ERIC Number: ED328187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Nursing Crisis: The Higher Education Response. A Report from the Nursing Committee.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
This report was prepared in response to a mandate by the Texas legislature to study issues relating to the nursing shortage in Texas, career mobility among the various nursing programs, and collaboration among schools in geographic proximity. The data from the study were drawn from five public hearings, a survey of 60 nursing program directors, and discussions of the Nursing Study Committee. The study examines nursing education and licensing in Texas, including licensed vocational nurses, registered nurses, and advanced nursing degrees. The report analyzes the nursing shortage in Texas, Texas nursing programs' efforts to meet that shortage, the nursing faculty shortage, the impact of educational mobility on the shortage, and the changing population of nursing students. The Committee makes recommendations to the Texas Legislature, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Board of Nurse Examiners and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, and colleges and universities. Appendices contain the authorizing legislation for the study, minimum faculty qualifications for nursing programs, and statistical data on number of advanced degrees conferred in nursing, registered nurses employed in nursing by highest degree, and staff vacancy rates. (21 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.