ERIC Number: ED348110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Oklahoma PN/ADN Articulation Project Report.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
In response to a critical nursing shortage in the state of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Practical Nursing (PN)/Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Articulation Project Coordinating Committee was formed in spring 1990 to develop a proposal for program articulation. A curriculum matrix was designed and adopted for use by five regional subcommittees which conducted curriculum validation reviews comparing the PN curriculum to the first semester content of the ADN programs. In addition, a national survey was conducted of all Boards of Nursing and State Departments of Vocational-Technical Education soliciting information regarding statewide articulation agreements. A review of the National League for Nursing (NLN) accreditation criteria for associate degree and practical nursing programs was also undertaken. This report presents the resulting two-phase articulation model which recommends that the Oklahoma State Board of Regents allow licensed practical nurses to receive college credit for PN education without challenge examinations, based on five specific criteria. The bulk of the report consists of the following appendixes: (1) excerpts from the 1989 "Nursing Shortage, Governor's Task Force Report"; (2) the instrument and summary of the "Survey of States--Nursing Articulation Plans," April, 1991, and excerpts from Colorado's and Minnesota's plans; (3) the NLN's position statement on educational mobility; (4) support letters; (5) excerpts from the "Report of the Nursing Articulation Task Force of Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education," July 1991; (6) sample matrix comparisons; and (7) PN/ADN Coordinating Committee and Advisory Board membership rosters and meeting minutes. (MPH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.