ERIC Number: ED230686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Health Education Consortium. Articulated Nursing Education Program. Final Report from January 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
Gulledge, Earl N.
A project entitled the Health Education Consortium was initiated to develop an articulated nursing educational route that would meet the educational needs of all types of nursing personnel from nurses aides through and including nurses with master of science degrees. Included among the major activities of the project were the following: establishment of a consortium center at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College to house a consortium to which representatives of each vocational center, community and junior college, and university in Florida's Region I district were invited; formation of an advisory committee comprised of health occupations educators and industry representatives; research on the state of the art; visits of operational models; and development of an operational plan patterned after a similar consortium in California. Because of its readiness to start its own licensed practical nurse (LPN) and associate degree nurse (ADN) articulation program, Pensacola Junior College was chosen as the consortium pilot program. To date, combined philosophies for the LPN and ADN programs have been formulated, and curriculum revision has been started. While future plans for the continuation of the consortium's articulation project depend upon securing adequate private sector funding, it is anticipated that the other institutions of Region I will follow suit according to a timetable formulated by members of the consortium. (MN)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Guidelines, Nursing Education, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Okaloosa-Walton Junior Coll., Niceville, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Health Education Consortium; Pensacola Junior College FL