping, Content Analysis, Difficulty Level, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Knowledge Level, Nurses, Nursing Education, Skill Analysis, Statewide Planning
Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, W. Frankfort Office Complex, U.S. Rt. 127 S. Highway, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers: Kentucky Nursing Education Project
Note: For related documents, see HE 015 919-920 and HE 015 938-941. A list of median values for skill/knowledge requirements will not reproduce due to small print.