ERIC Number: ED253132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Statewide Task Force on Entry into Nursing Practice, March 1984 to October 1984.
Maine State Nurses' Association, Augusta.
Nursing education and requirements for nursing licensure and practice in Maine were assessed by a state task force. The purpose of the task force was to explore the resources available in Maine, document changes needed in educational standards for nursing licensure, establish competencies that are necessary to meet current and future health care needs, and determine what legal changes might be needed to raise educational standards for licensure. Six regional forums were attended by nurses and the public. Recommendations of the task force included: two levels of licensure, at the associate and bachelor's levels, should be defined by two sets of competencies; future licensure exams should test the competencies; and a system should be developed by schools to enhance educational mobility in nursing. Recommendations and interim reports of the following task force committees are presented: the Baccalaureate Committee, the Competencies and Titling Committee, the Licensing and Credentialing Committee, the Career Mobility Committee, the Legislation and Lobbying Committee, and the Public Relations and Press Committee. A summary of the regional forums is included, along with a list of task force members, the organization they represent, and their task force committee assignment. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Nurses' Association, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Nurses' Association, Augusta.