ERIC Number: ED248402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Innovative Associate Degree Nursing Program--Remote Area. A Comprehensive Final Report on Exemplary and Innovative Proposal.
Holdampf, Barbara A.
An Associate Degree Nursing program was created and implemented in Del Rio, Texas, by Howard Junior College of Big Spring, Texas. The program was conducted via videotaped lectures that were televised simultaneously on both campuses. Opportunities were then available for students to ask questions of instructors through a teleconferencing system. Students on the Del Rio campus were provided with duplicates of all materials given to main campus students. In addition, library facilities for the nursing program were duplicated on the distant campus. Some courses, such as psychiatric nursing, were conducted jointly for students from both campuses. Evaluation of the program using the Watson-Glaser test and the National League of Nursing achievement tests showed no significant differences in test scores between students from the distant campus and the home campus, and showed less attrition among students at the distant campus. Based on the success of the first year of the program, Howard College planned to open another distance program in Snyder, Texas, in 1983. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Associate Degrees, Closed Circuit Television, Distance Education, Educational Television, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Nurses, Nursing Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Telecourses, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Howard County Junior Coll. District, Big Spring, TX.