ERIC Number: ED253191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Education in Western Australia. Joint Report to the Minister for Education and the Minister for Health from the Committee on Enquiry into Nursing Education. Volume 1.
Western Australian Post Secondary Education Commission, Nedlands.
The final report and recommendations of the Nursing Education Committee of the Western Australian Post Secondary Education Commission are presented, with specific attention to articulation between hospital general nursing schools and colleges of advanced education. After reviewing general issues in nursing, nurse supply and demand, access to the nursing profession, and general and specialty nursing are addressed. Consideration is given to national influences in nursing education and the Sax report, the Western Australia Nurses Board, basic and post-basic courses, and changes in nurse education in Western Australia since 1978. After considering the supply of nurses during 1975-1983 and variables influencing nurse supply and demand, access to the professions by the low income, ethnic and indigenous people, mature-age students, and country residents are discussed. Information is included on hospital-based and college programs and continuing education for registered general nurses, community nurses, and nurses in midwifery, child health, school health, occupational health, and family planning. Entry requirements, educational programs, and employment are also considered for the registered enrolled nurse, the mothercraft (i.e., child) nurse, the registered dental nurse, and the registered mental health nurse. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Programs, Demand Occupations, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Labor Supply, Mental Health, Nontraditional Students, Nursing Education, Pediatrics, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Hospitals
Western Australian Post Secondary Education Commission, 16 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australian Post Secondary Education Commission, Nedlands.
Identifiers: Australia (Western Australia)